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    me turning at the end of the switchback without a spotter and taking a picture at the same time :jump:







    yup, it was on my Garmin

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    oh, and i did this trail too while I was out there last week









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    This trip was amazing. A lot of really cool stuff happened to us on the trip out and back. I met Danny Thompson (Mickey Thompson's son) at the Bonneville Salts Flats the day prior to him breaking his dad's record. (see link)
    We talked about how the MTZs were developed. Danny was a real gentleman and I had a great conversation with him.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/bon...-speed-record/









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    Mark Smith's daughter Patti gave us permission to check out Mark's cabin at Rubicon Springs











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    anyone have a spare 'K' laying around?
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    Love it! We're heading to ouray next week, my 2nd favorite wheeling place after Moab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    Love it! We're heading to ouray next week, my 2nd favorite wheeling place after Moab.
    My first time doing any mountain passes, good stuff. A storm rolled in just as we got off Black Bear Pass.
    We did lunch in downtown Telluride at Brown Dog Pizza and ran Imogene Pass back to Ouray in the rain.







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    That is one hell of trip!
    02 WJ, Lift, dents, noise and smoke.
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    Nice....Looks like you had fun. Glad to know you rolled through town and never called to meet up. I could have come out to the salt flats in 2 hours from where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    That is one hell of trip!
    left early a.m. Sun Aug 7th - returned home Sat Aug 20th around 5:30p.m. (logged 6127 miles roundtrip) with no AC

    Nevada was hot

    We hit MOAB too. My travel buddies were running a 2009 JKUR.
    I-80 westbound in Wyoming sucked big time. Steady 35mph headwind kicked my ass especially on the hill climbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil Badger View Post
    Nice....Looks like you had fun. Glad to know you rolled through town and never called to meet up. I could have come out to the salt flats in 2 hours from where I live.
    Sorry John, we were in road warrior mode. every stop was a hit and run operation. we needed to be in Georgetown, CA by Thursday afternoon and were pounding out the highway miles.
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    My mileage total for the trip is 6127. My odometer now reads 208187.







    Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument
    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/8450
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraha...orial_Monument

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    Trip West
    Aug 7th: Terra Haute, IN 736 miles
    Aug 8th: Colby, KS 778 miles
    Aug 9th: Salt Lake City, UT 762 miles
    Aug 10th: Auburn, CA 607 miles

    some stops along the way






    Great Salt Lake











    Why Summit Racing in Sparks, NV? just for fun..



















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    gee, i wonder what's back in here...


















    maybe I'll add these to my bucket list
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    Carnage is no joke! OCG is a great trail though that is much better suited to full bodied rigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    Carnage is no joke! OCG is a great trail though that is much better suited to full bodied rigs.
    yeah, i've seen videos of carnage canyon, don't think I would survive it - especially the exit
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    anyone recognize this?





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    The gangster's I ran the Rubicon and camped with: L to R. Jason & Sandy from Texas. Sal Sr. & Sal Jr from Jersey. We had a blast! Couldn't ask for a better posse to hang with.





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    I hope this guy washed his hands





    Campsites were first come / first serve as you exit the 'con - we nailed it with easy access by footpath to the main site at Rubicon Springs and a short walk to the lake. Yup, I did the swing too.











    flying in and out for supplies including replacement parts for busted rigs





    taking on Cadillac Hill Sunday morning





    Are we there yet? Exiting the Rubicon..I think





    At last, the staging area on the Tahoe side of the Rubicon. We aired up, re-connected our disco's and started heading eastbound.





    on Route 89 in Tahoma - https://goo.gl/maps/bvX1rubhJPQ2





    My first glimpse of Lake Tahoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudz View Post
    anyone recognize this?

    Potato Salad Hill - looks worse when you drive up it
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
    Lambo Doors - tweaked unibody
    http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8532
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO View Post
    looks worse when you drive up it
    i agree, i wasn't about to tempt fate with 2100 miles left to get home.
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    Wow! What a trip!!
    04 Dub -- Longarms, JK44, 9" ARB's etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsteves View Post
    Wow! What a trip!!
    You're not kiddin'. By the time I finally got home I was wiped out, but it was worth every mile
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    Rubicon Springs Garage. "You Bust 'em, We Fix 'em"

    Here's my story.

    I wheeled all day, mostly self guided. I get to Big Sluice and there are 3 main obstacles. The 1st is a boulder climb, the 2nd is a squeeze between two boulders, and the 3rd is a combo squeeze/climb. On the 3rd, the spotter had me do a blind 3 point turn and put me on a stump which I never saw. As I backed off I heard a large bang. He joked that I broke his stump. As I proceeded down Big Sluice my steering wheel felt whacked. I got out and noticed my drag link was bent. Needless to say I was super pissed. I got to Rubicon Springs and talked to Corey Osborne explaining his spotter bent my dl and I have a 3100 mile drive home. All said & done, JJUSA installed a new drag link, adjusting sleeve and tie rod end at the pitman arm with a crude front end alignment. They charged me $40. I can't complain. All good on my end. I drove home on it.













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    So we were planning on running Black Bear this Sunday, it's actually closed now due to snow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    So we were planning on running Black Bear this Sunday, it's actually closed now due to snow!
    Crazy. It started snowing when we got to the summit of Imogene on the 17th
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