: 6th Annual DeSoto Mine Trail Ride


crawler#976
11-03-2007, 10:10 PM
Great group!

We had 11 rigs total, and a good mix to boot! 3 Jeeps, a Pinz 710, a 69 Bronco, and the rest were mixed Toyota's.

I forgot my camera...

...so I'll have to wait for other pic's of the event.

No breakage, no major damage. I did manage to ding up a slider hard enough to bend the rocker - guess I'm still learning how to wheel 32" tires vs. 35"s

Thanks to FabJunky for coming up!

Mark

fabjunkie
11-04-2007, 09:02 AM
Had a great time Mark. Thanks for leading and giving me a good spot when I about ate it. Can't really tell the couple of spots I hit. Found a couple small slices in a sidewall when I was airing up. I'm uploading pics right now.

We took about 350 pics. A lot of them are scenery and of me, but I managed to get a few of the other guys too. I'll post some up when they get done uploading.

fabjunkie
11-04-2007, 09:58 AM
Our fearless leader.
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The beginning of the end. Or was that when I signed the papers on it? :D
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Bye bye trailer wiring...
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Thanks again. You saved me a couple doors here.
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The ledge..
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You can see the fire burning in the background of a few of the last ones.

Again had a great time, met some good people, and saw some beautiful country. It was a good trial/break in run for the new truck. I think I may have surprised a few of the guys when I told them it was only a couple of months old. Anyway, count me in for next year. I was told just after the rocker ding by the boss that I have to get sliders and tires before I do any more runs like that. :D So I should be better off next year and not hold up the line. ;)

thenexus
11-04-2007, 10:38 AM
Looks like I'm going to have to hit up this run next year.

fabjunkie
03-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey guys, wanted to bump this. The coverage that Jay Kopycinski did on this run finally went to print in the April 2010 4WD & Sport Utility (http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/adventures/southwest/1004_4wd_bradshaw_mountains/index.html) on page 34. I just stumbled upon it tonight and picked up a couple copies. Everyone on the run got in. Thought you guys might like to know.