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wesintl
07-04-2006, 11:28 PM
3 rigs, Nathanial and his 60. Treeroot and Ian in the 40, and me and 2badfj's in my 70.

Treeroot reminded me that today was tuesday keeping the tradition going of tuesday wheelin :bowdown: :D We welcome Nathanial to the fold :p:

Nathanial beat both Treeroot and myself to the trailhead. It was pretty tame until Treeroot crossed the creek and used his 4 wheel steering. :lmao: whoops, another spring pin bites the dust.(his other one broke on jenny creek too :rant: ) A quick pit stop to repair it and we were on our way. It was nice and easy til the last snow drift at the top. Nathanial and I had to winch and in true fashion treeroot just gassed it to the top :thumb: I think Nathanial said those jeep service tyres weren't giving him much service :eek: :(

We moved on past yankee doodle and through the snow drift in the cut to be able to make it up to the parking lot past jenny lake. We then hiked up to needle eye tunnel. Both Treeroot and I did our best monkey imatations and we climbed though the Tunnel. It's breathtaking up there. We then went up and explored the trestles. Lastly we hurried home. Of course the Fireworks down here were rained out :(

Look more for tueday wheeling in the future. :cheers:

My pics in the gallery
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=541

2badfjs
07-05-2006, 10:35 AM
thanx for the ride wes.:beer:

here's my post on mud with pics :D

http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=100030

wesintl
07-05-2006, 10:45 AM
It looks like all my pics didn't get up in the gallery. I'll have to check that out and get the rest up. I had about 40. I really like that area and it was the first time up to needle eye.

Groucho
07-05-2006, 11:05 AM
working on mine.

wesintl
07-05-2006, 11:40 AM
well it seems i uploaded half to jenny creek and half defualted to rising sun member galleries.. Oh well. there is 56 in there now. Not sure why it's not reflecting that # photo count... anyway :rolleyes:

Groucho
07-05-2006, 03:47 PM
1. Meeting at Jenny Creek Trailhead
2. The carsonite sign for the trailhead
3. Mike at the "bridge"
4. Mike again
5. Movin, movin, movin

Groucho
07-05-2006, 03:50 PM
1. Mike's 4-wheel steering
2. The 60 winching the 70, both with "jeep Service" Tyres
3. Wes on the east side of Yankee doodle lake
4. Wes going thru the cut on west side of yankee doodle

Groucho
07-05-2006, 03:55 PM
1. Snowfield that blocked the way
2. Group photo at needles eye
3. LOADS of Columbines
4. Ian finding a "geocash" box
5. Hotdogger cooked cheese-hot dogs

Groucho
07-05-2006, 04:04 PM
1. The long hike from showfield to tunnel
2. Kenosha checking out the second trestle's drop-off
3. Looking back at the second trestle. Amazing what necessity did to help those folks accomplish 100 years ago
4. Huh?
5. Looking down on Yankee Doodle lake and the Boulder Wagon Road.

Groucho
07-05-2006, 04:09 PM
1.Snowfield and mud-bog at Yankee Doodle
2. WHEW! back from our long hike to the tunnel and beyond.
3. Wes heading down
4. TAIL-end

Thanks guys!!

treerootCO
07-05-2006, 08:45 PM
video :hill:

UB would be proud...hear them valves floatin'?

http://www.aspenstand.com/videos/JennySnow.mpg

treerootCO
07-05-2006, 09:01 PM
Only bad part of the trip, other than losing another centerpin, was these guys making a b-line across the tundra. No they are not on a trail.

Guess who was waiting for them on the other side though :D

Jim has a shot of these same guys cutting through the bog near the 2nd drift too.

treerootCO
07-05-2006, 09:04 PM
more pics...

treerootCO
07-05-2006, 09:12 PM
Thank you everyone for helping bolt my axle back under my rig. :beer:

treerootCO
07-05-2006, 09:28 PM
The trail was is pretty good shape. Almost zero trash on the main road and very little on the trail. We picked up all that we saw. This is a photo of the mud near Yankee Doodle Lake just below the snow field and then the area near the road. The sign that is covered in mud says no motor vehicles so this might need some cable as well. The sign to the right marks the road. The last photo is from the top of the pass looking at the area that we will be working on. I don't have a picture of it but the signs near the entrance to Jenny Creek have held up and all non-motor vehicle signs have worked. People have created a new route near those signs though that needs to be closed off. This wouldn't impact the trail at all because it just a bypass of the correct entrance off of the Rollins Pass road to the Jenny Creek road.

Red_Chili
07-06-2006, 08:26 AM
Geez, some people have been driving around the 'No Motor Vehicles' sign just to get around the drift.... losers. No excuse. Our post and cable project is soooooo needed.

That shot of you putting your shovel back almost looks like you were in the mud area, but I know you better than that, right?

cougar337
07-06-2006, 08:27 AM
Here's a few of my pics. It was good to meet every one and being up almost 34 hours streight was crazy for me but totally worth it being up in the mountains!! It was a beautiful day and I think we missed the bulk of the rain. I included some of the pics that may not have been seen yet.

All 56 photos here....
http://cougarland.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core:ShowItem&g2_itemId=11401

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/e807946fc6.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/6266a016e5.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/10777a8649.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/78e662bdb1.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/023712e160.jpg

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http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/e1d3ad2190.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/4d939d9c42.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/5dade3ee0e.jpg

cougar337
07-06-2006, 08:28 AM
http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/24197424c2.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/fa7ad387b2.jpg

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/eff107e2d8.jpg

treerootCO
07-06-2006, 09:11 AM
Geez, some people have been driving around the 'No Motor Vehicles' sign just to get around the drift.... losers. No excuse. Our post and cable project is soooooo needed.

That shot of you putting your shovel back almost looks like you were in the mud area, but I know you better than that, right?

I know better :cool:

There are two signs, the one on the right is the road number sign. The one behind me is the no motor vehicles sign.

2badfjs
07-06-2006, 09:25 AM
Geez, some people have been driving around the 'No Motor Vehicles' sign just to get around the drift.... losers. No excuse. Our post and cable project is soooooo needed.

That shot of you putting your shovel back almost looks like you were in the mud area, but I know you better than that, right?

i can donate a cable thats 3/4" thick and 15' long if that helps
it has big hoops at each end.

let me know if you want it.

jim

wesintl
07-06-2006, 09:48 AM
Nathanial, What kind of camera are you shooting with?


As far as the post and cable is concerned I didn't think we were going down that far. As long as that drift is there people will find away around....

I think we should add the 3 user routes off of the road at the very beginning of the trail to the post project.

Groucho
07-06-2006, 10:38 AM
Nikon D-70. 6MP. 1 GB card.

I am not photoshop equipped, so in order to re-size my smallest pictures I have to upload them on an kodak online album, then right click them to save as a smaller file so I can post them. My smallest pictures on small/basic setting gets me about 235kb file size.

cougar337
07-06-2006, 12:32 PM
Nikon D-70. 6MP. 1 GB card.

I am not photoshop equipped, so in order to re-size my smallest pictures I have to upload them on an kodak online album, then right click them to save as a smaller file so I can post them. My smallest pictures on small/basic setting gets me about 235kb file size.


I have an easier way for you. When ever I need to resize my pics quickly I use XnView http://www.xnview.com/ once you get it installed you:

- Tools>Batch Convert
- Choose your files or folder you want to convert
- Choose the destination folder where you want your resized photos to go
- hit Advanced
- choose resize and "----->"
- give it a size like 640x480
- OK button
- GO button and you're done!!!

It's the quickest most effective method of resizing pics I have found

treerootCO
07-07-2006, 12:34 AM
I guess this explains where the right fork goes???

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=69036&highlight=jenny+creek

Groucho
07-07-2006, 06:07 AM
I was wondering if anyone else put 2 and 2 together. Pretty wierd.

Red_Chili
07-07-2006, 09:56 AM
My comment about one of the pix above bears clarification.

That shot of you putting your shovel back almost looks like you were in the mud area, but I know you better than that, right?

Just for the record, I *do* know Treeroot better than that. He would never do such a thing. But we have to be careful of what we post on a public forum.

Take a look at the picture. It *looks* compromising. It *does* almost look like you were in the mud area. That is NOT the same as saying Treeroot actually was off trail - The picture is what folks who would like to shut down trails harvest from our public forums, they are more than happy to lift pictures of context and put them in a whole new context. Just bringing attention to how they see the pictures we post, and how they look to others out of context.

Brian Rasmussen from the Boulder Ranger District was up there and took lots more pictures of drive-arounds by the drift. It is awful - and it has happened in the last eight weeks or so. Our Yankee Doodle project is desperately needed. Perhaps seasonal closures of Jenny Creek are justified as well - before someone decides permanent closure is justified.

We just have to be very sensitive to appearances on that trail and on Bill Moore (and all of the high trails frankly). I seriously meant *NO* damage to Treeroot's good reputation and great contributions to trail preservation!

I apologize publicly if anyone perceived this in my comments and will publicly defend Treeroot's reputation.

treerootCO
07-07-2006, 10:00 AM
Thank you Bill :)

and Nathaniel, can you delete that picture from your post? I agree will Bill that because you can't see the no motor vehicles sign behind my truck it gives the wrong impression.

Groucho
07-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Gracias, Ian!! For you treeroot, anything!! Consider it removed.

I have an easier way for you. When ever I need to resize my pics quickly I use XnView http://www.xnview.com/ once you get it installed you:

- Tools>Batch Convert
- Choose your files or folder you want to convert
- Choose the destination folder where you want your resized photos to go
- hit Advanced
- choose resize and "----->"
- give it a size like 640x480
- OK button
- GO button and you're done!!!

It's the quickest most effective method of resizing pics I have found