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wayoflife
05-15-2012, 03:04 PM
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Memorial Day weekend has always marked the beginning of summer for us and it's typically the first one that we start making our treks back up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Of course, with all the snow we had last year, it was more of a winter finale than anything but fortunately, this year is looking more like a normal year and it should be real nice for us. Needless to say, for those of you who are interested, we are planning yet another a scenic run/camping trip up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the last weekend of May and, if you can, we'd love to have you join us.

For those of you who can get Friday off, Cindy and I will be leaving early to try and secure a campsite and you're more than welcome to join us. If this is something you can do, we will be meeting at 9:00 AM in Lone Pine at the Spainhower Park which is located next to the Shell/Carls Jr. at the north end of town. If you can't leave till Saturday morning, I'll be sure to post up information as to where you can find us.

So you know, this is a rest and relaxation camping trip with opportunities to hike, fish and be bored. Depending on the snow levels, we may try to explore some of the old mining camps and remote lakes in the area as well. Please note that this will be back country dry camping and there are no toilets or potable water. Also, while the extended weather forecast is showing fair temps rigth now, low 70's by day and low 40's by night, it can get a lot colder at night and you will need to pack accordingly.

While it shouldn't be a problem, I should note that space is somewhat limited and if necessary, we will have to cap the amount of rigs that can come to 12. Unfortunately, this is all the information that I have available at this time but will try to post up more as it becomes available. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please post up on this thread to let us know.

Who's Coming List
1. WOL & WOLette
2. Trail Bud
3. MTG
4. ChrisB
5. mmccurdy
6. Moochie
7. mituk
8. ProfessionalDriver
9. BONDSY
10. TrailReady
11. Nicholas
12. JeepFan
13. IrvineJK


Maybe List:
1. JKRay

:honey:

Scroll down to see pics from the Memorial Day Weekend trip that we did last year :cool:

wayoflife
05-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Photo Essay from Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Memorial Day Weekend is typically our summer kick off and start of wheeling trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains but, for the 2nd year in a row, I think as our good friend JeepCacher said, it was more of a "winter finale". As we had the year before, we made our way up to the Bridgeport area to do some camping and exploring and, as luck would have it, have some fun in the snow as well. Here are some pics from our trip.

FRIDAY
Meeting up with most of our group at the Alabama Hills Cafe in Lone Pine...
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A very happy Trail Bud showing off the homemade pie he just bought...
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Shot across Mono Lake as we made our way up to Bridgeport...
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Setting up our home for the long weekend...
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Time for some well needed R&R...
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Tessa absorbing the moment in the grass...
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Standing on the shores of Dynamo Pond looking up at Kavanaugh Ridge...
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Moochie declairing that it's officially HONEY TIME!!!
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To good friends and good times - CHEERS!!
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SATURDAY

Dynamo Pond at the crack of dawn...
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Looking across the pond and what's left of the hydro electric power plant that once stood here...
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The JeepCachers showed up to join in on the fun...
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Hanging out and soaking up the sun...
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On our way out to do some exploring....
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While we were out, we met up with Chris from Full-Traction Suspension who showed up with his wife Tjen97 to join in on the fun...
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Finally got to a point where the dirt ended and the snow began...
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Time to air down a lot more...
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Blazing a trail through the untouched snow drift...
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Even close to the trees, the snow was getting real deep...
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Through to the top of the hill...
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brainchild toward the top...
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The snow proved to be too deep for JeJe and his 32" tires and he ended up getting high centered. Here we are winching him the rest of the way up...
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Moochie and JeepCacher making their way up...
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Running 35's, JeepCacher starts to get hung up but, manages to work himself free without any help...
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Trail Bud plowing his way through more snow...
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mmccurdy giving it some gas to get up this hill...
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Chris with his bald rear tires showing us how it's done east coast style...
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JeJe giving it his all but, without the clearance, he ended up burying his axle deep in the white stuff and came to a stop...
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With the snow starting to fall a lot harder, we try to dig JeJe out...
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Trail Bud simply could not hide just how happy he was that a big snow storm was starting to descend on us...
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Unable to pull him forward, we decided to pull JeJe back with some help from Moochie...
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Even though we were just 2 miles away from pavement, the drifts up ahead were getting a lot deeper and the snow storm we were in was getting a lot worse. So, we decided to play it safe and head back to camp...
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Coming down the mountain, the snow started to ease up a bit...
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Squeezing by a snow drift that had been cut through with a bulldozer...
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Back at camp, lumber jack mmccurdy chopped up some deadfall with his chainsaw...
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Trail Bud resorting to brute force with his ax...
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What a surprise - it's HONEY TIME - CHEERS!!
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Time to cook up some dinner...
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Moochie looking forward to try some of the pie that Trail Bud bought back at the Alabama Hills Cafe...
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Little Timmy trying to keep warm inside his tent...
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With the sun down, the beavers decided it was time to come out...
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As the darkness crept in, so did the snow storm we thought we left behind. All the more reason for it to be HONEY TIME - CHEERS!!
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Out of tradition, it was also time to do some Detonators before bedtime and this time, we had them chilled with some help from mother nature....
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wayoflife
05-15-2012, 06:13 PM
SUNDAY

