Difficult Tucson Trail Run Saturday--Space limited to the first three:

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My good friend Mike McDonald, President of the AzLRO, went out to the Sutherland Trail Saturday and for the first time he turned around at the difficult section because he was alone. He and I will be going back this Saturday to tackle it together. We will probably have Leo's highly modified D90 along with us too (which is a sight to see!).

So, we're looking for 3 more trucks. Qualifications:

*Must have at least a rear locker
*Must have a suspension lift
*Must have larger tires
*Must have rock sliders

Here's the details:

Sutherland Trail

Date: Saturday, April 7

Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Meeting Place: Circle 'K' in Catalina (16054 N. Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ)

Trail Description: This is a difficult trail (3.5 to 4) that runs up the north side of Catalina State Park. It was originally used to establish phone and power lines to Mt. Lemmon and WAS another access to the top of Mt. Lemmon until the Wilderness area was established cutting off a corner of the trail preventing access to the top.
This trail has no stop rocks, boulders, rocks, cracks, rock faces, rocks, and washed out areas all within about a 2 mile trail that takes 5 to 6 hours. Oh and did I mention there are a lot of rocks along the way. It's an up and back trail but provides challenges for all. Modified vehicles are recommended, locker suggested.

SO...SIGN UP AND JOIN US!

Attendees:

TRIP FULL--MANY ROVERS SIGNED UP
 
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Here's the attendees trucks:

Mike:

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Leo:

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Shotts:

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I, uh, don't have any 'rock sliders' though, other than the ones provided by the Toyota Motor Company. :D

-Spike

Just got back from Discount...new 100 tires. While there I thought this same thing and was going to come back and eliminate you as a joke. You spoiled it. :mad:
 
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Ahhh....I just re-read Mike's info. He says locker suggested. I thought he said locker required. You want in Rhino? Hell, Spike's already breaking the rules. :D
 
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We'll see- the wife works Saturday, so I will probably have daddy-duty. Put me down as a long-shot possibility, if we can find a sitter. If you get three gung-ho candidates, take my spot.

BTW, in the groups I run with, the word 'locker' can be interchangeable with 'recovery points'. :D

-Spike
 
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relix i was planning to go but aparently this is the w/e that works for family camping with my wifes friends and they're families.

thanks for the invite shotts, yet again, another time, i just wanted to bust chops about the "rules".
 
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Hey Brian,
Did you guys end up running Martinez last weekend? I forgot to ask in our PM. Just curious.

Sean
 
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Hey Brian,
Did you guys end up running Martinez last weekend? I forgot to ask in our PM. Just curious.

Sean

Nope. We ended up getting a late start because we did a bit of work on Kyles jeep in the morning...it was 9:00 by the time we got moving...so we ran one of the local trails instead.
 
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Just happened to be out there today caught you guys coming down here are some pictures
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The begining
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The chute photos don't do it justice!!!!
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Here's me rockin and rollin
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bumper then no bumper
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Heres me cracking up after losing the lame silver piece on the bumper
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This is how you install it
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Duder in the blue, I believe his name is Jess
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Shotts was that you up there partner? I didn't realized it till you passed, you were camoflaged in range rovers:0 my brother in law informed me on the way home you guys had this planned!!!!
Everyone was really nice and responsive about the fj, you all seemed glad to see an FJC out there. Would love to go romping some time
I just purchased the ALLPRO 3" adj. coilovers w/ everything skids uca's rear links and fronts...This was my last trip as a mildly stock FJC, so you I'll catch you guys on the trail another day. I will come to a meeting w/ my bro brian after the mods take placeYOur vehicles were amazing!!!!!!
Hope you don't mind all these pics, my girl is a photographer and loves wheeling

Sunfusion FJC
285/75/16 bfg AT
16" rockcrawler black steelys
atac/diff hack
magnaflo can
Demello rock rails
front body mount chop
no suspension mods
custom rear link skids
and housing made of 3/16" on top of oem 1/8" (unbendable)
(pretty much stock)
 
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Here are some t-rex arms a flex, there's always a wheel up on one side of these vehicles:flipoff2: jkjk
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Here's me hanging in da midst
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