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News Listings for September 2010

09/30/10
07:41 PM

jds's Product, AMC20 Axel shafts, one piece, has been updated.

09/30/10
07:37 PM

jds's Product, AMD20 Axel shafts, one piece, has been updated.

09/30/10
07:36 PM

jds's Product, AMD20 Axel shafts, one piece, has been updated.

09/30/10
07:35 PM

jds's Product, AMD20 Axel shafts, one piece, has been updated.

09/29/10
08:43 PM

Maverick has added a new video called, Crawling Boulder Field on Sledgehammer. Please note that it may take up to an hour for the video to appear. Click here to go to the Video Library.

09/29/10
06:04 PM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/29/10
10:47 AM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/29/10
12:08 AM

Maverick has added a new video called, Maverick at Sledgehammer. Please note that it may take up to an hour for the video to appear. Click here to go to the Video Library.

09/28/10
11:56 PM

Maverick has added photos to the Maverick crawling Sledgehammer album.

09/28/10
08:48 PM

Steelman's Product, 15'X8" Black Steel Wheels, has been updated.

09/28/10
11:15 AM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/27/10
10:59 PM

Jeepfrog has updated the Colorado Picture Night event.

09/27/10
10:49 PM

Jeepfrog has created the Colorado Picture Night event.

09/25/10
09:06 PM

Charlie's Rig, 4Runner Family Truckster, has been updated.

09/20/10
02:32 PM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/20/10
02:02 PM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/20/10
11:16 AM
posted by X Man


I want to share something I learned the hard way last week. 


You do not want to disconnect your battery just before getting a smog check.  It resets the computer.  My Jeep failed because there wasn't enough history on the computer.  I was told I needed to drive 50-100 miles before it would pass for no engine codes. 


Just something to be aware of for those of us that work on our rigs and/or don't use it as a daily driver.


Scott

09/19/10
09:17 PM

Maverick II's Rig, Rockit, has been updated.

09/19/10
09:14 PM

Maverick II's Rig, Rockit, has been updated.

09/18/10
07:33 PM

RM has added photos to the Sand Sculpting @ Dana Point album.

09/18/10
07:31 PM

RM has added photos to the Sand Sculpting @ Dana Point album.

09/18/10
07:27 PM

RM has added photos to the Sand Sculpting @ Dana Point album.

09/18/10
03:15 PM

Little Rubi Can's Rig, Litl Rubi, has been updated.

09/18/10
03:03 PM

Little Rubi Can's Rig, Litl Rubi, has been updated.

09/16/10
10:43 PM
posted by Scotch


A small bug was fixed for the guest trek/gathering approval/denial.

The news main page has been revamped to show the news contents themselves on the page.  You can still go to the detail page to see the individual news item (ie from the homepage or emails), but if you want to see all the news items its nice and convenient from the main news page now!

Have fun on the moonlight trek!
09/16/10
09:15 PM

The Moonlite Run event is coming up!

09/16/10
06:45 PM

fuelrod has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/16/10
06:45 PM

fuelrod has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/16/10
06:43 PM

fuelrod has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/16/10
09:30 AM
09/12/10
07:40 PM

Maverick has added photos to the Maverick's CJ-7 Rebuild album.

09/12/10
04:12 PM

Scotch's Rig, Vader, has been updated.

09/12/10
09:21 AM

fuelrod has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/12/10
07:44 AM

RM has added photos to the AOE Opening album.

09/12/10
07:42 AM

RM has added photos to the AOE Opening album.

09/12/10
07:39 AM

RM has added photos to the AOE Opening album.

09/09/10
08:38 PM

Scotch's Rig, Vader, has been updated.

09/09/10
07:19 PM

fuelrod has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/09/10
03:04 PM
09/09/10
02:21 PM
09/09/10
02:19 PM

Scotch has updated the Kids on Public Lands Big Bear Discovery Center event.

09/09/10
01:47 PM

Black Widow has updated the Superstition Mountain event.

09/08/10
09:57 AM

RM has created the Score Baja 1000 event.

09/08/10
09:52 AM

RM has created the Surf N Turf event.

09/07/10
03:05 PM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.

09/07/10
08:07 AM

RKR's Rig, Redrocker, has been updated.

09/06/10
10:35 PM
posted by Scotch


Decided to beat the heat and pass on the Anza trip (looked fun tho!), and went up to Big Bear (75degress or so..very nice).  Met a few friends (4 jeeps total) up there and the decision was made to hit a trail in Arrowhead.  Didn't know what I was in for, figured just a scenic trail with great views and some fun spots...maybe even a chance to test out the new lockers....

As we hit the trailhead, there was a sign with some little black diamonds on it..didn't stop to ponder the significance of that...opps!  Then about 1/8th of a mile in, we hit our first big test!  Serious boulders, vertical climb...  Lots of spotting later we all made it.  That start of the trail was by far the hardest obstacle I have attempted!  Few stalls, but made it through without getting stuck.  Had the lockers on..but quickly realized having the front on while have to constantly change direction between boulders and steep embankments doesn't work!  Note to self..use fronts only when going in a straight line!

Pretty much the whole trail was vertical (up n down) and kept in low range.  I'm pretty sure there were 3 really tough spots..but all I can really remember is the first and LAST.

The last appears to be more of a dried up waterfall with sheer rock and boulders.  There was a ton of traffic backlog..some rhino's had gotten stuck, motorcycles flipping over...some real steel carnage!  There were really 3 sections to this obstacle, first a sheer rock face to get over, then crawling on top of boulders, and finally a tight switchback between the "cliff/hill' dropoff, a huge tree, and boulders.

Like the other hard obstacles..i went with rear lockers on (better safe than sorry), and would only use the front lockers as needed/per rock/rut.  Serious pucker factor but made it through, again a few stalls, but no damage, no reversing, not getting stuck!  That was by far the coup-de-grace of the trail, and way outa my league.

After that, there was one more cool obstacle where you went around a bend..and had to drive in a ditch/V so to speak... get too high on either side and you'd tip in.  Times like that I appreciate the wider stance of the JK!

Really an exciting trail, but honestly above my experience level.  More luck than competency... If I knew what I was getting into I probably would have decided to try it at some later date after I have a few more treks under my belt.

Asked our appointed trail boss what the name of it was...something called Dishpan he replied... when I got home I looked it up....expert black diamond...yikes!  I found this webpage about the trail itself:

http://www.myjeeprocks.com/reports/category/big-bear/dishpan_springs/

I have a few pictures..but we spent so much of our time checking our shorts and spotting, kinda forgot the history part!


09/06/10
08:01 PM

fuelrod has updated the Day Trip Coyote Canyon yip yip yip event.

09/06/10
07:58 PM

fuelrod has updated the Day Trip Coyote Canyon yip yip yip event.

09/06/10
07:34 PM

fuelrod has updated the Day Trip Coyote Canyon yip yip yip event.

09/06/10
09:19 AM

RM has added photos to the Rodriguez Canyon Road album.

09/06/10
09:19 AM

RM has added photos to the Rodriguez Canyon Road album.

09/06/10
09:16 AM

RM has added photos to the Rodriguez Canyon Road album.

09/06/10
09:14 AM

RM has added photos to the Rodriguez Canyon Road album.

09/06/10
09:11 AM

RM has added photos to the Rodriguez Canyon Road album.

09/05/10
08:53 PM

The Monthly Club Meeting event is coming up!

09/03/10
10:37 PM

Scotch has updated the Superstition Mountain event.

09/03/10
10:37 PM

Scotch has updated the Desert Splash! event.

09/03/10
10:37 PM

Scotch has updated the MOGFEST ! event.

09/03/10
10:36 PM

Scotch has updated the Anza Squeeze -Hrt'tack Hill event.

09/03/10
10:36 PM

Scotch has updated the Moonlite Run event.

09/03/10
10:32 PM
09/03/10
09:41 PM
09/03/10
07:46 PM
09/03/10
12:42 PM
09/03/10
08:14 AM
09/02/10
01:46 PM
09/02/10
11:48 AM

Scotch has updated the Ouray Colorado event.

09/01/10
08:34 PM
09/01/10
08:33 PM
09/01/10
06:33 PM
09/01/10
05:48 PM

Charlie has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.