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propane addiction
11-27-2011, 01:50 PM
Some friends and there awesome rigs met up with the fugly Chevy in sunny side @ 6am sat and headed up to north fork wenas


ALL LARGE PICS ARE VIDEOS

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler096.jpg

7 wheelers unloaded @ the end of the pavement.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler099.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler100.jpg

We headed up to the ridge.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00960.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00960.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00961.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00961.mp4)

We stopped to air down a bit more

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler101.jpg

kept going up

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00962.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00962.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00963.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00963.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00964.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00964.mp4)

the first hill was a little challenging for the boggers but he was able to push on threw.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00968.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00968.mp4)

we continued going up until we got to a very steep short section where some of the rigs just couldn't find traction. they made several attempts and finally had to except defeat allowing the cable to assist.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/th_M4V00978.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/?action=view&current=M4V00978.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00980.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00980.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00984.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00984.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00990.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00990.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00991.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00991.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00992.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00992.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00985.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00985.mp4)
that Sami never slipped a tire

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V00994.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V00994.mp4)

We continued to push further in and the snow continue to get deeper.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler107.jpg

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we finally made it to the trail head.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler110.jpg

the toyota pickup with 44 boggers did not make it. He started building to much heat from to much skinny pedal. so one of the buggys and the fugly took him down to the bottom road, he headed on down to the trailers from there. We turned around and made good time back to the trail head.

It didn't take long to catch the group on the trail. The sun was out and the snow was getting very soft and unpredictable.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01005.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01005.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01006.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01006.mp4)

We got to the first trial head that drops down to the main road 1701 and the snow was getting super heavy, the 505 Toyota pealed one of his front torque arms off, Luckly one of the guys had a ready welder so the repair was on it way.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler114.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler115.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01017.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01017.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/Nov 26th snow run/xcabcrawler118.jpg


One of the buggys and the 4runner went on up to the top another 100 yrds I don't think the buggy even noticed the snow was deep.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01009.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01009.mp4)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01008.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01008.mp4)


After the repair was made it was time to head back. we made it as far as we were going to.
It Was a awesome day with super nice rigs and great people .

Ceg
11-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Very Cool! :headbang: Thanks for sharing.

RonThePartsGuy
11-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Was their 2 Land Cruisers in that group? :dontknow:

Cheveep
11-28-2011, 03:58 AM
Wow good pictures look like some well built rigs and a lot of fun:thumbright:

Cave Dave
11-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Was their 2 Land Cruisers in that group? :dontknow:
One Cruiser (Dennis) and one Cruiser-truck thing (FJ-45?).

propane addiction
11-28-2011, 06:27 PM
Was their 2 Land Cruisers in that group? :dontknow:

I don't know if you would call the Toyota pickup a Land Cruiser but the 505 is. that thing was so cool to watch walking out across deep snow!

propane addiction
11-28-2011, 06:28 PM
here's another video of one of the lower roads

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/th_M4V01018.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/longtrackrmk/?action=view&current=M4V01018.mp4)

Cave Dave
11-28-2011, 06:33 PM
I don't know if you would call the Toyota pickup a Land Cruiser but the 505 is. that thing was so cool to watch walking out across deep snow!

When your tires are almost as tall as a short human (me at 5'7") you should walk everywhere in the snow.....
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/cavedav/New Yota/11-12-11008.jpg

BlindPilot
11-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Very cool thanks for sharing! :thumbright:

4x4adventurer
11-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Those are some Crazy rigs man. Awesome Report.

Cheveep
11-29-2011, 04:14 AM
Very good report, Reports like this is what make this site one of the best on the internet, Thank you

propane addiction
11-29-2011, 07:11 AM
Very good report, Reports like this is what make this site one of the best on the internet, Thank you

Thanks to everyone on this forum. You really make everyone feel welcome to be here with interest and encouragement of there projects. You don't have to put up with all the constant banter about your stuff and can't even rebuttal without being criticized !
Your time is well spent on this site. (Not a waste of time)

Thanks again EWA

RonThePartsGuy
11-29-2011, 07:29 PM
The 505 with the hard top and this FJ45 are VERY cool:

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You don't see many FJ40/FJ45 Land Cruisers on the trails these days. I parked my FJ40 and down-graded to an XJ a few years ago because I got tired of looking like the red headed step child on the trails. It's nice to see that other people know about these cool Toyota rigs. Maybe I will dust off my FJ40 and wheel it again without fear of being looked at like I was wearing red zipper pants. :laughing6:

Ceg
11-29-2011, 07:45 PM
The 505 with the hard top and this FJ45 are VERY cool:

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You don't see many FJ40/FJ45 Land Cruisers on the trails these days. I parked my FJ40 and down-graded to an XJ a few years ago because I got tired of looking like the red headed step child on the trails. It's nice to see that other people know about these cool Toyota rigs. Maybe I will dust off my FJ40 and wheel it again without fear of being looked at like I was wearing red zipper pants. :laughing6:Some of us have wheeled with some big monster FJs at the Slab back in January 2006. The report was lost off the forum but these two pictures are still up:
http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/bs/2006-01-15-lc1.JPG

http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/bs/2006-01-15-lc2.JPG

Mike M
11-29-2011, 08:14 PM
That 505 is one serious rig. Dennis and I started wheeling way back when my bronco and that cruiser were both stock. Mine is still kinda a bronco but he got out of hand, lol. That rig has been through several complete transformations and I think the only stock parts left are a couple feet of frame rails and a few body panels, and even their modified. It works real good now, but with a truck like that he has to try pretty hard to find challenging stuff since it will go just about anywhere you might want to go. Pretty cool though.

waycrazy
12-02-2011, 08:59 AM
The 505 with the hard top and this FJ45 are VERY cool:

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Maybe I will dust off my FJ40 and wheel it again without fear of being looked at like I was wearing red zipper pants. :laughing6:
You kidding people love the 80's retro look!:laughing6: Dont worry Ron I will bring the cool back when I start wheeling my FJ40.