Wheeler Lake June 18 2020

Romer

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Had a nice time at Wheeler Lake today. Thanks to Dan for leading and Justin for some great spots

The trail was harder than I thought it would be from watching the videos on line. There were 3 major obstacles and lots of rock terrain to cross. It was a great time and the lake was beautiful place to have lunch

Thanks Dan, Justin, The Morgan Clan and the Herring Clan for joining us on a nice July day

Justin made it all seem easy with his 40, great suspension, Low Gearing and 35" tires
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Romer

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Pretty cool that APRS tracked me all the way to the lake even though I didn't have cell coverage

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JMorgan

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Excellent lead Dan! And thanks to Justin for the guidance. “Dad, why do the 40s make it look so easy?” Great day!
 

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MountainGoat

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Saw you coming through Conifer on 285 about 4:30, Ken. I tried to catch up to you to wave, but I didn't want to go over 70 in a 55 zone. :oops: Glad you all had a great run!
 

FJCDan

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Thanks for setting this run up Ken and it was fun leading. I remember when I did this trail back in 86 or 87 when we got done I said that this was shortest hard trail we had ever done. 30 plus years later I think I can say that it still is. I don’t think I ever got out of 1st gear. Relentless boulders.
 

FJCDan

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So this trip was a great learning opportunity for spotting everyone through some of these obstacles. I have been used to smaller mini trucks, to spotting the Princess Cruise ships (aka 200 series). I have a whole new appreciation for the 200, they are beasts and certainly proved their worthiness on a difficult trail. Just incredible watching Ken and John both. And there's Justin just point and shoot. It's funny how pictures don't do this trail justice.
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adamsfly

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This brings back some fond memories when my dad would take us up there in the late "70's in his International scout. It was a rough road back then and I can see that over the years it has gotten rougher. And now, I need to take a trip up there for old times sake.
 

DanTheMan

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I tried to catch up to you to wave, but I didn't want to go over 70 in a 55 zone. :oops:

I saw Ken heading down 470 a few months back, same story, I tried to catch up to wave but I also didn't want to go over 70 in a 55 zone....... ;) Looks like it was a great trip! Glad you all had fun!
 
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