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    It's nice to meet everybody, it seems like you have a great community here.

    I just got finished watching the Kingston Peak videos from this last weekend and it looked amazing. Do you guys think a stock 5th gen 4Runner would have made it?

    Quick bit about me, since there isn't much of a profile: 34, been off pavement since a teen on beaches and dunes in a few wranglers and other trucks, but rocks are a new ballgame for me. I can comfortably take the wheels off and back on the ground, but all my experience is in loose sand. I've ventured up a few side trails here and there, but nothing serious.

    Currently have a 2011 4Runner, stock with Destination A/T tires ( compromise with the wife ). I've just recently convinced her we 'need' a new skid plate and rock sliders...getting there. With this post I added a few pics of some of my recent trips, hope to add many more in the future
         

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Hey Adam welcome to the group hope to see you out there!

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    Thx Moby, as long as my 4R can make it, i'll be joining every opportunity I can. I'm normally out there by myself, so being with a group i'll feel much safer

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    Welcome to the group!



    Yes, going with at least one other vehicle is recommended (but not required) and is a focus of why Front Range 4x4 exists.

    A couple other items the group offers for solo runs is
    1) The Rescue List - a list of members who might be able to get out should another vehicle be needed.
    2) The Check-In forum / thread. You post up you're heading out solo and expect to be back (from X trail/route) at Y time. If you don't check in, folks might (or not - there is no requirement) work to check on you.

    Neither of the above get much use (fortunately) but they exist. Print out a copy of the current rescue list and keep it in your truck.

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    Kingston peak is pretty tame. I think you should be able to get your 4runner up and back without much trouble. Only a couple spots have large rocks or obstacles where careful placement is required.

    Welcome.

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    @Jim that's a great idea, good to hear you guys have that stuff.

    @open_circuit I watched the video of the trip from this last weekend and feel pretty confident the 4R should make it. I pushed my luck last season getting to the gate of Loch Lomond which had a rocky section that was a little more than mild. Didn't see anything on that video that was close, but it's great to hear from somebody who's taken the trail.

    For anybody that might need i'm a computer programmer with quite a bit of experience in everything from hardware to full stack. I work, a lot...so i'm not soliciting anything, but for the community i'm always available to assist if needed.

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    welcome to the group
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    Hey nice to meet ya and welcome to the group!

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    Letís go places!

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "Only a couple spots have large rocks or obstacles where careful placement is required."

    If memory serves me, from the James Peak trail head / parking spot the uphill section was the most difficult / most likely to cause rocker panel contact.

    Google Map

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    xaza, goSlo, Chris, nice to meet you guys too, appreciate the warm welcome.

    Jim, thank you for the info, I always use satellite images to plan my trips and that was a perfect marker for what you were talking about. I'll normally screenshot those in 3d and send them to my phone. I also download the google maps so that they still show my relative position and the forest service roads after I lose service. I'm still working on 'real' equipment for these journeys but i've learned to make due for now with what I have

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    Doing pole hill and others this weekend if you want to join.

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    AdamS previously posted:
    "I'm still working on 'real' equipment for these journeys"

    Avenza's PDF Maps app for your true GPS enabled phone/tablet. Then load the geospacialized (GPS enabled) MVUM's.

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    Jim strikes again, ty. Quick note about the app, at first they flood the screen with other maps that all cost money. The MVUM maps are free and you just need to type in that keyword in the search bar and the proper maps came up...just got done downloading most of the ones along the front range

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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome to the group! Always great to see another runner on the page. See you on the trail.

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    Cory it will be a pleasure getting out there with you. I've driven many jeeps, and they reign supreme, but i've never been in one that can do 90+ like my wife does...

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    Ha then youíve never seen my crazy ass wife drive our Jeep ( for the love of god do not tell her I said that when you meet her)

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    What's her gMail address again???

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