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    Colorado - Summer 2018

    Spent 3.5 weeks on the road last Summer, went to Moab, then to Colorado, then over to run the Rubicon Trail before returning home.. here's some shots of the trip!


    My little sister getting a little tippy on Steel Bender in Moab
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    My Jeep at sunset in Moab...
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    Sister killin it in her LJ
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    Been to CO many times, but this trip was the first time Black Bear Pass was open for me to run. LOVED it.
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    Hands down, best and most remote campsite I've ever been to in any state. I was sad I only allocated 2 nights in this area.
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    Have I mentioned I love CO?
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    Sister did awesome on Black Bear.. I don't think she'll run it with me again lol but she did good
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    Somewhere in Colorado... this trip was my maiden voyage for my trailer I built.
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    Rubicon was a first for me. Horrible overrated trail, but it was fun I guess.
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    And here's the end of trail.. didn't have much time to take pictures in between lol
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    Some great pics, looks like a fantastic trip👍

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    Beautiful shots.
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    Great pics! I know you said you were there in the Summer, but when specifically? Looks like the perfect time of year with the wildflowers in bloom.

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    Rubicon was a first for me. Horrible overrated trail, but it was fun I guess.

    You didn't have fun on the Rubicon?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Great pics! I know you said you were there in the Summer, but when specifically? Looks like the perfect time of year with the wildflowers in bloom.
    I was there first two weeks of July.. best time for snow melt and wild flowers is late July / early August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    Rubicon was a first for me. Horrible overrated trail, but it was fun I guess.

    You didn't have fun on the Rubicon?...
    Eh. If I was invited, I'd run it again... It's just okay. I guess maybe my expectations were too high due to all the hype it gets, and the fact I had just come from Colorado? For me, personally, I'd take Colorado or Moab over Rubicon any day of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avis View Post
    Eh. If I was invited, I'd run it again... It's just okay. I guess maybe my expectations were too high due to all the hype it gets, and the fact I had just come from Colorado? For me, personally, I'd take Colorado or Moab over Rubicon any day of the year.
    What trails in CO do you like best...that one campsite you posted looked great, especially since it's near a trout stream...

    While the Rubicon does get a lot of hype, I still consider it one of the iconic off road trails in the country...and still enjoy running it.

    If you only want serious obstacle's and challenging trails, it's hard to beat Moab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    What trails in CO do you like best...that one campsite you posted looked great, especially since it's near a trout stream...

    While the Rubicon does get a lot of hype, I still consider it one of the iconic off road trails in the country...and still enjoy running it.

    If you only want serious obstacle's and challenging trails, it's hard to beat Moab
    Right now, my favorite is Black Bear.. but there are some harder trails near Montrose I hope to get back to try with a different group soon. The group I was with wasn't the type of rigs you run harder rock trails with.

    Rubicon is iconic, absolutely.. that's why it gets all the hype. And the history of the trial and area is awesome. Just didn't "Wow" me in anyway.

    Moab.. well.. it's just amazing. Has a special place in my heart. There's something for everyone there, rather it be a fully built buggy, or a brand new 4x4 off the show room lot.

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    Great pics, I definitely have to make it out there sometime.

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