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Eugene last won the day on September 16 2018

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About Eugene

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    2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport
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    Ahwatukee, AZ USA

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  1. AZRNintheJeep242 and I ran both the Mount Elden Trail and Schultz Pass Road on our way to Lockett Meadow prior to last year's Cinders gathering. Here's our route: Map I'd be happy to lead a trip again in the fall, if I can find a free weekend. Who else might be interested? Mike
  2. Here's the latest information on the closure from the USFS: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD639963
  3. Glad we found you gearhead! Here are a few pictures to remember the night. Airing up and disconnecting. Sunset view from Humbug Creek. Chris showing off some recent upgrades to the WJ. Sunset from Humbug Creek.
  4. As long as it's dry, your vehicle will be fine. This is a very easy run. Should I add you to the list? Mike
  5. If you can find yourself in Flagstaff on the morning of Friday, September 14th, join me for an easy trail run to the top of Mount Elden and then onwards to Lockett Meadow. We'll finish up just in time and at the perfect location to join up with the Annual Cinders Event at O'Leary Campground. Meetup Friday, September 14, 2018 9:00am Shell Gas Station/Peak View Market 3400 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Map Itenerary Mount Elden Trail (Flagstaff Overlook) Schultz Pass Road FR 553 to Lockett Meadow (Beautiful Views of the Inner Basin and San Francisco Peaks) - Lunch FR 552 to O'Leary Group Campground Map Vehicle Requirements High clearance 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive Front or rear recovery points CB (Ch 4) or HAM radio (Ch 146.6) Leading Mike (Eugene) Attending AZRNintheJeep242
  6. I'm going to be in Flagstaff visiting friends on Thursday night, so I was thinking of doing an easy trail run on Friday before meeting everyone at the campground. My current plan is to drive to the top of Mount Elden (for the overlook of Flagstaff) and then take Shultz Pass Road to FR 553 and Lockett Meadow. After what would probably be lunch at Lockett Meadow, FR 552 would take us to the same intersection you use to get to the O'Leary Campground. Here's a map: https://caltopo.com/m/6MER Is anyone possibly interested in joining? If so, I can start a separate trip thread. Mike
  7. Press Release: http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=18652&mid= Jalopnik: https://jalopnik.com/2018-jeep-wrangler-this-is-finally-it-1820027177
  8. Thanks, everyone, for all the trail beta. I love the support and camaraderie of ORP members. I guess given the 100-degree temps here in The Valley, I didn't even consider that the passes would still be closed. But you're right, that area has gotten some significant snowfall even in the last couple of weeks. I found this site that gives some status of trail conditions: https://soajeep.com/trail-maps-conditions/trail-conditions/ It looks like there may be some trails open by early July. Thanks, OB1! We'll be in a group campground near Purgatory with non-Jeepers from June 30th through July 4th. After that we're going to be winging it a bit, since many of the campgrounds around Telluride are first-come-first serve (Matterhorn, Sunshine, Woods Lake). We may even try the dispersed camping near Lizard Head Pass. We'll be there (or wherever) until July 9th, when we'll start heading back to AZ after a 2-night stop at Mesa Verde NP. We've got some family plans to do some river rafting and horseback riding, but I'll PM you to exchange contact info in case any of our Jeep days (or the day of the BBQ) align. Mike
  9. They didn't just use the VIN to cut a matching key. I think they were able to use the OBD port to create a matching transponder key in just a couple of minutes, that would then let them drive away and shut off the flashing taillights (since they'd already shut off the headlights and alarm speaker by opening the unsecured hood). Mike
  10. Amy, Nathan, Noah and I will be flat towing Eugene behind a 29' Class C RV to Telluride in early July. While there, we plan to take the Jeep over some of the legendary passes. Imogene Pass (lunch in Ouray) and then Ophir Pass are already planned. I'm interested in this group's thoughts or experiences with Black Bear Pass. How hard is it? Should I even be considering doing this alone (especially if my passengers may be nervous)? We drove Kennebec Pass (near Durango) last year in a rented JKU without even a worry if that helps gauge anything. Mike
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