Giant Rock Rattlesnake cyn run 6-14 pics [Archive] - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum

: Giant Rock Rattlesnake cyn run 6-14 pics


100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:07 AM
Had a GREAT run yesterday!!!

SDMF, socalrubi, WOODS, Hundy, BILLY and all our crew headed out at 9am and didnt get bck to base camp till 9:30pm! Then SDMF and socalrubi drove home! So it was a good long day of wheelin'. I think we covered about 130 miles.

Headed to the butte in JV, to Buffalo springs (where we played with a Rattlesnake!), to the bomb holes at Means drylake, to the sand dunes and cyns of the Sledgehammer area. We did the first section of the "Jackhammer" trail. GNARLY!!! there is a waterfall there that is insane! My camera was being a ***** all day so I dont have many good shots- hopefully the guys will post up some pics. From JH we hit the big sand dunes which were a BLAST!!!. Then headed towards Giant Rock. On the way we played on a very tall hairy dune where the SC Rubi kicked ass!!!:thefinger: Then over to Giant Rock for some lunch. Then to the Integretron (weird alien building), then up to Pioneere Town for some cool sodas.:bounce:

Shot over to the top of Rattlesnake cyn and down towards the desert with a side trip into the top secret "Hundy" cyn and the imfamous waterfall there. I was totally impressed with everyones Rubicons and the drivers cajones!!! Every one made it. AWESOME! My TJ friends cannot make it.

What a Fantastic day! We had a good crew yesterday:bounce: Thanks to everyone who showed up! It was great meeting Socalrubi (Richard and Melissa).



I didnt get alot of great pics, but hopefully the others will post some.

:thefinger::thefinger::thefinger:

-T-
06-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Sounds like a really awesome time! Very cool :)

100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Pics----

100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:19 AM
more pics-

-T-
06-15-2008, 11:20 AM
droooooool! :smokin:

airric00
06-15-2008, 11:22 AM
Can't wait to see the wheelin pics!

100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:23 AM
more pics---

100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:27 AM
more more ---

venom
06-15-2008, 11:30 AM
more pics-

awesome, y'all ran into one of my little buddies lookin for some shade!

looks like a hellova run :mr-t:

100dollarman
06-15-2008, 11:51 AM
Woods got some great snake pics on his camera (michelle stole his camera when he wasnt looking! sshhh, dont tell him!)

AND THAT CRAZY MF'r BILLY PICKED IT UP!!!:shaking:

venom
06-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Woods got some great snake pics on his camera (michelle stole his camera when he wasnt looking! sshhh, dont tell him!)
AND THAT CRAZY MF'r BILLY PICKED IT UP!!!:shaking:

Cool, post up some of those pics, couldn't quite tell the species from the one shot :bounce:

hmm, I'm working today so lets see, by lunch I've only handled 8 rattlesnakes, 2 cobras (one 14' King & 1 red spitter) and 1 green mamba. Pretty light day so far :D

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:32 PM
Thank you Hundy and Michelle for inviting us! We had SO much fun and only got a little damage out of the run...hehehe:bawling:
Here's some pics:
~Richard & Melissa~
So_Calif_Rubi

Starting out!!!!
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5873.jpg

Airing Down........
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5891.jpg

A Friend Came to See Us :O)
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5878.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5880.jpg

Driving Through Bomb Craters on the Dry Lake Bed
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5897.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5898.jpg

Playing on the Dune
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5909.jpg

To Be Continued......

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:34 PM
Jack Hammer Time.......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5915.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5916.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5920.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5928.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5929.jpg

Jack Hammer Hurt......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5935.jpg

Big Rock for Lunch
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5953.jpg

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Then it's off again.........
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5957.jpg

Weird Alien Place
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5958.jpg

Oh, forgot the berm......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5939.jpg

And having Woods pull us off.......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5945.jpg

After some cool sodas at Pioneer Town, we headed to Rattle Snake Cyn and some more rocks........
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimbSTART.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_5969.jpg

Well if Woods could do it, so could we...we followed.....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb2.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb3.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb4.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb5.jpg

To Be Continued.........

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:37 PM
Then Woods got stuck between a ROCK and a hard place......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock1.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock2.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock3.jpg

So out came the Hi Lift.....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock4.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock5.jpg

And finally he was FREE......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock8.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock7.jpg

To Be Continued....

