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went Four Wheeling above Silverton Colorado in a rented Jeep today

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by eric strt6, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    so today we rented a Jeep and went fourwheeling in the mountains above Silverton. Crossed a 12700 foot and a 12900 foot pass. Some of the jeep trails gave me that pit in the stomach feeling as we squirmed around in either loose rock or mud with 500-1000 foot drop offs down a steep slope. The whole loop took 3.5 hours and cost us $100 in rental fees plus tax.

    enjoy the slide show
    http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b...Silverton Jeep Adventure/?albumview=slideshow
     

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Why in Silverton in the first place?
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I remember going over that many years ago when myself and my brother were just little kids with my Uncle and his girl friend at the time. It was raining/snow and I can distinctly recall the girl friend wailing like a banshee when the truck started slipping along one of the more...exposed...portions of the road. I believe that may well have been what killed that relationship for my uncle.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    where's the bouvier at?
     
  5. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    at home with the big Aussie and the mother in law. We didn't want to leave her by herself so we also left Jake to keep her company. At 11 years old we figured the desert heat and the thin high mountain air might have been too much for her to take so why risk it.
     
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    The Toninator Muffin

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    going to do the Hermosa Tours 4 day trip from Molas on the CT all the way back to Durango in 3ish weeks! Oh wait, that's below silverton thorry.
     
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    I've seen several photo journals of this trip. They never get old.

    Someday I will do it.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    no fires?
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Cool Eric, that looks familiar. I think that may have been the area where I did a hike while bumming around CO in the summer of '99. Walked a ways with an old timer named Gus who told me the history of Skiing in the state and how it was started by the US military for training purposes during WWII.

    Beautiful scenery, would love to visit again.
     
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    Pretty.

    Mostly looks like gravel roads, is a Jeep necessary?
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    My rep has been turned off> I wish for everyone to get some by virtue of how cool this thread is.....
     
  12. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    wife got too nervous to take photos in the tight spots. Would not take a 2wd or a long wheelbase vehicle as there are some really tight hairpins. spent most of the ride in low 1st and 2nd gear until we hit fireroad at Animas forks
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that the Alpine Loop is fvcking open in mid-June.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around how you can rent a Jeep for less than a DH bike.
     
  15. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Jeeps are cheaper to fix?

    Nice shots! That has to be added to my bucket list.
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Definately on my to-do list now! Thanks for sharing. I did a lot of jeeping in Moab on my mtb trip, and while it was very fun, renting seems like the way to go.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    white folks are suckers.
     
  18. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    4x4ing is a predominantly white activity, too, albeit not quite the same demographic. I think it's more that white yuppies are suckers. :D