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Avanteone
February 19th, 2007, 10:59
Details here:

http://www.nw-wheelers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11005

SOunds like a run went badly yesterday, 7 rigs went in, 1 made it out.

I'm headed up there within an hour or so... anybody else game?

MINIMUM 35"ish tires, dual lockers, winch, etc. Give me a call if you wanna meet up.

John
253-740-7192
I'll be on CB Channel 5

ECKSJAY
February 19th, 2007, 11:12
Anyone with an account there post the details? Have to be registered to view.

Good luck, John. If I wasn't stuck at work I'd beg for a ride.

Blkxjkrawler
February 19th, 2007, 11:27
Good luck John, hopefully everyone gets out quickly and safely.
Ryan

XJLaredo
February 19th, 2007, 12:20
I just read most of the thread, there are some poeple stuck on the Busywild trail and there trying to get people up there with at least 35" tires, front & rear locker, and a winch to help out.

fubar XJ
February 19th, 2007, 12:28
That sucks, and I'm stuck at work. Good luck with the rescue John, be safe.

mojojojo
February 19th, 2007, 17:46
this was posted on the other board at 4 pm today FYI


"They have all but one rig out and there are about 8 rigs there that are more than capable of getting that one out. everyone else is on their way home."

Blkxjkrawler
February 19th, 2007, 17:50
I saw that too. Good news!!!
Ryan

Avanteone
February 19th, 2007, 23:28
Most of you are at the M&G. I'm back home after the rescue mission. Pics coming soon :)

ECKSJAY
February 19th, 2007, 23:29
Most of you are at the M&G. I'm back home after the rescue mission. Pics coming soon :)

Matt showed and gave us some details.

I heard there are free 38's sitting somewhere. :D

Avanteone
February 20th, 2007, 08:08
Some of my pics:

Matt winching out Karl:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-03.jpg

The stuck/broken GMC:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-05.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-06.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-08.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-10.jpg

The ignition was broken out of it already, so we got it running /w a little ether down the carb. and was able to help power itself out a little bit:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-11.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-16.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-19.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-20.jpg

John

Avanteone
February 20th, 2007, 08:09
Funny how much the truck blends in /w the trail! :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-21.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-22.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-23.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-24.jpg

Multiple winches/snatch blocks:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-25.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-26.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-27.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/Avanteone/Elbe2-19-07/Elbe2-19-07-28.jpg

2xtreme
February 20th, 2007, 10:13
So what was the root cause of the issues?

Looks like from the photos that they were somewhere where they shouldn't have been with vehicles that were not equiped to be there?

It is GREAT to see so many NAXJA people down there for the rescue!!!!!!

Michael

Avanteone
February 20th, 2007, 10:30
So what was the root cause of the issues?

Looks like from the photos that they were somewhere where they shouldn't have been with vehicles that were not equiped to be there?

It is GREAT to see so many NAXJA people down there for the rescue!!!!!!

Michael


Ill-equipped rigs and unprepared people would be the root cause. You're right, the rigs that were there had no business being there. Of the 7 total rigs who went on the run I'd say 2 were properly equipped.

I wish I wasn't so tired and had been able to come to the M&G.

J

2xtreme
February 20th, 2007, 11:14
I am sure that they appreciated your help!!

I know that I appreciate you representing the GREAT people that 4 wheel!!

And I suspect you had alot of fun!!

Michael

IXNAYXJ
February 20th, 2007, 14:21
I was happy to help out. As John said, if he's ever in that situation, he'd want someone to come to his aid. One of the XJ's that was stuck was "reckless" from NAXJA. In a move of pure class, he sent me this PM today:

Matt, I could tell by the look on your face when I pulled back into camp that you where thinking "no wonder they were stuck, those rigs should not have even been on that trail", and I agree. My rig had no right being on that trail, but I want to tell you thanks for comming out to help with the recovery. I will gladly return the favor if I ever get the chance. Thanks again, Shane(reckless).That's pretty cool, if you ask me.

What this trip also tells me is that i want to go run that trail again! Really a blast. However, there's no paint left on my drip rail bars or rock rails. :)

-----Matt-----

KarlVP
February 20th, 2007, 19:19
It isn't worth repainting them.

ECKSJAY
February 20th, 2007, 19:43
It isn't worth repainting them.

Leave them unpainted. That'd be hardcore.

FiFo
February 20th, 2007, 19:55
I've painted mine three times in one year.

And ya, that's a fun trail as long as your with a group that knows what there doing.

mud1059
February 20th, 2007, 20:01
I've painted mine three times in one year.

And ya, that's a fun trail as long as your with a group that knows what there doing.

Elbe reminds me of wheeling with a blindfold on. You can see the trees in front of you, you can see the water/mud. But I'll be damned the roots are ALWAYS jumping up out of nowhere.

xjoe
February 20th, 2007, 20:35
Thanks for all of your help guys. I didn't have a rig in there but I was part of the group. I agree most of the rigs should have not been in there and I should have know better...lesson learned.

FiFo
February 20th, 2007, 21:24
Elbe reminds me of wheeling with a blindfold on. You can see the trees in front of you, you can see the water/mud. But I'll be damned the roots are ALWAYS jumping up out of nowhere.

I love when your on that trail sitting in a water/mud hole which almost completly coveres 33" tires, and you hit "Something" in that hole with no way of knowing what it is your hitting. And no way of seeing a way to go around it so you just have to keep tring lines until one finally works.

GreenbeltXJ
February 20th, 2007, 21:40
im sorry, disregard....

KarlVP
February 20th, 2007, 22:11
I love when your on that trail sitting in a water/mud hole which almost completly coveres 33" tires, and you hit "Something" in that hole with no way of knowing what it is your hitting. And no way of seeing a way to go around it so you just have to keep tring lines until one finally works.

OR you get stuck and some guy in a white XJ has to winch your pansy ass out of your predicament.

mud1059
February 20th, 2007, 22:19
OR you get stuck and some guy in a white XJ has to winch your pansy ass out of your predicament.


Bahahahahaha Amen! If that happened to me I might ask to borrow one of his guns...


Then I'd shoot my cheerleader rig. :)


I put smilies in here, I was kidding.

GreenbeltXJ
February 20th, 2007, 22:21
Then I'd shoot my cheerleader rig. :)


I put smilies in here, I was kidding.[/QUOTE]

thats funny

KarlVP
February 20th, 2007, 22:23
Bahahahahaha Amen! If that happened to me I might ask to borrow one of his guns...


Then I'd shoot my cheerleader rig. :)


I put smilies in here, I was kidding.


I have no problmes admitting that I got schooled in the busywild by all you XJ fools.

However, I will never shoot my cheerleader rig. Cause when the day is done, the cheerleaders flock to the TJ. (Did that make me sound like a pedophile?)

mud1059
February 20th, 2007, 22:27
I have no problmes admitting that I got schooled in the busywild by all you XJ fools.

However, I will never shoot my cheerleader rig. Cause when the day is done, the cheerleaders flock to the TJ. (Did that make me sound like a pedophile?)

Sometimes it's hard to let loved one's go, if you'd like, I'll put it out of it's misery for you. It'd make a good bonfire I figure :) OK, OK I'm done. I'm sorry. I am dropping it. Did everyone make it out alright? Also, how'd you get to be on BW with 5 other rigs that weren't prepared? I don't think most of us have heard the story.

Pedophile or not, I like me a cheerleader so long as it's not the nasty zitfaced scrawny ones in HS.

KarlVP
February 20th, 2007, 23:17
I wasn't on the Busy with unprepared rigs.

And I'm pissed at the guy that was leading the run and allowed that. In july the busy is tough. In February it is downright nasty.

Everyone got out safely except for the fullsize rig. That will be recovered at a later date.

ECKSJAY
February 20th, 2007, 23:19
Free installation on the Buckshot Fab Open Air kit. I'm always down for a demo. :D

fubar XJ
February 22nd, 2007, 08:12
Elbe has always been my least favorite spot to wheel, three foot deep blind sippy holes lead to nothing but trouble. I like the tight trees and mud, but the slurry I can live without.

Nice job heading down there to help get those folks out, you guys are a credit to our cause. I hope the folks on the other end of your strap were falling all over themselves thanking you and throwing gas money at you.

KarlVP
February 22nd, 2007, 09:24
Nice job heading down there to help get those folks out, you guys are a credit to our cause. I hope the folks on the other end of your strap were falling all over themselves thanking you and throwing gas money at you.


They did thank us profusely. But money is definately not required. I do this for the cause, and the camraderie of wheeling. Not for cash.

Just my opinion.

DrSockMonkey
March 8th, 2007, 16:19
This looks strangely familiar...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/290470650.html

Avanteone
March 8th, 2007, 16:45
This looks strangely familiar...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/290470650.html


hahaha Good find!

Slacker87XJ
March 8th, 2007, 16:55
This looks strangely familiar...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/290470650.html

Thats funny! Notice the tires are different sizes? um ... :shhh: