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    I took a fun panoramic shot of Matt



    Taken from here to get just the right angle


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    Steven in the shade enjoying the cool pics we all just took


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    We did not get to poopy pants Hill, although we were pretty close when we turned around. Probably wouldnít do anything different since it was unanticipated. Next time it would be great to have a slightly larger group just in case a turnaround happens and we can split into 2 groups (one turning around and one going forward). Hard to say for sure but we made the best of it regardless and had a good time!
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    Matt said waypoint 41 was the turn-around point. Trails Offroad says that is "narrow canyon obstacle". The photos they have available don't look turn-around-defying.

    https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails...il#waypoint-41

    Are there any photos of the obstacle?

    Curious George

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    The narrow canyon was where we turned around, didnít look that bad to me either. Waypoint 43 is the large obstacle Gretchen descended and then ascended since we turned around
         
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    Jim previously posted:
    "Matt said waypoint 41 was the turn-around point. Trails Offroad says that is "narrow canyon obstacle". The photos they have available don't look turn-around-defying.

    https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails...il#waypoint-41

    Are there any photos of the obstacle?

    Curious George"

    The obstacle isn't all that bad. Here's Gretchen descending it.



    I had a panic attack of some sort on the trail after the long day. I apparently have stuff broken on my Jeep as well, which I'm sure contributed to me feeling like everything was "off". I volunteered to camp on the trail while the rest of the crew continued on. Steven offered to camp with me, but the rest did not want to continue without everyone. I feel badly that they did not continue to the end of the trail without me since I could have easily camped and waited for them to return. As it is, *I* broke down more than anything and chose not to continue for reasons that are not easy to articulate. I've never before felt a sense of "oh ****, I really shouldn't be here" on the trail like I did that day, though I've been on trails with more challenging obstacles.

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    Downed tree on the Uncompahgre Plateau



    Tree cut and pulled to side of trail, now blocking a bandit trail bypass



    Ready for the Hole in the Rock



    Shane preparing to remove the broken shock. Lucky to have found a shade tree





    The shade tree featured a very large hole in the shade, so Shane parked there. Without the hole I'm not sure if he could have reached the shock from the ground anyway. The engine bay of the G is pretty high up normally.


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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "As it is, *I* broke down more than anything and chose not to continue for reasons that are not easy to articulate. I've never before felt a sense of "oh ****, I really shouldn't be here" on the trail like I did that day, though I've been on trails with more challenging obstacles."

    Better to feel safe than to take risks you're not comfortable with, who knows what could have happened. I would much rather wheel with my head on straight than to feel that way and potentially make a costly mistake or who knows maybe your intuition was right and the rig could have had a major failure at the worst time.

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    Been there myself, comes with the lifestyle. I left a trip two days in a few years ago after waking up in a panic, I wasn't even on a trail, it just happens sometimes. Anyone who does stuff like this has experienced it. Sucks when it's your turn, sorry that happened to you Trent. Like the saying goes: dust it off, get back on the whores and try again.

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    Finally took the time to resize pics which is kind of a pain in the butt. I would say these are my favorite pics that I took. It's going to be a long wait to finish Hole in the Rock in October.
                  

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    Couple more
          

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    Gretchen your photo of the prickly pear in bloom is outstanding. Wall and Calendar worthy!
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    Thanks Tom, I wished I would have used my good camera for it. I brought a Nikon D7500 with me and did not use it once.

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    I did the same. Brought my nice camera, didn't turn it on once, and missed most of my shots on my phone. Too busy having fun to be a good photographer but I can live with that.

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    I'm still chipping away at suspension components to fix my tracking issues. Shane, Ty, and lurker Nick have been helpful with front control arm work (JKS adjustable upper control arm johnny joint appears to have failed).

    The tally so far: tie rod, front upper control arms.
    Next up: rear upper control arms and rear track bar bushings (both seem dry and cracked).

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    speedkills previously posted:
    "I did the same. Brought my nice camera, didn't turn it on once, and missed most of my shots on my phone. Too busy having fun to be a good photographer but I can live with that."

    So much fun, I still have a big stupid grin on my face. I want to go do the Trifecta now after listening to Matt talk about it. I was going to put my valve stems in today but I woke up to blizzard like conditions over here in the AP.

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "I'm still chipping away at suspension components to fix my tracking issues. Shane, Ty, and lurker Nick have been helpful with front control arm work (JKS adjustable upper control arm johnny joint appears to have failed).

    The tally so far: tie rod, front upper control arms.
    Next up: rear upper control arms and rear track bar bushings (both seem dry and cracked)."

    I look forward to wheeling with you again once you get everything fixed.

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    speedkills previously posted:
    "I did the same. Brought my nice camera, didn't turn it on once, and missed most of my shots on my phone. Too busy having fun to be a good photographer but I can live with that."

    Yea that's kind of a problem with my set up in the TJ right now is my phone is doing my nav, music, etc, plugged into the phone holder and I'm too lazy to unhitch it all every time I want to snap a pic. Maybe I'll invest in a real camera or the next time I upgrade my phone I'll just keep the old one to use as a dedicated camera...
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    Iíve also been more lazy on the trail in regards to pictures and videos, especially on long and technical trails where Iím working just to keep up to the pack! I do make an effort to get some of the harder obstacles that slow us down and itís easy to take videos of a few rigs tackling the hardest/coolest obstacles
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    I find photos and videos easier when I have a passenger to do some of that work for me. I'm also too lazy to pull out my DSLR or unmount my phone much.

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