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Title: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on January 09, 2018, 07:09:06 PM
I need a trip to start planning for so I don't go crazy over the winter.

I'm thinking more of an overland style trip. Avoid civilization. Camping. Vista views? Deep woods?

Colorado is my go-to destination, but I'll do that later in the year. It will still go on the list though.

- Colorado? (15% of the trails open?)
- Wyoming?
- Northwoods (Northern MN and the Upper Peninsula)
- Moab area
- Arkansas (Trans America Trail maybe?)
- South Dakota

Ideas? Interest?
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JKU4LIFE on January 10, 2018, 08:51:47 AM
Sounds fun and I'd normally be interested, but this summer is not looking good. I think we will be buying and selling a house, garage sale down sizing and eventually moving, but hope to make a trip somewhere.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JustinS on January 10, 2018, 05:11:24 PM
I can't make it either, because I sold my Jk to collect old rusty parts in my garage instead of actually wheeling a jeep anywhere.

*You are welcome for this edit Justin.
Xoxo kevin!
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JustinS on January 10, 2018, 05:21:35 PM
Just kidding, if anyone wants a passenger, I'm in.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on January 10, 2018, 06:24:00 PM
I always have an open seat!  >:D
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on January 10, 2018, 08:40:16 PM
I have a co-worker with an XJ that would be interested in going with his girlfriend. She does the nature photography and he's more of the MIOBI type.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on January 17, 2018, 09:17:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-IkON2D_8

At some point this needs to happen.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on February 20, 2018, 09:28:12 PM
DESTINATION: Colorado.

TIME FRAME OPTIONS: Last two weeks in June and the first week in July. Somewhere in there. July 4th week will be heavier traffic on and off road, but easier for people to plan around. I'm flexible.

TRIP LENGTH: 7+ days

TRIP STYLE: Backroads overland style. Primitive camping. No interstate. A sketchy motel in an old mining town has been known to happen. Focus on scenery and exploration rather than particular trails with obstacles.

DIFFICULTY: It would be up to the group. I'm cool with about anything, but narrow shelf roads freak me out.

TRAILS: Depends on what's open. Even with heavy snowfall there will be plenty of options. I have a couple locations/routes in mind.

MY PASSENGER SEAT: Empty


WHO'S IN?!?!  :HiFive
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JustinS on February 21, 2018, 12:03:23 PM
Very tempting Drew...
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Luke Graham on February 21, 2018, 04:47:21 PM
Very tempting Drew...


Do it!


I'll be in CO mid July for a family deal so can't cut this one.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on February 21, 2018, 10:41:06 PM
Very tempting Drew...

DO IT! I've got extra camping gear if needed.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on February 21, 2018, 10:48:18 PM
I was going to post some inspirational photos, but my photobucket is now jacked. Here's an old video made by Jim Shanks way back in 2012. It's kinda nostalgic. I was in my old TJ before I got retarded and sold it and Luke was in his current 4runner in near stock mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZVE-LdnFMo

 
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Luke Graham on February 22, 2018, 07:30:27 PM
I was going to post some inspirational photos, but my photobucket is now jacked. Here's an old video made by Jim Shanks way back in 2012. It's kinda nostalgic. I was in my old TJ before I got retarded and sold it and Luke was in his current 4runner in near stock mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZVE-LdnFMo


I still wish I would have been able to take the 83 buggy even though it would have been wet and cold.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: pvanweelden on February 22, 2018, 10:43:35 PM
Looked like a bit of Pickle Gulch and T33a/bunce school road trails in that video. I forgot that Matt Carver went, shortly after buying Corys jeep

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Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JustinS on February 22, 2018, 10:52:22 PM
I was going to post some inspirational photos, but my photobucket is now jacked. Here's an old video made by Jim Shanks way back in 2012. It's kinda nostalgic. I was in my old TJ before I got retarded and sold it and Luke was in his current 4runner in near stock mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZVE-LdnFMo

 

Got retarded lol.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on February 23, 2018, 02:56:56 AM
Looked like a bit of Pickle Gulch and T33a/bunce school road trails in that video. I forgot that Matt Carver went, shortly after buying Corys jeep

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Yep! We did Swan River, Loch Lomond, Kingston Peak, and a couple others that trip. I actually forgot we did Pickle Gulch.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on March 20, 2018, 07:03:10 PM
Dates have been narrowed down to somewhere during the last two weeks in June. I have a rider that is 95% committed, so this trip is definitely going down.

My initial plan traces much of prior trips to minimize the time it takes to score/find a good remote campsite.

Knoxville --> Villisca, IA --> Clip the corner of Missouri --> Nebraska (not here if you are justin) --> Kansas --> Campground on Colorado Border --> Breckenridge Area --> Montezuma Area --> St. Mary's/Alice Area --> Raymond Area --> Estes --> North to Highway 14 Somehow? --> Up to the west side of Medicine Bow in Wyoming --> Cheyenne --> Home via interstate or interesting two lane route.
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JustinS on March 20, 2018, 09:55:40 PM
Can you delete Nebraska from that list?
Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: JKU4LIFE on March 20, 2018, 10:10:00 PM
Can you delete Nebraska from that list?
Fixed

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Title: Re: Mid/Late Spring Trip???
Post by: Morg on March 20, 2018, 10:20:50 PM
Lol