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t_girl
02-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Iíve been a little lazy about posting so I thought Iíd begin with tidbit from our winter down south. Just before Christmas, Taz scrambled to get the rock rails and skid plate installed on the new Zuke. It was a wise choice as the Vitara did us proud on itís first off road run.

Near Barstow, CA there is a ghost town called Calico. A lot of tourist head there for some old western atmostphere, but in the hills around the orange colored vista attracted our attention a little more. This area attracts the High Desert Roundup every May. We searched out a couple of black diamond runs and decided on the Odessa Canyon Trail.
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Playing around some fun tunnels and twisty trails, we found some waterfall climbs.
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The intersection to this trail required a visual inspection, where it was clear that more clearance than we had and a locker was needed to tackle this one! (OK,OK, maybe a bigger rig and a winch and a strap would be wise here too)
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Nearby an abandoned mine, a trail weaved through the canyon walls. There was evidence that once it held pavementĖ well, if you can call it that!
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Up and over, we find a section crumbling away and manage to squeeze by it. Iím glad Iím out taking pics.
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The return trip took us by an old stone cabin, and back to enjoy a California sunset.
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Next post: Vegas isn't just the Lights
Enjoy,

kootenaycat
02-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Just awesome! Really enjoy your posts, you guys see some amazing country that most of us only dream of! [cheers]

Zibi
02-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Great pics, very well done!

Taxidermy
02-11-2008, 09:04 PM
It looks like your new Zuki Vit. is a good rock climber!

Taz - will you buy big fender flares for your new Vitara?

I hope to go off-roading with you this summer. I drive my Toyota truck.

Tunabomber
02-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Very Very cool [36]

BrokenToy
02-11-2008, 09:28 PM
mmmmm rock climb [cheers]

Murd0c
02-11-2008, 09:52 PM
thats just awesome would be so much fun

TWOZEROFOUR
02-11-2008, 10:07 PM
Totally Awesome, I have seen pics from there. That area looks grate.. Thanks for the pics,, can wait to take a trip there[36]

lornix
02-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Ha ha, that's awesome! That little 'Zuki boots bum! [cheers]

norm
02-12-2008, 06:21 AM
Bout time we heard from you guys[36]

We did get above freezing this week[16]

Glad yer out hav'n fun[cheers]

bakelite
02-12-2008, 08:02 AM
Nice country, great pictures, thanks. [cheers]

Roc
02-12-2008, 08:13 AM
awesome pics thanks for sharing them with us

lincoln locked
02-12-2008, 08:52 AM
well thank you for sharing such wonderful pics, no need to ask if your having fun outa bc [36]thanks t-girl say hi to taz [cheers]

Little Yello Jeep
02-12-2008, 08:55 AM
Those are some awsome places. I wish i could efford to travel.

Nice seeing yea sporting some flannel too

dirka dave
02-12-2008, 09:02 AM
nice pics, beautiful area....

redneck princess
02-12-2008, 09:04 AM
those are some awsome pics

Dirty Girls
02-12-2008, 09:26 AM
Very cool pictures. Ide love to do that some day.

MundusPax
02-12-2008, 10:28 AM
nice pics, the little car is doing well

caveman
02-12-2008, 11:15 AM
great pictures, thanks for the share

4doorkicker
02-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Great pics, nice Zuk

epic3
02-17-2008, 07:54 PM
post more!!

runnin2wild
02-19-2008, 10:55 PM
nice pictures looks great

FordGirl
02-20-2008, 09:08 AM
Awesome pictures!!

tazuki
03-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Awsome job babe !!! [d]