It snowed the better part of Saturday night and it was really cold with temps dipping into the teens. On Sunday morning, we woke up to about 4" of freshly fallen snow surrounding us...
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Once again, Dynamo Pond at the crack of dawn...
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The Jeeps covered in snow...
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To kick off the day, we headed down to Lee Vining to have an awesome breakfast at the Woah Nellie Deli...
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After breakfast, we topped off our tanks and started our trek out to Bodie and beyond...
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A sign of things to come - another snow storm moving across Mono Lake...
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Spending some time to explore the old ghost town of Bodie...
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On our way out to an old stamp mill, Chris found himself sunk deep in an unexpected muddy hole and without his hubs locked...
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Fortunately for him, Trail Bud was close by to help him out...
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At the old stamp mill...
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Going inside for a closer look...
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View from above...
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Remember that muddy hole?
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Making a stop to check out the old Bodie Road Toll House...
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Just on the other side of the Nevada state line, there's an old ruin there that was built as a rest stop...
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Unfortunately, there's also this hunk of junk sitting there too...
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Oh joy, more snow - it is the end of May right?
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Visiting the old cemetary of Aurora...
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Aurora was once a bustling town with a population of over 10,000 people and today, this one wall is about the only thing left standing...
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Taking a walk down the main thoroghfare...
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Checking out what's left of the old stamp mill...
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Time to head on out...
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Airing back up at the end of the trail. As you can see, the road across Lucky Boy Pass and down the mountain was extremely muddy...
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Making a stop in Hawthorne to get cleaned up just enough to see out our windows and mirrors again...
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Before heading back to camp, we made a final stop over at the Hawthorne Ordinance Museum...
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And, that's pretty much how our kick off to summer went or, should I say, winter finale. I hope you enjoyed the pics and, if you'd like to see all the ones that I didn't post up, simply click on the link below:

Project-JK Memorial Day Weekend 2011
Summer Kick Off (aka - Winter Finale) Photo Gallery (http://project-jk.com/wpg2?g2_itemId=245025)

I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who joined us for this trip including you Strainger who came for a night and had to leave early. We had a great time with all of you and look forward to wheeling and camping with you again soon :yup:

Trail Bud
05-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Count me in please!
This will be fun. :beer:

wayoflife
05-15-2012, 06:29 PM
Count me in please!
This will be fun. :beer:

:wings: woohoo!! this will be fun for sure - just make sure you don't set yourself on fire this time around :D

Trail Bud
05-15-2012, 06:48 PM
:wings: woohoo!! this will be fun for sure - just make sure you don't set yourself on fire this time around :D

I've been practicing my stop, drop and roll. :D

MTG
05-15-2012, 07:11 PM
You heading out Sunday or Monday? I am pretty sure I can be there late afternoon/early evening Sat through Monday. It's so close it would be a shame to miss it.

Of course I've never "overlanded" before. Gonna have to find a tent.

CarsonCindy
05-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Cool! I hope you can come "overlanding" with us :). We will be coming home on Monday.

piginajeep
05-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Please no snow!!!! I should be able to join the crew. Unless we're moving. But I think we can plan around this weekend!!!

piginajeep
05-15-2012, 07:32 PM
You heading out Sunday or Monday? I am pretty sure I can be there late afternoon/early evening Sat through Monday. It's so close it would be a shame to miss it.

Of course I've never "overlanded" before. Gonna have to find a tent.

you going to be OK without Sharkey for a weekend?

mmccurdy
05-15-2012, 07:59 PM
We should be in for this one. :thumb:

JKRay
05-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Put me down as a maybe. :D

ProfessionalDriver
05-15-2012, 08:33 PM
Is a stock JKU Rubicon okay? All I've got is a CB hahaha

MTG
05-15-2012, 08:47 PM
Cool! I hope you can come "overlanding" with us :). We will be coming home on Monday.

Yeah the 28th should have clued me in. :cheesy:

In for sure on Sat.

MTG
05-15-2012, 08:48 PM
you going to be OK without Sharkey for a weekend?

LOL! Hadn't thought about that, hopefully he can make it and we don't have to cross that bridge.

You still homeless?

piginajeep
05-15-2012, 09:01 PM
LOL! Hadn't thought about that, hopefully he can make and we don't have to cross that bridge.

You still homeless?

:cheesy:

nope!!! We just got a place in riverside :shock::D

Moochie
05-15-2012, 10:58 PM
How can i miss this? Put me on the list, please.

mcpuck
05-15-2012, 11:28 PM
McPuck's would love to join you! We are in!

ramin
05-15-2012, 11:30 PM
Please add me to the list. This is going to be fun:)

mituk
05-16-2012, 12:10 AM
Eddie,

Please sign me in.
It's gona be a pleasure to camp together again.

I will try to join Friday night.

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 12:13 AM
You heading out Sunday or Monday? I am pretty sure I can be there late afternoon/early evening Sat through Monday. It's so close it would be a shame to miss it.

Of course I've never "overlanded" before. Gonna have to find a tent.

:cheesy: as cindy said, we will be leaving on monday. glad to hear you'll be joining us :thumb:


Please no snow!!!! I should be able to join the crew. Unless we're moving. But I think we can plan around this weekend!!!

fortunately, no snow is in the forcast and it hasn't snowed up there in a while so, it should be real nice. :yup:


We should be in for this one. :thumb:

awesome!! looking forward to seeing you and maria :thumb:

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 12:16 AM
Put me down as a maybe. :D

You got it - hope that maybe can become a going for sure :thumb:


Is a stock JKU Rubicon okay? All I've got is a CB hahaha

yep, this is an easy trip and i doubt you'll even need 4WD. :cool:


:cheesy:

nope!!! We just got a place in riverside :shock::D

that's awesome, glad to hear you'll be moving closer to us. just make sure you work your moving schedule around this trip :yup:


How can i miss this? Put me on the list, please.

so glad to hear you'll be joining us :honey:

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 12:17 AM
McPuck's would love to join you! We are in!


Please add me to the list. This is going to be fun:)


Eddie,

Please sign me in.
It's gona be a pleasure to camp together again.

I will try to join Friday night.

so glad to hear it guys!! i'll add you all to the list now :beer:

ProfessionalDriver
05-16-2012, 03:22 AM
We are in!

Sounds like its going to be an awesome trip! We are looking forward to it! :honey:

BONDSY
05-16-2012, 04:13 AM
"OVERLANDING" ADVENTURE TRIP...!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wings::wings: Put us down as going!:clap2:

TrailReady
05-16-2012, 04:15 AM
Add me please. I can go! Thanks.

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 02:24 PM
wow!! i had no idea this would fill up so fast. just updated the list :crazyeyes:

Nicholas
05-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Just heard about it tonight, I'm in!

JeepFan
05-17-2012, 01:28 PM
If there's still space, please put Steph and I down as going. :D

wayoflife
05-17-2012, 01:48 PM
Just heard about it tonight, I'm in!


If there's still space, please put Steph and I down as going. :D

awesome!! glad you guys can make it and we look forward to seeing you guys there. :thumb:

mackey
05-17-2012, 02:29 PM
I just had shoulder surgery yesterday (05/16/12) and am off work. So as long as i am somewhat mobile, count my wife (Amara) and I in. We would be able to leave Friday. Are kids allowed? Thanks

Shane

wayoflife
05-17-2012, 03:22 PM
I just had shoulder surgery yesterday (05/16/12) and am off work. So as long as i am somewhat mobile, count my wife (Amara) and I in. We would be able to leave Friday. Are kids allowed? Thanks

Shane

right on! kids are always welcome to come and i will add you to the list now. :cool:

wayoflife
05-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Surprisingly, that about fills us up. Unless something changes, that will be all the jeeps we'll be accomodating on this trip.

Again, Cindy and I will be heading up early on Friday the 25th and if you wish to join us, please be sure to let us know by posting up on this thread. If you will be coming up on Saturday, I will be posting directions and information as to where we will be setting up camp next week.

Please note that fires are allowed and we would be grateful if you bring firewood with you. After checking the extended weather foracast, it looks like we're going to be seeing cooler temps with daytime highs in the upper 60's and night time temps in the low 40's so pack accordingly. Also, as a reminder, you need to be prepaired to pack out whatever you pack in. Let me know if you have any questions :cool:

kyoteman
05-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Eddie, Just a FYI for those that are going up on Saturday morning that in Bishop they close the 395 for the Mule Days parade. There will be alternate routes but it will make your drive a little longer. I will in Bishop starting on Monday. I volunteer at Mule Days every year and have friends that compete in the shows.

Sharkey
05-17-2012, 07:37 PM
I was really hoping to make this for a few nights but it's just not in the cards for me. Have a blast everyone!

JeepFan
05-18-2012, 03:14 AM
Hey Eddie, Steph and i plan on heading up early Saturday morning. It would be great to join you. let me know where you would like to meet up and we'll be there.

wayoflife
05-18-2012, 03:54 AM
Eddie, Just a FYI for those that are going up on Saturday morning that in Bishop they close the 395 for the Mule Days parade. There will be alternate routes but it will make your drive a little longer. I will in Bishop starting on Monday. I volunteer at Mule Days every year and have friends that compete in the shows.

oh right, mule days :doh:

thanks for the heads up


I was really hoping to make this for a few nights but it's just not in the cards for me. Have a blast everyone!

awe bummer that you can't make it :grayno:


Hey Eddie, Steph and i plan on heading up early Saturday morning. It would be great to join you. let me know where you would like to meet up and we'll be there.

hey tony, just to make sure we're on the same page, cindy and i are heading up on friday morning. is that what you meant to say? if so, we will be meeting at 9:00 AM in Lone Pine at the Spainhower Park which is located next to the Shell/Carls Jr. at the north end of town. let me know if you'll be coming friday :yup:

JeepFan
05-18-2012, 04:04 AM
oh right, mule days :doh:

thanks for the heads up

awe bummer that you can't make it :grayno:

hey tony, just to make sure we're on the same page, cindy and i are heading up on friday morning. is that what you meant to say? if so, we will be meeting at 9:00 AM in Lone Pine at the Spainhower Park which is located next to the Shell/Carls Jr. at the north end of town. let me know if you'll be coming friday :yup:

Dooooh! Sorry about that. It's been a long day. Lol. I meant Friday. 9 am in Lone Pine sounds good. See ya there. I'll be switching off now.

wayoflife
05-18-2012, 03:07 PM
Dooooh! Sorry about that. It's been a long day. Lol. I meant Friday. 9 am in Lone Pine sounds good. See ya there. I'll be switching off now.

:cheesy: no problem.

if you're interested, we'll most likely head up to lone pine on thursday night and do breakfast at the alabama hills cafe on friday morning at about 7:30 am. if you have the will to get there that early, we'd love to have you join us. :cool:

IrvineJK
05-19-2012, 06:02 AM
Eddie,

I just saw this. Can you put me on this list? Even as an alternate if someone drops out, I really want to go.

