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commando14
08-06-2007, 07:54 PM
Here's pics from our club run up to Rimrock August 3-5. We ran some of the "easier" Rimrock trails. It was a blast.

Don trying to make extra clearance in camp
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0508_1.jpg

David showing us all how its done
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0514_1.jpg

Roy also making it look like a cake walk
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0515_1.jpg

Then there was Toby
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0517_1.jpg

http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0519_1.jpg

Jose
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0524_1.jpg

JAFO
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0527_1.jpg

The downhill killer tree
http://www.peakputters.com/forum/userpix/19_IMG_0529_1.jpg

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These first few pics were from Friday's evening run. Here Jim was trying to free Don's parking brake.

http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic3.jpg

Don getting a little close to a tree.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic4.jpg

Scott fitting the Cherokee through the stumps. I think I was the only one to get a little door damage at this spot.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic5.jpg


http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic6.jpg

This spot got a little off-camber
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic7.jpg

My dad going through some mud
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic8.jpg


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Jim was the only one to try this hill.. he made it to the top and got hung up on a huge rut.

Needless to say everyone else took the bypass.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic14.jpg


http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic15.jpg

This was a real loose and rocky hill climb. There were several lines to take.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic16.jpg

Jafo letting some more air out.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic17.jpg

To everyone's surprise Don made it up the hill in his Bronco.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic18.jpg

Roman
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic19.jpg

Me
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic20.jpg

Toby
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic21.jpg


http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic22.jpg


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http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic27.jpg

Starting to head back down.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic28.jpg


http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic29.jpg

Jim's steering shaft decided to let go at a real bad spot.

After a trail fix he was able to get by the stump ok.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07/pic30.jpg

KarlVP
08-06-2007, 08:24 PM
Awesome pics.

Rimrock kicks ass!!!

Ceg
08-06-2007, 08:31 PM
Cool pics. Thanks for sharing.

Jay W
08-06-2007, 08:51 PM
Awesome pics.

Rimrock kicks ass!!!
Ditto! :headbang:

GUMP_redNeck23
08-06-2007, 09:05 PM
wow looks like alot of fun!

Jerry
08-06-2007, 10:47 PM
Really neat pics! They make me feel like I was right there with you guys and I wish I had been.

colemancooler
08-07-2007, 05:13 AM
Thanks for sharing :cheers: wish I could have ben there :crybaby:

Screamin
08-07-2007, 08:18 AM
Looks like a great day of wheelin! I gotta get back out there.

I've got a couple questions- On the 'Downhill killer tree', why weren't people going up on the left side more? Was it too off camber, or was there an obstacle that the photo doesn't show? It looks like there's a couple feet of trail to the left of everybody that's jammed up next to that tree.

And is Toby running Krawlers? I'd be interested to hear how they've been in mud and snow. BFG's next generation of MT's are based on the Krawler tread pattern, so I'm real curious.

Thanks!

Screamin' :headbang:

PUO
08-07-2007, 09:03 AM
Ran that trail quite a few times Lots Of Fun! but it carries some bad memories for me.

That loose hillclimb doesn't look as hairy as it was in the past.
That chewed up stump (red arrow) used to be a rather large dead snag and you always kept to the right of it. one year a guy went to the left and got into the loose rock (bad situation) and needed to be winched out. I turned around to winch him up hill, almost had him out when the clevis mount let go, and his J**p rolled back into the tree, there was a few loud pops and that tree fell. my buddies scout was parked where the white YJ is in the pic. If you notice the tree snapped off some 30ft from the ground (red circle) that saved his life, it broke that tree off then glanced to the left of him, the tree that broke hit his scout, mashed the roll cage and cut him up pretty bad but he was Ok.

The green arrow gives you an Idea of the size of the dead snag that would have landed on his rig,

The way it fell left it blocking the trail,
we came back with some stihl 36" bar saws and cleared the trail. those huge logs (green arrow) Are what we cut out and moved to the side.

sorry but I just had to share that little piece of history. :salute:

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/9595/pic171ds2.jpg

Screamin
08-07-2007, 09:38 AM
I like the history PUO. That situation does sound creepy. Having a shackle mount let go during recovery would definitely be hairy.

I've slid off a trail and gotten stuck where there were a couple good size trees just about an inch off of me. While I was able to winch back onto the trail without contacting them, it was comforting to have them there as insurance if things went wrong. They would have kept the rig from rolling about 40 feet down into a really steep draw if the recovery had gone bad.

Yeah, the timber scars you at times, but it can save you too.

Screamin' :headbang:

GUMP_redNeck23
08-07-2007, 11:15 AM
wow PUO sounds like an exciting day of wheelin.. and scarry haha. tahst a good clip of history in the other pic.. hey PUO.. you get any pic's of what happend?? or they all gone?? if you do.. i wanna see them.. if you dont mind showing some pic's :iconbiggrin: :toothy7: :iconbiggrin:

thankyou
~GUMP

PUO
08-07-2007, 12:06 PM
wow PUO sounds like an exciting day of wheelin.. and scarry haha. tahst a good clip of history in the other pic.. hey PUO.. you get any pic's of what happend?? or they all gone?? if you do.. i wanna see them.. if you dont mind showing some pic's :iconbiggrin: :toothy7: :iconbiggrin:

thankyou
~GUMP

Long time ago, and in the midst of it pics were the last thing on my mind.
It's definately nothing to laugh about though, a good friend came close to losing his life that day. :salute:

GUMP_redNeck23
08-07-2007, 01:53 PM
:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: aww sorry PUO. no one needs to lose their life having fun doing some wheelin :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Dave W
08-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Need to 'splain to Gump the same as I told 88. Take it serious or it'll bite yer b***s off :evil4: And don't wheel the rig till it's ready and you're ready :salute:

Drifter
08-07-2007, 04:43 PM
Looks like a great day of wheelin! I gotta get back out there.

I've got a couple questions- On the 'Downhill killer tree', why weren't people going up on the left side more? Was it too off camber, or was there an obstacle that the photo doesn't show? It looks like there's a couple feet of trail to the left of everybody that's jammed up next to that tree.


That corner was REALLY off camber. The pictures don't do it justice. Everyone was on 3 wheels going around it, and most had to have a couple of people hanging off the bumper to keep from going over. I think everyone rubbed something going around it. The trail is widened out to the left from coming up hill. Up hill around that tree was no bid deal because you have some momentum. I would imagine if you stopped going up hill in that spot it could get pretty ugly.

Alot of places at rimrock you had to just commit, point and shoot.

It was a ton of fun, especially in a stock BII!!

CentralGrand
08-07-2007, 05:05 PM
Ok, I gotta be the one to ask... what trail(s) # was that one?... or name? The trail(s) looks like a good one.