Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #61
Senior Member
 
Christopher Thwaites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 600
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

So will you be joining us or is it that you just couldn't wait? Great shots.
__________________

__________________
Chris/Ruth
2016 MBZ Sprinter 144" 4wd.
DIY interior in progress
07 BMW 525xi wagon
Christopher Thwaites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #62
Site Team
 
Ford_6L_E350's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Washington - Ridgefield
Posts: 4,725
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Phil,

Since the road from Ballarat through Mengel Pass is variable, how about some words on the road conditions and degree of difficulty?

Mike
__________________

__________________
SOLD04 EB350 Custom Floorplan
6.0 PSD 4.10 Posi
Salem Kroger coil spring 4wd
SMB Trailer w/AT Air Suspension
Alaska to Key West, Labrador and more
130685 miles 16.65 mpg average

Prostate cancer survivor. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11099
2015 VW GTI
Leaving CA for WA
Ford_6L_E350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
pjpvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 869
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Chris,

I just had a somewhat last minute opportunity to drive out to Vegas on business last week, get some mtn bike riding in at Coyote Springs (fun time for sure), make it into Butte Valley Saturday evening and back to the Bay Area by Sunday night. Kind of a whirl wind tour. Still up in the air if I'll be able to join you guys. My business is picking up in Vegas though, so more excuses to drive out there. It is certainly less expensive to take SWA then pay for diesel though, but not near as fun!

Mike,

Mengel Pass wasn't bad at all. I'll post up the video as soon as I can condense it and publish to youtube. I did take my hoop steps off so I wouldn't smack any boulders (thanks again to Badger for his "quick release" idea, I use it all the time). The one climb in Goler Canyon was of course a decent for me. People had stacked a lot of rocks up at the bottom of the climb which "settled" when my pig van went down them. I don't think any of our 4x4 vans would have trouble making it up this section. Maybe send the guy with the lockers first incase you need to use him as a winch point, but honestly it shouldn't be a problem.

Phil
__________________
Phil

- 2005 EB50 6.0PSD - SMB 4x4
- 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon - 2 door
pjpvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #64
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Phil:

Let me know next time you are in Las Vegas, with or without your rig. Maybe we can do some exploring of the area together.

Mac
__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #65
Senior Member
 
pjpvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 869
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Will do Mac.

Phil
__________________
Phil

- 2005 EB50 6.0PSD - SMB 4x4
- 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon - 2 door
pjpvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #66
Senior Member
 
ANZAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,005
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Well I'm interested in the area but the timing won't work out for me this trip, as I will be in Europe (work trip) immediately before, so not enough time to drive the rig down there.
__________________
Sportsmobile-less.

"A job worth doing is worth doing at least twice."
ANZAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #67
Senior Member
 
pjpvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 869
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Here's my video from last weekend. There were songs I added, but youtube strips off copyrighted songs, so it's now 13 minutes of silence. (edit .. interesting though that if you play the video in the forum window that the music is there. I keep learning ...)

[youtube:11zan2vb]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Go0F5GE2vv4[/youtube:11zan2vb]

Phil
__________________
Phil

- 2005 EB50 6.0PSD - SMB 4x4
- 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon - 2 door
pjpvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #68
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 7,815
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Nice job Phil.

I must be on the same telepathic wavelength as you, because I heard music in my head as I watched the video.


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #69
Site Team
 
macmcintire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,470
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjpvi
Here's my video from last weekend. There were songs I added, but youtube strips off copyrighted songs, so it's now 13 minutes of silence. (edit .. interesting though that if you play the video in the forum window that the music is there. I keep learning ...)

[youtube:6e55be55]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Go0F5GE2vv4[/youtube:6e55be55]

Phil
Great video. Three questions:

1) How long did the 13 minute drive actually take?

2) How many new scratches do you have in the sides of your rig?

3) Were there any parts of that run that you think could not be made in a lifted, 2W SMB with a locking differential?

Bonus question: It looks like you ran from East to West. Does the difficultly of the run make any difference going West to East?
__________________
Mac McIntire
2002 Ford E250, 5.4L V8, RB-50 (AdVANture)
4x2, Action Van Ultimate Suspension System, 4 1/2" lift
Dana Spicer Gear, ARB Full Air Locking Differential
285/70R17 Big Foot A/T tires
Aluminess Bumpers F/R, Bushwhacker fender flares
Smittybilt XRC 12 Winch
2014 Chaser Adventure Off-Road Trailer
macmcintire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #70
Senior Member
 
charlie56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: santa rosa ca
Posts: 991
Re: Goler Wash/Barker Ranch/DV Spring 12

Wow
Less than 14 minutes from the Cabins to Ballart, now thats quick!
I saw you on the road before you left, you had that rig looking great, nice and shiny.
Thanks for sharing.
__________________

__________________
... Charlie
EV-2 build is now complete, (yeah right).
KZ6T
charlie56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Vanny Devito

dick

Hermes

Nimzero
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.