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Westy Steve Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:37 pm

Moderator notes/edits:

The purpose of this photo gallery thread is for members to submit QUALITY photos that inspire Vanagon owners to get out into the wilderness, take MORE inspiring photos, and POST them.

Here are great examples (i.e. Vanagons outside the urban jungle):

Poor examples (i.e. Vanagons not in the wilderness):

All side conversations (please use the PM system) and photos not illustrating Vanagons in the Wilderness will be removed.

Keep the awesome photos coming! 8)

*****************Original Post:

I'm trying to keep my folks motivated to finish their Vanagon Westy Project so they can take it out west. I saw that the Bay Forum has a Busses and Wilderness Thread. I almost forwarded the link to my folks when I thought it would be better to send a Vanagons in the Wilderness thread. But you don't (yet).

So this is a plea. Please post all photos of your Vanagons out in the wilderness and/or camping.


Westy Steve (who spends a good amount of time working on the Vanagon)

shenan-agon Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Okay, I'll start: not exactly "Wilderness", but a nice campsite along Gales Creek. And a slightly wild animal.

wildenbeast Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:13 pm

Northern CA (near Philo)

Nevada (near Hwy 50)

Williamtaylor33 Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:29 pm

Is that wilderness enough fer ya?

That spot is one of my favorites...

Steelhead Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:38 pm

near Bolinas, CA

FNGRUVN Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:03 pm

It was perfectly dry when we went to bed and woke up to this.

That was taken up at Rocky Mountain National Park this past spring.

This was taken on a dirt road going to some wilderness up around Wyoming/Colorado border.

Camping in the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area a couple of weekends ago.

Hope to have more to contribute after this weekend. :D

floggingmolly Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:46 pm

Good on ya for getting out of the toasty bed and getting that shot fngruvn.

Not really wilderness, but best I can do for right now. San Jacinto Mountains in the background, near Palm Springs. In the interest of full disclosure, we were actually staying at a posh hotel set up by my sister in law. It was fun to pull up to the valet with the van (they got a kick out of it), having them park it with all the MBs and Bentleys was a trip. I told them to be careful not to ding the van. :D I only wish I had taken a photo of it parked in and amongst them.

PDXWesty Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:56 pm

Camping on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon near Maupin.
(you need to click on it and see it full size!)

bibbylauer Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:17 pm

Great thread & a chance to show a couple shots from the trip to the Northern Rockies this summer.

Glacier NP Going to the Sun Road:

East side of the Tetons:

woggs1 Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:21 pm

I think I will like this thread. I posted some of these before but here goes.........

Columbia River Gorge in Oregon


Olympic National Park Washington State

Mount Shasta

Mendocino National Forest in N Cali

Medocino National Forest Northern California

More Mendo NF

Vanagon Nut Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:45 pm

Nile Lake Eastern WA. A nice little overnight stopoff:

Loup Loup. Eastern WA:

jackbombay Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:45 pm

bibbylauer wrote:

East side of the Tetons:


I actually llike the view from the west better,and I see it everyday 8)

RCWesty Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:46 pm

thought I'd add to the photo gallery..

Mckoy Res (Northern CA, near Susanville)

camping on forest roads near Fairplay, off hwy 88 (Sierra foothills)

wine tasting- Amador County. Campground at Grinding Rock, CA

High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy Ca. Staging grounds day of show.

Tristar Eric Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:10 am

Shaun and I made an epic trek to Switzerland for the 60 year anniversary of VW's being sold there. This was our high roof westy on an air field in Interlaaken. Talk about postcard settings!

Our campsite, right on the lake!

This is a shot taken from the Eiffel tower in Paris... can you see the westy?

I left a sticker on the stairs of the "Tour Eiffel"!


Crughy Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:56 am

In Quebec at my weekend getaway.

Florida trip:

I have some more in my gallery.

riceye Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:53 am

Here's a few nice campsites.

Firefly Lake in the Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest, Wisconsin

Oregon Inlet in the Cape Hatteras Nat'l Seashore, North Carolina

Caribou Campground in the Sawtooth Nat'l Recreation Area, Idaho

Grayland Beach State Park, Washington

Kopachuck State Park, Washington

Sodo Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:37 am

Gallaher Head lake, Central Cascades, WA. 2 hours up Fortune Creek 4wd road. Needed rear locker and every bit of 15" wheels to get here with lots of scraping. I could have used a 1 inch lift...... But we had the lake to ourselves! I'd like to go back sometime (after 1" lift...).


whiteyak Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:25 am

Pemberton Music Festival - Pemberton BC, Canada

cek347 Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:48 am

Great thread, i just posted a week ago but I'll throw a pic up again. I like to see Westy's in their element. Man, I need to find some of these non-campground camping spots. Anybody have any good spots in Eastern PA?

winkshog Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:34 am

Out for mobies first trip with the a new hart(suby). Just a one nighter.

:wink: This was the back yard at my parents house. campground was full

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