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  1. gorillamel

    Subaru owners: Let's see your expedition rigs!

    Can you share pics of it installed please? I looked on the link shared and no photos of it installed were on there. Was your rear clearance lowered much by it?
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    Subaru owners: Let's see your expedition rigs!

    I bought mine 2015 OB 2.5i used at 114,000mi in March. It already has 122,000mi and has taken me all kinds of places in a much more comfortable fashion than my previous 2008 Jeep Rubicon. I have not modified it much other than adding fog lights, Raingler ceiling net, seat covers, K&N air...
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    Survival survey for a paper due

    If you are planning for an extended hike into back country, or on a self reliance trip, what are the main food sources you pack with you, or plan to acquire along the trip? I pack freeze dried food (Mountain House types), jerky, Cliff bars/blocks, dried fruit if I am doing solo backpacking How...
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    Subaru owners: Let's see your expedition rigs!

    Bought my first Subaru last month: 2015 OB 2.5i base. So far, not much done to it, but got my tax return today, so I will be working on making it a wee bit more protected for the trails. Swapped out the stock Bridgestone duellers with Hankook dynapros. Discovered stock tire height (225/65/17)...
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    Whitney via the Scenic Route - 9/15 - 9/17

    Awesome trip write up! What size pack did you use on this trip? Looks like you managed to maintain only doing Class 2 scrambles, and I noticed that you mentioned the level of exposure at times, did you feel that other than an ice axe, any other equipment would have been helpful (gaiters...
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    Thankful to come back to this after a good backpacking trip and drive the rocky rutted road back. :-)
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    Give me your best 3 hikes...please

    All in Idaho: Sawtooth Wilderness (within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area) Owyhee Mountains in S Idaho (Bruneau Canyon, Succor Creek and Leslie Gulch are pretty cool areas. As is Big Jacks Canyon accessed via Parker Trail) Not a hard one, but Sunset Mountain near Idaho City...
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    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Thank you! I love your sticker collection! There's just something awesome and smile-inducing when looking at it. :-) What kind of raft do you have?
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    Random shots

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    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Horseshoe Canyon (RM59-ish) is only a few miles upriver from Hell Roaring (RM55.5). We enjoyed another brew and paddle on our almost bittersweet trip to our last night’s destination. We were advised by the Tex’s staff that there was a D. Julien inscription in Hell Roaring and an easy hike to...
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    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 3! Bowknot Bend (RM70) to Hell Roaring (RM55.5): Part II via Twomile Canyon and Horseshoe Canyon The rock formations along this area, especially in the morning sun are so stunning. Quite a few chimney rock formations and smaller box-type canyons near the tops as the rock is worn away...
  12. gorillamel

    Off-Road and Adventure in Romania.

    I always look forward to your updates. You take beautiful photos and have an eye for capturing the wonders of the areas you visit. Thanks for the update! :-)
  13. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 3! Bowknot Bend (RM70) to Hell Roaring (RM55.5) via Twomile Canyon and Horseshoe Canyon: Pt I Bowknot Got up at dawn. Again. Watching the sun rise with a steaming cup of coffee while listening to the river gurgle on by and birds chirping their morning song is a fantastic way to wake up...
  14. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Man, writing these takes some work! Especially since I am so easily distract-able. I have videos, too, especially one of just Bowknot saddle from the top. But those are a work in progress while I edit and mash them all together. I have finally edited my maps and will add them to each post so...
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    I havent posted in a while. Here is my Jeep. I did some things. Fixed some things. Now it drives better. It is more a toy-hauler than an off roader now.
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    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 2- Three Canyon/Trin-Alcove (RM90) to Bowknot Bend (RM70) via Bull Hollow and Ten Mile Canyon; Part III to Bowknot Bend (RM70) The wind was merciful for the most part. It rarely picked up. We had time and conditions conducive to drinking beer and paddling. The world was good, once...
  17. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Not once! The whole trip is awe-inspiring. You could spend weeks in that section alone exploring all the side canyons and trails. Lots of wildlife, too!
  18. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 2- Three Canyon/Trin-Alcove (RM90) to Bowknot Bend (RM70) via Bull Hollow and Ten Mile Canyon; Part II to Ten Mile Canyon (RM80.5) We were so thankful to make it and not have to deal with super wind quite as bad as before. There was a point I was on river right and the rest of my group...
  19. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 2- Three Canyon/Trin-Alcove (RM90) to Bowknot Bend (RM70) via Bull Hollow and Ten Mile Canyon; Part I to Bull Hollow (RM84.5) Whenever I camp, I usually get up with dawn…and when all the damn birds start their morning chorus. This trip was no different. My tent partner and I are...
  20. gorillamel

    Kayak Trip through Labyrinth Canyon, Green River

    Day 1- start of Adventure! We met at Tex's Riverways (love those guys! They actually remembered me from last year. Then again, I tend to leave a lasting impression, bwahahaha!) at 0800h, but of course, had to get our coffee fix at Wicked Brew on the way there. We unloaded gear and boats...
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