Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:47 pm

I had a great time meeting all my friends I had never met before.

Thank you all for the company

I did 382 miles from fill up for trip to fill up at same station as I went by.

Trailer is still mostly in one piece.

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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:30 pm

Had a great time meeting old friends and making new ones.
Just spend $19 in a self serv car wash getting the Jeep and trailer clean from all that dust and some mud.
It will take a little bit to get the running boards straightened out again.
Still had a lot of fun seeing one great open spaces.
Now its time for a cold one.... :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby ghcoe » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:04 pm

Land of Mordor day 1 is up. Enjoy, George. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEUz-KiBS-E
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:36 am

Thank you, watching it now.
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby robfisher » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks for the video.
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby ghcoe » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:33 am

Your welcome guys. Day 2 is up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZMlC12f7hU .
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby tony.latham » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:19 am

ghcoe wrote:Your welcome guys. Day 2 is up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZMlC12f7hU .


Thanks for sharing. How far north did you guys get?

Tony

p.s. Nothing eats boots like the lava flows, eh?
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby ghcoe » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:49 pm

No problem.

The last camp was just North of Big Southern.... But we did go back home by Hwy 20 which took us a bit farther North. :thumbsup:
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:17 pm

Great video George,

It's funny, but driving I never really noticed the great western sky's.
Thanks of the video.
Sure hope I can make it next year :D
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby tony.latham » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:23 pm

ghcoe wrote:No problem.

The last camp was just North of Big Southern.... But we did go back home by Hwy 20 which took us a bit farther North. :thumbsup:


Back in the early '70's I worked a fire crew outta Atomic City. I think it was about '72 when a meteorite pounded over us. An hour later we rolled on a fire north of Howe. There hadn't been any lightning in the Great Basin for two weeks and suddenly we had nearly a hundred between Salt Lake and the Canadian border.

I think few people appreciate the sagebrush plains of the Snake River.

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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:08 pm

Ok, time for some pictures.

I did not want to drive the 250 miles to the jump off point in one day, so I spend the previous night camping in the "City of Rocks". The Oregon ran past the area and you can see some of the inspirations left behind.

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Close look at some dates shows June 12.50, that's 1850. Some pretty old graffiti. And it is still there a 167 years later
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During a short morning walk say this little beauty
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Stopped along the Snake River to the met-up and saw this fellow of the the distance.
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Meeting at the water tower
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Crossing a lava flow
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Randy and George looking at a map seeing were we are.......
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After crossing the flow stopped to explore and ended up spending the night.
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Another stop next day was Bear Trap cave
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Yup,that is ice in the middle of June in the cave
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At the cave we say 3 or 4 rattlers and heard a few more, so we were very careful as to were we stepped. :shock:
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More in the next post....
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:58 pm

Thanks George and Wolfgang.

Any thoughts on an Oct camp at City of rocks? I am thinking of sites 36, 37 and 38. The picnic table at 38 is SPECTACULAR.

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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby alchemist77 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:17 pm

Very good! Might have to reconsider lowering the suburban and getting the sleeping arrangements completed. This is less than a tank away as I live in Middleton.

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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolfgang92025 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:Thanks George and Wolfgang.

Any thoughts on an Oct camp at City of rocks?
Randy


Ok Randy, what days are you thinking? :thinking:
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Re: Land of Mordor Expedition v2.0 June 15-18 2017

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:43 pm

Wolfgang92025 wrote:
Wolffarmer wrote:Thanks George and Wolfgang.

Any thoughts on an Oct camp at City of rocks?
Randy


Ok Randy, what days are you thinking? :thinking:


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I have talked to the people running that place and they seemed to indicated we can get more than one rig in a site. Will check up on it later. will be cool-cold at night. Possible snow and who knows what that time of year. But nothing we can't handle. I will check to make sure those sights are not reserved.


Any others interested?
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