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Old 06-16-2008, 08:10 PM
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You can't see it from this angle, but Bruce's diff is on a VERY large rock, starting a series of several stuck-stucks in the Rock Garden. After a bit of high-lift work, he was back on his way.
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This photo does not do justice to what we saw with our eyes, but there's about 43 feet of air under Bruce's 80 as he delicately finds his line from those rocks in the garden.
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Truman's V8J60 works it's way over some rocks in the Garden.
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Leif's wife is having a GREAT time at the meadow at the top. I was really impressed with both his 100's stock capability and with Leif's driving skill. Land Cruisers rock!

I think everyone's kids had a great time too!
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The view from the meadow at the top is just wonderful! What a great way to spend Father's day!
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You guys took that right hand line on the first obstacle!? I saw a J**P flopped on that line last summer, and it looked WAY too tippy for my tastes. Nice work, I wish I could have seen it. Looks like a good group and a fun day!
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The first obstacle is nothing like it was before (rock aside of course). The right-ish line is not bad, and if you turn such that your driver's front goes in the hole, you actually go up quite level.

I've seen a Heep flop taking the left line, which is pretty much how it always was (since it is mostly rock). He dropped his passenger front in the aforementioned hole. Not a good plan.
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Yep I do remember that, keep that pass. side out of the hole. Interesting, maybe I'll have to try it this summer. I got a winch

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We had a great time as well. That's to Jeff for setting this up again. The kids had fun and therefore so did Dad. Our group consisted of built rigs and\or experienced drivers so the run went smoothly. The first obstacle has changed and slightly easier with a new bypass half way up near the tree. IMO everyone intent on taking the whole trail should take this obstacle since it isnít any tougher that any of the others mandatory obstacles. I had the kids watching from the sideline and took the middle rock slap line without issue.

The next little obstacle on the shelf road is usually a non issue. So I didnít pay attention to taking the correct line and I somehow got hung up on the front and rear and had to be strapped back off. Like Bill mentioned, the next switchback obstacle is opened up and I was able to just turn through it and go without having to back up. In the rock garden I picked a line through the middle and once I got up over the first rock I was able to clean the rest of it. That was fun.

I just took a few pictures of us in the rock garden since I was pretty busy with the kids with all their snacks requirements and needs. Sorry I missed saying farewell to everyone at the top. I took the kids into the wood to pee, came back and most everyone was gone. Mike, CJ and I took a left at the top and I found the quick way down to the service road past the tourist mine. Home by 3:30. It was a super Fathers Day indeed.
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