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Sprnklrmn
June 11th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Redcone is open to the top, but the drift across Webster is as big as I have ever seen it this late in the year, and the way out through Montezuma is plugged with some big drifts as well, so do it as an in and out for a while.

Wheeler lake is about 3/4 open. Very well equipped rigs could probably make it, otherwise give it about 3 weeks.

And a big :flipoff: to the dumbass in the brown chevy blazer, license number 926 MXJ, who sees fit to drive wherever he pleases, proceeding across mountain tundra because his rig can't make it through the drifts. We should of left his butt stuck in the snow below Radical Hill.

82'CJ7
June 12th, 2006, 09:49 AM
x2 about the chevy blazer!

I will try to get pics up tonight of the trip.

Sprnklrmn
June 12th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Smile for the camera, you tundra tearing douchebag:

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/fb88e922d6.jpg (http://www.uploadfile.info)

YJeeper
June 13th, 2006, 08:42 AM
People need to STAY ON THE TRAIL !!! Sure hope the FS takes a bite of this guy.

DADA_JEEP
June 13th, 2006, 08:54 AM
we'll be trying to get to the lake on the 27th, any pics of the drift that stopped you?

Sprnklrmn
June 13th, 2006, 09:20 AM
On Wheeler, no, I don't think so. It is pretty big; could only see the top of a forest service carsonite so it is about four feet deep. It's right at a switchback kind of Z turn area where you have to climb as well. Dual lockers are needed and winches as well, although on the 27th that might be different. There are trees to winch to (with a treesaver of course) but it takes a long cable to reach them. With only one winch in our group and two rigs with only one locker we turned around.

Funny sidenote: on the way down the trail we run into a new landcruiser heading up solo. We tell him about the drift; he informs us with a bit of attitude that he has lockers and he'll be fine. We stop for lunch; fifteen minutes later the Landcruiser is heading back down :D

74BuckinBronc
June 13th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Funny sidenote: on the way down the trail we run into a new landcruiser heading up solo. We tell him about the drift; he informs us with a bit of attitude that he has lockers and he'll be fine. We stop for lunch; fifteen minutes later the Landcruiser is heading back down :D

SOME of those guys have that attitude. Did he even make eye contact on the way down??

J.D.

Sprnklrmn
June 13th, 2006, 03:57 PM
SOME of those guys have that attitude. Did he even make eye contact on the way down??

J.D.


Believe me, I have no "brand stuck-up-ed-ness" at all, and wouldn't dream of ascribing such to a broad class of wheelers; we all know, however, that there are those out there who think themselves a bit superior based on what they are driving, and this fellow went shooting down past us pretty fast. Maybe he just realized he was late for a meeting or something :flipoff2:

FJBen
June 13th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Believe me, I have no "brand stuck-up-ed-ness" at all, and wouldn't dream of ascribing such to a broad class of wheelers; we all know, however, that there are those out there who think themselves a bit superior based on what they are driving, and this fellow went shooting down past us pretty fast. Maybe he just realized he was late for a meeting or something :flipoff2:

You have experienced what the british may refer to as "tea time" we in the land cruiser world have "starbucks time" most likely he forgot and had to hurry back down as not to be late as we know we'll have to engage the lockers to get over the curbs/speedbumps.

Plus it's in the Owners Manual, under Section 7: Owners Attitude

Be sure to use remarks and look down upon other vehicle brands. use comments such as

"It's alright...I have lockers" while sipping your Iced Mocha Latte

and

"It's not just a toyota, it's a LAND CRUISER" while reading your PDA and wall street journal...


:flipoff2: not all of us are *That* bad *ALL* the time...well...OK, maybe we are...:flipoff2::D

Hippie
June 14th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Sprnklrmn - make sure you report the blazer to the proper ranger district along with the pics :thumbsup:

Dada Jeep We are currently planned to run wheeler on the 24th. I'll pack my chains and report back when it's open :flipoff2: ( and I'll be winching a couple LC behind me :flipoff2: )

DADA_JEEP
June 14th, 2006, 11:14 AM
hippie, sounds good, you can try to open it if you like, and if you are still there on the 27th :) we'll get you back out...... :flipoff2:

Rock Kitty
June 14th, 2006, 03:42 PM
hippie, sounds good, you can try to open it if you like, and if you are still there on the 27th :) we'll get you back out...... :flipoff2:
DADA - If Hippie gets stuck, I'LL get him out!:lmao:

DADA_JEEP
June 14th, 2006, 04:53 PM
big words there Kitty



sound like famous LAST words :)

Alpine Spirit
June 14th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Sprnklrmn - make sure you report the blazer to the proper ranger district along with the pics :thumbsup:

Ditto I turned in 2 last year and with plates they can fine these individuals.

82'CJ7
June 14th, 2006, 08:00 PM
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EcNGzVw4cPag

Sorry this took so long...here are some pics of both redcone and wheeler.

rubbersidedown
June 15th, 2006, 11:21 AM
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EcNGzVw4cPag

Sorry this took so long...here are some pics of both redcone and wheeler.

great pics. . .the ones where the snow is flying turned out nice!!:)

convert
June 15th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Dada Jeep We are currently planned to run wheeler on the 24th. I'll pack my chains and report back when it's open ( and I'll be winching a couple LC behind me ) I dont think so :tisk: I'll put the chains on this year. Besides you will need something to anchor to when you winch across the drift.:lmao:

convert
June 15th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Originally Posted by DADA_JEEP
hippie, sounds good, you can try to open it if you like, and if you are still there on the 27th we'll get you back out......
DADA_JEEP you will be runnin an open trail on th 27th. :flipoff2:

Rk Crlr
June 15th, 2006, 08:41 PM
I may go up there Saturday...we'll see if I can make a dent in the drifts. :)

DADA_JEEP
June 15th, 2006, 11:55 PM
DADA_JEEP you will be runnin an open trail on th 27th. :flipoff2:


we shall see my friend


open cause of you?

or cause of me?

Jeepster
June 16th, 2006, 08:49 AM
I'm heading to red cone on Saturday.

This is the only time of year where one can go the other way on red cone as it is a one way trail most of the time. And I would like to climb it.
I am thinking it will take dual lockers and good tires to climb. I have both.
Looking foward to it.

JeepEatingCrusher
July 14th, 2006, 01:59 AM
did that cruiser with an attitude look like this one??

http://www.blakeoffroad.com/Scotts/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=271&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eblakeoffroad%2Ecom%2FScotts%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FRootFolder%3D%252F Scotts%252F4wheelin%252FOctober%25202005%252Fsnow%2520run%252FDCIM%252F100NIKON%26View%3D%7BCEA66C0D %2DB60D%2D4EF4%2DAD14%2D259A6E233511%7D&RootFolder=%2FScotts%2F4wheelin%2FOctober%202005%2Fsnow%20run%2FDCIM%2F100NIKON

or

http://www.blakeoffroad.com/Scotts/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=250&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eblakeoffroad%2Ecom%2FScotts%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FRootFolder%3D%252F Scotts%252F4wheelin%252FOctober%25202005%252FDCIM%252F100NIKON%26View%3D%7BCEA66C0D%2DB60D%2D4EF4%2D AD14%2D259A6E233511%7D&RootFolder=%2FScotts%2F4wheelin%2FOctober%202005%2FDCIM%2F100NIKON

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a0vCcNycN4

:D