Thanks

BONDSY
05-20-2012, 02:04 AM
Hey can someone pick me up some beef jerky from the spot in Olancha please? :fingerscrossed:
Here is the place I'm talking about:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af176/bondsy/Miscellaneous/P7110006037.jpg

mcpuck
05-20-2012, 04:48 AM
Depending on what time we go through there Id be glad to :yup: ... what kind and how much do you want? :idontknow:

BONDSY
05-20-2012, 04:56 AM
Depending on what time we go through there Id be glad to :yup: ... what kind and how much do you want? :idontknow:

I think it's 3 bags for 25 bucks. Original flavor would be great.:clap2:

piginajeep
05-20-2012, 06:09 AM
I can't wait for this camping trip!

mcpuck
05-20-2012, 02:02 PM
I think it's 3 bags for 25 bucks. Original flavor would be great.:clap2:

You got it! (as long as they are open). We are not sure when we are heading up, either Thursday pm or early Friday am.

BONDSY
05-20-2012, 04:58 PM
You got it! (as long as they are open). We are not sure when we are heading up, either Thursday pm or early Friday am.

Thanks Don, maybe Moochie can be my back-up if they are closed when you pass by.

Moochie
05-20-2012, 06:02 PM
I'd be happy to be Don's back up with the jerky pick up. :biggrinbounce:

2012jkfng702
05-20-2012, 08:41 PM
I'm jealous!!! One day I'd love to make one of these runs.:D

BONDSY
05-20-2012, 10:43 PM
I'd be happy to be Don's back up with the jerky pick up. :biggrinbounce:

Thank-you Moochie, I remember you got it last time 2 years ago. I knew I could count on you.:thumb::beer:

MTG
05-20-2012, 10:52 PM
Is the jerky that good?

piginajeep
05-20-2012, 11:14 PM
Is the jerky that good?

Makes me wonder if I should put in a order

BONDSY
05-21-2012, 12:09 AM
Is the jerky that good?

Yes, it is the best.


Makes me wonder if I should put in a order

You wont regret it. Here is their website:

http://www.freshjerky.com/

BONDSY
05-21-2012, 12:12 AM
Makes me wonder if I should put in a order

Chris, which direction you heading to camp?

piginajeep
05-21-2012, 12:40 AM
178 to the 395

BONDSY
05-21-2012, 01:03 AM
178 to the 395

You'll be passing right by it.:yup:

piginajeep
05-21-2012, 02:31 AM
You'll be passing right by it.:yup:

No shit! :)

MTG
05-21-2012, 04:11 AM
Yes, it is the best.

You wont regret it. Here is their website:



Alright. Anyone who is stopping want to grab me some?

wayoflife
05-21-2012, 02:37 PM
Eddie,

I just saw this. Can you put me on this list? Even as an alternate if someone drops out, I really want to go.

Thanks

well, it looks like mackey is needing to drop out so, if you still want to join us, you're more than welcome to.

piginajeep
05-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Alright. Anyone who is stopping want to grab me some?

i'll help the fat kid out :yup:

MTG
05-21-2012, 11:23 PM
i'll help the fat kid out :yup:

LOL! Thanks, I think. Let me know if you need me to wire you some money a head of time given that you are virtually a homeless person and all. :cheesy:

piginajeep
05-21-2012, 11:52 PM
LOL! Thanks, I think. Let me know if you need me to wire you some money a head of time given that you are virtually a homeless person and all. :cheesy:

I like to call it between homes :yup: no need to send money, I'm not that broke..... yet:crazyeyes:

wayoflife
05-22-2012, 12:50 AM
hey everyone, just got back from our last minute adventure out to see the solar eclipse. anyway, glad to see everyone's excited and i just sent a PM to all of you to let you know where we will be on sat. if you think you might join us on friday, please let me know ahead of time so that we can make sure to meet up with you. looks like there might be a 10% chance of rain on friday and saturday but, the rest of the weekend is looking real nice. :thumb:

Moochie
05-22-2012, 12:52 AM
Welcome home eclipse hunters.

wayoflife
05-22-2012, 01:01 AM
Welcome home eclipse hunters.

thank you - we missed you on this one. found some great places deep in the nevada desert to explore though and you'll have to come back out with us when it gets a bit cooler. :cool:

mcpuck
05-22-2012, 01:44 AM
I'd be happy to be Don's back up with the jerky pick up. :biggrinbounce:

Moochie I will need you for a back-up. Sorry Bondsy but we had to back out of the trip. Turns out a couple things work against us and we need to stay in town this weekend. Have fun without us (but not too much)!

Moochie
05-22-2012, 02:28 AM
Moochie I will need you for a back-up. Sorry Bondsy but we had to back out of the trip. Turns out a couple things work against us and we need to stay in town this weekend. Have fun without us (but not too much)!

I'll do my best, to complete my back up duty but, they might not be open while I'm driving by. I'll see if I can check their hours. Catch you on the next trip Don.

wayoflife
05-22-2012, 02:30 AM
Moochie I will need you for a back-up. Sorry Bondsy but we had to back out of the trip. Turns out a couple things work against us and we need to stay in town this weekend. Have fun without us (but not too much)!

bummer you can't join us on this trip

BONDSY
05-22-2012, 04:42 AM
Moochie I will need you for a back-up. Sorry Bondsy but we had to back out of the trip. Turns out a couple things work against us and we need to stay in town this weekend. Have fun without us (but not too much)!

Ah man Don, you guys are great to camp with. Sorry you won't be this time. Hope all is well.:yup:

Nicholas
05-22-2012, 06:36 AM
Moochie I will need you for a back-up. Sorry Bondsy but we had to back out of the trip. Turns out a couple things work against us and we need to stay in town this weekend. Have fun without us (but not too much)!

What?! That's no fun! Does that mean Ray is out too?!

JKRay
05-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Yep I checked with work and that maybe turned into a not coming. :( if it wasn't a holiday weekend I might of but they need me. Hope you all have a good time I'll try to make it out next year.

wayoflife
05-22-2012, 01:10 PM
What?! That's no fun! Does that mean Ray is out too?!

:cheesy: as a matter of fact...


Yep I checked with work and that maybe turned into a not coming. :( if it wasn't a holiday weekend I might of but they need me. Hope you all have a good time I'll try to make it out next year.

bummer you can't make it but, you gotta do what you gotta do

JKRay
05-22-2012, 01:48 PM
:cheesy: as a matter of fact...

bummer you can't make it but, you gotta do what you gotta do

lol, yea I agree I need the money to pay the bills and the payment for my jeep. Someday I'll have a job with weekends off hopefully real soon...

mcpuck
05-22-2012, 05:20 PM
What?! That's no fun! Does that mean Ray is out too?!


:cheesy: as a matter of fact...

God I love you guys!!! :bleh:

ProfessionalDriver
05-22-2012, 05:25 PM
This week is dragging...

Can't wait for the weekend... :wings:

piginajeep
05-22-2012, 07:08 PM
This week is dragging...

Can't wait for the weekend... :wings:

when are you twins leaving Bako?

ProfessionalDriver
05-22-2012, 07:12 PM
when are you twins leaving Bako?

Hoping to get out of Bako sometime Friday afternoon. You still leaving Saturday morning?

We may go up thru Yosemite, but I'm thinking we will probably go 178-->395 to avoid the Memorial Day traffic in Yosemite.

Nicholas
05-22-2012, 09:24 PM
God I love you guys!!! :bleh:

I'm bummed you guys are not coming! You guys are my favorite couple!

JeepFan
05-23-2012, 01:06 PM
I miss you guys already! :eek: :crazyeyes: :shock: :yup:

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wayoflife
05-23-2012, 11:11 PM
Heads Up!!
Hey guys and gals, I just checked NOAA and if you can believe it, they're predicting a 70% chance of snow on Friday night and a 30% chance of Rain/Snow on Saturday. The rest of the weekend should be real nice. Having said all that, please come prepaired for some cold weather.

piginajeep
05-24-2012, 01:29 AM
I can believe it.. :(

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 03:08 AM
I can believe it.. :(

yeah, well hopefully it comes in and blows out early.
just so crazy that it hasn't snowed up there in weeks if not over a month and now that we're going up, it's gotta start coming down :naw:

IrvineJK
05-24-2012, 03:42 AM
I'll be leaving early Friday morning so I'll see you up there. Hopefully is a warm snow............

BONDSY
05-24-2012, 04:47 AM
I hope Tioga Pass doesn't close down. Of course, the weather forecast has changed every day. Yesterday it was a 20% chance for Saturday, today it's 50%. The reports point out that what ever it does, it will be light. But who knows for sure.:crazyeyes:

On another note, I noticed last year you all made a visit to the Deli for breakfast. Are we doing that again? Just asking so I can pack accordingly.

IrvineJK
05-24-2012, 05:55 AM
Ok, leaving 5am on Friday morning......:eek:! See you there. Will I need an extra jerry can of gas, or will I have enough for with whatever we're doing? I got a 2-door, so less than most of you. Jeep packed and gassed. Just need some food, and some more warm clothes!

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 06:13 AM
I hope Tioga Pass doesn't close down. Of course, the weather forecast has changed every day. Yesterday it was a 20% chance for Saturday, today it's 50%. The reports point out that what ever it does, it will be light. But who knows for sure.:crazyeyes:

On another note, I noticed last year you all made a visit to the Deli for breakfast. Are we doing that again? Just asking so I can pack accordingly.

just checked noaa for tioga pass and it looks like they will get measureable snow on friday - less than an inch mind you but, it will be there.

regarding breakfast, that was kind of a spur of the moment thing - i wouldn't count on it but, it could happen again.


Ok, leaving 5am on Friday morning......:eek:! See you there. Will I need an extra jerry can of gas, or will I have enough for with whatever we're doing? I got a 2-door, so less than most of you. Jeep packed and gassed. Just need some food, and some more warm clothes!

you should be fine on gas. just pack warm cloths, food, water and wood for sure.

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 06:15 AM
BTW - for those of you coming up on saturday, there is always a chance that our camp spot may be taken. if that happens, just keep going up the road as we will try our best to find something in that area.

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 02:14 PM
just checked the weather again and it looks like we are definitely gonna get some snow on friday - less than an inch but, it's expected to stick. saturday should be hit or miss but by sunday, we should be looking at beautiful 70 sunny weather again - so crazy. :crazyeyes:

ProfessionalDriver
05-24-2012, 02:47 PM
just checked the weather again and it looks like we are definitely gonna get some snow on friday - less than an inch but, it's expected to stick. saturday should be hit or miss but by sunday, we should be looking at beautiful 70 sunny weather again - so crazy. :crazyeyes:

It will definitely be an adventure! Good thing we have ---> :honey:

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 02:52 PM
It will definitely be an adventure! Good thing we have ---> :honey:

:cheesy: indeed - this makes 3 years running. might have to officially change the name from "kickoff to summer" to "winter finale" :crazyeyes:

MTG
05-24-2012, 03:04 PM
:cheesy: indeed - this makes 3 years running. might have to officially change the name from "kickoff to summer" to "winter finale" :crazyeyes:

If you change the name it will stop snowing.

JKRay
05-24-2012, 03:33 PM
If you change the name it will stop snowing.

:cheesy: Thats about right...

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 04:34 PM
If you change the name it will stop snowing.

:cheesy: you know it!!

MTG
05-24-2012, 07:09 PM
So a low of 26 degrees on Saturday night and a red flag warning. I'm borrowing a tent from Sharkey and he just scoffed at me when I asked if it was heated.

JeepFan
05-24-2012, 09:46 PM
:cheesy: no problem.

if you're interested, we'll most likely head up to lone pine on thursday night and do breakfast at the alabama hills cafe on friday morning at about 7:30 am. if you have the will to get there that early, we'd love to have you join us. :cool:

There's a good chance we'll see you 7:30 in the morning. Friday! :yup:

wayoflife
05-24-2012, 09:51 PM
There's a good chance we'll see you 7:30 in the morning. Friday! :yup:

Awesome :)

Nicholas
05-25-2012, 03:48 AM
There's a good chance we'll see you 7:30 in the morning. Friday! :yup:

I'm going to try a make it too!

Sharkey
05-25-2012, 04:12 AM
Very bummed I can't make it. Have a blast everyone...and send MTG on a snipe hunt for me.

