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ColoradoFest 2011 July 25-30, 2011 in Ouray, Colorado

 
 
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Old April 5th, 2011, 13:59
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Trail Info - Co Rd 14

This trail has no known name to me, but is a short easy loop that starts at the opposite side of highway 550 from the black bear trailhead.

This is where it starts at the top of 550:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.043859&z=15

And this is where it ends at 550:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...43859&t=h&z=15

(the trail can be run in either direction, I just usually start from the top of 550)

This is a large old steam electric generator, this can be viewed by parking at the top of 550, walking a few hundred yards off the road(or just driving it). So you don't have to take the whole loop to see this:

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9231.JPG
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9232.JPG

The copper has been stripped from the generator:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9233.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9234.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9235.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9236.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9237.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9238.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9239.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9240.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9245.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9247.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9241.JPG

Looking down onto the small slice of highway 550(the big U turn on the silverton side), and then above it the silver cloud mine:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9267.JPG

Silvercloud mine and 550 again:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9269.JPG

Driving along the top of the mountain:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9270.JPG

Some mining ruinsIH harvester air compressor with charge air cooler and gasoline start diesel engine)
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9277.JPG
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9278.JPG

Stainless steel FTW:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9281.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9287.JPG

Year built 1948:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9292.JPG

more stuff around:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9301.JPG

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...5/IMG_9302.JPG

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Old April 5th, 2011, 18:11
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Re: Trail Info - Co Rd 14

http://colorado4wheel.com/images/our...484_large.html

http://colorado4wheel.com/images/our...487_large.html

http://colorado4wheel.com/images/our...489_large.html

http://colorado4wheel.com/images/our...498_large.html

There was a guy running a zipline, supposedly one of the outfitters in town was setting it up for a commercial use. Pay the outfitters a little bit and they take you up there and get to run the "highest zip line in colorado" here's a youtube vid I took of it in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2OLK26XgAs
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Old May 29th, 2011, 21:03
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First shack off 550

A video of me jumping that shack on my snowmobile a couple years agao....hurt alot.
http://youtu.be/gEPTy19yPoM
 


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