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Old 03-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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This saturday I am going on a night run I was thinking left hand canyon.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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This saturday I am going on a night run I was thinking left hand canyon.
WOW, just WOW!

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Where is that? I have a lot of lights on my rig and would love to five them another workout!
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Why the use of such WOW? lol
I plan to do big mama as well.
LFC is in boulder
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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Where is that? I have a lot of lights on my rig and would love to five them another workout!
Definitely not a trail you want to be running at night unless you're lacking a few brain cells. And that statement would apply in the middle of summer when it's bone dry, haven't been up there yet this year but I'm guessing there's still plenty of snow/ice on shaded portions of the trail.
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U know surprisingly not alot of snow but still I would be worried to do that at night too. Especially like fireman's hill
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I have already done it at night, not bad, you can avoid that hill if you want. Its no worries if you point down and if you feel tipsey throttle =D
Naw if your nervous we can always do another trail....same lvl just no cliffs if thats what your worried about.
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No breaks! It was fun! Cant see cliffs in the dark! ;]
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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No breaks! It was fun! Cant see cliffs in the dark! ;]
Just curious, when you're out wheeling on a fairly dangerous trail network by yourself in the middle of the night do you carry a PLB?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #10
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MajorChuck, we get it you don't like Jeepchix but going out of your way to give her a hard time constantly is uncalled for. We all have different risk tolerances, skills and ideas of a good time. Ease up a bit.
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He may get on her quite a bit, but I think you read into his question too deeply considering his previous responses. Im not here to defend him, but if you happen to do some unsafe things (even if you think its safe) where you may end up in a predicament that requires rescue (and any time you wheel alone where there is a clif involved, even broad daylight) a PLB is a GREAT thing to have. Keeps folks from having to search for you if you are wounded and cant help yourself.
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MajorChuck, we get it you don't like Jeepchix but going out of your way to give her a hard time constantly is uncalled for. We all have different risk tolerances, skills and ideas of a good time. Ease up a bit.
First, I wasn't "going out of my way to give her a hard time", I simply asked a question. I'm wondering if she carries a PLB to assist (and reduce the costs of) with the S&R efforts that will be undertaken on her behalf sooner or later. After all it's my tax dollars as well as those of others here that will inevitably be expended to bail out someone who's constantly taking excessive risks such as those that are apparently being taken by the OP on a regular basis. Just expressing my opinion about the behavior she's openly posting on a public forum so I'm not sure why you have an issue with my comments.

Second, I strongly disagree with your characterization that I'm "constantly" giving her a hard time. In the nearly 2 years that I've been on this board I can only recall ever posting in this thread and two others where I've made any reference to the OP. So if you feel my posting to 3 threads in nearly 2 years represents "constantly" then you and I have completely different definitions of "constantly".

Finally, I don't appreciate the disrespectful comments she makes here on a regular basis directed toward some of the senior members of this board. Any comments I've made directed toward her a quite tame in comparison to the comments she's made to several members of this board so I'm not really sure why you're busting my balls for expressing my opinion toward her behavior.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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WOW, just WOW!
And this isn't meant as a smart a$$ remark???

I've wheeled many trails and I would consider Left Hand Canyon a tame trail that I would wheel at night with a high degree of confidence. Also, if you had been up there this spring, you would know that there is little to no snow on the trail.

I don't know if you have an issue with the OP or not, but being the first one to reply to this thread with just "WOW, just WOW!" is fairly rude.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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And this isn't meant as a smart a$$ remark???

I've wheeled many trails and I would consider Left Hand Canyon a tame trail that I would wheel at night with a high degree of confidence. Also, if you had been up there this spring, you would know that there is little to no snow on the trail.

I don't know if you have an issue with the OP or not, but being the first one to reply to this thread with just "WOW, just WOW!" is fairly rude.
Agreed 100%.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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And this isn't meant as a smart a$$ remark???

I've wheeled many trails and I would consider Left Hand Canyon a tame trail that I would wheel at night with a high degree of confidence. Also, if you had been up there this spring, you would know that there is little to no snow on the trail.

I don't know if you have an issue with the OP or not, but being the first one to reply to this thread with just "WOW, just WOW!" is fairly rude.
Call it "rude" if you like, I was simply expressing my opinion that the OP is once again engaging in excessively dangerous behavior that sooner or later is going to catch up with her, period.

It's absolutely her right to do whatever she likes in her Jeep however if she's going to post about it on a public forum then I don't see why you're taking issue with the fact that I expressed my opinion as to how ridiculous her behavior is.

To answer your question, no it absolutely was not at posted as a "smart a$$ remark", it was actually posted as a statement of exasperation.
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What some people consider "Dangerous behavior" others call Tuesday afternoon.
You're welcome to your opinion. My opinion is that you should ease up on her a bit.
BTW wasn't that you who asked if she was "off her meds" at the mention of potato salad? Come on man.....
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What some people consider "Dangerous behavior" others call Tuesday afternoon.
After actually wheeling with the OP on two separate occasions, the term "dangerous behavior" crosses my mind as well...

I say this, not to call someone out on a public forum, but because I believe there is validity to MajorChuck's concerns.
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Lets put it all behind us.

1) PLB's are a great idea for anyone doing anything off pavement, regardless of expertise.
2) Keep pushing it and yes, things can happen. Dont believe me, take a knife and stab inbetween your fingers repeatedly for an hour fast. You may be the best knifer in the world and a muscle spasm makes you less likely to entertain the ladies.
3) Some comments have been directed at each other in the past, lets let it go and move on. We all have our own lives and while its our opinion on how they live them, its not up to us to judge. If we dont agree, then dont join in. If we do agree, then party on.
4) We all have and love Jeeps. If we didnt, we wouldnt be on the forum for jeeps let alone own them, modify them or even care about them. Lets remember that above all else. Offer assistance when asked, respect decisions when disregarded.
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We did a night run at LHC back in February, it was extremely fun.
It does help out if you have ran the trail several times so you know what to expect.
It's always good to have more people in your party just in case.

The more lights the better.

Here's a couple of pics of that night:





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Come one guys, can't all us Jeeple just get along

Some are more daring than others. Lets not beat a dead horse....
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Nice pics. Looks like fun. Now that I've got a few more lights on my rig and some local moutain jeep folks, I'm looking forward to some night runs this summer. Sunset/night run up on Sts Johns above Zuma was what got me hooked when I had my XJ.
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We did a night run at LHC back in February, it was extremely fun.
It does help out if you have ran the trail several times so you know what to expect.
It's always good to have more people in your party just in case.

The more lights the better.

Here's a couple of pics of that night:
I didn't make that run myself but if I recall correctly (could be wrong here) that wasn't intended to be a night run, it was a day run that went longer that intended. Either way it was a decent size group with some very experienced wheelers with some highly modified rigs and I would bet my left nut that there was at least one PLB in that group and that none of those experienced drivers in their highly modified rigs took on "Big Momma" in the dark as the OP intended to do. Right?

Oh yeah and nice pics, you always take great photos. Is it a hobby or do you work in photography?
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I took this last year when I moved here and did Yankee Hill for a sunset run.

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We're gonna have to go ahead and agree to disagree on the need for a PLB especially in locales like LHC. I know better than getting involved in discussions such as this but its a slow day at work coming into mud season and all. My apologies.
Nice Yankee Hill pic!
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Nice Yankee Hill pic!
Now imagine if I stopped dumping all my money in my Rubi and bought a decent camera (that was with a cell phone ahhahaha)

BTW thread hijack with night run/sunset pics lol
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First, I wasn't "going out of my way to give her a hard time", I simply asked a question. I'm wondering if she carries a PLB to assist (and reduce the costs of) with the S&R efforts that will be undertaken on her behalf sooner or later. After all it's my tax dollars as well as those of others here that will inevitably be expended to bail out someone who's constantly taking excessive risks such as those that are apparently being taken by the OP on a regular basis. Just expressing my opinion about the behavior she's openly posting on a public forum so I'm not sure why you have an issue with my comments.

Finally, I don't appreciate the disrespectful comments she makes here on a regular basis directed toward some of the senior members of this board.


I agree with MajorChuck. Not trying to start a battle. Everybody is entitled to they're own opinion. Anybody can do whatever they want with they're own sh^t. Just saying that MajorChuck isn't the only person on this board with these thoughts.

That being said, I'd LOVE to do a little more mellow night run sometime!!! I've always wanted to do some night wheeling, just waiting for the right opportunity.

Oh, and beautiful pic 1quick1! B-E-A-Utiful!
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Now imagine if I stopped dumping all my money in my Rubi and bought a decent camera (that was with a cell phone ahhahaha)

BTW thread hijack with night run/sunset pics lol
The night run/sunset pics are more productive than our discussion anyhow!

Well if you can get pics like that with a cell phone you don't need a better camera and can continue dumping money into the Rubi.....
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We're gonna have to go ahead and agree to disagree on the need for a PLB especially in locales like LHC. I know better than getting involved in discussions such as this but its a slow day at work coming into mud season and all. My apologies.
Nice Yankee Hill pic!
Seriously? I guess it's your life (and the lives of your loved ones that ride with you) but what argument could you possibly make for not carrying a PLB? It wasn't long ago that a decent PLB would run you almost $1,000 so if you were making this argument a few years ago I'd leave it alone even though at that point in time I purchased one as I felt my life and that of my wife was/is worth a hell of a lot more than $1k. That being said, today you can buy a PLB for less than a tank of gas so I can't even begin to comprehend why anyone would hit any trail (especially alone at night) without one.

As much money as we all spend on our Jeeps I can't see how anyone could make an argument for not buying a piece of gear that has the potential to save your life when it costs less than a tank of gas.
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Seriously? I guess it's your life (and the lives of your loved ones that ride with you) but what argument could you possibly make for not carrying a PLB? It wasn't long ago that a decent PLB would run you almost $1,000 so if you were making this argument a few years ago I'd leave it alone even though at that point in time I purchased one as I felt my life and that of my wife was/is worth a hell of a lot more than $1k. That being said, today you can buy a PLB for less than a tank of gas so I can't even begin to comprehend why anyone would hit any trail (especially alone at night) without one.

As much money as we all spend on our Jeeps I can't see how anyone could make an argument for not buying a piece of gear that has the potential to save your life when it costs less than a tank of gas.
Got a link to one you'd recommend on the cheap?

Also I know nothing about these but it would play a double roll and be in my pack when doing 14ers as well so I'm not sure how small they are.
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That's the thing Chuck, I don't have to make an argument for not carrying a PLB the same as in I'm not arguing that YOU shouldn't be going somewhere YOU feel YOU need a PLB. Wow did we really just transition this to another PLB thread? That's original. Now we've successfully hijacked this 3 plus times. Pretty good.

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