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    I had a great time today with Pete, Eric and Jim doing Bunce, T-33a and best of all was a spur that was really different and fun. We took the spot a short way before finding a big tree covering the road. Someone else will have to provide pics because I didn't take any of that. After removal we continued up the trail as it got skinnier until we couldn't go any father. I was a bit concerned that we were going to scare Eric away from another run but he did great and assured us he's be back.

    There was a bit of carnage, I tweaked my bumper, Jim got a tear in his soft top and we all got lots of pinstripes which may be an understatement. I'll post a few pics and turn it over to the other guys to fill in the details and provide their own pics and video.
           
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    Sounds like you all had a fun filled day like we did!! Looking forward to pic's!

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    A couple more, Pete's new tree styling....
           
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    HOLY CRAP BATMAN!!!! I bet your glad you left the doors on huh Pete? I mean, better the door than a leg/hip/ribs. Edit: Is the tree any worse for the wear?

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    Wow! Pete should charge for tree trimming!

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    I'll give a hint - the tree was downed by past winds...
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    Looks like fun. Great pictures!

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    Wow - looks like a blast, can't wait for more pix!
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    Looked like fun. awesome pictures.

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    Good to see the Mean Brody Machine out and about kicking ass again!

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    I have been on the phone thus pix are a bit behind (I thought I'd have'm ready tonight). Maybe, no guarantee though.

    I well enjoyed the day. That T-33 spur was a treat (I'll have to keep reminding myself that thought as I hand stitch a 4" patch to the soft top).

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    What a fantastic day. I had the pleasure of running Bunce, T33a and a heinous spur trail with Chris, Jim & Pete. I really had fun on the T33a, though there were only a few good rock obstacles, they were good ones. We all made it though those ok. The crash site had an eerie feel to it, and was very well preserved. I was glad that I finally got to see this.






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    Moving the big tree from the trail


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    Great views of the mountains early in the spur. Great views of pine trees, shrubs and sticks later in the spur.



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    glacierpaul previously posted:
    "I bet your glad you left the doors on huh Pete?"

    I was jealous of those with doors.

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    Biojeepr previously posted:
    "I was jealous of those with doors."

    Did you get caught in the rain Eric? It dumped on my 15 minutes after hitting the pavement.
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    Highlight photos below.

    The complete set is here:
    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2012-06-03--trail--bunce-t33a/
























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    The root ball from the tree



    After we passed by the removed tree, we went through a wonderful meadow with large views to the southeast and south. From there we kept heading up and along the trail - except that it started to get narrow and overgrown. This was not a commonly used trail. The GPS track I was following, nicely provided by the TrailDamage.com web site, stopped... but the trail kept going so I kept going, occasionally calling on the CB to the others in the group with a "keep going or turn around" thought. We kept going. While the trail was narrowing (making U-turn spots important to note as backing up in the tight trail would not be fun) it was rather enjoyable. It was a "road less traveled" section!

    The photo below is the end where we turned around. The red dots depict where the trail went. At the top side of the rock were some narrow trees. They were wide enough for an ATV but not for our vehicles.

    Time to head back...



    Eric's 40-point U-turn



    Chris squeezing by another tree set







    Kicking back in the nice meadow




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    sweeet pics took a min. to for my slow comp to load em scared me for sec lol.
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    Looks awesome!! Good job on clearing the trees, intentionally and otherwise. Glad you guys had such a good time, can't wait to hit that trail this summer!!

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