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Old 10-25-2009, 04:45 PM
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I got home around 12 but want to say thanks also to Tim for putting on a great event. Thanks Robbie for the fire. Kept us all warm in the bursts of snow and wind we got. I was part of the group that got turned around and my SPOOKY run did not start till i started back down to the camp spot. As i was going along and sliding downhill towards trees i realized i was alone. The group that turned around was already half way back down and since i was on CB i slowly lost them. I know i was no alone out there but at the time i was. After the second or third slide towards trees going downhill the SPOOKY part came to life. I took my time to make sure i did not do anything stupid and had to get out and look at the one hole and i think a few other spots to take a look but never being on this trail and pitch dark with it getting colder made me think a bit. I got a hold of Tim finnally coming down the other side when i was about half way down. At the bottom i talked to Marco and thanks for waiting there. I know OCR was further down and we went back together. That helped since things look different at night and i had no clue where i was and how to get back. Nerves aside was a good time and good to see folks again. Glad to hear everyone made it home safely. RS rules! See everyone on the trails.

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Old 10-25-2009, 06:05 PM
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...about all the excitement! and I'm glad the "ghosts of chevy's past" didn't jump out and grab anyone amidst the sliding around.

Would have loved to been there...Due date is tomorrow for #2, so being out wheelin' was out of the question. Glad everyone is safe and has some great stories too!

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Old 10-25-2009, 09:52 PM
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Yes thanks again for the sure took the edge off. And thanks to everyone who came out for the good food and great attitudes. The trail condition was a lot crazier than it was 2 weeks ago, and looking outside I'm afraid that could have been the last loop of the year up there.. I sure like that area though I have a feeling we'll be back

Chris I've got your handheld CB... you going to be at the next meeting? Or let me know if you want to hook up sooner.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:46 PM
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Looking at those photos make me sad I missed the run.

Also looking at those photos makes me thing a canvas tarp might be a good idea to lay on in snowy/wet weather.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:56 PM
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Jeanette and I had a great time. It was nice to meet a lot of new people. Thanks to Tim for organizing and thanks to Robbie for setting up the fire.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:02 AM
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Here are some more pictures:
Staging Area:




Unveiling of Mendocino's FJ40!:


My dad and my old boss Gary yakking it up:


Wes and fam:


Driver meeting:


Marco and his new-to-him FJ40:


Driving up to the cookout site:




Night fell over the trucks while we were eating:


A smaller group headed up into the trees as the snow started to lightly fall:





My dad had a great time driving the 40! He was really impressed with the traction and how capable it was of crawling up the mountainside!


The bottom of the ill-fated hill!


Airing down minutes before the carnage!


Three wonderfully patient ladies (one is inside the FJC) while we were fixing what was broken!


Anchor, tool supplier, it has many different uses!


All is quiet on the western front...


Patiently awaiting the outcome...
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:22 AM
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My my sir, what a nice strap you have! The rear anchor point is also impressive!

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:37 AM
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I know I know, well it's worked ok for the past several years but it is quickly coming to the top of the to-do list. Just need an extra $1000-$1200 burning a hole in my wallet...or learn how to welder one up...
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:41 AM
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Matt, I don't think I've ever noticed your chopped ambulance doors. Those are pretty cool!
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:42 AM
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Since I had to shuttle a sleeping boy home and couldn't stick around for the repair, what was the final fix to allow him to limp home? I gather that you pulled the rear driveshaft and ran in FWD, but what did you remove and how did you secure the axles in the diff? Just interested in what works for if/when it ever happens to me.
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