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Beater
08-15-2010, 09:13 PM
darn that was a lot of driving in a somewhat full size, stiff, and way too stock t100. imagine a light weight 80 with ifs and axle hop.

A great time, and minimal incidents. A couple of tires on 80's, and a 40 that vapor locked every 30 mins. Wait, the 40 part is normal.

Some pics here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=58006&id=1614832528&saved

84cruzer
08-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Went looking for RS cruisers on the crystal/lead king trail............:bawl: Didn't see any.

http://twitgoo.com/1iehdl

DanS
08-15-2010, 10:32 PM
I know I enjoyed myself.

Here's a few pics before I head to bed...
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DanS
08-15-2010, 10:34 PM
Went looking for RS cruisers on the crystal/lead king trail............:bawl: Didn't see any.

http://twitgoo.com/1iehdl

You must have just missed us.... That was today, after doing Lead King...
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ttubb
08-16-2010, 06:30 AM
Some pics here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=58006&id=1614832528&saved

Like to see the pics, but I don't do facebook....Enjoyed the run and all the great company! I will post some pics after I have my coffee. Terry :thumb:

Beater
08-16-2010, 07:19 AM
pics

Beater
08-16-2010, 07:22 AM
more pics

Beater
08-16-2010, 07:27 AM
and the darwin award goes to

FJ40zen
08-16-2010, 07:37 AM
....A great time, and minimal incidents. A couple of tires on 80's, and a 40 that vapor locked every 30 mins. Wait, the 40 part is normal.


Oh now, it was only every 45 minutes...:rolleyes:

I got home around 9 something. Will post up some pics later. Great trip!:thumb:

Uncle Ben
08-16-2010, 07:54 AM
Who was the guy in the Mitsu?

http://www3.telus.net/public/dhuysman/20060129a.jpg
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ttubb
08-16-2010, 09:48 AM
More pics...

Big thanks to Wes for an excellent job of leading and spotting! :thumb::thumb:

ttubb
08-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Just a couple of torn tires and some vapor lock issues. See my post in the tech section on this (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=13781). Bob was actually just airing up here...:D

ttubb
08-16-2010, 10:01 AM
It was great to see Idelle driving Dave's 80, then Zach drove for a while. I don't think Dave drove at all....he just got to change the tire! Seriously, Zach was under the rear end getting the spare.

I really enjoyed having John's son Cal with us too. He got to do some wheeling in the T-100. Great kids! :thumb::thumb:

Beater
08-16-2010, 10:12 AM
does anyone have pics of the punchbowl portion?

ttubb
08-16-2010, 11:15 AM
does anyone have pics of the punchbowl portion?

Look closely at Wes running down the hill after doing some spotting!

Beater
08-16-2010, 11:20 AM
wow - I have never seen my truck that close to a stock 80. No wonder people were asking me if I would fit on the punchbowl trail.

Old40Dog
08-16-2010, 02:06 PM
It was great to see Idelle driving Dave's Idelle's 80, then Zach drove for a while. I don't think Dave drove at all....he just got to change the tire! Seriously, Zach was under the rear end getting the spare.

I really enjoyed having John's son Cal with us too. He got to do some wheeling in the T-100. Great kids! :thumb::thumb:

Hey Terry! We had a great time except for the two sliced sidewalls on the two 80's!

And yes, I was just along for the ride, the scenery and the friends, old & new! :thumb:

Thanks to Wes for putting together this fun and scenic run.

Old40Dog
08-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Some breathtaking scenery!

Old40Dog
08-16-2010, 02:46 PM
I think this was Zach's favorite scenery in Lead King-Basin! :lmao:

wesintl
08-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Thank to everyone that came out. It was quite a change from years past and I had a blast. We had some long days wheeling but it couldn't have been finer :) Weather was awesome for us too.

I'll see what pics I have tonight.

rover67
08-16-2010, 04:29 PM
I think this was Zach's favorite scenery in Lead King-Basin! :lmao:

I love the "parking brake" rock!

84cruzer
08-16-2010, 04:48 PM
You must have just missed us.... That was today, after doing Lead King...


Dan


About what time did you all come through crystal city??

subzali
08-16-2010, 06:43 PM
What route did you take? It doesn't look like you did Italian Creek Road? That rocky spot near the creek seems to me to be on Taylor Pass, did you leave from Dorchester and go over Taylor Pass first?

Great pics, sorry I missed it...:(

And no, vapor locking on an FJ40 is not normal...you guys need to get that fixed ;)

FJ40zen
08-16-2010, 07:03 PM
Wes, thanks for the great leadership on the run. I have been waiting to do this for a few years. Everyone was fun to be around and made me feel welcome with the group.

I will be uploading movies to YouTube, but at over 250 MB apiece, it may take a few days.


:cheers:

Old40Dog
08-16-2010, 08:01 PM
What route did you take? It doesn't look like you did Italian Creek Road? That rocky spot near the creek seems to me to be on Taylor Pass, did you leave from Dorchester and go over Taylor Pass first?

Great pics, sorry I missed it...

Hey Matt!

We left from Dorchester and did Taylor Pass first, then Pearl after lunch. Camped near the bottom of Pearl Saturday then Sunday morning headed out to Schofield, looped around Lead King Basin and back over Schofield into Crested Butte before heading home. Lots of seat time, but man the weather was perfect, the views spectacular and everyone had a great time! Those beers :beer2: at the end of the day were great medicine for all of the trail dust though.

OilHammer
08-16-2010, 10:03 PM
Yeah, had a great time on this run. Will definitely do it again, though I may bring the 40 next time. I can't believe I got the low rider through that trail almost completely unscathed! I had one rock move on me and jam up into the running board and pin me pretty good, but the board actually survived quite well. Can't even tell without crawling underneath. Sliders cometh!

FJ40zen
08-17-2010, 09:18 PM
I uploaded a video of the Taylor Creek crossing. It is not working yet, but should later on. I will upload the rest later this week, so keep the link handy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9OY8MDbnVs

Old40Dog
08-17-2010, 10:41 PM
I uploaded a video of the Taylor Creek crossing. It is not working yet, but should later on. I will upload the rest later this week, so keep the link handy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9OY8MDbnVs

Working now! Thanks for posting this Bob.....so cool! Had a great time :cheers:

wesintl
08-20-2010, 07:24 AM
couple

Corbet
08-20-2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the pics. Next year this is on my must do list.:thumb:

wesintl
08-20-2010, 03:27 PM
I will have to think about the route for next year. :D we had 2 different camp spots and 2 long days. It was great to mix it up this year.

Corbet
08-20-2010, 05:57 PM
In your opinion is this run OK for a trailer? I hope to be pulling one by next year this time. If I am it will be rolling on 35's;) with lots of clearance.

84cruzer
08-20-2010, 06:21 PM
In your opinion is this run OK for a trailer? I hope to be pulling one by next year this time. If I am it will be rolling on 35's;) with lots of clearance.
IMO i think you would be alright just might upset any oncoming traffic.:rolleyes:

Beater
08-23-2010, 08:38 AM
In your opinion is this run OK for a trailer? I hope to be pulling one by next year this time. If I am it will be rolling on 35's;) with lots of clearance.

well - with my long arse wheelbase, I would say it would be sketchy in a couple of places, mainly from an off-camber, non-driven axle, slip over the edge perspective.

There were several spots that were real sketchy for me getting my big tail around spots that were shelves.

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wesintl
08-23-2010, 09:31 AM
It would probably be ok if you had seat time with the trailer. Taylor is getting tougher in spots. There are a couple tricky spots on pearl with a double fall line on the Aspen side. It would be preferable if you have been over schofield to know the trail before you pulled a trailer on it.

Also this was unique change to the normal route. I can't guarantee next year will be the same route.

farnhamstj
08-30-2010, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the write up. wish I could have made it.

RockRunner
08-31-2010, 08:32 AM
Looks like a great trip, we were there about 5 weeks earlier and had some snow to deal with. It is a beautiful area that I would like to explore some more when I have the time.

Luke UB asked who is the Montero owner it looks great.