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Adventures with Peggy's jeep.

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Poughkeepsie Gulch was next. It was unexpectedly the most beautiful trail we went on. Overall not as difficult as expected. Everyone in our group was locked front and rear on 35s. If you take the bypass I don’t feel Poughkeepsie was any harder than anything else in the area. The wall was a decent obstacle. I initially missed the line and lifted a front tire. I wanted to drive it out up the hill, decided against that with my family on board. I don’t have picture of the wall yet. If I find some I will post them.

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The silver TJ struggled on the wall with old BFG KOs. He ordered a new set of KM3s after this trip. He came pretty close to a flop and was a bit skittish the rest of the day. Poughkeepsie ends at Lake Como. Beautiful little lake with oddly vibrant water color. A058EBB7-D7F2-4DEE-91FC-A6C23B56A923.jpeg730EFB5A-0BAB-4FF8-BB81-1E5774BD4646.jpegDCF4B5BC-84C0-40EE-90C4-AD25AD433CE5.jpeg3B8480C5-8B7B-477C-99C3-5781A344D09B.jpeg27F71701-3F7C-45D5-B629-D4705BC3BDBB.jpegE260B160-0174-436E-8A9D-2634B4D28F61.jpeg7443C06F-4C62-484F-9C66-A52451F4A237.jpeg7E72758E-5E66-4F70-85E8-01A79CCFD11E.jpeg10899BFD-6CC0-4AC0-A9C7-931691840919.jpeg640DB376-6C44-4141-BB80-DFAE3D58BEEB.jpeg
 

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looks like the weather cooperated 100% for you all. Great stuff
We were really fortunate. Luckily we only got a bit of afternoon monsoons. It seems like I installed and removed the side panels to the top 15 times. Cold in the morning, then got hot, then rained and got cold at altitude. Then got hot heading back to town.
 

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After Animas Forks we headed up to Engineer Pass. Saw someone a few of us would recognize. This area was quite a bit wider than the other canyons we followed. Saw horses and a camp at around 12,000 ft. Apparently sheep herders from Peru and other countries come here to watch the sheep.
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Saw a visitor rescuing a JK. He came all the way from Moab.B5E27DDD-C585-4A24-B59E-E1D0B61A7580.jpegB73B6C3D-9A3F-4FDD-9FE2-3972FF35E332.jpeg57BA2F2F-FF5E-4564-9DE0-5330999A8814.jpeg

As much as I would have liked to visit with him. They were waist deep crawling in a JK to fix the steering.1972F3E5-A695-4823-8DEF-5B880D9C50C4.jpegA039FA32-93E6-4267-BD80-C5874A765EF8.jpeg8883A843-0018-475D-90FE-2B3F62068368.jpeg0DD16CAE-0E85-4ADA-A393-8E8145341FD6.jpeg

His YouTube channel tow mater has the video posted. Gives a good view into the area.

 
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After all that, it was back out lower engineer/mineral creek to the rental house. Still very surprised the Jeep rental places tell folks to take that to the alpine loop. We saw some very unhappy passengers on this stretch.
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Got back and relaxed. Hiked and explored town the last day as everyone was done jeeping for the trip. But then we weren’t finished since the borrowed tow rig broke. I will say it was much more relaxing to drive the scrambler on 550 from Ouray to Durango than the half ton towing it.B36A1952-6BA8-497E-863E-469C2C64138C.jpeg
 

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Amazing trip that the family will always remember
 

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It’s been pretty busy since we returned from Ouray. Went wheeling at Crossbar once. Took the Scout and a turbo TJ. The little TJ is a sleeper. It flat out destroyed the LS swapped scout in an impromptu race. My friend in Dallas makes the kit, this Jeep was the template. 225K miles making 248 hp to the tire.
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After the completing the “big” wheeling trip of the year I’ve decided to fix some annoyances. When we were on “the wall” at Poughkeepsie I got rather hung up on a shock mount. I plan on outboarding the rear shocks. This should fix that and hopefully improve stability when loaded heavy in the rear.

In the front I am going to flip my U bolts. It’s a pain as there isn’t much clearance - at least on the diff side. Made some mock ups with wood after drawing in sketch up.
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Should solve the clearance issue and make a nice spot for the bump stop. This gives just under 4” of up travel. The rubber bumps will compress a bit rather than a hard stop.
 
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