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wayoflife
10-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Day 7 - Drummond Island
In addition to having an awesome off-road park like Turtle Ridge, Drummond Island hosts over 117 miles of trails that meander through boreal forests, across glacial rock deposits and stone ridges carved out by Lake Huron. It truly is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see and, we were happy to relax and explore it on our final day of the 2012 JK-Experience. Here are some highlight photos from tour around the island, I hope you enjoy.

Getting ready to head out for our last day of fun...
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Time to tour the island...
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It's hard to imagine but, there are spots along the way that I could swear felt like being along the Oregon coast... only, with fresh water...
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Making our way out to the Marble Cliffs...
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Taking in the view from the edge...
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Gotta get a group shot...
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Working our way back out...
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Skipping rocks by the cool waters of Shale Beach...
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Moving along and heading back into the muck...
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And back into the canopy of green...
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Working our way down some fun rocks...
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Moving right along...
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Look - there's a fork... and knife coming up in the road...
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And just like that, we're back where we started from. The benefits of being on an island is that it's hard to get lost...
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After getting cleaned up, it was time for the Survivors Dinner...
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Such an elegant display for such a motely crew...
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Good times with good friends...
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CHEERS!!
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Dinner is served!!
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Speach time...
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Wrapping up the end of an amazing week by a beachside bonfire...
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Good time indeed - until next year!!
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I hope you all enjoyed following our adventures on the 2012 JK-Experience Heartland Tour. To see all the photos we took along the way, simply click on this links below:

Day 0 : The Journey Out (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2142-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-The-Journey-Out)
Day 1 : Check-In (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2148-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-1-Check-In)
Day 2 : Redbird Off Road Park (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2153-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-2-Redbird-Off-Road-Park)
Day 3 : Indianapolis Motor Speedway (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2160-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-3-Indianapolis-Motor-Speedway)
Day 4 : Jeep Plant Tour (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2171-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-4-Jeep-Plant-Tour)
Day 5/Part 1 : Silver Lake Sand Dunes (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2190-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-5-Part-1-Silver-Lake-Sand-Dunes)
Day 5/Part 2 : Rocks & Valleys (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2197-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-5-Part-2-Rocks-and-Valleys)
Day 6 : Turtle Ridge Off Road Park (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2207-2012-JK-Experience-Heartland-Tour-Day-6-Turtle-Ridge)

A BIG THANKS needs to go out to Off Road Evolution, Nitto Tire and all the sponsors of the 2012 JK-Experience for making all this possible. You guys rock :rock:

jktubby
10-19-2012, 02:33 PM
great threads eddie!!! Thanks for sharing jkx with us. Now lets see those videos :thumb:

MTG
10-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Eddie and Cindy,

Thanks for documenting and posting up the pictures of the trip! As always your photography and narrative capture the moment perfectly!

I, like a lot of other people, anxiously await the video. Hopefully with all the bad weather you were able to get some good footage. :thumb:

wayoflife
10-19-2012, 04:03 PM
Eddie and Cindy,

Thanks for documenting and posting up the pictures of the trip! As always your photography and narrative capture the moment perfectly!

I, like a lot of other people, anxiously await the video. Hopefully with all the bad weather you were able to get some good footage. :thumb:

the crappy weather really made filming tough and prevented us from getting as much footage as we would have prefered for sure. it was very frustrating for us. i do think we got some good material though and hope it'll be enough to tell the story.

GCM 2
10-19-2012, 04:49 PM
Eddie, Cindy & Andrew, you guys are the best! Thanks for taking up the incredibly demanding task of digitally capturing this event. We almost need a seperate crew to film "the making of" the JKX that would capture how much effort you guys put into getting all of this footage. When the jeepers are wheeling, you all are on foot walking, climbing, scrambling, and filming! I'm glad it's you getting the footage for us, thanks for all that you do :rock:

Blonda
10-19-2012, 05:52 PM
Great pics...it was fun this week to re-live the event thanks to all the hard work you, Cindy and Andrew put in (and all the mud splashes you had to endure while taking some of the shots :D. I haven't even been able to go through all the pics I took to share...I can't even imagine how many pics you had to go through and much work it was for you guys. :rock:

Hightower
10-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Eddie, Cindy & Andrew, you guys are the best! Thanks for taking up the incredibly demanding task of digitally capturing this event. We almost need a seperate crew to film "the making of" the JKX that would capture how much effort you guys put into getting all of this footage. When the jeepers are wheeling, you all are on foot walking, climbing, scrambling, and filming! I'm glad it's you getting the footage for us, thanks for all that you do :rock:

Perfectly said brother the only thing I would add is while your doing all that you are all so helping other Jeepers on the trail whether that is a word of encouragement, advice on a line or under a broken rig. :clap2::clap2::clap2::thumb::thumb::beer::beer:

Linebacker
10-20-2012, 04:36 PM
Thanks for posting the excellent daily photo essays so quickly. Well played!! I was kinda hoping for a Day 7 farewell karaoke though.:thumb:

Mikes Offroad
10-21-2012, 12:30 AM
Great pictures Eddie / Cindy they bring back lots of goom memories.

wayoflife
10-23-2012, 02:08 AM
Thanks everyone, you all are really too kind. In so many ways, we're just glad to have had the opportunity to be a part of this even and if for no other reason than to spend some quality time on the trail with all of you. :yup: