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commando14
08-20-2007, 07:58 PM
This was a overnight tent campin run to Rimrock called by Oddball. We only had two rigs for this run, Oddball's CJ and my Comanche.

Saturday morning we left the tow rigs at the Ahtanum snow park. From there we headed up to Blue Lake and then up and over into the Rimrock trail system.

Right away we came across a steep and rather tight hill, with some big boulders to avoid. I got a few new dents on this hill. Actually I got quite a bit of body damage, I was having a hard time fitting through some of the spots. Oddball came away without any body damage. Then not much later we had two more real loose and steep hillclimbs. We both had to really work at it and claw our way to the top.

Oddball planned on camping at a elk camp that he knows of along one of the trails, but we didn't cover as much ground as expected. It was getting late when we came out on a gravel road. We couldn't find a good camping spot so we headed down and camped at one of the campgrounds by Rimrock Lake. Oddball cooked up some darn good shrimp at camp!

It pretty much rained all Saturday night and morning. Sunday morning we packed up the tents and headed for the trail around 8:30am. It was cold and foggy. We were a little worried about the rain making the trails slick, but it actually seemed to help with traction. And it was so nice with no dust!

It was a great run and we covered a lot of trails. We met two other groups of Jeeps. One group was from the West side, and I'm not sure where the others were from. One of them recognized my Jeep from EWOR.

Also we came across a Forest service Jeep. It was a Rubicon and had stickers I believe said "enforcement and education". Apparently they had a report of a broken down YJ and they were looking for it.

I only got two short videos.
This first one is the wife trying to film us going up the first nasty hill climb. I was trying to avoid a tree on my side, but I didn't miss the one on the passenger side:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdQW5af4kCo

And here is Oddball going up one of the steep loose hill climbs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QTnPcqnH0


Here we are at Blue Lake on Saturday morning:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/1.jpg



On top of the lookout:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/2.jpg



Dropping down into Rimrock:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/3.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/4.jpg



Right away we hit a pretty good mud hole:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/5.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/6.jpg



I got too far to the left and it started getting deep.

I tried to back up but wasn't moving, so I had to push forward:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/7.jpg



We had water coming in the floor but I made it through.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/8.jpg



This was a real tight spot.. Oddball squeezed through ok.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/9.jpg



I gave it shot, but I was just too wide and had to take the bypass:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/10b.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/10.jpg



This was a very off camber hillside:
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/10a.jpg





http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/11.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/12.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/13.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/14.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/15.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/16.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/17.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/18.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/19.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/20.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/21.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/22.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/23.jpg



These pics are from Sunday.. a little foggy and cold.
http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/24.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/25.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/26.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/27.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/28.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/29.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/30.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/31.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/32.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/33.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/34.jpg




http://www.peakputters.com/runs/rimrock07-2/35.jpg

Fish
08-20-2007, 08:11 PM
very nice pics :thumbright: looked like fun

KarlVP
08-20-2007, 09:18 PM
I absolutely friggin love rimrock.

Awesome pics.

Ceg
08-20-2007, 09:21 PM
Right on. You were in some places I have never seen in person or on the web. Tight stuff, cool. :thumbright:

YETI
08-20-2007, 09:30 PM
:salute:

Some Tight trails and Pics. !!!

:thumbright: Thanks for sharing

Jay W
08-20-2007, 09:47 PM
Good stuff right there. :thumbright:

GUMP_redNeck23
08-20-2007, 10:51 PM
WOW! them there are some NICE pictures!

colemancooler
08-21-2007, 03:28 AM
thanks for sharing makes me wonder how my truck will fit now that it is wider. I allways like seeing your rig on the trail, and I wish I could have ben there :salute:

PHANTOM 309
08-21-2007, 04:12 PM
NICE :thumbright:

Top
08-21-2007, 05:39 PM
Okay, that's it..... I need to do Rimrock! :thumbright:

toyman2
08-21-2007, 05:53 PM
top rim rock is sweet if you dont mind leaning.
all in all its fun

printthis
08-24-2007, 01:40 PM
So Top name the day :iconbiggrin: Lets do it :thumbright:

PUO
08-24-2007, 07:50 PM
I like how you added that JEEP sticker to your J**p as if people didn't already know. :iconbiggrin:

No really. Great pics :thumbright: I love Rimrock!

commando14
08-25-2007, 09:33 AM
I like how you added that JEEP sticker to your J**p as if people didn't already know. :iconbiggrin:

No really. Great pics :thumbright: I love Rimrock!

You'd be suprised how many people still say "that's a nice Toyota" :scratch:

GUMP_redNeck23
08-25-2007, 10:15 AM
You'd be suprised how many people still say "that's a nice Toyota" :scratch:

thats when you laugh at them and tell them to look at the grill :laughing6:
or the jeep sticker on your window
or the jeep symbol on the hood :angry5:

RonThePartsGuy
10-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Sweet pics! I'm embarassed to say that I have yet to experience Rimrock. :crybaby:

I've got 2 questions...

#1 When are you going to introduce me to Rimrock? :iconbiggrin:
#2 Where did you get that big WARN decal? :dontknow:

jeepn
12-09-2007, 10:51 AM
You always do a great job with the pics. Keep it up. :thumbright: