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Old 12-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Calico Dec 28-31

Hey, We are spending the last weekend of the year at Calico. We plan to run several trails but dont yet have a schedule. We will be running the entire loop (maybe backwards and forwards) as well as exploring some of the intermediate stuff that might work for the March meet & Greet! We have sights in the camping area that is off to the right. It looks like a busy weekend down there, but they still have plenty of partial hook up and tents sites (all full hookups are taken) So far its Dan & I along with our wifes...If anybody wants to drop by and hit some trails let us know...

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I might be up for a Saturday day trip if it's not supposed to rain.

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Sounds good Rick, I think Scott & Kelly might come out for a day run also...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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I heard a rumor that Dan wanted to test out his new upgrades on the Gatekeeper?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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Yeah. The problem is that Dan didn't hear it. I would only consider something like that with my two most trusted spotters..
Besides, I might be selling my Jeep and don't need to incur any body damage...
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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Yeah. The problem is that Dan didn't hear it. I would only consider something like that with my two most trusted spotters..
Besides, I might be selling my Jeep and don't need to incur any body damage...
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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No not yet... I'm going to do a LJ this time. Maybe a JK down the road..
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Yeah. The problem is that Dan didn't hear it. I would only consider something like that with my two most trusted spotters..
Besides, I might be selling my Jeep and don't need to incur any body damage...
Make sure you get one bone stock. Lol
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
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Yeah. The problem is that Dan didn't hear it. I would only consider something like that with my two most trusted spotters..
Besides, I might be selling my Jeep and don't need to incur any body damage...
I wouldn't do it in the foreseeable future myself. When I saw it early this year I didn't understand why anyone would even try it.

I do like the LJ too. My favorite LJ is the orange one that is at JPI often. John I think? Love that color orange.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
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I hear you buck aside from mine, I wouldn't buy a wheeled rig unless I knew the owner. I'm looking for a bone stock LJ!
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #11
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Make sure you get one bone stock. Lol
Oh and of course have the entire build done at JPI
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I've been wanting an LJ lately Dan and Johns jeeps are pretty nice. I probably wont switch but you never know.
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Looks like the weather is going to be nice on Saturday! What time should I meet you guys there and where? Usual campground?

What trails are you planning for?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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Looks like the weather is going to be nice on Saturday! What time should I meet you guys there and where? Usual campground?

What trails are you planning for?
Sounds good Rick! We haven't set up a certain trail or time yet, but I know want to run the loop backwards. Maybe up Odessa and down Bismarck...if you have a preference, let us know. One of the days while we're there I want to check out some of the other trails. I have been there 3 times and ran the loop clockwise 4 times....it's great, I just want to check out some more of the area..
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I don't really know it that well, have done Doran and Odessa once and will be doing both again on the 12th with Yomondo's run. So whatever you two decide on is cool with me.
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I don't really know it that well, have done Doran and Odessa once and will be doing both again on the 12th with Yomondo's run. So whatever you two decide on is cool with me.
Okay, I will get with Dan and see if he had any preferences. We will figure out something fun I think running that loop backwards or forwards will work. I will also see if Scott is coming and if he has any requests.. Can you make a 10am start on Sat?
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10:00 is good
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Hey guys,
I think I might be able to join you tomorrow for a day run if you don't mind.
Where is the meet place (coordinates if any) and is it still at 10:00.
Also waht channel you are going to be on.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #19
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Hey guys,
I think I might be able to join you tomorrow for a day run if you don't mind.
Where is the meet place (coordinates if any) and is it still at 10:00.
Also waht channel you are going to be on.

Joe.
Hey Joe, We moved the start time out to 11am because I am going down in the morning as opposed to today. We have Rick, Jim and Pete along with Dan & I. If you just want to come into Calico and go to the campground to the right, thats where we are meeting. We are in C 16 & 17 and I think Jim is in the same area. If you can get there about 1030, we should be good! Let me know, Thx
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Hey Joe, We moved the start time out to 11am because I am going down in the morning as opposed to today. We have Rick, Jim and Pete along with Dan & I. If you just want to come into Calico and go to the campground to the right, thats where we are meeting. We are in C 16 & 17 and I think Jim is in the same area. If you can get there about 1030, we should be good! Let me know, Thx
This sounds good Bill.
I will see you guys tomorrow at 10:30.

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It was great seeing you guys yesterday and wheeling with you.
I had a fantastic time.
Have a Happy New Year.

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It was great seeing you guys yesterday and wheeling with you.
I had a fantastic time.
Have a Happy New Year.

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You too Joe, great trail and quick with 5 jeeps. Glad you and Rick made it out for the day!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #23
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That was a great run yesterday! Thanks to Dan and Bill for leading us through.

Here's a few pics, I'll post the video later.
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OMG I miss Calico!

It's going to be 4 months after it's all said and done with this back surgery. I'm dying looking at all the pics!
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OMG I miss Calico!

It's going to be 4 months after it's all said and done with this back surgery. I'm dying looking at all the pics!
I'm working on the video, but how about some pics from last time I ran Calico with you leading? That was a great trip too. That was the last time I ran Calico. Huge difference for me because last time it was probably my 5th or so wheeling trip and I was completely overwhelmed by the obstacles. This time was more fun because I have a lot more experience.
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Your killin' me Rick! Calico is by far my favorite place; even more so than BB. You just have everything there with some of the best great rock crawling trails.
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Ahh, looks like fun! Are all the trails in Calico similar to this? My hubby and I are very new to wheelin' and we're taking it easy while we gain more experience. What would you all recommend are minimum requirements on your Jeep for these types of trails?
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Where's the gatekeeper highlights?

Really though, I hate doing that narrow, washed away shelf section with a passion. I don't know why but it just creeps me out.

Looks like a blast! I'm feelin the itch to get back out there again.
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Ahh, looks like fun! Are all the trails in Calico similar to this? My hubby and I are very new to wheelin' and we're taking it easy while we gain more experience. What would you all recommend are minimum requirements on your Jeep for these types of trails?

That's some of the hearder stuff there. I've lead many runs through Calico. If you want to do those trails, I highly recommend a lift, sliders, 33's and under armor. At least 1 locker is helpful, but many can do the trails without them. Worst case scenerio, you stack a lot of rocks or get a strap/winch in certain spots.

There's a lot out there where you can go bone stock..and just go tool around. It is pretty out there. I guarantee you though, once you go to the rocks, be prepared to start dishing out the "Jeep Mod" cash.

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