Mad props go out to the folks who helped me get going again.
Chris H and his wife for running to Salida to get the axle,
Jon (green machine) for the chimichangas and
Daniel Markofski (sp?) for helping keep us awake at 2 (or was it 3)am,
Kipper for his 24mm socket, gear oil and outer axle seal, and especially
Kevin for carting me and my parts and Kenosha up and back on the trail to all hours of the night while constantly keeping morale up, even when we thought it was hopeless.
Thank you guys very very much. I will post some pics of the axle torn apart in the dark with it snowing later. I gotta get back to bed.
P.S.--Kipper I have your camera. Will bring it to the meeting.