View Full Version : Outlaws Run 2009

10-25-2009, 01:52 AM
Just a little warm up:headbang:

10-25-2009, 02:06 PM
What a great trip!!! Huge thanks to Perry and Daniel for putting this together.

:thumb: :beer:

My pics are still uploading, so I'll get some posted up as soon as they're ready.

10-25-2009, 02:40 PM
Helloooooo pictures!!!!!

10-25-2009, 04:37 PM
Helloooooo pictures!!!!!

Till Martin post more pictures


10-25-2009, 07:18 PM
I'll only upload some highlight photos, since I know everyone was taking a lot of really good pics and hopefully they'll post up.


The trip for Perry and Sean started on Saturday as they met at the rendezvous point in the South portion of Dinosaur National Park. Daniel and I hit the road from Denver on Sunday and met up with Perry and Sean on the Northern part of the Park near the Gates of Lodore. Perry and Sean were already liquored up by the time we rolled in and set up camp, so we quickly joined in the revelry. It was already looking to be a great trip as we cracked cold ones along the Green River. The trees were in full color and the weather was perfect.

Our camp the first night and a couple of pics of the river.


The next morning we awoke to sunny skies and made tracks towards Browns Hole, one of Butch Cassidy's hideouts. Other than a few rafters and a couple of hunters, we didn't see anyone, which was the trend as we made our way towards Wyoming. Lots of wide open spaces, amazing scenery and lots of dirt roads to explore. We crossed over the Swinging Bridge as we entered the Hole and were informed by hunters from Indiana that we had better not go that way or else we would scare the elk. Wouldn't want to scare them before they get a bullet through the chest and are eaten.. :rolleyes: The bridge was fun and you could feel it move under the weight of your rig.

Swinging Bridge and Browns Hole.


We passed by Jarvies Outpost along the river and stopped for a quick pit stop and checked out the restored homestead cabins and views. I could live there, what a great location.


After our rest stop we made haste towards Wyoming. We crossed some wide open country headed towards Rock Springs and our second camp. My 40 had been running a little rough, and it was getting progressively worse. I had contacted Kurt from Cruiser Outfitters who would be meeting us in a couple of days and he had some parts we thought would remedy the trouble. But, it's a 40, and it hadn't left me stranded, yet. I was getting about 7 miles per gallon with intermittent backfires, so when the group tore off at 80 mph on the smooth stuff, I puttered along at 45 and took pics along the way. I finally caught up awhile after they stopped for gas in Rock Springs and we refueled, resupplied, and met up with our official Rock Springs guide Wyatt. (Thanks for the tour Wyatt!!)

Between Brown's Hole and Rock Springs.


Once we were set up with more fuel, beer and firewood (what else do you need on a camping expedition?) we headed towards the Killpecker dunes and our next camp. Wyatt was waiting for us near the turnoff and guided us to an excellent campsite in a sheltered canyon not too far from the dunes. I was glad to be at camp because my 40 was not running well at this point. We had a great cookout, drank some suds and chilled by the campfire well into the night. In the morning as we waited for our tents to thaw, we enjoyed breakfast and coffee and the assortment of weaponry the group had brought. No animals were killed, but several oranges met a brutal ending. Thanks for sharing the ammo Wyatt and Sean! (I'm looking for an assault rifle if anyone has a spare ;) ) I hope Daniel posts up some pics. He was shooting both gubs and his slick camera, and it looked like he got some good ones of our target practice session.

Camp near the dunes.


10-25-2009, 07:48 PM

After plinking, we headed to the White Mountain Petroglyph site, which was a real treat to see. I had never seen Shoshone Indian petroglyphs and they were very different from Fremont, Anasazi and archaic glyphs. There was a lot of sandstone to scramble around on and a cool cave or two to explore.

White Mountain Petroglyphs.


I know, I know... We've been talking about Brown Holes, Killpeckers, and exploring canyons and caves. Get your minds out of the gutter!

Next we headed to the DUNES! The Killpecker Dunes are the largest moving dune system in the USA. We lucked out and it had rained the night before and they were in perfect, untracked condition. This is an official ORV recreation area and we had it all to ourselves. Since my 40 was running like poo that morning, I did a little trail maintenance which included duct tape on the rotor, and the temporary fix let me race around the dunes for a couple of hours with the 40 running fine. It was fun to watch everyone off in the distance playing in the sand. Nothing reduces a bunch of grownups to three year olds playing in the sandbox like towering dunes and Toyotas. I didn't get many pics because I was too busy playing. :D

Killpecker dunes.


From the dunes, we headed out into the Red Desert to find another camp. The area out there is VAST. Nothing but two tracks and rolling hills for as far as the eye can see. I really hope to get back there soon for more exploring. Our buddy Wyatt showed us an area on Steamboat Mtn that was another great camp. It had, unfortunately, been occupied recently before us by a group of careless hunters who left behind loads of trash and animal parts. We cleaned it all up, set up camp, chowed down and had a nice campfire to consume malted beverages around as the snow fell.

Headed out of the dunes across the Red Desert and camp on Steamboat Mtn.


Part III coming soon... :guapo::campfire:

10-25-2009, 08:59 PM
This looks awesome; I aspire to making it on this run.

10-25-2009, 10:27 PM

The next morning we awoke to a nice layer of snow and packed up in the cold. Sean's inverter and coffee pot were the shiz, and Daniel brought a big tin of grounds to keep us in the caffeine. Thanks Sean and Daniel! We headed out into the fog and two tracked it across the Desert. Daniel had some electrical gremlins of his own and had a brief pitstop to try and locate the trouble, which must have been the latte machine, stereo amp, and 12 V blankie all drawing too much power from the same fuse. (he does drive an 80 ;) ). Once we were moving again we crossed some serious open country with many sighting of deer and antelope. The two tracks were faint, but the fog lifted and we enjoyed traversing some badlands as we headed towards Honeycomb Buttes and South Pass City where we were supposed to meet up with Kurt and Scott from Utah.

Red Desert heading towards South Pass and Honeycomb Buttes.


At this point my 40 was really running poor and I was doing all I could to keep it running. Backfiring, missing, stalling. With some great navigating by Perry and Daniel we got back onto the main road headed towards our meet up spot with Kurt and Scott who were waiting for us in South Pass City. (You have to love HAM radio - we were in contact with them for hours before we all finally congregated. ) :thumb: My 40 chugged out and would not re start in the midle of the desert between Oregon/Honeycomb buttes (beautiful spot) and Perry and I hung out and drank beer while Daniel and Sean cruised up to South Pass to find Kurt and Scott. They had the parts I needed, and with a little electrical gremlin exorcism, the 40 was back in business. Thanks again guys! :beer::beer::beer:


While out in that section of desert, we didn't see a single vehicle other than our crew for many many hours. The solitude was grand. We tried a route around the Honeycomb Buttes, but were denied by Wilderness Study area signs that blocked an historic stage coach route heading North that we were trying to follow. The Wilderness Study areas wouldn't be our only blockade, as we also ran into some unfriendly private property owners who were not too cordial about us driving across their land even though the route we were following was clearly designated as a historical trail. After a few detours we were on our way to Atlantic City and the Ghost Town of Miners Delight where our next camp would be.

Honeycomb Buttes and the route towards Miners Delight.


I didn't get any pics from Atlantic City, but it was a very cool tiny, historic town. Everyone in the crew except myself went into "town" to visit the local watering hole. I hung out in camp and kept the camp fire going, ate some chow and relaxed after a long day. I'm sure Perry and Daniel will post up stories about their evening with the local at Miner's Grubstake Saloon. Sounded surreal. ;) I hope Sean can post the video of Steve... "What the F*&^&! ... Awe hell... C'mon in slim!....

Caribou Sandstorm
10-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Looks Awesome guys!

10-25-2009, 10:52 PM
Part IV

After a very Very cold night camping out near AltantiCity, we stopped for breakfast at the Miner's Grubstake (we're now well known in town apparently) and then headed to Miner's Delight to check out the ruins. This and Atlantic CIty are both known stops by the Outlaws that ran stolen cattle in the area back in the day. Calamity Jane was also a resident and was known to have "serviced" the local miners and cowboys. ;)


After leaving Atlantic City and Miner Delight, we headed out again to make our way towards our next camp. We had a lot of ground to cover and did some distance before making camp at an area called Castle Gardens, which is known for it's "shield" petroglyphs which are carved in an area of sandstone out in the middle of a huge expanse of open country. We had a great camp, Scott cooked a huge meal of spaghetti for the crew,(Thanks Scott!!) and we finished the day with plenty of libations around the campfire. :beer::beer:

Castle Gardens.


The next morning we awoke to some frosty tents and clear skies.


