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 Post subject: Safari Day 5... Complete Lack of Real Wheeling Challenges
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:55 pm 
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OK the report is finally up...

Today was the day we undertook the daunting task of climbing Poughkeepsie Gulch. This is the toughest trail in the are with one mandatory set of tough obstacles and lots of optional ones... I was very impressed with our little group of KJ's...

Yazhi jumps on a big obstacle right off the bat.... sorry but no IFS KJ has the breakover to clear this one :lol:

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The entrance to Poughkeepsie Gulch from Mineral Creek had a fun little mud hole... everyone had to have their dose... and then my fender flare came off.. (the first casualty of the day)

0311 Doc... in the mud (again)
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MP Jeeper
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Even kskj gets muddy once in a while... (I think he's still spooked from the experience surrounding his avatar pic)
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One downside of mud is that it gets in things... as MP Jeeper found out when his electric fan stopped working. For some reason, kskj had a spare electric fan motor and the trail repair was underway... (who carries a spare fan motor???)

Second casualty of the day...
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The biggest obstacle on the trail is an optional line up into some trees... it is a 6 foot wall that leans right into a big tree with LOTS of dents in it
:lol: Yazhi had a go....

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Then she gave it one last shot.... slid into the tree... and ripped her mirror off. Not sure I've ever seen Annette so happy :lol:

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Casualty #3
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Once Phoebe the bush dog had her fill of that obstacle the group headed upward and the trail started getting rougher... and wetter... actually it was a stream for quite a ways.

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This would be an easy line in any other conditions... but you try going through this rock garden when water is flowing over the top of it... some quality driving was required to not break things...

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Yellocoyote pushed it a little too hard and had a booboo....

Casualty #4
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0311 Doc touched the ground a couple of times in his attempt...
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Then he showed why we run steel wheels...

Casualty #5
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KSKJ
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Yazhi (making it look easy...again)
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Driving a locked TJ seems so boring compared to an open KJ :wink: )
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Once we all cruised upstream like rockstars we climbed a very steep hill up to the base of "the wall"
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But not before Mike found more mud to play in...
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Red and Yazhi cruise up while napping...

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Then the KJ's gave it a go... 0311 Doc and MP Jeeper were the only 2 to make it up the obstacle... both open and MP Jeeper was driving a manual!!!

0311 Doc
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MP Jeeper
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The rest of us had to take a winch line and I wound up way over in the bushes for some reason...

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Annette and Marty were firmly planted... so we used them as winch points
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Then Yazhi had to try the hard line... trick is to not lean into that rock
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Or this will happen....

Casualty #6:
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Rule #1 of spotting... to not position yourself between the Jeep and the wall... and no... your arm won't hold it back :shock:

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Once we escaped the growing crowd of hillbillies we headed further up the gulch... fairly easy cruising from there... but we still had to take all the optional lines...
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Annette digging Lake Como...
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The group heading back to Silverton...
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Awesome Day Guys!!! One for the books!

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 Post subject: I dunno this was kind challenging :)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:17 am 
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Great pics of Poughkeepsie... keep them coming!!

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Well the day at Poughkeepsie was a great day of wheeling and a little bit of damage. :lol:

Cruisin' through a mud puddle at the beginning of the trail.
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Durangotang repairing his ripped off fender after a rough ride through the mud.
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0311_Doc crawling through the slippery rocks.
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The group preparing for a tough climb up the wall.
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On board view of what its like going up the wall.
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Ted's KJ winching up an FJ, good stuff. 8) 8)
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He understood our Jeep thing, but still had to get winched up by a KJ. :lol:
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Looking down from the top of Poughkeepsie and overlooking Lake Como.
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LOL.. I like the FJ pic!! Was he traveling alone or with a group??

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LOL.. I like the FJ pic!! Was he traveling alone or with a group??


There was two and Ted winched up both of them.

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Even cooler!! What did the guy who had the Jeep sticker on his back window have to say?? 8) 8)

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Great photos kskj and 0311_DoC. Wish I had been able to be there that day but I had to fulfill a promise I made last summer to take my dad ATVing in the mountains this summer. Next time we're back here, count me in.

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i hope he kept it like this... i like this look.

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 Post subject: Loved this trail!
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We had a lot of fun on this trail--lots of fun little obstacles and great scenery.

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My dad drove a Jeep just like this in Belgium during WWII. He was in the motor pool and spent most of his time driving a colonel around.
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It was a valiant effort, but not meant to be...
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I stopped taking pictures because I didn't expect him to make it...but he did!
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I had to bump a couple of times at the bottom, but walked up pretty easily. Front and rear lockers and 33" tires helped.
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Another valiant, but doomed, effort:
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What the heck, the mirror was already gone!
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Great photos -- keep 'em coming.

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Great pics. It would be nice to hear about each rigs setup.

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Great pics. It would be nice to hear about each rigs setup.



there is a whole section on that... http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/vie ... hp?t=16427

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