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nuclearlemon
07-20-2008, 05:29 PM
rocked!:headbang::perry:

ttubb
07-20-2008, 07:16 PM
rocked!:headbang::perry:

Ige, thanks and very nice meeting you. Wish we could have had more time to visit. Terry

:cheers:

bh4rnnr
07-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Yeah, awesome time! Thanks to Neil and Ige for the rides. I'm still full from dinner last night. Post pics once I get them on to the puter...

:beer::beer:

Convert
07-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Great times all Post up some stuff later:thumb:

wesintl
07-20-2008, 09:17 PM
Thank you Nathaniel for another great GTR!

I blasted all my photos to flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10840246@N04/sets/72157606286993719/

Shark Bait
07-20-2008, 10:25 PM
Great pictures, Wes. Looks like a fun time. :)

Hulk
07-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Man, that is a HUGE group!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/2687180555_4cd1324f33.jpg?v=0

Great pics, Wes. Was a Dodge Ram part of the group? :confused:

Groucho
07-21-2008, 06:38 AM
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the 4th GTR!! Our family had a blast! I am still full from dinner, and glad that the weather worked (mostly) in our favor).

Thank you to everyone!!

Also, please welcome our two newest members, Terry Tubb and David Bosley!! These two were voted in by significant member number at the group Potluck!!

Welcome!!

(Yes, the dodge ram was Ige's friend.)

treerootCO
07-21-2008, 07:45 AM
Awesome run as always! Thank you Nathaniel for leading the run and thank you everyone for a great time! :)

Red_Chili
07-21-2008, 08:04 AM
Thank you Nathaniel, it was a first rate trip!

Sorry I probably grossed everyone out. Made it home ok; Boz (Tramontana) drove the Chili down to BV, then Justin drove the Chili and Boz and I enjoyed supercharged air conditioned comfort in Justin's nice 4Runner on the way home. Made a big difference, the heat and dehydration was affecting me, maybe dangerously.

Thanks to all who were concerned and were so helpful. You have no idea what a blessing a 7-Up and Ginger Ale can be!!!

Working from home today, staying in bed. My wife got the same exact thing, with the onset within two hours of when it hit me. Bad BBQ at the neighbor's Friday night, almost HAS to be. Glad I at least got a great Saturday!

:thumb:

MDH33
07-21-2008, 08:51 AM
Great trip! Thanks Nathaniel for organizing and leading that huge group! :thumb:

I heard that the rest of you were cooking in 100 degree temps in the city while we enjoyed cool temps and beautiful scenery on the GTR. ;)

Wes, Ige, Matt (Subzali) and myself did a quick tour of the area on Friday before the official run on Saturday/Sunday. We ran over Hancock Pass, through Pitkin, Up Waunita Pass, over Black Sage Pass, then over Tomichi Pass where we camped out. A few pics of Day one:

Matt, Wes and Ige heading up Hancock the first time (we ran it 3 times this weekend!)

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335336026_2d7UR-M.jpg

I brought the lowrider FJ60 on this run

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335336773_k9gEA-M.jpg

A little rain to keep the dust down in the valley near Waunita Hot Springs and Black Sage Pass.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335597614_CAp73-M.jpg

Wes was the first to open Tomichi Pass for the season. We had to shovel this drift and few others to get my lard butt open 60 through. :o

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335599169_JnHGC-M.jpg

Matt and Ige getting near the top of Tomichi

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335602243_7HXPp-M.jpg

This is part of the shelf road coming down Tomichi. We had to do some snow drift shoveling and leveling of the road. We earned our beers that night.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335605064_Ho4wg-M.jpg

Matt shoveling and Ige Saluting

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335607734_nvRek-L-1.jpg

Ige's 80 past the last drift.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335609550_uiu6P-L-1.jpg

Setting up camp the first night. I was able to use my new RTT again. :thumb:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335612113_NnLmQ-L-1.jpg

Day 2. The views from the top of Hancock Pass are awesome!

