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post #16 of 28 Old 02-07-2012, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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9 days and counting down for my get away!


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post #17 of 28 Old 02-13-2012, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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4 days til Red Rock! lol.

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It was a rough trip!
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Man, how did that happen? it's on flat ground.
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bump for an update on your trip
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post #21 of 28 Old 02-22-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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"Flat Ground"

Yeah, it was nearly perfectly flat. Hard to describe. But he and I were out on the super easy roads, basically like fire roads. No rocks, no canyons...

He was at some times right behind me and others I had to stop and wait for a couple minutes. This was at night, it was dark. In that pic, the road basically goes left to right of what you see there. To the left in that pic about 80-100 feet is another little dirt road that "T's" into that one where the Jeep is flopped. We came down the other road and I made the right, onto the road you see there, on the way back to camp. He, I believe went left (the wrong way) and realized that it was the wrong way after what must have been a few minutes, then it appears he came back the right direction, at night, too fast in an unfamiliar road. He hit a small (about 12" tall) rock with his left front tire, which kicked him a little sideways and left his drivers side off the ground as there where no more tracks after that rock on the drivers side, then he nailed a nearly 5 foot tall boulder that must way about 1000 lbs with the passenger side front axle. That pretty much did it, he went *** over tea kettle. So very unfortunate considering we did loads of rough stuff earlier in the day over the course of about 3 hours. Then this one small rock and just a little too much speed made for a bad combination.

I am at work and playing catch up as I was supposed to be back to work Monday, but with the rollover, I got slowed over the rest of the trip and ended up there one more night. I will post more of the trip when I have a few more minutes to do so.

Incidently, the last word was he has a broken nose. Lucky dog really. He is still in the hospital but doing well. They are keeping him because the shock caused various enzyme levels to soar and they want that stabalized first to be sure his kidneys are functioning properly. He may even get released today.

Again, more when I get more info on my bud and more on this trip when I have a few more mins!

Laterness dudes!
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Well I hope he gets better soon.
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post #23 of 28 Old 02-23-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Good news!

I spoke with my friend yesterday, while he was still in the hospital. He was doing great. But, he was led to believe he couldn't go home yet. I just found out this morning, he is home and doing wonderful! Only a little bit sore but doing great. Now on to his Jeep...I will touch base with him later today.

Anyway, thanks for the positive comments guys! It's appreciated.

Also, incidently, I am still doint the El Mirage Day Trip in March sometime. I will post up when I figure out a weekend. maybe some of you can come out for some hopefully "sunny" fun times.


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El Mirage area sounds good, if my track bar bushing arrives before the weekend I may cruise around out there alittle bit this Saturday, or Sunday? I've been hanging around the house for the last 3 weekends, I'm starting to get cabin fever. lol

Hopefully your buddies jeep isn't to badly damaged.
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post #25 of 28 Old 02-24-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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El Mirage

I might be able to fart around out there this weekend. I will PM ya with some info.


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Just a few pics from this trip.

Just updating a little bit at at time.

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That roll over sure did some damage to that jeep. Good pic's, looks like you guys had a good time out there.
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Damage

Yeah it did some damage. Looks like insurance (of course and expected) will total it. However, his "buy back" may be condusive to his plan. He has his eye on a nice 4wd SUV and one of our friends already offered him a decent sum to buy it off him and make a TOY out of it. Hope it works out for him. And of course, most importantly, he is doing well healthwise!


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