After a great week exploring Yosemite, I stopped in Reno for a few days to spend time with my sister. I had been wanting to shoot a new truck in an off-road scenario for a while, and my sister’s friend, Chris, had a 2016 GMC Canyon that was perfect. We went to the Washoe Boulders above Carson City just before sunset and got exactly what I was looking for.
|Nathan Clark’s 4Runner splashes through a creek on the Engineer’s Pass loop
We met up with a group of FJ’s driving out of Denver and went as a convoy on US285.
There was a blackhawk doing exercises at the Buena Vista Airport, and a massive YoungLife group was hiking at Cottonwood Pass. They had a mascot.
|All the FJ’s
|Denver Caravan Group Shot
Dave and I decided to take a detour and look down into Black Canyon of Gunnison. Worthwhile detour.
|Dave airs down his tires for the trail.
|I was at this spot in January climbing Gravity’s Rainbow with Vincent Keller. Awesome to see this area in the summer time.
|They were all staring at me as I clung to a rock with one hand and took photos
|4Runner group shot at an old mine.
|I stood on this Land Cruiser to get the previous shot.
We went into a small abandoned mining town that has several of the building still standing.
We take Ophir Pass back to Ouray.
|Nathan playing in the snow at Ophir Pass
Off-roading was a blast, and I had a ton of fun hanging out of David’s 4Runner to get the shots.
Dave’s 4Runner is repaired and ready to make the trek back to Indiana.
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