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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #150 on: Jul 27, 2015, 10:24:24 AM »
Pics??
Time to go wheelin!

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #151 on: Jul 27, 2015, 10:29:53 AM »
Pics??

Haven't had time to upload the pictures and videos yet. Later tonight I will.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #152 on: Jul 27, 2015, 11:22:43 AM »
Sweet bet it was a nice weekend up there. Would have went up there but didn't see the thread till Friday.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #153 on: Jul 27, 2015, 11:53:58 AM »
Sweet bet it was a nice weekend up there. Would have went up there but didn't see the thread till Friday.

We run pretty much everything in the whole state as well as surrounding ones. Keep it tuned here for the next trip.  :thumbs:

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #154 on: Jul 27, 2015, 01:25:55 PM »
Well the Naches trip gets better every year. I'm already looking forward to next year and I just got back yesterday. Had a pretty poor turnout with only myself and 2 other rigs on Thursday & Friday and BlackDiamond joining us on Saturday. That being said it was still a great time and I wouldn't change a thing other than having more of my friends make it out.

We set out on Thursday afternoon around 2 PM. We rolled onto Little Naches road by 5 and after scouting out 3 possible camp spots that I had spotted with Google Maps Satellite function we finally settled on a great free site right next to the river.









Friday morning I got the top off and we set out for a day I had planned of scouting/route finding for the main event on Saturday. It ended up being the main event instead. We set out from our campsite and entered into Manastash via Kaner Flats. While on Kaner we met up with an amazing group of wheelers from South West Washington. They were all Jeepers but truly are outstanding guys that I wish all Wheelers took after. We ended up wheeling with Heath and his club for the rest of the weekend and I look forward to seeing them all again next year. The first day saw us take a route of Kaner, String, Tipover, Rock Saddle, to Funny Rocks. Some amazing trails all around finishing with some great rock crawling at Funny Rocks. I took 3 different lines on the rocks with the last one ending with me putting my Runner on her passenger side. For my first flop in this truck I tell you it sure could have been a lot worse. My armor saved everything except the passenger fender flare. Thanks to the efforts of my club members as well as Heath and his boys they got me winched out of there and back on the trail. Unfortunately one of Heath's guys rolled not even 5 minutes later while exiting the rocks. He rolled his XJ onto it's roof rack and A-Pillar. Everyone was okay and we quickly got him turned over and back to shiny side up. Once again as far as roll overs go it could have been a lot worse. His roof rack saved it from being much worse.


































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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #155 on: Jul 27, 2015, 01:48:08 PM »
I gotta make this next year!!
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #156 on: Jul 27, 2015, 06:51:21 PM »
I gotta make this next year!!

Yeah you do!

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #157 on: Jul 27, 2015, 06:54:51 PM »
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YouTube - Naches 2015 -  Aardvark Hill - Liew "giving it hell"

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

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YouTube - Naches 2015 - Mini Rubicon - Liew & Pounder

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Funny Rocks - Andrew H's First Line

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Funny Rocks - Liew bucks up the rocks

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #158 on: Jul 27, 2015, 07:16:20 PM »
I didn't see a flop anywhere in the video. But I'm glad. False advertising.
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #159 on: Jul 27, 2015, 07:22:18 PM »
I didn't see a flop anywhere in the video. But I'm glad. False advertising.

I put it completely on the passenger side. Don't know what else I would call it.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #160 on: Jul 28, 2015, 11:42:50 AM »
What trails you planning on running next?

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« Reply #161 on: Jul 28, 2015, 11:53:53 AM »
What trails you planning on running next?

Either Liberty or Evans Creek is on deck. Haven't decided yet.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #162 on: Jul 28, 2015, 12:55:26 PM »
Looks like a helagood time. I might have to hit the trails with you guys next time I'm in the NorWest on vaycay from SoCal. :thumbs:
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #163 on: Jul 28, 2015, 01:00:43 PM »
Sounds good I haven't been to either of those places

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« Reply #164 on: Jul 28, 2015, 01:09:13 PM »
Looks like a helagood time. I might have to hit the trails with you guys next time I'm in the NorWest on vaycay from SoCal. :thumbs:

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Sounds good I haven't been to either of those places

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« Reply #165 on: Jul 28, 2015, 03:14:40 PM »
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« Reply #166 on: Jul 28, 2015, 08:06:45 PM »
Niiiiiiiice!  That place looks legit!  Bummer about bouncing into that notch.

