View Full Version : Report w/photos: 4th of July at Rimrock - July 2007

07-09-2007, 07:08 PM
I got to Bakeoven flats about 6 on Tuesday afternoon. Tony, Ken, and Dan were there at camp, so I unloaded and got set up.

Home sweet home for a week.


Wednesday we wheeled Narrowneck Gap, and then on down to blue slide. I forgot my camera, but Dan has a video of me doing a pretty fancy wheelstand on one of the obstacles on Narrowneck. Mike took out his fuel pump and in the process of trying to get it to level ground, he burned up his starter soleniod too. After getting himself off the trail, he got the rig fixed and was ready for another day. We headed to camp and had a beer or 10.

Our Motley Crew.


Thursday we headed for Pucker Ridge. Ken took up the lead and we slowly traversed the off camber, steep trail.

Hereís Dan heading across it with Kenny as ballast. The pictures do not do this justice.


We got a little further up the trail, and there was a tree down. All but Kenny had to winch through it.



Almost to the top.


Dan coming through one of the ďtippyĒ parts.


Kenny on his way up.


The final climb up the biggest hill. Ken made it up, and I started and then he said to stop because there was a tree down across it. I had to stop right in the middle of the climb and I couldnít get momentum back up with my 4 cylinders of fury so I had to winch it.


Hereís Dan pulling cable so I can winch my candy ass up.


And hereís Kenny cresting the top.



One of my favorite pictures of the trip.


We got further up the trail, and there were some trees down. Ken broke out the chainsaw and we started clearing them.


We got around the next corner, and realized we were in over our heads with only one chainsaw. There were probably about 50 blow-downs within 100 yards.


We turned around and wend down the trail. Then we headed for the lake to go swimming.

After that we got back to camp and made a fire the easy way. Lighter fluid and an empty case of Ranier.


Burn, baby, burn.


Mmmmm, dinner.


Frank, trying to figure out how to get him some dinner too.


Chef Mike.


Broken Driveline and peanuts anyone?


Friday we had to head into town to get parts to fix Mikeís CJ-8. So we got a late start on the day. In the afternoon we ran the 642 (Butcher Knife I think itís called).


I broke my transmission mount climbing this. So we ratchet strapped the tranny down and limped it back to camp.


By the time we got back to camp, it was dark and Chris was already asleep.


MmmmÖ. Sausage. (I thought of Matt while cooking up these tasty links)


Clay and his son (From Eastern Washington Off Road) stopped by on Friday night and we talked Jeep stuff and had beers around the fire.

Thatís about it. I packed up and headed out this morning because of the broken tranny mount. Iím bummed I didnít take more pictures, but I was too busy wheelin. It was a most excellent trip had with most excellent people. I canít wait for the next 4th of July trip.

07-09-2007, 07:40 PM
Right on Karl. Great pics and report. :thumbright:

Thanks for sharing here on EWOR. :salute:

07-09-2007, 08:44 PM
Nice pics Karl :thumbright:

I feel another rimrock High Sider debate coming on :evil4:

07-10-2007, 12:21 AM
Nice pics Karl :thumbright:

I feel another rimrock High Sider debate coming on :evil4:
They rode that horse tell it was dead and then kicked it a few times :laughing6:

07-10-2007, 05:26 AM
looks like a good time. :thumbright:

Lil sami 87
07-10-2007, 07:24 AM
looks like fun :thumbright:

07-10-2007, 02:44 PM
Nice pics Karl :thumbright:

I feel another rimrock High Sider debate coming on :evil4:

:scratch: :dontknow:

07-10-2007, 03:17 PM
Nice pics Karl :thumbright:

I feel another rimrock High Sider debate coming on :evil4:

:scratch: :dontknow:

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