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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dusy Ershim Trail Pictures

Well I finally got my scanner set up again,(in a makeshift office I have in my company supplied suite).
So here are some pictures of Gary, Arron and I, on the Dusy Ershim Trail. Gary and Arron both have very well prepared CJ7s and I have my YJ. The trail this year was brutally tough and turned around a couple of other So Cal Jeep clubs due to attrition. There was 6 Jeeps in our group 3 YJs, 2 CJs, and a TJ, we actualy held our own very well against the trail. I think everyone but Arron got stuck at least once, including my bone head move on the very last rock of the trail(after I had mentioned to everyone to take extra caution on the last hard stretch and the run to the finish line), Oh well what can I say. So here are the pics, Ill have to post them in several posts, so if anyone can post them all in one post, please feel free, I would appreciate it. The first pic is me and gary at the top of chicken rock. We are at about 8500 ft at that area I believe(most of the trail is above 9000 ft ASL.

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Here is a pisture of Gary and his CJ climbing Thompson Hill. This hill is a few miles long and climbs 600 ft in .2 miles at one section. Talking to a Ranger later at Swamp lake, he told me that they haven t been able to maintane the trails due to budget cuts, I love it the trail was very tough. A lot of the log bridges and such were in bad shape.
Climb Gary, Climb!!!

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This is me climbing Thompson Hill, It was a very steep section and opted for an even steeper line, which eventualy lead to me putting a hook on a tree to make sure i didnt go over with all of the camping weight, Whewww, what a climb.

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Here is Arron and his CJ comming down a steep slick rock. It was a steep rock and had everyone a little nervouse with all the extra weight we were all carrying. Arrons CJ worked great and it was nice to have him in the tail gunner spot throughout the week. Gary was the mother duck and lead the entire trail.

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Re: Dusy Ershim Trail Pictures

Here is one of me and the YJ just after Kaiser pass where we eventually climbed to above 10,000 ft ASL before dropping down to about 9000.

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Re: Dusy Ershim Trail Pictures

Here is one more just before the end of trail. After this we headded off to Coyote lake, for whole new trail. I didnt get many pictures though at Coyote.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Some great Jeepshots, H8. The reworked front axle on that YJ is so much cleaner now with everything moved up top. I get a kick out of seeing the side view of the "camprack" and all the gear. It may be an advantage to have that little extra since it does balance the engine weight somewhat. With a hardtop, I think a Jeep is close to 50-50, but without one you need a few extra pounds back there. How did the engines run at 10,000' ASL? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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It looks heavier than it is. I only put stuff like sleeping bags, chairs and dry goods back there. I put the ice chests right behind the seats, and the spare tire is rioght over the rear axle. It ballanced a little better though, with the 6 cylinder. But the 2.5 worked flawlessly. The steering speaks for itself, I love the way it handles.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Oh Yeah.....I keep forgetting that you have the Mighty Mite under the hood now. You know, if the truth were really known, the small engines are sometimes an advantage. Years ago, a Jeep buddy took the four-banger out of his flatfender and installed a V8 Chev-Lay and after that it was just one problem after another with breakage; whereas with the four-hole he just had to cuss and restart the engine. He was eventually killed when he blew a front driveline going up a loose slope and the Jeep got sideways and rolled numerous times. I never forgot that lesson, and I am of the not-much-HP-but-lotsa-gears school of thought. His flattie just seemed to be so much more climbable and more nimble with that little F-head up there.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Dusy Ershim Trail Pictures

man.. i need to get some west coast stuff in.... looks great.....
ps..good thing you had a cj there to pull you up the steep stuff..LOLOLOL

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oh yeah, and a 2000 tj, 4.0, dana 44, nv3550
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