Jeep JK falling off Black Bear Pass

txj2go

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2020
Messages
318
Reaction score
207
Location
DFW
Vehicle(s)
CTS-V, 2018 JLU Sport Firecracker Red
This is not the place to trust the emergency brake.
I was on a lesser trail around the same time as that incident. We were going downhill, on a trail that was not as steep as that one, and needed to stop for the call of nature. I found a wide enough spot, put on the emergency brake, and tested it. The Jeep still wanted to roll slightly, so we went further down until I found another turnout that had a little turn up on the edge of it that would stop the tires, then we stopped there. I still put on the ebrake just in case, but neither of us stayed in the vehicle.
 

aldo98229

Well-Known Member
First Name
Aldo
Joined
Nov 16, 2019
Messages
2,453
Reaction score
4,780
Location
Bellingham, WA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Occupation
Market Research
Vehicle Showcase
1
Holy cow! It barely missed you.
 

Cartage1

Well-Known Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Apr 5, 2020
Messages
68
Reaction score
75
Location
Westlake, Oh
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLUR, 2018 JLUR

Kurt0

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kurt
Joined
Oct 11, 2020
Messages
55
Reaction score
28
Location
Virginia
Vehicle(s)
Gladiator Mojave
Man. How scary to come that close to getting clobbered by a falling vehicle.

I had been trying to do Black Bear for years and every time i had a trip planned it was closed for one reason or another. My woman and I did a CO vacation this summer, and rented a jeep sahara to go do it. It was her first mountain offroad experience, but after some initial hesitation had a great time. Its worth doing @Tiger1

Its a great road to drive and experience, with great views, you just need to pay attention to where your wheels are pointed and have a little common sense.
 

Rodeoflyer

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bert
Joined
Dec 16, 2019
Messages
496
Reaction score
295
Location
Conifer, Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2020 Jeep JLUR; 2016 Ram Powerwagon
Vehicle Showcase
1
Man. How scary to come that close to getting clobbered by a falling vehicle.

I had been trying to do Black Bear for years and every time i had a trip planned it was closed for one reason or another. My woman and I did a CO vacation this summer, and rented a jeep sahara to go do it. It was her first mountain offroad experience, but after some initial hesitation had a great time. Its worth doing @Tiger1

Its a great road to drive and experience, with great views, you just need to pay attention to where your wheels are pointed and have a little common sense.
Every year more knuckleheads want to do it and with COVID this year it was a parking lot on weekends.
 

Whaler27

Well-Known Member
First Name
Alex
Joined
Jul 1, 2020
Messages
199
Reaction score
299
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude Ecodiesel, 2005 Mustang GT, 2018 Ford Raptor, 2018 BMW R1200GSA, 2020 Honda Monkeybike (2), 2020 Husqvarna 701, 1972 Honda CT-70, 1980 Honda CT-70, 2019 Tiffin 33AA
Occupation
Saving the world :-)
The most tragic part of this story is the injury of the two innocent victims... (the woman and dog who were left in the Jeep when the driver got out.)
 

shekmark

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Jul 21, 2019
Messages
463
Reaction score
285
Location
Manasquan, NJ
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR
Occupation
Yes
Vehicle Showcase
1
This is not the place to trust the emergency brake.
I was on a lesser trail around the same time as that incident. We were going downhill, on a trail that was not as steep as that one, and needed to stop for the call of nature. I found a wide enough spot, put on the emergency brake, and tested it. The Jeep still wanted to roll slightly, so we went further down until I found another turnout that had a little turn up on the edge of it that would stop the tires, then we stopped there. I still put on the ebrake just in case, but neither of us stayed in the vehicle.
Are you saying this driver was driving down that steep slope and put the emergency brake on and got out ?
 

Whaler27

Well-Known Member
First Name
Alex
Joined
Jul 1, 2020
Messages
199
Reaction score
299
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude Ecodiesel, 2005 Mustang GT, 2018 Ford Raptor, 2018 BMW R1200GSA, 2020 Honda Monkeybike (2), 2020 Husqvarna 701, 1972 Honda CT-70, 1980 Honda CT-70, 2019 Tiffin 33AA
Occupation
Saving the world :-)

Rodeoflyer

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bert
Joined
Dec 16, 2019
Messages
496
Reaction score
295
Location
Conifer, Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2020 Jeep JLUR; 2016 Ram Powerwagon
Vehicle Showcase
1
Most of colorado is a parking lot on the weekends in the summer. Lol.
Not really, you can still find a lot of places to get away and not see many people. The popular passes are those 'badge of honor', or whatever they call it trails. Everybody wants to do them once a year.
 

1quick1

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2017
Messages
1,396
Reaction score
1,599
Location
Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUS
Vehicle Showcase
1
Every year more knuckleheads want to do it and with COVID this year it was a parking lot on weekends.
The area has been overrun and is crazy crowded now. I think we'll still go for our yearly trip but if we wheel it will only be on the weekdays.
 
Last edited:

Whaler27

Well-Known Member
First Name
Alex
Joined
Jul 1, 2020
Messages
199
Reaction score
299
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude Ecodiesel, 2005 Mustang GT, 2018 Ford Raptor, 2018 BMW R1200GSA, 2020 Honda Monkeybike (2), 2020 Husqvarna 701, 1972 Honda CT-70, 1980 Honda CT-70, 2019 Tiffin 33AA
Occupation
Saving the world :-)
The areas has been overrun and is crazy crowded now. I think we'll still go for our yearly trip but if we wheel it will only be on the weekdays.
My uncle was one of the developers of Keystone ski area, so our family was part of the problem...

I used to love Colorado, and it’s still extremely beautiful, but it’s painfully crowded these days. Like Oregon, it bears no resemblance to its 1960s or 70s self.

After an absence of almost thirty years I have visited my brother near Carbondale the last two summers. I didn’t recognize the area. I used to make that drive along the river approaching Glenwood and see maybe one or two folks fly fishing over a distance of miles. This summer we came in midday on a Thursday and counted twenty-six boats between drift fishermen and rafters in that short distance. It’s as crowded as a Disney ride now, and I’d have zero interest in fishing it. For city folks it probably feels like the country. For country folks, it feels like the city. As others have observed, this is the inevitable result of adding 100,000,000 people to the country and making the cities unlivable.

Thank God for Alaska. I won’t live long enough to see that converted to Disney. :like:
 

Advertisement




Northridge4x4
 



Advertisement
Top