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Old 05-28-2009, 09:12 PM
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Default Spur of the moment Slaughterhouse trip (Ford content)

The lady friend and I decided to run slaughterhouse today. This was her first wheeling trip, and really her first time up to the hills without the comfort of an RV. The weather for the drive up was spectacular, it would have been the perfect day to have the top off the truck When we arrived at the trail head it was spitting rain and snow, but that only lasted momentarily. We stopped at the sign for a few poser shots.



The trail begins with a nice V shaped uphill portion. When I looked at my passenger, i saw her gripping the sides of her seat with the look on her face. As any loop trail does, the next portion of our journey was a steep downhill, upon which we came across a couple heeps and a discovery. The Land Rover had blown out his rear axle, and was limping out in between a couple TJs. We encountered them on a spot that didn't have any pull offs to speak of, but we figured I could back the truck up the side of the hill enough to make room to let them by. I had the driver of one of the jeeps spot me, and my unlocked rear ended up spinning me sideways on the trail without any hope of getting straightened out on my own.


He ran his winch though a snatch block and pulled me back up the hill. They had enough room to get by, and I had enough room to get turned back onto the trail. All in all it wasn't a huge deal, but it was the first time I had ever been winched.


Further down the trail, we set up a kitchen on the tailgate and made ourselves lunch. Peppermint tea and home made green chili and tortillas, mmmmm.


We spotted elk on the way out


We ended the day with one last poser shot, and decided that we will have to go up again soon.


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and here are a couple videos

Danielle getting some wheel time

I got wheelstand on my first attempt at this obstacle

Inside the truck with the radio on
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:51 PM
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Great trail report and looks like a fun day! Now get yourself a Toyota!
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is there something wrong with your exhaust or is that just the video sound? Ah Slaughterhouse...learning how to 4-wheel. Many good memories and learning experiences have been had there...
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nice pics and thanks for sharing wheel time.

Off road drivers are made not born. Bet she is not so nervous now.
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is there something wrong with your exhaust or is that just the video sound? Ah Slaughterhouse...learning how to 4-wheel. Many good memories and learning experiences have been had there...
That's just what a 302 with shorty headers and a 3 inch exhaust sounds like on video captured by a digital camera, it does sound better in person
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nice pics and thanks for sharing wheel time.

Off road drivers are made not born. Bet she is not so nervous now.
She ended up having an absolute blast. I don't think she is ready to run an entire trail behind the wheel, but she got a kick out of driving through that dried mud pit.
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Great trail report and looks like a fun day! Now get yourself a Toyota!
Read his sig. And Slaughterhouse is a nice easy trail. There can be a few fun spots if you want to make it a bit more entertaining. But to me a great trail to start people out in and maybe camp and just relax.
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Read his sig. And Slaughterhouse is a nice easy trail. There can be a few fun spots if you want to make it a bit more entertaining. But to me a great trail to start people out in and maybe camp and just relax.

Well, technically they aren't mine... we just share the same roof.
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Well, technically they aren't mine... we just share the same roof.
Well then get your own!!!!! JK. Fun easy trail to get you started though.
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Rick,

Nice trip report. You guys look very happy; it makes me smile.

BTW-I still think you need my red '73 '40...
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