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Unread 05-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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There was a few who were asking about it, so I figured i would do a quick write up with some pics.

Left my house which is just north of Austin at 4:30AM and arrived up at Barnwell Mtn around 9:30, which was just enough time to check in and air down my tires before the rain moved in. Weather for the rest of the day was off and on (mostly on) heavy rains and was in the 50's for temps, so it pretty much sucked all day on Fri. The dirt in the area is very slick when wet, so even 2 diamond (out of 6) trails were pretty hairy.

View from the pavilion Fri morning watching it rain as we gathered for the first run of the day.


A lot of mud holes just on the park roads


On the second run of the day we went as a small group and did a 2 diamond trail that was overall pretty easy, but due to the rain, the steep decent at the end of the trail got a little hairy



Getting sidways


Me staying straight while driving down the river


A random FJ (there was a few of them there) trying to go up the other side of what we went down. This was about as far as he got


This looks like a good spot to set-up camp


Day 2 (Sat) the sun came out and dried up the trail pretty quickly. The weather was perfect and made for some great wheeling.






A lot of the trails were like this where it was off camber hills. Made for some 3 wheeled fun



This was def a highlight of the trip... Came across a full size crew cab Tundra on one of the trials on Sat afternoon. This group delayed us about an hour on the trail, but well worth the entertainment.


Hard to see in the pic, but at this point he had busted a seal in the power steering and was leaking fluid out on the trail


Finally winched the Tundra out and it was the FJ's turn

The only thing keeping this one upright was the wall. He had a nice roof dent to show for it




Oh, and if anyone is curious, this hole was very passable with the right line. I'll have download the video of how we did it.

Some more random shots





Posing on the rock garden



Posers


Misc pics of the weekend

Shock that somehow bent on the park road coming for coffee in the AM


Sweet diff cover on a very cool FJ40 crawler


Overall group shot





Overall, had a great time and got to meet a fellow member, Hal (TX4Runner), but didn't get to wheel with him. Next time perhaps. Also got to check out RawMinds ridiculous FJ...wow...that thing is sick. The food was good, and the raffle was awesome even though I didn't win anything. Can't wait for next year.


If anyone that was there and wants to tack on some pics or comments, feel free. I always fly solo when wheeling like this being my wife has to stay with the kids, who are too young to come along, so pics are not always easy to come by.
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So...how did you get home with the busted shock?
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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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So...how did you get home with the busted shock?
Sorry, should have been a little clearer on that one. That wasn't me, I was just one of the people standing around taking pics and wondering how that happens on a park road.

There was a small swap meet, and someone brought a set of OEM shocks and donated them to the cause

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Oh, and if anyone is curious, this hole was very passable with the right line. I'll have download the video of how we did it.
Great report looked like a fun weekend even with the rain, thanks for sharing. And I am curious about the correct way to take that small section/hole so post up the vid please.
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Nice report linus! How do you like those Trail Grapplers and any problem stuffing them in the rear wheel wells?
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Nice report linus! How do you like those Trail Grapplers and any problem stuffing them in the rear wheel wells?
Thanks! I've been very happy with the Trail Grapplers. They're good enough on the road, and great on the trail. It took a little trimming and pounding to get them to stop rubbing, but I've got it all out at this point. The rear was actually pretty easy, and I didn't have to drop my bump stops at all.


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Well they sure do look nice and that is a good size too! Just a little on the heavy side but that means they will hold up to some trail abuse for sure,

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Great report looked like a fun weekend even with the rain, thanks for sharing. And I am curious about the correct way to take that small section/hole so post up the vid please.
Just a quick follow-up...here's how the hole was traversed. Sorry, not sure how to post a video on it. The guy's in the Tundra and FJ tried to stay away from the wall on the driver side, and in doing so, put their tire in the hole and flopped to their side. The trick was to put stay on the wall on the drive side and drive up it and straddle the hole.

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Well they sure do look nice and that is a good size too! Just a little on the heavy side but that means they will hold up to some trail abuse for sure,

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Heavy, yes...they kill my MPG, but I don't drive enough to care about that. More important to me is that they've held up very well with the sharp rocks around here.
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Just a quick follow-up...here's how the hole was traversed. Sorry, not sure how to post a video on it. The guy's in the Tundra and FJ tried to stay away from the wall on the driver side, and in doing so, put their tire in the hole and flopped to their side. The trick was to put stay on the wall on the drive side and drive up it and straddle the hole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJC3...2&feature=plcp
Here ya go, good stuff

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nice pics and report!! would like to do some wheeling on those trails!

the video was funny with all the different spotters and their different directions
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nice pics and report!! would like to do some wheeling on those trails!

the video was funny with all the different spotters and their different directions
Thanks, and yes, way too many spotters on that one


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Here's some pics I shot. Went with friends from the TTR club.





Clyde's Ravine








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Great pics. Thanks for adding them to the thread.


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Just found this thread. Nice meeting you as well, Linus. I have been lazy about posting some of my pics, but I will try to get them up tonight. Great pics (and video) so far!

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Ok, here are a few of mine. I didn't get any of my own 4R wheeling, as I was traveling solo and driving. Definitely a lot of vehicles out there to drool over, though.













Thanks to this guy for making my bumper. First run was a success.




Splashing down the end of Angry Jeep trail.


Part of the main road through the park.
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Cool pics Hal. Def need to get back up there at some point.
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Stolen off my buddies Facebook













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Tell your friend thanks, and thank you for sharing. I think that last pic of the FJ stuck in the mud was from Fri afternoon, and it was just on a park road, not even an actual trail. Just shows how muddy it was out there on Fri


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Looks like another great Jambo! Wish I could have went.
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