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Old 06-17-2008, 12:00 PM
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Looks like a great day. I have to admit, I bailed out of the run largely because I thought it was going to be way too crowded and a really long day. Looks like I was wrong - oh well....
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:58 PM
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Awesome trip report guys!
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:34 PM
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Looks like a great day. I have to admit, I bailed out of the run largely because I thought it was going to be way too crowded and a really long day. Looks like I was wrong - oh well....
Yeah, it was quite the pleasant surprise! Maybe next year eh?
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:14 AM
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Well, it was just the launch of my birthday week celebration! I had a great time Jeff!

I have been buried at work, so this was my first significant wheeling...since CruiseMoab 2007!!! Holy cats, I need to get out more!

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Old 06-20-2008, 08:37 AM
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On a side note. A few of my co-workers with jeeps asked me if I wanted to run Spring Creek with them Wed. night. So I said sure. It was Matt in his 79 CJ7 (open, 31” MTR’s) and Tony in his Rubi, with new 6 “ lift, with stock 31” MTR’s. Several other co-workers rode along with all of us. Tony didn’t have a spare because he had a blowout Sunday on Kelly Flats and was expecting his new wheels and tires to arrive any day. I gave him a hard time about doing a run without a spare on several occasions. But he went anyway.

We get to the first obstacle, I churped up the middle slab line again. Didn’t make it and had to back up a little and get a little run at it to get up. Tony in the Rubi tried the same line, his rear tires slid down into the holes. He punched it, did a several major wheel stands and got up. He was a little out of control and I thought he was going to flip it. He got lucky. Then the CJ7 dies at the bottom of the hill. After trouble shooting it for a while we concluded the fuel pump was out, even though he just replaced it. I went back to Colfax Ave. and came back with a new pump. We got it on, it fixed his problem and he easily did the bypass part of the obstacle and we continued on. It was dark by then.

I was planning to just take them up a little ways past the next shelf road obstacle. This is the one where I fell into the holes\rocks and got hung up on Sunday. This time I stayed up on the rocks with no issue. I spotted them up the same lines with no issues. Then just before the next switchback Tony hit’s some timbers on the uphill side of the road and has a sidewall blowout. We got it off the trail at the switchback to jack it up. But he doesn’t have a jack. I politely gave him a hard time again and got mine out. They got a spare out my other co-workers jeep back in town that night and went back up the next morning to retrieve his jeep. It was quite a quite exiting for trip for all these guys and I’m sure they all leaned a few lessons. I wasn't in the picture mood.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:46 AM
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wow, sounds like quite an adventure!

Sorry it took me so long to chime in, but I had a great time! Thanks Jeff for leading and to all for a great time!

Thanks for the pics!

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Old 06-20-2008, 05:44 PM
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Sorry it took me so long to chime in, but I had a great time! Thanks Jeff for leading and to all for a great time!

Thanks for the pics!

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You're welcome! It was pleasure having you along! You rig is very capable, and more importantly, you are an excellent driver and a great person to be around!

Scott, sorry to hear about your j**p friend's travails; experiences like that make us appreciate Rising Sun and TLCA all that much more, don't they? Not trying to be smug here, stuff happens to everyone. But when you are more prepared (once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout), things are often less of a hassle than they would be otherwise. I'm glad it worked out in the end.

Quick story: We did a Rising Sun run on Hackett Gulch the Friday after turkey day in 2001, shortly before the Hayman fire closed the trail. It was muddy, snowy, but it's good November trail because it is lower in elevation and isn't choked by snow in the winter.

Open/open on 31s, I made it up Hackett rock, only to pop a tire on the way up. Linda (this was her first 4 wheeling trip with me) was astounded that I didn't freak out, cuss and throw a fit. I turned to her calmly as I got out the jack and said "that's why we carry spares". The spare was on and the popped tyre was on the back before the rest of the group made it over the rock.



Happy cruisin'!
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