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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #341
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I had the most fun I have ever had. I couldn't have asked for a better trail leader, group, weather, trails, fall colors... etc.
I am so glad this came back and I can't wait to do it again next year.
Thanks to everyone who put it together and the trail leaders/sweeps.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #342
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I will try to go next year... I miss you guys KA... Maybe Snofari???
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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #343
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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #344
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I only got pics from the first time though, not the second.
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I had the most fun I have ever had. I couldn't have asked for a better trail leader, group, weather, trails, fall colors... etc.
I am so glad this came back and I can't wait to do it again next year.
Thanks to everyone who put it together and the trail leaders/sweeps.
X2 my Dad and I had a great time, thanks to everyone who helped make this event a reality!

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Old September 30th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #347
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OK, my plans are pretty (well sorta) almost set in stone.

My Friday run will incorporate a known run that is VERY scenic. After about 15-20 miles, I want to look for a trail that is on the map that looks like it goes through some very interesting terrain. This is the part of Canada that makes it fun. We are going "exploring". It may be very exciting, it may be boring or we may not find the trail and we simply have to turn around. If we have to turn around, we will go back a different way.

Saturday will be a similar run but not along the river. However, if I can find the trail I am looking for (again, on the map) the return trip could be awesome.

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it............ maybe.
so.. how did this work out? did you guys find this connector trail that was discussed?
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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #348
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so.. how did this work out? did you guys find this connector trail that was discussed?
Well,................sorta

OK, my plans are pretty (well sorta) almost set in stone.

My Friday run will incorporate a known run that is VERY scenic.correct, we ran this After about 15-20 miles, I want to look for a trail that is on the map that looks like it goes through some very interesting terrain. This started to happen and then we ran across the biggest damn bulldozer I have ever seen. The blade was 6-8 ft tall by 20 ft wide. He was plowing down trees like nothing was in front of him. There was another guy watching who said they were building a new logging road right where we were going so we turned around and went to the mine.This is the part of Canada that makes it fun. We are going "exploring". It may be very exciting, it may be boring or we may not find the trail and we simply have to turn around. If we have to turn around, we will go back a different way.So, after we went to the mine, we took a different connector with some fun stream crossings.

Saturday will be a similar run but not along the river. However, if I can find the trail I am looking for (again, on the map) the return trip could be awesome. Since Friday changed we actually ran the connector I was planning to run Saturday. So, after a discussion with my group, we decided to check out and explore some of the old local trails close to the campground.

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it............ maybe.
So, did it work out? Yes. Did it work out as planned? No.
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Well,................sorta

OK, my plans are pretty (well sorta) almost set in stone.

My Friday run will incorporate a known run that is VERY scenic.correct, we ran this After about 15-20 miles, I want to look for a trail that is on the map that looks like it goes through some very interesting terrain. This started to happen and then we ran across the biggest damn bulldozer I have ever seen. The blade was 6-8 ft tall by 20 ft wide. He was plowing down trees like nothing was in front of him. There was another guy watching who said they were building a new logging road right where we were going so we turned around and went to the mine.This is the part of Canada that makes it fun. We are going "exploring". It may be very exciting, it may be boring or we may not find the trail and we simply have to turn around. If we have to turn around, we will go back a different way.So, after we went to the mine, we took a different connector with some fun stream crossings.

Saturday will be a similar run but not along the river. However, if I can find the trail I am looking for (again, on the map) the return trip could be awesome. Since Friday changed we actually ran the connector I was planning to run Saturday. So, after a discussion with my group, we decided to check out and explore some of the old local trails close to the campground.

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it............ maybe.
So, did it work out? Yes. Did it work out as planned? No.
The plan worked for the better and made it an amazing trip!!
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Noooo, you can't retire it! Other than the fact it kept wanting to kick off its shoes and go barefoot, it did great. Well, the clutch quit too but that's a wear item right? But otherwise did great.
I really want a V8 Explorer, bu if I can get this for under $500, this might be Explorer 2.0

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What was the average size rig that went? Would as TJ on 33's and 10k winch be capable of having fun up there or would it have to fight every step of the way? I would love to do this trip in the future.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 12:32 PM   #353
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What was the average size rig that went? Would as TJ on 33's and 10k winch be capable of having fun up there or would it have to fight every step of the way? I would love to do this trip in the future.
Everyone had fun. I was one of the smallest with a samurai on 31s.

The biggest issue is traction. If you are open front and rear there would be some fighting. At least one locker and you probably would have been fine.
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What was the average size rig that went? Would as TJ on 33's and 10k winch be capable of having fun up there or would it have to fight every step of the way? I would love to do this trip in the future.
The group I was in had a bone stock YJ on 31's, a TJ Unlimited on 33's with a locker up front, an Explorer on 31's with a locker somewhere, a TJ on 33's open. They made it through everything, either on a strap or not. I honestly wouldn't go with anything smaller than 33's and one locker plus a winch.

Truthfully there is something for everyone there. Some of the trails are 90% easy and 10% hard as heck. The issue is that the 10% stuff can come anywhere beginning of the trail, middle of the trail, end of the trail and there is no turning back to avoid it. Some are 99% easy.
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Sounds like a good reason to buy a locker :)
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Get an Aussie up front and you'll be set. Replace spider gears with Aussie then reinstall the carrier and you are done. Night and day difference.
The crap the little Sami went through amazed everyone in our group.

I can't wait to go back and it's only 75 miles from my front door.
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Get an Aussie up front and you'll be set. Replace spider gears with Aussie then reinstall the carrier and you are done. Night and day difference.
The crap the little Sami went through amazed everyone in our group.

I can't wait to go back and it's only 75 miles from my front door.
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I so wish I could, but work, hockey and lack of funds prevents me from going.
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Get an Aussie up front and you'll be set. Replace spider gears with Aussie then reinstall the carrier and you are done. Night and day difference.
The crap the little Sami went through amazed everyone in our group.

I can't wait to go back and it's only 75 miles from my front door.
x2 - the Aussie is the best $300 investment in my Jeep to date. Although after last weekend I think a close second would be all of the extra armor on the bottom of mine (steering gear, trans, rock rails, gas tank) because we spent an awful lot of time dragging one or more through the rocks and over fallen trees.

The beaver pond that stretched across the road at one point was more of a concern than the rocks though - as long as we stayed on the underlying road the water was only 32-34" deep (about 1/4 to 1/3 up the door on my mildly lifted Jeep), but we watched a couple of bigger tired Jeeps (38-42" tires) that got a little left or right that had their tires completely covered.
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The front locker was the best investment for a couple of years until I swapped in the rubicon transfer case.
The next addition will be 35's and 4.88's with an air locker...when I get more money. It's a vicious cycle that never ends.

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