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Wheelin in Flagstaff 56K no

Bryan (outdoorsman) and myself decided to take a day trip to Flagstaff, AZ to do a lil snow wheelin. Well after driving around for about an hour finding out that all of the nice forest service roads were either closed or blocked by 4-5 foot high snow berms we decided to go to an OHV area and fool around. Well me, knowing that Bryan had just gotten an 8,000lb winch I decided to be kind and get stuck so he could use it. Although I didnt really plan to get stuck within the first 15min. Enjoy!

A frozen lake although only about 5-8 inches thick
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Drivin to find the good stuff


Bryans new winch and multi mount setup


OOPs, I didnt think it was that deep


Flexed out and dug in


Is there a passenger tire?


Posin with the buried tire


Getting setup to winch me out


A nice snow capped mountain, sorry about the glare, the window was up
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Cool pics. I need a winch for snow wheeling...
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thats totally 56k-able


looks good, i wanna go snow wheelin again
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thats totally 56k-able


looks good, i wanna go snow wheelin again
You drive to my house, I'll bring you snow wheeling, and I will give you the privilege of using both of your new winches!

Don't worry about the fact that its like 2,000 miles away. Gas won't be too much and I'm sure your work won't mind right...
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It might be 56k able now until Bryan adds his
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Sweet, I knew Bryan was looking in to getting the multi-mount, didnt know he had it. Looks like yall had fun.
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You drive to my house, I'll bring you snow wheeling, and I will give you the privilege of using both of your new winches!

Don't worry about the fact that its like 2,000 miles away. Gas won't be too much and I'm sure your work won't mind right...
how far are you from Hopewell Junction, NY?
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looks like fun
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Yeah Sea Bass I got it all in. I had somebody wire up the solenoid set-up for the rear. Thanks again for your help.

I'll be getting pics and videos up in the next day or two (my gf took all the pics and video clips). I wanted more time wheeling but we were limited. Total of 4 stucks (2 each), 3 required winching after trying to pull out with the other truck. My winch got a good workout! I'm glad I can mount it on the front or back as as one time I had to move it to the front to be winched forward.

Charlie scored on a nice Coleman lunch cooler and I scored a nice saucer sled. We found these in the woods and they've been there a while as we were the ones blazing the trail through the snow. Both were found a few miles apart from one another.

Here is the area we were wheeling except there was snow.

http://www.dunereview.com/cinders.htm

http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...er-hills.shtml
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A nice snow capped mountain, sorry about the glare, the window was up
That is where the SnowBowl Ski Resort is (San Francisco Peaks)
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sweet looks like you two have alot of fun wheeling together!
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nice pics
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did that hole eat your bumper and valence?

Looks like a good time though
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Nice. I love playing in the snow.
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Here are the rest of the pictures.

Leaving Phoenix. Left a little after 6am.
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At the gas station in Flagstaff.
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More of Charlie's stuck.
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The strap didn't work.
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Getting ready to winch him out.
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Following our tracks back out.

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Trying to turn around and got caught in a ditch.
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Sitting spinning. I just needed a bit more weight.



Me stuck. The drift ate up my 31" BFGs.

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Spinning around.





Our Redneck Ice Chest.
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Playing around at the end of the day.
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Which one do we take home?
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All you can eat KFC buffet. We all chowed down good. Only pic we have is of Charlie. There are only 4 KFC buffets in Arizona and I know all 4! Kingman, Yuma, Show Low, and Flagstaff! For $8 you get the whole buffet including soda, apple pie, all kinds of chicken, fries, potatoes, biscut, beans, etc.

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Coleslaw and mashed potatoes. mmmmmm
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Damn I want some KFC now.
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Uhh i want to live in AZ. Nice pics
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You drove all the way to AZ from IN to play in the snow? Please explain.
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Looks like fun out there. I love KFC's Slaw. It's the best, the orig. chicken isn't bad, the spuds are good too, but the slaw is the best.
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looks like fun i want a winch so bad
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No I did not drive from indiana to arizona just to play in the snow. If i wanted to drive from indiana i woulda just went somewhere in northern indiana. actually I go to MMI in Phoenix and since I am going to school I am not a permenant resident therefore I do not have to get an AZ plate
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I need a winch for snow wheeling...
I need some snow for snow wheeling... You can to send me some if you like.
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For being the first time actual trail wheeling, not mall crawling and parking lot drifting in the snow I had a blast
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No I did not drive from indiana to arizona just to play in the snow. If i wanted to drive from indiana i woulda just went somewhere in northern indiana. actually I go to MMI in Phoenix and since I am going to school I am not a permenant resident therefore I do not have to get an AZ plate
Good deal. I grew up in IN and lived there until I joined the Army. It seems Indiana never has snow for Christmas anymore, so no snow wheeling for me when I come up to visit.

Long story short: I'm jealous.
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