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GI-John
December 30th, 2006, 22:08
Well, I'm hoping everyone got back safe and sound. Another great trip with a bunch of great people. We had 14 vehicles total with a Built YJ, a Disco, and a ZJ. I'll save the official trip report for Matt, since he seems to do them so eloquently. Pics are in no particular order.


Matt challenging "YJ Guy" to a game of Rochambeau
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3526.jpg

Some really cool Jeep we saw at the gas station.:D
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3513.jpg

Heading up the switchback
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3525.jpg

Posing...
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3532.jpg

Two crazy girls on their first snow run. Lonnie drove (albeit white knuckled) on the way down
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3533.jpg

Matt showing Lonnie some NWC lovin'
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3557.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3556.jpg

Shenannigans at the turn around/get stuck point
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3558.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3559.jpg

Thanks again everyone!

John

PDeeXJ
December 30th, 2006, 22:14
Some really cool Jeep we saw at the gas station.:D
I suppose you want your own SASYGRL plate too, huh John? :laugh:

ladywolf
December 30th, 2006, 22:34
looks like yall had a lot of fun.

2xtreme
December 30th, 2006, 22:36
We finally made it home. So much for having the trailer for my own Jeep!!

Apparantly Trace (in his Wife's ZJ) did in her front driveshaft while doing donuts in the street just before we aired up and left. So just outside of Skykomish we tried to remove the front driveshaft and got all but 1 bolt undone before stripping the last one. We took my Jeep off the trailer, put his on, and aired up the tires on my Jeep so that we could all get home in one piece.

Had a great time. Pic's will be up as soon as I get a chance, but I only got a few.

Thanks to everyone for showing up. Bringing kids, and sleds. My kids had a great time!!

1 think I learned from this trip. Start earlier in the day. I am not sure exactly what time it was that we finally got on the trail but I am betting it was very close to 11:00. That is way too late to start a snow run!!

Michael
Michael

RRT
December 31st, 2006, 08:58
I also had a great time! Looking forward to going wheelin again, SOON. Enjoyed meeting everyone who was there.

pSYChedXJ
December 31st, 2006, 10:53
Yep, we also had a great time, except for the damn traffic on Hwy 2 on the way home. Couldn't ask for better weather! Here are a few of the pics we took, you can see the full set at My Photobucket Page (http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/).

Airing down
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/CIMG0015-1.jpg

Scenery on the way up was awesome!
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/CIMG0024.jpg

View from near the back of the pack
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/CIMG0027.jpg

Lunchtime!
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/CIMG0048.jpg

Getting dug-out and turned around once we couldn't go any further
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/CIMG0049.jpg

Photoshop-special group shot on the way down
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/Jacks%20Pass%20Dec%202006/groupshot.jpg


I have a couple videos that I'll be posting as well.

Thanks to Michael for organizing this one; another awesome snow run!

Cheers!
- Jay

pSYChedXJ
December 31st, 2006, 11:02
Oh yeah, and I couldn't resist this one....

Hey Matt, remember this???
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/sm1504.jpg

Payback is a b!tch :roflmao:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/Jay2000XJ/CIMG0050.jpg

- Jay

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:36
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3241.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3242.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:36
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3243.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3244.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:37
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3245.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3246.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:38
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3251.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3252.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3253.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:38
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3255.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3260.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:39
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3262.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3263.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:39
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3265.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3269.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:40
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3273.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3274.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:41
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3275.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3276.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:42
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3278.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3279.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:43
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3282.jpg

The only pic of Matt, and he took it. :D

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3287-1.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:44
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3295.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3286.jpg

CanMan
December 31st, 2006, 14:44
Some goofy ass looking van a few of us saw on our way home.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/wheelin%20trips/100_3299.jpg

mojojojo
December 31st, 2006, 17:44
Nice pic's guys. looks like u had fun. beautiful weather! LOTS of rigs, WOW!

XJLaredo
December 31st, 2006, 17:51
Anyone get a pic of me jumping off the roof?

Blkxjkrawler
December 31st, 2006, 19:46
Here are some on the ones my Brother in Law and I took. They are mostly of the front part of the group. Some of these have really cool scenery with xj's thrown in.

The Caravan

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0385.jpg

The Group coming up the switch backs
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0400.jpg

Matt Cut our trail
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0420.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0436.jpg

Until He couldnt go any farther,
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0445.jpg
I love this shot of GiJohns rig
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0432.jpg

Cody climbing the hill
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0408.jpg

pSYChedXJ
December 31st, 2006, 19:54
Couple videos....

After Jamezzzzzz perfected the off-the-Jeep-somersault, I knew I had to try...Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rRtDTi-hv4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rRtDTi-hv4
Everyone playing in the clearing at the bottom....Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw6Wnl9BAV8)

Happy New Years everyone....

- Jay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw6Wnl9BAV8

Blkxjkrawler
December 31st, 2006, 19:55
Just some more random shots I thought looked pretty cool.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0416.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0429.jpg

Matt trying out the deep snow
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0426.jpg
amazing scenery all day.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/ryanbarrett4/snow%20run%20pics/100_0403.jpg

Thanks for taking the lead and organizing this Michael. What a great day, I cant wait until the next snow run.
Ryan

IXNAYXJ
December 31st, 2006, 19:57
Couple videos....

After Jamezzzzzz perfected the off-the-Jeep-somersault, I knew I had to try...Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rRtDTi-hv4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rRtDTi-hv4
Everyone playing in the clearing at the bottom....Click Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw6Wnl9BAV8)

Happy New Years everyone....

- Jay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw6Wnl9BAV8Those links just go to youtube.... No worky. :(

"This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

-----Matt-----

pSYChedXJ
December 31st, 2006, 20:49
Those links just go to youtube.... No worky. :(

-----Matt-----

My bad, my first attempt with Youtube. Try again; I switched them to "public" instead of "private". Should work now....

- Jay

IXNAYXJ
December 31st, 2006, 20:56
My bad, my first attempt with Youtube. Try again; I switched them to "public" instead of "private". Should work now....

- JayAnd so it does! I'm not sure I like this quote though, true as it may be....

Matt's so obnoxious.

:D:D:D

-----Matt-----

pSYChedXJ
December 31st, 2006, 20:58
And so it does! I'm not sure I like this quote though, true as it may be....

:D:D:D

-----Matt-----

Can't really argue though.....can you? :roflmao:

Cheers,
Jay

IXNAYXJ
December 31st, 2006, 22:27
Another great snow run, people. Thanks for putting it together Michael, and I agree that we should start a little earlier next time. It would have been fun to have been able to push on a little further and see where that road went eventually.

Frankly I'm amazed that we were able to go as far as we did in the time we had; that was a HUGE group with wildly different equipment levels to have on a snow run. There was everything from a bone stock ZJ Limited to a Land Rover Discovery Series I to a YJ running Dana 60s, 5.38s and 38" bias-ply Swampers, and every conceivable flavor of XJ in between. How's that for diversity?

My day started out meeting GI-John, Adam (adamusmc2002) and Jay (jay2000XJ) in Federal way and heading North.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3511.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3510.jpg

We made our way carefully, taking our time as much as possible due to the overwhelming police presence on I-5. I think I counted 10 cruisers between Renton and Monroe. Bad news for us considering the dubious legality of most of our rigs. Anyway, we made it to the Dutch Cup and met part of the group there about 0940. After introductions were made there, and notes were compared about how terrible the DC really is, we headed out to meet Michael and the rest of the group.

At the trailhead we all aired down and waited for the last parts of the group to filter in. You can see the group through my windshield, which Lonnie thought made an artsy picture:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3521.jpg

Around 1100 hrs the group finally got on it's way; with such a large collection of Jeeps, it made coordinating hard, but as usual, Michael did a great job of making sure vehicles were lined up in a sensible order and organized.

Very early we made a wrong turn (my fault, as I was leading and nobody had a clear recollection of the route we took last year) and started up the mountain side much sooner than last year. Rather than the gradual slow climb of the run last year, this was very quickly a steep grade. In the lead this made things a little tough, but my new tires were absolutely amazing. There were a few times when I couldn't believe I was still moving, albeit slowly, but I never got bogged down.

The vehicle tracks we were following on the road quickly gave way to sno-mobile tracks. Still we pushed on, my confidence in the Trxus's growing by the foot. Here's the view of me blazing the trail:

Another great snow run, people. Thanks for putting it together Michael, and I agree that we should start a little earlier next time. It would have been fun to have been able to push on a little further and see where that road went eventually.

Frankly I'm amazed that we were able to go as far as we did in the time we had; that was a HUGE group with wildly different equipment levels to have on a snow run. There was everything from a bone stock ZJ Limited to a Land Rover Discovery Series I to a YJ running Dana 60s, 5.38s and 38" bias-ply Swampers, and every conceivable flavor of XJ in between. How's that for diversity?

My day started out meeting GI-John, Adam (adamusmc2002) and Jay (jay2000XJ) in Federal way and heading North.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3511.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3510.jpg

We made our way carefully, taking our time as much as possible due to the overwhelming police presence on I-5. I think I counted 10 cruisers between Renton and Monroe. Bad news for us considering the dubious legality of most of our rigs. Anyway, we made it to the Dutch Cup and met part of the group there about 0940. After introductions were made there, and notes were compared about how terrible the DC really is, we headed out to meet Michael and the rest of the group.

At the trailhead we all aired down and waited for the last parts of the group to filter in. You can see the group through my windshield, which Lonnie thought made an artsy picture:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3521.jpg

Around 1100 hrs the group finally got on it's way; with such a large collection of Jeeps, it made coordinating hard, but as usual, Michael did a great job of making sure vehicles were lined up in a sensible order and organized.

Very early we made a wrong turn (my fault, as I was leading and nobody had a clear recollection of the route we took last year) and started up the mountain side much sooner than last year. Rather than the gradual slow climb of the run last year, this was very quickly a steep grade. In the lead this made things a little tough, but my new tires were absolutely amazing. There were a few times when I couldn't believe I was still moving, albeit slowly, but I never got bogged down.

Very quickly the vehicle tracks we were following on the road gave way to sno-mobile tracks. Still we pushed on, my confidence in the Trxus's growing by the foot. Cody (GreenbeltXJ) on the trial:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3541.jpg

I'll type up some more later, including the exciting conclusion of our harrowing tale. Happy New Years!

-----Matt-----

sheeks175
December 31st, 2006, 22:48
Hey guys, im from Washington to. So im guessing you went to Reiters... maybe not, did you go to jacks pass? Tell me when you go again. Where did you find that awesome snow run? I wanna go try that. Thanks
-Patrick

IXNAYXJ
December 31st, 2006, 22:59
Hey guys, im from Washington to. So im guessing you went to Reiters... maybe not, did you go to jacks pass? Tell me when you go again. Where did you find that awesome snow run? I wanna go try that. Thanks
-PatrickThis is our second annual Jack Pass snow run. Check into the chapter forum and you can see when the next snow run will be.

-----Matt-----

IXNAYXJ
December 31st, 2006, 23:27
Oops! My write up included a wierd double post issue...here's the real, coherent version. :)

-----Matt-----Another great snow run, people. Thanks for putting it together Michael, and I agree that we should start a little earlier next time. It would have been fun to have been able to push on a little further and see where that road went eventually.

Frankly I'm amazed that we were able to go as far as we did in the time we had; that was a HUGE group with wildly different equipment levels to have on a snow run. There was everything from a bone stock ZJ Limited to a Land Rover Discovery Series I to a YJ running Dana 60s, 5.38s and 38" bias-ply Swampers, and every conceivable flavor of XJ in between. How's that for diversity?

My day started out meeting GI-John, Adam (adamusmc2002) and Jay (jay2000XJ) in Federal way and heading North.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3511.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3510.jpg

We made our way carefully, taking our time as much as possible due to the overwhelming police presence on I-5. I think I counted 10 cruisers between Renton and Monroe. Bad news for us considering the dubious legality of most of our rigs. Anyway, we made it to the Dutch Cup and met part of the group there about 0940. After introductions were made there, and notes were compared about how terrible the DC really is, we headed out to meet Michael and the rest of the group.

At the trailhead we all aired down and waited for the last parts of the group to filter in. You can see the group through my windshield, which Lonnie thought made an artsy picture:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3521.jpg

Around 1100 hrs the group finally got on it's way; with such a large collection of Jeeps, it made coordinating hard, but as usual, Michael did a great job of making sure vehicles were lined up in a sensible order and organized.

Very early we made a wrong turn (my fault, as I was leading and nobody had a clear recollection of the route we took last year) and started up the mountain side much sooner than last year. Rather than the gradual slow climb of the run last year, this was very quickly a steep grade. In the lead this made things a little tough, but my new tires were absolutely amazing. There were a few times when I couldn't believe I was still moving, albeit slowly, but I never got bogged down.

The vehicle tracks we were following on the road quickly gave way to sno-mobile tracks. Still we pushed on, my confidence in the Trxus's growing by the foot. Cody (GreenbeltXJ) on the trial:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/GI-John/Snow%20Run%2030%20December%2006/DSCF3541.jpg

I'll type up some more later, including the exciting conclusion of our harrowing tale. Happy New Years!

-----Matt-----

JBweld
January 1st, 2007, 01:22
Looks like a good time. Sorry I missed out. Next time!

Happy New Year!

CanMan
January 1st, 2007, 04:22
How many lug nuts did you drive home on Matt?

ECKSJAY
January 1st, 2007, 08:00
How many lug nuts did you drive home on Matt?

Does he know what those are? :D:D:D

Looks like a blast, guys. Glad it went well. :)

adamusmc2002
January 1st, 2007, 10:59
Hey James, I have a short video of you flipping, i just have to get it uploaded. I'll get it up here soon, pics too.

bean8104
January 1st, 2007, 15:05
i cant wait to come home....and i hope you have a few more runs like this! maybe i might be able to join the next one

ladywolf
January 1st, 2007, 17:36
looks like once again i missed out! rats. oh well, mebbe next time, i plan on being back in wa by the end of feb:) mebbe we can set something up.

ECKSJAY
January 1st, 2007, 19:59
looks like once again i missed out! rats. oh well, mebbe next time, i plan on being back in wa by the end of feb:) mebbe we can set something up.

Are you always this cheerful? :D

ladywolf
January 1st, 2007, 20:13
Are you always this cheerful? :D


lol no. might be the recurring headache from too much alcohol last night:D

however it will be nice to actually be LOCAL and able to wheel the jeep.....if its not still broken.