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Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by gamecocks, June 28, 2011.

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    1. gamecocks

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      Seeing how the La Bajada trip was postponed due to unfortunate circumstances, Who's down for a trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico?
      I went today and scouted out some of the trails ( there are ALOT )

      So far all I know that's coming is:
      Myself
      Reapereviltwin


      BTW there are places to pitch a tent, sleep in the truck right on the trails and hotels within ~15 mins.

      Here is a few pics I snapped today of the area and the beggings of a few trails:
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      If your interested in coming reapereviltwin plans on getting there Friday the 1st, We will hit the trails on Saturday... more details to come ( if others wanna show)
       
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    3. reapereviltwin

      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Sounds like a plan!!!! easymc and his grandson Adam will be there too! Thanks for the recon!! :D :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
       
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      Wish I could but its just a bit too far for me to do this weekend. If you guys need a 'tour guide' I may be able to help find one but it sounds like Gamecocks has you guys covered!
       
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      My daughter's bday is Thursday the 30th still not sure if we're gonna have people over on sat for her celebration, if we don't, I'll go, but I'll need to ride as a passenger or look at you guys have fun, since my truck is not in anyway offroad ready :p:
       
    6. reapereviltwin

      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have an open seat Jorge, no a/c 'cept the rolled down windows tho!!
       
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      Iam in will have my granson with me, be comeing up with Mike (reapereviltwin)
       
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      Thanks for the offer Mike, hopefully I'll be able to make it :thumbsup:
       
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      Good deal! I will also have an open seat.
      Mike, What day do yall plan on leavin?
       
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      (this is mike, i'm on bro's computer) we are leaving Friday morning, will be in Las Cruces"s KOA friday night, will be monitoring forum for AA information, still have ur cell #, if you need mine resent just let me know. Looking forward to this weekend!!!!!!
       
    11. reapereviltwin

      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Rigs are loaded, headed out at 06 tomorrow morning, taking our time due to the heat and will be stopping every couple of hours to let the tires cool once it heats up.
       
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      I wish I could join you guys.

      La Bajada was a nice ride back in April. Too bad you won't be able to run it.

      Maybe we can meet out there next spring - I have to pass that way, heading home from Utah...:D
       
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      :thumbsup: Get in touch with me when you get there so we can discuss a place to meet
       
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      This is to prove thats Mike wasnt trying to fool anyone(he has a way of doing it at times:D)
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      Gamecocks we will give you a call when we get to the KOA
       
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      Good deal!! hope my 3rd gen can hang! haha
       
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      White truck was overheated to death, looks like I won't be able to make it :(
       
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      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Damn, that sucks Jorge, is there anyway you can make it to the KOA in Las Cruses? We are starting from here.
       
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      reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Leaving

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      Arrived
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      dammit jorge wish I woulda seen this earlier, im leaving el paso first thing in the morning, so if you read this and can make it in time your welcome to ride with me!
      Guys see ya first thing in the A.M!!
       
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      What a day!!! First, kudos to Jordan (gamecocks) for putting together this run on such short notice!! :salute:

      Gotta have clean windows to see!!

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      Jordans 3rd gen

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      The Beast was letting us know that it was not a happy camper

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      flat # 2

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      More pics coming, just kinda late
       
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      Thanks guys, I had blast, it was great meeting y'all and hope to do it again sometime!!!!
      Heres the pics I took:
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      Things I learned,

      3rd gens handle on trails excellant

      liquid metal will fix a rad leak and hold up under pressure

      a champion 8k winch will do it's job

      a chicago 12v impact wrench from HF is a outstanding investment

      Dr. Jack DOES love off road trails

      anything else, Jordan and Bro?
       
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      Jordan, it was great meet with you,and running the trails, next time maybe the Beast will more in to it:D --- :salute:

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      we did learn that a 31" tire will not hold up to a 1" steak - this was flat "1
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      Breaking in the beast the hard way I see. :D

      Glad you guys got some trail time put in. :thumbsup:

      Did you guys find anything to crawl, or was it just flat trails?
       
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      A lot of crawling, only pics of trailing cuz when we were crawling, had to have both hands on the wheel, the best way to describe the trails would be Ouray with a lot of actual obstacles but not as steep, we did have to use the winch.
       

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