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Irishcoffee
01-22-2012, 10:48 PM
It's the second time we had the ambition to circle arround during a 10 days tough journey 5 of the most remote but unspoiled natural reserves and communities in my country.
The entire tour was strechted along 5.000 km and even if we visit again many unspotted sights were catched on camera.
Bellow Some pics (100% Romania aka The Land of Dracula") which some were tooken from the Jk.
...Enisala/Heracleea Fortress...

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0471.jpg
... Conquered....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0474.jpg
... we crossed the Carphatian Mountains using a old Roman road which is used also in these days ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_5432.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/35d6a350.jpg
... up there we enjoyed the views...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_5925.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_2998.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_6530.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_8973.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_3133.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_2786.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_1114.jpg
More 2 come!

JeepFan
01-22-2012, 11:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :yup:
Tony

Irishcoffee
01-22-2012, 11:09 PM
... Crossed again the mountains ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_2769.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_2698.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_1183.jpg
...had some birdeye views...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_1069.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_2916.jpg
... descending...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_1014.jpg
...passing through narrow gorges....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_2540.jpg
...cooling down a bit...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_1812.jpg
...resting at the Romanian Stone Henge (Sarmisegetusa) conquered in 106 Ad by the Romans..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Romania/IMG_1100.jpg
...stretching our feets and cooling again...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5979.jpg
...warming up close to vulcanos ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5542.jpg
...socializing...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_6212.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_8046.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/Trasnalpina.jpg
More to come!

Irishcoffee
01-22-2012, 11:25 PM
... As said ... Socializing...with the almost extinct European Bizons ....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5950.jpg
...some people were arround...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_9589.jpg
...had a drink....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_7859.jpg
...doing nothing....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_6489.jpg
... Just photos....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_7067.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_7090.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5996.jpg
...mother nature..playing...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5995.jpg
....or sometime calling :-)...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/DSCF2336.jpg
...i was kidding...but caving again deep beneath the earth...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_1745.jpg
...and then up we go again...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_2858.jpg
...towards the sky...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_6486.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_6434.jpg
... More 2 come? :-)

BONDSY
01-23-2012, 12:48 AM
Absolutely stunning photos. Beautiful country you live in. Thank-you for adding these and I look forward to seeing more.:yup:

wayoflife
01-23-2012, 12:54 AM
WOW!! I mean, just WOW :shock:
I had no idea it was so beautiful there - thanks for posting these up :clap2::thumb:

CarsonCindy
01-23-2012, 12:57 AM
Amazing photos! So beautiful! :thumb:

Robar
01-23-2012, 02:01 AM
Great pics. Very beautiful country. :yup:

Franck
01-23-2012, 02:23 AM
what a trip ! WOW ! :shock::thankyou:

Irishcoffee
01-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Yeah
I thought you wouldn't enjoy! :thinking:
Hence I will continue to abuse :blush: wayalife forum with my pics!

....a very water modded Gorge...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rFbN24r7SMk/TtYArvEEtCI/AAAAAAAAI_Y/4Vuf2euF60M/s800/IMG_4172.JPG
....well you know always is good when you start with a short brake.....and enjoying traditional cookies....
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dNS4z0s7kDs/TtYAsC8JYzI/AAAAAAAAI_c/zwSp4Yc9K8s/s800/IMG_4210.JPG
...and admire a beautiful and eco-friendly functional water mill ....it smells unbelievable nice.....like in grandma kitchen...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hL-wEdL_SNs/TtYAsKDmkwI/AAAAAAAAI_g/tpX7esi6Fco/s800/IMG_4339.JPG
..fresh air ...and good food...plus a Yellow Spor ...somewhere lost out there... .
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PH5h5GB0oEA/TtYAs7op6GI/AAAAAAAAI_w/ILako5hDwpE/s800/IMG_4418.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-suZo7iHgXQU/Shy7xeI3muI/AAAAAAAAHG4/MQTcNwmB5Q8/s800/IMG_1222.JPG
... I will always remember these trips...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RqRC72T6izM/Sf7-Fs9NQUI/AAAAAAAAFgw/k4xeNhAZrHs/s800/IMG_9421.JPG
..these huge moutains stone portals...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BIBP42qFRlE/Sf79rPU89VI/AAAAAAAAFgk/zEvviFj4Zr0/s800/IMG_9335.JPG
.. or such views from my JK......
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_e9HNXVoSTc/Su7uM6QmVPI/AAAAAAAAHYs/tlla0e22qNs/s800/IMG_6461.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vG4ktIZD3FM/TMV6mLZg2mI/AAAAAAAAH2c/rD5koK-vvSQ/s1152/IMG_3028.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iQ-2SQuNXAw/TMV09wtcD1I/AAAAAAAAH0Q/JSNqvd3pUVo/s1152/IMG_2806.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--sMX-zux0Lg/TMV4SXYvTuI/AAAAAAAAH1s/uaWLRH-_LHg/s912/IMG_2925.JPG
... my favourite "trail guide" during a "team work".....
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D8B3dXTKnO8/S3U8WfWYHbI/AAAAAAAAHkE/dHlHOggu-lE/s1152/IMG_9554.JPG
..more 2 come! :brows:
:-)

Irishcoffee
01-23-2012, 02:38 PM
[B]Until the following pics you can enjoy in HD format the video bellow (English Language):

http://www.trilulilu.ro/funnyman/1d1822e3ee4f5b

Here you can find a documentary series about Wild Carpathia:
http://www.wildcarpathia.tv/

https://youtu.be/FKV6qPYDqwE

https://youtu.be/FKV6qPYDqwE

https://youtu.be/7iufeQT5Thk

https://youtu.be/7iufeQT5Thk

https://youtu.be/6yRny5R0j6c

https://youtu.be/6yRny5R0j6c

Irishcoffee
01-23-2012, 02:52 PM
... speaking about Dracula....last yellow house on the right before the big tower was frequently visited by the Count Dracula (view from main square in Sighisoara Medieval City during the yearly medieval festival was on our travel map); the same house also today after hundreds of years hosts one of the best traditional restaurants in the medieval city.....
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TRDV8CeLP80/S3VFHj1FtJI/AAAAAAAAHnU/qKjp9i7r5uQ/s1152/DSC01174.JPG
..but let's return up where almost any sign of civilisation is lost.....so a U-turn...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/IMG_1827.jpg
..cattle houses in very remote and jeep accesible locations.....
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LGuCOmn1c_0/S3U8o7m-UGI/AAAAAAAAHkM/TnU4EHchXwQ/s1152/IMG_9557.JPG

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5177.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5169.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5138.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_5096.jpg
..stoping by to smell some snow roses (very rare)....during their bloom....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_3426.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_3413.jpg
...Up here you can see the Romanian Sfinx...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_3350.jpg
...another huge playground .....to explore up here
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_3234.jpg
....anothe distant ...yellow detonator spot....when we conqered another fortress.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2825.jpg
..... next pics I will be silent cause comments I believe are useless...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2720.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2719.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2714.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2693.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2690.jpg
....cattle houses...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2686.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2673.jpg
...another world....lost between the Carphatian Moutain Chain............
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2670.jpg
...our JK Diesel was to noisy and sometimes I need to stop the engine to enjoy the tranquility....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_2631.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0677.jpg
...and the collors....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_1823.jpg
...or the nature & man made shapes.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_1782.jpg

more water world & seasons pics 2 come ???
:standing wave:

Franck
01-23-2012, 04:54 PM
fantastic pictures, superb country !
:thumb:

Irishcoffee
01-24-2012, 01:38 PM
Thanks Guys for your nice words...:beer::beer::beer::beer:

Bellow some winter pics .....freeeee ride....:rock:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0386.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/DSC00962.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/DSC00830.jpg
....and waterwolrd (Romanian Danube Delta - Unique in Europe)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0359.jpg

..don't ask who's eggs are those ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0353.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0322.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0215.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0412.jpg

...there's only water....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0399.jpg

...somewhere on water close to Ukrainian border..........
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_0182.jpg

....and a natural barrier lake up in the mountains (Red Lake Romania)....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/DSC03223.jpg

....and the Black Sea remote shores....close to the Danube Delta...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT%202/IMG_3497.jpg

All these places are reachable by Jeep, excluding waterwold of course :bored01:
Please let me know if someone here wants more pics with the Balkan Region (Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, etc.) :thinking:
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
01-24-2012, 02:15 PM
..some JK action from this part of the world...

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/IJT/DSC_0123.jpg

..just another playground....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09737.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09744.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09752.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09751.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09767.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09776.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09723.jpg

.....pure jk ...dracula night 4x4 hAUnting tour....:D

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09730.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09770.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09771.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09777.jpg

..cinema lights on please ....

