: Socal Corral Canyon 05/14/05


calamaridog
05-14-2005, 10:50 PM
Thanks to everyone for coming out. We had a good turnout, total of 11 vehicles - 9 Tacos, 1 Land Cruiser, and a token Jeep.

Weather was good, trails were ok, and carnage was limited. At least when I left for home it was :eek: Did anyone try Sidewinder?

Post your pics here ;) It was great meeting some of you for the first time. See you at the next event.

-Bryan

nos4you
05-15-2005, 12:02 AM
Was nice meeting all of you. Had a great time. Thanks guys.
here are pics i took.. not that great, most of them was while i was driving.
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2126732632

1noobie
05-15-2005, 06:11 AM
Good pics. I'll post mine tonight.

Yes there were about 5 trucks that attempted sidewinder, some carnage but I blew a CV and bent a steering rod so we had to turn back. I had a good time, wish we could have finished sidewinder though, looked nice.

Thanks Jim for following me home.

calamaridog
05-15-2005, 04:39 PM
Sorry about the fender. Damn abandoned cars:flipoff1:

I say color match LineX them:)

Darwalk
05-15-2005, 11:23 PM
Yeah I noticed a kiss from the damn Ford this morning on my fender too. Stupid stolen cars.

Wgasa84
05-16-2005, 02:42 AM
Good pics. I'll post mine tonight.

Yes there were about 5 trucks that attempted sidewinder, some carnage but I blew a CV and bent a steering rod so we had to turn back. I had a good time, wish we could have finished sidewinder though, looked nice.

Thanks Jim for following me home.


Inner or outer tie rod? wait i have both. if you need a cv you can use one of my spares...

give me a call tomorrow if you need anything.

Wgasa84
05-16-2005, 02:44 AM
u just had to mess something up didn't you?

how was the run? I wish I could have been there... though Im still doing work for school at 12:30 monday morning!

calamaridog
05-16-2005, 02:47 AM
Go back to work lamer;)

You missed me wheeling the minivan:flipoff2:

1noobie
05-16-2005, 06:02 AM
Cool thanks Chris. I'll call you later today.

The run was fun met some new faces and good wheelin too :D

Jesse

miguelitro
05-16-2005, 11:14 AM
Yup good run, glad everyone made it out! Got a little anxious at the end there to have a cold one and go riding, sitting behind the wheel is just a little too constricting for me!!!

Rode the same loop we did in the trucks on my bike in 29 minutes, rode most of sidewinder til we cam a round a corner and saw a 6 foot allmost vertical rock face that looked possible to climb but Jade was a little rusty and did not want to attempt it. If you know anyone who does that real sick kind of stuff I'l lead em out there on my bike. There is way more wheeling at cooral than i thought befor and once the rest of the trails are open it should be great for another run.
I'll be out there alot so I will keep you al posted on trail openings

Great wheeling and cool pics
Mike

Smiling_Jim
05-16-2005, 12:48 PM
It was great watching Cali..Dog use his new $50k "Mini-Van" to pull Zach's vintage truck out of the mud. Only a moment later to watch Zach launch himself thru the mud hole (this time I'll use 4x4 lo). When I saw his grill coming straight at me, I started looking for 'tenny traction' myself.

That silly junk car dinged me as well. I felt bad (new truck) until I saw that a lot of you guys got wrinkles too. In 10 minutes, we could have Hi-Lifted that junk off the trail.

Sidewinder was 'Hard Corps'!! 1noobie (Jessie) was a great trail boss, and got out to spot us. Then we saw grease on this left front wheel, and had to break out the jack and tools.

Toyotas are great! They don't break often, and when they do, you can fix 'em with tape and wire. I don't recommend using a tie down strap to hold your steering rack on to the crossmember, but guess what? It worked, and got him home!!

Getting back out of Sidewinder was not easy, by any means! After the 2nd time I strapped Matt off of a high center rock, I could smell my clutch! Matt promised to get a lift for his TJ! Backing up that hard corps trail to get him was the scariest thing I have tried in my truck!

I want to run Sidewinder again, but will bring more spare sparts. And, in a month or so, I should have my portable winch built.

We got about 80+ pics, will try to post 'em soon.

Thanks Guys!!! :D :D

calamaridog
05-16-2005, 06:41 PM
Just for the record, the minivan only looked new;) It was new to me LOL, but used! And yes, it cost $50,000+ new, but someone else took the depreciation :p

I was actually pleased with the stock Land Cruiser. I only got stuck once and Matt strapped me out easily. It was the mud pit before the rock ledge. The traction control on the Cruiser actually works, unlike the crap on the 4runners.

Now I need to trim some plastic off my bumpers since I smashed the front so badly :saw: Sliders, lift, rear locker, and I'm ready to try Sidewinder too:eek:

Smiling_Jim
05-16-2005, 10:35 PM
http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_admin.exe?AlbumID=59805

Right click and save what you want. I'll 'em up prolly till next run.

Jim

1noobie
05-16-2005, 10:43 PM
No workey?? You have to sign up to view them.

Mez
05-16-2005, 10:51 PM
Damn, so bummed I couldnt make it out..

Darwalk
05-16-2005, 11:29 PM
I can't get on there either :(

Smiling_Jim
05-17-2005, 12:33 AM
PM me your email addresses, and I will get a link for you to view.

Jim

Wgasa84
05-17-2005, 10:27 AM
DAMN! yessa masta... yessa masta.

Smiling_Jim
05-17-2005, 10:48 AM
This link seems to work...

http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_view.exe?albumid=59805&pin=7734456068395662661797679010348095511911231002 5057

calamaridog
05-17-2005, 11:05 AM
Good link Jim. Thanks for the pics!

Sleepercivic
05-17-2005, 11:14 AM
This link seems to work...

http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_view.exe?albumid=59805&pin=7734456068395662661797679010348095511911231002 5057
Thanks Jim for sharing :)
Rich

kodiak
05-17-2005, 11:18 AM
Looks like a good time.

ShowStop
05-17-2005, 11:55 AM
This link seems to work...

http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_view.exe?albumid=59805&pin=7734456068395662661797679010348095511911231002 5057
Do you mind if I use some of those pics for the photo gallery on the So-Cal website? TIA

Smiling_Jim
05-17-2005, 12:50 PM
Do it! ;)

Darwalk
05-17-2005, 05:55 PM
Great pics. Especially of Jesse's mess at the end

1noobie
05-17-2005, 09:03 PM
Great pics. Especially of Jesse's mess at the end
YOU SHADUP! :rolleyes:

Great pics Jim, thanks again. Looking forward to wheeling with you again.

Jesse

calamaridog
05-26-2005, 02:42 PM
Bump for the rest of the pics!!!

1noobie
05-26-2005, 03:49 PM
Bump for the rest of the pics!!!
Ahhhh, I dont feel like posting them :rolleyes:

I'm at work right now, I may get around to it later. They're nothing to scream and shout about though.

Jesse

SAR_Squid79
05-30-2005, 01:18 PM
AWESOME PICS! I wish I could have made it out and gone as far as my Prerunner would allow.

calamaridog
06-03-2005, 05:03 AM
Ahhhh, I dont feel like posting them :rolleyes:

I'm at work right now, I may get around to it later. They're nothing to scream and shout about though.

Jesse


Post your pics slacker :p

I know, your busy in Mexico right now...

1noobie
06-06-2005, 08:49 AM
Cant, my computer is down.

Had a great time in Baja though, put my truck on its side :rolleyes:

calamaridog
06-06-2005, 04:15 PM
Cant, my computer is down.

Had a great time in Baja though, put my truck on its side :rolleyes:

That sucks :eek:

I'd sure like to see a pic of that :p

You need any help with the truck? How bad is it?

1noobie
06-06-2005, 04:37 PM
As unbelieveable as it may sound, with all the camera equipment there for the 500, nobody snapped off a single pic. :confused:

Damage isn't bad at all, lucky it was a slow roll. It just kind of came to rest on its side. Oh well, at least I got that out of the way :rolleyes:

Jesse

1noobie
06-13-2005, 09:36 PM
Here are my pics... :rolleyes:
http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_view.exe?albumid=63920&pin=5863941632026831487677843435971224758585789803 7125
Sorry computer was down :D

calamaridog
06-14-2005, 01:50 AM
Woo hoo!

Ya gotta get a Dell;)

1noobie
06-14-2005, 09:22 AM
No, is was actually my ISP that was down. POS!!