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    Toaster Jeep Rescue/Naches Trail

    This last weekend, a few friends of mine and myself decided to tackle the Naches Trail here in Washington. We knew we were running out of time because the snow is starting to come down up there and we wanted to try it sooner than later.
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    Started on the Lower Naches trail which is challenging when dry but even more so when wet. Steep hill climbs mixed with rocks and mud brought pucker factor into the conversation.
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    20 minutes into the trail a brake caliper broke off the 1974 FJ in the group. We removed it, pinched the line, bled the brakes and moved on.
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    The area up there is very nice and we soon found snow around 6,000 ft.
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    Shortly after this sign we ran across this Renegade that passed us earlier. I stopped to ask if he was alright and he had said that he broke a tie rod. So we stopped to see what we could do. Klungly jumped out quickly to lend a hand. We worked on it for over an hour but it was quickly becoming dark and the temps were already in the 40s. We really wish we had a welder but since we didnít we tried to splint it the best we could. It worked initially but failed soon after getting underway. At that point I told the couple to jump in and we would get them off the mountain. They were thankful and jumped in. We ended up just driving them home since it was on the way for us. One lesson learned was that you should never wheel alone. Overall, it was a great day.
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    Awesome to see you guys helped out where you could.


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    Awesome trip and super cool of you to offer the help.

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    I'm sure they were glad to see you guys! Looks like a great trail!
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    That's a hell of a splint. Good thing you guys were able to help out.
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    Toaster Jeep Rescue/Naches Trail

    Great job, glad to see things worked out.

    A friend and I ran that trail last Friday as well. Iíve lived nearby my whole life and have only ever ridden dual sport bikes up there. Canít believe it took so long to bring the Jeep, we had a blast!


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    Love that trail section, Iíve only run it dry mid summer so imagine the lower section and the long steep hill climb were pretty tough.
    Hopefully that renegade didnít get vandalized or anything as it sounds like you guys had to leave it on the trail.


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    Carry a spare tie rod.


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    Thatís awesome you helped out. I hope they are able to get it out soon and maybe carry a spare tie rod and tools next ride. After all its experiences like this by either ourselves or others we know that help us learn what to put in our kit.


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    Unfortunately we had to leave it but they had a plan to come back the next day with a buddy who had a JKU. I was also thinking that a spare tie rod would be a good thing to have with an IFS rig.


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