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Old 09-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #301
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Oh, I didn't even realize it was an apple only thing....not a problem for me since I own every product apple produces.

Don't sweat, I will still make threads to annoy you all.
Whew !!! that was a close one

I'd hate to miss your next thread that DOESN'T annoy me at all, they intrigue me and I am sure others are on the edge of their seats waiting for your next adventure. You are a gifted wordsmith and photographer.

From One Ex Joisey Boy to another Future Ex Joisey Boy, Keep up the GREAT Work !!

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Glad you enjoyed it. As long as you guys enjoy reading em, ill keep makin em.
Yes, please do! This thread was incredible and your photos should be in Jeep brochures...they would sell more Jeeps for sure. The colors are intense and gorgeous. Thanks for posting!

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Thanks for the kind words guys.
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After a LONG day, we decided to take the highway back to Telluride and call it a day. Now as some of you know, Im a pretty seasoned Tail Of The Dragon driver, but it has been a LONG time since I have seen roads as awesome as these. So far, to me, the greatest driving road in the world.



Perfect terrain, views for miles, challenging bends, sweeping curves, it's got it all.




This poor guy almost got a taste of steel bumper at 50mph




For the 47th time, I wished I had my s2000 with me


After a long LONG day, we grabbed dinner, and hit the sack. Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully, not nearly as "eventful" as this one was.
you drove down from NY to Tail of the Dragon a lot? I used to go up there once a month in my BMW. so much awesome. can't imagine going so slow there now with the Jeep.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #305
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Question, why are you using a tilt shift lens? I used to own one (when I did interiors) and it's a specialized lens with a very particular purpose. Just curious as to what you are going to do with it.
i wanted something wider than the 24 and sharp. and they don't get any sharper than that one. plus, i like playing with the focus plane moreso than shifting perspective. utilizing the little quirks of them can be fun, too.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #306
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you drove down from NY to Tail of the Dragon a lot? I used to go up there once a month in my BMW. so much awesome. can't imagine going so slow there now with the Jeep.
Haha, no no, definitely not in the jeep....







Both my toys have very specific uses and they are at the polar extremes.
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Haha, no no, definitely not in the jeep....


Both my toys have very specific uses and they are at the polar extremes.
Yeah I meant for me going up there to the mountains with a different purpose: the trails instead of the curves.
That's awesome. I sold the car though, and have learned to drive very, very differently.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #308
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Just wanted to say thanks! I loved your trip, although my hubby kept wanting me to turn out the bedroom light....I did, at 1:30am, when i got done reading it all. It was a wonderful description of a fabulous trip. I felt like I was in the back seat with you. Although, I must say I lol'd at the trick you played on your wife, I would have probably pee'd my pants too! I can't wait to read the next adventure! You are a very talented photographer and writer, I wish you lots of luck in your search for a job that fits your wants!
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What's up guys, figured it's been a little while since I posted a thread like this, and the last time I did one of these people seemed to have enjoyed the read, so I figured what the hell, and decided to post up another one.

After the Moab trip in May, I've been itching to do another expedition elsewhere. I wanted to escape the disgusting summer heat (more specifically, the nasty NY heatwave of 100+ degrees) so I wanted to go somewhere where the air is crisp...and Colorado was calling my name. I convinced the wife who isn't a big Jeeper (hates spending time in cars, doesn't "get" expedition offroading, etc) to come along, so, without any plans, we packed up the Jeep and went.

The first destination would be Cortez Colorado, one of the most Southwest towns in the state. The route once again was the I70 and then mountain roads to our destination.



I wasn't sure where we would stay, if hotels were fully booked, etc, so I packed ALL of my gear, and by ALL gear, I mean enough gear for a small army to survive....in Siberia, with no food and water....for 2 months. I took camping gear, water purification gear, food, cooking stuff (grill, etc) and a slew of other items, including a portable toilet...still want to be civilized you know? After a full day of packing, the Jeep was ready to go! 2000+ miles of open road!



