Adventure Tool Company's 4wd Provan Tiger Build

Next day we ran up to a friends place upoutside Granite, Co and explored some of the back roads and was planning on going upto the old mining town, but the Leadville 100 race apparently comes through the area and there was a ton of cars and people in the area. Really cool old mining cabins and my wife's college mascot house along the way. ED656628-F327-4455-89DA-F7FA535ED218.jpeg IMG_3257.JPG IMG_3259.JPG 502CB7DA-1772-4217-BC29-F413E7ACAB2A.jpeg 18CCEF20-30CC-4886-8EBE-0BB69950CB3C.jpeg
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Got to boonedock along a lovely river and an abandoned RR line. Can't really see the boulders that have fallen on the tracks and ransacked controller, but I suspect not many trains come through here anymore. Lovely sleeping with the sound of the rushing river! Left no trace but our tire prints. IMG_3264.JPG IMG_3270.JPG IMG_3272.JPG IMG_3274.JPG
Z-71 Tiger! Found a set of original Chevy OEM Z-71 OffRoad option front diff and transfer case skid plates and got them installed. Ready for some rock crawling now! IMG_3319.JPG
And then Bubba says, "hold my beer and watch this....." and that's how a 60lb Ranch Hand Grill Guard gets installed solo! I know there's a lot of grill guards/bumpers on the market now, but I've had really great luck (aka: deer hits, etc) with Ranch Hand Grill Guards on my trucks so I went with another one on the Tiger. Hope to never need it!

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I don't know why, but I've seen few or zero moose in my travels in this state. I don't know too many folks that can say they've spotted several mountain lions and had a close encounter with one, but may have never seen a native moose.
From what I've been told our house and property are in some form of migratory route and we are next too two large water sources. Depending on the time of year, we'll have herds of deer, elk and the solitary moose's passing through the yard and grazing. We have a number of bobcats, black bears and coyotes that hang around or wander through also. The one beast we haven't seen, but we know we have is a mountain lion. I frequently find his tracks in the snow or mud and bits and pieces of animal carcasses. The truth be known, my wife has asked that don't hunt anything on our property, so I suspect they all know it's safe to hangout and eat my grass....... IMG_0783.JPG IMG_0785.JPG IMG_0876.JPG IMG_1027.JPG IMG_1231.JPG IMG_2831.JPG IMG_3029.JPG