10-25-2009, 11:24 PM

We headed out for the Hole In the Wall, our destination for the trip, which was a known hideout for Butch Cassidy's gang. On the way we passed by Hell's Half Acre, a small geological area and we stopped by to check it out. Business wasn't boomin' but the scenery was great.

Hell's Half Acre.


On the way to the Hole In the Wall, we passed through amazing, open country. The day was getting late so we found a campsite along a canyon not far from the trailhead where we would hike the next day. This was a great campsite on BLM land overlooking a big canyon. The wind was whiping pretty hard, but it calmed down in the evening and we had, what I thought, was the best campsite of the trip. We had some chow, drank some beers, did a night hike, and crashed out.

Hole in the Wall country.


The next morning started out great with a big community breakfast and leisurely dismantling of camp. We headed to the Hole in the Wall trail and hiked to the top along the route that the Outlaws used to take to evade the law.

Outlaw trail up to Hole in the Wall.


After the hike, Perry, Sean and I headed back to "civilization". Daniel. Kurt and Scott decided to stay another day or two, so I look forward to hearing how it went.

Thanks again for putting together this great run Perry. Looking forward to the next one. :thumb::beer:

10-26-2009, 10:57 AM
Wow, great pictures and writing! Looks like a really wonderful time. I wonder if this could be part of our Rising Sun Road Trip next summer.

10-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Hella good job on the report Martin. It does look like the perfect destination for a Road Trip to Nowhere. :cool:

10-26-2009, 11:28 AM
Great write up Martin -

Uncle Ben
10-26-2009, 12:06 PM
What an awesome write up about a dream trip! Shouldn't this be in members only so it can get submitted to TT?

10-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the write-up (and pics) so far. Sign me up for next year.:)

So what was up with your rig Martin?

10-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the write-up (and pics) so far. Sign me up for next year.:)

So what was up with your rig Martin?

The "key" inside my distributor rotor had sheared, allowing the rotor to move around, so I couldn't keep it timed. In addition, Kurt found a couple of bad connections on my electronic ignition set up that were also causing problems getting good spark.

10-26-2009, 12:33 PM
What an awesome write up about a dream trip! Shouldn't this be in members only so it can get submitted to TT?

Thanks, Kevin. It was indeed a great trip. I'm sure Perry has something in mind for TT. ;)

Great write up Martin -

Thanks, Daniel. Cool pic of the old 40! Can't wait to see more of everyone's pics. :thumb:

Uncle Ben
10-26-2009, 12:34 PM
Thanks, Kevin. It was indeed a great trip. I'm sure Perry has something in mind for TT. ;)

I hope so! Thats one of the best trips of interest I have seen in quite some time!

10-26-2009, 12:42 PM
i really really need to try harder to make it next year. Simply amazing.

10-26-2009, 12:50 PM
i really really need to try harder to make it next year. Simply amazing.

I'm gonna be posting up next years trip planning thread here soon. Some good ideas are brewing!:cool:

Martin, great write up! Thanks everybody for such a good time, amazing country out there:bowdown:. Have my pictures downloaded but need to start thinking about ideas for the artical.

Again, thanks everyone, this trip is what I needed:bowdown:


10-26-2009, 12:57 PM
Great pics!!! I wish I was there.

10-26-2009, 02:29 PM
Wow great pictures and story.....thanks for sharing!

10-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks again guys, I had a riot... can't wait til next year!

10-26-2009, 06:49 PM
Here are some more pictures, I'll try not to duplicate

Thanks again, I had a great time.

- Sean

10-26-2009, 06:51 PM

10-26-2009, 06:58 PM
Some of the sand dunes.

10-26-2009, 07:00 PM
The wild horses.

10-26-2009, 07:07 PM
Hole in the wall.

10-26-2009, 07:08 PM
I have to agree with Martin this was my favorite campsite too.

10-26-2009, 09:25 PM
Great pics Sean! :thumb:

10-26-2009, 09:52 PM
Really awesome! Thanks for posting up the pics and telling the story everybody.

Maybe next year the peices will come together for me and I can make it.

Again, thanks for the tour!

10-26-2009, 10:09 PM
Thanks guys, this is almost as good as being there would have been.

10-26-2009, 11:05 PM
I Really had a a great time.
After the group split at Kaycee we headed on to the Hole in the Wall ranch and on to the Outlaw cave with some more breath taking scenery and some nice dirt roads.

10-27-2009, 12:26 AM
I was weeping when I found out about this run......Now I'm kicking and crying that I couldn't go on this run!!!:rant: I think this is up there with the ULTIMATE things that one could do. :thumb: Maybe yet in this lifetime!

Thanks for the great report guys!

10-27-2009, 11:13 AM
Keep the pics coming!

10-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Nice winch Martin! :thumb:

10-27-2009, 11:25 AM
Nice winch Martin! :thumb:

Right now it's just a bumper weight, as I need to get the PTO driveshaft lengthened, install the 4 speed/TC and PTO gear box with controls. :o

10-27-2009, 07:47 PM
I was weeping when I found out about this run......Now I'm kicking and crying that I couldn't go on this run!!!:rant: I think this is up there with the ULTIMATE things that one could do. :thumb: Maybe yet in this lifetime!

Thanks for the great report guys!

I'd do the whole trip over again in a heartbeat, and it sounds like there is interest to do a RS run to nowhere in this area. There is so much to explore in Wyoming, and then there is MT, ND, ID, NM, AZ, OR, N. CA . . . .

10-27-2009, 10:14 PM
Daniel, Perry, Kurt. Where are your pics??

10-27-2009, 11:07 PM
Here's a few more the first two are pics of the beautifully restored Carissa mine outside of south pass city.

10-27-2009, 11:26 PM
ahh... :drool:

10-28-2009, 09:50 AM
does someone have a gps track of the trip so it can be repeated by those foolish enough to miss it?

10-28-2009, 10:30 AM
does someone have a gps track of the trip so it can be repeated by those foolish enough to miss it?

Pretty sure Daniel and Sean both had GPS units going.

10-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Alright, here are my pics. Finally got them all down loaded (still working on resizing), in between working on the artical and watching Starship Troopers, we've so been there:cool:.

1) Sunrise Sunday morning at the Southern end of Dinosaur National Monument
2) Morning walk watching the sun rise
3) More from the walk
4) Sean and I make our way to the Gates of Ladore
5) The Gates of Ladore and the Green River

10-28-2009, 09:57 PM

1) The gangs all here (Minus the Utah crew:p:)
2) Sean and Martin wishing they were back in Denver
3) Watching the sun set over the Gates
4) Reflections
5) Sunrise Monday morning


10-28-2009, 10:01 PM
More from the Sunrise Monday and some good Fall Color:cool:

10-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Couple of my fav's

Carissa Mine

Down the rails into the mill

Frozen brew

My new favorite petroglyph

Kamp Kitchn does the deep

10-28-2009, 10:41 PM
Few more...

Hole in the Wall Ranch road

The drive up to Outlaw Cave

Sir Dan

A Wild Bunch in their own rite

My ug mug

10-29-2009, 12:07 PM
Great pics Kurt!

Sean sent a link to his Picasa gallery and said we could post it up:

Seans pics (http://picasaweb.google.com/spboland/OutlawsRun?authkey=Gv1sRgCJabqZK0nZ7ULQ&feat=email#)


10-29-2009, 12:47 PM
My Favorite!

10-29-2009, 12:48 PM
that was after he fell down and was put into the chair (the first time)


10-29-2009, 07:50 PM
that was after he fell down and was put into the chair (the first time)


You need to post up the video! Man that's awesome stuff:lmao:


10-29-2009, 07:54 PM
More of my pics from the run:

1) Martin on the Swinging Bridge
2) Seans turn
3) Full view of the bridge
4) Daniels turn
5) Diamond Mountain hike, no luck in finding Butch Cassidys cabin

10-29-2009, 08:03 PM

1) Old burn
2) New growth
3) Back at the vehicles
4) A way cool canyon
5) Poser


10-29-2009, 08:09 PM

1) Sean
2) Views from Jarvies outpost
3) The Green
4) Money shot
5) More of the Green

10-29-2009, 08:18 PM

1) Jarvies
2) Jarvies x2
3) Jarvies x3
4) Jarvies x4
5) I dont think Martin wants to leave.....


10-29-2009, 08:27 PM

1) Onward to Rock Springs
2) Cedar Canyon, pre gun fun...
3) He he:D
4) Shashone Petroglyphs
5) Pre-rune fun:cool:

10-30-2009, 09:08 AM
Great pics and trip report. Any shots of Outlaw Cave?

10-31-2009, 02:14 PM
Continuing with the pics:

1) Still at the staging area
2) View of the Killpecker dunes
3) Wyatt
4) The 4runner did good in the dunes:)
5) Lots of dunes out here


10-31-2009, 02:23 PM

1) Martin
2) The group
3) Daniel
4) Bores Tusk and the Killpecker Dunes
5) Another shot of Martin

10-31-2009, 02:28 PM

1) Did I mention that the Dunes were big?
2) Sean and Martin
3-5) My three favorite shots of the Dunes


10-31-2009, 02:34 PM
Great pics and trip report. Any shots of Outlaw Cave?

Blurred for security reasons. More coming soon.

10-31-2009, 02:35 PM

1) Good views from Steamboat Mountain
2) Camp
3) Daniel and Wyatt enjoy the campfire
4) We woke to a fogy morning
5) It was hard to climb out of bed this morning


10-31-2009, 02:36 PM
Coming soon


10-31-2009, 04:54 PM
Last round for today:

1) A good way to start the day:cool:
2) The clouds start to lift
3) Honeycomb Butes
4) We stop to check out a cool cave
5) The Colorado crew meangles with the Utah group, in Wyoming:)


11-03-2009, 09:14 AM
nice job crew.

11-03-2009, 10:18 AM
5) The Colorado crew meangles with the Utah group, in Wyoming:)

meangles ??

Dude, buy a dictionary already. What's the story there?

11-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Back to the pics:

1) Lots of great open country
2) Home Sweet Home
3) Daniel
4) The views along the Point of Rocks South-Pass Stage route
5) Kurt and Scott


11-03-2009, 08:46 PM
Pics continued...

1) Nearing Atlantic City
2) Martin
3) Scott at camp, just outside Atlantic City
4) A frosty morning
5) Above Miners Delight

11-03-2009, 08:52 PM

1) Cemetery at Miners Delight
2) Some good looking rigs
3) A small pond near Miners Delight
4) Town of Miners Delight
5) More of the town


11-03-2009, 10:18 PM

1) Kurt takes a break while
2) Scott practices his surfing skills
3) Old equipment around the town
4) A cool old wood burning stove, reminds me of the one at our family cabin in Evergreen
5) Scott and Kurt at the turn of for Castle Gardens

11-03-2009, 10:22 PM

1) Inside the canyon walls of Castle Gardens
2) Some of the Petroglyphs
3) Kurt
4) More of the canyon
5) same

Thats it for set 2, on to set 3 tomorrow:)


11-03-2009, 10:27 PM
meangles ??

Dude, buy a dictionary already. What's the story there?

Amalgamate, coalesce, mingle :hill:

11-05-2009, 01:04 AM
On to more pics:

1-5) More from the evening camping in Castle Gardens:cool:


11-05-2009, 01:13 AM

1) Daniel
2) Campfire
3-5) Hells Half Acre (think Starship Troopers)


11-05-2009, 01:19 AM

1) Crazy Kurt
2) The old dinner
3) Inside; found receipts from 2005..
4) More views of Hells Half Acre
5) Kurts Taco


11-05-2009, 01:24 AM
And more:

1) The group
2) Martin stops for gas
3) Lots of open country
4) Martin
5) The group


11-05-2009, 01:30 AM
Still more:

1) Skelator
2) The open road
3) Great country
4) On wards to Hole in the Wall
5) Historical Marker


11-05-2009, 01:35 AM

1) The infamous Hole in the Wall
2) Looking South
3) Poser shot of the 4runner
4) The group, pre camp set up
5) Out Enjoying the evening light


11-05-2009, 08:50 AM
I love seeing the pics in the thread, thanks for posting them all up!

Lots of great shots, and lots of really cool places!

11-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Wow. Just wow. Great images, Perry. Thank you for sharing!
Your Outlaws run always inspires.

02-21-2010, 04:44 PM
I thought they were linked here but does anyone have a copy of Sean's bar vids from Atlantic City?

02-21-2010, 05:02 PM
I thought they were linked here but does anyone have a copy of Sean's bar vids from Atlantic City?

I don't think they were ever released for the general public. Do you have Sean's email?

02-21-2010, 05:29 PM
I don't think they were ever released for the general public. Do you have Sean's email?

They are on here, a few pages back.

Edit: Page 5. Martin posted a link to Sean's Picasa gallery. I don't know how to link videos from Picasa.

02-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Nice looking fella. One of the locals, I presume?


02-22-2010, 07:48 PM
Nice looking fella. One of the locals, I presume?


Yeah, you'll find him at the local watering hole in Atlantic City, Wyoming. Aside from mining, he can keep you entertained about his anti-aircraft guns and how Russian Helicopters are better than Americans.