Ouray / Silverton (Colorado), July 27-29, 2007

A few club members made a trip to Ouray & Silverton, CO on the last weekend of July, where we ran Poughkeepsie Gulch and Imogene, as well as a trip up Yankee Boy Basin. On Friday afternoon, we had some major thunderstorms, which dumped a lot of rain. There was some minor flooding up around Yankee Boy, but no real damage. The obstacle near the top of Poughkeepsie was wet from the rain, and even the locked rigs needed the winch to climb it.

We had planned on running Black Bear Pass, but unfortunately a major washout a few days earlier had closed the trail. Local opinions varied greatly on how long repairs would take, so anyone planning on running this trail should check on its status first.