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Unread 07-21-2016, 04:32 PM
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I just got back from an epic road trip in the jeep. We left Joplin, Missouri and stopped in Amarillo for a steak at the Big Texan Steak House. Two of my boys attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge. They came close, but failed. Then it was up to Roswell, NM (no aliens) then up to Santa Fe for some shopping with the wife. From there it was up to Moab for 2 days. We ran "Fins & Things", "Hell's Revenge", took a side trip to run the "Hell's Gate" obstacle, then ran "Poison Spider Mesa" trail. It was awesome fun.
After Moab it was east to Ouray, CO for 4 days of fun on the trails. We ran Mineral Creek, Poughkipsee Gulch (climbed the wall - never used the winch), Hurricane Pass, Corkscrew Pass, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, Engineer Pass, and Black Bear Pass. We ran the first half of Black Bear only to find it was closed, still blocked by snow. But, we spoke with a ranger that said they were clearing the pass that day. So, we returned early the next morning and were able to run all the way to Telluride. The dozer tracks were still fresh.
It was a great vacation and an absolute blast. We took about 2500 pics. I've attached a few for you to check out. I cannot wait to go back.
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Unread 07-21-2016, 06:26 PM
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Wow. That sounds and looks like it was an awesome trip!
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Great trails and pictures. Definitely sounds like a epic trip. I keep telling myself I need to plan my next trip later in the summer to run black bear pass. Hopefully this is the first of many epic trips for you and your family.


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Holy Smoke, now that is an epic tour!!! WOW!! How about a website or link to some more photos? Nice...

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Unread 07-22-2016, 09:14 AM
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Thanks Ben,
It was an awesome trip! I'm working on getting more of the pics up on a website for people to see. Here's a few more:
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Looks like a great trip.
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Fantastic trip.

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Overall, how long where you gone and on the road? Was this one trip or several? Great additional photos! Thanks!!

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Overall, how long where you gone and on the road? Was this one trip or several? Great additional photos! Thanks!!

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This was all one trip. We were on the road for 11 days but that included some non-Jeep stops. We had 4 nights in Ouray and 2 nights in Moab. We drove a total of 2700 miles. We stayed in amarillo, roswell, Santa fe, Moab (2nights), Ouray (4 nights), pueblo, and finally Wichita, then back home to Joplin, MO. It was a blast! I can't wait to go back. Top of the list was Ouray, Moab and Santa Fe. What an adventure!

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This was all one trip. We were on the road for 11 days but that included some non-Jeep stops. We had 4 nights in Ouray and 2 nights in Moab. We drove a total of 2700 miles. We stayed in amarillo, roswell, Santa fe, Moab (2nights), Ouray (4 nights), pueblo, and finally Wichita, then back home to Joplin, MO. It was a blast! I can't wait to go back. Top of the list was Ouray, Moab and Santa Fe. What an adventure!

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AWESOME! Very cool indeed.
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