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fatwreck
May 14th, 2006, 12:12 PM
I went down on Friday night to camp and hang out with some of my friends. We walked the trail that night under the full moon so some of the guys could see what it is like. It was super nice out....and great to be camping again.

Check out the sunset from that night:

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7746.jpg

We woke up the next day and hit the trail....I didn't take that many pictures because I was concentrating on the video....which I'll post in a day or two.

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7749.jpg

We decided to take dale on a different line because of how short his wheelbase is....and we knew if he tipped over...he wouldn't go very far. I think this line still made him nervous though :D :

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7754.jpg

The video of this next shot should be pretty sick....he kept driving through this like a champ. It was pretty cool to watch:

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7762.jpg

Next we put Bryan in there.....it didn't go quite a smoothly as when Chris did it. He ended up on his side and as we tried to get him out....it just got worse. He eventually busted out the back window as we pulled him backwards to start over. The second time he just took a winch to get him through it....and I don't blame him....he got worked:

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7765.jpg

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7767.jpg

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7769.jpg

Dale didn't do a whole lot better....he got wedged in there pretty good and broke a birf trying to back up. We winched him out....and he figured that would be a good time to put the longfield in there that was just sitting in the back of his rig.

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7770.jpg

http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7772.jpg

The rest of the trail was pretty smooth. Chris walked the right line of the submarine rock.....that should be good video too. Dale made the left line on the first try....musta been a wheelbase thing.

The exit has gotten easier, but it is still really tough. Chris got hung up on the very last ledge on his rear diff. The other guys took the winch pretty early on....it had been a long day by that point and they were both ready to get off the trail.

It was a really good trip though and I'm glad I went down to hang out with them.

Wally
May 14th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Hey those yota guys look awfuly familiar :flipoff2: Looks like fun guys....i gotta quite TALKING about going down there and just DO IT!!

fatwreck
May 14th, 2006, 04:02 PM
i gotta quit TALKING about going down there and just DO IT!!

SERIOUSLY. You need to get to a trail that isn't in your backyard for once. I think you would have a lot of fun there.

captain kool
May 14th, 2006, 10:28 PM
weeee. nice shots brian.

the video of chris in the a-hole should be stellar.

things i learned:
1) my rig is too small for indy.

and that concludes my weekend. :D

Funrover
May 15th, 2006, 12:06 AM
SWEET PICS GUYS!!!!!!:beer:

hightimes2
May 15th, 2006, 01:11 AM
nice pics. After looking at all the Indy trip reports lately I think I might just have to man up and hit it one of these days

82'CJ7
May 15th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Nice pics!!! Gosh seeing everyone's stuff I want to go but can I? 35's, gears 4.10's, locker in rear, 4.5 inch lift, 2 inch body? Do I need ot be bigger and or have both front/rear lockers?

fatwreck
May 15th, 2006, 01:26 PM
The 35s are ok, but you really should have f/r lockers. There is an easier part of the trail called Liberty.....you'd be better off over there, but there are a couple of sections I can think of that you might have trouble without a front locker.

rocktoy
May 16th, 2006, 10:52 AM
nice shots brian.......looks like parthum had one hell of a day.....damn i should have gone down with him. hows the video comin?

fatwreck
May 16th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Yeah, he got worked over pretty good......he almost couldn't get his door to latch back at camp when we put it back on. Chris had to tape his door shut to make sure he didn't use it. :D

I haven't started the video yet.....hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

IntrepidXJ
May 16th, 2006, 11:50 AM
I haven't started the video yet.....hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

slacker :P

Wally
May 16th, 2006, 06:10 PM
......looks like parthum had one hell of a day....

Seems to be a reoccurring theme with him if i recall last weeks post on billings :flipoff2:


http://www.actionjackson.com/cruiser/images/photos/44/143-4328_img_640.jpg

96Kicker
May 17th, 2006, 02:03 PM
I have to agree that parthym had a tough time in the A-hole. He was really sideways and it took a while to get him out. As for me I took a bad line and had to winch out after I fell in and broke a birf.

Yea Wally, It is kind of weird that I have broke twice this year allready after only one incident all last summer. But I seem to have some kind of bad karma on Billings. I will make it back and I will finish it again this year.

rocktoy
May 17th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Yeah, he got worked over pretty good......he almost couldn't get his door to latch back at camp when we put it back on. Chris had to tape his door shut to make sure he didn't use it. :D

I haven't started the video yet.....hopefully tonight or tomorrow.



but he sure has some nice flex......

i have pic.s of chris' truck on 32's w/o a dent in it


http://www.projectxj.com/images/trail.runs/05.13.06-indy/images/IMG_7765.jpg

fatwreck
May 17th, 2006, 10:04 PM
right click, save target as (http://www.projectxj.com/videos/indy4.wmv) - 15Mb

The crawler is sick in person....but tough for video editing. So, don't expect any high speed action. :)

96Kicker
May 18th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Brian,
The video is sweet. I still can't get over how well Chris' rig did. it was sick the stunts that he pulled.

rocktoy
May 18th, 2006, 01:40 PM
thats what shawn told me

rocktoy
May 18th, 2006, 01:48 PM
SIK SIK SIK!!!!!!!!! damn i wished i could have come

OffroadGirl
May 19th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Great video! Did he make it out of the exit without winching? It must rock so hard to be able to crawl that slow. That's awesome.

fatwreck
May 19th, 2006, 11:15 AM
He got hung up on his rear diff on the very last ledge.....his whole truck was up top and it just wouldn't pull through. :( It had been a long day by that point....so, we decided just to winch him up instead of repositioning 100 times to get him over it.

CharkTaco
May 19th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Great pics and vid Brian!!!

thekiffer
May 20th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Great vid Brian and nice driving Chris. When is the next trip??? God, I am fiending for this trip!! No more stiches= Balls to the wall. Truck is gassed set a date.....

rocktoy
May 25th, 2006, 08:17 PM
did Darrick come with you guys?

captain kool
June 2nd, 2006, 11:38 AM
did Darrick come with you guys?

darrick took a vacation to Lamplighter Lockup Island for a little while, his flight should be returning sometime mid october.

rocktoy
June 2nd, 2006, 09:59 PM
ya i knew that i was just hoping that he was able to go wheel one last time