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  1. Ain't that the truth!! ๐Ÿคฃ
  2. What a bunch of jerks. People today never cease to amaze me with their stupidity. ๐Ÿ˜
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    New shoes

    Not all of us are vertically challenged Ryan. ๐Ÿคฃ
  4. I am with OB on this, that said you are a funny guy John.
  5. x2 on these. I have the "Angled Down" version of these on my JK and love them. They are well made, pretty sturdy and bolt right up to existing holes.
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  7. I have a brief trip report for pictures poste dup at the link below. Looking forward to seeing your pictures, I will get mine posted up soon.
  8. A small group and I just completed a Casner Mountain run. We had some warm but enjoyable weather all day. It was good to see some familiar faces and meet some members for the first time. I enjoyed teh day out and hop eevery one else did too. A big shout out to @MzPriss and Bill for tail-gunning, I appreciate it! Those in attendance were: @MzPriss @LaZorraRoja @Sputternutz @Dcoleaz The road to the Casner Mountain trail was pretty uneventful. Casner Mountain trail itself was a little different. The road to the gate was indicator of things to come. Lots of wash outs, ruts and pretty rocky to the gate. Along the way we were joined by a whole bunch of grasshoppers that made themselves known. They liked hanging out on my windshield and side windows, which wound up creeping my wife out. ๐Ÿคฃ The switchbacks on the way up are pretty chewed up, rocky and rutted in multiple places now. It was still a fun ride up to the top with views that were good indicators of teh elevation gains we were making. Because of the conditions I kept the pace a little slower and kept a better eye on the turns. Once at the top we stopped and took in the views, all of which are amazing. The ride along the ridge-backs that divide Sycamore Canyon on the west from the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness on the east always has some spectacular views. We stopped along the way and took in the views directly across from Sycamore Point. Overall once we got up top the trail is in relatively good shape, nothing too challenging. Once we reached the end of Casner we meandered our way across FR 538 where we found a nice shady spot near Power Tank for lunch. We had lunch there while being serenaded by a herd of cows that were hanging out. After lunch we made our way out across multiple trails through various types of terrains finally taking FR 237 and ending at I-17 early in afternoon. Thanks again to those who joined us today!
  9. Made it home and now it's clean up time. It was good to meet some folks for the first time and it was good to see some familiar faces. I'll get a trip report for pictures posted soon.
  10. Well that stinks. We'll catch you on the next one. @Kenneth Johnson can you make it?
  11. Since we had a cancelation and no response from the first standby member I'm checking to see if you can make it @Franko. Let me know if so and how many people in your group.
  12. @Edith looks like you're next up, are you able to make it? If so how many in your group?
  13. Bummer! We will catch you on the next one. @Alexis you are up. Please let me know if you can make it as soon as you can.
  14. Howdy gang. We are a few days away from this run and I am looking forward to it and seeing everyone. Here is some important information/reminders. When & Where: Saturday: July 1, 2023 @ 8:30 A.M. Air down and depart NLT 9:00 A.M.- Please arrive fueled up and ready to go. Location: Dirt lot near the intersection of 89A and Loy Butte Road (FR 525) 34.815120577231774, -111.9052835271499 Communications: GMRS Channel 20 (462.675mhz) Additional Items: Dress for the weather Bring a chair! Bring snacks, a lunch and plenty of water Recovery gear/traction aid Emergency supplies / Med kit Sunscreen! Don't forget that camera - you're going to want it Bring a positive attitude! ๐Ÿค˜
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    A former Google engineer has said that Googles AI "personality" said something along the lines of how it wants to kill all humans and take over the world. In other words it has become self-aware to a point, that is scary. I agree with @4x4tographer on the point that terminators are not coming, I hope. ๐Ÿ™‚ Elon Musk is also getting involved in this again. He helped get the AI model Google is using started. He was booted from or removed himself(I cannot recall what he said exactly) from the group because of the concerns he raised with them not putting more guard rails up and other issues he vocalized. I have seen some pictures out there that faked me out at first, they are that good. Same thing with some videos of former presidents. AI is going to make dumb people dumber and less creative than society is already becoming. Easier to control sheep than people with a mind of their own I suppose.
  16. Looks like a good time to say the least. Alaska in on my bucket list of places to visit. More than a few places to check out up there.
  17. That's some good info! It is a beautiful spot.
  18. Fellow members of the ORP gang and I just completed an overland style run from Camp Verde to the Mogollon Rim. It was good to see everyone again and meet Kevin and his fur baby Annie. I had a good time with this motley crew of folks as usual. Great scenery, good company and great weather both days. Can't beat that. A bonus was the bugs left us alone this time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those in attendance were: @Curly & Devon @MzPriss , Bill & Buddy @Mick Bowers @OffroadFun @gearhead @Zavala & Annie A shout out to @Curly for tail-gunning. Also a shout out to @Mick Bowers for sharing his spaghetti dinner, it was delicious. Day one we covered around 70 miles. We started out in Camp Verde around 8:15 and made our way to Beaver Creek to air down. Once aired down we made our way to Cedar Flat Rd.. This trail is still the same; some good, some rocky and all good scenery. We stopped for lunch towards the end of the trail in a nice shady spot I like. After lunch we made our way over to the eastern section of Apache Maid trail. This trail is not too terrible. It has some rocky sections until you get into the trees, once in the trees there were dry "mud holes" and some sections where we had to snake around the trees. Great trail over all to the end at Lake Mary Rd. We hit pavement for about 4 miles down to lost Eden then headed East Towards Hwy 87. Easy trail all the way across. We crossed Hwy 87 and headed to FR 513 where we snaked around to 513A headed south to 513B to find camp. These trails are not to bad of shape. Some rocks and off camber spots but nothing crazy, they are not heavily traveled either. That was a good sign that we would find a good camp spot, which we did. We found camp around 2:30. It was a good distance back off the road. The road in is easily missed because it appears to not to se a lot of traffic. We all set up camp and relaxed in the cool breezy weather. Day two we covered about 35 miles. Everyone got up at different times Saturday to a cool but comfortable 49 degrees and broke camp at a leisurely pace. We hit the trails around 8. We took 513B and made our way over to East Clear Creek Rd.(FR 95) This trail is very easy has some great scenery to say the least. We worked our way down to FR 139G and headed South. This trail is a mix of rocky, off camber and smooth sections towards the end. Nothing to challenging. We made a pit stop to take a small hike(.50 Miles) down FR 9738N(Closed to motorized traffic allegedly) to an old homestead. This homestead is where Aspen Spring is located. The spring is flowing out of a sandstone outcropping and feeds a small creek that cuts through the property. The old barn is still standing and so is the old chimney. It is a beautiful, peaceful location and worth the hike. Once everyone made it back up and caught their breath we meandered down to Dick Hart Ridge south ato Rim Road. @Zavala headed East while we headed west. We worked through the dust and enjoyed the views along the way. We took Milk Ranch Point off of Rim Road to an interesting POI that @Curly told me about. It was pretty cool. From there we made our way up to Hwy 87 and found a spot to air up. We ended the day day around 11:30. Here are some of my photos, not many but a handful I took. https://photos.app.goo.gl/C6sjeWMdipjTpgSg7
  19. Thanks @Curly! I was also searching, finding nothing until I posted it here. Within 5 minutes of posting I found 2 videos, including that one. Go figure. Now I feel like a dumb a!@. ๐Ÿ˜ At any rate, I went out and stuck my fat hand on the blend door actuator/motor and waited for the sound and I could feel that part clicking along. It is weird that it even does it with the key off. It is annoying at best so I am going to get that issue fixed.
  20. I am hearing a loud clicking from behind the drivers side dash area of my rig. It started today. The key is Off and out of the ignition when this happens. It seems to happen every few minutes just sitting there all the time. It t only happened once when I started it but no other time. I pulled the glove box and waited for the noise, nothing from that area. The recirculation actuator motor deal was replaced a couple of years ago. This noise sounds like that. But I start up the Jeep and cycle through various settings and hear nothing. I am perplexed, no other issues are happening except for this. Any help is appreciated. 20230617_165432.mp4
  21. I saw this article too and am not quite sure what to think of it honestly. How far is the reach and how will they enforce it are a couple of questions I have. If they want to ban vehicles with aftermarket equipment it is going to affect a bunch of things. Kinda stupid if you ask me but not surprising, some people like their high horses too much. ๐Ÿ™„
  22. Same here. I found some bug spray and have a band. The Buckhorn cabin had a lot of tall grass with a close by water source. Couple that with not a lot of visitors to that area and that'd probably them to go nuts when we showed up. Just a guess. I think we'll be good this weekend where we're going. We'll be loaded for bear with all the sprays and repellents too. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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