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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Miss!

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Where is that nice lake?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished my honeymoon in westy and toured all over the pacific northwest. I have the most amazing wife because she totally loved it! I am planning a thread to tell you all about it so I will try not to post a bunch of pics here.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Trout fishing trip at Lake Cuyamaca ca Reply with quote

Went to Lake Cuyamaca; it's about a little over an hour east of San Diego off the 8. Pretty neat little lake nice and quiet.

some friends hanging out
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couple of fish that i caught.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Overlooking Monument Valley and Lower San Juan Canyon

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Another view over San Juan Canyon

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Near Wolf Creek

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A beautiful desert sunset

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Near Cottonwood Pass


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Kinda boring video, but I like the soundtrack! This is in a "secret" canyon in Eastern Utah that few people know about.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just posted these in another thread, but I'm a pround papa so here they are again... from our month long road trip this summer.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great thread! here's a couple..
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Off the beaten path in Connecticut

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park near Memphis Tennessee

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Yellowstone
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pics from our desert trip last spring in California and Nevada.

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Valley of Fire State Park Nevada.

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Valley of Fire State Park (Nevada)

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Valley of Fire State Park Nevada.


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Valley of Fire State Park Nevada.

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Mohave National Preserve (California).


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Red Rock Canyon State Park (California)

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Red Rock Canyon State Park (California)


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Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

I have some more pics from other trips I will try to post later.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My silver westy is on the left. This was taken from the top of a barn on 11.5 acres we just bought for camping.[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back from an 18 days trip in the beautiful island Sardegna, Italy....

We stayed only 2 nights in camping lots, all the other nights were into the wild... The sea was amazing, the path quite friendly for the bus and the sleeping spots marvellous.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some pics from my attempt to get over Taylor Divide, when the jeep with 33" tires turned around I did too. I about had to change my skivvies several times as it was.
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The easy part
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Getting a little bumpier
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Missed the big rock by about a quarter inch.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 20-30 miles above the north edge of yosemite park.
Just a 2wd, but I can get out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not excatly "wilderness" but these are a few I have on my computer at work:

Quadra Island, B.C. last July:

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Sunshine Coast B.C.:

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High Sierra Music Festival last month:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in the wild but, there were a couple of westies around.
It's called the toasters festival.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jlecruguel/Toaster2008?authkey=_isW5VaUif8

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Bus by the corn:
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The tradition is : a guy welcome buses on his land.
Kids battles adults with water guns.
Kids race cranked mini-buses on a mini quarter mile racing strip.
Adults fight with marsh mallows by the fire.

It's a very competitive w-e as you can see.

30 minutes South of Montreal. (amazingly cheap: I left Montreal with less than half a tank of gas thinking as usual: I must remember to fill up before leaving: but a whole weekend camping and exploring on a quarter of tank of gas...that's nice)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Westy in front of Mount Shasta, in the city of Mount Shasta Califorina (South of Weed, CA)


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Here it is in Yosemite last winter:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Popping it near Hoosier Pass outside Breckenridge Colorado

With a syncro westy it's so easy: Find a small forest-service road,
drive down until a spectacular vista is found, park in a level spot
and pop-the-top.

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Mt Lincoln in the left background



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackbombay wrote:
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With a syncro westy it's so easy: Find a small forest-service road,
drive down until a spectacular vista is found, park in a level spot
and pop-the-top.


I do that with my 2wd all the time, am I breaking the rules? Wink

I carry a small folding shovel, it has a pick on it too, great for digging a small hole or 2 to get the van leveled out.


JB,

Of course not, sorry to imply otherwise.

Though, in this case, you may have a spot of trouble with the spring-fed bog that the track goes through just before you break out into the open meadows. Clearance is usually more important than 4WD, my kid and his girlfriend stuck his unlifted Landcruiser there a few years ago.

For those still reading, to reach this spot, go ~200yards down the south side of the pass and cut-back sharp to the right. The road is not marked. There's lots of nice forest camping b4 you hit the bog. After the bog are the meadows, vistas and old mine sites to explore.

Actually the only rule you seem to have broken was to not include an inspiring picture of your Vanagon in the Wilderness in your reply Smile Here's one from that area where some mountain goats came down to the cars.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spotted last night and gave chase,

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=314117



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is kind of a wild place, Mt Baker in Washington. No one was there so I guess it classifys as wild.

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Hoh Rainforest, now that's wild
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