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Old 12-11-2012, 07:22 PM
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wow. crazy weather. thanks for sharing the story and photos.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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Sorry about the details, this was a couple of guys from work. We had two locked, lifted, and armored 80's and a built Suzuki Samurai. We were all completely locked at all times and everybody used their winches. I think that there was a least 6 tow straps put to use at various times and more shackles than I could count. More than once we had to anchor the Sami to a tree and use him for an additional anchor point. The ice on the hill was unbearable. 3/4 of the way up the hill I lost traction and stopped to wait for a tug from the Sami. Just as I contacted him on the CB, & with two kids in car seats, my rig began an uncontrolled 50+ yard slide backwards nearly taking George (Cajunrock) out in his 80. It was an act of God that we didn't collide nor roll off of that hill. After I changed my shorts we had the discussion of continuing on or somehow winching ourselves back down the hill. Driving down the hill without being strapped up would have been very sketchy at best. Although we made it through the trail does need maintenance. There are numerous trees down, most of which we winched out of the way and the others we were able to drive over. Per my GPS our average “moving” speed was 2.4 mph. George’s sister-in-law was our photographer but I’m pretty confident she stopped snapping photos after the “hill incident”. I’ll ask him if he has anymore.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:31 PM
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George, I'm glad you chimmed in. Bending up some sliders for you is the least I can do after that adventure.
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Wow! Sounds like quite the adventure! Glad everyone got out safe!
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Did I mention how much I wish we would have gone to the Gulches???
Would have loved to have you guys along...... but you might have been disappointed with the mildness of it! It's a leisure run

I rode with my windows down all day, sun shining the entire time. What a difference in conditions, those two areas are only about 65 flying miles apart!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:21 AM
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Thanks Stan. It appears that "local" wheeling this time of year has two extremes... leisure or what we did. At the moment I'd pick "leisure" but in a week or two I'm sure I could be persuaded into something more difficult. George is right, chains and a HAM Radio would have been nice. Chains are going in today as "permanent gear" and my Christmas List just got amended!!! BTW, Thanks UB and Marco for "rescue mission" option. I'll let you guys know next time we plan on doing something we probably shouldn't!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:53 AM
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Wouldn't have been a bad idea to post up on the forum to let us know you were going and when to expect you back.
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Steve, I will let you know about the 12k winch after Christmas. Thank you very much for the offer!.
I wounder if that would fit in a stocking??!
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Weather started out great in Denver. Even looked good in Boulder. Netherland got cold and then Snow pack in Ward. Our first ominous warning was the Jeep and FJ that turned around at the "entry obstacle". "Too risky for us.." they said.
Pictures can never capture the true experience, but here are some more.
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more of the same
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