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:39 PM
The sun was setting but we had just enough time to to go Hundy's secret water fall place of torture....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_6015.jpg

Of which I didn't get many pictures because I was taking video that I hope to put on You Tube and put a link here....But We all made it except Billy in his little Toyota, but it wasn't for a valiant effort, even with trying to make a ramp....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BuildingRampforBilly.jpg

But he triumphed in the end....he just went around and went up a BIGGER hill.....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BillyConquersAnyway.jpg

We Wheeled until the cows came home.....
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_6004.jpg

And the Dogs were tired...
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/100_6000.jpg

But we had such a GREAT time! Richard and I really enjoyed our day with our new friends. :)

~Richard & Melissa~
So_Calif_Rubi ;)

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 02:44 PM
Oh yeah, We didn't get home until after 11pm last night, so this morning I woke up and found this on my JEEP!!!!!!!!!!

Did anyone lose this big dent and rip and want it back???
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BattleScar1.jpg

Or maybe this one??
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BalleScar2.jpg

:)


~Richard & Melissa~
So_Calif_Rubi

venom
06-15-2008, 03:07 PM
beautiful little female speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchelli)!

that first exhaust tip/rear bumper mod looks exactly like my first mod at Katemcy rocks :D
and then the pic with the bumper corner folded looks like my 2nd k-rocks mod, the rock rash on the rim looks familiar too:laughing:

that looks like an incredible set of trails
so whats the deal with the space station thing? Observatory?
someday I'll have to make the trek out from Texas and play out there!

SDMF
06-15-2008, 03:21 PM
Heres a few pics. I was having too much fun at the dunes and didn't take any pics. I know Woods shot some video, hopefully he puts it up on youtube.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-02.jpg

Jack Hammer

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-03.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-04.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-05.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-06.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-07.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-08.jpg

SDMF
06-15-2008, 03:24 PM
some more...

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-09.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-10.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-12.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-13.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-14.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-15.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-16.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-17.jpg

SDMF
06-15-2008, 03:24 PM
And....my modified shock....haha. sh!t happens. Thats the second rear shock I have killed.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-11.jpg

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Well I put the videos on You Tube. I wish I knew what I was doing so I could edit them and put them to cool music....but I'm doing good just knowing how to turn my camera on....hehehe

Here's Jason on the Jack Hammer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYr40BwaCRk

Here's Hundy on the Jack Hammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix130_oHSiA

Here's some videos at the water falls. Sorry about the quality. I took these with my little digital camera. :O)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUSxjAakyOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osXU1a2iaUY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ZdEzU_XRc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGm6R9gIvDg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPuQ-ySRsW8

And here's one with Woods getting stuck on the rock. :O)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ukK-tAnrY

~Richard & Melissa~
So_Calif_Rubi

SDMF
06-15-2008, 05:01 PM
sweet, cool vids! Thanks for taking the time to put them up.

The first one was about the 4th time I tried to make it up that ledge and I was trying to bump it up - but it looks like I ended up way too heavy on the throttle. I'm lucky I didn't break something with that wheel hop.

SDMF
06-15-2008, 05:02 PM
by the way, this ledge really shows what you can do in a stock rubi, awesome man!

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb4.jpg

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 06:43 PM
by the way, this ledge really shows what you can do in a stock rubi, awesome man!

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/SmallClimb4.jpg

Thanks man, i feel all warm and fuzzy inside

RotorHead
06-15-2008, 06:48 PM
Looks like big fun. Thanks for the pictures. :beer:

so_calif_rubi
06-15-2008, 06:50 PM
That's the best picture of our Jeep crawling....so far.....hehehe
It looks like we're hanging off a cliff........:bounce:
Melissa

-T-
06-15-2008, 09:13 PM
Looks like you all had a blast! My daughter even smiled because she saw her buddy hangin in the back of Woods Jeep :)

Rollbar13
06-15-2008, 11:01 PM
I need rock rails, a lift, and some other mods before I even think about doing that run...

dayton1999
06-16-2008, 10:26 AM
This sums it all up:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock8.jpg

Best picture of the lot! Brandon hanging out in the back... lovin' life!

dayton1999
06-16-2008, 10:27 AM
Oh yeah, We didn't get home until after 11pm last night, so this morning I woke up and found this on my JEEP!!!!!!!!!!

Did anyone lose this big dent and rip and want it back???
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BattleScar1.jpg

:)


~Richard & Melissa~
So_Calif_Rubi

Rip and dent with the paper plate... f'ing awesome. :grinpimp: You're the man.

