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Inukshuk
04-27-2015, 01:38 AM
All quiet before the storm here at the Cruise Moab base camp - Slickrock Campground. Edit that - all muddy because it's rained like mad here the past two days. But that's expected to dry out and the forecast is good.

So post here as we go!

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Inukshuk
04-27-2015, 12:01 PM
The dinner tent is going uphttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/27/d1cd85697f20911d535a2557fcdc39b7.jpg

treerootCO
04-27-2015, 12:54 PM
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Jacket
04-27-2015, 01:07 PM
"Live" threads merged.

LXBRADY
04-27-2015, 01:13 PM
Keep um coming....so far off to better start than last year. :thumb:

DanS
04-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Mike:

We waved to you as you headed West last night. We were in the 61 headed east to go rescue some friends who got a box truck stuck up Little Bear.

About 6PM I think.

EDIT--it may not have been you. But it was definitely a white 80 with grey trim lines and a green RTT headed west on I-70 through Clear Creek County last night.

Dan

Romer
04-27-2015, 10:36 PM
Leaving in the morning. Brewery for dinner?

Cheeseman
04-27-2015, 11:20 PM
Headin' for the Swell tuesday morning. See you all on Thursday.

Hulk
04-28-2015, 12:02 AM
Chillin' in Grand Junction tonight, getting ready to meet up for the Kokopelli Trail early tomorrow morning. Had a great steak at BIN 707 Foodbar - highly recommended.

rover67
04-28-2015, 12:13 AM
keep the updates commin' I'm enjoying living vicariously through you all while sitting in a hotel on a work trip in michigan.

AimCOTaco
04-28-2015, 12:25 AM
Just finished up some welding, leaving by noon tomorrow I hope, can't wait!

Inukshuk
04-28-2015, 01:14 AM
Hiked, dogs swam, Burt88 arrived, and 7 of us went out and only I had beer cheese soup. A good Monday.

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Crash
04-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Good moisture content in your post, Inukshuk! Where are the dogs swimming? Cool to see a big-ass 62. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Air Randy
04-28-2015, 11:07 AM
keep the updates commin' I'm enjoying living vicariously through you all while sitting in a hotel on a work trip in michigan.

Helps fill time in Oslo too!

coax
04-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Great desert pictures; looking forward to further updates. Its kinda cold here in the CO mountains.

firstgear
04-28-2015, 06:25 PM
we've been here for 3 days doing a little hiking and trying to wait out the storm. finally turned nice going to be at the registration tent volunteering Wednesday morning.

ScaldedDog
04-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Long drive to Glenwood tonight. A wadded up semi closed the tunnels right before I started in, so they turned us around and sent us over Loveland pass. Coming down another semi rear ended a quarter of a million dollar RV with a trailer full of toys. Happy to be halfway...

Mark

nuclearlemon
04-28-2015, 09:59 PM
Helps fill time in Oslo too!

sorry you're in the america of norway. bergen is a much better city.;)

Squishy!
04-29-2015, 12:00 AM
Finally got into Slickrock around 8:30! Pumped!

treerootCO
04-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Post up some trail pics. :)

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J Kimmel
04-29-2015, 08:34 PM
Long drive to Glenwood tonight. A wadded up semi closed the tunnels right before I started in, so they turned us around and sent us over Loveland pass. Coming down another semi rear ended a quarter of a million dollar RV with a trailer full of toys. Happy to be halfway...

Mark

Wish I saw that earlier I would've met you for dinner!

ScaldedDog
04-29-2015, 08:35 PM
Where are you?

J Kimmel
04-29-2015, 08:41 PM
Glenwood. Moving here as soon as I can get a house bought, pm or text me and post more Moab pics :)

Air Randy
04-30-2015, 10:38 AM
sorry you're in the america of norway. bergen is a much better city.;)

My daughter and 2 of her friends arrive on Saturday. They are taking the train up to Bergen for 3 days. Sounds like fun, but I only get to work here :)

Corbet
04-30-2015, 10:42 AM
I hope the Picture/Chat ratio improves in this thread today...:)

subzali
04-30-2015, 11:03 AM
I hope the Picture/Chat ratio improves in this thread today...:)

x2

nuclearlemon
04-30-2015, 11:48 AM
My daughter and 2 of her friends arrive on Saturday. They are taking the train up to Bergen for 3 days. Sounds like fun, but I only get to work here :)

they'll have a good time. i'm sure they'll visit gamle bergen, bryggen and the fiskemarket, they would miss one of the best views if they don't take the flamsbana to to floyen at the top of the hill. haakonshall/bergenhus/rosencrantz are also great to go to. hordaland is one of the best areas in norway, but i might be biased since that's where all my family except immediate is. ;)

ok, back to moab...i need more trail pics since i'm not there.

simps80
04-30-2015, 01:49 PM
they'll have a good time. i'm sure they'll visit gamle bergen, bryggen and the fiskemarket, they would miss one of the best views if they don't take the flamsbana to to floyen at the top of the hill. haakonshall/bergenhus/rosencrantz are also great to go to. hordaland is one of the best areas in norway, but i might be biased since that's where all my family except immediate is. ;)

ok, back to moab...i need more trail pics since i'm not there.

We love it when you talk all weird norwegian or whatever

nuclearlemon
04-30-2015, 03:03 PM
jeg vil har fem øl takk

subzali
04-30-2015, 04:46 PM
I will have 5 beers thanks?

rover67
04-30-2015, 05:05 PM
I'll take 6 and more moab pictures dangit!!!

ScaldedDog
04-30-2015, 09:01 PM
Outstanding day with a group of guys on Behind the Rocks today! Thanks guys !!

Pics to follow...

Mark

Air Randy
05-01-2015, 07:04 AM
jeg vil har fem øl takk

no seks er ikke nok takket. du skulle komme over noe tid til å besøke , badestamp tid! :D

rover67
05-01-2015, 09:48 AM
Du er riktig , aldri nok øl , vi trenger flere bilder !!!!

farnhamstj
05-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Here are both my cruisers from a few years ago. 'Cause this tread need more photo's live or not.