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09785.jpg

..have a nice evening ....all of you .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Silver/DSC09769.jpg


Cheers
John

wayoflife
01-25-2012, 04:30 PM
simply gorgeous!! i love it :thumb:

CALIJK
01-26-2012, 06:45 PM
John, great photos - thanks for sharing. My father imigrated from the Ukraine to the U.S. so it was meaningful to me to see some of the surrounding countryside.

Irishcoffee
01-28-2012, 06:39 AM
Thanks for your thoughts!

Bellow some fresh pics from a slipery jk exit up on the mountains, somwhere 180 km far from Bucharest:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina29.jpg
Gates into the mountains
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina28.jpg
...some ice.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina3.jpg
.... Cat on ice..... slow, nice & easy..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina1.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina2.jpg
...outh of the woods...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina4.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina5.jpg
...mud, snow & ice .... sun, blue sky ......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina6.jpg
...it sound for me to open my freedom top....for the first time this year....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina7.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina8.jpg
...we had some spectators and jk fans..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina9.jpg
...some scenary along the route....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina10.jpg
..One.... Blind shot over the roof top...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina11.jpg
... Mountain wood houses....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina12.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina13.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina14.jpg
...what a day.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina15.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina16.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina17.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina19.jpg
.... Looking behind....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina21.jpg
....or on road...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina23.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina24.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina25.jpg
...his first winter....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina26.jpg
...moving foward....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina27.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/Padina20.jpg
Wish you all a wheeling jk weekend!!!!!
Cheers
;-)
John

MTG
01-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Maxydouda
01-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Wow ! Thanks for the great images

:clap2:

Irishcoffee
01-29-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks for your thoughts!
Bellow some pics from our last days
snow expedition up in Yeti Land:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/IMG_1122.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/IMG_1124.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/IMG_1123.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/IMG_1125.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Padina/IMG_1108.jpg
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
01-30-2012, 04:50 AM
....some pics at >2000m altitude and..solitude...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan17.jpg
....Fagaras Mountains.... Part of Carpathians Chain...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan16.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan15.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan13.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan12.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan10.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan9.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan8.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan7.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan6.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan5.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan4.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan3.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan2.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan1.jpg
...time to hit the road...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Transfagarasan/Transfagarasan18.jpg
Cheers
John

wayoflife
01-30-2012, 04:17 PM
simply gorgeous!! :clap2:

Mücke76
01-30-2012, 04:47 PM
great pics:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

if you will meet dracula, please tell him best wishes from Alex. I met him two years ago.

nice work

:standing wave: Alex

Irishcoffee
02-03-2012, 08:13 AM
New Eco Roll Cage!
Whit the permission of a friend I'll post here something unbelievable!!

Your comments & suggestions are highly appreciated! :doh:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza6_XXL.jpg
..even that dog was p..d of cause of a such good looking Rubicon...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza13_XXL.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza9_XXL.jpg
...some technical & constructive secrets....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza8_XXL.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza7_XXL.jpg
...what a nice looking rack and a good looking Expedition Vehicle!
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza10_XXL.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza5_XXL.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza4_XXL.jpg
....almost everything you need is there up....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza3_XXL.jpg
...tested only on onroad & mildy offroad near Bucharest...:brows:....Yet!...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Pitonu2/poza14_XXL.jpg

The cause of this disaster was the Romanian Palinka (Plumms Brandy!)...as said
"You Wouldn't Understand that Jeep Thing over here!"

That Expedition Vehicle is pretty ready to start a camp fire anytime!

Enjoy :standing wave:

Cheers

John

wayoflife
02-03-2012, 04:53 PM
:cheesy: that is just too damn funny!! thanks for the great laugh :cheesy:

Trail Bud
02-04-2012, 02:43 AM
Great pics!!
WIsh I run that, thanks

CALIJK
02-04-2012, 03:55 AM
I can't think of anything else to say, except, "Nice wood!"

Hightower
02-04-2012, 06:23 AM
Nice wood is pretty good.. LOL:brows::brows::brows::brows::brows::brows:

BONDSY
02-04-2012, 06:40 AM
I have seen plenty of pics, but you sir have some of the coolest. :thumb:

Irishcoffee
02-04-2012, 07:21 AM
Thanks guys for your nice words and especially Wayalife for Sharing! :beer:
:drum:
Pics from Balkan Peninsula are on their way!
The "premier" will be streamed on this post!
I do prefer to let pics speak by themselves and hope you'll enjoy them!
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
02-04-2012, 05:58 PM
....So Lets Start With Bulgaria.
We wheeled in Bulgaria from North (Danube) to South (Border with Greece) and from East (Border with Serbia) to West (Black Sea) and reached plenty of remote, hidden but fantastic places both beneath or on the surface or sometimes just between these worlds.

Well let's start with the Underworld.....caving....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0056.jpg
.... ice stalagmites....stalactites and frozen wall cascades.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3774.jpg
....a vertical cave...rare limestone phenomenon......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3996.jpg
...and let light come from the ceiling slightly down.....to the floor of an abandoned Russian military weapon deposit hidden in a huge huge huge cave....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3505.jpg
....the entry is really impressive BUT also the inside of the cave is also incredible....this is one of many Bulgarian so called WOW points...(Devetaki cave)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3479.jpg
...so let's move slightly to the surface....and have a look under "God's Bridge" ... natural limestone bridge (a former cave) ...which is majestic stretching over a prehistoric valley....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0407.jpg
...or have a look under the "Wonderfull Bridges" in Rodope Mountains (South) close to the border with Greece...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3198.jpg
....or look into "God's Eyes"...another fantastic, majestic and scary limestone phenomenon .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0225.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0229.jpg
....and God's smiled towards its subjects through those rock eyes.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0232.jpg
....a glimps of light in another corner between the underworld and our world....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0179.jpg
...enough with so much God's stuff and cross the "Devil's Bridge"...a marvellous hidden construction with no cement in it which stays there since hundreds of years.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3246.jpg
...on the surface we stopped by some Roses FIELDS..yes Fields...Bulgarians are the major Rose Essence exporters which is valuable then gold and is used in cosmetic industry or also in food industry.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6127.jpg
... then passed by some castle and fortresses originating since the Ottoman Kingdom period ...at the Danube
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9597.jpg
....or some typical architecture....ground floor and roof from stone, upper floors wood..and of course very very narrow streets.......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6379.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6061.jpg
...one of the best traditional hotels in Veliko Tarnovo......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6050.jpg
...and some rocky & picturesque giants....chained by a fortress tight on top....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9949.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9916.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9915.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9831.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9896.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_9822.jpg
....these rocks and especially limestones where inhabited by monks during the period when Christianity was not allowed by the Romans..(Lohm River Valley and xii-th century rock monasteries, UNESCO, Ruse)..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6303.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3914.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3902.jpg
...back on trails.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3435.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_4081.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6231.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6246.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6196.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6272.jpg
...like cats on those wooden ladders trails...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_6292.jpg
...let's chill a little...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_4013.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3658.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_3621.jpg
....enjoying some bird eye views....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0128.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0132.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0109-1.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Bulgaria/IMG_0107.jpg
This was a very small glimpse of 100% Bulgaria
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
02-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Croatia is one of the jewels of Adriatic Sea.
Conquered and dominated by the Venetians hundreds of years, Croatia owns some of the fantastic combinations of rock cities ans dark blue-green sea.
One example: Dubrovnik the fortress on the sea in the south close to the border with Montenegro (next on our Tours this summer):
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1434.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1534.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1531.jpg
....or even older then Venetians times but comming from same direction.... Roman emperors were attracted by the beauty of the Adriatic coast as well...a good example ... UNESCO heritage city of Split
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1309.jpg
But here is a Jeep forum or?
...Motovun ..... Conquered...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4567.jpg
....cooling in some limestone canyons...along the trails
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_0601.jpg
...or some fresh air in the woods along mighty waterfalls.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1660.jpg
...Plitvice emerald lakes and waterfalls, a waterland part of UNESCO natural wonders...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4864.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4661.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4591.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4731.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4685.jpg
....we've scouted Croatia in the last 5 summers starting from the south and wheeling towards north..region by region...
...view from a middle of a vineyard hill.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_0629.jpg
....again a cooling spot along the trails....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4542.jpg
...almost everywhere the streets are so narrow I was lucky not to have the buschwackers on .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4529.jpg
....if you are on-road or off-road the Adriatic is a magnet....and pops-out almost at every corner of our tours.......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_1878.jpg
....down there between the rocks....a hidden beach.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4147.jpg
....some sea expeditions......a must .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4399.jpg
....this is a very very short introduction into Croatia....my second homeland.......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4619.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/Croatia/IMG_4626.jpg
This summer in August we hope to join on trials our friends from Jeep Club Croatia in order to post more some "flexing" Jeeps also here!
:cool:
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
02-19-2012, 06:30 AM
Another country which shares the Adriatic with Croatia and Italy but has also high altitudes Alps (The Julian Alps) is Slovenia.
This was our first expedition into the Slovenian Triglav National Park in the heart of the Julian Alps, close to the Italian Border.
We called this expedition "The 7 Waterfall Wonders Jeep Tour".
Let's start from the underworld with one of the famous caves in the world which has in his belly one of the deepest canyons (Skocjan Cave)
http://euparky.eu/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/2/30/Cerkvenikov_most_mala67512.jpg
https://magisterialproperty.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/skocjan-401.jpg
....a real Jurasik world....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5333.jpg
...and back to the surface......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5380.jpg
...and sometimes need to stop to takes some pics of the surroundings..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5245-1.jpg
....man it was hot outside....33C and humidity at its limits.......therefore we've wheeled fast towards the Julian Alps
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5271.jpg
.....and soon we've reached point by point our hidden waterfalls (some of them reach 50m high)...enjoy...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5392.jpg
...we quickly forget the high temperature......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5383.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5339.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5294.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5241.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5207.jpg
...Almost unreal colour combinations up in the Slovenian Alps....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/7%20Waterfall%20Jeep%20Tour%20Slovenian%20Alps/IMG_5166.jpg
...for sure we will return to this part of the Balkan Peninsula to scout other hidden wonders with our Jeep!
Cheers
:standing wave:
John

