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Miller Trail July 15th

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by mtn. burb, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to run the trail on Sat. the 15th.

    Any one else?

    I'll actually check back so I know what's being posted...have'nt been checking in lately.
     
  2. dleroy43

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    Iam still putting in my doubler, so I am not going to make dates yet. Iam going to miller trail as soon as I can.
     
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    I might be up there that day with the Axle Snappers. They're runnning on the 15th as well
     
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    I hope you are there. And who are the Axle Snappers?
     
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    they're a local wheeling club for ventura county
     
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    would I have to put my 10blts in to run with them?? :doah: :haha:
     
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    [hijack] MtnBurb, are you the dark grey Burb on Rice Rd just down from the old "Frog House"?[/hijack]

    I'd be interested if we didn't have the night race @ Barstow the following weekend & too much to do on the truck.
     
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    OK, I am going Saturday.

    I am meeting a guy in an H1 and a guy in a Jeep at Flying J in Frazier Park at 8:30 am. We will proceed from there.

    All CK5'ers' welcome. Any takers? :D

    I'll check in fri. night after driving a bazillion miles this week at work.

    P.S. I'm camping in Lockwood Sat, night.
     
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    That's me.:D
     
  10. roadnotca

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    Take pictures please. I'd especially like to see the H1 work through that rock on the North/drop on the South up there on the switchbacks above Piru Creek. I've yet to find any H1s or H2s that could get through there.
    Its all good.:D
     
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    The Lockwood/Miller Trail run went great, except for the 3.5 hrs. we sat on the trail after coming up on a Jeep convoy that had started pulling apart a Dana 35 C-clip axle that broke. They were in the middle of the trail!

    Scott helped remove the EZ-Locker out of the C-clip equipped rear end...not a good combo if you know what I mean.

    It was over 100 degrees. Bring a lot to drink. Brandon and I went through a TON of liquids. The Suburban woofs that trail up, it's a blast.

    The H1 owner drove it like he stole it. He's a mechanic at Kemp Ford. He scratched the hell out of it. A few deeper scars. Good guy.

    So from departure at my house, running the trail with the wait, to the campground, at my super secret location code named Skeleton tree, we were in the truckabout 18 hours.

    Cooked up some steaks at 1100 pm, ate by the fire. Then hit the hay.

    Good cowboy coffee and a fire in the AM.

    Great run!:D
     
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    Ya know, thats the way I feel too. I've done it with the Burb and a short wheelbase and the shorty is uncomfortable in the rock gardens, the Burb, pfft, piece-o-cake. I suspect dleroy43 would agree.
    What is it with Jeeple? Least they could do is drag it out of the way.:doah:
     
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    Bet they were suprised to see a bunch of K5's, Subs and a Hummer come upon them. :eek1:

    Is that trail really hard enough to worry about breaking axles or u-joints :confused:
     
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    its not too hard but there are rocks to play on. :wink1:
    Lots of pinstriping :doah:
    you should go next time
    I think another ck5er from pdale is going too( Josh :rolleyes: )
    the 13th is it my father and brother in law will be here too so I can show them some cali wheeling :D :haha:
     
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    Jeeple always seem to travel in big groups so that collectively they have enough parts to assemble a complete vehicle, in the middle of a trail.
    With the right driver, a stock Jeep can run Miller; I've seen it done.:D
     
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    That driver is all too uncommon.

    Those switchies above the Gatekeeper always make Patch's 112" WB feel a little long. Can't imagine what a 125" Sub must be like. I know Cam's had his Crew Cab short box IH up it too.

    Kabob in Patch was ho-hum. Even the Dune Buggy was only entertaining b/c I took the straight up the middle line, which put the RF tire about 4' in the air at about 15-20 mph. Jeeple seem to get all out shape there for some reason.
     
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    Is "gatekeeper" the rock squeeze on the switchbacks above Piru Creek?
     
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    It's that whole first pitch out of the water to the top of those rocks. Back when the re-route was brand new, and considerably narrower, an H1 tumbled off the side getting over that rock. :doah:
     

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