Colorado trip a success...

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Colorado trip a success...

Postby Krafty » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:39 pm

Returned from Keystone Colorado area yesterday afternoon. Overall a great trip! Put on about 1750 miles over 7 days (732 miles to get there from Des Moines). Did a lot of hikes with the family and did a couple of off road trails. We didn't end up doing any challenging off road trails since we were quite a ways from home and my tires aren't anything to put too much faith in to (original OEM's) but it was still a blast. Also, I might mention that I'm pretty much a newbie to the off road scene - especially in the mountains. Overall I have a lot better feel for what you can do in the pathy. I was very cautious in the beginning. My BIL is from colorado and has an X-Terra. He thought it was pretty funny how I was inching along the trails at about 1/4 mph...

On another note, as I was driving home and looking at all the vehicles rolling down the interstate I was reletively certain that we have the best all around vehicle for a trip like this. Here's why-
We ran down I-80 doing 80 MPH
We got about 21 MPG average on the highway
We could haul 7 people around on short trips (extended family was there too)
We were able to do some off roading
It's extremely reliable
Plenty of power going up I-70 in the mountains
Reasonalbe price

The only thing is that I wish we could get the Diesel version here. I could have all of the above AND get 28 MPG..

Sure wish I had the OME lift and a front bumper with some snatch points...

Here's some Vids...

And some Pics...
This is going up Loveland Pass. The wife and I are pretty much used to hiking (wife's a hiking machine) but weren't sure how the 3 yr old and the 6 yr old would do. Luckily the 3 yr old didn't mind the carrier (I did! 50 lbs...) and the 6 yr old turned out to be a hiking stud!

The Pathy and my BIL's X...

An "intentional" roadblock we encountered on our way down the mountain (courtousy of my two BIL's)...
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Postby pdslug » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:42 am

Nice pics and vids. The trails never look as bad in pictures as they are in real life. I was just out in Colorado a couple weeks ago and did quite a few trails... I will get some pics posted in the next couple of days.
I agree with you that the Pathfinder is a great vehicle for road trips!

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Postby NVSteve » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:56 am

Thanks for sharing!

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Postby mcm4090 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:59 pm

nice pic's

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