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

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Old April 5th, 2011, 14:59
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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:,0.043859&z=15

And this is where it ends at 550:

(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:

The copper has been stripped from the generator:

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:

Silvercloud mine and 550 again:

Driving along the top of the mountain:

Some mining ruinsIH harvester air compressor with charge air cooler and gasoline start diesel engine)

Stainless steel FTW:

Year built 1948:

more stuff around:

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Old April 5th, 2011, 19:11
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Re: Trail Info - Co Rd 14

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:
Old May 29th, 2011, 22:03
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First shack off 550

A video of me jumping that shack on my snowmobile a couple years agao....hurt alot.

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