-T-
06-16-2008, 10:33 AM
Brandon is definately a little Jeeper in the making :D though his sister seems to be right behind him.

Woods
06-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Great run. We really covered some ground on this one. Thanks for the tour and all your hospitality, Hundy.

I'll get some pics and vids up as soon as I get a few minutes. Maybe this evening.

J, you still married?

Brandon is definitely a little Jeeper in the making :D though his sister seems to be right behind him.

Brandon loves wheelin, but Ella was the only one that hung with me on Jack Hammer. I wonder if anybody younger than 7 months has done the hammers?

Did anybody else see Extreme 4x4 yesterday? They did a race called King of the Hammers. :smokin:

:beer:

SDMF
06-16-2008, 02:55 PM
Yeah, I was in the dog house when I got home, but what else is new. haha.

Alec W
06-16-2008, 02:55 PM
Looks like a lot of fun. Cool pics :smokin:

100dollarman
06-16-2008, 02:55 PM
Great run. We really covered some ground on this one. Thanks for the tour and all your hospitality, Hundy.

I'll get some pics and vids up as soon as I get a few minutes. Maybe this evening.

J, you still married?



Brandon loves wheelin, but Ella was the only one that hung with me on Jack Hammer. I wonder if anybody younger than 7 months has done the hammers?

Did anybody else see Extreme 4x4 yesterday? They did a race called King of the Hammers. :smokin:


:beer:


Like I said before- what a great run and great group we had! You guys are welcome here anytime!

I was wondering if J is homeless now or not! (he got home a teensy bit late)

Thanks everyone for the pics and vids!:bounce:

Between me babysitting with the ring of fire, and babies on JackHammer, I hope no one calls CPS!!!:devil::innocent::devil::innocent:

PUDDLZ
06-16-2008, 03:11 PM
This sums it all up:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/Lucern%20Valley%20June%2014%2008/BretOnRock8.jpg

Best picture of the lot! Brandon hanging out in the back... lovin' life!

LIL WOODS always the LIFE of the trip :idea::bounce2:

dayton1999
06-16-2008, 03:57 PM
And....my modified shock....haha. sh!t happens. Thats the second rear shock I have killed.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/whitehouse78/061508-11.jpg

Uhm, I think I need to get me some Rancho stock with as hard as you drive... :grinpimp: What happened? Did you slide off a rock?

Rollbar13
06-16-2008, 04:41 PM
yeah J's in so much trouble all he can talk about is going out and doing another hard trail where he'll probably break something else!!!!

100dollarman
06-16-2008, 07:53 PM
yeah J's in so much trouble all he can talk about is going out and doing another hard trail where he'll probably break something else!!!!


You dont need shocks- they just limit your travel anyways!

Jason- your wife must be SUPER COOL to let you go wheelin on the 28th.:innocent:

(show this to her if it will help)

:grinpimp:

SDMF
06-16-2008, 07:54 PM
yeah J's in so much trouble all he can talk about is going out and doing another hard trail where he'll probably break something else!!!!

shut your pie hole. :thefinger::thefinger:

SDMF
06-16-2008, 07:56 PM
Uhm, I think I need to get me some Rancho stock with as hard as you drive... :grinpimp: What happened? Did you slide off a rock?

I got wedged in a bit trying to climb that ledge on jackhammer and did that backing up. :devil:

I think I may run it smashed up till it starts blowing oil, and then I may get some fox shocks....we'll see.

SDMF
06-16-2008, 07:57 PM
You dont need shocks- they just limit your travel anyways!

Jason- your wife must be SUPER COOL to let you go wheelin on the 28th.:innocent:

(show this to her if it will help)

:grinpimp:

Yeah, my wife is very understanding...as long as I get home close to around the time I tell her. :mr-t::innocent:

Rollbar13
06-16-2008, 08:32 PM
I will not shut my pie hole, as I will be right there with you getting in trouble on the 28th!!!

Woods
06-16-2008, 11:21 PM
Here's one that I had to get posted. More to follow tomorrow.

My lil girl on Jack Hammer

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2189/minidsc5768mo4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

SDMF
06-17-2008, 11:21 AM
Hey Woods, how about getting some video up of the sand dunes! :thefinger:

dayton1999
06-17-2008, 11:39 AM
Here's one that I had to get posted. More to follow tomorrow.

My lil girl on Jack Hammer

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2189/minidsc5768mo4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Way too cool... she's just chillin' Not realizing that Daddy's doin' a trail that makes grown men cry... :)

dayton1999
06-17-2008, 11:40 AM
I got wedged in a bit trying to climb that ledge on jackhammer and did that backing up. :devil:

I think I may run it smashed up till it starts blowing oil, and then I may get some fox shocks....we'll see.

Fox? Just make sure you don't back up anymore. :thefinger:

Woods
06-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Way too cool... she's just chillin' Not realizing that Daddy's doin' a trail that makes grown men cry... :)

Oh, she knows. She's just that tuff. Shoot, she'll crap in her pants and not even flinch. She doesn't even tell us. She just lets us figure it out on our own. That's just plain mean. And that's my girl. :innocent:

Woods
06-17-2008, 06:12 PM
Hey Woods, how about getting some video up of the sand dunes! :thefinger:

If I'm not try'in I'm die'in.

Here are some pics to hold you over. PICS (http://www.brettandjillianwoods.com/giantrock08/index.html)

scrogg
06-17-2008, 06:28 PM
That slide show from the link is pretty cool. What is the all rock terrain that ya'll was driving on? Is that the Jackhammer? Looks like it could be pretty cool to play on.

100dollarman
06-17-2008, 06:37 PM
If I'm not try'in I'm die'in.

Here are some pics to hold you over. PICS (http://www.brettandjillianwoods.com/giantrock08/index.html)


Wow you got some great pics on your camera!

You couldnt have picked a better soundtrack for that day!:smokin:

100dollarman
06-17-2008, 06:48 PM
That slide show from the link is pretty cool. What is the all rock terrain that ya'll was driving on? Is that the Jackhammer? Looks like it could be pretty cool to play on.


Yes, Jack Hammer, and surrounding areas.:bounce: Some pretty challenging stuff! FUN!!!

Woods
06-17-2008, 07:05 PM
Wow you got some great pics on your camera!

One word, Michelle. ;)

-T-
06-17-2008, 08:41 PM
If I'm not try'in I'm die'in.

Here are some pics to hold you over. PICS (http://www.brettandjillianwoods.com/giantrock08/index.html)

If I can say it - holy ****! Cool pics, you guys rock!

scrogg
06-17-2008, 09:11 PM
How far away are any of you guys from Oceanside? I have family that lives there and I'm sure I'll be there sometime this summer/fall. If by chance someone was planning to go out and if I wouldn't be imposing, I'd hope to be able to hook up with ya'll when I come down.

Woods
06-17-2008, 09:56 PM
How far away are any of you guys from Oceanside? I have family that lives there and I'm sure I'll be there sometime this summer/fall. If by chance someone was planning to go out and if I wouldn't be imposing, I'd hope to be able to hook up with ya'll when I come down.

Oceanside?

Bout 40 minutes from me.

Bout 25 minutes from SDMF.

And about 2 hours away from where all the action is (Hundy Home).

We'll hook a brutha up :massey:

100dollarman
06-17-2008, 10:05 PM
How far away are any of you guys from Oceanside? I have family that lives there and I'm sure I'll be there sometime this summer/fall. If by chance someone was planning to go out and if I wouldn't be imposing, I'd hope to be able to hook up with ya'll when I come down.

Scrogg-- The Hundy Compound is about 2 1/2 hrs from Oceanside (out in the desert), but many of the socal'ers are close to Oceanside. Many of us will wheel' at the drop of a hat, so let us know when you are gonna be in town.

:beer::beer::beer:

SDMF
06-17-2008, 11:34 PM
Wow, those pics look friggin great man! I love the last one at giant rock, our jeeps look like toys. :beer:

YmansJK
06-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Wow looked like to much fun. Ok so where is Hundy's secret waterfall so I can go climb it. Great driving by richard, really worked that stock Rubi. That first part of Jack is fun. I did that a month ago before I started Sledge but turned around and went home with my ego before it got broken. Looking forward to John Bull.

SDMF
06-18-2008, 10:45 AM
Wow looked like to much fun. Ok so where is Hundy's secret waterfall so I can go climb it. Great driving by richard, really worked that stock Rubi. That first part of Jack is fun. I did that a month ago before I started Sledge but turned around and went home with my ego before it got broken. Looking forward to John Bull.

You're right, that first part of Jack is a lot of fun...I'm wanting to go to sledge with Hundy. But I think I want to be on 37's first.

YmansJK
06-19-2008, 09:36 AM
35's and 4" lift will do. You guys where right by it. within 100 yards

beer:30
06-19-2008, 12:27 PM
its cool to see jeeps on all the trails i grew up riding.
i know exactly where that huge rock is, we always camp right near there at that huge rock face. we call that area couger butte.
i really need to meet up you guys for another run up there. dang that looks like fun.

i'd like to see someone climb that sandy rocky hillclimb at soggy dry lake!
:beer:

beer:30
06-19-2008, 12:35 PM
i take that back, looking at the slideshow i can see thats a different area.
:shaking:
i still want to go there though

SDMF
06-19-2008, 02:41 PM
35's and 4" lift will do. You guys where right by it. within 100 yards

Yeah, we drove right by it, but not everyone in our group was built up for it.

100dollarman
06-19-2008, 05:50 PM
its cool to see jeeps on all the trails i grew up riding.
i know exactly where that huge rock is, we always camp right near there at that huge rock face. we call that area couger butte.
i really need to meet up you guys for another run up there. dang that looks like fun.

i'd like to see someone climb that sandy rocky hillclimb at soggy dry lake!
:beer:


You are correct in the pics are not Cougar Buttes. But CB is actually closer to the Hundy Compound! CB is about 10miles away, and Sledge is about 25miles. But there is some cool rockcrawlin at CB too! We'll have to do a trip there when it cools down a bit.

Funny Cougar Buttes story-
Way back in the first week I got the Rubi (Dec 06 before any mods) we took it out to CB. There was a rockcrawl competition and lots of jeeps, etc out there. I spotted 4 or 5 TJs, CJs, Yj in a line 4x4 'n. So I followed with them for awhile until they came to a waterfall none of them could dlimb- I asked them to move out the way a bit- they were all snickering kinda like "yeah, right" like that new 4 door "notaJeep" is going to have a chance! Well I pulled up to it, locked font and rear, and proceeded to just about tear my front bumper off because it was so steep. They were trying to tell me to back down. Anyone who knows me knows that I dont give up THAT easy! Well up and over I went. That was probably the first time any of those guys had seen a new JK. Probably a few of them are owners by now!

But the best part was the 'leader' of their pack's 9 yr old (guessing) little girl, while everyone is out of their Jeeps watching, yells REALLY loud "DADDY-- THAT RUBICON MADE IT EASY AND YOU COULDNT MAKE IT!"

haha! I like all Jeeps, but that day was the first of many that showed the 'non-believers' what the JK is capable of.

just a little story by HUNDY...

Valiant
06-19-2008, 06:58 PM
Had a GREAT run yesterday!!!

SDMF, socalrubi, WOODS, Hundy, BILLY and all our crew headed out at 9am and didnt get bck to base camp till 9:30pm! Then SDMF and socalrubi drove home! So it was a good long day of wheelin'. I think we covered about 130 miles.

Headed to the butte in JV, to Buffalo springs (where we played with a Rattlesnake!), to the bomb holes at Means drylake, to the sand dunes and cyns of the Sledgehammer area. We did the first section of the "Jackhammer" trail. GNARLY!!! there is a waterfall there that is insane! My camera was being a ***** all day so I dont have many good shots- hopefully the guys will post up some pics. From JH we hit the big sand dunes which were a BLAST!!!. Then headed towards Giant Rock. On the way we played on a very tall hairy dune where the SC Rubi kicked ass!!!:thefinger: Then over to Giant Rock for some lunch. Then to the Integretron (weird alien building), then up to Pioneere Town for some cool sodas.:bounce:

Shot over to the top of Rattlesnake cyn and down towards the desert with a side trip into the top secret "Hundy" cyn and the imfamous waterfall there. I was totally impressed with everyones Rubicons and the drivers cajones!!! Every one made it. AWESOME! My TJ friends cannot make it.

What a Fantastic day! We had a good crew yesterday:bounce: Thanks to everyone who showed up! It was great meeting Socalrubi (Richard and Melissa).



I didnt get alot of great pics, but hopefully the others will post some.

:thefinger::thefinger::thefinger:
Thanks Hundy for the killer weekend!!! All carnage aside, It was great to wheel with you guys again. It was cool to see what your Rubi's could do. even straight out of the box they are great 4X4s. I'll wheel with any of you any time! And as always I'll bring the Hi-lift.
Billy

so_calif_rubi
06-19-2008, 07:04 PM
oh my god ,Hundy that is a cool story,thats just like i felt when i climbed that water fall place you showed us. i felt very good inside and was proud of my jk.

Valiant
06-19-2008, 07:13 PM
Good video for such a small camera. must be a good one though. I really apreciate you guys helping me try to get up Hundys hidin waterfall. Thats some off-road dedication right there. I was sooo impressed that Richard made it up that. Those Rubi's are Awesome!

so_calif_rubi
06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Hey Billy! Welcome to the site! :D I hope we get to wheel with you again soon. You totally impressed us with your driving and your little Toyota. :bounce:
~Richard & Melissa~

Valiant
06-19-2008, 07:46 PM
And Thank you Richard and Mellisa for the friendly welcome. Last tuesday i got paid to wheel around your area a little. There is a cell site i did work at near the Vista Grande ranger station. I had to meet with a city inspector at 8am to have my work signed off but he called and said he'd be there around 2pm so i wheeled around till then. beautiful area you guys live in. Even caught and released a huge gopher snake, Hope to see you soon. Billy

SDMF
06-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Hey Billy, It was cool meeting you. I can honestly say I have never seen a person pick up a rattlesnake in the wild, you got a huge set of cajones!

100dollarman
06-19-2008, 08:23 PM
Hey Billy- welcome to the forum:thefinger:

You can come wheelin' with us anytime!!!:beer:

Valiant
06-19-2008, 08:39 PM
Nice meeting you too Jason. Your jeep is pretty insane! Let me know where and when...I'll be there.
Cheers:beer:

Valiant
06-19-2008, 08:44 PM
I need to find a new off-road shop. i called 4wheel parts in burbank to talk about lockers and the guy said if i only do it on the weekends i dont really need em. then he said all i need are better tires.
i hung up on him

:shaking:

so_calif_rubi
06-19-2008, 09:23 PM
LOL Billy...maybe that guy works part time at Radio Shack or McDonalds lol....he obviously doesn't know the kind of trails we do. And what does that mean, anyway...serious 4X4ing only goes on Mon-Fri?? Richard said to try All Pro Off Road on Palm Ave in Hemet. Here's there web site www.allprooffroad.com I know it's not close to you, but they are Toyota specialists. Or maybe 4West in Colton.

We love it up here. It's soooo beautiful and when it was 110 down the hill today it was only in the high 90s up here :grinpimp: I haven't seen any snakes around here yet. :O( I also think that was so cool when you picked up that rattler....you were like the Crock Hunter!

We're really looking forward to Gold Mtn and John Bull on the 28th. You're coming, right?? :D

Hope to see you soon!
~Richard & Melissa~

SDMF
06-19-2008, 09:32 PM
I need to find a new off-road shop. i called 4wheel parts in burbank to talk about lockers and the guy said if i only do it on the weekends i dont really need em. then he said all i need are better tires.
i hung up on him

:shaking:

That guy was obviously a moron. Everyone can benefit from a locker, imho. It would be awesome to get a locker in the rear.

As for runs...John Bull may be a bit rough on your truck, you'd screw the rockers all up. what do you think Mark?

so_calif_rubi
06-19-2008, 09:52 PM
ive never done JB but iam hearing peeps are doing it with out locker,not sure about sliders,(but with a good spotter) ? i got a freind with a lifted Toyota pu who wants to fellow us up JB,i told him he'll get lots of damaged to rockers ,he may not go now ,but he may go as far as he can when turn back.or what ever ?

SDMF
06-19-2008, 10:06 PM
do a quick search on "john bull trail" on youtube. :grinpimp:

so_calif_rubi
06-19-2008, 10:07 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/RicahrdonJKOwners.jpg

100dollarman
06-19-2008, 10:17 PM
JB would be tough for Billy...but he's a STUD! I say 'lunchbox' locker in the rear and some 33" tires.

A Jeep on 33s and no lockers will have a tough time. 35s are better. Jeep with 33s and lockers is still a challenge. But do-able.

JB is funny, too... in that sometimes its easy/tougher. Hopefuly it'll be on the tougher side!!!:bounce:

Woods
06-21-2008, 10:17 AM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/RicahrdonJKOwners.jpg

Classic :smokin:

Woods
06-21-2008, 10:20 AM
Satellite pic looking up Hundy's Waterfall:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5720/minihundywaterfallpj5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

100dollarman
06-21-2008, 02:46 PM
Cool shot of the waterfall!

