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Old 09-26-2014, 01:27 AM   #151
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I could hardly imagine there is anywhere in Canada too hot to live
anything over 40 & the igloo's melt
hey, if i'm NOT working, i love the heat. at work, i hate it. once you get into the 70's & up, life becomes real miserable. roof temps are 10-15 hotter & when your doing torch-on (which is 75% of the time), your standing 2 ft from a 600 000 btu torch, when i start smelling bbq chicken i usually pack it in for the day...

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Probably why there is a lot of winery's up there.
when i was less older, the whole okanogan valley was fruit orchards. i guess people realized it's more fun to drink your fruits then eat them...
good on the old blaze, especially at them heights! thats impressive
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:38 AM   #152
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Got another fishing and trail riding trip on the books. Probably the last one for 2014. This area is near Westcliffe, CO. The trail to the lakes is not a difficult or challenging trail. Itís just steep and narrow with decent size boulders just about everywhere. It's just rough enough to keep the Subaru and mountain bike type rifraff away and not bad enough to be too interesting for the Rock Crawler crowd.

Lead in road from CO Hwy 69.


First stop Balman Lake. This lake is about an hour up the trail form the trail head.


The water so incredibly clear. I could see fish everywhere but they wanted no part of whatever I had to offer. I tried worms, power bait, fireballs, and several different types of lures. Finally caught on Rainbow on a Panther Martin lure.


Me fishin way over there in that corner


After fishing at Balman for a few hours we headed on up the trail for another hour and a half to Rainbow Lake where we spent the night. Totally got skunked at this lake. Not even a bite, didnít even see fish rising but I did see four swim by as I was fishing. If it wasnít for those 4 I would have thought there were no fish in this lake. A few years ago my buddy Rob (zoomad75) and I fished up here where I caught two nice ones over in that corner on the other side where the black rock slide is. Not this year! Although there were some mountain goats up behind me at one point that scared the hell out of me as I could hear something clacking around up there then rocks started sliding down and I saw one looking down at me.


You can see the truck stashed up in the corner. This turns out to be a great place to set up camp as it is the last corner to get dark in the evening and the first to gain sunlight in the morning. You donít find many places like that but it just works out that way this time of year and the way the mountains cast shadows. The best part about lakes like these is there isnít a sole around. The trail is just rough enough to keep the riffraff out. Even ATVers find the trail too rocky to have an enjoyable ride. The entire weekend we only saw 2 ATVs, two horses and new Jeep Rubicon with Iowa plates head up as we were leaving.


Got to have a beauty shot


Iím not one of those truck camper guys that carry leveling blocks. Just use natures leveling rocks!


After breakfast and more unsuccessful fishing we headed on up the trail to see if we could get to the mine at the top. The trail gets pretty narrow from Rainbow Lake on up


Lots of overgrowth. Definitely added to the pin striping on the truck


There were countless trees laying over the road pretty much the entire trip from when we left the main dirt road at the bottom of the mountain. We were able to barely squeak under or move most but not this big guy. We ended up backing down the steep and narrow trail for about 1/8 mile. What a PITA!


On the way back down we decided to stop at this old cabin and take a look around. Tried to fish in the stream behind it but didnít have any luck


The sign on the door says the cabin is for the Mine use. Public not allowed.


Neat old stove


Really nice little stream behind the cabin. Saw a few little trout hiding in the corners


The downed trees everywhere were crazy. We squeaked by this one pretty easy on the way up but coming down was a different story. My MIL had to drive the truck will I got on top and lifted the tree out of the way. Funny, just before this picture was taken we saw some ole cowboy and his wife on horses that were on the Rainbow trail that crosses the 4x4 trail. The ole cowboy with a chew stained beard and a pistol on his belt tells me ďboy, I wouldnít bring my truck up hereĒ then I replied, ďyeah, I just thinking that I wouldnít ride my horse up here. He might trip and fall and kill us bothĒ. He didnít think that was funny. Sure enough, we got to the bottom of the trail there was a Ford Stupid Duty with a horse trailer hitched up to it. No wonder he wouldnít take his truck up there.



Thatís pretty much it. We continue on down the mountain and stopped at the first lake where we started the day before (Balman) where I continue to get humiliated by the fish for a few more hours. After that we took the long bouncy trail down to the dirt road to air up and hit the highway. From air up to home is about an hour and 10 minutes.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:00 AM   #153
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beautiful country DirtyLarry! looks like you had some fine weather.
great way to wrap up the season. just put my camper in the boss'es barn this weekend-day trips now...
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:43 AM   #154
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Great pics Larry! How does the Phoenix do in the cool? Does it have something similar to the FWC thermal pack? Love the K10 with the L78's on it.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:59 AM   #155
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beautiful country DirtyLarry! looks like you had some fine weather.
great way to wrap up the season. just put my camper in the boss'es barn this weekend-day trips now...
Yeah, the seasonís over for me too Might do a day trip in a few weeks with the Suburban. Got all winter to lick some minor wounds to get it ready for the White Rim Trail in May 2015.

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Great pics Larry! How does the Phoenix do in the cool? Does it have something similar to the FWC thermal pack? Love the K10 with the L78's on it.
Yeah, Phoenix has an Artic Pac that is standard. Between that and the heater it does great in the bitter cold. Iíve stayed in it 4 nights that were well below freezing and it stayed very comfortable inside. Interesting story about Phoenix, but the owners of Phoenix father is the founder of FWC. That said, the best parts of the FWC (aluminum frame construction, insulation, etc.) are definitely in the Phoenix campers blood.

I tell you those Q78ís are awesome for mountain trips over the wide LT315ís I run on the desert trips. The Q78ís Super Swampers keep the track narrow for the mountain Jeep trails and at 16 psi they ride great and bite like grappling hooks on everything except ice. Although, the Q78ís look kind of silly now that I put the wider flares on it. The 315ís look better with these flares.

It probably would have been warmer these nights if it would have snowed more. The wide open clear skies made it bitter cold and the wind was a killer. The bottles of water left in the cab were frozen solid by morning This was October 2011.




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Old 10-09-2014, 09:09 PM   #156
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Beautiful pictures Larry! I really want to camp in these areas some day.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:41 PM   #157
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having camping D.T.'s....hi 20's with 30-40 mph winds, aint taking no roofs down today.
decided to take the dawg & do one of the local bench roads-'bout a 60 mile loop wandering threw the mountains. do-able in any kind of vehicle, but still a nice drive
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:54 PM   #158
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just steep hills..
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:05 PM   #159
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farting around...
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stopped to give dieseldawg a drink
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a road i have'nt been up in a few yrs, a little over grown, didn't go very far...
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yup, a few more pinstripes...(this is the good side)
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:21 PM   #160
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went up this old cutback, about 12-15% grade. the vid does'nt really show the steepness till around 1:30-ish.
there was a low slung mid '90's melted brick f150 hi centered on one of the cross ditches where the vid stops. he was up there a couple hrs & was not a happy camper....
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up at the top, you can kinda see how steep it is, not a lot of space to turn around......
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love them low gears....coming down a 15% & no brakes....
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got a fix in for a little while now....
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:35 AM   #161
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Sittin' here drinking coffee, and reminiscing about camping trips gone by. I figger I may as well post a couple pics from this past fall aspen color trip. My girl thinks I'm a weirdo for taking blazer pics, but I think they're rad.







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Agree, rad.
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Me too, rad!
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^ That's a damn good looking square body. Brown trucks are cool!
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^ That's a damn good looking square body. Brown trucks are cool!
Thanks, man. I've been debating selling it, but then I'd have nothing to carry me and the lady off to the hinterlands, and I can't quite accept that.

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last time seen your truck it had a box....?
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last time seen your truck it had a box....?
Yeah it has the bed back on and a canopy now. I put new tanks , pumps, sending units, and selector valve in so I built this wood flat bed and drove it that way for awhile to make sure all was good. I didn't want to pull the bed twice. I need to post up some more current pics.
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actually dont look bad with the flatdeck, pretty bouncy with the weight gone?
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won't have plates on the camper 'till next week, so we made a day trip up to Thunder lake today. weather was outstanding, low 70's.
can't keep dawg out of the water...
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Hope slide...(largest in canada-47 million cubic meters)
back in the '60's, a big chunk of Johnson peak came down & buried the highway & valley. completely wiped out Outram lake...
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the highway is any where from 160-280 ft below. also a couple of people still entombed in their cars....
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not really surprising considering the size of some of the boulders that came down
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Thunder lake is up over 'dem hills....
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no fishing today...
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me & the boy got our levitation shoes on....spike, the little rat dog could have used some. smallest of our pack & he was the only one who fell thru the ice....
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....besides also being on the bottom of the food chain. this eagle made a few loops around spike before flying off...
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dawg back in the water again....
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From August 2010 at a campground just north of Woodland Park, Co. My kids said our tent looks like Darth Vader. haha
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first outing of the yr, just a weekender. went to a local lake-Jones
good thing, was so anxious to get going, forgot to throw the propane tanks in for the fridge & stove (no biggie, campfire cooking) & i forgot the camper steps (biggie for the wife.....) she was not impressed using a quad ramp for stairs....
pics dont really show it, first mile or so in is about a 25-30 degree slope in spots
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dam it's good being out again...
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wife brought the boat up on her truck (she had to leave sat nite).
out cruising around on Jones
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went on a real long quad run. stopped for a bite & drink, being out in the bush really tires out a 10 yr old-passed out...
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