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Jacket
07-31-2011, 08:54 AM
A beautiful day in the high country! Thanks to all who came out. We had seven trucks on the trail, and all of us made it up and over the top to Yankee Doodle Lake (some may have required winching assistance though...).

The trail is in rough shape, with several rutty, muddy spots that have progressively gotten worse due to high water levels and trail abuse. We managed some trail clean up, and some water diversion work to help with drainage. And best of all we all got an exhibition of the true beauty and capability of Wild Rice.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/ub_wheelie.jpg

Jacket
07-31-2011, 09:05 AM
Wes and Shawn crossing the creek.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc1.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc2.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc3.JPG


Sandstorm waiting patiently for his turn to show off the capabilities of ATRAC (which is excellent).

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc4.JPG

Some of the rutty areas

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc5.JPG
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc7.JPG
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc8.JPG

Good RS folks at work.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc9.JPG
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc10.JPG

And the fruits of their labor....water channeled to the creek.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/jc11.JPG

More sexy Wild Rice.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/JC_2011/ub2.JPG

The snow drift at the top of the trail by the camp sites is still vast and deep, and it'll be several weeks before it clears. Several ATV tracks were observed going around the snow, through the camping area, and up to the Wagon Road. Those bypasses will need to be addressed as well.

Jacket
07-31-2011, 09:16 AM
I should also note that Rollins Pass is still blocked by snow just above Yankee Doodle Lake. A snow drift still extends onto the road and is too narrow for a truck to pass.

CardinalFJ60
07-31-2011, 10:28 AM
in action...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ1QIhXVEfc

:eek:

CardinalFJ60
07-31-2011, 10:58 AM
More eye candy...

FJBRADY
07-31-2011, 01:01 PM
We had a great time. Thanks to Matt for putting this together.:thumb:

Pictures:

Shawn coming up the first obstacle.
UB in front of a badly washed out section of trail.
UB in one of his multiple full throttle attacks.
:help:
Mr. Sandstorm

FJBRADY
07-31-2011, 01:03 PM
On the way out Wes spotted this ATV of the side of the trail about 30 feet off the trail so we winched back up on the road.

rover67
07-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Trail looks pretty rough in spots for sure. I will show this to Maribeth so she can see the pictures. the off camber spot near the tree looks no fun at all.

How was the visible post and cable? was it in Ok shape?

Wild rice looks like one bad son of a gun. I love the way it sounds. It turned out super nice Kevin, congratulations on all the hard work.

rover67
07-31-2011, 01:34 PM
I Also forgot to mention, can one of you guys email me with an estimate of hours worked and number of folks up there? I am trying to keep track of the volunteer hours up there.

Kevin, I know you've been up there a few times also and did some work. Let me know how long and how many folks also.

wesintl
07-31-2011, 01:42 PM
I think there were 10 of us probably 6+ hours piece. 60 hrs?

no doubt WR opened the Trail and is badass!

Uncle Ben
07-31-2011, 06:05 PM
I Also forgot to mention, can one of you guys email me with an estimate of hours worked and number of folks up there? I am trying to keep track of the volunteer hours up there.

Kevin, I know you've been up there a few times also and did some work. Let me know how long and how many folks also.

Drew and I logged 3 hours a piece (3hours x 2) on 7-1-2011.

dan1554
08-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Good to meet you all! Best wheeling I've done so far (still a newb), and I'm now really, really excited to get my HAM license.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the iPhone. :cheers:

Uncle Ben
08-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Good to meet you all! Best wheeling I've done so far (still a newb), and I'm now really, really excited to get my HAM license.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the iPhone. :cheers:

Good meeting you too Dan! You put up a good show for just being a "Newb!" You and your truck seem to have everything needed to get-r-done! :thumb::thumb:

Red_Chili
08-01-2011, 01:18 PM
Hey, for volunteer hours, transit time counts too (not just on-the-trail time). Bonus!

wesintl
08-01-2011, 01:29 PM
I was wondering about that, then you could probably up to 100 hrs. 7am-5pm for me

Uncle Ben
08-01-2011, 01:36 PM
I was wondering about that, then you could probably up to 100 hrs. 7am-5pm for me

Same for me! 07:45-16:30 + when Drew and I went up you can add in 2 more hours for travel time.

Caribou Sandstorm
08-01-2011, 02:02 PM
ok so UB don't kill me but I messed up on the GO Pro for your Jenny Creek snow summit leaps....

Here are some attempts that did work, I am going to add the additional videos to You tube here so check back for addtional links..

Turn on the volume so you can hear the super cool engine sound from Wild Rice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHa-fNu-N8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJdkKerfNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFirQgwj24

Last one loaded at 5:52PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkJDZrc4Oc

Jacket
08-01-2011, 02:59 PM
Cool. Keep 'em coming!

corsair23
08-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Classic Davis on that last video...

Washing off the tires, trying the tippy line, crashing over rocks... :D

Caribou Sandstorm
08-01-2011, 07:56 PM
Classic Davis on that last video...

Washing off the tires, trying the tippy line, crashing over rocks... :D

I am very predictable....:o

Red_Chili
08-02-2011, 11:03 AM
ok so UB don't kill me but I messed up on the GO Pro for your Jenny Creek snow summit leaps....

Here are some attempts that did work, I am going to add the additional videos to You tube here so check back for addtional links..

Turn on the volume so you can hear the super cool engine sound from Wild Rice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHa-fNu-N8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJdkKerfNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFirQgwj24

Last one loaded at 5:52PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkJDZrc4Oc
Sweet. I'm trying to get my head around the fact that Wild Rice sounds like a hot blown minitruck though... :confused:



;)

Uncle Ben
08-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Sweet. I'm trying to get my head around the fact that Wild Rice sounds like a hot blown minitruck though... :confused:



;)

It may whine like a mini truck driver but that's the only similarity!

subzali
08-02-2011, 01:21 PM
I don't know, I definitely thought "supercharged Taco/4runner" as soon as I heard that exhaust note ;)

Caribou Sandstorm
08-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Between Wild Rice's unique sound and Wes' turbo diesel whirring, we had some pretty cool engine sounds going on.