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Today was a great day of wheeling. I put my QX through its greatest challenges till date.

We had the chance to wheel with a husband and wife FJCruiser. They were great company.

We met at our rendezvous point at exactly 7am. Talked for a bit and it was time to tackle the 16 miles Imogene Pass which took us a grand total of 3 hours 30 minutes to complete. 2 hours to get to the top and 1.5 hours to get to Telluride. This time included the few times we stopped for photo opportunities and video. We got on channel 23 for CB communication and off we went stopping along the way for pictures and videos.
Imogene Pass (13,114 ft)

Pictures along the way from start to end as we went.
First stop


Nature calls... Mrs FJ wanted pictures of the beautiful wild flowers on Imogene Pass. So we had to stop for some beautiful pictures of wild flowers and waterfall.

After this, I met my first obstacle that I burned rubber. My Yokohamas grip like glue and pulled me through with no scrapping. I got a good video of this. Will share when I put it together.

Second major ledge just before summit. I burned rubber and almost gave up, but my Yokohamas gripped like glue and I made it. Surprisingly, the FJ did not make it on this same line, but chose a better line and it was a piece of cake. Got video of both. Will try to share.


After this, we got to the summit in one piece.
 

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The descend was pretty uneventful but worth sharing a few pics.


A quick glance at Black Bear Pass switch backs.

Social Tunnel.

And that concludes the Imogene Pass for our own small "FJ Summit 2020".
 

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All done with Telluride, it was time to head back to Ouray through Ophir Pass. There was some traffic on the road, but a good drive. First, I just can never pass by the Post Office in Ouray without taking a pic.
Ophir Pass (12,700 ft)

Quick pic at Ophir Post Office

3 bikers passed me. I saw in the distance as one fell off his bike. By the time I got there, one of his friends rushed to help him. He got back on his bike and took off before I coukd get out to check on them.

Stopping for the FJ to take a break as it was heating a bit.

A quick look down Ophir Pass as we make the last turn to get to the pass.

As we approached the pass, we saw this Pickup Camper slowly but surely making its way to the pass also.

We got to the pass and took pictures, said our goodbyes as I left earlier than them for Ouray.
It was a really great day and I thanked the Ohio FJ Cruiser couple for spending the day with us wheeling in the treacherous mountains. Till we meet again. This was truly a great "FJ Summit 2020" day.
 

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It was a pleasure to meet you and Rebecca, Scott and I really enjoyed wheeling with you too.
Ouray from the trails is 360 degrees of shear splendor though Ophir pass was a little intense for me.
Thanks for posting all those great pics.
We will see you next year!
 
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