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    Default LMFT 5/24 stock stockish mod stock difficult stock run

    Had a great time at LMFT. Lots of great folks and awesome rigs. I went on the stock/mod run that ended up morphing into the challenging stocking mod run which was AWESOME!!! Following the flatbed and wrangler in 2LO definitely boosted my confidence watching those guys do some amazing climbs with those rigs. Hope the rest of the day went well.

    if the pics don't post off my phone here I'll add them Tuesday.
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    Great to see you again Steve. Hope you can make it out on some more runs.


    Here is the only pic that I got. Thanks as always to Shawn for spotting and co-piloting. It's a challenging job getting me to go in the right direction, but you seem to handle the pressure. Glad to see some new and old faces. Thanks Chris for leading us around. Great day and lots of fun as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drinnt View Post
    Had a great time at LMFT. Lots of great folks and awesome rigs. I went on the stock/mod run that ended up morphing into the challenging stocking mod run which was AWESOME!!! Following the flatbed and wrangler in 2LO definitely boosted my confidence watching those guys do some amazing climbs with those rigs. Hope the rest of the day went well.

    if the pics don't post off my phone here I'll add them Tuesday.
    I'm hoping to hit the stock/mod during Anniv run there - how was the difficulty compared to some other ENH runs Steve?
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    Hey Paul it was great to wheel with you again and see Shawn too. Chris did a great job and I was impressed with LMFT and all the great folks we encountered.

    As of righ now I plan on doing a Wakefield run late July. Well see what comes up between now and then. This weekend was an AWESOME last minute surprise for me. WOOT!!!!

    Tundra, the first 80% of the run was easier than Wakefield and the rock garden. Reminiscent of freeze your gas off 2012, where we first met. The last bit of trail had some technical challenges where wheel placement was semi critical to avoid some narly ruts. Crossing the waterfall was effing AWESOME. The last hill climb was soft. It was a washed out ravine over 10 feet deep. Rocks and loose dirt. Doors were potentially in jeopardy at one point but slow and easy made it through. There was one part on the uphill where a severely off camber boulder climb with loose dirt and a muddy embankment on the drivers side kept things VERY interesting! I wouldn't call that stock just for the whole uphill sideways thing. I approached it thinking "what the hell do I do with this?!?!" So I hugged the embankment, turned into the rock and let my suspension flex into it. That did the trick, but my new winch gave me confidence to at least try it. It was INCREDIBLE. Just slid right up it. I'm not sure if that will be on the stock run next week though.

    Ill get get my photos up tues. I only have a couple but doing them off the phone they come out sideways.
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    Sounds great - can't wait for the Anniversary run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drinnt View Post
    Hey Paul it was great to wheel with you again and see Shawn too. Chris did a great job and I was impressed with LMFT and all the great folks we encountered.

    As of righ now I plan on doing a Wakefield run late July. Well see what comes up between now and then. This weekend was an AWESOME last minute surprise for me. WOOT!!!!

    Tundra, the first 80% of the run was easier than Wakefield and the rock garden. Reminiscent of freeze your gas off 2012, where we first met. The last bit of trail had some technical challenges where wheel placement was semi critical to avoid some narly ruts. Crossing the waterfall was effing AWESOME. The last hill climb was soft. It was a washed out ravine over 10 feet deep. Rocks and loose dirt. Doors were potentially in jeopardy at one point but slow and easy made it through. There was one part on the uphill where a severely off camber boulder climb with loose dirt and a us embankment on the drivers side kept things VERY interesting! I wouldn't call that stock just for the whole uphill sideways thing. I approached it thinking "what the hell do I do with this?!?!" So I hugged the embankment, turned into the rock and let my suspension flex into it. That did the trick, but my new winch gave me confidence to at least try it. It was INCREDIBLE. Just slid right up it. I'm not sure if that will be on the stock run next week though.

    Ill get get my photos up tues. I only have a couple but doing them off the phone they come out sideways.
    Thanks for the kind words! The stock runs will be an entirely different animal than the "stock stockish mod stock difficult stock run" for anyone who's worried. The Stock/Mod run next weekend will comfortably challenge anyone who has has some experience wheeling and a vehicle that meets the description on the anniversary run page. On the stock/mod runs next weekend there will be a spotter available for every challenging spot and the pace will be about half of what we ran yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back out there next weekend. Should be a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cda View Post
    ..... "stock stockish mod stock difficult stock run".....
    Thanks for quoting me ;)
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a big lift, wide mud tires, and a winch simply do not.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures from this run posted up. I've never been to that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10JKUsah View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures from this run posted up. I've never been to that area.
    I'd also love to see some pics. It sounds like someplace I'd like to check out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemcd View Post
    I'd also love to see some pics. It sounds like someplace I'd like to check out.
    No you wouldn't Joe....the water is not deep enough for you :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
    No you wouldn't Joe....the water is not deep enough for you :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
    Thanks for quoting me ;)
    Shawn I nearly choked on my sandwich when I overheard you say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10JKUsah View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures from this run posted up. I've never been to that area.
    Sorry that the build up can never live up to the meager pictures I collected. I WISH I had taken some more pictures though. We moved at a good pace, which was great...and I was mostly in awe of the experience that all I wanted to do was wheel over stuff instead of stopping for photos. Granted too that I haven't seen half the cool stuff you guys have done so please take my rookie excitement with a grain of salt. For example, I nearly fainted seeing what the "hard" group was throwing their rigs at.

    Here's what I've got...some ravine porn and a jeep line up. The ravine was about 10' deep in spots and ALL uphill. I wish I had a picture of the huge boulder we had to climb up sideways.

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    Here is the only photo I took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drinnt View Post
    ... For example, I nearly fainted seeing what the "hard" group was throwing their rigs at ...
    haha, That's the moderate trail..... They never got to the extreme trail!

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