OilHammer
05-01-2015, 09:56 AM
I think we have different opinions of what "live" means. How about some live footage???? Nobody has a gopro or iphone with a camera? Sheesh....

Jacket
05-01-2015, 01:29 PM
This is the worst Norwegian Cruise Moab thread ever.

gr8fulabe
05-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Any tips to posting pics directly from an iPhone 6? My phone just freezes up every time.

Thanks
Abe

Jacket
05-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Using Tapatalk? That's how I do it with my IPhone6.

treerootCO
05-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Any tips to posting pics directly from an iPhone 6? My phone just freezes up every time.

Thanks
Abe

click the paper clip, new window opens, upload, go back to first page, and click the paperclip again.

60wag
05-01-2015, 04:00 PM
Legge ut bilder fra iphone 6, bruke bindersen !

Romer
05-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Just means we are having fun. First chance I have to post. The Pickle Wednesday

Romer
05-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Metal Masher Thursday

subzali
05-01-2015, 05:08 PM
Det er ingen bilder på gjørma internet. Dette er dumt

Romer
05-01-2015, 05:10 PM
Jax Trax today. A really fun new trail. Between Fins and Hells for difficulty. We went a different route than the prerun in March and it was a lot better

Romer
05-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Tomorrow I am leading Poison Spyder and then likely heading home so you will have to wait for pictures

Here is something you don't see every day. Two of the 28 Kimberley Kampers in the Us next to each other

Worked out. Carlos from Nitro blew his CV axle on his 100 series. I had a new one I carried as a spare that I gave him. Told him he had to contact my parts guy to order a replacement OEM for me. He said great, how do I get ahold of him? I said the guy right next to me (Cruiserdan) and he gave him his CC and walked away with a brand new2 OEM CV axle :D

ScaldedDog
05-01-2015, 07:39 PM
I got to lead a great group on Behind the Rocks on Thursday, and demonstrated, at least on one occasion, how not to do some things... Here are a few pics:

One of my favorite places for a pic

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0157_zpsqu6tnzbb.jpg

Lindsey and Nick on one of the ledges

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0169_zpsvdcstrfj.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0167_zps6cblnmig.jpg

Me on High Dive. I thought my boss was going to have a open req after this one...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0185_zpsdosg3ber.jpg

Jessie on the Upchuck "bypass", which has challenges of its own

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0220_zpshwfn1wcz.jpg

Lindsey on Upchuck

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0217_zpsrjolemez.jpg

I didn't get any photos of Rob, but he and Rich headed back at the Lone Rock lunch stop. We continued on, but Jessie broke at least one tooth off his rear ring gear on Hummer Hill, so we all headed back. Fantastic day!!

Mark

ScaldedDog
05-01-2015, 09:01 PM
I led the Pickle on Friday and, again, had a great group.

Mike on the first ledge. Unfortunately, on a perfectly normal looking attempt, he did something I've never seen before: He broke both u-joints on the rear drive shaft at the same time, and the whole shaft fell to the ground.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0227_zpsk1b9lsyg.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0229_zpspvalnsn8.jpg

Greg, in his Cummins powered, 4-wheel steer, Rockwell driven, lengthened, but other than that bone stock 40, on the first ledge

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0235_zpsxl0htrhl.jpg

Jim, getting his 80 up that ledge

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0239_zpszvgrkajk.jpg

A couple of Greg in the Pickle. There's a pretty good chance you've not seen this line taken before

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0258_zpst7dcii86.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0269_zpsx7pclmss.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0270_zpsf8yz6re1.jpg

Greg on the next ledge. You gotta love an oil burning crawler

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0280_zpspwgvfaax.jpg

Greg's rig is probably over 100" between the outside edges of the wheels. The shelf at the top of that ledge is a little narrower than that...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0283_zpsleg2rxax.jpg

Jim and Greg, cleaning the exit

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0306_zpsuthbwalh.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0313_zpsfvpaqjay.jpg

We exited the trail to the right on 3D, and ended up doing Mashed Potatoes on the way out. It's not the easiest trail to navigate, but it is fun.

Another great day in Moab.

Mark

Corbet
05-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Looks like the Pickle was a success. :thumb:

ScaldedDog
05-02-2015, 06:27 AM
It was, and I was glad to have run it with you guys in March.

Mark

TheHoneyBadger
05-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Here are some pics from Fins 'n Things on Thursday. Lead by Jeff Zepp. We had 16 rigs.
Thank you Jeff for leading a great run. :thumb:
We didn't have any breakages and everyone made it out safe.

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/11053569_10152837335898597_1775788675383814917_o_zpsnv4jb9sl.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/11053569_10152837335898597_1775788675383814917_o_zpsnv4jb9sl.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2561_zpshbjnnxod.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2561_zpshbjnnxod.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/11196304_10152837335398597_7418657363367763647_n_zpsyo7u4lu2.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/11196304_10152837335398597_7418657363367763647_n_zpsyo7u4lu2.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2568_zpsvlcsrfff.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2568_zpsvlcsrfff.jpg.html)

Our fearless tail gunner, taking the big drop. :thumb:
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/11143170_10152837336158597_5712577240769982310_n_zpsojruzalm.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/11143170_10152837336158597_5712577240769982310_n_zpsojruzalm.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2559_zps4vhlqata.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2559_zps4vhlqata.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2560_zps7dtzniel.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2560_zps7dtzniel.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2573_zps9fkjsngc.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2573_zps9fkjsngc.jpg.html)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Shotshell2/IMG_2547_zpsdho8uegw.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Shotshell2/media/IMG_2547_zpsdho8uegw.jpg.html)
This last picture here,^ is a good candidate for next year's calendar :D just saying...

MDH33
05-02-2015, 06:27 PM
Keep the photos coming!

Romer
05-03-2015, 08:58 AM
Poison Spyder Mesa yesterday. I led with Randy in the nice FJ40 gunned. Had to send a 60 back to town after trying to fix his leaky Tcase. We zip tied rags on it after cleaning up.