wayoflife
02-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Breathtaking!! Absolutely wonderful photos!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

You know, looking at some of the old wooden trails, I was thinking to myself, "are those really strong enough to hold a person up?" And then, I remembered your wooden exo-cage and thought, of course it is :D

piginajeep
02-19-2012, 03:37 PM
We need to plan a wheeling trip here! Awesome Pics! Keep them coming

Robar
02-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Very beautiful land that you have to explore. Keep up the adventures and keep taking lots of photos for the rest of us to enjoy. :thumb:

Irishcoffee
02-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks Guys!
Regarding those wooden trails in Bulgaria: they are called Eco-Trails and are spread in certain remote but very spectacular places all around Bulgaria (canyons e.g.) so that the tourist can enjoy at maximum (incl. cat adrenaline) the view-points and the deep/steep sides.
Any of you which want to join us on trails in the region is welcomed and can have the possibility to drive a diesel JK/WK/XJ.
We can not promise a Moby Dick but a softer diesel JK brother is awaiting to be challenged.:yup:

Personally this summer in August I want to participate to the Jeep gathering in Croatia and then to go to Montenegru, which is truly another Jeep land full of spectacular natural phenomenons.

In Romania our next national Jeep gathering is after the orthodox Eastern, a kinda Jeep Eastern Safari in the mountains with a remote and picturesque landscape.

Meanwhile my friends are fighting with 3-5 m of snow, -25C winter and 50-70 km/h extreme cold winds when helping some people in need placed in remote locations distributing with the army food and medicines. Practically all houses are covered in snow. Such winter was registered in history only in 1954. An air bridge of army helicopters in the air and a ground chain of extreme off road cars are ensuring constant supply to these remote villages.
Some pics bellow:
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428125_231392190288135_180153332078688_480824_1053 759219_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/409529_228427357251285_180153332078688_473852_2060 320785_n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424459_228427453917942_180153332078688_473855_3120 70580_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422095_229187927175228_180153332078688_475776_1077 105920_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395757_229187937175227_180153332078688_475777_7656 17310_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427053_231391366954884_180153332078688_480821_1833 209883_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423628_229187957175225_180153332078688_475778_1864 906161_n.jpg
Cheers,
John

DMFNJ24601
03-14-2012, 09:27 AM
Awesome photos sir. Very breathtaking.

Looks like a nice spot for a Project-JK European road trip video!

Irishcoffee
03-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Awesome photos sir. Very breathtaking.

Looks like a nice spot for a Project-JK European road trip video!


We need to plan a wheeling trip here! Awesome Pics! Keep them coming


Breathtaking!! Absolutely wonderful photos!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

You know, looking at some of the old wooden trails, I was thinking to myself, "are those really strong enough to hold a person up?" And then, I remembered your wooden exo-cage and thought, of course it is :D

Thanks again for your nice words.:beer::beer::beer:
Since my last posting we gathered already 30 Jeeps (mostly JK) for our first Jeep Club Romania event : Eastern Jeep Safari in South Transylvania (http://clubjeepromania.ro/projects_2012_1).
It seems to us that, that "Wouldn't understand" part of the "Jeep Thing" story is surfacing quicker than we expected;
For us it would be a great honnor to have you guys on our trails having fun with diesel powered JK/XJ/WK (http://clubjeepromania.ro/galerii-poze/poze-masini.html).
Will come back soon with new pics!
Cheers
John

bgall
03-17-2012, 11:30 PM
Thank you very much for sharing your photos.

Jstnjoy
04-03-2012, 10:20 PM
woah such a beautiful place!

Prime
04-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Thanks for the tour thats pretty awesome. Iv'e been to a few other countrys myself being in the military but never made it there very beautiful..

Irishcoffee
04-25-2012, 06:04 AM
You guys had a great gathering out there in Moab!
Now here we had our JES into the wilderness of Carpathian Moutains right in the middle of the country.
Some pics of our recon tour bellow:
Enjoy

1820

1821

1822

1823

some snow up there
1824

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/529925_422882161072744_299639800063648_1608297_559 428351_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385642_422882357739391_299639800063648_1608301_179 2483681_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/561988_422882781072682_299639800063648_1608309_160 0944586_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528530_422882727739354_299639800063648_1608308_165 6390555_n.jpg

small part of our last week-end playground
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558579_422882984405995_299639800063648_1608314_370 299291_n.jpg

morning little flex
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546137_422883031072657_1288778718_n.jpg

a lot of mud and bellow a mozaic
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/150657_422883631072597_299639800063648_1608324_164 549453_n.jpg

mountain houses in a very remote location
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/551966_422883784405915_299639800063648_1608327_152 4343602_n.jpg

this was part of our welcome package from the gods - a virtual welcome gate into our JES
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/576220_422890531071907_299639800063648_1608341_164 6709943_n.jpg

This is not Easter Island but wood art up into the mountains
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/392545_422892231071737_299639800063648_1608373_971 580109_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578033_422892774405016_299639800063648_1608386_597 772268_n.jpg

present and past
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/561833_422892971071663_299639800063648_1608392_163 3475349_n.jpg

the horn with the Easter egg on it (silence please?)
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/529901_422893107738316_299639800063648_1608397_891 667415_n.jpg

getting more and more muddier
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/563205_427169717310655_299639800063648_1620969_194 4028794_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/554297_427169813977312_299639800063648_1620970_203 7698624_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579463_427170197310607_299639800063648_1620975_126 1386358_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/563182_427170777310549_299639800063648_1620985_182 9706446_n.jpg

check point
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/522196_427170253977268_299639800063648_1620976_183 3612714_n.jpg
hurry up guys
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536648_427170317310595_299639800063648_1620977_128 8944041_n.jpg

what a view between the clouds
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/392475_427170420643918_299639800063648_1620979_863 56964_n.jpg

and after all the mud some dust is what we need (complete spa treatment for JK)
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/398320_427171003977193_299639800063648_1620988_104 355909_n.jpg

more to come ...."keepittight"

Irishcoffee
04-26-2012, 09:18 AM
..some pics selection from our last Jeep Eastern Safari up in Carpathian Mountains
morning briefing at our Jeep Base Camp
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/574699_429421870418773_299639800063648_1626085_506 705407_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/555687_429395307088096_299639800063648_1626009_159 2418509_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/318156_429398990421061_299639800063648_1626014_114 6168446_n.jpg

new models were present to
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577637_429399350421025_299639800063648_1626015_113 0350293_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/524313_429399383754355_299639800063648_1626016_985 104174_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548307_429400630420897_299639800063648_1626020_477 176112_n.jpg

had some Czech friends which joined us on our trails
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546024_429400780420882_299639800063648_1626023_875 715710_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531286_429400823754211_299639800063648_1626024_766 036749_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/305556_429401000420860_299639800063648_1626026_186 7133084_n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/525581_429401177087509_299639800063648_1626028_892 535966_n.jpg

rescue operation from the mountain sticky swamp
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/427881_429402673754026_299639800063648_1626035_176 5349514_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/580588_429402933754000_299639800063648_1626037_957 862468_n.jpg

