You might have seen more Toyota four-wheel drives than normal on the roads around Ouray, Colorado, this past week. That’s because the town just hosted the annual FJ Summit, where Toyota owners gather with their FJ Cruisers, Tacomas, and 4Runners to drive the area’s many scenic high-alpine passes. Benjamin Kraushaar, a photographer based in Durango, Colorado, hopped in for a ride over Imogene and Black Bear Passes, and then spent time in town making portraits of vehicles and their owners.
Photo: Walt Wagner III, owner of Tactical Application Vehicles in Albuquerque, New Mexico, climbs to the summit of Black Bear Pass in his 2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport. The truck has lots of modifications, including All-Pro Off-Road bumpers, sliders, skid plates, and ARB lockers. It’s a dedication build for Wagner’s late cousin, who was an army ranger on a long-range surveillance detachment.