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Old 02-11-2013, 08:50 AM   #81
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subbed, hopefully ill beable to make the CO leg but ive always wanted to get some wheeling done up in Wyo!
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Interested. When do you think this meet will take place, rough estimate....
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Put me down as coming to L1 for sure at this point. I'll come if I don't have other conflicts that arise or whatever...

Now here's the deal - I'm thinking I'll drop my truck at the top, like MTgirl, because I'd like to keep my truck for a long time, and if I even attempt Morrison, I'd like to see some other guys do it first... So I figure I'll pass at this point and ride up and help spot for you guys... and of course, take lots of pictures

Blackdawg: how would we drop our trucks at the top? By top, you mean right after the switchbacks end? I've heard there are two sets of switchbacks, the first is much harder and more dangerous than the second...I'm guessing we drive up the trail from the other end to the end of the switchbacks and leave our trucks there?
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Put me down as coming to L1 for sure at this point. I'll come if I don't have other conflicts that arise or whatever...

Now here's the deal - I'm thinking I'll drop my truck at the top, like MTgirl, because I'd like to keep my truck for a long time, and if I even attempt Morrison, I'd like to see some other guys do it first... So I figure I'll pass at this point and ride up and help spot for you guys... and of course, take lots of pictures

Blackdawg: how would we drop our trucks at the top? By top, you mean right after the switchbacks end? I've heard there are two sets of switchbacks, the first is much harder and more dangerous than the second...I'm guessing we drive up the trail from the other end to the end of the switchbacks and leave our trucks there?
Lame. go big or go home!
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Lame. go big or go home!
I don't care, I love my truck more than peer pressure.

Careful though, your truck might not end up in any good pictures... hahaha

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #87
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Farmer Jon, isn't your rig an automatic?
yup, it is. why?

I know that autos are easier than manuals for wheeling, if that's what you're referring to...

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K im sorry. I wants good pictures
haha, no worries, I know you were giving me a hard time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #88
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I'm saying you shouldn't be too worried about the switchbacks then my clutch is gonna be hot by the top I imagine. I understand your wanting to keep the truck mint. I was in that position once.
I know a guy who's ridden that trail on a dirtbike and he thinks it's pretty dangerous - so I figure I'll catch another trip if I see that it's not too bad with the Tacomas...

Thanks for the understanding! I feel like I have too much in my rig at this point.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #89
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yup, it is. why?

I know that autos are easier than manuals for wheeling, if that's what you're referring to...



haha, no worries, I know you were giving me a hard time.
I know
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I'm saying you shouldn't be too worried about the switchbacks then my clutch is gonna be hot by the top I imagine. I understand your wanting to keep the truck mint. I was in that position once.
x2. autos make it so much nicer. Im sure it would be nice slow, safe going.
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Nice!! Ill put you as tenative in the 3rd leg for now.

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Interested. When do you think this meet will take place, rough estimate....


looking at anywhere between the 5th-15th for the starting date. I have a feeling it'll be closer to the 5th-8th as the first day of the trip to start Morrison. So plan to be able to get there early as we will want to start the trail by 8-9 i think.

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Put me down as coming to L1 for sure at this point. I'll come if I don't have other conflicts that arise or whatever...

Now here's the deal - I'm thinking I'll drop my truck at the top, like MTgirl, because I'd like to keep my truck for a long time, and if I even attempt Morrison, I'd like to see some other guys do it first... So I figure I'll pass at this point and ride up and help spot for you guys... and of course, take lots of pictures

Blackdawg: how would we drop our trucks at the top? By top, you mean right after the switchbacks end? I've heard there are two sets of switchbacks, the first is much harder and more dangerous than the second...I'm guessing we drive up the trail from the other end to the end of the switchbacks and leave our trucks there?
Will do!

By the top i mean at the very end of the trail where the trail comes out onto the Highway i think. Lisa is coming down from MT and will most likely snag a ride from someone down the hill that is coming from MT or ID or WA or where ever up that way ha.

If thats what you want to do we will get something figured out for you.

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I'm saying you shouldn't be too worried about the switchbacks then my clutch is gonna be hot by the top I imagine. I understand your wanting to keep the truck mint. I was in that position once.
Was? still are pretty much haha

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I know a guy who's ridden that trail on a dirtbike and he thinks it's pretty dangerous - so I figure I'll catch another trip if I see that it's not too bad with the Tacomas...

Thanks for the understanding! I feel like I have too much in my rig at this point.

yea man do whatever your comfortable with. It'll be sketchy but fun. Im sure you'll love running around just taking pics and video any ways! haha
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Dude..i know! haha

first day and 5 pages

only 6 months to go! haha

at least ill have more people out here this year!
Ha it'll get to Moab threa size by then if we bs enough.

8th and 9th of July or August?
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Still care about keeping it mint too much
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Will do!

By the top i mean at the very end of the trail where the trail comes out onto the Highway i think. Lisa is coming down from MT and will most likely snag a ride from someone down the hill that is coming from MT or ID or WA or where ever up that way ha.

If thats what you want to do we will get something figured out for you.
What I might do is drive in from that side and meet you guys at the top of the switchbacks - like park at the top and hike down or something like that - or perhaps meet you guys there. It would also be a lot of fun to ride/spot you guys up as well, so I'm not sure which way I'll go yet. I have touched base with MTgirl, so we'll see...
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Just a word of warning to everyone: BRING BUG SPRAY! In my experience the mosquitoes in the area around Morrison are horrible! I was camping up there last summer and I wasn't out of my truck for more than 30 seconds when I had about a hundred of them swarming me....and it didn't stop the whole trip!
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Just a word of warning to everyone: BRING BUG SPRAY! In my experience the mosquitoes in the area around Morrison are horrible! I was camping up there last summer and I wasn't out of my truck for more than 30 seconds when I had about a hundred of them swarming me....and it didn't stop the whole trip!
add that to the MUST HAVE gear list, Blackdawg! I had forgotten about that, since it is winter and I've been enjoying some bug free weather
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Hey! I forgot I had this on my work computer.... I had traced out the Morrison trip on Google Earth a while back. If you have GE on your computer you should be able to open the attachment.
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Ha it'll get to Moab threa size by then if we bs enough.

8th and 9th of July or August?

Still care about keeping it mint too much
In August. It'll be way to snowy still in July.

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Yea that could work too..

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Just a word of warning to everyone: BRING BUG SPRAY! In my experience the mosquitoes in the area around Morrison are horrible! I was camping up there last summer and I wasn't out of my truck for more than 30 seconds when I had about a hundred of them swarming me....and it didn't stop the whole trip!
Bug spray..yes haha

Though it wasn't too bad when i went there but might was well

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add that to the MUST HAVE gear list, Blackdawg! I had forgotten about that, since it is winter and I've been enjoying some bug free weather
Yea its usually either flies or the mosquitoes..

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Google map screenshot of the Morrison Trail

Traced out by MTGirl - I opened and took a screenshot and added some data as well as changed the line color to make it easier to see. The big arrow corresponds with where we're at on the elevation profile.

See the elevation profile for stats... Trail is 22.4 miles long...

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