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We were in the 10:30 group to take on Black Bear Pass. We had a great group with FJ's from dead stock to nicely equipped. Tim was our FJ Trail Team leader and did a great job of keeping us on track and having fun.

As I have in the past, I posted my pics on my Photobucket page under FJSummit, Day 2. Here is a few of the highlights of the pics...

Group meeting for trail etiquette and question/answer time with Tim...


On the trail, heading up the first climb...


Looking ahead, seeing the 10:00 group headed by Jason Demello...


Obligatory pic of the summit sign...


And the view from the summit...


Interesting place for a speed limit sign...


Interesting wild life on this mountain...


Freshly plowed trail (yesterday)...


First view of Telluride...


All my girls in an Alpine Meadow (its Mom's Birthday, Friday the 13th on Black Bear, kind of scary)...


From the very top of the falls with Telluride in the background


Nothing like lifting a wheel with a major drop off on your left...


Group 1 below doing some trail repairs (torn tire) just under the top of the falls...


Man, even tailgaters at 12k feet...


View of the falls as we drive under it...


In the que for the first major switchback...


Coming into the switchback...


Setting up the turn in...


Should I stop now to back up?


Turning through after a one point turn (who said the turning radius sucked)...


Checking my trail buddy behind to make sure they make it through switchback #2...


View of the pump house...


Another view of the pump house with the falls...


Finally, at the bottom of the falls (hey, we drove on top of that)...


Driving out, what a major rush, classic trail with unbelievable views...
 

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Re: Official Day 1, Black Bear Pass, group 4

Nice pics! Looks like a good time!
 

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Great pics!!!

Whose got the FJ with the yellow TOYOTA and calipers? I love that!!!
Thanks SFC and that FJ would be mine...
 

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Very freaking cool.

Superb job on the pics and captions (and the great FJs and obviously great driving skills).

I hope everyone is having a kick ass time.

And to think I spent the day at sea level in muggy, sweaty Orlando...

That's OK. 4-wheel season just began and my days in the San Juans will come.
 

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Oh man, that looks great! I wanna do that to mine!

What paint did you use on the calipers and the toyo logo?



BTW, did anyone notice Dragon doing the wheel stand?:D
I used the Duplicolor caliper paint on both. It was close enough to use on the Toyota logo just because it was handy when I was painting the bezel white.

I haven't had a chance to catch Dragon to let him know what I caught and I think too many people aren't as lame as I am to be posting to the forum instead of out partying...
 

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I used the Duplicolor caliper paint on both. It was close enough to use on the Toyota logo just because it was handy when I was painting the bezel white.

I haven't had a chance to catch Dragon to let him know what I caught and I think too many people aren't as lame as I am to be posting to the forum instead of out partying...
Is everyone really out partying?:D


What was the color name or did you have to mix it?

Also, what color white did you use on the bezel?
 

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You are fast with the pics! Thanks to all in Group4 that made today a great run on Black Bear -- including Tim of course! Oh and who's the fearless voodo blue in the lead? ;)
 

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Is everyone really out partying?:D


What was the color name or did you have to mix it?

Also, what color white did you use on the bezel?
They have a band tonight and its a BYOB thing on the lawn at the BW.

The only color Yellow that Duplicolor offers in the brake caliper paint is a pretty close match, so no mixing. Its a little too "yellow" but not noticable enough in my book. I also used the Duplicolor white on the bezel.

Regarding the speed of the pics, I always dump my camera card as soon as I get back just so that I have an empty card for the next round. It helps me keep my pics organized. I have over 15k pics on my desktop so I have been forced to develop a system. I dump the good ones on my iPhone and show off at the gathering also.

I'm also lucky that I have a decent WiFi connection in my room. I'm staying in the Mains St. B&B and there are only 3 or 4 rooms, not too much traffic. Its been pretty easy to dump them onto my Photobucket page. And, travelling with my family, we are not into staying too late once the alcohol begins to have too much impact on the grown ups.

And, I have to share, its been great and the pics must be shown as we all know the saying..."If there are no pics, it didn't happen"...
 

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Re: Official Day 1, Black Bear Pass, group 4

BEAUTIFUL PICS!!!

Tell Dragon Hi for me and i hope you All are having a Great Time!!!
 

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I'da pee'd my pants in the pic with the sun fusion with the tire off the ground.

How'd that happen, anyway? Was the trail really off camber or was the front passenger tire up on a rock? Just curious.

Sean
 

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Day 1 Black Bear pass DeMello group

Here are some shots from our 10:00 BB trip over the pass. These pictures do not do the area justice.

Working our way up to the top.


the 9:30 group just ahead of us

first look down the valley at Telluride

coming down the main water fall section


our fearless tail sweep lance

main water fall


The main waterfall


the bridalvale house

one of the easy switch backs.
 

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Sweet pics!!!!!!!
 
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