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    Well, the time has come when I've run out of my ghost town slide collection. This will be the last major post. I've got a few miscellaneous slides to scan and process and I'll post them from time to time but this will end the major part of the collection. It's be over a year and a half of posting every other day with three or more photos in each post. That's a heck of a lot of pictures to scan and post . I hope you folks have enjoyed the ride, I have. Be sure and check my web page as I'll be updating and posting new photos every weekend for some time to come.

    Now on to the town of Tomboy. This one is a hard one to reach. A trip over Imogene Pass can be a white knuckle trip and it's not for the timid driver or passenger. The Black Berry Road is one of the most difficult rides in the Rockies. Only a very experience driver should try this one. Check here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/b...lorado-824383/ for an idea of what to expect. If this one doesn't get your "pucker factor" working, nothing will. http://flashoffroad.com/Articles/bla.../blackbear.htm

    This whole bunch of Z's in the picture is the Black Bear Road. In the background is Bridal Veil Falls and the Power House.
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    Another shot of the Falls and the Power House.
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    Gotta be careful here. It's a long way down if ya go over the edge.
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    Stay tuned for a lot more on this fine town and trip. Be back in a couple of days with the next bunch.
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    Man, CW McCall wasn't kidding when he spoke of the BBR looking like "Z's" and "W's"...Kinda makes ya wonder if he was just up there four-bying or ghost towning as well.

    Great shots, Don...can't wait to see more!

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    Default Tomboy BlackBear and Imogene Pass

    WOW!! Congratulations on the fabulous pictures you have posted. i have looked at a lot of pictures of black Bear, but i've never seen any as spectacular as these..

    where do you have your other pictures posted.
    This is my first time visiting this sight. look forward to seeing more pictures.

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    Just wanted to say thanks Don. Lots of great photos and I have enjoyed seeing every one of them.

    That last road is not one I would ride up or down and I learned to drive in the mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks Don. Lots of great photos and I have enjoyed seeing every one of them.

    That last road is not one I would ride up or down and I learned to drive in the mountains.
    Thanks Dave. I have quite a few pictures of this trip before I'm done so stay tuned. The Black Bear Road is legendary for it's difficulty and scenery. I've done it a couple of times in my 70 Bronco.
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    Awesome pictures again! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your' pictures. This last set made me dizzy though LOL! Of course I had to follow the links so I could get dizzier. What a trail! And what a view!

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    For those that haven't heard it, here is the song that C.W. McCall wrote and sang about the Black Bear Road. It's a classic. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhQF5ih-tWc
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    Excellent pics as usual Don!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That power house- do you know where the juice went too?????? kinda looks like a bleak place!

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    Oy gewalt! If it weren't so high up or such a long road I'd have asked "Why not hike it instead of driving?" I don't think I'd have the time or strength to make it, even with a string of llamas in tow to carry my provisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontariodreamer View Post
    Excellent pics as usual Don!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That power house- do you know where the juice went too?????? kinda looks like a bleak place!
    It provided power for the mining operations in the area.
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