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Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by BuzzardsGottaEat, May 16, 2012.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    Adventurer_Alex Generic mall crawler

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  3. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    The base is a Lowe’s 4x6 utility trailer. The frame was custom made. And the axle is a 3500 lb upgraded one with the 6x5.5 bolt pattern and bolts directly on to where the original axle was.
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    HABOOBS 3rd Year Member / Long time TW Lurker

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    Hahaha...

    Purist/Traditionalist vs Post-Production Whores

    DEEKYN said it best... "Post processing and over working an image are different two things."

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  5. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    There is of course some post processing to this photo - you can't really capture something in RAW and not expect to post it a bit. After-all, that's what all development is. In this case, all I had to do was lighten the foreground a bit. The rest was just a nice composition.

    Thanks for the kudos. You're welcome to submit it to the calendar...I never really know when/how that all happens. :cheers:
     
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  6. Aug 19, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    July 21, 2019.

    ...[Well on our way, we soon arrived at] the Manning Bridge. A "half" suspension bridge, it was put into service in June 2018, replacing an earlier model that was built in 1934. Just as interesting as the bridge itself - at least in my opinion - is a rock on the north side of the river, which was ground down with some circular grinder - its face polished and gray, a stark contrast to the natural rock around it.

    Check it out (and a lot more) in IDBDR Pt. 5 - (No More) Gold in Them There Hills

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    catch up on the whole story
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  7. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    July 22, 2019.

    Lookouts - little did we know at this moment - would be the highlight of the day, helping to break up the long trail, and providing surprises that we'd never imagine. From it's colorful start to it's thundering end, our time on the Macgruder was a day to remember, for sure!


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  8. Aug 21, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    July 23, 2019.

    ...I figured I should check the temps of the brakes - you know, just to see if there was any extra friction. And boy, was there ever. A bit of water sprayed on the passenger side rotor just spilled off onto the ground, while on the driver side - it immediately boiled upon hitting the hot metal. This was clearly not good.

    It was a day unlike any other, and the progress we were making on the route came to a screeching stop. Read it all in
    IDBDR Pt. 7 - The Curse of the Lolo Motorway

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    catch up on the whole story
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  9. Aug 22, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    July 24, 2019.

    ...Armed with the absolutely beautiful book Backcountry Roads--Idaho, by Lynna Howard, we had a few extra waypoints along the Lolo - in addition to the couple provided by the BDR creators - that we decided to check out. They were of course slight detours off of the route, but even a day behind schedule, we were happy to take the time to experience the area fully.

    See what the Lolo has to offer in IDBDR Pt. 8 - Driving the Lolo Motorway

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    catch up on the whole story
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  10. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    July 25, 2019.

    ...From Avery, the IDBDR splits. Not for long - the two possible routes are separated only by the St. Joe River that runs between them - but each route has it's highlights. To the west, the road follows the old rail line through several tunnels. To the east, the road follows another rail line over several trestles.
    We chose the west - and will forever wonder if we made the right call! :D The tunnels though were cool, and I'm sure either route is equally intriguing.

    But tunnels aren't all we saw. See it all, including the moose, in IDBDR Pt. 9 - Move Over, Moose!

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  11. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    July 26, 2019.

    ...Our answers were of course mundane. We were from Washington, but had just traveled on dirt roads all the way from Nevada to Canada - can you believe it? We had no guns, alcohol, or tobacco...much less $10,000 in cash. And we were going to be in Canada for about five minutes.

    And that, apparently, was a problem. "You mean you're just going to turn around the office and head back to the United States?" The border service officer asked.

    "Yep." I responded.

    And with that, he held on to our passports and asked us to park the truck, letting us know that if we'd just wait a few minutes, our passports would be returned to us. Awesome.

    Read the last installment - IDBDR Pt. 10 - Where Are the Nice Canadians?

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    Hope you enjoyed our adventure on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. Now get out there and make your own adventure!


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    catch up on the whole story
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  12. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    Saturday night we were set up in a vineyard next to the irrigation pond....the bathrooms were in a building about 100 yards away and they kept them unlocked all night. They were scheduled to start harvesting Monday morning so we were in right before the chaos began.

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  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    sorgon82 wanna go for a rip bud

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    Camping is different with a toddler, turned into glamping real quick20190726_125428-02.jpg 20190820_122734-01.jpg 20190820_123305-01.jpg 20190819_214551-02.jpg
     
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    Most of the trips I do require a full day - or more - of freeway driving just to reach the trailhead, so you can imagine my delight when we decided to do a trip on the west coast. Sort-of. At least, our meeting location was only four hours away - in the tiny little community of Mazama, WA. From there, we'd head north - to British Columbia, Canada - where we planned to run The Whipsaw Trail and then make our way north and west to Molybdenite Peak - before turning south again for the United States.

    Check out the rest of part 1 here and get ready for another fun adventure:
    Whipsaw Trail 1 - Finally Four, We Venture North


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  15. Oct 1, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    August 28, 2019.

    ...All lined up, he [Dan] took it slow - careful to pick the correct line to keep his truck out of the hole that'd been dug at the bottom of the ledge. Gravity unfortunately was having none of it and as he inched his way up, it sucked him down. Still, looked pretty bad-ass if you ask me!

    Check out the whole story, including all the other trucks and obstacles we ran into:
    Whipsaw Trail 2 - Some Winching Necessary


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  16. Oct 1, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Gat_ Don’t be shattered.

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    Big Sur, CA over the weekend with the lady. Amazing views.

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  17. Oct 3, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    ...It turns out, we were at a spot in the trail where a spring kept the trail wet, and spinning tires on a clay-rich wet road kept the trail dug out and flexy. A spot where every last one of us would three-wheel it as we attempted to make it through...

    Check out the full story and a great day of colorful photos in: Whipsaw Trail 3 - Four, Three Wheeling Tacomas

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    And check out the full story:
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  18. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Gunshot-6A In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor n'shit

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  19. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    ...And then, a trip-changing discovery. As we were wrapping up photos in this exact location - and frankly, as Mike was likely wondering how he could get around us so that he didn't have to put up with our shenanigans - I happened to glance down between the spokes of my rear driver-side wheel... and what I saw took the air out of my sails.

    Read the full story in Whipsaw Trail 4 - My Trip-Ending Discovery

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    And check out the full story:
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  20. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    ...I don't know how useful this post will be, but it's not uncommon that people ask me some version of how I got comfortable going off into the great outdoors as much as I do. Sometimes it's about how I got started; sometimes it's about how I am able to do so many trips; other times it's about how I developed the ability to feel confident in dealing with anything that comes up on the trail.

    So I wrote a thing. It seems good, or at least seems like me.

    How I Got Started with Offroad Adventuring

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