Jeep Circus around
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522677_429402990420661_299639800063648_1626038_187 4359826_n.jpg

rescue extreme team
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/398806_429407357086891_299639800063648_1626039_823 303614_n.jpg
swamp swamp swamp
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576482_429407660420194_299639800063648_1626041_105 5558494_n.jpg
and rescue team rescued by another extreme jeep
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/534846_429408867086740_299639800063648_1626042_375 850705_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578393_429409660419994_299639800063648_1626045_183 9472092_n.jpg

back on track
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575209_429409753753318_299639800063648_1626047_735 150050_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/383407_429415407086086_299639800063648_1626059_127 9690140_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/535338_429415573752736_299639800063648_1626063_513 262111_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578803_429415827086044_299639800063648_1626069_579 582713_n.jpg

lunch on New Grand Cherokee Hood (Perfect Table and Perfect Marketing Material for our Jeep Importer) :-)
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/385625_429416137086013_299639800063648_1626075_133 2655721_n.jpg

pull the line
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/555486_429416297085997_299639800063648_1626076_143 1916350_n.jpg

play around in that sticky swamp
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536151_429419993752294_1334977577_n.jpg

more pics? :idontknow:

Irishcoffee
06-17-2012, 06:49 PM
https://vimeo.com/42394386

and some pics from yesterday and today when we paid tribute to one of our greatest Jeep fans (the owner of the kaiser bellow which passed away to quick):

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania002.jpg
R.I.P and ride on my friend, ride on!
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r437/Dan_Liviu/Diverse/IMG_1767_1.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania012-Copy.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania113.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania215.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania230.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania245.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania253.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania288.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/4x4maniatribute/4x4Mania353.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/527712_479944718688391_1356550958_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/181174_479944785355051_477357396_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/307078_479945128688350_1379864853_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600505_479946262021570_955146981_n.jpg
and tomorrow like this guy here....back to work!
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/165871_479946425354887_1681293969_n.jpg
cheers!
:standing wave:

Irishcoffee
06-20-2012, 01:48 PM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389651_469747513052875_176864713_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556189_469746616386298_823975078_n.jpg
forgot to lock ;-)
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208942_469746849719608_1940048729_n.jpg
pirate bay...
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208920_469747039719589_1039559956_n.jpg
picture (C) Light courtesy of one of us out there
This was our Jeep maniac dearest friend who was celebrated on trails up there - R.I.P Ori
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547852_450721038288856_361609747_n.jpg
:standing wave:

wayoflife
06-20-2012, 02:56 PM
oh man, i don't know how i missed the new additions but wow!! great pics!! :thumb:

webjeepin
06-20-2012, 03:08 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!

Irishcoffee
06-25-2012, 07:27 PM
As promissed here are pics with this week-end recon tour for our upcoming jeep gathering (30 Aug - 2 Sept);
Njoy...

Ready to go...wating for the rescue green brother to guide us on the trails
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/303622_472425086118451_688498593_n.jpg
warming up
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380578_472425132785113_1189730410_n.jpg
trail entering
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428412_472425169451776_1950569276_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182554_472425342785092_1101325256_n.jpg

And a litle rescue operation
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/166004_472425462785080_1363588538_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/318056_472426329451660_135169555_n.jpg
securing the slow drifting rear of the JKU
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181336_472426816118278_429354829_n.jpg
...back on trail...toward the summit
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/179121_472422479452045_656617980_n.jpg
up on the peaks...
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/168537_472422782785348_259789298_n.jpg
Jeep views
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/307027_472422932785333_567322075_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250878_472423049451988_272236320_n.jpg
....

Irishcoffee
06-25-2012, 07:31 PM
Pics from the trail
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/525791_472422669452026_1871075164_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/603912_472422816118678_656256789_n.jpg

Glacial Lake view from the Jeep
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/557340_472426989451594_121725954_n.jpg
Up at the peak
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389131_472427109451582_218877210_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403419_472427549451538_285114211_n.jpg

Some shepherds
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/565058_472428642784762_2123071507_n.jpg
having a chat
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389022_472428702784756_1116069564_n.jpg
giving "like"
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/205288_472428749451418_2018427655_n.jpg
to their sheep :-)
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/562205_472428859451407_571726266_n.jpg
witness being their
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/598702_472428902784736_1008231782_n.jpg
we kept low profile and sneaked away ...to much love in the air ....
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/165797_472429072784719_779435584_n.jpg
trail trail trail
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/564908_472429442784682_1848939899_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282623_472429629451330_948101922_n.jpg
Cheers....
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/205275_472429736117986_1823808288_n.jpg
:rock:

MikeLisa
06-25-2012, 07:53 PM
Enjoyed your pics. Looks like it was a fun trip.

grizzlycountry
06-26-2012, 05:40 PM
Enjoyed your pics also. TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wayoflife
06-30-2012, 01:52 PM
awesome new additions to this thread!! i always assumed there was no wheeling/exploring you can do in your neck of the woods but clearly, i was wrong!! looks like a beautiful place to be :)

MTG
06-30-2012, 03:46 PM
Love this thread!

Irishcoffee
07-01-2012, 02:30 AM
The video isn't the best one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOLZAmzN3E&sns=em

http://youtu.be/JdOLZAmzN3E

DMFNJ24601
07-01-2012, 04:38 AM
What GPS app for the iPhone is that screenshot from?

Irishcoffee
07-01-2012, 05:22 AM
What GPS app for the iPhone is that screenshot from?

Igo Primo 2011

Irishcoffee
08-01-2012, 01:11 PM
Hi Folks
we're back from our last Western Balkans Jeep Tour (3800 Km so far) and bellow some pics from our tour
Countries: Romania - Serbia - Montenegro - Croatia - Bulgaria
Next year: Macedonia - Albania - Greece - Turkey
Hope you'll enjoy the pics:

First we crossed Danube to Serbian shores and keep it close to the Danube cause temp here were about 40C in the shadow:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia006.jpg
Another Citadel Conquered on Serbian Shores
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia030.jpg
Arriving at night in Durmitor National Park in Montenegro and crossing the second largest canyon after Grand Canyon - Tara River Green Canyon
More then 100m deep bellow our Jeep
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia057.jpg
The bridge over Tara Canyon
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia054.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia097.jpg
And the same Canyon from another angle
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia055.jpg
Towards Durmitor National Park
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia086.jpg
Having a short drink: 2% alcohol vs 7% alcohol
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia164.jpg
Up on the trails in Durmitor Mountains
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia197.jpg
...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia183.jpg
...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia180.jpg
...
what's next?
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia176.jpg
..a bit of crawling around to get a better view...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia235.jpg
..or to join forces with this very old Russian truck still in function
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia256.jpg
...or admiring such picturesque landscapes
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia266.jpg
...well we decided to move further towards another Canyon smaller but also spectacular to admire from our Jeep
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia226.jpg
..and here we are....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia325.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia316.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia328.jpg
now from top down scouting for water and some lakes ....down under...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia334.jpg
....funny stuf... water in this lake is just temporary guest...in summer the lake bed becomes green and later dry...but green
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia343.jpg
..but we didn't give up and scouted for the green-blue famous waters and we were lucky...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia361.jpg
....going through the earth like mouses...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia360.jpg
..admiring from the edges this greenish wonder....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia370.jpg
...unbelievable but true colours...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/JEEP%20VECHI/01%20Western%20Balkans/SerbiaMuntenegruCroatia371.jpg
...more 2 come...keep close...
:standing wave:

Irishcoffee
08-01-2012, 01:37 PM
...soon we reached Croatian shores....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/291483_498533060162890_1160839616_o.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/324047_498533206829542_205810327_o.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/614547_496882090327987_1715177195_o.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/471342_496882746994588_1537670908_o.jpg
..and yet another fortress glued to that mountain....the longest stone wall in Europe (Stone Village - Croatia)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/324030_496882950327901_1637367837_o.jpg
..tranquil atmosphere all over...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/202435_496884133661116_1024485580_o.jpg.
...a rare delta in the Balkans admired from above..they cultivate oranges and mandarins ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/412538_496884556994407_1221193906_o.jpg
..Ancient Venetians cities almost at every corner...(Trogir city - UNESCO world heritage - near Split)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/616031_497705856912277_821142887_o.jpg
....having a walk late in the night..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/202434_498535980162598_1046826035_o.jpg
...next morning another Fortress - Dubrovnik
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/339356_497704996912363_1780499664_o.jpg
..a city on the Adriatic sea....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/471299_497707316912131_515767219_o.jpg

