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treerootCO
05-26-2006, 01:49 AM
Decided not to sleep today so Ian and I ran up Rollins Pass to check on the trail. Jenny Creek FR502 is still closed due to snowpack. The first big drift is still blocking the trail just past the closed routes from the main road. The signage is still in place from last year and the non-marked routes appear to have zero traffic so far. We broke through three drifts on the main road and decided against attempting the V cut. I think we need UB up there for that one.

treerootCO
05-26-2006, 01:53 AM
Walked most of the road picking up the trash that seems to get worse every year. Maybe it seems worse after the first snowmelt but it pissed me off so we started cleaning. A full day and a truckload later the Rollins Pass road is much more presentable. The campsite we came across made me sick, and I might move this to the member's only section because, even though we cleaned up some inconsiderate bastard's mess, it still refects poorly on everyone that enjoys the outdoors.

extra brownie points hopefully, the aluminum will be recycled.

treerootCO
05-26-2006, 01:54 AM
Our adventure just wouldn't be complete without this :( It's cool though, that brake line held everything in place :D

Silly me thinking Karma was on our side today :o

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treerootCO
05-26-2006, 02:09 AM
made it home and got a solid 15 min of sleep before work :D

I would say it was a great day. Thank you Ian for helping out today :beer:

Uncle Ben
05-26-2006, 02:10 AM
Un-frickin-believable! What a bunch of asshats! Thank you guys for doing what you did (always do!)! Wheres that picture of the drift I gotta break WR out for? ;) Oops....never mind you just loaded it! :rolleyes:

Uncle Ben
05-26-2006, 02:15 AM
Snow looks hard crusted...is it?

treerootCO
05-26-2006, 02:17 AM
The 40 breaks down into it about 8" or so in the soft spots. Most of the time we could stay on top of it.

Ian at the wheel!!:thumb:

Uncle Ben
05-26-2006, 02:18 AM
The 40 breaks down into it about 8" or so in the soft spots. Most of the time we could stay on top of it.

Hmmmmm....Tuesday? :lmao: :rolleyes: ;)

treerootCO
05-26-2006, 02:21 AM
Sounds good to me, anything is better than the picket lines :D Might have to fix the truck first though. We drove home on the "trail fix."

cougar337
05-26-2006, 02:23 AM
Yeah it was a beautiful day up there and it was so nice to be up in the mountains. Treeroot and I defiantly got our exercise in walking the trail picking up junk, but we both felt good with our accomplishments today. The Axle problem kind of sucked but it only took us about 1.5 hours to get it rigged up to come home and we made it safe and sound.

All in all it was a good trip and between the 2 of us we got some excellent pictures!

Treeroot has been running(awake) for at least 28 hours so far on 15 min of sleep and he has another 5 hours left of work, THAT'S HARD CORE....for the love of wheeling sacrifices will be made

Uncle Ben
05-26-2006, 02:25 AM
Sounds good to me. Anything is better than the picket lines :D Might have to fix the truck first though. We drove home on the "trail fix."

I haven't drove WR since the last Jenny Creek Drift flogging! Guess I better pay some attention to the beast....it's annual "wake it up and let it sing" session is upon us! :rolleyes: :eek:

Uncle Ben
05-26-2006, 02:26 AM
Yeah it was a beautiful day up there and it was so nice to be up in the mountains. Treeroot and I defiantly got our exercise in walking the trail picking up junk, but we both felt good with our accomplishments today. The Axle problem kind of sucked but it only took us about 1.5 hours to get it rigged up to come home and we made it safe and sound.

All in all it was a good trip and between the 2 of us we got some excellent pictures!

Treeroot has been running(awake) for at least 28 hours so far on 15 min of sleep and he has another 5 hours left of work, THAT'S HARD CORE....for the love of wheeling sacrifices will be made


15 minutes? Sounds like he slept in! :lmao: :D

Red_Chili
05-26-2006, 08:37 AM
KUDOs to you guys for cleaning up that mess!!! Au contraire, it does not reflect badly on the outdoor public, it reflects famously on the value-added benefit of allowing Rising Sun to adopt the trail!!!!!

In fact, I'm gonna forward the link to Brian Rasmussen and Cat Luna (BRD OHV rangers).

Caring for the land, it's just what we do.

Romer
05-26-2006, 08:44 AM
Great Job Mike. How did the breakage happen?

never mind, go get some sleep and answer me later.

nakman
05-26-2006, 09:26 AM
Well done with the trash guys! :clap: Is that a kid's 4x4 in the background of the last trash pic? was that up there?

And those drifts look like they're all in the same place they were in last year.. that's cool. Kevin, bring WR out tonight! I want to drive it (just be nice to the 80, k?)

bustanutley
05-26-2006, 09:36 AM
Spring pin broke?

wesintl
05-26-2006, 09:47 AM
Great Job as usual :thumb:

I was wondering how deep the snow is up there. WP got hammered this year.

Man, does your 40 look good :D

Three Wheel Ben
05-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Nice job boys. :bowdown: :bowdown: It does suck to come upon camp sites left by inconsiderate bastards like that. :mad:

2badfjs
05-26-2006, 02:35 PM
do you need that welded mike?

treerootCO
05-26-2006, 11:55 PM
The center spring pin broke. It is about the only thing that keeps the axle centered on the springs. U bolts clamp the two together but....

I upgraded to grade 8 bolts the last time the springs were out! Even used Red locktight! :eek:
Maybe metric 10.8s, a spare in the toolbox, and ???

The last pics of the trash were in my yard. We dumped it out to seperate the cans. About 1/3 of the trash came from that campground. The rest was all from the road. We started just past the Moffet Tunnel/Rollins Pass junction and worked up to the first drift.

Rzeppa
05-29-2006, 11:35 PM
Way to go guys! That was awesome cleaning up all that trash. What dirtbags would leave all that stuff is disgusting.

Advice on center pin: I broke one once, dunno if there's really a super-effective upgrade. I would just put another one in there and call it good. You can't make everything break-proof.

treerootCO
05-30-2006, 01:01 AM
Truck is fixed, who wants to go wheelin' Tuesday? :D

Uncle Ben
05-30-2006, 01:32 AM
Truck is fixed, who wants to go wheelin' Tuesday? :D

I cannot! :bawl: I'm buried deep this week..... :(

treerootCO
05-30-2006, 02:23 AM
:( I would call your boss and give him hell :D

even funnier when you are the boss:D

Uncle Ben
05-30-2006, 07:03 AM
:( I would call your boss and give him hell :D

even funnier when you are the boss:D

Doesn't work, he's a real asshat! The jerk is so grumpy right now even the company dogs hide from him! :rant: http://www.netshrine.com/vbulletin2/images/smilies/nono.gif
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Rezarf
06-06-2006, 03:54 PM
Okay, can I ask what the WR is?

Drew

bustanutley
06-06-2006, 04:06 PM
WR "wild rice" is kevins hopped up siamese port F powered 40.

She's a runner!