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MikeWild
03-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Here's a teaser until I can upload all my pics. Had a really awesome day today.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5218.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5248.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5257.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5306.jpg

coreyg8
03-23-2009, 01:34 PM
cool land cruiser

MikeWild
03-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Well finally after a year of BS I got to test out my ranger off road.

Here's the gang at the trail head airing down and off loading their rigs
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09004.jpg

Tracy had some issues with his klune valve, so we had to bust the bead in order to fix the problem

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5216.jpg

Then it was off to bjs loop to play around in the river

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5286.jpg

The buggy and Tom's FJ did marginally better then the mighty ranger :D
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5231.jpg

John? (i think, never properly introduced myself) and Ern in the buggy
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5248.jpg

Tom washing his tires
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5257.jpg

and taking the hard way out to the fsr
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5296.jpg

Then it was off to 6' under & snow
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09015.jpg

We had a quick lunch there and us Ford guys split up to carry on into even more snow.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5326.jpg

It was pretty much a battle all the way to canopener
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5355.jpg

an uphill battle
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5375.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5380.jpg

and a downhill battle
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5363.jpg


Wil caught up with us as the buggy didn't fare well in snowy conditions and Tom was having issues with his front locker so they called it a day
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5393.jpg

We carried on and worked through a few good stucks
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5341.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09022.jpg

The snow conditons were interesting to say the least
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09050.jpg

My winchless winch bumper worked more like a shovel in some of the cross ditches
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09049.jpg

So what else could I do but make snow art
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/IMG_5360.jpg

All in all I was fairly happy with the Ranger, but the brand new LTBs were not very coopertive in the snow. I'm told once the sidewalls get worn in, they'll provide a wider foot print at 8 psi. Fortunately Wil was very patient and always there to lend a strap!
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Norrish%20Mar22/NorrishCreekMarch22-09054.jpg

We pretty much gave up just short of the upper entrance to canopener as it was getting late in the afternoon, so we turned around and fought our way out.

All in all it was a really great day out in the sun snow wheeling

Meeshies
03-23-2009, 02:21 PM
Looks like a good day !

Nice pics :)

A couple of those could be pic of the month? Especially the two jeep ones

MikeWild
03-23-2009, 02:43 PM
A couple of those could be pic of the month? Especially the two jeep ones

:dontknow: don't see no jeeps in any of those pics.

whatcha been smoke'n? [stoned]

Meeshies
03-23-2009, 02:50 PM
:dontknow: don't see no jeeps in any of those pics.

whatcha been smoke'n? [stoned]

blahhh i meant the yoda's...

I'm tired...

Ain't smokin anything horibbly bad :mad0215:

Honky
03-23-2009, 02:50 PM
Wow some great pictures. Some top right for sure!!

HEAVY METAL
03-23-2009, 03:01 PM
right on mike.. i always look forward too ur pics.

keegs
03-23-2009, 06:02 PM
how deep did the snow get??? and nice trip report

Josh_M
03-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Nice lookin ranger mike. Whos explorer is that ? Always see pics on here of it ..but no idea who owns it

SHITTY
03-23-2009, 08:39 PM
thats a killer crusier. sweet pics [cheers]

kootenaycat
03-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Nice pics and fun in the snow! Looks like some deep cross ditches.

MikeWild
03-23-2009, 10:15 PM
how deep did the snow get??? and nice trip report

The snow was freaking deep! Trying to walk in it you'd sink pretty much up past your knees. A couple of times when I got stuck, I couldn't even open the drivers door. The trick was trying to walk a fine line with the throttle, as soon as you'd get on the gas, the truck would just dig.

Nice lookin ranger mike. Whos explorer is that ? Always see pics on here of it ..but no idea who owns it

It belongs to a buddy of mine. He doesn't belong to any of the forums.

D-Ass
03-23-2009, 11:28 PM
man I love toms' truck so sexy[g]

mus-Tard
03-24-2009, 12:00 AM
looks like fun.