MTG
05-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Very bummed I can't make it. Have a blast everyone...and send MTG on a snipe hunt for me.

Snipe? I was going to be busy looking for jackalope and chupacabre. I hear this is their prime breeding ground. No?

Sharkey
05-25-2012, 06:34 AM
Too far north for chupacabre and too high in elevation for jackalope. Definitely prime for snipe though...happy hunting. :)

MTG
05-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Storm on its way! Had some hail this morning in Reno.

ProfessionalDriver
05-25-2012, 06:48 PM
Leaving Bakersfield in about an hour! See you guys this evening!!!

TrailReady
05-25-2012, 10:50 PM
In route with professionaldriver!

BONDSY
05-26-2012, 12:18 AM
Made it through Yosemite. Eating at the deli.

ProfessionalDriver
05-26-2012, 02:00 AM
In route!


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MTG
05-26-2012, 04:33 AM
Just about packed.

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See you all tomorrow.

piginajeep
05-26-2012, 06:27 PM
We should be thee around 2 or 3. Almost to beef jerky!

MTG
05-26-2012, 10:40 PM
Finally on my way!

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BONDSY
05-28-2012, 05:00 PM
What a fantastic trip. A little cold at night, but the fires were hot, the trails were great, the company even better. Laura, Carson, and I had a blast. It's always awesome to see old friends again and to meet new ones. We are glad we came.

MTG
05-28-2012, 06:56 PM
Great trip! Thank you Eddie and Cindy for the invite and wonderful time. Agreed, it was fun to meet some new members and see the familiar faces again. Already looking forward to the next one!

JeepFan
05-29-2012, 01:00 AM
Another great trip for the history books! Thank you Eddie and Cindy for bringing great friends together on yet another epic adventure.

Steph and I had a blast!

Cheers!


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ProfessionalDriver
05-29-2012, 01:57 AM
Thank you Eddie and Cindy for a great trip! Courtney and I had a great time making new friends and exploring some of California's most beautiful scenery. We can't wait for the next adventure!

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MTG
05-29-2012, 03:00 AM
Thank you Eddie and Cindy for a great trip! Courtney and I had a great time making new friends and exploring some of California's most beautiful scenery. We can't wait for the next adventure!



Nice pictures PD. Are these edited?

It was nice meeting you three. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

ProfessionalDriver
05-29-2012, 03:28 AM
Nice pictures PD. Are these edited?

It was nice meeting you three. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Thanks! Yeah they're edited, but I don't use any fancy software... These were taken and edited on my iPhone.

It was nice meeting you too and thanks for letting me drool over your Jeep.

wayoflife
05-29-2012, 03:48 AM
just got back, unpacked, cleaned up and just now started to catch up on things. we're so glad that you were all able to join us on this trip and really do hope you all enjoyed yourselves. cindy and i had a great time with all of you. love the pics PD!! i'll try to get some of ours posted up as soon as i can.

:cool:

TrailReady
05-29-2012, 04:14 AM
Nice meeting you too MTG, had a blast on the trip and can't wait to go on a new adventure with the group.

Thanks Eddie and Cindy, we definitely enjoyed ourselves. Jeeping/Camping with you guys and the rest of the group was a blast. :thumb:

Nicholas
05-29-2012, 04:53 AM
Thank You Eddie and Cindy for putting this trip together! I had a great time! Always cool meeting new friends and hanging with old ones! I really enjoyed the "short" hike to Green Lake and the trips to the old mining area and visiting the ghost town of Bodie! I hope to see you guys on the next run or trip!

piginajeep
05-29-2012, 03:49 PM
Another awesome weekend.
I love this pic from the facebook page.


http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559965_10150892418713971_1089295011_n.jpg

Blonda
05-29-2012, 05:21 PM
Thank You Eddie and Cindy for putting this trip together! I had a great time! Always cool meeting new friends and hanging with old ones! I really enjoyed the "short" hike to Green Lake and the trips to the old mining area and visiting the ghost town of Bodie! I hope to see you guys on the next run or trip!

Cool...I knew bigfoot was real