After Croatia we returned to Montenegro:
Kotor Bay views from our guesthouse:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/471299_497707316912131_515767219_o.jpg
..or along the bay
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/337238_498973310118865_244143877_o.jpg
...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/616476_498973500118846_115947271_o.jpg
..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/330747_498975710118625_2020650051_o.jpg
KOTOR Venetians old city and the fortress above (1200 stairs if you dare to face the sun out there)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/620761_498972753452254_1224920295_o.jpg
...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/473544_499586676724195_1782908353_o.jpg
...we rather enjoyed the local beer
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/471259_498534346829428_542041341_o.jpg
under those natural palm umbrellas...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/337225_498534460162750_1330019969_o.jpg
....getting lost among these centuries old buildings...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/620543_498535136829349_1960561889_o.jpg
..narrow streets...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/620959_498534623496067_1998503033_o.jpg
..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/614789_498535690162627_1794874136_o.jpg
...and stuffed cats ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/324077_498534790162717_837178918_o.jpg
..or some bird eye views from our Jeep over the same bay:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/291399_499586960057500_1519107075_o.jpg
...some exists towards remote corners of a peninsula...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/615016_499586916724171_767947039_o.jpg
...much much cooler here ...from 35C to 18C
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/620812_499586850057511_1621949293_o.jpg
...misty but shady...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/615432_499586823390847_444893092_o.jpg
..and because Montenegro is the land of dramatic canyons and gorges we keep the our rhythm following their paths...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/412563_500435853305944_1216806486_o.jpg
...I could catch the entire 400 m gorge.....very deep & steep as well....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/221570_500435939972602_1285225464_o.jpg
and another angle...plenty of tunnels..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/622565_500436236639239_1404380076_o.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/221416_500435989972597_1505323634_o.jpg
....at least the part above us I could catch...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/616804_500436143305915_1934729148_o.jpg
..some postcards....from Montenegro...looking towards Albanian border
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/277868_500436293305900_824949758_o.jpg
...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/616510_500436429972553_1311247111_o.jpg
..300 years old trees..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/616613_500436653305864_446959249_o.jpg
...again a very tranquil and hidden spot here up in the mountains...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/413352_500436773305852_111577652_o.jpg
...
this is a private city island and a hotel only...but very expensive....didn't ask....Sveti Stefan Old Town
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/277868_498536276829235_1187002988_o.jpg
...guess what we've met....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/291326_498538356829027_86252287_o.jpg
...and these Nebraska Jeep here as well
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/473750_498539450162251_1473106184_o.jpg
indeed a small world....

we choose a more original way to return to our country....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/337286_500438339972362_872693642_o.jpg
by ferry over the Danube from Bulgaria
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour/256511_500438519972344_114294633_o.jpg

More pics about this tour could be seen here:
http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/slideshow/Facebook/Western%20Balkans%20Jeep%20Tour

Hope you enjoyed and keep close until our next trip!
:standing wave:
Cheers
John

Berzerker
08-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Wow what an adventure! Beautiful.

wayoflife
08-01-2012, 02:11 PM
outstanding!! simply amazing, thank you for sharing these with us :thumb:

Trail Bud
08-02-2012, 02:20 AM
Thats a amazing trip!! Love the story that goes with the pictures.
Nice picture too!

Irishcoffee
09-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Thanks for your thought guys and here some new pics from our last Jeep gathering up in Carpathian mountains trails:

Towards the mountains (21C and Crystal Clear Sky - perfect weather for a Jeep Tour)
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/539254_503491023011857_529117180_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/301197_503491046345188_225077960_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547079_503491173011842_534458617_n.jpg
Draught and dust everywhere
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253397_503491209678505_1662599661_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/528095_503491259678500_2033840483_n.jpg
last fine settings and regrouping before the climb
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185031_503491323011827_405882014_n.jpg
some gipsy families on these forgotten trails
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200525_503491413011818_1558227085_n.jpg
Up we go
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424190_503491559678470_1164052798_n.jpg
and then down
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418657_503491586345134_863580291_n.jpg
hungry Jeepers improvise
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/223940_503491889678437_440942492_n.jpg
Bone Apetit
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/524445_503492006345092_1482215907_n.jpg
what's there?
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/534203_503492229678403_1987057575_n.jpg
voila....another Willys ..our mascot... assembled by one of our Jeep club members..perfect replica...
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/577057_503534636340829_232332934_n.jpg
Up and hit the dust again..
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/488154_503492366345056_732684476_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/551853_503492376345055_950791816_n.jpg
...one of the shepherds we meet along our trails in these remote places..
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424287_503492403011719_1939533059_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556436_503492443011715_1311020332_n.jpg
mountains and Jeeps everywhere
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/314200_503492463011713_1297354494_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539277_503492653011694_716601272_n.jpg

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http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558174_503492799678346_754248298_n.jpg

Irishcoffee
09-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Weather was perfect and landscapes fantastic...if you wish a kinda Jeep heaven
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300464_503492876345005_992083913_n.jpg
Low Gears Seniors...Diesel Power in Action on a steep incline towards the summit..
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300309_503492926345000_680834262_n.jpg
...and again pictures time...
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546601_503493146344978_2145988373_n.jpg
Mountains all over...
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285478_503493336344959_1087575765_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377658_503493386344954_424177639_n.jpg
Some of us have fun picturing towards the sun
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/255562_503493419678284_1766373569_n.jpg
at the summit looking towards a almost dried out glacier lake
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/217984_503493513011608_359383501_n.jpg
girls had fun as well
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/564545_503493546344938_983802037_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545942_503493569678269_818486458_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205898_503493866344906_1714156276_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/301270_503494106344882_594813974_n.jpg
including the small jeepers...
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377721_503494146344878_1727169064_n.jpg
Steep and long descent in through the forest
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285520_503494196344873_1129081696_n.jpg
Some sceneries made be a professional photographer:
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/523079_503533466340946_1473076172_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526144_503533579674268_1408464693_n.jpg
these were we
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/557293_503533599674266_1392642392_n.jpg
and these were our jeeps
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304564_503533686340924_1709016848_n.jpg
...dust dust dust and fun..
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546120_503534236340869_236628816_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552039_503534106340882_518774625_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303636_503534139674212_1324469925_n.jpg
he catches me...
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/580076_503534189674207_1334437123_n.jpg

And this is Day 2 up on mountains trails:
A Commander joined the gang:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/253178_503497873011172_1417026471_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251439_503497919677834_279924113_n.jpg
some of the mountains young citizens...Romanian shepherd dog
a true beauty...
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/557381_503497986344494_2112870709_n.jpg
and her master
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546102_503498009677825_661959050_n.jpg
at the cross-roads
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558364_503498053011154_767858638_n.jpg
Climbing toward another summit to enjoy one of the best views ever seen:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557281_503498329677793_1717744122_n.jpg
Jeep traffic jam at the summit..
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228489_503498546344438_91010896_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579866_503498566344436_905373569_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557513_503498656344427_1790118331_n.jpg
snow roses were blooming (sign of long autumn - very rare!)
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223831_503498673011092_1307838715_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543715_503498693011090_436390348_n.jpg
breathtaking views
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/223845_503498716344421_1554131071_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/199685_503498739677752_1937974973_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556397_503498846344408_1665201346_n.jpg
Hope you enjoyed our tour. Altitude reached by Jeep in this last Jeep Tour - 2324m (7625 feets)!
More pics could be seen on our Facebook last albums here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=299639800063648
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee
10-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Returned from last week-end. We had a great tour - crossed over twice above 2200 m altitudes (7200 feet).
Bellow the pics:
Right there on that mountain top is a perfect pic spot to shoot a panoramic view from my Jeep:
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/534228_529575823725280_1966887244_n.jpg
Ok then! Lets reach that point. Meanwhile pics from the route; But first lets pop-up the soft top a bit:
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/545536_529575883725274_46972214_n.jpg
Fall colours combined with the draught of this summer:
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388786_529576053725257_119509182_n.jpg
bit closer:
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/393686_529576103725252_1576475419_n.jpg
before this transalpine route received the civilization signs = asphalt it was a off-road paradise; well in this moment anybody could climb
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308269_529576423725220_942992952_n.jpg
...but not almost everywhere... we decided to have a short brake and enjoy the views...therefore had to climb another peak before...this time 4Low
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/229502_529577010391828_190140385_n.jpg
and some pics from this top:
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/523858_529577240391805_1857743464_n.jpg
ok here we are; the peak before was the green one on the left of the below pic, seen from higher ground this time together with the new asphalt snake twisting around these great landscapes:
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/393732_529578037058392_1198702032_n.jpg
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247633_529578143725048_1831460944_n.jpg
marvellous pics of the surrounding mountain chain Parang and of course the yellow spot on:
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247783_529578233725039_1722463767_n.jpg
and what I do like most 4Low this time a steep descend
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251137_529578440391685_883606928_n.jpg
This road called TRANSALPINA or transalpine road was build by the Romans when they conquer these territories and was used since 2000 years by people from both side of the Carpathian mountains. During Ceausescu regime another transalpine route was build called Transfagarasan (twist your tongue yes!)
:standing wave:

wayoflife
10-04-2012, 05:26 PM
Simply awesome!! Love the pics :thumb:

jronnblom
05-05-2013, 12:12 AM
Hey!

What happend to your pictures? Im using them to lobby for a vacation to Romania :)
-J

Trail Bud
05-05-2013, 01:02 PM
Great pictures!!
I like the history too.

JeepJK.ro
05-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Well , this was a pleasant surprise ! A Romanian Jeep Club. It's definetly nice to see you guys have a good time out there and represent the Jeep community in a country as beautiful as Romania. I moved to Canada from there about 11 years ago and visited back in 07. I plan to go again next year I believe, maybe I could catch up with you guys and go on some trails. Cheers !

Irishcoffee
05-06-2013, 08:54 AM
@JeepJK.ro Hristos a Inviat!
You'll welcomed among us.
This month we're organising a Jamboree in one of the most picturesque places BUCOVINA: About the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/125422390982327/
Coming back to the landscapes scouted by Jeep here you can see all my albums: https://www.facebook.com/ionut.pampu/photos?collection_token=100000186015157%3A23052727 32%3A6
Last three days were dedicated to the Balkan Peninsul, namely Central and South Bulgaria:
Some shots:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264408_645508218798706_436779892_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/190400_645508235465371_316218544_n.jpg
Some so-called EcoTrails:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/600801_645508352132026_1374662240_n.jpg
buid along, through and above wild gorges and waterfalls:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/48020_645508425465352_1308916892_n.jpg
last snow up in the mountains:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/944231_645508482132013_1680173204_n.jpg
two rock lizzards dressed in black and yellow (this time on asphalt):
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944887_645508492132012_1417047556_n.jpg
always on 4L ;)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395603_645508475465347_1430131062_n.jpg
from the lower part of the trail:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/524593_645508505465344_1309615257_n.jpg
man made and nature made
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/935065_645508512132010_1725599758_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/393126_645508522132009_1406900515_n.jpg
time to top-off
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/942831_643934048956123_1510918544_n.jpg
here're already more than 25 degrees Celsius so a good walk through the forest deserves a chill out:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/922895_643934792289382_1782918928_n.jpg
And some shade along the trails:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/946518_643935045622690_2078398404_n.jpg
More pics to follow!
The season has begun and we're out there as much we can!
:standing wave:

Irishcoffee
05-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Picturesque villages anchored on the mountains rocks.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/21153_643935208956007_831255003_n.jpg
weather was awesome for our Jeep tour:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/935559_643935288955999_1740450132_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270950_643935328955995_1064973084_n.jpg
scattered houses on these green green hills
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/393141_643935448955983_1080053522_n.jpg
some pics over the top with the landscape:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264562_643935435622651_97434529_n.jpg
here up everything just started to bloom; spring explosion of colours and odours
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/942126_643935475622647_465442367_n.jpg
plenty of bird eye views from the Jeep
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/935364_643935535622641_44095304_n.jpg
wild Balkan Peninsula and remote areas
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/428423_643935715622623_730064712_n.jpg
wild waters and rapids
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/935465_645505365465658_1722561152_n.jpg
and some cracy people swimming in ice cold waters; 100% natural jacuzzi can tell
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/11816_645505448798983_1162624987_n.jpg
bridges everywhere so that you can admire and enjoy the most picturesqueness views over the cliffs towards the gorges and rapids
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/931286_645505545465640_1284361739_n.jpg
hello from the next fortress we've conquered by Jeep:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315958_645505792132282_1090692096_n.jpg
and some shots from higher altitude:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/946220_645505862132275_877352925_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601945_645505898798938_323479853_n.jpg
a ratrack or snow machine conserved till next winter
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944934_645505952132266_2122211285_n.jpg
hard to turn back to such landscapes but we still to return to our base camp:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/390689_645506022132259_989042931_n.jpg
As mentioned above: Season Has Just Begun! Be out there and enjoy the places which are so close to you!

jronnblom
05-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Love those pictures! Makes med feel the need for a vacation :thumb:

Whats the weather in Romania now? Looks like summer to me :)

-J

Napalm90
05-07-2013, 11:26 PM
I am jealous of where you live.....

Irishcoffee
05-08-2013, 05:15 AM
Love those pictures! Makes med feel the need for a vacation :thumb:
Whats the weather in Romania now? Looks like summer to me :)
-J

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter last weekend so we'd to run away from Black Sea Coast were everybody was going and choose a more quieter and picturesque landscape suitable for our Jeep and our needs. Indeed this May is more like June, so you can say we jumped in summer sooner than last year. Up in the mountains is still spring and Sunday we cached a bit of snow early in the morning, which means a fantastic fresh air for a top-off warm day! ;)

groovebus
05-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Looks gorgeous. The only thing I know about Romania and the Carphatian moutains is from reading Dracula", and a friend of mine out here in CA is from Romania. :)

Irishcoffee
06-03-2013, 04:47 PM
We'd another Jeep Jamboree.
Fresh story line of course in pics:

Region - BUCOVINA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukovina)2013
Base Camp
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132024_zps1833ed74.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132024_zps1833ed74.jpg.html)

New Member baptizing his CJ
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132018_zpsb13b19db.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132018_zpsb13b19db.jpg.html)

Another new member joined the gang
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132009_zps2de17a28.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132009_zps2de17a28.jpg.html)

Rokteam top off
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132026_zps78c51623.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132026_zps78c51623.jpg.html)

This dude in the middle of the road - ok then go offroad - no problemo
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132042_zps9d1817d2.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132042_zps9d1817d2.jpg.html)

Cross (Off)Road
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132097_zpscef111e7.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132097_zpscef111e7.jpg.html)

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132110_zps08aec381.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132110_zps08aec381.jpg.html)

Second day we had a good weather uphill .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132115_zpsd17c1fce.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132115_zpsd17c1fce.jpg.html)

.... as wel as downhill
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132123_zps3105e02e.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132123_zps3105e02e.jpg.html)

Local shepperds happy to see us up there
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132139_zpsf47993a1.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132139_zpsf47993a1.jpg.html)

Doorkeeper
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132142_zps9a0d5101.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132142_zps9a0d5101.jpg.html)

First summit
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132146_zpsd52ba6bc.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132146_zpsd52ba6bc.jpg.html)

On the top
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132156_zps37f41b8a.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132156_zps37f41b8a.jpg.html)

downhill towards the mystic and muddy forest
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132185_zps6899e0fe.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132185_zps6899e0fe.jpg.html)

no man behind
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132205_zps0ae893fd.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132205_zps0ae893fd.jpg.html)

traffc jam cause by ....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132212_zps151188ca.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132212_zps151188ca.jpg.html)

this guy ....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132218_zpsdccd827b.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132218_zpsdccd827b.jpg.html)

team work
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132232_zpsf0c4e0f1.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132232_zpsf0c4e0f1.jpg.html)

"one man show"
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132234_zpsf26796d6.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132234_zpsf26796d6.jpg.html)

push & pull
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132230_zps38d5b581.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132230_zps38d5b581.jpg.html)

mountain cream/pasata
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132256_zps30afb0f9.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132256_zps30afb0f9.jpg.html)

zig-zag in the slippery forest
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132277_zps89623022.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132277_zps89623022.jpg.html)

Goooo
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132304_zps041d3198.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132304_zps041d3198.jpg.html)

3-Low, keep momentum :-))
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132317_zps83106f30.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132317_zps83106f30.jpg.html)

unfortunatelly I choose just AT BFG - luckly no need to use my winchi
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132324_zps7f22ad80.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132324_zps7f22ad80.jpg.html)

forest trails
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132360_zps14a9c28a.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132360_zps14a9c28a.jpg.html)

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132388_zps12f490be.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132388_zps12f490be.jpg.html)

up and down again
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132409_zpsbf6bb4b6.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132409_zpsbf6bb4b6.jpg.html)

4x4+2
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132412_zpsb6ad57a8.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132412_zpsb6ad57a8.jpg.html)

Local guy
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132416_zpsfea892f8.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132416_zpsfea892f8.jpg.html)

Bon Apetit
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132417_zpscb8da54d.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132417_zpscb8da54d.jpg.html)

traditional hand painted eggs - unique to this region
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132420_zps2d8c6d6b.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132420_zps2d8c6d6b.jpg.html)

painted monasteries a cultural wonder for this part of our country: (http://www.romaniatourism.com/images-painted-monasteries.html)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132497_zps47771c34.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202/Bucovina20132497_zps47771c34.jpg.html)