DanS
05-03-2015, 05:24 PM
I didn't take many pics this year.

I wore out a TRE on the drive to Moab on Wednesday, so on Thursday I replaced it and then Steve, Abe (and vickie) and I went exploring. We found a river.

Fins on friday, and yesterday I lead E-Hill. Absolutely great day for E-hill. We had a ton of fun, didn't break anything, and I got back to Slickrock at about 8PM with a touch over 3/4 of a tank left. ;)

I'll go through the pics I have and see what is good...

Dan

MDH33
05-03-2015, 06:35 PM
I didn't take many pics this year.

I wore out a TRE on the drive to Moab on Wednesday, so on Thursday I replaced it and then Steve, Abe (and vickie) and I went exploring. We found a river.

Fins on friday, and yesterday I lead E-Hill. Absolutely great day for E-hill. We had a ton of fun, didn't break anything, and I got back to Slickrock at about 8PM with a touch over 3/4 of a tank left. ;)

I'll go through the pics I have and see what is good...

Dan

Sounds like good times. I remember my first Cruise Moab and doing E Hill. The 3 FJ40's in the group all rolled into Moab well after the group on fumes after splitting the last 5 gallon can. :hill:

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:09 PM
The WiFi at Slickrock wasn't working again (imagine that) so I didn't want to chew up all my data on my phone uploading stuff. So here are a few:

Fins & Things Thursday

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:15 PM
More from Fins & Things Thursday:

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Wipout Hill Friday. As always, an !EPIC! Gamiviti sponsored delightful run. No one's mentioned this yet, but this has to have been the BEST weather at Cruise Moab out the 16 that I've gone to. No rain, no snow, Goldilocks temperature and not even hardly any wind. It was so awesome! And there were fewer breakages (subjectively) than past years too.

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:27 PM
The food on Tim's Wipeout runs is awesome. This year BVB brought smoked pulled pork, Tim brought planked salmon, Boyd brought marinated pork tenderloin and baguette, I brought greek pasta salad and asparagus saled, and someone bought a giant carrot cake. Mmmmm

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:33 PM
More from Wipeout Hill, starting with Robbie giving a clinic in how to choose (lines) wisely.

MileHigh
05-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Had a great time with a great group on my first cruise moab event! Thanks to Kurt for leading a great first day on Devils Race Track and Eva Connover trails.
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=41650&stc=1&d=1430707008

Rzeppa
05-03-2015, 09:39 PM
Saturday we did Sevenmile Rim. It is among my favorite trails due to the wide variety of terrain and wheeling representing Moab's trails - everything from desert rocky top of a rim type stuff to Hell's Revenge slickrock to sandy washes, and of course the most incredibly spectacular scenery. Oh yeah, did I mention sharing it with your best friends? I didn't have a gunner initially assigned, so I asked Rachael Kaiser if she would, and she turned out to be one of the best gunners I've ever had. Thank you Rachael!

JadeRunner
05-03-2015, 10:12 PM
It was, and I was glad to have run it with you guys in March.

Mark


Thanks for leading that for us Mark. It looks like Jim in that 80 did a fantastic job getting thru the Pickle.

MileHigh
05-03-2015, 10:28 PM
Fun! two 60's in front of me had problems on first obstacle and needed winching, I applied chapstick and went right up.....;)

ScaldedDog
05-03-2015, 10:34 PM
Thanks for leading that for us Mark. It looks like Jim in that 80 did a fantastic job getting thru the Pickle.
Happy to do it. BTW, you were just a couple of cars in front of me getting on the the highway in Rifle today, but by the time I cleared the entrance ramp, you were gone!

Mark

Old40Dog
05-03-2015, 10:47 PM
Thanks for all of the pics guys! Missed being there this year. Hope to back next time though! Keep 'em coming! :D

aprosise
05-03-2015, 10:59 PM
Great time! Here's one of Jackson to start... Moments before he had a single bad bounce and grenaded both rear poly pro axles. Got them both changed out at the trail head and he was able to make it home today!

Old40Dog
05-04-2015, 12:36 AM
Ouch! Glad you got him fixed and out. Which trail were you running?

Air Randy
05-04-2015, 01:52 AM
I got to lead a great group on Behind the Rocks on Thursday, and demonstrated, at least on one occasion, how not to do some things... Here are a few pics:

One of my favorite places for a pic

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0157_zpsqu6tnzbb.jpg

Lindsey and Nick on one of the ledges

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0169_zpsvdcstrfj.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0167_zps6cblnmig.jpg

Me on High Dive. I thought my boss was going to have a open req after this one...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0185_zpsdosg3ber.jpg

Jessie on the Upchuck "bypass", which has challenges of its own

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0220_zpshwfn1wcz.jpg

Lindsey on Upchuck

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0217_zpsrjolemez.jpg

I didn't get any photos of Rob, but he and Rich headed back at the Lone Rock lunch stop. We continued on, but Jessie broke at least one tooth off his rear ring gear on Hummer Hill, so we all headed back. Fantastic day!!

Mark

Looks like you were close to the correct line on High Dive but on too much of an angle at that spot, your back end should have been a couple feet over towards the passenger side. That last drop is always the scariest, it feels like the back is going to come up and over the front.

Air Randy
05-04-2015, 01:55 AM
I led the Pickle on Friday and, again, had a great group.

