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nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 12:05 AM
The wife and I had a few days off for fall break. We decided it was time for a road trip so we loaded up the jeep and headed to southern Colorado to check out Great Sand Dunes National Monument. First day was great with lots of sun. We ran into some weather the second day which made Medano Pass more fun but not so good for pictures. Here's a few highlight shots:

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nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 12:18 AM
a few more....

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kaptkrappy
10-16-2012, 12:30 AM
Thank you for some new desktop pics. Awesome! :thumb:

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JKRay
10-16-2012, 01:14 AM
Great looking pictures looks like a very scenic trip!

wayoflife
10-16-2012, 01:53 AM
wow!! great shots :thumb:

CarsonCindy
10-16-2012, 01:55 AM
Beautiful photos! :thumb:

nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 01:02 PM
thanks for the compliments everyone! glad you like the pics

JKsix
10-16-2012, 01:06 PM
That looks awesome, and just south of me. Great pics

FoxC
10-16-2012, 03:56 PM
very nice! Somebody has some skillz...

MTG
10-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Great pictures! I really like that 3rd one. Thanks for sharing.

nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 11:35 PM
That looks awesome, and just south of me. Great pics

go check it out. It's really fantastic to see in person. Also, if you're into camping there are a lot of cool places to camp along Medano Pass, at the east edge of dunes

nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 11:36 PM
very nice! Somebody has some skillz...

thanks :thumb:

nmwranglerx
10-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Great pictures! I really like that 3rd one. Thanks for sharing.

glad you like them, thanks for compliment

RockIt Man
10-16-2012, 11:41 PM
So jealous! Nice shots

Wingsnut72
11-05-2012, 12:58 AM
The wife and I had a few days off for fall break. We decided it was time for a road trip so we loaded up the jeep and headed to southern Colorado to check out Great Sand Dunes National Monument. First day was great with lots of sun. We ran into some weather the second day which made Medano Pass more fun but not so good for pictures. Here's a few highlight shots:

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We were there at the end of September. Lots of fun there. Entry into the park was cheap. I rolled down one of the dunes just to say I did it. We skipped modano pass I don't have MTs on my ranger. The park was great. Took forever to get to the park from the highway. We stopped and took pictures of the mountains in the background.

Unlimited
01-20-2013, 05:27 AM
Did you try to run up any of Blanca while you were there? One of the best and most secluded trails in Co. I was there about a week before you


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bdmckenna
01-20-2013, 07:32 AM
F'n GREAT pictures. I was there and we hiked to the top (yeah, wore my ass out) and had a great time. Would have loved to do it again. Thank you for the pictures.

Trail JK
02-03-2013, 04:03 AM
Very cool! Love your pics!

arashi
02-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Cool shots!!!

nmwranglerx
02-03-2013, 07:02 PM
Did you try to run up any of Blanca while you were there? One of the best and most secluded trails in Co. I was there about a week before you


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No, didn't make it to Blanca on that trip as we didn't have time and we were alone (we like to go on tougher trails with at least one other jeep). I was invited to do Blanca a month prior to our trip but I couldn't get off work:grayno:. Gonna see about running it this year because I saw my friends pics and they were awesome. It's not too far from where I live luckily.

nmwranglerx
02-03-2013, 07:02 PM
Cool shots!!!

thank you, glad you enjoy them

nmwranglerx
02-03-2013, 07:06 PM
F'n GREAT pictures. I was there and we hiked to the top (yeah, wore my ass out) and had a great time. Would have loved to do it again. Thank you for the pictures.

thanks for the compliment. Yea, that hike would wear anyone out. We didn't hike to the top cause we were pressed for time. Only made it half way to watch sunset. We're gonna go again, maybe this spring. I want to bring my large format film camera up and get some pics with it. If we camp it will give me more time to get light just right.

nmwranglerx
02-03-2013, 07:08 PM
Very cool! Love your pics!

thanks Trail JK, glad you enjoy them. I'm working on my landscape portfolio shots

Unlimited
02-06-2013, 03:40 AM
No, didn't make it to Blanca on that trip as we didn't have time and we were alone (we like to go on tougher trails with at least one other jeep). I was invited to do Blanca a month prior to our trip but I couldn't get off work:grayno:. Gonna see about running it this year because I saw my friends pics and they were awesome. It's not too far from where I live luckily.

A good group of us are going this summer around July. I've only been once but it was awesome :beer:
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JKBANDIT55
02-06-2013, 10:18 AM
I love those sand dunes! They are actually the tallest Dunes in North America!

Trail Bud
02-06-2013, 01:53 PM
That's excelent!!! :beer:
Thanks for sharing.

Unlimited
02-06-2013, 04:26 PM
They are really neat and even better being in the mountains!


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