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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #211
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Looks like a great family vacation! Im hoping to get out there next Summer. My dad just bought a F650 with a 5.9 cummins and an aluminum toter bed. Trying to find a 4 car trailer so we can pull both of our Jeeps out there along with 2 others.

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Unread 06-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #212
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Probably a good thing that you did not run it. But I did tell you to bring me along....
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Looks like a great family vacation! Im hoping to get out there next Summer. My dad just bought a F650 with a 5.9 cummins and an aluminum toter bed. Trying to find a 4 car trailer so we can pull both of our Jeeps out there along with 2 others.
That sounds like a heck of a tow rig ! We had a good time and the kids loved it . Towing 4 rigs is going to be hard work , on the driver and the rig . It will be worth it once you hit the trail .
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Unread 06-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #213
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Rt 66 in New Mexico .

Canyonlands

Recapture Canyon

Comb wash

River House Ruins



Comb wash

Private property invite only super slickrock playground .

On the way to Comb wash .







All of the above are from Hotel Rock .

Walking one of the tougher sections of hotel rock first .

The end of a long day .
Made it to Garden City Kansas tonight , Fayetteville AR tomorrow . The AC pooped out , but a little freon from O'Reillys had us blowing cold again . I think that it has been sub standard for a while but the 106 degrees of Kansas showed its weakness .
Still sorting pics ...
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Unread 06-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #214
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Looks like an awesome roadtrip. Palo Duro is a neat area (I've motorcycle camped there), but not nearly as nice as those other canyons. Good to see that the Jeep is doing well on the trip. How's the long drive with the Currie AntiRock? Does it sway a lot on the road?
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #215
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Looks like an awesome roadtrip. Palo Duro is a neat area (I've motorcycle camped there), but not nearly as nice as those other canyons. Good to see that the Jeep is doing well on the trip. How's the long drive with the Currie AntiRock? Does it sway a lot on the road?
One fall I would like to spend some more time in the panhandle , theres a lot to see there though most would disagree with me . I have plenty of places I want to explore , just not enough time to seem them all .

The Currie is on the second softest setting and other than pushing it through a few hard turns in the mountains I dont notice its there . Even in the hard turns its just a little body roll , the tires never gave up their grip .
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #216
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Awesome pics man. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:14 AM   #217
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Great pics! Looks like it was a blast!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #218
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Awesome pics man. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Thanks , it was a bit of work bringing the family but well worth it .


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Great pics! Looks like it was a blast!
It was , I have been lucky enough to go wheel out west several times but this is the first time my fmaily got to go wheeling with me . The best part is that my kids loved it I was afraid that the kids may be scared of some of the big drop offs and ledges ... my wife on the other hand
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Unread 07-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #219
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Few pictures of Abajo Mountain . We topped out at 13,300 feet . Amazing views of the San Juan Mountains to the East and Canyon lands to the West . To the south we could just make out Monument valley and to the north we could see the La Sals . Unfortunatley the weather turned fast and we didnt get to spend much time up top . Something about lightning above treeline that I just dont like .




On less happy note my upper control arm bushings are shot ! I guess a week of wheeling took what little life they had out of them . I think I am going to go with the Currie replacements that weld in , though the rubber ones lasted 80 thousand miles . Cost is something to consider , but I also dont want more vibrations . Time for some searching and reading .
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Unread 07-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #220
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The last of the Abajo pictures


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Unread 07-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #221
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Sadly this is the last of the pictures . Cant wait to go back for a longer stay .
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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #222
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Very nice pictures!
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #223
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Very nice pictures!
Thanks ! Wish we had more , but a lot of the stuff we ran was following locals and they dont slow down enough to take pictures . I hope to head back in October , worst case will be EJS next spring .

For now its time to add some armor and fix a few small bugs .
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Unread 07-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #224
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Those are some truly amazing photographs. Desktop wallpaper material. If it was my Jeep in them (especially the old gas station/travel lodge ones) I'd have them blown up and framed on the wall of the garage. All aesthetics aside, I'm glad to hear the LJ handled well. It's pretty cool to be able to drive out that far, wheel it, and make it home safely.

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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 07-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #225
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‎11 states , 7000 miles , 24 days and we are home ! No major issues , though the upper control arm bushings on the front axle are 100% shot ! I am going to put stockers back in for now to keep it wheelable . Come winter I will put in the Curries .


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Those are some truly amazing photographs. Desktop wallpaper material. If it was my Jeep in them (especially the old gas station/travel lodge ones) I'd have them blown up and framed on the wall of the garage. All aesthetics aside, I'm glad to hear the LJ handled well. It's pretty cool to be able to drive out that far, wheel it, and make it home safely.

Thanks for the compliments . My wife and I both like to shoot pictures and its nice when someone else likes what we put up . I like the garage pic idea , think I will steal that . I do have a few more pics to dig through and now that we are home it should be a little easier to post them .
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