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Unread 08-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #931
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Mikesw214: you couldn't be more right, Chicago weather just plain sucks. I grew up in Waukegan/gurnee, it seems like half the people I've met in Vegas are Chicago natives.

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Unread 08-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #932
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I grew up in Antioch, I have a house in Palatine both are north of Chicago. I work for GM/ACDelco as a district rep. and semi- relocated out here in Nov last year, waiting on the home to sell in Palatine. As for why there are there so many Il people out here? To be honest, I have not met one. But have you ever lived threw a Chicago winter….If you have you would not be asking that question…lol
Hey i was just there a year ago for a week vacation...actually Arlington park.I hit all the good pizza joints like Lou malnati and Uno.Love the weather in July but im not gonna go there winter time.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #933
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The mine was just befor we entered the Empire wash trail, I think Mr Davidson a gps trail on his web site for it. I will need to check my GPS to see if I marked it, not sure I did.
I have my GPS track for the Empire Wash Trail here:

http://davidson-law.net/blogs/jeepla...ire-wash-road/
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Unread 08-28-2011, 08:04 PM   #934
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Sweet...Illonggos are Sweet and Calm(even if they are mad). Im not really familiar with the terrain in Negros OC. Im from Palawan, Puerto Princesa in Particular. the long Island SW of Pi. Any luck marrying a Filipina?
Im just here in Vegas, North side though.
The island of Negros is pretty mountainous. Would have been fun to have a jeep there, but I just had to ride the jeepney's. Didn't marry a Filipina, my wife's from LA.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #935
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Thanks for the coordinates, DL. Much appreciated.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #936
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Hey i was just there a year ago for a week vacation...actually Arlington park.I hit all the good pizza joints like Lou malnati and Uno.Love the weather in July but im not gonna go there winter time.
Kinda funny I was back there 8/13-8/21 and I can hit Arlington park with a rock from my home. Next time your there order from JJ Twigs in Palatine and get the a double decker pizza. Not a true Chicago but a home town Fav! For a true Chicago find a Giordano’s or a Nancy’s for a true Chicago stuff pizza.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 09:21 AM   #937
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Did Wheeler Pass yesterday.

The Cold Creek side was a little Rougher that this spring some big rocks have washed into the trail




This guy just walked up stuck his head in the jeep looking for a hand out.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 10:47 AM   #938
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Cool pictures. I went up and over the top about a month ago, and we didn't see any horses. My wife was ticked off at me, stupid horses got me in trouble. The road was a bit more challenging than previously, but still pretty doable. I met some guys in non-jeep vehicles heading back down who told me that they had to turn around before getting the the top. They looked my lifted Rubicon up and down and told me good luck. Silly Toyota drivers. Your Highlander is not an off road vehicle.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #939
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so was the the hardest part of wheeler pass? or was 4wd needed to get past it all?
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Unread 09-04-2011, 04:13 PM   #940
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X2 with Puck81. I havent run the Wheeler pass yet. Is the Pic the hardest part of the trail? Tnx

Cool Pics.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #941
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The pictures show what I remember to be some of the trickier places on the cold creek side of the trail, and they really aren't that bad unless you're in a Toyota Highlander, but there are a couple of relatively long sections where the road is very covered with grapefruit sized rocks that aren't all firmly planted. I definitely had it in 4wd for that more than anything.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #942
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Well I would not take a stock 4x4 jeep or a 2x4 up there any more. The Cold Creek side had some large rocks that hit my skids and I am now on 35". I would not call it hard as I would rocky...If that makes sense.


My buddy took this one it cracks me up
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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #943
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Oh BTW the pahrump side was nothin/ 4x2 friendly.
There was a few rockier areas but I did not take pic's
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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:42 PM   #944
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The pictures show what I remember to be some of the trickier places on the cold creek side of the trail, and they really aren't that bad unless you're in a Toyota Highlander, but there are a couple of relatively long sections where the road is very covered with grapefruit sized rocks that aren't all firmly planted. I definitely had it in 4wd for that more than anything.
Most of them have grown up to be watermellon size now. lol
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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:42 PM   #945
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I was up there a few weeks ago, and I agree that more rocky than hard is a good way to put it. Long stretches with lots of rocks, a couple of places where you had to be careful. It would be hard slogging in 2wd, and while you could do it in a stock wrangler, if you knew what you were doing, it would not be ideal. I'm on 33s in a Rubicon, and didn't touch my skids, but I drove around stuff I would've gone over in 35s. Of course the Pahrump side was a piece of cake.
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