Agreed. Black Bear is doable, safe,, and really not hard wheeling. It might be scary for some people, but that's a separate issue.Well, the one thing I can say is that these videos certainly make Black Bear seem more difficult than it really is. Just like all the other trails around Ouray, it's more about the scenery than the difficulty. Nobody, even in a stock FJ, should be at all scared of this trail . . . unless they are incompetent, afraid of heights, have bad or no brakes, or have a terrible body mount rub.
I agree, I have been running Black Bear for the last 8 or 9 years with no assistance in a myriad of 4x4s, many less capable than FJ. Summit was the first time I was guided and I felt like a tremendous pussAgreed. Black Bear is doable, safe,, and really not hard wheeling. It might be scary for some people, but that's a separate issue.
I led that group. I have never seen that footage before.
We had 13 trucks in our group, and 6 had never truly off roaded before. We had two drivers with stick shifts who had never been to the mountains before. And numerous drivers and occupants that were afraid of heights. We did not have a single problem and had a great time. Took us a little longer than we would have hoped, but a day in the Colorado mountains no matter how long is hard to complain about.
Skersfan and Brewnasty, where you in the group where I posted the video? If you were, do you happen to have any pictures from last year of my Brick FJ? There were a few taking pictures on me on the steps, but I've never seen them, nor found out who was on the run with me.i was in that group (white TT) and loved the trail :rocker: