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Antman
08-08-2006, 06:22 PM
Saturday August 12, 2006. Meet at the Chevron in Heber at 8:30am. Pull out at 9am for the Crack's. or camp Friday and Saturday if you want.
Contact Antman at 602 525 5199 (Cell)

desertdawg
08-08-2006, 06:45 PM
Holy Cow! I should be able to make this one! :) I'll let you know for sure in a day or two.

nomad
08-08-2006, 09:23 PM
How long is the Cracks trail. all day, half day.

ijestares
08-09-2006, 03:01 AM
Been waiting for this one!!!! Have to talk to the little laddy but I should be able to go!!! Ill get back to you like D-Dawg, in a day or so:D

Blkruby
08-09-2006, 05:51 AM
How long is the Cracks trail. all day, half day.
It can be an all day run or a half day run it just depends on what you want to run.:cool:

Blkruby
08-09-2006, 05:54 AM
Holy Cow! I should be able to make this one! :) I'll let you know for sure in a day or two.

Mike I hope you can finally make it.You've been saying your'e going to come up for over a year now.:eek: Looking forward to seeing you there.:rolleyes:

ijestares
08-09-2006, 01:47 PM
WHAT TIME SHOULD I LEAVE FROM NORTH 75TH AVE AND THE 101 TO GET THERE ON TIME? WHAT DAY IS THE RUN FRI. OR SAT.? WHAT ABOUT CAMPING AND WHERE? :confused:

katvans
08-09-2006, 02:27 PM
I plan on leaving for the Cracks about noon on Friday, will be hauling a camper and towing the jeep. The plan is to camp Friday and Saturday night at the trailhead.

I will leave from Cave Creek go the back way to Fountain Hills and hit the Beeline at the casino. Anyone who doesn't know the way or just wants to travel with me is welcome. Just PM me.

Rick Beers put new tires on my trailer this morning, he told me he plans on going and I think he plans to do the Cracks on his mountain bike. It could be worth going just to see that. :D :rolleyes:

Antman
08-09-2006, 02:31 PM
I plan on leaving for the Cracks about noon on Friday, will be hauling a camper and towing the jeep. The plan is to camp Friday and Saturday night at the trailhead.

I will leave from Cave Creek go the back way to Fountain Hills and hit the Beeline at the casino. Anyone who doesn't know the way or just wants to travel with me is welcome. Just PM me.

Rick Beers put new tires on my trailer this morning, he told me he plans on going and I think he plans to do the Cracks on his mountain bike. It could be worth going just to see that. :D :rolleyes:

Rick on a mountain bike? I got to see this! :D

I'll be camping also Rich. Heading out there about noon on Friday to warm a place up for you. :D

desertdawg
08-09-2006, 02:40 PM
Mike I hope you can finally make it.You've been saying your'e going to come up for over a year now.:eek: Looking forward to seeing you there.:rolleyes:

Well Cliff, I'm a definite as long as there's no more serial whatever's happening in Mesa.

My wife and I are staying at a friend's cabin somewhere between Payson and Heber Friday night. So I'll meet you all in Heber Saturday morning.

Looking forward to wheeling with you guys again. It's been too long.:)

fatbob309
08-09-2006, 03:00 PM
Where are people camping? Im trying to talk a friend out of fishing and into wheeling.

Antman
08-09-2006, 03:45 PM
Where are people camping? Im trying to talk a friend out of fishing and into wheeling.

At the Crack's.

T.C.'S TOY
08-09-2006, 07:45 PM
I will be having breakfast at the Rim Cafe on 260 in Heber at 7:30 anybody wants to join me that would be fine then at 8:30 on to the Chevron station in Heber to top off and thats where everyone will meet to do the run ...pullout is at 9am sharp...........Thom (T.C.'s TOY) :)

glarson
08-09-2006, 08:52 PM
well guys would love to join you all, ive heard all about the cracks but unfortunatly the front locker in my xj just is not working correctly; so I will have to jion you all on the next trip, thanks for the invite.

katvans
08-10-2006, 11:10 AM
Well, the Crusher corners are finally on, the tail lites are back on and I even wired in the lic. plate lite. We will see how they work at the Cracks in the Snake Pit. They are kinda wide but if they keep stuff from coming into the jeep then my wife will be happy and a happy wife means...well, you know. :D :D

Nick says they look like tables so I guess I can eat lunch on them. Richard thought he was getting a new work bench :eek: when they came in so they have a lot of uses. Now I may have to get the PS front tubes.

Here are a few pics:

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6747&stc=1&d=1155229573

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6748&stc=1&d=1155229573

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6749&stc=1&d=1155229573

I'm not too good with a rattle can but they are just going to get messed up and need touch up anyway. This was not a good install to do by yourself and if I do the front, I'm sure I'll ask for help.

See you all at the Cracks :D

mingoglia
08-10-2006, 11:45 AM
Those look great!!! I especially like the 3 leds on the side of them that will pass (barely) for side marker lights. ;)

T.C.'S TOY
08-10-2006, 05:08 PM
Wait till you see my new corners........Thom (T.C.'S TOY):confused:

tyota
08-10-2006, 05:14 PM
:eek: :D :D

katvans
08-10-2006, 06:02 PM
Wait till you see my new corners........Thom (T.C.'S TOY):confused:

I think you only got one new corner on the left side. :D :D :D :rolleyes:

Blkruby
08-10-2006, 06:59 PM
They look great:) .But did you have to widen the garage door to get the jeep in:rolleyes:

T.C.'S TOY
08-10-2006, 08:25 PM
They really look good Rich..........Thom (T.C.'S TOY)

Antman
08-10-2006, 08:33 PM
Yea Rich, they look great! I got my axles and new hubs in, so I am good to go.:D C U tomorrow Rich!

fatbob309
08-11-2006, 10:02 AM
Not going to happen for me... Looks like I am going to be fishing and thats not a bad thing... Have fun and keep it rubber side down. :D

T.C.'S TOY
08-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Gonna do just that Bob,You have a good time.....Thom (T.C.'S TOY):)

T.C.'S TOY
08-11-2006, 04:07 PM
I sure would like to see some new people out there at the Cracks,it's a good Moab Utah type run.it can be made as hard as you want it and there are alot of go arounds if you don't want it,so fear not come on out and just watch or get involved and have some fun.......Thom (T.C.'S TOY):)

desertdawg
08-11-2006, 04:21 PM
Hey Thom how long does it take to get from Payson to Heber so I know what time to leave in the morning.

T.C.'S TOY
08-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Hey Thom how long does it take to get from Payson to Heber so I know what time to leave in the morning.

Id give it an hr Mike gonna have to look out for all the Elk near the highway,Donna and i are going to have breakfast at the rim cafe so we will move out of star valley at 06:30hrs

desertdawg
08-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Thanks Thom, I'll probably see you on the road or at the Rim Cafe. I'll be coming from the area of Christopher Creek. I'll Be on Channel 4.

Huck
08-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Rich,
Your rig has definitely evolved since we first ran Chicken point together. It looks good and you'll use those rear fender flares as a pivot point on our local trails. They'll be a fun tool to get to know. Enjoy yourself this weekend.

desertdawg
08-13-2006, 02:36 PM
I just got home from the Cracks. What a great weekend! Thanks to Bill and TC for setting up this run. You guys ROCK! I'll post some pics later.

desertdawg
08-13-2006, 05:47 PM
Here we are at the beginning of the trail on our way to Gate Rock.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6795&stc=1&d=1155511725
Cliff on the rocks
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6796&stc=1&d=1155511725
Rich getting a little air time.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6797&stc=1&d=1155511725
Mike the president of the club that wheels these cool 6 wheelers from Germany. Forgot the name of these things but they are cool!
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6798&stc=1&d=1155511725
Here comes Bill (Antman) through the Snake Pit.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6799&stc=1&d=1155511725
TC in the Pit.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6800&stc=1&d=1155511725
"Ahhhhh! It's just a flesh wound, nothing's gonna stop me from wheeling!" TC is one Hard Core Wheeler!
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6801&stc=1&d=1155511725
Rich not in the the Creek but in the Pit!
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6802&stc=1&d=1155511725
Here I come down into the pit. (My temp camera Beatch malfunctioned and I didn't get anymore pics)
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6803&stc=1&d=1155511725
This Toyota from another group got himself into a bind. I think his whole front axle shifted towards the passenger side when he dropped down into the pit. I think it took him about an hour to get out.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6804&stc=1&d=1155511725

desertdawg
08-13-2006, 06:00 PM
TC going through the Squeeze
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6806&stc=1&d=1155513187
Rich trying out his new fenders.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6807&stc=1&d=1155513187
Dan getting real close in the squeeze
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6808&stc=1&d=1155513187

I went through the squeeze, but the new temp camera beatch that I hired after firing the other one after the Snake pit, fell asleep on the job.:D So there's no pics of me going through the squeeze.:(

Oh well next time the wife (The OG camera Beatch) is not staying at the cabin drinking beer while I'm wheeling the Cracks!:)

ROKCRLR
08-13-2006, 06:40 PM
Looks like a fun trip!

Antman
08-13-2006, 09:18 PM
Some nice pictures Mike and thanks for coming up. We got lots of rain on Friday, but it cleared up enough Saturday to get the run in. TC drove all day with one hand! Mostly holding his injured limb out the window to keep from hitting it. The other Mike in the 6 wheel drive Pinz amazed us with his driving skills. Good wheeling and good company in the evening. The Toyota guy limped out with problems after help from Keith in the Sami and a couple others whose names I cant remember, I hope you fellows can come back again.
Ill try to post a few pics when I get back from my trip next weekend.

Thanks again everyone! :D

Blkruby
08-14-2006, 05:21 AM
Great Pics.Mike.Glad you finally made it up there.Hope you enjoyed it.I'll get those sticker's out to you in the morning.I'm sorry I wasn't on my game Sat.must have been to many beers Fri. night.Now you have to come back and do the north wall.

T.C.'S TOY
08-14-2006, 01:23 PM
It was fun everyone,Glad i could get to see everyone again.The rains only let us do half the run but next time we will get after it again.Good too see you again DAWG been to long my friend.Mike Nims president of the Arizona Pinsguars joined us on this run and was really impressive looked like a bus on the North wall but that 6 wheel drive really did well,glad you made it Mike.Cliff Bob ,Bill and everyone else as always good seeing you guy's again.Got these stitches out of the hand this monday morning and the fingers are no better but no worse and i guess thats a good sign,got to go back in another week,Happy trails guy's and gals..Thom (T.C.'S TOY):)

Devil Man
08-14-2006, 04:01 PM
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

katvans
08-14-2006, 04:09 PM
Rich,
Your rig has definitely evolved since we first ran Chicken point together. It looks good and you'll use those rear fender flares as a pivot point on our local trails. They'll be a fun tool to get to know. Enjoy yourself this weekend.

Yeah Huck, that seems so long ago. I'm always ready for another lesson, maybe after the monsoon season.

You are right about the flares. I used my rock sliders to pivot the Snake Pit and the flares to pivot the Squeeze, just wanted to try them out, they work great.

I had a great time at the Cracks as usual, I just love camping out there and the weather was great, some rain, no bad storms, not enough mud to cause any problems and a few laughs when Cliff & Bob were putting up their new tents in the dark and the rain. But the best thing about going that far to camp & run is the fact that there are no dirt bikes, no quads, no shooters and no wild people pulling in during the night drunk and camping 20 feet away from you just to party or tear the place up. Well except maybe Cliff. :D I just enjoy the experience.

There were a couple of dogs on this trip, it was good to see Samdog, whom I have wheeled with before and I finally got to meet Desertdawg, hope to run that Hackberry thing with him in the near future. Plus I got to see a Pinzgauer in action and it was impressive. Oh, and the Snake Pit bit a Yota and sent it limping home.

At noon it started to rain so we broke for lunch, some people left but the rest of us huddled under Bill's awning until the rain let up and then we ran the North Wall.

Thanks again to Bill and Diane, T.C. and Donna for making it happen and all who showed up for a good time.

Below are some of my pics and the rest are at: http://community.webshots.com/album/553142288NeSeNm

And that's not Rick Beer on the mountain bike. :eek: :D

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6825&stc=1&d=1155593268

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6826&stc=1&d=1155593268

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http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6831&stc=1&d=1155593268

katvans
08-14-2006, 04:20 PM
A few more pics

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6832&stc=1&d=1155593973

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6833&stc=1&d=1155593973

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http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6835&stc=1&d=1155593973

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6836&stc=1&d=1155593973

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http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6838&stc=1&d=1155593973

That's all folks, come next time and experience it for yourself. :)

Devil Man
08-14-2006, 04:29 PM
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6839&stc=1&d=1155594517

desertdawg
08-14-2006, 04:54 PM
You have not been forgotten Eric.:)

Great pics!

Rich I thought you guys weren't going to run the north wall because of the rain. Sorry I missed it.:( I'll catch it next time I guess.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6840&stc=1&d=1155596107

fatbob309
08-14-2006, 05:05 PM
Is that a bronco hiding behind the tree in the pic of the Toythat got stuck? If so were they with you?

Devil Man
08-14-2006, 05:24 PM
You have not been forgotten Eric.:)

Great pics!

Rich I thought you guys weren't going to run the north wall because of the rain. Sorry I missed it.:( I'll catch it next time I guess.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6840&stc=1&d=1155596107

:D http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6841&stc=1&d=1155597747 http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6842&stc=1&d=1155597747 http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6843&stc=1&d=1155597747

Antman
08-14-2006, 06:02 PM
Is that a bronco hiding behind the tree in the pic of the Toythat got stuck? If so were they with you?


No Bob, that's Keith's Sami. He was masterminding the save on the Yota.


Eric When you going to post up some pics of your new jeep????:confused: We miss you Devilboy.....................:p

Blkruby
08-14-2006, 06:32 PM
Still more pics.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6844&stc=1&d=1155602009
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6845&stc=1&d=1155602009
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6846&stc=1&d=1155602009
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6847&stc=1&d=1155601826
OOPPS wrong club:confused:

Antman
08-14-2006, 06:39 PM
BTW Cliff, you should have stayed Saturday night. After you left the clouds cleared off and we had a good time watching the meteor shower. Later in the evening Rich tried to choke himself on the rope holding up TC's tarp. :D :D

Blkruby
08-14-2006, 06:42 PM
Yea! I should have.But what can I say.It was worth it.;) :p

katvans
08-14-2006, 08:02 PM
Yea! I should have.But what can I say.It was worth it.;) :p

I don't think it was, you can get that anytime but campin with your buddies,......priceless. And I didn't try to hang myself, I was just caught up for a few seconds ........minutes......hell he put that damn rope right accross the right of way to my camper :D I need to talk to Thom about that. :rolleyes:

katvans
08-14-2006, 08:11 PM
I think Rick Beers didn't show up because he heard he was going to have some competition from that young stud that Mike brought with him. :D :D

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6832&d=1155593676

T.C.'S TOY
08-14-2006, 08:17 PM
I don't think it was, you can get that anytime but campin with your buddies,......priceless. And I didn't try to hang myself, I was just caught up for a few seconds ........minutes......hell he put that damn rope right accross the right of way to my camper :D I need to talk to Thom about that. :rolleyes:

So what are you saying? are you trying to reach a settelment......haahha.Thom:rolleyes:

desertdawg
08-14-2006, 08:29 PM
I think he did that on purpose Rich. I saw TC eyeing that nice camper setup you had out there.:D

RickBeer
08-14-2006, 09:24 PM
I think Rick Beers didn't show up because he heard he was going to have some competition from that young stud that Mike brought with him. :D :D

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6832&d=1155593676

I quess I will not be the first idiot to do the Cracks on a mountain bike :mad:
I was spent Saturday!!!!!! Did some trails in Flagstaff I was told a ten mile climb with a ten mile down hill turns out it was all up hill elevation start was 8100 feet a rode to 9400 feet in 16 miles got rained on a few times.
While coming down the mountain I froze 50 degree temp at 20-25 mile an hour wet killed me my legs were cramping up my fingers did not want to work but It was Awsome

Jeepnut
08-14-2006, 11:04 PM
TC drove all day....Mostly holding his injured limb out the window to keep from hitting it. :D

Ummmm:confused: ....isn't that how he hurt it in the first place?::eek:

Sorry I missed it, playing Mr. Mom at home while the wife recovers. Wish I could've seen the Pinzis in action.

seeya

Devil Man
08-15-2006, 03:50 PM
Eric When you going to post up some pics of your new jeep????:confused: We miss you Devilboy.....................:p

i do not know & it makes me sad :(

Devil Man
08-16-2006, 08:25 PM
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6832&d=1155593676
that is a big rock:rolleyes:.................................... .................................................. ... :D http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6881&stc=1&d=1155781415

T.C.'S TOY
08-24-2006, 05:06 PM
Get Rid of the motor home DM and get a joop.....T.C.:confused: