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Anza Borrego 16 27.12%
Johnson Valley 10 16.95%
Calico 30 50.85%
Last Chance Canyon 3 5.08%
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #31
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The meet and greet is also a social event Calico seems to be a better venue for the social aspect of this run
Plus the many types of runs the more advance rigs and drivers need to keep the trail high going, my vote is in.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #32
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I'm thinking possibly doing a Bullfrog run in February if there's interest.
Pick me! pick me!
My availability in February is only on the weekend of the 23rd.

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My availability in February is only on the weekend of the 23rd.
I honestly wont know til closer...but id love to go if it works out
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This will be m first m&g. I'm in for anything but my vote is for JV. Looking to challenge my lil roach-coach!!!
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Its a close poll!
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Please if we can't go to JV let's go to Calico!

P.S. For those who might think we plan to do the Gatekeeper if we do Calico, few of us will do that part of the trail. There is a bypass around the Gatekeeper.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #37
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I know I'm not doin gatekeeper, but i'll hold yer coat if ya wanna try it.
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I hereby offer to video anyone who wants to do the Gatekeeper. Don't ever say I don't volunteer for anything. I AM a giver.
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Please if we can't go to JV let's go to Calico!

P.S. For those who might think we plan to do the Gatekeeper if we do Calico, few of us will do that part of the trail. There is a bypass around the Gatekeeper.
Oh we're doing it, so wear your hiking boots.

We're all hiking up it and taking a group photo, it will say, "we did the Gatekeeper."

No one said it HAD to be in a Jeep
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LOL too funny. That's about the only way I'm doing it.
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LOL too funny. That's about the only way I'm doing it.
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After seeing the gatekeeper, I'm not sure why ANYONE would do it unless they wanted to buy a bunch of new Jeep parts.
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After seeing the gatekeeper, I'm not sure why ANYONE would do it unless they wanted to buy a bunch of new Jeep parts.
Maybe to put all the Jeep parts they already bought to the test, and their spotter's experience and their own experience to the test. Maybe because some people like to do things that most people aren't willing to do, while still keeping a level head about it. I'd be more concerned about flopping in the gatekeeper than breaking stuff underneath, as long as I'm carefully spotted and crawling slowly, not forcing things. I've seen a few Jeeps do it, and I believe my Jeep and I can do it with the right spotter and the right conditions. (Someday you might be eating your words. I see how you've been building up your Jeep. )

Most people I know don't understand why ANY of us do ANY of this and risk ANY damage to our expensive vehicles.
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What's the gatekeeper. You guys are scerring me!
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I posted a couple of pictures of it in this thread. Don't worry, it's optional and most people don't attempt it.
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Maybe to put all the Jeep parts they already bought to the test, and their spotter's experience and their own experience to the test. Maybe because some people like to do things that most people aren't willing to do, while still keeping a level head about it. I'd be more concerned about flopping in the gatekeeper than breaking stuff underneath, as long as I'm carefully spotted and crawling slowly, not forcing things. I've seen a few Jeeps do it, and I believe my Jeep and I can do it with the right spotter and the right conditions. (Someday you might be eating your words. I see how you've been building up your Jeep. )

Most people I know don't understand why ANY of us do ANY of this and risk ANY damage to our expensive vehicles.
You may be right.

Things I've already lied about:
1. I'll only wheel on fire roads
2. I'll NEVER lift
3. I'll replace my 33's with 35's once they wear out (replaced at 9 months)

So hopefully, if I do decide to run the Gatekeeper, it will at least be when the Jeep is paid off and no longer my daily driver. I guess you never know though...
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Maybe to put all the Jeep parts they already bought to the test, and their spotter's experience and their own experience to the test. Maybe because some people like to do things that most people aren't willing to do, while still keeping a level head about it. I'd be more concerned about flopping in the gatekeeper than breaking stuff underneath, as long as I'm carefully spotted and crawling slowly, not forcing things. I've seen a few Jeeps do it, and I believe my Jeep and I can do it with the right spotter and the right conditions. (Someday you might be eating your words. I see how you've been building up your Jeep. )

Most people I know don't understand why ANY of us do ANY of this and risk ANY damage to our expensive vehicles.
If I were locked in the rear, had spare front axle shafts (more preferably chromoly), and full rear corner armor (hopefully will have these in January for my birthday ), I would probably give her a try. One of these days, I am GOING to do it

If I can get the twins drug out for Calico this year...we may be able to convince Brian to give it a shot in his little blue yota.
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This appears to be a fairly recent video of the Gatekeeper.
Calico Gatekeeper, 30OCT11 - YouTube
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #49
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There a air much testosterone in this room. I love it. Let me at that gate keeper.
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OK. Just saw the vid. Maybe not.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #51
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Trent walked right up it ....then turned around and went right back down it in his "not so much Yota anymore" last Halloween weekend....made it look easy ....as a matter a fact he even let Lori ride with him....Oorah!
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It's much more intimidating in person. I got to watch a buggy walk it both up and back down in less than 20 minutes. I would love to try it someday. But not till my rig is farther along the evolutionary path. So thats who it was. I was there and saw him. Awesome driving.
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Yeah....that was only the.second official outing for that rig..
The first time was October fest...FITD...
Sweet machine ...
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Ditto. Need to lock up my diffs first. Then maybe.
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That video from Cons Stable just makes me want to do it again, it really got my heart pounding!

Then you see another one like this one with a good slow methodical approach and good spotting that makes it look like a completely different and an even more doable trail.

http://youtu.be/9rKEQck-eIM

I may just be up for it again...
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So what does it take. Equiptment wise to make your rig capable of doing gatekeeper?
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Yeah. Whats the ideal set up?
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So what does it take. Equiptment wise to make your rig capable of doing gatekeeper?
The minimum I'd feel comfortable with would be 35" tires, front and rear lockers (no limited slips), alloy axle shafts, a really flexy balanced suspension, & plenty of real armor. To me, that's an absolute minimum.

I'm running 30 spline Superior Axle alloy axle shafts front and rear, hard f/r lockers, CTM axle shaft u-joints, Tom Wood rear driveshaft with 1350 u-joints, big Warn hubs, Antirock, solid rocker, engine, tranny, & gas tank skids, & I'm still nervous about it.
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I am relatively new to the forum I bought my jeep last February. I have spent the last year getting it sorted and it is about to go in for a new motor. I am ready for new adventures and would like to tag along with some people with experience. I would like to go to Calico.
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I am relatively new to the forum I bought my jeep last February. I have spent the last year getting it sorted and it is about to go in for a new motor. I am ready for new adventures and would like to tag along with some people with experience. I would like to go to Calico.
Welcome to the group, sign up in the main thread & we'll look forward to meeting and wheeling with you at Calico!

No worries on this Gatekeeper talk, very few (if any) will actually be driving their rigs up Gatekeeper, there is a bypass around it. The rest of the trals can be challenging but there's nothing even remotely like Gatekeeper anywhere else out there. Wheeling at Calico is some of the best & most scenic you'll find anywhere in SOCAL.

P.S. your rig's description confirms it is more than ready for Calico.

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