More pics:
http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/slideshow/Jeep%20Tours/Bucovina%202013/Bucovina%20Ziua%202?sort=2

wayoflife
06-03-2013, 04:55 PM
STUNNING!! Simply stunning!! I love em :clap2: :thumb:

Irishcoffee
08-06-2013, 06:44 AM
Another weekend escape up in the mountains:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor026_zpse4a470f0.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor026_zpse4a470f0.jpg.html)
short brake
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor057_zpsfe893cd9.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor057_zpsfe893cd9.jpg.html)
GRIG must drink
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor051_zps8b01d0da.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor051_zps8b01d0da.jpg.html)
and have some fun
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor059_zps7026626f.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor059_zps7026626f.jpg.html)
jeepers company
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor062_zps42859c04.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor062_zps42859c04.jpg.html)
here we go upwards
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor063_zps86ae8d7f.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor063_zps86ae8d7f.jpg.html)
and higher
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor064_zpsb0243392.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor064_zpsb0243392.jpg.html)
some rocks tested
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor092_zps2b6c093c.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor092_zps2b6c093c.jpg.html)
lockers a bit started
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor094_zps8776a780.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor094_zps8776a780.jpg.html)
WJ went just fine trough the trail :yup:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor097_zps772f54cf.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor097_zps772f54cf.jpg.html)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor098_zps51d8dbd7.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor098_zps51d8dbd7.jpg.html)
and up
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor130_zpsb0cae209.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor130_zpsb0cae209.jpg.html)
the grass highway up on the alpine plateau
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor137_zps144410ca.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor137_zps144410ca.jpg.html)
lights and shadows up there
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor150_zpsfa0f3a9b.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor150_zpsfa0f3a9b.jpg.html)
our target - Vultures Lake Romania
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor155_zps06aa9c73.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor155_zps06aa9c73.jpg.html)
windy but away with the heat
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor159_zps67a5b24e.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor159_zps67a5b24e.jpg.html)
lunch time
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor165_zps3710fba6.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor165_zps3710fba6.jpg.html)
and siesta
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor168_zpsb8d95e6d.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor168_zpsb8d95e6d.jpg.html)
trying new friends???? I doubt that :eek: - Romanian Sheppard Dogs Ain't to Friendly if you come to close
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor181_zpsafb1288f.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor181_zpsafb1288f.jpg.html)
Anyway we've enjoyed some great views
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor184_zps05de8e48.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor184_zps05de8e48.jpg.html)
Our 4 hours piece of heaven
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor185_zpsdc32c45b.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor185_zpsdc32c45b.jpg.html)
Authentic alpine routes
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor192_zps93d5f21c.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor192_zps93d5f21c.jpg.html)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor202_zps3e4ae2e7.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor202_zps3e4ae2e7.jpg.html)
Back Home
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Up in the clouds
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor212_zps71243eb6.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor212_zps71243eb6.jpg.html)
Down towards the river valley
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor220_zpsc9f5af4c.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor220_zpsc9f5af4c.jpg.html)
Great Day Out There
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor225_zps27dc343f.jpg (http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/ipampu/media/Jeep%20Tours/Lacul%20Vulturilor/LaculVulturilor225_zps27dc343f.jpg.html)
Hope you've enjoyed
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davidsonlaw
08-06-2013, 11:52 PM
That's awesome. Excuse me while I try to figure out how to get my Jeep to Europe ...

gyoja75
08-07-2013, 12:26 AM
I spent some time in Romania. It's one of my absolute favorite places in the world!


"Sua Sponte"

Trail Bud
08-07-2013, 12:28 AM
Excellent pictures and story.
It's a great looking country!

joelbarras20
08-07-2013, 01:34 AM
Awesome photos:thumb:

JKAnimal
08-07-2013, 01:49 AM
All the pics are gone :(


WAYALIFE APP 🍺

Irishcoffee
08-07-2013, 03:46 AM
All the pics are gone :(
WAYALIFE APP 

I'll try my best to put the initial pics back!
Just a mater of time!

@All
Thanks for your thoughts! More pics2come!
All the best from Romania
John

Irishcoffee
08-22-2013, 07:37 AM
And the last edit after our North Eastern Carpathian Jeep Club Jamboree (this Region we call Bucovina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucovina), a great but tough place, a fantastic Jeep playground and yet untouched wilderness)


http://youtu.be/cYjUD9cU33U

wayoflife
08-22-2013, 02:49 PM
:clap2: Simply awesome!! Looks like you guys have some fun out there, thanks for posting this up :thumb:

OverlanderJK
08-22-2013, 04:21 PM
That looks fun!

Irishcoffee
10-31-2013, 04:30 PM
:standing wave: How we spent our last weekend (HD format)....

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/oaRkZKlRRJA

And a teaser (HD format) from our last Jeep Jamboree Romania (120 km/day, 2 days full of wonderful trails, 20C weather and blue sky, cliffs, rocks, gorges, mud and flooded forests, remote areas and pristine mountains)!

http://youtu.be/PoKwhZvDMlo

Will come back soon! :thankyou:

Irishcoffee
10-31-2013, 06:16 PM
A short picture story from Apuseni Mountains - one of the most beautiful and pristine parts of Romanian Carpathians..

nice and clean - before the start :sigh: of our 1st Jamboree day
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1037_zps27a04ae7.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1040_zpscecf0adc.jpg

...hit the dust ....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1152_zps1d84b045.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1159_zps71302f72.jpg

massive deforestation .....:eek:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1167_zps043d940d.jpg

ancestors anchored on rocks
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1190_zps1a3211f4.jpg

from the shadow of these mountains
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1196_zps61b56eed.jpg

first target - into the deep - Ice Cave Scarisoara (underworld glacier)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1234_zps925bc4c9.jpg

After we've plunged into the underworld we brought some good warm traditional pancakes prepared locally and filled with brown berries or cheese :brows:
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always good to have
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.......
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one of the last human inhabited village before getting lost into the woods
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1353_zps5f3b04ff.jpg
towards the depths again ...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1354_zpsdba7a4c9.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1355_zps671f65a3.jpg

slowly ...
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1398_zps7ea10046.jpg

some called it "infernum"
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1437_zpsc07a0731.jpg

but we've admired such sleaping beauty as nature forged it for millions of years
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1457_zpsa80d1594.jpg
back outside --- fantastic autumn out there
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but soon back into another depths - caving - Coiba Mare Cave with water inside
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1470_zps3b9e8073.jpg

back in business ... toward the summit amid some deep muddy& sticky trails
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1513_zpsb42cebbb.jpg

awaiting ...
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upwards
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awesome shadows and lights show at the sunset
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1519_zps166b5d70.jpg

before hitting road to our base camp back (great 1st day - almost 120 km full of everithing we've possible desired)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni1534_zps42398b9d.jpg

Irishcoffee
10-31-2013, 06:18 PM
Second Day we've started early in the morning :yawn37::yawn37::yawn37: after a long shot session ....:beer::beer::beer: from the previous night :whew:
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amid mountain villages remotely anchored into the Apuseni Mountains
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First stop & wake up near a wonderful waterfall called the Bride's Veil
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.... searching some gold in an old gold mine... in this area the gold was "harvested" since Roman times ....
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2059_zpse3a3281d.jpg
..slowly upwards
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close to another POI called Pietrele Albe (White Stones)
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lizzarding arround into the sunny day
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our host proves a kind of Ironman :icon_crazy:
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wonderful blue sky..
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Flooded forest - 1500 m altitude in the middle of nowhere
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followoing our guide closely and watching the one before us which was knowing where the big boulders were placed within this tricky and risky flooded path :shock::shock::shock: adrenaline path would say
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Pasta time
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snakes on rocks
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towards the light
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nice climbs towards the summit again
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2206_zpsc3e8896d.jpg
CJ the Crusader
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lunch time on the top
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2258_zpse1aa352b.jpg
past & present
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2276_zpsa00f5ac8.jpg
clouds people
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http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2314_zps0de20a94.jpg

some mud there
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2329_zps60b3922b.jpg

before the sunset we've checked our adrenaline level on the chains climbing up and down into another cave Cetatile Radesei (Cheile Somesului Cald - Padis)
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some action
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eyes towards the depths
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2420_zps04c6a1d4.jpg
our girls had fun as well
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff422/ipampu/Jeep%20Tours/Apuseni%202013/Ipampu/Apuseni2437_zps3756e224.jpg
lost cowboy hat somewhere there
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second evenigng
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moon rise above us... we hit the road back to the camp site
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group pick by night
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:standing wave:

JK-JOHN-E
11-01-2013, 02:52 AM
LOOKS BEAUTIFUL:clap2:THANX FOR SHARING:standing wave:

JK.AF.Mil
11-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Irish Coffee,
Wow! Your adventures are the very definition of the word EPIC! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
I was stationed in Germany a few years ago and saw many beautiful sights and even looked looked for places to wheel my little TJ but I never found anything like your pictures.:thumb:
Keep 'em coming!
- CJ

Rincos
11-04-2013, 07:13 PM
:thumb::thumb::thumb:
I've seen the entire thread and I must say quite amazing, stunning photos of our country !
Congratulations to Romanian Jeep Club, I must say I'm an owner and I'm ashamed that I never had contact or heard about this club !
Hope I can get in touch with you guys !:standing wave:

Again !!! Respect !

Also I followed the activities of "WAYALIFE" and I was wheeling across the US and I must say its a completely different playground when it comes to rocks !

AllAmericanInfidel
11-13-2013, 04:24 PM
What a gorgeous country! Great pic thanks for posting them up!! :thumb:

Irishcoffee
11-14-2013, 09:52 AM
Thanks guys for your thoughts and Welcome Aboard Rincos :thumb:

For those of you who have more time to watch, below is a longer resume of the first day of our Jeep Jamboree in Apuseni Mountains.

Do not miss the final part :-))!

Translation is not relevant anyway so enjoy the views and ... music :crazyeyes:



http://youtu.be/2r8kNitdsmA
Till our upcoming Jeep escape from my yellow melon Jku a warm regard
:standing wave:

catahoula
11-14-2013, 01:04 PM
I can't believe I missed this thread with all the awesome pics and vids of your journeys. I miss you Europe. A lot of people just don't understand the beauty until they go there. I think next time instead of a tour I'm gonna rent a Jeep! Thank you for reawakening my passion for travel.:beer:

cozdude
11-14-2013, 01:38 PM
wow how the hell did i miss this!?! great shots and beautiful country side. looking forward to more

MrHooah04
11-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Truly amazing pictures!

Canvas JK
11-14-2013, 04:36 PM
Simply amazing views.


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Irishcoffee
11-18-2013, 07:30 AM
As Thank you for your thoughts please enjoy our second Jamboree Day vid in Apuseni Mountains - "Through the Flooded Rocky & Muddy Alpine Forest" ...;)


http://youtu.be/CykTjeEHncY

:standing wave:

Irishcoffee
10-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Long time not posted, but meanwhile we spinned the wheels.

http://youtu.be/GviUFY1cMoQ
And

http://youtu.be/rbzx7C7_vz0
Enjoy!

Irishcoffee
10-13-2015, 07:06 AM
Something fresh from our Jeep Jamboree during last rainy & slippery weekend in north-western Romania countryside.

https://youtu.be/uDUkiAfRi5I
And something with more ... woody fun .. :)

https://youtu.be/X4JZdTs-Fko

Irishcoffee
10-30-2016, 03:31 PM
Latest mud fun with friends:
https://youtu.be/LX98mRIdVjQ

https://youtu.be/LX98mRIdVjQ

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pop2tu
10-30-2016, 04:59 PM
Really enjoyed this thread as I sat down with my morning coffee. Thank you for sharing.

Overland_stormtrooper
11-02-2016, 08:41 AM
Wow amazing thread ... the pics are awsome captures nice work on them for sure .. subscribed to keep up with future exploits and have to look once im home on my pc at all those pics again

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Ddays
11-02-2016, 10:06 AM
I love when these 'gem' threads pop up from time to time & make your day. Thanks for sharing these. Great thread!

DeadLegs
11-02-2016, 01:14 PM
Best thread Ive seen on this site yet. Awesome!

Irishcoffee
11-09-2016, 10:35 AM
Thanks guys!
Promisse to keep this "thing" & you [emoji48] allive and updated!


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Irishcoffee
03-25-2017, 03:43 PM
5 Beautiful Years .... 33 Jeeps & our families ...celebrating .... snow, mud & ice ... a lot of fun [emoji41]
An authentic glimpse shared with you
https://youtu.be/ZEWjBwrHtXE

https://youtu.be/ZEWjBwrHtXE
https://youtu.be/jbOG_CRVbos

https://youtu.be/jbOG_CRVbos
Enjoy!


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Battle Born JK
03-25-2017, 03:53 PM
Lol i guess im a little late to the original thread. But holy cow what beautiful pictures and country

Draconianwinter
03-27-2017, 12:52 AM
Nice pictures. Looks a great trip

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AZ Explorer
03-30-2017, 04:04 AM
It's amazing what you find when you dig through these threads. This has to be one of the most mind blowing picture documentaries I've ever seen. The history, so much of it still there... I'm in awe.

Mike_JK_Houston_711
03-30-2017, 04:13 AM
Unbelievable. Romania is on my short list after seeing this thread. Thanks for sharing, starting with 5 years ago! [emoji1205]


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mo0s3
03-30-2017, 04:56 AM
That is incredible! Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing !


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Kalums
03-30-2017, 05:21 PM
Just saw this thread, amazing photos thanks for sharing!

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TGPJKUR
04-04-2017, 06:55 PM
Just subscribed to your awesome thread, I loved looking through your pics and hope to see more updates in the future! Now I will be going back through and enjoying the videos too.

Apdski
04-04-2017, 06:57 PM
thats how to use a jeep! awesome photos!

Irishcoffee
04-15-2017, 04:23 PM
Happy Easter .... Out There!!!!
.... from the sandy & sunny shores of Danube river ... somewhere there on those shores is a yellow detonator spot [emoji41]253425
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Irishcoffee
07-05-2017, 04:28 AM
Teaser after our first 2017 yearly Jeep Jamboree ... out there [emoji41]
https://youtu.be/xJCVFo0BDmw
https://vimeo.com/224093988

https://vimeo.com/224093988

Judesign
07-05-2017, 01:03 PM
Wow that's awesome. Thanks for sharing those. So much history there


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Irishcoffee
11-19-2017, 08:03 AM
Mud? Did someone mentioned mud...? [emoji48]:

https://youtu.be/KJH_XF2ln2s


https://youtu.be/ZfLlqKKid3I

... and some snow

https://youtu.be/BWmWd_bu-CQ




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mauijim
11-19-2017, 12:14 PM
Great videos,


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VeruGE*144
11-19-2017, 02:43 PM
Looks like a blast [emoji106], thanks for sharing


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sipafz
11-19-2017, 04:33 PM
Mud? Did someone mentioned mud...? [emoji48]

I spent the better part of the morning browsing through your thread. I really enjoyed the documentaries, pictures, videos and your commentary! Romania looks to have a lot to offer! Thanks for continuing to share your adventures!

Irishcoffee
02-25-2018, 10:59 PM
6 Years cellebration of our club:
https://vimeo.com/257403900


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Irishcoffee
03-23-2019, 10:22 PM
25 Jeeps and some of our non-Jeep buddies cellebrated our first 7 years together:
https://vimeo.com/326084985

https://vimeo.com/326084985

Some of us had some verry muddy days indeed:

https://youtu.be/6cR7g3ya8W0

jdofmemi
03-23-2019, 11:43 PM
Looks like some fun terrain to play in.

I like that you guys can get the diesel Jeeps over there.

So, a couple of questions, the red two door, it looks like it has Toyota axles swapped in. First time I've seen that in a Jeep. What is the reason?

Also, in the longer video, what is the winch on the red four door? It looks like it has a dual motor or something.

Thanks for sharing 👍

Irishcoffee
03-24-2019, 12:12 AM
Looks like some fun terrain to play in.

I like that you guys can get the diesel Jeeps over there.

So, a couple of questions, the red two door, it looks like it has Toyota axles swapped in. First time I've seen that in a Jeep. What is the reason?

Also, in the longer video, what is the winch on the red four door? It looks like it has a dual motor or something.

Thanks for sharing ��

The red JKR which runs on 40"s has Nissan patrol (yj) axles and 3.0 l diesel mercedes engine.
The owner was not pleased with the 2.8 VM factory diesel engine which has serious issues (overheating, cooling problems, etc) so decided to a swap. With respect to the axles that was an opportunity to which the owner could not resist :))) Here I saw a JKUR on Unimog portal axes!!!
Here is a short movie during first tests of the Red 2D project with Nissan Patrol axles: https://photos.app.goo.gl/CRYHWMMwL9WSE7g87

The whinch you've noticed is a HornetII from RED winches and can tell that's a real beast which has in the rear of the JKUR that runs on 37", a dedicated truck battery in dual system connected to the main one.
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Irishcoffee
03-30-2019, 06:10 PM
A short video edit from our last summer Jamboree:
https://vimeo.com/327423661