Well I'm back. Beautiful location, spectacularly scenic, and a well run event.
Couple of observations:
In the years since my first one (2010) I see quite a demographic change. Now predominantly JKs while us older guys are becoming the minority (or novelty). YJs exist now almost exclusively as YJIBO (YJ in Body Only) on built up machines, so I was kind of please to have a basically stock YJ, driven over 900 miles to get there and NOT trailered in.
But some great rigs, friendly people (both the participants and the staff), good food and a good time.
I was going to post some pix, but when I try to upload, all I get is an unhelpful 'upload failed'.( Images are resized to be well within the limits.)
'89 Wrangler YJ
97 Grand Cherokee (ZJ)
87 MB 560SL roadster
If you would have turned around on the ferry and looked back to the yacht habor. You would have saw a bigger white house with a pillar porch. thats was my grandpas house. We lived in detour until i was in 3rd grade. dad worked at the quarry on the island. Still get over there occasionaly as most of my relitives still live there. We wheeled on the island back before it was popular. A 4x4 and a box of beer put smiles on the face of us back when were were 16!!!! For all you young guys im talking back in the early 70s. I still remember spending most of the summer at my cousins in detour. LOVED IT! He had lots of toys and the nearest police was 60 miles away in saulte st marie and rarely came to town. It was routine to see 12 year old kids driving dads car to the store. I can remember at about 14 the cousin had a home made sand rail with a corvair motor in it. His older sister was married to a car salesman in lansing and allway brought him cool toys. We had a ball in that sand rail!!!! Good memorys!
my off road toys are a 2000 yellow 4 cyl with a 2 inch lift and 31 bfgs. A 2006 silverado club cab 4x4 with a 310 hp, K&N intake, borla exaust, computer reprogramed by westers, 285/17 bfg mud terrains. A yamaha grizzly, A yamaha raptor and a yamaha warrior, honda big red, 2009 polaris rzr