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« Reply #167 on: Aug 10, 2015, 08:27:37 AM »
Day 2 of trails at Naches was on Saturday. We awoke to the pitter patter of rain on our tents. Surprising as the forecast had called for a 0% chance of precipitation for the entire weekend. It wasn't heavy though and came and went throughout the morning. BlackDiamond arrived around 8:30 just after we had finished breakfast. The 4 rigs then set out to meet up with the club we had ran with the day before. This put us up to a convoy of 8 rigs. We set up Milk Creek road and headed straight for the Moon Rocks. We played around there for a couple of hours having some fun trying out a very tiny amount of the lines of the hundreds that exist there. We all got to watch BD walk up everything with ease thanks to  :turtle: Making me even more eager to get my duals in.

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Moon Rocks - Hackett's 1st Line

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Moon Rocks - Jon's First Line

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Moon Rocks - The Loop Part 1

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Moon Rocks - The Loop Part 2

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Moon Rocks - The Loop Part 3

                                                                                         
 

From the Moon Rocks we then set out to head to the Milk Creek trail. The rain had stopped in the low lands where we had camped however a consistent light rain and mist had made the area very wet. The mud in Naches is that ultra slick clay mixture that all but completely removes any chance of traction. This made the Milk Creek trail which would normally not be very difficult into a series of very difficult hill climbs. We would have cruised right through this trail but due to the now very difficult hill climbs as well as an old International Scout that was in the other club's group having consistent issues with his truck we spent the rest of the day on this trail. By the end we were all quite cold and wet and ready to head back to camp.

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Nasty Hill Climb - Mike & His Scout

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

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YouTube - Naches 2015 - Nasty Hill Climb - Pounder and John

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Naches 2015 - Nasty Hill Climb - Jon & Rick

                                                                                         
 

We said our goodbyes to the other club and traded emails and phone numbers promising to run Naches together again next year. We then headed back to camp to polish off the rest of our food and beer huddled around our bug candle as there is no camp fires allowed. The next morning we set out for the wagon trail deciding to take it out rather than 410 West as the wagon trail actually puts us out on the other side of the mountain in Greenwater right where we would head through on the way home anyways. Naches gets better every year. I hope that I can see more  :turtle3: s make it out next year!

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #168 on: Aug 10, 2015, 08:34:03 AM »
Tagged along with zippo for a Walker Valley trip on Saturday. We went with another local club known as the Timber Tamers. It was a good time and zippo got to put his truck through a very nice trail run with all his new changes.

 
                                                                       

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YouTube - Walker Valley - Wheeling with the Tamers - Hackett com...

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

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YouTube - Walker Valley - Wheeling with the Tamers - Jake the ho...

                                                                                         
 

 
                                                                       

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #169 on: Aug 10, 2015, 03:00:13 PM »
Looks like you guys had a kick-A time, mud and all.  Jason's km2's and gears seems to be workin' for him. good vids, thanks. Nice to see lush green forests.
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #170 on: Aug 10, 2015, 05:01:12 PM »
 
We awoke to the pitter patter of rain on our tents.
a consistent light rain and mist had made the area very wet.
By the end we were all quite cold and wet and ready to head back to camp.

:rivers: :rivers: what's wrong, did the wet wheelers get all wet?  :rivers: :rivers:
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« Reply #171 on: Aug 10, 2015, 05:02:36 PM »
  :rivers: :rivers: what's wrong, did the wet wheelers get all wet?  :rivers: :rivers:

We wheeled from 10 AM to 5 PM in the rain. Have you ever wheeled in the rain cali boy?  :moon:

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« Reply #172 on: Aug 10, 2015, 05:13:52 PM »
yes, but I've never been brave enough to go out during a full on "pitter patter"  :D
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« Reply #173 on: Aug 10, 2015, 07:58:41 PM »
Looks like an adventure!

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« Reply #174 on: Aug 11, 2015, 08:04:41 PM »
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« Reply #176 on: Sep 28, 2015, 07:09:27 AM »
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I am putting the finishing touches on the first 2 videos. It was over 6 hours of footage to sort through, cut, color correct, and more. Hoping to have those up tonight.

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« Reply #177 on: Sep 29, 2015, 04:58:13 AM »
The first two videos are up.


 
                                                                       

YouTube - The Rubicon Trail - The Entire Trail 2015 - Part 1

                                                                                         
 


 
                                                                       

YouTube - The Rubicon Trail - The Entire Trail 2015 - Part 2

                                                                                         
 


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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #178 on: Sep 29, 2015, 12:04:07 PM »
What kind of camera you using?

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #179 on: Sep 29, 2015, 12:08:30 PM »
Gopro Hero 3+ Silver. I'm actually returning it today as I wasn't happy with the picture quality. Going to hold out for their new models which should be released this fall. Or if none come out I'll go with the Hero 4.

 
 
 
 
 

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