We left NJ close to midnight. I usually prefer to drive at night (especially in heavily populated areas) and driving at night keeps you "not tired" longer. The sun tires your eyes out, so anytime you have a long drive, IMHO, night time driving is the way to go. We stopped by 7-11 to pick up a few must have snacks for the road (gum, kit kats, beef jerky, and sour skittles for the wife) and hit the road.

By the time the sun came up....


We have made it to Ohio. I have been driving straight through the night. I'm very good at long distance driving (don't get tired, enjoy it, etc) so long drives are not a big deal for me.



The morning came, and it's time for breakfast. Now, Im not a fan of Ihop and Denny's but I am a HUGE fan of this place...good fresh well made breakfast food. The breakfast of fat champions.



Loadin' up on a good ol' merican breakfast.


It's amazing to see how much nicer people are when you leave a big city. I can't speak for all big cities, but the people in cities like LA, Miami, NY, NJ, etc are pretty large scumbags. Everyone is pissed off, stressed to hell, etc. It's nice to see warm people, people saying good morning, etc.

After breakfast, I let the wife hit the road for a little bit and let me sleep a little bit. She managed to take us through Ohio and into Indiana!


During the drive, the Jeep hit a milestone!


After the wife has been at the wheel for 1 tank (about 4 hours and 350 miles) we switched back. She was tired, and I was rested, so I took the next shift. She fell asleep and I drove on. I saw this prank played on someone once on a break.com video, but never thought that I'd ever have a chance to do it. Well, I did. The wife was sleeping and I came upon this...doing 70.


I yelled like crazy, she jumped up, saw this, and almost wet herself. I had an excellent giggle at her expense.

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OMG, thanks for the laugh..... my neighbors probably think I'm insane cuz I'm out on the deck laughing like crazy!
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Great thread and excellent photography. I'm planning a road trip from Maryland go down to Alabama to pick up my kids, head out I-40 and rt 66 to the South rim. The Indian tribe there lets you drive down and have lunch by the Colorado river. Hit the Hoover dam and come back thru Colorado & Kansas see the Arch in St. Louis and drop them back in Alabama. You gave me some ideas to check out.
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NO, don't use it !!! not all of us have aPpLe Products.

Keep it all in the forums, at least to start, then spread it around
You can view it on the Web page still without the app. But, I also agree... There is no definite home for it here!
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #312
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DAY 4

Today would be a "relaxing day" and our last day in the San Juan mountains. If anyone asks you to envision what offroading in Colorado would be like, they are probably going to describe the San Juan's. They are just epic. On the way out of town, I saw a Land Rover Camel Trophy truck, which I found out later belonged to one of the guys that worked at our hotel.


Just wanted to bump this up because I thought the story was way cool!



The Camel Trophy Land Rover That Just Won

Letter from Tom Collins (1987 Camel Trophy Director)

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The car you have was the car that Tim Hensley and Michael Hussey drove in
the 1993 Camel Trophy Sabah Malaysia. They were the only US team to win
the Camel Trophy. The car was being driven from Grand Junction, Colorado
to the New York Auto Show by a hired driver, who fell asleep near
Indianapolis, IN while driving. Thus the bent roof structure and scraped
up body. The car was brought back to Colorado and repaired enough to use
as an off road training vehicle for several years. After the demise of
the Trophy Webb Arnold took possession of the vehicle and used it to plow
snow on his ranch roads near Cotopaxi, CO. It was then used by Webb's
brother on the muddy roads near DeBeque, CO. There is no title and no way of getting one from Land Rover. The paperwork is long gone. Camel Cars are not supposed to be on the highway in
the US. Have fun and be safe!
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Great thread.