Mike on the first ledge. Unfortunately, on a perfectly normal looking attempt, he did something I've never seen before: He broke both u-joints on the rear drive shaft at the same time, and the whole shaft fell to the ground.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0227_zpsk1b9lsyg.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0229_zpspvalnsn8.jpg

Greg, in his Cummins powered, 4-wheel steer, Rockwell driven, lengthened, but other than that bone stock 40, on the first ledge

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0235_zpsxl0htrhl.jpg

Jim, getting his 80 up that ledge

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0239_zpszvgrkajk.jpg

A couple of Greg in the Pickle. There's a pretty good chance you've not seen this line taken before

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0258_zpst7dcii86.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0269_zpsx7pclmss.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0270_zpsf8yz6re1.jpg

Greg on the next ledge. You gotta love an oil burning crawler

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0280_zpspwgvfaax.jpg

Greg's rig is probably over 100" between the outside edges of the wheels. The shelf at the top of that ledge is a little narrower than that...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0283_zpsleg2rxax.jpg

Jim and Greg, cleaning the exit

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0306_zpsuthbwalh.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/DSC_0313_zpsfvpaqjay.jpg

We exited the trail to the right on 3D, and ended up doing Mashed Potatoes on the way out. It's not the easiest trail to navigate, but it is fun.

Another great day in Moab.

Mark

The blue 40 that spit the rear DS has a huge lift on it. I don't know if he has his rear pinion rotated up or not, but if he doesn't use a double cardan DS on the rear he will keep spitting out broken U joints.

LXBRADY
05-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Great time! Here's one of Jackson to start... Moments before he had a single bad bounce and grenaded both rear poly pro axles. Got them both changed out at the trail head and he was able to make it home today!

Bummer. I avoid that spot by going around it to the right to get above that ledge then straight up the next ledge.


No picks from me on KC, Moab Rim or Spike....hopefully someone caught me on one of those trails. Too bad nobody snapped a picture of my totally awesome wheel stand on Golden Spike.:cool:

Good times again this year. Not as fun in camp without your party group this year, Randy.

SL was probably the grossest it has been for me with all of the cotton this year.....it will take me some time to clean up all the crap I have siting in the garage right now.

ScaldedDog
05-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Looks like you were close to the correct line on High Dive but on too much of an angle at that spot, your back end should have been a couple feet over towards the passenger side. That last drop is always the scariest, it feels like the back is going to come up and over the front.

Yeah, there are a couple of good lines at the bottom, and I didn't take either one of them. [sigh] Had the front been just a little to the driver's side, I'd have had a less entertaining ride.

Mark

aprosise
05-04-2015, 12:54 PM
Here's some more!

Squishy!
05-04-2015, 02:23 PM
Here some from find on Thursday. Great run! We were gunning in a big group so we didn't get too many pictures.

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41693

Squishy!
05-04-2015, 02:24 PM
One more from fins.
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Squishy!
05-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Got a ton from Saturdays Cliffhanger run.

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Squishy!
05-04-2015, 02:27 PM
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Squishy!
05-04-2015, 02:28 PM
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JadeRunner
05-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Since you were gunning for me Brady I didn't get any picture of you. Sorry. You certainly didn't seem to have any problems with your 80 on any of the obstacles over those two days on hard trails (Rim and Spike). You should have had some some your your girls taking pictures.

Thanks for gunning for me.

Bummer. I avoid that spot by going around it to the right to get above that ledge then straight up the next ledge.


No picks from me on KC, Moab Rim or Spike....hopefully someone caught me on one of those trails. Too bad nobody snapped a picture of my totally awesome wheel stand on Golden Spike.:cool:

Good times again this year. Not as fun in camp without your party group this year, Randy.

SL was probably the grossest it has been for me with all of the cotton this year.....it will take me some time to clean up all the crap I have siting in the garage right now.

JadeRunner
05-04-2015, 04:55 PM
It sure feels good putting another Cm in the books. i just need to go thru the trailer and load it back up again. We have lot's tshirts and RS trasharoos to sell to the club at a discount.

I still don't know how to add descriptions before each picture.
Me on the crack. Screen shot from my video
Vendor night
Vendor night
Me at the raffle diner with our cool Committee shirts
Spike group

JadeRunner
05-04-2015, 05:05 PM
James Bigham joined us late on our Golden Spike run. He is an original club member and CM planner. He had just left the club and moved out of state when I joined. I had never met him. So it was cool meeting him and seeing him wheel his understated 40.

Our Golden Spike run on Sat. went really smoothly and was quite fun. Rob Meredith was at the event and was on the run. He came by our trailhead to personal say he wouldn't be able to run the Spike with us. His wife needed him back at home. I was looking forward to running with himm again. But, we had, BVB with Robbie riding along, Steve Crase and Adam Tolman with us. Only about 10 in the group and it felt like a club run. We got back to the trailhead at 6pm. Yay!

Spike group
A fellow with a Profitt's built 40 named Scott.
James B. in the crack with Robbie spotting
Robbie inspecting his rear corner

TBuzz5
05-04-2015, 06:44 PM
MY name is Chris and I had a blast. I met many new faces and really enjoyed my time. I was in a little black 4runner that ran Golden Spike, Moab Rim then Flat iron mesa...Here's some of my better shots

Thursday-Moab Rim- Led by Steve and gunned by Jeremiah. There I was in the middle of a group of built 40's, 80's and a spooled mini truck. No issues on the trail and I was beat after that.

Day 1

Golden Spike



http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_120.jpg

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At this point it was 545 and this is the last uphill obstacle. Everything else is dropping back down ledges on gold bar rim.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_133.jpg

Did I mention cool trucks....

LT on 37's I really liked this one..
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_134.jpg

TBuzz5
05-04-2015, 06:48 PM
I was a little nervous about this but it went fine...

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84cruzer
05-04-2015, 07:26 PM
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ScaldedDog
05-04-2015, 07:50 PM
I got a few from the ledge on Kane Creek Saturday.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/ND2h_13260_zpsltp8x98b.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/ND2h_13262_zpsm8saurqx.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc185/ScaldedDogCO/CM15/ND2h_13265_zpsotcfsjn3.jpg

Mark

TBuzz5
05-04-2015, 08:13 PM
Trail leader for the day was Scott Yoder and gunner was Steve Brady. I really enjoyed this trail and will be on it again.

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_149.jpg

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http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_151.jpg

This guy wasn't with us but another cool rig, pretty sure it was Michael's dad.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_163.jpg
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FJBrady
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_158.jpg

Beast from Torfab
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/troutbuzzed/Mobile%20Uploads/image_159.jpg

JadeRunner
05-04-2015, 09:49 PM
Hey - there was a picture of Brady.

You and your 4runner did a great job Chris. I'm glad you came out. Nice smooth job on the crack also.

Rzeppa
05-04-2015, 11:50 PM
This guy wasn't with us but another cool rig, pretty sure it was Michael's dad.

Yes, that's Joe Calleja of Colorado Toyota Specialists, a long-time Rising Sun member and leader of many trails in Cruise Moab for us over the years. He normally sponsors a trail but this year the trail he normally sponsors, Behind the Rocks, was already sponsored by another local shop, Redline Landcruisers. So Joe just tagged along. He was a full registrant and I put him on the rim that day. He had a built 40 he wheeled for many years, and has subsequently built that truggy you see there.

Rzeppa
05-04-2015, 11:55 PM
More to Come :hill:

The video of Marlin negotiating the waterfall was hilarious! I will totally have to give him crap about that privately.

JadeRunner
05-05-2015, 12:27 AM
MTWRaGBRwd4

Side by side action with Gary Coberly. Gary is an awesome driver. But in this video he actually failed getting up. I do have the video of his next attempt and he just pops right up like he usually does. But, it's boring compared to this one.

Here is the link if the embedded video doesn't work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTWRaGBRwd4&feature=youtu.be

Fishy
05-05-2015, 12:34 AM
Toyota Trails would like to see and hear about your adventures at Cruise Moab. Email your submissions to editor@tlca.org

The Kokopelli was interesting this year...... And very fun. I also ran The Pickle and Gold Bar over the weekend. We bumped into Yoder and his Spike group at the final obstacle on Gold Bar Rim, which is much harder this year than it has been in the past.

Side note.....

I drove an 80 on The Pickle. I'm not ready to say I'd trade my 100 for one, but I have the 80 itch really really bad.

sleeoffroad
05-05-2015, 07:36 AM
RZR's are slowly eating away at every trail in Moab. JMHO.

Why do you think it is the RZR's making the trails more difficult? We did the whole Spike run including Gold bar rim with three different RZR models and hardly spinned a tire on an obstacle.

Gary's video above does not support this but remember that is in Bfe play area where one typically tackle stuff larger that what your vehicle allows for.

LXBRADY
05-05-2015, 08:51 AM
Right on, thank you Tbuzz5!

Durango crew rocks! One of the guys from Durango took the picture a few years ago of my avatar!

:)

JadeRunner
05-05-2015, 09:24 AM
I just happened to post right before Stan made that comment. It wasn't intentional. Gary was on the trail on the Pickle trying to get up an obstacle. Just like we were. Our rigs can make a similar impact. I just thought it was an entertaining video.

Jacket
05-05-2015, 09:28 AM
Can we move the RZR discussion to a different thread please? This is for CM porn.

Blindranger
05-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Here are some highlights from the Swell over night run.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17349661356_910b7d3c4c_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/sr8xSm)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/sr8xSm) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8855/17373651162_bcb5329a53_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/stfvcG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/stfvcG) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8862/17375285881_d08e949831_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/stoT9v)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/stoT9v) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7758/17373653682_2354a4c130_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/stfvX9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/stfvX9) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7772/16753090004_98a257033f_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rwpXZo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/rwpXZo) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7770/16753090664_31bc1c3bc1_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rwpYbL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/rwpYbL) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr

coax
05-05-2015, 01:05 PM
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8855/17373651162_bcb5329a53_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/stfvcG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/stfvcG) by blindranger (https://www.flickr.com/people/94942458@N00/), on Flickr


Makes me sad I sold my Blue 55. Great pictures!

White Stripe
05-05-2015, 09:19 PM
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The Pickle.

Rzeppa
05-05-2015, 09:54 PM
Can we move the RZR discussion to a different thread please? This is for CM porn.

Thank you Matt. I have been thinking of starting a new thread in the Land Use section to address this. I have opinions too, but decided not to dilute this thread with them.

White Stripe
05-05-2015, 10:15 PM
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Stretched 4door 40 on a mega cruiser chassis at Slick Rock camp. Someone mentioned in a thread only 200 were ever made. Is that correct? Not a lot of info on em. Cool rig though.

White Stripe
05-05-2015, 10:21 PM
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A nice turbo 80series on body snatcher obstacle on Golden Spike Thursday. When my new to offroading passengers heard
the name of this obstacle they decided they would just watch lol. It is easy to get pushed into the rock.
But its not like your going to die which they learned after watching a few rigs go through it. One 80 did take some
damage on this, but not bad.

Fishy
05-05-2015, 10:26 PM
How about someone from the Swell Run writing an article for Toyota Trails? $$ is available!

Fishy
05-05-2015, 11:24 PM
My favorite 80..... belongs to a really good buddy, but it's what I'm planning for mine. Kokopelli Expedition 2015

simps80
05-05-2015, 11:33 PM
Nice truck!
Nice pic!

Fishy
05-05-2015, 11:49 PM
I was fortunate enough to have a kid named Spencer on my Kokopelli Expedition. He's 19 years old and full of passion for everything Land Cruiser. He also drives a 40 that's more than twice as old as he is. How cool is that?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toyota-Land-Cruiser-Association-TLCA/169413739759748?ref=hl

cruiseroutfit
05-06-2015, 12:30 AM
Had a great time with a great group on my first cruise moab event! Thanks to Kurt for leading a great first day on Devils Race Track and Eva Connover trails...

Absolutely my pleasure. I enjoy showing folks around and our club has a great time hosting everyone at Lone Warrior.

How about someone from the Swell Run writing an article for Toyota Trails? $$ is available!

If nobody tosses their name in the hat, I'm sure I can find track someone down. This was year 7 and we'd love to see something in print about the event.

I was fortunate enough to have a kid named Spenser on my Kokopelli Expedition. He's 19 years old and full of passion for everything Land Cruiser. He also drives a 40 that's more than twice as old as he is. How cool is that?

Spencer is a great kid and his enthusiasm for Cruisers is exciting. He's got the attention span of a 2x4 but we're working on that :D Cruise Moab beat him and his rig to death, beyond the FJ40 issues on the Kokopelli and back in Moab, his FJ80 lost it's starter at Arches and he lost his wallet in Green River. I asked him today if he'll be going back... he seemed to indicate yes :D

Fishy
05-06-2015, 03:22 AM
Spencer is a great kid and his enthusiasm for Cruisers is exciting. He's got the attention span of a 2x4 but we're working on that :D Cruise Moab beat him and his rig to death, beyond the FJ40 issues on the Kokopelli and back in Moab, his FJ80 lost it's starter at Arches and he lost his wallet in Green River. I asked him today if he'll be going back... he seemed to indicate yes :D

You should have seen the look on his face when he sheared all the bolts on the knuckle and ripped the brake line off. The wheel and hub were just lying in the dirt. I was slightly worried about bringing him to Top of the World for fear he might just jump off.

This isn't a trip he'll soon forget.

bh4rnnr
05-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Spencer is a great kid and his enthusiasm for Cruisers is exciting. He's got the attention span of a 2x4 but we're working on that :D Cruise Moab beat him and his rig to death, beyond the FJ40 issues on the Kokopelli and back in Moab, his FJ80 lost it's starter at Arches and he lost his wallet in Green River. I asked him today if he'll be going back... he seemed to indicate yes :D

At least he didn't loose his cc at the raffle and dinner:rolleyes:.

Looks like another successful CM. Been enjoying the pics!! I was hiding away at the ranch in Evergreen this year.

RockRunner
05-06-2015, 01:42 PM
Good times again this year. Not as fun in camp without your party group this year, Randy.

SL was probably the grossest it has been for me with all of the cotton this year.....it will take me some time to clean up all the crap I have siting in the garage right now.

I agree with Steve, the back row was pretty much dead. I spend some time with Brady and family around the fire but nothing like years past. Then again I only came in my Ford street truck and went the RZR route.

I have to agree with Steve regarding the conditions of SR, the campground was covered in "snow" when I got there on Thursday. Just opening your window for a minute filled my truck with a flurry of cotton "balls". I hope to return next year for CM but will definitely be staying somewhere else. I know this has been discussed to death and SR is pretty much the only place that will have the event but I would suggest continuing to look for another campground that is willing to host the event.

One idea might be for the entire check in procedure to be held in the big tent and discontinue using SR for anything official if that hasn't happened already. I know it is really nice to be all camped in one area and close to the action but I do not believe it is worth it for me anymore.

Besides that I would like to thank the committee, they did a great job. I only heard positive things this year, besides the cotton that they do not control. The food was good, the prices were great and from what I heard the trail leaders and gunners did a great job.

Again thank you CM committee for a great job well done :cheers:

RockRunner
05-06-2015, 01:52 PM
My favorite 80..... belongs to a really good buddy, but it's what I'm planning for mine. Kokopelli Expedition 2015

Great calendar shot :thumb:

AimCOTaco
05-06-2015, 05:19 PM
A few of my snaps... I took very few as I was busy all the time. It was a great 2nd CM for me!

Hell's Revenge Wednesday night:

AimCOTaco
05-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Jax Trax Friday, Thanks to Crash for telling stories about Jack on this run, It was a big hit with all who were on it! We need to keep this one going if Crash is up for it.

AimCOTaco
05-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Kane Creek Saturday. My hands we're full on this great run, but I'll try to add some videos as time permits. .for now enjoy the flute player..

84cruzer
05-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Jax Trax Friday, Thanks to Crash for telling stories about Jack on this run, It was a big hit with all who were on it! We need to keep this one going if Crash is up for it.


Any Pics of the Brown 60 in front of Crash? :hill:

84cruzer
05-06-2015, 07:38 PM
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nick in nebraska
05-06-2015, 08:12 PM
Thanks to the wonderful Cm staff!!! Another awesome event in the books.
Thanks to Yoder for the jinx on Moab Rim. He said "Maybe you should lead a trail or tail gun next Cm "
and a short time latter CRACK BOOM !! BBC (broken birfield syndrome ) lol
Limped back to camp 3 legged for what I thought should be a quick fix beings that I had a full axle replacement that I have been toting around for years. Just to find out that it must be out of a 80. Slipped in fine but would not rotate. A short 5 hours latter and tearing apart my spare parts and reusing what I could. I was on the road again for Golden Spike the next morning.

nick in nebraska
05-06-2015, 08:17 PM
contemplating on a winch point at BR (I can't seem to get pic to sty rotated correctly)

nick in nebraska
05-06-2015, 10:13 PM
Chris and I with a light flop on up chuck. I have a video. I tried but could not upload. I posted to YouTube and tried to Copy url. No luck

nick in nebraska
05-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Maybe I figured it out.
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spcruiser
05-06-2015, 10:59 PM
Great event again this year thanks for all the work and time invested by the committee to make this happen!
Shots from Dome Plataeu and Golden Spike lead, Flat Iron Mesa gunned.

spcruiser
05-06-2015, 11:03 PM
Few more.

AimCOTaco
05-06-2015, 11:20 PM
Any Pics of the Brown 60 in front of Crash? :hill:

Sure do, found this one!

cruiseroutfit
05-07-2015, 12:01 AM
Fantastic pics :cool:

Rzeppa
05-07-2015, 02:01 AM
Sure do, found this one!

One of the striking things in this (as well as others) pic is how green the vegetation was this year compared to other years. It is a deep green, suggesting plenty of moisture to date.

Yet we had (arguably) the best weather for a Cruise Moab ever. No rain, no snow, the temps were above freezing and below eighties for the most part. And While we have had other Cruise Moabs with the above conditions, they were typically accompanied by gale force winds.

Not so this year, we had a couple of little squalls that lasted at most a couple of minutes.