Dont give up the locale!

SDMF
06-21-2008, 04:02 PM
You know, I did the same thing when I got home. Browsed around on google earth until I found it and put a push pin in it.

MarcM
06-21-2008, 05:40 PM
That looks like it was a great time. One of these days when I do not have to work 16 hours on a Saturday, I can meet up with you guys.

Valiant
06-22-2008, 02:09 PM
ive never done JB but iam hearing peeps are doing it with out locker,not sure about sliders,(but with a good spotter) ? i got a freind with a lifted Toyota pu who wants to fellow us up JB,i told him he'll get lots of damaged to rockers ,he may not go now ,but he may go as far as he can when turn back.or what ever ?

I want to go really bad but if its as bad as jackhammer then i shouldn't. I'm going to put a lock-right in this week and that will help. I think with a locker in the rear i should be able to follow Richards line. I was reading John Bull TR's on the "early broncos" board and they say their trying to get permission to make JB HARDER...WTF. And the Youtube videos are deceiving too. I saw stock Jeeps cruising right through easy sections and built rigs trying to get over boulders the size of VW Bugs. So I think i can do it with a spotter. I don't mind rocker damage and I'd rather get winched up a really tough section than damage my drive train but if it turns into a constant team effort to get me through it it won't be fun for any of us. They say it's the toughest trail in Big bear so it's got me a little nervous.
Cheers :beer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LG3XxidVxo&feature=related

100dollarman
06-22-2008, 10:55 PM
I want to go really bad but if its as bad as jackhammer then i shouldn't. I'm going to put a lock-right in this week and that will help. I think with a locker in the rear i should be able to follow Richards line. I was reading John Bull TR's on the "early broncos" board and they say their trying to get permission to make JB HARDER...WTF. And the Youtube videos are deceiving too. I saw stock Jeeps cruising right through easy sections and built rigs trying to get over boulders the size of VW Bugs. So I think i can do it with a spotter. I don't mind rocker damage and I'd rather get winched up a really tough section than damage my drive train but if it turns into a constant team effort to get me through it it won't be fun for any of us. They say it's the toughest trail in Big bear so it's got me a little nervous.
Cheers :beer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LG3XxidVxo&feature=related


Billy- I am glad to hear you are getting a lock-rite. It'll make a world of difference. Dont listen to the guys who say dont do it.:thefinger: I think it is your wisest purchase! I think next should a a small lift, some trimming if needed, and some 33"s. Gears?

Valiant
06-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Yeah true, those things will help but i need to try and maintain a balance between daily driver and capable wheeler. I was reading about changing gears in the t-case instead of the diff. that sounds alot better. i do alot of long distance driving. What do you think of just changing the 4 lo gears?

100dollarman
06-22-2008, 11:06 PM
Hey B-- I have a email notice that you posted on the 100$ thread earlier today, but it is not on the thread. Did you delete? Or is it there? It was about the 3 axle CJ7.

Valiant
06-22-2008, 11:10 PM
Hey B-- I have a email notice that you posted on the 100$ thread earlier today, but it is not on the thread. Did you delete? Or is it there? It was about the 3 axle CJ7.
Yeah i think so. somebody asked what it was so i thought id reply but i dont really know how to work these boards. this is my first time.

Woods
06-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Cool shot of the waterfall!

Dont give up the locale!

RU kidding me? I'm going to start offering tours. I figure it's worth $100 a trip. I figure once in the creek bed, that I can blind fold them and have them get to the waterfall by brail. ;)

Valiant
06-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Well I got my locker today. Only $250. not bad. I know I could put it in myself but they only charge $250 to put it in so I went with that. The kid behind the counter said he did JB AND Holcomb in a stock YJ with open diffs and 31" tires and didn't have to many problems once he got past the gatekeeper. He said he dented his oil pan, thats it. I can't wait to do this run. Do we know that it's open?

SDMF
06-23-2008, 11:45 AM
Well I got my locker today. Only $250. not bad. I know I could put it in myself but they only charge $250 to put it in so I went with that. The kid behind the counter said he did JB AND Holcomb in a stock YJ with open diffs and 31" tires and didn't have to many problems once he got past the gatekeeper. He said he dented his oil pan, thats it. I can't wait to do this run. Do we know that it's open?

Yes, they are open. Congrats on the locker. :beer::beer: