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Caribou Sandstorm
07-26-2010, 04:50 PM
Wow what a great time! Also great to see a few Rising Sun members present..

Three Wheel Ben, TTubb, SRTFJBus, Rockrunner (Tom came up from Durango for the day on Saturday, to run Black Bear),
Corbet (stopped by for suspension Sunday before his wife figured out he was gone), and Sharkbait.

After reading the other posts, it sounds like Rising Sun was well represented in the mountains this weekend!!

Tuesday Solo Black Bear run, some rain made it a bit spooky to be solo, MY FJC is way to clean
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-035/948344214_oef7j-M.jpg
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-038/948343570_LrsPN-M.jpg

meeting up with some FJC buddies at the Ouray KOA, comparing mods..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-043/948534919_NNNty-M.jpg
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-041/948535616_jLPdW-M.jpg


Wednesday Pre-run Black Bear with Chris Hatfield and a FJC crew
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Thursday 1st day to spot the 3-4 FJC runs and a bit nervous as it rained all night Wednesday
and still a bit Thursday morning. Now I know why Robbie said I needed chain in my recovery bag..
I totaled my slightly used 2 year old ARB strap on this rock...oh well..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-056/948092325_MU9JE-M.jpg
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-057/948093093_vvVYY-M.jpg

With some help from Chris and a FJC guy named Shane, I was able to swivel the 6ton boulder,
so that I could squeeze by on the shoulder and then after a 20 foot pull,
the trail leveled and Chris had to squeeze by on the shoulder to pull me and the boulder..don't have a pic, Chris might.

So we thought we would be good to go until I came upon this slide..
It was like soup on the top and we decided not safe to go over.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/IMG00191/948091506_XrqMf-M.jpg

So Chris took his group to Silvertron to run trails and I headed back to Ouray to pick up Melinda and the kids and headed over Imogene..
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http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/mins-new-camera-044/948256235_CQ8JG-M.jpg
Sunset on Last Dollar back to Ouray..favorite Baja style driving road of all time..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/new-Fuji-camera-072/948095187_HqhRq-M.jpg

Friday, Chris Hatfield spotted all the runs on Black Bear, I had promised a family day with no wheeling,
so after lunch at the Ouray mine, it was time to allow the kids to fall asleep and...go wheeling..snuck up on CR 14 and 14A..
14A was a bit of the road less traveled, and I found a ledgy section that took me to just at 30 degrees angle,
wife got a little spooked and found another rock in the trail so had to either back down at 30 degrees or find a spot to turn around...
felt a lot more steep then the picture shows..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/DSCF0089/948136031_TBdCY-M.jpg

Melinda driving the FJ just before the 30 degree angle started..
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Saturday my turn to lead the first run and spot the rest of the runs for the day..
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Stand off with my buddy, whom got used to me visiting this week..I waited a good 3-4 minutes for him to decide I could continue.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/DSCF0100/948257451_T3CRt-M.jpg

BTW Ken, thanks for loaning me your banner.. I put it to good use on Saturday.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/DSCF0101/948139745_u9GzH-M.jpg

Lots of folks enjoy rock crawling in Ouray this time of year..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/mins-new-camera-109/948251922_pj8fg-M.jpg

Also while Chris and I were busy leading and spotting during the day,
Chris manned the TLCA booth in the early evenings and signed up 23 new members and sold 6 of our club Grille Badges...
Thanks Chris!!!!
I gave 2 presentations: a recovery gear 101 and a Recovery Scenarios slide show..
It was great preparing for these presentations and I learned a bunch.
Special thanks to Robbie for meeting me on his Sunday morning prior to review the essentials for a recovery bag.

I guess I need to start taking more pics of other vehicles...:D

FJBRADY
07-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Thanks for sharing, very cool!

84cruzer
07-26-2010, 05:04 PM
:thumb:Sweet!!

SRT08BUS
07-26-2010, 07:02 PM
Had a great time and met some great people, Chris H. was putting in some hard work to get some people signed up for TLCA and I know of at least 4 or 5 people who are coming to the rally. I've been trying to post a pick but it just goes to a blank screen.

Three Wheel Ben
07-26-2010, 07:11 PM
Very cool event! Final Count I think was 220 registered FJ's.

Palmer helping with the FJ Car Wash, note the sheriffs FJ in the background.
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Corkscrew Gulch
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Celebrity Vehicle - Ask Chris
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FJ Group on Black Bear
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Line Up for Group Shot 6:00am Sunday, About 4-5 blocks worth of tailights
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corsair23
07-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Great pics guys :thumb:

Looks like it was an AWESOME time!

ttubb
07-27-2010, 07:06 AM
:thumb: Here are some additional pics from the Summit....

ttubb
07-27-2010, 07:14 AM
Chris did some exceptional work at the Summit. Besides leading trails and spotting for the whole day, he made the recovery presentation, worked the TLCA booth and he and Chris Hatfield removed the boulder blocking Black Bear. In removing the boulder, Chris ruined his ARB strap.

Would it be possible for the club to replace that strap for him? He certainly did an outstanding job of representing Rising Sun at the summit. I would contribute to a volunteer fund to that end if necessary. Terry

ttubb
07-27-2010, 07:19 AM
Mr. Akio Nishimura - Chief Engineer FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, and 4Runner

Very nice fellow with a great sense of humor! :bowdown::bowdown:

RockRunner
07-27-2010, 09:13 AM
Looks like you all had a great trip. We ran into Chris towards the bottom of BBP and watched as he guided 5-6 FJC's around a nasty three point turn. We followed them down and took some pics too. We will get a cd to Chris to give to FJC's that were on the trail that day.

Caribou Sandstorm
07-27-2010, 10:37 AM
Great pics you guys!

Thanks for the thoughts on the strap, no worries though, I already replaced it from the ARB/TRD parts booth.

Terry, we ended up driving home via CB, had lunch at the Steep and then hung out on our Lil patch of dirt in CBsouth...

Here is a pic of the family (FJ included of course).

I think I am standing in a hole...:lmao:

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/mins-new-camera-148/949440773_eS8Se-M.jpg

Jacket
07-27-2010, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the trip report and pics. Sounds almost as fun as Cruise Moab.;)

ttubb
07-27-2010, 02:26 PM
Great pics you guys!

Thanks for the thoughts on the strap, no worries though, I already replaced it from the ARB/TRD parts booth.

Terry, we ended up driving home via CB, had lunch at the Steep and then hung out on our Lil patch of dirt in CBsouth...

Here is a pic of the family (FJ included of course).

I think I am standing in a hole...:lmao:

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/mins-new-camera-148/949440773_eS8Se-M.jpg

That looks like a great lot with a nice view! You should have called. T:cheers:

rover67
07-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Great pics you guys!

Thanks for the thoughts on the strap, no worries though, I already replaced it from the ARB/TRD parts booth.

Terry, we ended up driving home via CB, had lunch at the Steep and then hung out on our Lil patch of dirt in CBsouth...

Here is a pic of the family (FJ included of course).

I think I am standing in a hole...:lmao:

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Ouray-FJSummit-2010/mins-new-camera-148/949440773_eS8Se-M.jpg

Nice rear bumper Davis!

corsair23
07-27-2010, 02:46 PM
think I am standing in a hole...:lmao:



Nah, you're just short (like me) :D

Hulk
07-27-2010, 03:34 PM
I think I am standing in a hole...:lmao:

Fixed it for you. :D

Corbet
07-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Everyone I spoke with said they had a great time. M and I spent Saturday night at the Beaumont to get away and did a short hike Sunday before heading back to Durango. Oh, yes I had a quick visit with Eli from Camel 4x4.

OilHammer
07-27-2010, 08:52 PM
Fixed it for you. :D

That's awesome. Maybe you can bulk his biceps up a bit more too....might as well go for the full body builder look! Hahah

Great pics Chris! Looks like a great time again.

Caribou Sandstorm
07-27-2010, 10:10 PM
I think I can get a job at the circus with those legs!

Matt Farr, clearly my favorite Rising Sun guy!