While the the cotton was in full bloom, the caterpillars were really minimal. The cottonwoods in Slickrock are both a blessing and a curse. Sure, the cotton itself ranges from annoying to deal breaker depending on your tolerance for it, but the shade is the reason they are there.

I agree with Tom that the back row parties weren't as big as year's past, but then again, I didn't get any complaints about them as I have every year for many years.

For the record, we didn't fill up, we were around 20-30 short depending on how you define it. But that's fine, I think we had another good event and most went home happy. And that's really all I care about.

84cruzer
05-07-2015, 08:41 AM
Sure do, found this one!

Sa-Weeet! Thanks sooooo much!

Inukshuk
05-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Yet we had (arguably) the best weather for a Cruise Moab ever. No rain, no snow, the temps were above freezing and below eighties for the most part. And While we have had other Cruise Moabs with the above conditions, they were typically accompanied by gale force winds.

Not so this year, we had a couple of little squalls that lasted at most a couple of minutes.

While the the cotton was in full bloom, the caterpillars were really minimal. The cottonwoods in Slickrock are both a blessing and a curse. Sure, the cotton itself ranges from annoying to deal breaker depending on your tolerance for it, but the shade is the reason they are there.

I agree with Tom that the back row parties weren't as big as year's past, but then again, I didn't get any complaints about them as I have every year for many years.

For the record, we didn't fill up, we were around 20-30 short depending on how you define it. But that's fine, I think we had another good event and most went home happy. And that's really all I care about.


:thumb: I had a mouse run out of my tent when I set it up to clean Sunday night. Then I used my leaf blower on the cotton.

Agreed

CardinalFJ60
05-07-2015, 10:22 AM
Sure do, found this one!

One of my favorite 60's. Gary and I try to meet up with our 60's every year. it's a proffit-built monster of a 60.

this is from a bunch of years ago (2010):

CardinalFJ60
05-07-2015, 10:24 AM
oops. here they are

84cruzer
05-08-2015, 06:08 PM
Come on peeps I know you have more to contribute to this tread.

Shawn you were certainly missed this year, Maybe next year we could organize some sort of 60s only run. If others can be elitist Toyota snobs, so can we. :rolleyes:

Any ways back to pics, Here are a couple from my solo run out to Chicken Corners on Wednesday.

MountainGoat
05-09-2015, 08:08 AM
I don't have a lot of great action shots. Here are few from Dome Plateau on Saturday. Including the obligatory shot of Gary's 60. :)

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2015/CM2015/Dome2015-2r.jpg

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2015/CM2015/Dome2015-3r.jpg

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2015/CM2015/Dome2015-4r.jpg

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2015/CM2015/Dome2015-5r.jpg

84cruzer
05-09-2015, 02:01 PM
That was a fun trip! Still going trough Pics and Vids. I think my gopro batteries were pretty much exhausted by the time Saturday came around.

Here are a couple from Thursdays Poison Spider Run.
Lunch Break at Little Arch
Adam Tolman 'Oh what a feeling... Toyota!' Leap on little arch

MileHigh
05-09-2015, 06:18 PM
A short clip, Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh801GJloms&feature=youtu.be

AimCOTaco
05-09-2015, 06:25 PM
A short clip, Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh801GJloms&feature=youtu.be

Nice work! The aerial footage is awesome!

Crash
05-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Well done!

Fishy
05-10-2015, 12:48 AM
Cm2015 Pretty upset that I messed this shot up. If it wasn't out of focus, it would have been a good one.

DanS
05-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Cm2015 Pretty upset that I messed this shot up. If it wasn't out of focus, it would have been a good one.

No reason to be upset. (yeah, I've done the same)

If you really want that shot in focus, sounds like an excuse to go back and try it again! :)

Dan

Fishy
05-10-2015, 11:42 AM
I was able to get some fantastic ones that will be published in a few different places. (Can't show those yet)

I only took one shot of this particular angle with the CM2015 written though. I thought it looked fine on the LCD until I got home. That spot has been photographed so many times from the same spot, same angle, that I was trying to do something a little different.

Blindranger
05-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Friday on Fins N Things:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7769/17246266308_acf4361866_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/sgZC87)FJ60 FJ80 4Runner FJ40 (https://flic.kr/p/sgZC87) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7762/16813762683_39a8299c9e_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rBLVS4)FJ45 (https://flic.kr/p/rBLVS4) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7796/16813781143_4eee68b063_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rBM2mk)40's! (https://flic.kr/p/rBM2mk) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5459/16811543764_1a234ce70c_h.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rBzyfQ)FJ40 (https://flic.kr/p/rBzyfQ) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7787/17432209642_7e162ff9e8_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/syqCAE)The Smell of Efficiency (https://flic.kr/p/syqCAE) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7768/17408167956_3bb8356468_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/swipQQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/swipQQ) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7715/17246616770_43e4017825_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/sh2qiy)FZJ80 (https://flic.kr/p/sh2qiy) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5450/17434182805_274039c90c_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/syAK9H)FJ40 (https://flic.kr/p/syAK9H) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

Blindranger
05-11-2015, 10:34 AM
Saturday on Elephant Hill
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(https://flic.kr/p/rBAn25)UZJ100 (https://flic.kr/p/rBAn25) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7768/17247981269_8fcc1d8484_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/sh9pVp)FJ80 & UZJ100 (https://flic.kr/p/sh9pVp) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5451/16811720124_0c02103f32_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/rBAsFw)IMG_0500_2 (https://flic.kr/p/rBAsFw) by Matt Ewalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattewalt/), on Flickr

odyseuss
05-11-2015, 10:49 AM
From Dome Plateau on Saturday.

odyseuss
05-11-2015, 10:50 AM
The Swell Overnight run video

https://youtu.be/H0FR28Pa7UY

84cruzer
05-11-2015, 11:32 AM
The Overnight run swell video

https://youtu.be/H0FR28Pa7UY

'This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.'
:rant:

Squishy!
05-11-2015, 02:34 PM
'This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.'
:rant:

Worked great for me. :dunno:

Cool video :thumb:

84cruzer
05-11-2015, 02:45 PM
It's working now for me as well. Really must do this trip one of these days.
Thanks for sharing. :hill:

odyseuss
05-11-2015, 03:33 PM
The copyright on the music was causing it to be blocked. I removed the audio so now it is not blocked but I would not say that it works cause the audio is a big part of this video, or at least the way I produced it.

For now,(until I can come up with a better alternative)you can open the official version of the audio on youtube in another window.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP2FrFBGEfs

Skip the ad and start to play the Cabin By the Sea video about 5 seconds after you start the Swell video.

This should give you time to start the Swell video, then start the music, then go back and watch the swell video with the music.

May the force be with you.

TheHoneyBadger
05-11-2015, 04:15 PM
A short clip, Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh801GJloms&feature=youtu.be

Nice drone work. What drone do you have? Do you like the way it handles/performs?

The Swell Overnight run video

https://youtu.be/H0FR28Pa7UY

Cool video. Good job. I played the music video while I watched it. LOL Makes it work better. :thumb:

I was really wanting to do something like this for this trip as well. But it just didn't work out.

Great jobs, guys! :thumb:

Blindranger
05-11-2015, 04:58 PM
Scott thanks for making this video! Driving over the GoPro turned out pretty sweet :cool:

OilHammer
05-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Nice vids! This whole update thread is a step above what I remember for any of the previous.

Fishy
05-11-2015, 05:19 PM
A seat with a view....

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd364/coflytyer/DSC_0229_zpsptm721uw.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/coflytyer/media/DSC_0229_zpsptm721uw.jpg.html)

Fishy
05-11-2015, 05:21 PM
More....

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd364/coflytyer/DSC_0268_zpslb2i46ia.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/coflytyer/media/DSC_0268_zpslb2i46ia.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd364/coflytyer/DSC_0772_zpsiwcjtrbf.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/coflytyer/media/DSC_0772_zpsiwcjtrbf.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd364/coflytyer/DSC_0769_zpshsajzrcw.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/coflytyer/media/DSC_0769_zpshsajzrcw.jpg.html)

simps80
05-11-2015, 11:02 PM
Favorite..62..ever

Fishy
05-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Favorite..62..ever


Same....

simps80
05-11-2015, 11:06 PM
That trucks matched perfect and staggered special..!!..;)

odyseuss
05-12-2015, 10:08 AM
I'm glad the swell video worked out for some. I have found a better way to share it so you can download it all with the audio on one file and youtube cant block it.

here is the link.

https://app.box.com/s/8h4dhzwdr96kj1cf119oa269b8f4jfh3

Hopefully that works better.

I was a bit concerned about driving over the camera but it did turn out nice, Thanks Matt.

Box Rocket
05-12-2015, 11:25 AM
Edit: holding off with some pics for TT.

Box Rocket
05-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Edit: holding pics for TT.

Crash
05-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Adam, great pics, as always. Fun being on the Spike with you - seven years since the last time!
Here are a few I took - as you can tell my fotog was back in Denver:

84cruzer
05-17-2015, 04:58 PM
pZkEw48TVyQ

Rezarf
05-18-2015, 01:29 PM
A short clip, Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh801GJloms&feature=youtu.be

Killer Video, the drones make it look so amazing! Great vid, thanks for posting.

Fishy
05-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Here's a link to a short Kokopelli Expedition video.

https://vimeo.com/127566687

Jacket
05-18-2015, 02:43 PM
Man - trip reports/videos are moving to a whole new level with the aerial coverage. Very cool Stan. Did that 80 sheer his knuckle studs?

jps8460
05-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Sahweeeet!! Great soundtrack

Rzeppa
05-18-2015, 11:10 PM
Here's a link to a short Kokopelli Expedition video.

https://vimeo.com/127566687

That's flipping AWESOME! The production and editing were superb, and somebody spent a lot of time and work on that. Somebody had a drone, that was so cool. The music rocked too.

Rzeppa
05-18-2015, 11:11 PM
Man - trip reports/videos are moving to a whole new level with the aerial coverage. Very cool Stan. Did that 80 sheer his knuckle studs?

I *think* that was Matt Farr, and I *think* the answer is yes...going by memory of reports as the groups came back in.

Hulk
05-19-2015, 12:43 AM
Yep, that was me. Repaired on the trail on the morning of Day 1, kept going, finished the trail.

Stan, that video is sweet. We should post it on the home page of TLCA if he'll give us permission.

Fishy
05-19-2015, 01:11 AM
Yep, that was me. Repaired on the trail on the morning of Day 1, kept going, finished the trail.

Stan, that video is sweet. We should post it on the home page of TLCA if he'll give us permission.


Absolutly Matt, that's the plan. We already have permission and I have spoken with Mrs. Hulk about it.

Makes me want to go back and do it again. The view of Top of the World from off the edge is unreal. Our group really came together for some of those trail repairs.

OilHammer
05-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Amazing. Wow. Puts any of my trip photos to shame. I gotta say, I really want to install a tracker in my 40 and have a drone chase me on some of those wide open desert runs.

Speaking of drones, there were two in little wildhorse canyon yesterday and some "female" hikers were livid about it. They were ticked about the noise, but they bitched just as loud and for probably longer. :)

Fishy
05-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Amazing. Wow. Puts any of my trip photos to shame. I gotta say, I really want to install a tracker in my 40 and have a drone chase me on some of those wide open desert runs.

Speaking of drones, there were two in little wildhorse canyon yesterday and some "female" hikers were livid about it. They were ticked about the noise, but they bitched just as loud and for probably longer. :)

This one looks promising, but there are a lot of drawbacks and I'd want to see it in action. https://www.lily.camera/ Having an actual person fly the drone will still be the best way to get great footage, but the video for this is very cool.

I can understand the folks being upset about the drone noise too, they're pretty loud. It sounds like a small airplane.

CM pic for thread...
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd364/coflytyer/DSC_0247_zpszfbdmvyo.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/coflytyer/media/DSC_0247_zpszfbdmvyo.jpg.html)