Thanks for sharing.
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I just read through the entire trip and I'm still in awe. This is definitely going to be a future trip sometime hopefully sooner than later for me! Awesome writing skills by the way and the photography is absolutely breathtaking
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Thanks guys! I hope the next trip will be even better!
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Thanks guys! I hope the next trip will be even better!
If you dont mind me asking, what did you use to plan with all of the trails? Just guidebooks? I'm looking into planning a backcountry Oregon trip but I seem to be pulling up a lot of blanks.
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If you dont mind me asking, what did you use to plan with all of the trails? Just guidebooks? I'm looking into planning a backcountry Oregon trip but I seem to be pulling up a lot of blanks.
Depends...many states (ie Nevada, Cali, Utah, Colorado, AZ) have excellent guidebooks and resources. Others, are horrible, so I need to rely on forums, other people's trip reports and coordinates, etc. I see you are in cali...before Oregon, I hope you fully finished Ca, AZ, Co, UT, Nevada, Wyoming montana, and Idaho before you head to the pacific northwest.
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Depends...many states (ie Nevada, Cali, Utah, Colorado, AZ) have excellent guidebooks and resources. Others, are horrible, so I need to rely on forums, other people's trip reports and coordinates, etc. I see you are in cali...before Oregon, I hope you fully finished Ca, AZ, Co, UT, Nevada, Wyoming montana, and Idaho before you head to the pacific northwest.
Ahahaha touché. Personally, I've seen plenty rolling golden hills here and am dying for a change of scenery. You have to admit though oregon is a bit closer to me than Co
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Ahahaha touché. Personally, I've seen plenty rolling golden hills here and am dying for a change of scenery. You have to admit though oregon is a bit closer to me than Co
Haha, I was just poking fun, the Pacific Northwest has some amazing sights. If you can, take a solid week-10 days off and make your way up to British Columbia (ie Banff)...will drop your jaw.

I have been to BC before, but never with a Jeep...will be heading that way hopefully in 2015 on my Alaska road trip!

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Oh, and if you need some help with the Alberta area, I know the area above pretty well, so I can help you plan some logistics.
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AWESOME!! You sir have a true talent and need to continue making our days in the office more enjoyable. Thank you!
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AWESOME!! You sir have a true talent and need to continue making our days in the office more enjoyable. Thank you!
Thanks! I was planning a trip to death valley this december over christmas, but my wife's trial at work is dragging out into January so that trip got scrapped. Im supremely bummed. I might not get a Jeep trip in until May.
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Know the feeling. Had my first Jeep trip to Virginia scheduled this past summer and got notified that I had to testify in a narcotics case at work...tried everything to get out of it and was basically told to bad so sad... It sucks! But love reading about your trips! And love the new rig!
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Know the feeling. Had my first Jeep trip to Virginia scheduled this past summer and got notified that I had to testify in a narcotics case at work...tried everything to get out of it and was basically told to bad so sad... It sucks! But love reading about your trips! And love the new rig!
Since you're in Chicago, I recommend you go wheel in Montana late spring. Some amazing wheeling up there.
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Awesome pictures. Looks like you had a blast.
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Since you're in Chicago, I recommend you go wheel in Montana late spring. Some amazing wheeling up there.
Hmmm...gonna look into this. Thanks
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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of photography equipment are you using? I've gotten into photography in the past couple of months and its only a matter of time until both of my hobbies (jeeping and photography) intersect.
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Thanks! I was planning a trip to death valley this december over christmas, but my wife's trial at work is dragging out into January so that trip got scrapped. Im supremely bummed. I might not get a Jeep trip in until May.
Death Valley's amazing. I've never been there in a Jeep but I was out there a couple years ago when all the "dry" lake beds were full of water--a very event. It was stunningly beautiful out there.

Having lived in the deserts of Southern California my whole life, I didn't even think it was all that hot!
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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of photography equipment are you using? I've gotten into photography in the past couple of months and its only a matter of time until both of my hobbies (jeeping and photography) intersect.
I posted my gear earlier, but the shots were all taken with either a Canon 1DsMKIII, a Canon G11, or an iphone. The lenses are a 16-35L, a 24-70L, or a 70-200L 2.8IS. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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