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4th Annual DeSoto Mine trail run

Old 10-24-2005, 05:36 AM
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4th Annual DeSoto Mine trail run

Hey!

Great trip, 9 rigs, and as usual, as trip leader I got very few pic's, so post'm up!

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We had a slightly flowing creek that added mud to the equation. Great fun!

The 13 rigs in the TTORA group were 90 minutes in front of us. Most of'm were still in the rock section when we got there. Our guys spotted them thru, and we made great time after that - about 30 minutes for us.

During our lunch break the TTORA group CB'd us requesting parts for a broken steering arm on a '85 Runner. We ended up doing a welded repair w/ 3 batteries anmd jumper cable leads. After towing the guy up to the exit road, he got out via the Peck Mine road.

Rest of the run was uneventful. Great weather to boot!

Thanks to all that came!

Later

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:43 AM
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What an awesome day. Brian, Myself, and our passengers all had a blast and plan on wheeling with you all again real soon.





The tail end of the Tacoma group going through the technical part of the wash.



One of the few action shots I was able to catch.
Daves Jeep



Here's where Steve parked for lunch.



After some crafty welding and hot batteries, this fortunate wheeler gets a tug up the hill to drive home (hopefully).





We met at the town center of Cleator for some Blue Ribbon domestic draught.



Lots of smiles.



Thanks to Mark for planning this trip, couldn't have gone smoother. The weather was perfect, we were with good company and everybody was properly equipped. Please feel free to add any shots you guys might have. I was glad to meet you all and look foward to wheeling with you guys again.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:22 AM
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good pictures.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:26 AM
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Awesome trip...cant wait to get out and tackle some more trails with the group...

Did anyone else take pictures?

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As always, this was a real great trip. I didn't take any pictures. I think Chris and Scott were the ones taking most of the pics. Chris will probably post them on his website (bajataco.com), but I don't know if Scott was gonna post his or if they were just for the Toyota 4WD magazine.
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:08 PM
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I'll unload the few I took and get'm over to my Webshots page tomorrow...
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:16 PM
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Sweet trip! THANKS AGAIN MARK! I think this was definitely the best weather we have ever had on this trip.

Hats off to everyone who contributed batteries, cables, and welding supplies, and to Steve for welding up the broken part on a very sloped part of the trail! And also to the tow guys - that hill certainly kept everyone awake I'm sure.

I didn't take my Tacoma this year, and opted to ride with Scott Brady. A huge THANKS to Scott for letting me have a ball driving the Expeditions West Jeep through the entire trail. What a blast!
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A few PICS


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ill post up the pics i have tonight. i have quite a few.
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this trip was a lot of fun. thanx to mark for the invite. hope to wheel again with you all again sometime. hopefully soon!

heres some of the pics i have:




















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Wow, you got some great pics that really show what a lot of the trail is like to drive. Nice job!
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Brian - thanks for sharing the pics...lots of good action shots.

nice meeting you as well.
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It was a ton of fun guys! It was great to finally meet Brian and Ben
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thanx guys. it was good to meet you all too.
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Originally Posted by BajaTaco
Wow, you got some great pics that really show what a lot of the trail is like to drive. Nice job!
AGREED!

I love that picture looking down over black canyon. It would have been awesome to get a group picture by Desoto mine. I guess thats what next year is for.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:24 AM
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posted the few pic's I took on my webshots page...

http://community.webshots.com/user/crawler976

check'm out in the DeSoto Mine folder
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