Rich Lange asked me to post a couple more pics. Sorry I didn’t get to it
before I left but here 'tis. The first is self explanatory and the next two
show the wheel and center dash panel conversion I did.
THE GREAT SOUTHWESTERN BARE-HANDED WOLF CHOKERS QUILTING, WADING AND OURAY
SOCIETY E TYPE TRIP!!
(Now that I have your attention:)
The final two pix are just bait for those who might be interested in the
Ouray trip on September 12-15. So far it looks like there will be three cars
anyway and hopefully as the time draws near, we’ll have more.
These were taken in the canyon just south of Ouray on the way to Yankee Boy
Basin which is one of many of the mining districts in the area dating back
to the late 1800s. This is typical scenery (no exaggeration) for the San
Juan Mountains. Actually, the cliff overhang was used in a series of Jeep
commercials a few years back. Hopefully, we will be able to take a full day
and drive the loop from Ouray over Red Mountain Pass ( 11,018 ft.) to
Silverton and on to Durango where we’ll have either Serious Texas BBQ for
lunch or if you want, continue on West through Mancos valley past Mesa Verde
and have some pretty good Mexican food in Cortez. The choice is up to the
group, although the Serious Texas BBQ ( actual name of the place) is really,
really good and that’s my vote. Nothing fancy at all, just great hand-held
BBQ served with a roll of paper towels and beer and stuff.
From Cortez, we’ll turn North and follow the Dolores River to Rico and top
out at Lizard Head Pass ( 10,250 ft), all the while surrounded by the
“fourteeners” ( mountain tops over 14,000 ft.). Then, drop down into
Telluride for another refreshment break. After that, it’s just 54 miles down
Sawpit Canyon and back up across the Dallas Divide to Ridgeway ( where “True
Grit” was filmed) and Ouray. GREAT DRIVING, GUYS AND GIRLS!!! Bring LOTS of
Then, we’ll still have a full day to hang out and do whatever you want.
Maybe rent a Jeep ( there ARE limits for an E TYPE) and visit some of the
ghost towns and mines.
Anyone interested, let me know and I’ll get you info on lodging.
Page/Lake Powell, AZ