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  1. Here is the full photo album: https://plus.google.com/photos/110968346826086888564/albums/5965582764436365265?authkey=CN__jYWpjeSMIA Smaller album here: https://plus.google.com/photos/110968346826086888564/albums/5965624341781699633?authkey=COuE5Ne4nMiMygE
  2. We will bring homemade coleslaw, package of jalepeno turkey dogs, and cookies for the contest.
  3. Remind me to never mention rock stacking again. It was three freaking rocks and they got pushed out. We got over many hard obstacles that day with no problems. Thanks for insulting our driving skills and capabilities in your later posts. It's not like we had to stack on everything to get us through. Just trying to share a nice trip report and thank the people we went with.
  4. Is there a part two. I'd love to know the end result.
  5. Sorry for the delay. Link to the photo album: https://picasaweb.google.com/110968346826086888564/HackberryForTripReport?authuser=0&feat=directlink Started off on a cloudy misty day but thankfully the rain held off for the run: The trail went from easy to challenging very quickly. Nothing like waking up with some tippy switchbacks and some steep sections! The Finn: Our brakes just barely held coming down this. Kris made it look easy. After the Finn we started up our first hill. The trail consisted of large boulders that moved around. Reminded me a bit of Carpet Hill on Rug Road. The scenery was beautiful. At the top of the saddle on the first hill if you look to your right you can see a cool balancing rock that looks like a car: Coming down the hill George annouces the trail gets tight and we might have to back to get around a switchback. The funny part was our fat WJs had already needed to do this and we weren't even to the tightest switchback. I snapped this photo and thought it was funny because you couldn't even see the trail. Funny sign considering the trail goes through. Although I would only want to run this during the dry season: As we were nearing lunch we came into this neat canyon of rock spires. After the wash we were up with the cows on some higher more level ground near the powerlines: We were looking for the trail to do the loop that goes up the waterfall instead of down it. We ended up missing it and had to back up the trail, turn around, and hunt it down. Looks like it isn't used anymore and was really overgrown. Going up the powerline trail we came to a nice waterfall section. The guys were debating how to get the fat WJs through it and up and around a narrow section. Thanks to George for stacking some rocks for our rig. After that just a little more rocky climb: We came to a shooting area with some interesting finds. Kris found some maps and we teased him about finding the secret gold mine maps: Wearing it Proud! We then descend back down the other side towards "civilization". The views were beautiful from up here. We got to the spot to air up and came across a fellow jeeper whose motor mounts had broken. He thankfully had a buddy with a trailer pulling in and was all set. Chris and I made it home safely. The next day our Jeep's Engine Computer died. I am sooooooo thankful that didn't happen on this run. We had a great time and a big thanks to the trail leaders! We can't wait to get back out with everyone again.
  6. Please remove us from both runs. Jeep died again and we won't have time to fix before these runs. Damn thing won't give us a code just shuts the engine off a few miles from home and then won't restart. We are so bummed.
  7. Sounds a lot like what we just went through. We replaced all the sensors first and then the solenoid pack. This didn't help. We tried a salavge tranny and this turned out to fix the overdrive transmission issue but then resulted in us not being able to go into reverse. We didn't want to go through having to take out this tranismisson (super heavy and a pain in the butt) and return it to the salvage yard. So we paid a shop to rebuild it. So sorry you are going through this. Hope it turns out better than ours did.
  8. I am just not finding the time to do a detailed trip report. Here is a link to the short verison of the photo album: https://picasaweb.google.com/110968346826086888564/AguaCalienteForSharing?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJjop-vombLiGw&feat=directlink Link to the large version of the photo album: https://picasaweb.google.com/110968346826086888564/AguaCaliente2013?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCPbj5s_Sjaaocg&feat=directlink
  9. Put Chris and I down for the trip. He needs to finish his rock rail modifications but should be able to before the run.
  10. I'd be interested in a "semi beginner" class. I can always use more trail experience if Chris will let me steal his Jeep
  11. We were able to this morning. I got an out-of-stock but should be in on Monday email.
  12. Got an updated on the Reddington Pass area in Tucson. The "Friends of Reddington Pass" are hosting a meet and greet on the Pass Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Chris and I can't attend but it looks like the government agencies will be out again and it would be great to get the OHV community support out there to help balance the interests of the area. The friends group is trying to restrict all OHV access to popular trails to Chiva Falls and Chiney Rock. Their email states: "Plan to join us on the Pass at the new information kiosk, just half a mile east of the lower Tanque Verde Falls trailhead. Meet up with Friends of Redington Pass, officials from the Coronado National Forest, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other recreation groups Learn more about what is happening in Redington Pass Tell us about your favorite place in the Pass Fill up your water bottle Grab a litter bag to clean up while you recreate Sign up to help improve Redington Pass for everyone's recreational enjoyment Please put the MEET & GREET on your calendar and help us get the word out. In other updates: The Coronado National Forest's Final EIS is due out in November and the draft Environmental Assessment for the Travel Management Plan for the Santa Catalina Ranger District should be out toward the end of November. Link to draft: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/%21ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTUwMTAwgAykeaxRtBeY4WBv4eHmF-YT4GMHkidBvgAI6EdIeDXIvfdrAJuM3388jPTdUvyA2NMMgyUQQAyrgQmg%21%21/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfS000MjZOMDcxT1RVODBJN0o2MTJQRDMwODQ%21/?project=29215&utm_source=October+2013+Update+2%3A12+PM&utm_campaign=October+Update&utm_medium=email The Coronado National Forest recently issued an extension of the closure to recreational shooting between Mile Markers 5 and 7 as they continue to work on the cleanup of those sites. You can read their press release here.
  13. We used a magnetic one with no problems (other then trees tipping it over). We have it in the garage if you want to have it. We since replaced it with a permanent mount. We are in Tucson but make occasional trips to Phoenix and could possibly meet up.
  14. Amazing photos. I'd love to check out this area when it is a bit warmer. You looked frozen at camp!
  15. Great now I will never get Chris to do a safari with me *lol*
  16. I was joking the other day that I need to do a build thread for my Fiat 500. Even though part of the Jeep family I never seem to get the Jeep Wave *lol* -Sarah
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