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Thought someone ought to start one. ill upload a few once i have the good ones resized!

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Hey all, I now have a Colorado WFTW Picture Web site. I am hoping those of you who took pics can add yours to it. (I have already those pics posted here) If you have problems adding pics (I don;t think you have to be e member of shutterfly to do so) just post them here or email me - and i will add them for you). The idea is to have a place that other folks who came to our WFTW event can add pics and not be a member of CoTTORA to do so.

The site is at: http://coloradowftw.shutterfly.com/

We now have a shared shutterfly account you all can use to add you pics!

Login: [email protected]
Password: wftw

You can also add videos and leave comments. There is also a calendar and message board. So please use it!! (Since over half of the WFTW July 18th event participants were not just CoTTORA!) I tried to give picture credits to whomever took them too!
 

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My pics from the Iron Chest run


doug getting unstuck on the migratory boulder.

ike in the same spot



mrdoug through the window of the rustic cabin



the view from the top

some of the other wheelers. petes pretaco looked ready for war

me at the top

slow guy did make an appearance. nate just didnt want to let him out to play.
 

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I didn't get a ton, because we ran through the trail pretty quickly. I wish I could've snapped the pics of Mythica on Whales Tail sooner, but he went right up it so quick, I didn't have time to turn the camera on.





This is Mythica's uncle's yoke about ready to snap on Whales Tail:





 

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Great pics! Looks like you had a great time. Funny I was on 285 both Saturday and Sunday but not that far down.
 

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I was too busy trying to jump the little ditches for the water run off to take pics but here's what I got.
Pack Rat fixing a broken wire connector that made him boil (litterally)

Nate watching











 

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For all the rambunctiousness Layla was this weekend she didn't move yesterday :D

Silly dog! (Thanks for taking her on Tincup Kevin!)
 

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Here are some of the better ones from Attila's 170 pics!!!

A bevy of Jeeps coming in for registration


The gang lining up for their respective trails



The Carnage Group lining up!


Spindleshanks guarding the Baldwin Lakes/Mt Antero Line Up


We come prepared!


Morning Driver/Rider meeting



Baldwin Lakes and Mt Antero Group Pics by Attila:

The JeepGuy Towing to the trail head


Heading up the trail




Shelf road action!


Attila near the top (Was this Baldwin Lakes or Mt Antero?)


Duck Troy! (I hope you got him Attila!)


Regroup at Baldwin Lakes trail head


Some Jeep action


Attila skeetching at the top of Antero


Coming up Antero!



Altitude 13,722 Feet!


So did you have altitude sickness Attila?


Parked near the summit of Mt Antero


Spindleshanks (jeremy) doing what he can to keep his "Mr Clean" image at the end of the trail
 

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The documented vehicle count is 47

The documented head count is 61

We had a last-minute rush of vehicles arriving and I'm fairly certain we didn't get all of them logged in or account for all of the bodies, so unofficially I think we're @ 50 vehicles and @ 65 people attending.

Of those attending, more than 1/3 are veterans and/or wounded veterans.
 

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Troy you gotta post some of the best ones! Plus your shutterfly site won't open for me when I click on it! :(
Linky worky for me :) and yeah, some of those pics are spectacular!
 

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Thank you!!

Wheelers for the Wounded Folk,

I wanted to take a few moments and thank all of you for making this day special. For the last 18 months I have been cautiously optimistic and have been humbled by the support each of you have shown. We started with a simple plan to get together and make a trail run to show our support, but our plans slowly expanded and eventually blossomed into July 18, 2009, and instead of a dozen of us getting together for an afternoon, we formed a coalition of four-wheel drive clubs from all over the state that coordinated a spectacular day on 4 beautiful trails with 50 rigs and 60+ participants! I can’t thank you enough and my mind is now spinning with future possibilities.

In that vein, if you have photos or comments you would like to share, I would like to start collecting them so we can start promoting next year’s event(s). Feel free to email or post, and send me the links to material you are willing to share.
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We now have a central Colorado WFTW Web Site for pics and comments at:
http://coloradowftw.shutterfly.com/

I also wanted to take some time to thank a few folks in particular. These individuals are the core of this effort and without them none of this would have come to fruition:

Brian C for participating in our charity wrenching events and donating his time (his only day off during the week) and his expertise to work on rigs.

Don G, for making substantial donations to fund this event and for his blood and sweat during several of the charity events. Next time you better get the day off!!

Doug H for the masterful grill work in, keeping us all smiling during adversity and taking the time to help plan the awesome BBQ menu. Have a cigarette on me… NO, NO! Don’t do it!!

Gary G for being our local expert in the BV area, helping us coordinate the trail runs, and helping me work out many of the details to keep this event on track and safe for everyone.

Jim A for working on tracking down wounded veterans, contacting the VA, DAV, MedHold, American Legion, Easter Seals, and so many others I’ve lost track, getting 300+ fliers distributed in Denver, Colorado Springs and other locals along the front range, helping us collect supplies from all over and to the event, and for keeping us on track, focused and motivated.

Jock T for helping me keep my sanity, showing up at every event and helping out wherever he could, designing the Colorado WFTW commemorative sticker, and taking up the role of treasurer for our organization.

Kevin and Susan G for getting us connected with many of the folks down south that we had never met before and really made this event a success.

Layton B for supplying the tow rig, trailer, and making the drive all over the front range and up to BV and back with all that in tow, working as a liaison with the BLM and USFS and facilitating the Letter of Agreement for the land use, donating a large portion of our food stuffs and manning the staging area and food tent during the event.

Matt G for the use of his home and garage facilities for our first charity event in 2008, for his support for this event from Day One and for his service to our country. We missed you Matt, but saved some brats for ya!

Molly H for coordinating our charity events in Parker, Longmont and Colorado Springs, coordinating the schlepping of all our gear and food to BV, and manning the staging area and food tent during the event. Truly, without Molly, this event would not have happened ;)

Scott R and Big Horn Graphics for donating the Colorado WFTW commemorative stickers.

Troy G for volunteering the resources of CoTTORA to support this event, supplying the location, tools and experience for many of our charity events, not to mention hours and hours of mechanical advice, experience and plain old labor to get rigs ready to participate.

Sean Y for his overall support, and helping with his mechanical and welding experience at our charity events.

Shane W and the staff at Peterson AFB’s Auto Skills Center who graciously hosted our last charity event and allowed us to use their facility, tools and expertise to work on a number of projects, the proceeds from which made all the difference.

Members of CoTTORA, Colorado4Wheelers, Colorado4x4, Front Range 4x4Blanca4x4 and Rising Sun, each of whom took the time and effort to support this event during its development, and especially on July 18th by showing their support in person.

We also had support from a number of agents, supporters and sponsors:

Bill Burke’s 4-wheeling America for his kind words as we ramped up this event and the donation of several items that went to our participants.

Boulder Sausage for donating a portion of the food served at the BBQ.

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce for helping us get in touch with many of the local folks who helped put this all together.

Expedition One for the donation of a number of discount coupons that went to our participants

Joseph Kreiss and KVRH radio in Salida for getting us on the radio and joining us at the event to document our success.

Linda S and Tambi G with BLM and USFS, respectively, who were very helpful and accommodating while making sure we complied with the regulatory needs of those agencies.

Scott M and Unlimited Sanitary for supplying our septic closets at a great price, along with great set-up and tear-down service.

ToyTec Lifts for the donation of several items that went to our participants.

WabFab Off-Road and the Wabbit for their donation and support.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and looking forward to next year!

Eric Ross
Denver, CO
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