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Pictures from Fordyce Creek Trail this weekend. 40 pictures- Dial up beware!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Got a chance to go run Fordyce Trail this weekend. Borrowed a friends '99 Dodge Ram V10 truck to tow my rig...The V10 is a turd for towing btw- I miss my ctd..:( Anyways, trail head is only 40 minutes from where I live. :) I didn't get to do much of the trail do to some "breakage", but otherwise it was an awesome weekend. I flopped on Winch Hill #1 (Somthing about me and flopping for a crowd. :D)and lost most of the gear oil from the top of the tranny before we could get it flopped back over. Then on the way back to camp after that, I came down off a ledge reeeaaally hard, the engine musta bounced in its mounts or the mounts are shot, cause the oil pan hit my ghetto engine crossmember and dented it enough to hit the crank. I could hear the crank thudding into the oil pan each time it went around. Made a call and had my buddy bring up oil and gaskets etc. The motor needed to come up about 4" for the oil pan to clear the x-member....Didn't have a floor jack obviously, so we improvised McGyver style. :D We stretced my tow strap between two trees with a shackle in the middle. Parked the truck under that, then ran the winch rope up to the shackle, then back down to the engine. After removing the motor mount bolts, it worked like a dream. That was this morning, got it all back together and wheeled the rest of the way out. Had waaaay to much fun.....We discovered that a .40 cal slug tears a ground squirell into about 15 pieces. :D

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  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Winch Hill #1-
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  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Creek crossings-
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    My bud driving-
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Staging area/Trail head-
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    Joey during a burn-out on the dirt-:2thumbs:
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    Washing and blow drying my buds truck before returning it- :pimp1:
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    I think I'm gonna be spending alot more time up there now, only 40 minutes away. :)
     
  5. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Where are the squirrel pics ? :( and the upside down pics ? You should fab some motor mounts like ORD sells or buy them . :rolleyes:
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    lol...I figured someone would ask for those pics. My camera was back at camp for the rollover...Unfortuneatley, no pics of that...Except a friend said he took a picture with his phone and would email it to me. When/if I get it, I'll post it up...

    As for the ground squirel....You're right, I shoulda taken a picture of that..lol! I think Steve might have had a problem with squirell gore posted up on his website... :eek1: :D
     
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    so did i misss something? what happend to yer CTD
     
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    That thing looks funny. In a cool kind of way. :D Looks like a nice place..
     
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    no pictures work for me, stupid work computers :mad:
     
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    very cool@!!!!


    i take it the "steaper then it looks" rule come into efect for winch hill #1?
     
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    Awesome! Beautiful scenery :bow:
     
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    Cool pics! I've got to 'wheel on that trail. It looks like fun.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    For the most part you're right, the pictures do it no justice. It's not really steep, just big rocks. There are two lines really, the easy one to the right and the hard one to the left. In those pictures I'm on the easy line. The day before I flopped and was denied on the hard line. My next trip will be a much longer, gonna do the whole trail in to Meadow Lake then back out. 3 days atleast. :D
     
  14. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Is that a bottle opener on the front? :thumb: Oh, and where is that spot in the pic just above the one with the Dodge trailering your rig? That looks like a great swimming spot on a hot day.
     
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    Yep, bottle opener-
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    Guinness to be exact. :)

    And the water hole thing isn't on the trail, it's on one of the roads leading out. And yes, it's awesome to swim in, used to swim in it when I was a counselor for the 4-H camp way back in the day. It's something like 30+' deep at it's deepest. We never could touch the bottom, even jmping off the rocks and doin a pencil...Trout in there too. :)
     
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    Damn, I gotta get my Blazer finished...............
     

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