Big Bear Run, July 23-25, 2004.

Highlights include breath-taking views, vehicle damage, guest injuries, run-ins with prospectors and new route finding.

Pretty boring stuff, eh?

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Gazing to the northeast from Friday's campsite



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Looking north



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Looking northwest



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Looking west



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We camped Friday night among some marvelous boulders



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Our little tent amongst the spires



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Dave's going for the hammerlock -- OOH! it looks like that tent is finished, Bill...



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Another third of our group camped down the ridge



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Magnificent formation to our south.



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Turning up the hill toward White Mountain



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Looking east down from a saddle on White Mountain



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Bus Stop is way at the top



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Tumbleweed's worn tires couldn't find any grip, so he watches with envy as his freind Anthony motors his way up with his new (no-plates-yet new) Rubicon.



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And off goes Dave



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Bill, that guy is just an animal...



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And we wait by the end of the bypass for the victors



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I tried and I tried and I tried ...



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Going up to John Bull



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The tree on the left claimed a wrist, a windsheild frame and a few soft tops, too. Notice how smooth it's become.



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There wasn't time to snap more pictures on the way down John Bull. We didn't have the camera out for the gas tank getting knocked off a Bronco, the ultra light rear passenger wheel turn. However, we did get to see this built Rubicon.



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Instant hardcore, just add money.



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Tumbleweed skirts the first rockpile on the route we scouted off Holcom Creek



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Turtle, turtle



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None of the wheels are touching the ground.



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We just pushed Plunger back, no need for a strap.



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Dave has no problem



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Shaft lets his friend Eric try



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A couple times



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Beth gets to practice strapping with Tumbleweed



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She's tugging, once she got it in the right gear.



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Tumbleweed's free to try again



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And shows Beth the route through.



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Whoops! Plunger slips off the rock and gets hung up.



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Yup, you're stuck good there, buddy



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What's going on back there?



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Stacking rocks isn't going to help much



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This looks like a job for a high-lift



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Let it slide off on its own



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Oscar looks good with his new wheels



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Shaft lets Eric tackle the hard entrance to the Holcom Creek Rock Garden



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Yea, we're a little caught.



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Tumbleweed wanted some photos of his wheeling!



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