ORT – Flat Nasty 10-17-09 In the ’87 XJ

This was my second trip to Flat Nasty. I had aspirations of being able to wheel two days in a row, but breakage late in the day ended that fun thought.

The trip started out with a borrowed tow rig in O-Town…
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…. And ended in Jadwin Mo
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In case anyone is wondering, the cabin down there is well worth it, though, with a lot of rain, it makes it a bit harder to get back there. Last week, it was about a 2’ crossing. For us, it was down to ~12”
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Eventually, everyone wandered their way on down. There was some grilling action going on, and lots of heavy drinking which made for some fun times.
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The next day began with a bit of a starter issue. Nothing a smack with a hammer couldn’t fix. Didn’t give me any troubles after that (except for this morning).
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Photos from the day:
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At some point, we decided to run trail 8(?) to go up the little waterfalls. Unfortunately, the Bronco blew a bead at the entrance to it. Even more unfortunately, the either trick failed to do what it needed to do, but it made for a brief show..
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After that failure, we used a big guy and a ratchet strap to get the bead back on..
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Some more photos:
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You can always count on good friends to help push you along…
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And of course, I can’t go anywhere without getting hopelessly stuck at least once 😉
(High centered hard, couldn’t go anywhere. But I could spin it like a top for a bit)
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And of course, a trip with the bronco isn’t complete, unless we try to dump it on its side. It was looking good here…
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But it tried reeeeaaaal hard to go over a little further up…
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All in good fun though..

Speaking of fun, the poor Bronco seemed to want to go back to its natural habitat after playing on the rocks all day ^_^ (Never got stuck though)…
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For a guy that doesn’t like mud, he seemed to be having a good time 😉

Videos from the day:

He did make it up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN0Fx8sLzkU

Slideshow of all the photos

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