Here’s Part 2 of the ride over Imogene Pass from the Ouray side to the Telluride side. This video covers from Upper Camp Bird to the false summit. I say “false summit” because from down below it appears to be the real summit—that is, until you get there. The video starts with a brief overview of the GPS track, and then takes the trip up the hill in real time. The video was taken on 5 Sept 2012 around sunset, so the views are stunning. There’s almost no air pollution at this altitude. Video runtime is about 9-1/2 minutes.
The road from Upper Camp Bird to the real summit is close to a 15% average grade (for every 100 feet forward, 15 feet up), and in some place is much steeper. Part 1 can be seen here and Part 3 is coming. Also, I’m including the GPS track here so you can follow along. Click “continue reading” to see it.
The video was captured using my GoPro Hero2 HD helmet-mounted camera. I used CyberLink PowerDirector 10 to create the MP4 I uploaded to YouTube. My YouTube channel “My Southwestern Colorado,” is here. The GPS tracks were captured using my DeLorme PN-40SE GPS receiver, and the maps were created using DeLorme Topo North America. (The copyright notices are in the video itself.)