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Labor day weekend at Fordyce Lake with the 4Runner.


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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:46 AM

Was invited to hang with some friends at Fordyce lake this year for Labor Day weekend. Fordyce lake drains and creates the famous Fordyce Creek, which has some of the craziest rocks in California. If the Rubicon is a 10, most will tell you that Fordyce is a 11.5

We camped at the lake, and I only took the trail as far as the first water crossing. The creek was flowing above average and i didn't want to risk crossing the river, so I just played around all weekend going back and forth from camp to the river... and watching all the other built up rigs do their thing.

Here are a few pix, but the rest can be found here: http://gallery.campk...p?g2_itemId=345

http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

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http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

And here is a shot of the lake, from our campsite:
http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

And here are a few pix of the trail leading to the river & 1st crossing. I was the one taking the pix, and unfortunately nobody got pix of my 4Runner running this trail.

You can find all the trail pix here: http://gallery.campk...hp?g2_itemId=29

http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

http://gallery.campk..._serialNumber=2

It was a ton of fun! Some of the first real crawling I have got to do in the 4Runner, and she did great. I went easy on her, and she treated me kind on the drive home. The trail is more than a 90min drive each way... but she hauled all my camping gear up there and back, and did roughly 18miles of hard-core trails all weekend long.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

Very nice. I am jealous, mine sits in pieces right now. Just picked up a front axle and will get the ARB swapped from the Brat and get it back on the road.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:35 PM

ARB swapped from the Brat


Now I am jealous! A front locker would make things about 5x easier. But I watched Toyotas walk through stuff with open fronts, and pass broken Yeeps :grin:

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

Speaking of jealous, your photos make me want highsteer and a u-bolt flip kit.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:49 PM

DO EEET!!! that was 2nd on my list with my old truck... I got the highsteer done but never did the flip kit. I bought this 4Runner with it already done.

Definatly look into a highsteer if you ever want to try to push rocks out of the way with your tires.




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