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Old 02-09-2012, 04:50 PM
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this was fun...I'll let dan1554 tell this story...
I was elected to go across the river and (ideally) get on top and break the ice shelf at the far bank. First try I got on top, (which is when this pic was taken) but I could not get the back wheels up. Something about not having lockers, I can't remember.

Anyway, I backed off, gave it a second try, and ended up bending a rim and losing tire inflation. Turns out the ice shelf was ~6" thick and there was NO way I would be able to break it off.

Anyway, Kurt got to use his cool exhaust jack and we found another way around, but I think those pics are still coming.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:57 PM
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Last few of the Wedge.
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Kurt and Shawn.
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Kurt going over the route for the rest of the day.
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After lunch at the Wedge, we headed to the San Rafael River crossing at Fuller Bottom. Here, Kurt is the first to attempt. Wasnt able to get over the Ice.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:01 PM
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Kurt again.
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Dans turn.
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Almost.
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Think this is the attempt that bent the rim.
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The deflated tire.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:06 PM
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Kurt testing out the Matrax option. Some steel ones would have been better here, as the Matrax were bending with the weight of the Taco.
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Dan's bent rim.
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Kurt attempting to break the ice.
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The exhaust jack comes in handy.
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Shawn deep in thought.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:10 PM
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More from the Matrax attempt.
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We decided that the other crossing was doable and drove over the ice.
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Kurt in the thick of the Tamerisk.
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Evening light as we head towards camp at Lone Warrior. Saddly, the Lone Warrior Saloon was not there.
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Seemed to have misplaced my wireless remote for the 7D. Tried the manual route, only to have Kurt heckle me and not be able to hold the button longer than a minute. Yeah, Shawn did waaaaaaaay better.
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Morning at Lone Warrior. Still cold.
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Swasey's Cabin.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:37 PM
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fuller bottom always seems to be a surprise little obstacle

nice pics
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fuller bottom always seems to be a surprise little obstacle

nice pics
Indeed. The crossing looked the same as when you broke the driver tail light while trying to get out of that mud hole.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:54 PM
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Around Sawsey's Cabin.
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An old date on the Cabin.
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More from around the cabin.
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Heading north from Swasey's, towards Black Dragon.
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Not to many pics of Black Dragon Canyon. Enjoying the drive I guess. Soaking it all in, even spotted Dan through a obstacle..
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:36 PM
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Kurt in Black Dragon.
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Watch out for this guy.
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Some of the rock art in Black Dragon Canyon. Word is that theres a cave above the writtings. Tried to look for it, went beyond my limit and headed back down with no found cave, and one lost lense cap.
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Kurt pointing to some more Writtings and an old inscription.
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