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The Family and I had a great time at another Jeep Jamboree this past weekend in a little town called Ouray, CO which is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. It is surrounded on three sides by 13,000 ft snowcapped peaks and is known as the “Switzerland of America”. Now there weren’t any snow packed peaks this time of the year, we did find some small pockets of packed snow and ice along the mountain sides and it was sleeting at the top of Imogene Pass.

We drove two different trails, one on Friday and one on Saturday in groups of 20 Jeeps (there were over 100 Jeeps present for the event). Saturday’s trail, Imogene Pass, took us from the town of Ouray up over 13,100 ft and back down into Telluride, CO. We saw many abandoned Silver mines and ghost towns, hot springs and views I had only seen in photos. Here are just a few of the many photos we took along the way.










 

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It was kinda funny....some people thought I was some sort of rescue vehicle traveling with all those Wranglers. :)
 

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Nice photos... nice Willys pickup in the one.

How much weight did you have in the back because it looks like your back was sagging a bit.

Your Jeep does kind of have that rescue vehicle look to it... I love it.
 

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Actually, I have the 4" Superlift and just added a 1.5" block to the front for more clearance with the front tires so the front is currently 5.5" and the back is 4". I plan to eventually level the back once I finish tweaking the front.


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Nice photos... nice Willys pickup in the one.

How much weight did you have in the back because it looks like your back was sagging a bit.

Your Jeep does kind of have that rescue vehicle look to it... I love it.
 

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All those trails are open to the public, so if you have any 4x4 you can drive them. When we got to Imogene Pass, there were a couple private vehicles up there. The nice thing about going on a Jamboree is the "Jeep Family & Friends", the trail guides that have been on those trails for years and the knowlege they share along the way.

Plus, every "SOB" (some other brand) we met along the trails, moved out of the way when groups of 20 Jeeps came blazin thru!!!

PS. I did ask the Hummer if they were ok and if they needed any help since I am part of the Hummer Recovery Team. :p


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That is awesome. Looks like a great time. Question though, why were the Toyota and Hummer at the Jeep Jamboree? Were you the only Commander there?
 

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Nice run, wish I'd known about it, I could have joined up if my schedule permitted.
 

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I would love to do a trip like that! Keep posting your travels.
 

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Hey Phunkey, those were some nics pics of your commander and the mountains. I hope my XK will look just as good as yours someday. Looks like you had an awesome time at the Jamboree. It also looked like you were the only XK out there too!! Must be nice to represent right? I enjoyed the pics.
 
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