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JadeRunner
12-07-2007, 08:18 AM
Meeting Place: Cemetery area half mile above (west) of Central City-the normal spot. Pizza at Beau Jo's Pizza after the run.

Date: Saturday Jan. 5th, 2008
Time: Meet at 9am or earlier and leave soon after 9:30am
CB Channel 4
Will will air down and chain up (if your using chains) at the meeting place.

Be prepared to be trudging through lots and lots of snow, especially when you exit your stuck rig to hook up a strap. Gater's, snow suits, gortex or whatever - just be prepared to stay warm and dry. It can be really cold and windy. Make sure you have at least one strap and tow points available front and rear.

We will meet at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs for Pizza after the run. Around 4-5 pm. The club will buy pizza and pop.

Uncle Ben
12-07-2007, 08:22 AM
I love that picture! The weather today has me so stoked up for vehicular entertainment! Let it snow....let it snow....let it snow! :woot: :woot: :thumb:

MDH33
12-07-2007, 08:28 AM
I would like to make this run, but all I have for a recovery point on the back of my 40 is a tow ball... Anyone have a recommendation for something that can be added to replace that without having to modify the crossmember? :o

Uncle Ben
12-07-2007, 08:35 AM
I would like to make this run, but all I have for a recovery point on the back of my 40 is a tow ball... Anyone have a recommendation for something that can be added to replace that without having to modify the crossmember? :o


http://www.multihitch.com/images/heavy/pintle_hitch.jpg

MDH33
12-07-2007, 09:05 AM
http://www.multihitch.com/images/heavy/pintle_hitch.jpg

That would be ideal. Do you have one that fits the bolt pattern on a 40? :D

bskey
12-07-2007, 09:16 AM
I should be able to make this! Now a good reason to get those chains!

Uncle Ben
12-07-2007, 09:26 AM
That would be ideal. Do you have one that fits the bolt pattern on a 40? :D

Actually, I carry one of these http://www.peachstatewreckersales.com/images/hks6.jpg so I can yank the unprepared out of my way!

I would think you could figure a way to off set the holes in the hitch to fit the Cruiser pattern. Then again it's just an FJ-40 and considering the fact that tow points are more important than a lift or other accessories it seems that maybe a hole or two could be drilled if necessary so proper safety equipment could be installed!

MDH33
12-07-2007, 09:36 AM
Looks like $OR sells one that should work.

I, of course, only need it to pull others out of snowdrifts. :)

Uncle Ben
12-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Looks like $OR sells one that should work.

I, of course, only need it to pull others out of snowdrifts. :)


Uh huh....:homer::flop::D

60wag
12-07-2007, 10:12 AM
Just take the ball off and put a shackle through the bolt hole - if it'll fit.

MDH33
12-07-2007, 11:13 AM
Just take the ball off and put a shackle through the bolt hole - if it'll fit.
Good suggestion, but a new pintle and some other toys are on their way from $OR. :D

Now I just need to see if my chains will fit these 34's...:thumb:

treerootCO
12-07-2007, 12:47 PM
Count me in!

neliconcept
12-07-2007, 02:00 PM
would love to! but ill be in South Carolina all for break to be with my family.

lfd270ben
12-07-2007, 02:59 PM
dang I get back on the 6th

RockRunner
12-08-2007, 02:38 PM
I'm chains or no chains................

SROR/AKA 2BAD
12-08-2007, 05:14 PM
Count me in!

if mikes in i'm in!!!

i'll bring some southern folk with me.

i had fun last year. :thumb:

rover67
12-09-2007, 01:10 PM
think my 60 with an ome lift and 33" with no lockers will do it? we were in 1-2' snow yesterday and it spun a lot with the chains untill they dug down a bit to the road beneath.

J Kimmel
12-09-2007, 04:55 PM
I am planning on being there :) hopefully the roads won't be too bad for my trailer :)

Red_Chili
12-09-2007, 06:05 PM
I'm gonna try! I might try the chainless 5psi approach this time. Crawl on the top. Mebbe.

Hulk
12-09-2007, 10:59 PM
think my 60 with an ome lift and 33" with no lockers will do it? we were in 1-2' snow yesterday and it spun a lot with the chains untill they dug down a bit to the road beneath.

If you get stuck, there will be 20 guys with straps there to yank you out. Getting stuck is half the fun.

Jacket
12-09-2007, 11:15 PM
I'm gonna try and get out for this one. I need a good snow bash!

rover67
12-11-2007, 01:03 AM
sweet, i'm down!

Rezarf
12-11-2007, 11:47 AM
That would be ideal. Do you have one that fits the bolt pattern on a 40? :D

Martin-

FJ40 has a common bolt patter to most pintels. Head to the farm store if you haven't already bought one.

This would be a fun run for sure.

Drew

MDH33
12-11-2007, 11:54 AM
Martin-

FJ40 has a common bolt patter to most pintels. Head to the farm store if you haven't already bought one.

This would be a fun run for sure.

Drew

I ordered one, should be here today. :thumb:

LandBruiser
12-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Im in!:cheers:

corsair23
01-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Meeting Place: Cemetery area half mile above (west) of Central City-the normal spot. Pizza at Beau Jo's Pizza after the run.

Date: Saturday Jan. 5th, 2008
Time: Meet at 9am or earlier and leave soon after 9:30am
CB Channel 4
Will will air down and chain up (if your using chains) at the meeting place.


Can someone remind where exactly the cemetery is :D

I'd hate to miss the run 'cuz I'm too inept to locate the cemetery...I searched online for an addy to Google and came up with nada...

nuclearlemon
01-03-2008, 06:10 PM
easy to get to...when you turn to go to central city, just keep going straight.

you'll pass the casinos and get into a small neighborhood, go up a hill, past a new apartment complex and at the top of the hill there will be nothing but snow, 4x4s, a cemetary and more snow. :)

corsair23
01-03-2008, 06:21 PM
Glad I asked :hill:

For some reason I was thinking it was further down Hwy 119 past Blackhawk :doh: - We use to go up there a lot years ago before the casinos showed up but not anymore. I'm guessing it might be quicker then to come over the parkway for people coming up from the south...

Is my circle in about the right spot? :D

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Hulk
01-03-2008, 06:48 PM
IIRC, it is here (blue circle).

Uncle Ben
01-03-2008, 06:51 PM
IIRC, it is here (blue circle).


You guys are in trouble already! :lmao: Hulk is closest but it is the beginning of the Columbine Campground road! ;)

Hulk
01-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Last year I got there first (which never happens), and just kept driving on Upper Apex Road. After 2 miles, I turned around and went back to the parking lot by the cemetery. It was so snowed over it was unrecognizable. It was a good thing JadeRunner had shown up by this time.

JadeRunner
01-03-2008, 10:20 PM
Ok, I just talked this over with Uncle Ben. As he stated the conditions on the traditional route that they took could improve, but unless we can confirm that, I don't suggest we take the whole group up that route. You can't really strap anyone in that deep sugar. Winches would be required.

The alternative route that they came back down on would be a better bet for the main group. Then we could continue up the main route, like most groups do. Which is typically accessed from York Gulch. We would then plan to return to Idaho Springs via York Gulch.

So if a few people (with winches) could head up early on either route and radio back that would be helpful. Otherwise I will take the main group up the alternative route and send a sub-group with winches up the traditional route.

I'm sure this sounds confusing to most people that are not familiar with the area, so here is a crude map to help. I will plan to be in the parking lot at 8:30 and also plan to air down low and not use chains to start with.

RockRunner
01-03-2008, 11:14 PM
Scott, is that the road we took last year after we got turned away? There was a nice little play area towards the end.

JadeRunner
01-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Scott, is that the road we took last year after we got turned away? There was a nice little play area towards the end.

I'm not sure.

Red_Chili
01-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Well by golly, I will be there. I prefer the Bald Mountain to Pisgah route. We might actually GET somewhere and get back in time for pizza!

No chains for Chili. Not sure how well they fit the wider wheels yet, and definitely unsure about clearances. They will *probably* work, but even last year I took out some metal in an unplanned body modification chain-based exercise. :lol:

rover67
01-04-2008, 10:56 PM
so should i go for it in the fj 60 with 33's, no winch and no lockers?

J Kimmel
01-04-2008, 10:59 PM
so should i go for it in the fj 60 with 33's, no winch and no lockers?

I would. I am barely set up better and will be there!

JadeRunner
01-04-2008, 11:25 PM
so should i go for it in the fj 60 with 33's, no winch and no lockers?

Yhou won' be the only one in that setup. Hang to the rear of the grounp and you will have a lot of fun.

rover67
01-04-2008, 11:57 PM
dogs allowed?

JadeRunner
01-05-2008, 12:08 AM
dogs allowed?
definetly

rover67
01-05-2008, 12:41 AM
see a'll in the morning!

RockRunner
01-05-2008, 08:04 AM
dogs allowed?

If you want to bring them go for it. We aren't bringing ours as we do not want them getting in the way. also don't want to leave them in the car when we are eating PIZZA!!!

RockRunner
01-05-2008, 08:05 AM
I may have an extra set of chains not sure yet. I will bring them if they will work.

Scott are you still bringing the snow shoes??

JadeRunner
01-05-2008, 08:36 AM
Yea, I'll bring a set of snow shoes. Looks like like ski traffic on I70 is bad. I'm going up from Golden.

corsair23
01-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Made it out alive!!!!

We're all at Beau Jos eating pizza....Pictures will be forthcoming :D