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Old 11-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Did a late night run over the Wagon Trail Friday night, camped in the cold. Woke up to hit Whistlin Jack's for breakfast then up to Moon/Funny Rocks, and home on Pyramid Pass.

Fun 24ish hours with some great people.

It was really good to meet you guys Steve and Shawn and hope to jeep with you two alot in the future

I only have a few pics and will upload a vid when I get it.

This first pic was stolen from Whistlin Jacks web cam hahaha






















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I had a blast too! Can't wait to do it next year. I will post pics later.

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I had a blast. Such a small world too. I cant wait to do it again guys. We have to plan a weekend at liberty when the snow melts.







Bristol had a blast too. She loves new people throwing snow balls for her. .
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #5
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JKU and local trails?

Hi.

Notice many of you guys are running yj's /tj's around here and looking like 35"s and lockers.

I'm wondering if there are any places other than Belfair where a mostly stock JKU can go? No lockers, but am running Rubicon take-offs. About 20 years ago I had a built up FJ40 and did everything I could find, but now with kids and a daily driver, need a little more tame stuff to get my trail wits back before deciding on how big of lift I will really need for middle of the road WA wheeling.

I love the video footage you posted, brings back great memories! Do you guys have any mostly stock rigs join in on any runs and get out alive?

Would love to hook up, especially for a snow run.

Thanks!

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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The kid had a stock TJ that she ran at Tahuya, Naches, and a few trails down in Tillamook.

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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But did she end up bashing the heck out of it? I know there are lots of bypass routes at Tahuya, but what about the other places you go? In other words can a driver with reasonable skill and mostly stock vehicle roll with you guys at most places and then opt for the less challenging line if it gets too nasty, or do you need a lift or winch just to roll along on the trail?

I know that I can learn a lot of this by just showing up and trying to hook up for a few runs, but if you guys are all very comfortable on certain trails that are challenging with your rigs, they are likely over the top for a newb, unless you are also good with showing some people the ropes and get someone else hooked on wheeling.

Looking to get involved, but with pretty easy going runs first and don't want to wheel alone.

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Nope. It came out unscathed. Pick your lines. Don't take on every trail. And listen to your spotter. That's the key to getting in and out. She popped a bead on the mollies. Taught her how to change a flat on the trail.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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When we roll, there is frequently new guy or two. We make it a point to show them how to run the trials with little or no damage. My wife and kid got Jeeps this year. So, when either of them roll, we take the easier trails until they build up their skills.

There are folks with stock rigs that know how to wheel them and are very good at picking their lines.

We have ran the Naches East to West and then the other way. We have had stock rigs out there. The lower loop is fine for stock rigs. The upper loop is where the trail gets challenging.

Tillamook has plenty of trails that a stock rig can run. There are by-passes along the way. Fire Break 5, Can opener, Powerline, University Fire Power, all can be done in a stock rig for the most part. When the going gets tough there is a bypass. We have taken a group of 5 stock JKs and JKUs down there. It was a treat.

The missus and the kid jump in my rig for Evans Creek, Elbe Hills, and the upper half of the Naches trail. I have been known to lose a fender in my JKU. Evans Creek, and certain trails at Elbe are just not kind to JKUs.

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I'll keep a lookout here for when you guys are running some of the possible stock options you mentioned. Do you do a lot of snow runs?

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We get out as much as we can. Heading to Tahuya tomorrow if you want to wheel with us. Meet up is 10am at the Belfair Safeway.

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Old 11-16-2013, 10:09 PM   #12
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I'd love to, but it's my birthday tomorrow and I'm hanging w/ family. Another issue is that I live in Bellingham, so it's quite a trek. I have no problem doing it, just need a bit of heads up.

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Roger that. I will give better notice in the future.


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Hi.

Notice many of you guys are running yj's /tj's around here and looking like 35"s and lockers.

I'm wondering if there are any places other than Belfair where a mostly stock JKU can go? No lockers, but am running Rubicon take-offs. About 20 years ago I had a built up FJ40 and did everything I could find, but now with kids and a daily driver, need a little more tame stuff to get my trail wits back before deciding on how big of lift I will really need for middle of the road WA wheeling.

I love the video footage you posted, brings back great memories! Do you guys have any mostly stock rigs join in on any runs and get out alive?

Would love to hook up, especially for a snow run.

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My brother in law and one of my best buddies have jku rubies. They both ran the shoe string trial with me over the summer. Both less than 5 thousand miles bone factory stock off the showroom floor.

Being a confidant driver and experience is the best mod you can do to any jeep. Yes you can go have a great time and drive your jku to work on monday.

Just don't expect to run Busy Wild at Elbe. Haha. Ask Triple. ..

Im locked front and rear have gears, armor and am on 35s and I don't even want to run some trails.

You can probably run all but the hardest trails in Washington with a mildly built Rubicon..... if the weather is right..... like August. ....

Snow and rain..... probably could with a winch. Might take a long time and well... you might think twice about armor

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I ran the Naches trail, String, Kanner to Funny Rocks summer before last in my Unlimited. 32 inch tires, 1 inch spacer lift and the stock limited slip and open front. Actually did all that the weekend after I bought it..... lol






Even tried Yellow Jacket hill at Tahoua
Its the wet picture haha... I didn't make it. But had fun trying
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I ran the Naches trail, String, Kanner to Funny Rocks summer before last in my Unlimited. 32 inch tires, 1 inch spacer lift and the stock limited slip and open front. Actually did all that the weekend after I bought it..... lol






Even tried Yellow Jacket hill at Tahoua
Its the wet picture haha... I didn't make it. But had fun trying
Dam, you jeep has came a long ways lol, glad you don't have those ugly ass chrome wheels any longer.
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I know huh.... lol. Less scratches too... you were with me at Tahua weren't you Steve? Wasn't that before your cloaks and 37s?

Maybe it was after I got the KM2s... can't remember. We have gone so many times since then.
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No you had your new wheels and tires when we went to Tahuya.
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So where are we going next? Are you down for heading up i5 to hit walker valley?
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So where are we going next? Are you down for heading up i5 to hit walker valley?
I'm down for walker

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