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04moneypit 02-26-2007 08:31 AM

Freeway Ridge snow run
 
Hey guys,

Got back from doing a helluva run sunday, we ran freeway ridge from highway 178 to shirley meadows and then looped back. Not much carnage to speak of, a few blown beads, and a couple of almost rolls, lots of pulling and strapping. It was great, started off good and dry, thought it was going to be cake, but we got into the higher elevations, and it turned into a slushy, muddy, rocky mess. we started with 11 vehicles and only six were able to finish. We took a lot of pics, I don't have time to post them this morning, but as soon as I get home this evening, I will. :D

04moneypit 02-26-2007 08:26 PM

Allright, so here I go,

Two days before in Tehachapi

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff058.jpg

Waiting on the rest of the group to show up

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff059.jpg

Infectious offroad out of Bakersfield

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff061.jpg

On the way to the the trail head, by the end of the day, we were up and over those mountains in the background

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff062.jpg

Lining up

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff064.jpg

Me, up and over.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff065.jpg

By the time we got to the top, it was snowing, and working on getting pretty deep. The final lineup of the rigs that made it to the top, the 'burb blew a bead, and had to be strapped up one obstackle with three jeeps, two straps and a winch attached to it. It was a little muddy between the bottom and the snow (by little I mean a lot)

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...epstuff066.jpg

more pics to come, they are on 35mm and need to developed and transferred to disc.

Odd is he 02-26-2007 08:36 PM

nice pics, cant wait to see more...

Scout 02-26-2007 08:48 PM

You suck :flipoff: . I want some rocks to play on. :(

J/K - Cool pics and that looks like a lot of fun! I wish I could run up there and play with you guys!

04moneypit 02-26-2007 09:38 PM

So I sprayed my jeep off this afternoon, and I noticed that I already gouged my new tie rod, it was a good thing I had purchased it prior to this run, because where the gouge was, would have bent my stock unit and slammed it right into my diff cover. I managed to break in my sliders and my trail corners too. Good times. Scout, you're more than welcome any time you want, oh and :flipoff: too. HAHA.

1BLKJP 02-26-2007 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 58505)
I want some rocks to play on. :(

No you don't. You just want to say you do on the web. :D :D :D

O4, those are some pretty nice pics man. Looks like everyone had some fun.

04moneypit 02-26-2007 11:30 PM

It was a great time, almost flopped mine twice in some real off camber sloppy sections, got a few pics wheels up too. Man I wish I was back on the trail today. By the time we were done though, my jeep was about the color of shite brown, due to all the mud encountered on the backside road down.

Texapple 02-27-2007 03:30 PM

looks like lots of fun :D
......I need to get on the trail :(

04moneypit 02-28-2007 06:49 PM

More pics! Yeah baby!

Brian, showing off.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...va/FRsmall.jpg

My wife, freezing her butt off

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...07-22small.jpg

Gratuitous jeep shot, sorry about the 'burb.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...07-16small.jpg

waiting in line for the next climb.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...07-09small.jpg

Me, watching some action

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...07-25small.jpg

Still more action shots to come, waiting on the other photographer to develop them.

bluvikng 02-28-2007 06:54 PM

Wow, that looks awesome..........glad you had a great run!!!!!!!!!

AzTJ 02-28-2007 07:48 PM

what bumper are you running? that looks pretty nice... Awsome stuff! I need to take the currently more capable XJ out some time soon! I'm starting to bug out!

jeeperman 02-28-2007 07:53 PM

Great pics, looks like you guys had a great time!

04moneypit 02-28-2007 08:20 PM

My bumpers are both personally fabbed products that I built, really tested them out this run too, I had two jeeps strapped to my front hoop by my lights, and were pulling on me while I was pulling on that white suburban, quite the bumper test bed.

1BLKJP 02-28-2007 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 59043)
what bumper are you running? that looks pretty nice... Awsome stuff! I need to take the currently more capable XJ out some time soon! I'm starting to bug out!

Head down to the vally boss. It's good and warm down here lately.


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