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    It was nice to finally do Wheeler lake though the weather could have been better. :lol: Great turnout (8 trucks) considering how crappy it was, nice meeting folks I hadn't before and seeing others that I hadn't for a while.

    I hope everyone made it home w/o incident, visibility couldn't have been much worse.

    One pic at the lake.
         
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    Great meeting some new folks and seeing friends! Impressive turnout, especially with the weather. Looked like the only other rig that had been up there recently was a buggy on Boggers.

    And I love seeing Jeeps with those killer long arm suspensions just strut their stuff! Too bad Dave Pritchett wasn't here, too.

    Here are some pictures and the photobucket link for the rest:






    http://s537.photobucket.com/albums/f...er%20Oct%2008/


    Late August or early September is really the time to do this trail as the wild flowers are in bloom then. I think that the last time that I ran it was during this time and I hiked around the lake while my buddy fished. The flowers were beautiful, and, of course, I didn't have my camera with me...

    When we did the late China Wall run last year and everyone except me and LaDawn and Tye and Stella went back home via Tarryall to Hwy24, we hit a white out snow storm about 2 miles off the trailheal. It lasted until Conifer before it opened up a little. Took over 3 1/2 hours to get back home and we were using the reflective markers on the road side to locate the road.

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    Had a great time! I look forward to future runs with you folks.

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    I didn't get many pics but here's a few...
             
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    Great pictures! Thanks for the link Brody!

    I will run mine through and post up too.

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    Nay previously posted:
    "Great run, the weather definitely added some interest. I enjoyed the early taste of winter, no doubt this trail would be spectacular in September.

    Next stop OCG

    Pathrat, you are definitely ready "

    Good to meet you Nay! and thank you for the vote of confidence for OCG. Great shots of you on the really big rock piles.

    I may be ready but the undercarriage might not be! Wow, lots of smash marks under there after Wheeler. However, after my new suspension set up I hope I can minimize that.

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    Pathrat previously posted:
    "... lots of smash marks under there after Wheeler..."

    just beauty marks!

    Pathrat previously posted:
    " ...However, after my new suspension set up I hope I can minimize that."

    sounds like a perfectly justified reason to get a lift to me :lol:

    looks like fun!

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    Damn, and I was awake @ 6:30 and everything... Looked out the window, rolled over, then went back to sleep. Great pics!

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    Great pics, looks like a great run! I was thinking about you guys when Jess and I headed up to Lake George last night

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    That place looks like a lot of fun, great pictures! Where is Wheeler Lake located?

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    ShutUpHippie previously posted:
    "That place looks like a lot of fun, great pictures! Where is Wheeler Lake located?"

    Just off Hoosier Pass. It's a few miles up from Alma, CO. County Road 4 is your turn off. Basically it's a mile or so from the summit of Hoosier Pass on the Alma side.
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=40

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    Great pics folks, thanks for posting and making me jealous.

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    You had as much fun at the wedding, right?
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    Man I miss that trail, I won't get to it this year!

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    4Runninfun previously posted:
    "just beauty marks!

    Then my rig is super-pretty after this season, like she had plastic surgery!

    sounds like a perfectly justified reason to get a lift to me :lol:

    looks like fun!"

    I am already signed up for the buy.

    AND, I am working on my pictures. The ones already posted and the video are better. I was relying a lot on Hugh to get the good shots, and he did.

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    4Runner3Wheeler previously posted:

    Andy, GREAT PICTURES! You were able to snap a ton, get everyone doing something, and make it look like we were really doing some cool trail obstacles! Thanks!

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    Andy

    Great pictures, man! You sure managed to get around outside while a lot of us (including me) were hiding from the weather. Good to meet and wheel with you.

    Got any questions on ice climbing places, books or gear, feel free to give me a call or e-mail. I know some areas that are pretty cool, that freeze over in certain conditions and aren't mentioned anywhere at all.

    303-507-3066 or peterbrody4@brody4.cnc.net

    Hey Shutuphippie

    On the vehicles suspension:

    I don't think that anyone on this site has ever knowingly or willingly altered their suspension on their vehicles. I, for one, would never consider it, and I bet nobody else would either. Am I right or what?

    Speaking of which...

    Hey Pathrat

    Who is going to do your suspension lift and what kind is it? Send me an e-mail or call

    Pete

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    Wheeler Lake was fun! Good mix of scenery, obstacles and company. Thanks. Doug

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    Chris previously posted:
    "You had as much fun at the wedding, right? "

    O SUUUUUURE:rant:

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