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Tumbleweed

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PostSubject: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:51 am

A buddy and I went playing around in the Jeeps Saturday. Sort of a test ride for something we're putting together for our coworkers in May. Jeeps are very new to me so I have some learning to do. Like, close the windows so tree branches don't slap you in the face! Or lift your feet so your boots don't get wet when you go in over the top of your tires! Deep snow will throw the Jeep around, steering is not real precise!


Better pics were taken, but I don't have them yet!
I just leaned out the window while my buddy was getting his waders on.


Steep, sandy hills are fun.


Add a little slushy snow and now it gets interesting!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:59 am

Almost forgot the best..worst...evil...part.
I wouldn't want to be there on certain nights.
No beer cans at all. Red Bull can in the right side.
Fire pit to the lower left.
8 circles with a well worn path going from one then around and looping back.


Leading to this???
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:10 pm

Interesting but weird. What do you think it is? At least there are angels!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:10 pm

No idea what it is, but I got a creepy feeling. Glad it was sunshine and middle of the day!!!

My Jeep got a little wet inside. Good thing they put drain holes in the floor. Sounded a bit like an Evinrude, burbling away!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:37 pm

Tumbleweed wrote:
No idea what it is, but I got a creepy feeling. Glad it was sunshine and middle of the day!!!
lol! You are funny. It looks like a homemade labyrinth.
There are no chicken bones, so I don't think the New Agers sacrificed anything.
Per the Wikipedia: "Labyrinths are used by modern mystics to help achieve a contemplative state. Walking among the turnings, one loses track of direction and of the outside world, and thus quiets the mind."
I think this website has the one you found on it...
Michigan Labyrinths #3265

BTW: Looks like a fun trip, but a little chilly.
I've already gotten used to these 60 and 70 degree days here in PA! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:08 pm

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. That is the place.
I still wouldn't go there at night!!! No But we did leave a new toothbrush! Rolling Eyes
The outside temp got up to 77*, but the water was chilly when I tried to back paddle the Jeep!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:51 pm

New toothbrush!
From their website: "When you are done experiencing the energies of the site, thank Mother Earth. Honor the site by leaving a gift of tobacco, corn meal, a flower, or any object that you feel in your heart is appropriate"
A new toothbrush! Good choice!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:50 pm

Looks like a fun day...glad I didn't have that clean up job Shocked Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:14 pm


Looks like a good time ~ Liked the pictures...
Sometimes DAYLIGHT is just the best

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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:07 pm

See any grouse? If so where?

Run across any young aspen growths?
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Ruger wrote:
See any grouse? If so where?

Run across any young aspen growths?

I was mostly looking for the trail!!!
And trying not to scratch up the Jeep too much.
That didn't work so well. Lots of new "pin stripes"!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:56 am

Good stuff TW. Just like a quad, those first scratches hurt the most. Thanks for sharing your trip! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sat May 04, 2013 2:38 am

Latest Jeep trip, April 17-20.
When we started to put this trip together, we found out there was a Jeep Jamboree at Coal Creek on April 27th. We did NOT wish to share the trails with a bunch of other Jeeps. Tripping over each other. Blocking the trails when stopped for a break. ATVs can get off the trail much better than Jeeps!!! So we planned for the weekend before the Jeep Jamboree.
Time off work scheduled...check.
Hotel rooms booked for the others...check.
Campground booked for me...sold out!!! WTH???
The Jamboree is next weekend?!?
OH! No, there is an ATV Jamboree on our weekend. I REALLY didn't want to be a part of that! Faster ATVs don't mix well with slower Jeeps.
We rode 2 days at Coal Creek and then Saturday at Golden Mountain.

With a little stop for breakfast.














It was a scramble to find some other place to be on Saturday when the ATV Jamboree was in full swing. Golden Mountain seemed like our best bet. WOW!! Our Jeeps are not stock, but were barely capable of the GREEN trails! We didn't even attempt the moderate or difficult ones. We were asked if we had lockers and spare axles?!?! Nope and Nope.











We rode down one hill so steep that the grab handle left an imprint in Coral's hand!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sat May 04, 2013 10:53 am

Nice pics, Tumbleweed.
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun May 05, 2013 7:17 am

Looks like it was a fun day
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Sun May 05, 2013 2:32 pm

Looks like you had a great time...thanks for sharing your story & pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Mon May 06, 2013 7:56 am




Really cool pictures TW

I like the car wash pictures the best...
bucket and brush are all you needed Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Tue May 07, 2013 1:21 am

Looks like a real good time. Picking a favorite pic. Tough call. Jeep imprint barely looses to the "line up" pic. TW, your Jeep looks super cool. Maybe it's because yours is a two door. Or maybe it's the extra lights by the windshield. Or the winch. Or the big boy tires. Cool

Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Just Jeepin' Around   Tue May 07, 2013 9:44 am

Looks like a great time.

Looks like the Oh S**T bar came in handy
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