AOP/Coppinger cove ride pics

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  1. CasterTroy

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    All loaded and ready

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    Met up with the fellas for some doushebag parking thread pics


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    Reached AOP about 5 and set up camp. Power and water hookups made life SO much better!


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    The next morning we woke up to HEAVY frost

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    Joe was our "Overlanding Expert

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    Sleeping in the back of his truck and cooking on the trailer

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    In years past, that was know as just "Camping"

    This is also known as "Hobo'ing" if you're not doing so away from "home" :lol:

    Next, we headed down to check in

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    After Casey unloaded we rolled out


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    We first hit the most popular trail on the site "GWT"

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    After that we hit the black diamond trail "55" which was too much for me last time on 33's


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  2. CasterTroy

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    Jim Smoked that biache!

    We ALL did

    (BTW, has anyone got pics of me on 55 or 41?)


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  3. CasterTroy

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    On to 4, hands down the best trail of the day! Only thing that woulda been better would have been to stay on 65 and try that section....but 41 and 65 would be a whole day for a group this big

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    And then......there was JOE!!





    Troy Baker on Instagram: “Joe Jones sending it up 41 and Ben telling me so”

    Troy Baker on Instagram: “Joe Jones playing on the tabletop”



    Troy Baker on Instagram: “Big Willy gettin muddy”

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    Poor josh had a little bad luck on 41 though

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    Of course between 55 and 41 there was some racetrack fun



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    Troy Baker on Instagram: “Joe Jones playing on the track”

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    We settled down to a dinner of kabobs from Shane and a nice FAR

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    Troy Baker on Instagram: “Now that's a far”

    The next morning was overcast, 40 degrees and drizzling

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  4. CasterTroy

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    Time for Coppinger Cove

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    We had several trees down at one point. None of us had a saw but I had a full size axe, and we had a couple of hand saws and made quick work of it as a team


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    The cave was freakin AMAZING!!! If you haven't seen video of it, just youtube search....you'll see how to get a rig in and out of it.


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    You KNOW I had too, right?


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    Our guide got snagged on a rock and had to winch off a flat spot (aka @Nakoma style)

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    More cove


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  10. jeepin' jen

    jeepin' jen Slummin' with a sami

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    The pics are awesome!
     
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  11. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Uploading the Video I took now, but here's some pictures of the Cove
     

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    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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  14. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Looks like an awesome trip. I read a comment somewhere that mentioned 17 rigs! Did that many CTB folks make it or did ya'll join in with some folks out there? That is a large group!
     
  15. CasterTroy

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    Yup, 17 CTB rigs at the cove

    15 CTB rigs at AOP
     
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  16. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Wow. I bet that was slow moving on the obstacles!
     
  17. Joe J.

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    Not really. I think we moved along pretty good for a large group. We only got out and heckled at the harder obstacles.

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    That place looks like a good time!! Awesome pics and videos!
     
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  19. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    AOP

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  24. NickMaul

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    Pretty cool guys! Glad at least one XJ made it! I’ll have to make the next one :)


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  25. CasterTroy

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    You woulda done fine. No mud. "It was just a little tacky" :huggy:
     
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