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Old 07-25-2013, 07:53 AM
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I agree, your 60 is lookin' good Jeff! And nice trip, I've always wanted to do that Swan connection.
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Another great day on the trail! Thanks for coming along Jeff, I had a blast. I was impressed with the stock 4Runner - these trucks just love the dirt. It's really cool adjusting my driving style for an IFS rig after wheeling in a built 80 series.

My camera was dead so all I got were some cell phone pics. They didn't come out too badly though.

Jeff on Radical Hill






As I was walking down to get pictures of Jeff coming up, I thought I heard his starter cranking. I couldn't be sure because of the wind. I spotted his truck and it wasn't moving. I thought, "don't get out, don't get out", but he did. Then I thought, "don't open the hood, just don't open the hood", but he did. Damn. Glad it was just vapor lock because my little 4Runner would have had a struggle getting his truck up the steep loose hill.




Once his truck cooled down and we got up top the adrenaline began to subside so we could enjoy the views.











We made it to the cabin on Wise Mountain in the drizzle and had lunch inside. After we ate, it let up a bit and the views were beautiful as usual.





It was a long day, but so worth it. Tired but still grinning.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:19 AM
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Good stuff guys. Looks kinda cloudy and cool.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:42 AM
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Looks like a great day. Thanks for the picks.

Man I need to get out....
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Wow, sweet write-up! thanks guys, good to see you getting out so much.
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I am still curious what the name of whatever pass put us back into the Atlantic drainage - when we went over Loveland pass we went into the Pacific drainage, and when we went over Georgia pass we went into the Pacific drainage again, so somewhere in there we crossed back into the Atlantic. Dan, you had the maps, do you know what it might have been?
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I am still curious what the name of whatever pass put us back into the Atlantic drainage - when we went over Loveland pass we went into the Pacific drainage, and when we went over Georgia pass we went into the Pacific drainage again, so somewhere in there we crossed back into the Atlantic. Dan, you had the maps, do you know what it might have been?


In relation to this picture we were traveling right to left over Georgia pass. We really only crossed the divide twice: Loveland and Georgia. Webster Pass crosses the divide, which seems kind of weird because the top of Radical Hill is so much higher, looking down on Webster. But the divide does what it wants. Case in point: the giant mountain in the background of the picture above.

Of course, Kenosha "Pass" is not on the divide. I suspect the miners back in the day had a "pass" name for the Swan River trails we were on up top. I did a little websearch and found pretty much nothing.
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Of course, Kenosha "Pass" is not on the divide. I suspect the miners back in the day had a "pass" name for the Swan River trails we were on up top. I did a little websearch and found pretty much nothing.
Oh okay, I just assumed that Kenosha was on the divide. Thanks! I still think we must have done 4 passes - like you wrote, probably west of Webster pass, at the top of the Swan River headwaters where we saw those mountain goats. I did spend some quality time with google maps and retraced our route, including that little spur we went off of 355
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Nice trip ad write up. Dan's not afraid to wheel that stock 3rd gen.

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I got vapor lock about 2/3 the way up that last hill.
Jeff, help me understand this. It could have been dangerous for a novice in a large group on that hill. I have seen this before on older rigs and always thought it was a carb setup issue or maintenance issue causing that problem. Some older rigs don't have that issue on high altitude hills. I know that you have a properly built carb and maintain your stuff. So just help me understand what else you could do to prevent this in the future.
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