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Peak Putters - Birthday Run (March 2012)

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Peak Putters - Birthday Run (March 2012)

Postby iaccocca » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:42 pm

Today we had the Birthday run to Nasty Creek. I think it is safe to say that everyone had one of these moments (just add snow.) :-)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZDV3fvaXM[/youtube]
I’ll post a run report quickly so others can share their stories from their place in the pack, and more importantly, their pictures. Not much from me on that, camera died… really keep your electronics away from me right now.

Most of us met up at the Benton City Conoco to caravan up. We met up with Roy in the Tampico parking lot. We aired down, unloaded, etc. at about 9:40 AM.
Out of the Nasty Creek parking lot to snow (ice) pretty uneventful until the first consistently interesting hill climb. Roy and Rich took two different lines and made it look a little slick towards the top, so most us took the opportunity to drop more air. Everyone used their particular skill set / equipment to make the top. Then George (2-door JK on 35â€
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Postby OldGreen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:38 am

We had a really good time. I don't think anyone except the yellow CJ escaped recovery entirely. I did forget entirely to get gas. Hope I make it out of the driveway. :lol:

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Postby messge80 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:53 am

We had a really good time, looking forward to the next run! My girlfriend took these pictures from the day and one video of the worst hillclimb:

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Postby Grumpy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:58 am

:saddd:
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-By driving a Scout, you my friend have recycled, which is more than those pansy Prius owners can say.
-I love driving a piece of history that was nearly lost.

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Postby OldGreen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:11 am

Why the sad face?

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Postby TJDave » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:14 am

Grumpy wrote::saddd:


I second that!

:( :(
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Postby Grumpy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 am

OldGreen wrote:Why the sad face?



Because the Scout is sitting by the house nowhere close to being ready to join in on the fun :fi
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-By driving a Scout, you my friend have recycled, which is more than those pansy Prius owners can say.

-I love driving a piece of history that was nearly lost.

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Postby OldGreen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:36 am

I felt that pain....so I bought an XJ!!!!
Really looking forward to David's pics. That camera is badass.

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Postby commando14 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:40 am

OldGreen wrote:Really looking forward to David's pics. That camera is badass.


Will get some pics up soon... they didn't come out as clear as usual this time, a little off focus on a lot of the pics, I just checked my camera and I accidentally had it on the "close-up" setting :banghead

It's a Canon Rebel XS... which is one of the cheaper SLR camera's you can buy but it still works great as compared to the regular point and shoot digital cameras. After going through several of ~$100 point and shoots I decided to get an SLR and am really glad I did.. it's amazing how much better the pics look and how fast it takes pictures. It has all kinds of fancy settings that I have no idea how to work, I usually just leave it on the "Automatic" setting and it works great.

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Postby Livin4Today » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:37 pm

Ok, I had SOOO much fun and felt so bad that Tara and the dogs didn't get to go we drug her TJ up and are heading up to see if we can get to where you guys turned around. So if nobody hears from us by say tomorrow, send search and rescue...
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Postby commando14 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:06 pm

Had a blast, another great day of wheeling. Lee, I think the birthday run needs to be another one of our annual runs :D

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Postby OldGreen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:13 pm

I'm pretty sure that my new desktop picture is in there somewhere. :lol:

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Postby TJDave » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:47 pm

Great pictures Dave!, as usual.

Wish I could of made it. :(
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Postby commando14 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:27 pm

I uploaded all 93 pics in full size and resolution to Picasa, so if anyone wants to grab pics for desktop backgrounds you can get them here. Select a pic and click the Download Photo option.

https://picasaweb.google.com/104651205719916967212/NastyCreek3312?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLOcxvuh8rTb0wE&feat=directlink#

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Postby Livin4Today » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:26 pm

We made it! To the top with only a couple of winchings... Mind you the meltdown was intense and the snow was a completely different kind today. Tara & I made it to the top where you guys turned around (yes we got a few pics as proof) and back down. Just got home and will have to go through the phones to check pics...http://www.livin4today.com/?page_id=28&wppa-album=25&wppa-slide&wppa-occur=1
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Postby Danny » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:04 pm

OK, I'm jellyous. You guys are definitely more fun then me right now. Been on Kauai since Thursday and all we've had is rain. Rivers are all flooded and chickens are running for their lives. Been trying to catch one for dinner with no success so far.

Winter weather forecast is for more rain and flooding. Last night we had thunder and lightening with rain....ALL NIGHT. Rained so much today we couldn't see to drive.

Enjoying a stiff drink right now....ok, well, a few then. Will try to put up a few pics soon.
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Postby Danny » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:36 am

So, since we've been here, 4 days, it's rained over 4 inches. The only day we've seen the sun was Friday.

Here's a couple pics. Hope this lets up b 4 we leave next Monday.

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Postby TJDave » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 am

Wow! Rained out during a Hawaiian vacation. Sorry to hear about that. I have been reading about the flash floods over there.

I hope the Rain God's are sleeping when we are there.
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Postby Danny » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:58 am

Our time on Oahu was pretty good. Definitely not the best island. We're on Kauai for 10 days. So far we've only seen the sun one day. Where are you planning on going, Dave? I have a ton of good pictures and information on Pearl Harbor you can have if you would like to give your daughter a short lesson before getting there.
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Postby OldGreen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:20 pm

HiJackers!!!!

Danny's gonna be snow wheelin' O'mankumonIwanalaya in his rented JK any day now. . .

I would like to reiterate how much fun I had on this run.

One thing that is not lost on me is that people that don't know you automatically assume that you are a Noobie if you drive a stock looking rig. I may have to figure out how to make that work to my advantage. . . :lol:

I will say that Orville was a little out of his element in this particular snow. . .

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Postby iaccocca » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:16 pm

OldGreen wrote:
One thing that is not lost on me is that people that don't know you automatically assume that you are a Noobie if you drive a stock looking rig. I may have to figure out how to make that work to my advantage. . . :lol:



I think you need a disguise to make it work toward your advantage...

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Postby Grumpy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:39 pm

Amazon has everything... :mdr
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-By driving a Scout, you my friend have recycled, which is more than those pansy Prius owners can say.

-I love driving a piece of history that was nearly lost.

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Postby OldGreen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:26 pm

In.

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Postby OldGreen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:42 pm

In.

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Postby iaccocca » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:44 pm

OldGreen wrote:In. Did I mention that?
Okay, we're a little crazy to have a Jeep for a daily driver. But if we go off our meds, we might wind up in a Prius.

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