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Finally got a video together of Black Bear 2 weeks ago. IF you like this kind of content, please subscribe to my channel. The YouTube algorithm picked up this video so good things are happening!

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Great video especially the drone shots. I’m also from WA. What was your route to CO? Did you do hotels or camp?
 
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Great video especially the drone shots. I’m also from WA. What was your route to CO? Did you do hotels or camp?
We went down through Grand Junction and back through Moab. 84 to 15 and then Soldier Summit to Price. Hotels this time there and back. Air BnB at Cascade Creek near Purgatory. Would have been nice to have been closer to Silverton, but the house was amazing.
 

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Thanks. I’m on a 9 day road trip now through Montana towing my Travel trailer - Jeep is at home and I’m thinking of doing Black Bear in a few weeks, but the COVID thing has me rethinking it. It’s been nice to control my living situation in my trailer and meals, but not excited at having to deal with hotels and restaurants all the way.
 
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Thanks. I’m on a 9 day road trip now through Montana towing my Travel trailer - Jeep is at home and I’m thinking of doing Black Bear in a few weeks, but the COVID thing has me rethinking it. It’s been nice to control my living situation in my trailer and meals, but not excited at having to deal with hotels and restaurants all the way.
There is a TON of camping. Remote, campground, RV Parks...whatever you want. We are camping next time.
 

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Thanks. I’m on a 9 day road trip now through Montana towing my Travel trailer - Jeep is at home and I’m thinking of doing Black Bear in a few weeks, but the COVID thing has me rethinking it. It’s been nice to control my living situation in my trailer and meals, but not excited at having to deal with hotels and restaurants all the way.
we just did a 2 week wheeling trip from Texas thru NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV and CA and stayed in a hotel every night except one when we camped out on the rubicon trail. It’s not bad. Each state is different with NM being the strictest with 2 and older required to wear masks. Don’t know if their 14 day out of state quarantine was lifted or not though. We are a lot of meal on the deck of the trailer but all it all considering how looney some of the states we drove thru are wasn’t bad at all.

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In my job, we test prototype vehicles, often offroad. One of my coworkers was testing 3 on black bear pass about 10 years ago. One of vehicles broke a tie rod near the summit in late afternoon. He has lots of stories about trying to navigate the switchbacks on the way down!

I've never been. It's on my bucket list for sure. Awesome video!
 

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Finally got a video together of Black Bear 2 weeks ago.

Did you do any others on the Badge of Honor list in the area? I’m currently at my cabin near Creede Co and I just bought a 2020 JLUR. I did Engineer Pass last month in a rented JLU Sport and never even used 4 wheel drive. I’m thinking to hit Engineer, Black Bear, Imogene, and Poughkeepsie over the weekend but want to make sure a stock JLUR with no winch will be ok out there. What do you think?
 
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Did you do any others on the Badge of Honor list in the area? I’m currently at my cabin near Creede Co and I just bought a 2020 JLUR. I did Engineer Pass last month in a rented JLU Sport and never even used 4 wheel drive. I’m thinking to hit Engineer, Black Bear, Imogene, and Poughkeepsie over the weekend but want to make sure a stock JLUR with no winch will be ok out there. What do you think?
I did all of those. Careful line choice on Poughkeepsie. Have fun!! Do it.
 

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I did all of those. Careful line choice on Poughkeepsie. Have fun!! Do it.
Mind sharing your route? Current thinking is to start on Engineer in Lake City to Poughkeepsie then into Silverton for lunch then Black Bear to Telluride for night. Then Imogene in the morning. From there I haven’t quite figured out a route back to Lake City but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
 
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Mind sharing your route? Current thinking is to start on Engineer in Lake City to Poughkeepsie then into Silverton for lunch then Black Bear to Telluride for night. Then Imogene in the morning. From there I haven’t quite figured out a route back to Lake City but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
Do that... then Cinnamon back to Lake City
 

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Did you do any others on the Badge of Honor list in the area? I’m currently at my cabin near Creede Co and I just bought a 2020 JLUR. I did Engineer Pass last month in a rented JLU Sport and never even used 4 wheel drive. I’m thinking to hit Engineer, Black Bear, Imogene, and Poughkeepsie over the weekend but want to make sure a stock JLUR with no winch will be ok out there. What do you think?
I can see you needing a winch possibly in Poughkeepsie on the wall if you don’t run the right line. We spotted a stock height JKUR on 35s with street tires up the wall. All the others should be a piece of cake. Might need 4wd on imogene. Going down on BB I preferred to use the hill descent.
 

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I can see you needing a winch possibly in Poughkeepsie on the wall if you don’t run the right line. We spotted a stock height JKUR on 35s with street tires up the wall. All the others should be a piece of cake. Might need 4wd on imogene. Going down on BB I preferred to use the hill descent.
Thanks. Is a spotter necessary anywhere?
 

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For a stock Jeep on Poughkeepsie... not a bad idea
Agree. I watched a few videos before our trip to pick the line. Once we got there, that all went out the window. Completely different animal in person. What worked for us was going at it at an angle then straddling the crack.
 
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