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335613164_rCFZ2-M.jpg

Some mining ruins

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335613883_dWtg3-M.jpg

The crazy shelf road going up to the Alpine tunnel

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335619653_fKF8B-M.jpg

Day 3. Cruisin' home

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335626345_WDmSd-L-1.jpg

Tramontana
07-21-2008, 09:28 AM
...I really appreciate the nomination and vote to join this crew. I had a wonderful time on GTR 08, and enjoyed getting to drive the great RedChili a bit on Sunday. Too bad it was at the expense of Bill's health, and I'm sad that he fell so ill, so quickly. Get well soon mate!

CHEERS!!! to Nathaniel for organizing and leading such a wonderful event. I don't think it has been mentioned, but he went way and above merely leading a run, as he had prepared and handed out copies of a very insightful and knowledgeable write up of the area, repleat with history of the roads, mines, ghost towns and old rail line lore of the run. EXCELLENT JOB Nathaniel.

As a newly licensed HAM, thanks to the RS "wives class" this past winter, and having been in the RedChili for two days with both a truck mtd CB and a fine HAM 2M rig mounted, I would HIGHLY recommend that if you haven't already done so, invest the very small amount of time needed to study for, and pass the FCC examination to get an Amateur License. It was a night and day difference in comm. quality, clarity and range.

While the CB chatter was enjoyable banter, they were pressed to be clearly heard from the front to the rear of a 22 truck convoy. Meanwhile the HAM's were connecting up at times between SouthPark, CO and the group in basecamp near Pitkin via the Leadville repeater.

We very easily reached the group that was descending Hancock Pass from West to East as we were arriving in Buena Vista. This was great for synchronizing a meet of the two groups at St. Elmo.

Saturday evenings pot luck dinner was a site to behold with all of the grills and dutch ovens that made an appearance. The cobblers (three different flavors!) were a wonderful end to a very good meal and excellent company.

Many thanks again to all, Rising Sun, and the members and guests that made this run such a wonderful time.

Cheers!

MDH33
07-21-2008, 10:18 AM
X2 on the HAM. I only had a CB and missed out on 99% of the communication. Matt let me borrow his hand-held HAM for awhile (to listen) and I was impressed with the clarity of the communication. I'll definitely be studying for my license soon.

subzali
07-21-2008, 10:48 AM
The FJ40 was 98310, so according to SOR's frame numbering chart (http://www.sor.com/fj40frame.html) it's a 2/71. I'll post up some pics later. I think a rescue is in order ;)

MDH33
07-21-2008, 11:00 AM
The FJ40 was 98310, so according to SOR's frame numbering chart (http://www.sor.com/fj40frame.html) it's a 2/71. I'll post up some pics later. I think a rescue is in order ;)

Matt's referring to this:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/335604693_gynaP-M.jpg

We spotted it from up on the Tomichi shelf road and he scrambled down to inspect the wreckage. Can't wait to see the close-up shots. :thumb:

Anyone know the history?

nuclearlemon
07-21-2008, 01:54 PM
Anyone know the history?

searched this morning, but can't find anything online for it.

Jacket
07-21-2008, 01:59 PM
So did the group go over Tincup? Just wondering if its passable yet.

treerootCO
07-21-2008, 02:02 PM
searched this morning, but can't find anything online for it.

It is in the pass patrol books. Same pic and the story. That has been there for some time. I'll see if I can find the older pass patrol books.

nuclearlemon
07-21-2008, 02:50 PM
So did the group go over Tincup? Just wondering if its passable yet.

nope and nope.

subzali
07-21-2008, 05:40 PM
Treeroot, Wes and I went up to the pass, but there is about 60-80 yards of snow still blocking the trail. Might be passable next weekend. Maybe.

bh4rnnr
07-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Great pics Martin! It was fun to see the 60 and RTT on the run.

Like I said before, I had a really great time. Neil, Greg and myself rolled into camp around 2:30 that morning, taking the long way through Middle Quartz to reach camp. Got to ride shotgun the next day with Bruce, Ige, Wes and Subzali, on top of hiking down the back side of Hancock Pass(my legs are tired today!

Saturday nights dinner was awesome! And the cool rain felt good after a week of working in the wood shop with no a/c.

Was having such a good time forgot about promoting the book I just finished about the last 3 runs:eek::o

Many many thanks to Nathaniel and everyone else who made this such a great run!

Will work on pics this week.

:beer::beer:

Convert
07-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Great run had a blast. Looking forward to next year :thumb: Nice job Nathaniel :thumb::thumb:

subzali
07-21-2008, 09:20 PM
Sorry for taking a while to post up, but here we go:

Martin, Wes, Ige and I met up in Conifer to convoy down together on Friday. We went up to St. Elmo, and then took Hancock Pass over to check out the campground the valley. We planned on some extra running, but we wanted to see what was going on. Here's Hancock from St. Elmo (in red):
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/Hancock_Pass.JPG

From there we went down to Pitkin and across over Waunita Pass to Black Sage Pass, then up through Snowblind Campground and White Pine to Tomichi Pass (route in blue):
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/Tomichi_Pass.JPG

Falling building on Hancock:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3788.jpg

Water Tank on the road:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3806.jpg

Road Kill Cafe in Pitkin:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3809.jpg

Top of Black Sage Pass:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3826.jpg

Couple pics coming up Tomichi: really worth the drive:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3837.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3839.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3841.jpg

Breaking trail on Tomichi:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3850.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3860.jpg

We decided to camp just a little ways down from the intersection with Hancock because we didn't want to drive all the way back down to the campground.

subzali
07-21-2008, 09:24 PM
Coming down from the top of Tomichi, we were like, "is that a Cruiser?" Nah, it's a J**P. But wait, Ige busted out the binocs and sure 'nuff. I went down to have a look-see. Here's what I found:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3884.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3885.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3886.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3887.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3888.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3889.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3890.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3891.jpg

wesintl
07-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Holy smokes.. seriously I need that back half of the tub. DIBS:p:

subzali
07-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Saturday we went back over Hancock to St. Elmo to meet up with the rest of the group, and then came back, went up to the Alpine Tunnel (west portal), then all the way down to the campground.

Sunday we went over Cumberland Pass to Tincup:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/Cumberland_Pass.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3922.jpg

The group took off towards Taylor Park and over Cottonwood Pass home, while Treeroot, Wes, Quigley and I headed up to Mirror Lake to check things out, and then up to the summit of Tincup Pass (it would have been nice to go all the way over to St. Elmo, as was originally planned, but alas too much snow blocking the road):

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/Tincup_Pass.jpg

You can see the dashed line - that is Old Tincup Pass - it's 0.5 mile of nice narrow rocky road with one large bouldery section that gave my 40 a few new dents in the skid plate and other places - after a little rock stacking I was up and over, and Treeroot walked it in his normal Treeroot fashion ;)

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3925.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3926.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3927.jpg
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/photopost/data/558/HPIM3934.jpg

After which we headed back to Taylor Park and up over Cottonwood an hour or so after everybody else. A great trip!

subzali
07-21-2008, 09:37 PM
I bet with enough winch cable we could winch it - easy. It's a side pull yeah but with two trucks pulling - it's only what? 400 lbs. of steel there? We should do it :D

Holy smokes.. seriously I need that back half of the tub. DIBS:p:

RedCreeper
07-21-2008, 09:56 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to Groucho for all the info. It was a great time and was awsome to see some new scenery. I can't wait to come back. I cant remember everone i met but hope to see everyone again soon.

Alexis had fun with Emily, Gavin and all the other children. Oh i can't forget Niel. Then there was my wild dog. He is still sleeping. Thank god! Got a little work to do there so i did not get that many PICS but thought i would share a few Panoramics i took. For our first trip out in a long while and with the family we had a great and memorable time. Thanks again for all who put this together. We will be back! Not to scare anyone.... :cheers::thumb::beer:

Kenny

nakman
07-21-2008, 10:14 PM
We had fun with Alexis too, Kevin, what a sweatheart. Yes, thanks again everyone for the great time, what a fun group this year. Another successful GTR for sure!! :thumb: :cheers: :beer2:

Hulk
07-21-2008, 10:52 PM
Is that someone wearing a kilt? :eek:

nuclearlemon
07-22-2008, 01:46 AM
Is that someone wearing a kilt? :eek:

yep, that's boz, one of our new members.

Red_Chili
07-22-2008, 07:21 AM
It's a tradition.

Tell ya what, if you wanna have a FINE time and FANTASTIC food, have Boz and his wife 'Cookie' put on a trail run like they do on the Kokopelli Trail every St. Paddy's. I am not kidding. The club has a real coup in getting Boz to join!

SteveH
07-22-2008, 09:42 AM
I had a great time on this run. Great scenery, well organized, good communication!

I'm not (yet) a Rising Sun member, but after being unimpressed with most 4WD clubs, I was much taken by the camaradarie, sense of humor, and cooperation of the club on this run. You folks are a class act! Thanks for the advice and help with my chronic vapor locking. (I'm plotting a total re-routing of the fuel line to the carb toward the front of the engine compartment...)


Steve (Paint Code 653 - Poop-Brown FJ40)

MDH33
07-22-2008, 10:59 AM
I had a great time on this run. Great scenery, well organized, good communication!

I'm not (yet) a Rising Sun member, but after being unimpressed with most 4WD clubs, I was much taken by the camaradarie, sense of humor, and cooperation of the club on this run. You folks are a class act! Thanks for the advice and help with my chronic vapor locking. (I'm plotting a total re-routing of the fuel line to the carb toward the front of the engine compartment...)


Steve (Paint Code 653 - Poop-Brown FJ40)

Good meeting you too Steve, hope you can come up for some more runs sometime.

Your "poop brown FJ40" is a thing of beauty. Nice to see clean stockers out having fun on the trails. :thumb:

treerootCO
07-22-2008, 11:14 AM
Good meeting you too Steve, hope you can come up for some more runs sometime.

Your "poop brown FJ40" is a thing of beauty. Nice to see clean stockers out having fun on the trails. :thumb:

Stock? I saw Ford parts under the hood. :D Glad to have you on the run Steve. I agree, your 40 is beautiful.

capen4
07-22-2008, 01:54 PM
thanks for everything we really enjoyed the run and if everyone can deal witha dodge ram again we look forward to spending sometime with the club on some other trails.

Rezarf
07-22-2008, 03:51 PM
Bummer to have missed it! Thanks for the pics... glad to see the 40s out there! :D

Inukshuk
07-22-2008, 03:51 PM
I first saw that 40 at the bottom of the pass about 1998.

Red_Chili
07-22-2008, 07:30 PM
thanks for everything we really enjoyed the run and if everyone can deal witha dodge ram again we look forward to spending sometime with the club on some other trails.
Absolutely. We are equal opportunity!



Besides if we pull you out we get to take pictures...

Rock Dog
07-22-2008, 10:07 PM
Thanks to all for a truely enjoyable weekend. I Really liked the relaxed pace, and chance to play in the 80. This trip just re-affirmed what a great group of people we have in this club. Definitely can't wait until next year:thumb::thumb::cheers::thumb:

And a BIG HUGE thanks to Nathaniel !!!!!

treerootCO
07-22-2008, 11:50 PM
1st annual Ghost Town Run vs 4th - thought you might enjoy these :)

Hulk
07-23-2008, 12:11 AM
Your 40 was sweet then, even sweeter now.

Future plans: gotta get yer picture taken at the top of Tin Cup with a guy named Matt in 2011. Good thing we have a heavy inventory of Matts.

RedCreeper
07-23-2008, 01:33 PM
Im with RockDog and SteveH when it comes to the club, in the begining of the threads i had sent Nathaniel an email asking about the run and the club. I have been wheeling a long time with many different people and clubs. I moved here about a year ago and I have been searching for a GOOD bunch of people to go out with. On the 4th of July i went out with a club and wont mention who but i had asked the same questions about the run as i always do. well lets just say it went down hill from there. He said i shold be fine and can do the run with them. Yes the FJ could do the run be i guess he did not read the whole email or have the time to answer my questions. the person leading the trip did not really care much of who was on the run and the club was not very personable. I just got the FJ then and now it has plenty of Colorado pin striping on it that i did not really want to do. Maybe when it was a little more broken in. He took us on a road called the 505 which was about as wide as the FJ and tons of branches sticking out for a few miles. Maybe in my Jeep when it is done but not the new ride. Nathaniel was very informative and knowledgeable of the trail and the area we were in. And everyone was watching there back and making sure others did not need anything. The 4th run they all just left and never said anything. This was a fun run and the folks in Rising Sun were great. Just a great weekend. Cant wait till the next event. Thanks again and sorry for the long thread. See everyone on the trails.

Kenny, Lynnette, Alexis and Hanz
2008 Trail Team FJ Cruiser ...... STUFFED! with gear.

bh4rnnr
07-23-2008, 08:26 PM
1st annual Ghost Town Run vs 4th - thought you might enjoy these :)

Man, the guy on the Pacific side sure changed since the 1st Ghost Town Run:p::hill::brick:

:beer::beer:

Tramontana
07-23-2008, 08:51 PM
Man, the guy on the Pacific side sure changed since the 1st Ghost Town Run:p::hill::brick:

:beer::beer:

...and I don't know TreeRootCo well enough, but I wasn't certain whether he has lost weight, or just re-sprung the 40?:lmao:

There "is" quite a bit of difference in sag between the two photos...



...I'm just sayin.:thumb:

subzali
07-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Tube fenders ;)

farnhamstj
07-25-2008, 07:50 PM
We had a great time also. The kids had lots of fun. I remeber my first runs with RS and not having a CB and feeling like I was out of the loop. Now everyones on HAM and I'm again out of the loop. Nathaniel did an excellent job putting the trip together and dealing with the closed pass and Boy scouts taking over our intended campsite. Put us on the list for GTR09.

RedCreeper
07-30-2008, 05:41 PM
farnhamstj,

Sent you a PM and thought i would post. Alexis had a great time also. She was so excited when she seen other kids to play with. Nice PICs. Wish i got more but to busy keeping things in control. If you don't mind can i get a copy of the first PIC going to Alpine Tunnel. Cool shot of our FJ for the scrap book. Thanks and see you on the trails.

subzali
02-24-2011, 09:33 AM
Your 40 was sweet then, even sweeter now.

Future plans: gotta get yer picture taken at the top of Tin Cup with a guy named Matt in 2011. Good thing we have a heavy inventory of Matts.

...


Just sayin'

Jacket
02-24-2011, 11:43 AM
It was converted to the Camp Hale run last year, but Treeroot was somewhere over by Mosquito while we were on Ptarmigan as I recall. And only Marco had a 40.

subzali
02-24-2011, 12:49 PM
Well then maybe you and Mike should just plan to get up there yourselves for the photo op :p:, I think you're the last Matt in the club with a 40 that hasn't had the photo op with Treeroot :D

nakman
02-24-2011, 04:08 PM
That's great seeing the kid pictures.. man all those kids look like teenagers now compared to back then. :o

farnhamstj
03-07-2011, 09:27 PM
I did not intend to replace the GTR with the Camp Hale. But I seem to recall we had 37 trucks on the last one. I'd like to hear someone offer to lead another GTR. It seemed like a weekend that worked for a bunch of us. It made me smile to see those pics again.

Groucho
03-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Farr,

I was so relieved that you did your run when you did. 37 trucks made me rethink what I had got myself into. When you started your thread about the Camp Hale run I just let it go. I actually breathed a sigh of relief.

The GTR was always awesome. I liked to go places we went. That was why I wanted to do it. The last year we ran it I really did some soul searching if I should do it again. When the Camp Hale run came up, I thought maybe it could be a good way to take a break for a year (or couple).

I have a feeling the GTR will rear its ugly head once more.

But until then...