The official agenda/schedule for 2014 just arrived via e-mail (along with and just below the opening message below)...
From: FJ Summit [mailto:[email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:42 PM
Subject: Welcome to FJ Summit #8
The Final Countdown is ON!
In just over one week registration will open and the festivities will begin. The 8th annual FJ Summit planning is just about complete and we want to give you the low down.
Registration will open July 16th at 9:00am at he Twin Peaks lodge and run until noon then re-open from 1:30 - 5:00. Before you head out on the trails you will need to stop by the registration area to pick up your name badge, bag, trail pass sticker and swag. We will need everyone in your party to sign the proper paperwork so bring the whole crew.
To ensure you have a great time while in Ouray we have provided a few suggestions below:
1) Prepare your vehicle -- Most of you are ready to go already,
but please remember that these beautiful trails are usually
shelf roads with big drop-offs. The best piece of equipment
you have is your *BRAKES*. Please make sure that your brakes are in
excellent shape. If you are unsure about any of your core vehicle
systems, now's the time to get everything checked.
2) Plan your time -- You'll find this year's schedule attached,
and below you'll see your trail times. Please note that
*YOUR TRAIL TIMES MAY HAVE BEEN CHANGED* in order to better fit our
permits. We tried not to change anyone's time by more than an
hour. We've got a lot of activities at the FJ Summit headquarters,
but you may want to plan time to visit the local sights in
the area too.
3) Prepare your wardrobe -- It's summer in Ouray, so you can count
on days with highs somewhere between 40 and 90, and nights in the
30s and 40s. Rain is likely, and hail and snow are possible.
Bring layers of clothing to keep you comfortable and dry. Passengers
especially may want to bring a blanket for the summits! If you
are camping, be sure to be ready for very cool nights.
4) Get ready to breathe hard -- The time will be spent between
7,500 and 13,0000 ft above sea level. This can take some adjustment,
especially if you are coming from sea level. To prepare, get
plenty of rest ahead of time, and while you are there stay well hydrated
by drinking more water than usual. Be sure to wear good sunscreen
(even if it's cloudy), as it is easy to burn in the thin air.
5) Get ready to share and learn -- This is a great chance to get
expert advice on 4-wheeling, offroading, and expeditioning. If
you are experienced, please share your experience with everyone
6) Get ready to SMILE and WAVE -- we have to uphold our
reputation as the friendliest 4x4 group ever!
Here is your current trail schedule:
Thursday Trail Run: Poughkeepsie Gulch at 8:20 AM
Friday Trail Run: Volunteer Trailwork with Stay The Trail at 9:00 AM
Saturday Trail Run: Imogene Pass to Ophir Pass at 8:20 AM
FJ Summit 2014 Schedule
Wednesday, July 16
9:00 - Noon and 1:30pm - 5:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge
Come to the registration booth to get signed in, pick up swag bags, drivers stickers, shirts and socialize with new and old friends alike.
Bring everyone in your group to sign waivers, verify trail status and make changes if needed.
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge
Summit Store Opens - Purchase raffle tickets and sales items including Shirts, Hats and Trasharoos
Visit with over 25 product and service vendors, check out display trucks of multiple vintages and enjoy a beverage at the cash bar.
FJCruiser Tech Q/A with Robbie Antonson, TLCA Toyota Trails Magazine Tech Editor and former Toyota Trail Teams Guide.
Wheeling 101 class by Brian Woody Swearingen
Welcome to the 2013 FJ Summit announcements
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dinner and Ice Cream Social provided by Discount Tire (INSERT SPONSOR LOGO)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge Breakfast Room - Mandatory Driver Meeting for all Trail Leaders!
Thursday, July 17
6:00am - 8:00am AND 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge - Late registration continues.
6:30am - 5:00pm - Various - Trail runs begin!
Always remember to Stay The Trail and Pack out what you Pack In!
Have fun and be safe!
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summit Store Open! Get Your Official Summit Gear and Raffle Tickets!
Visit with over 20 product and service vendors, check out display trucks of multiple vintages and enjoy a beverage at the cash bar.
4:30 Recovery Gear 101 with Robbie Antonson
4:30pm: Get your HAM License! Official ARRL Amateur Radio Exam Session in the breakfast room at the Twin Peaks. Bring your Drivers License and $15 cash to cover the exam session fee.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Catered dinner provided by TRD (INSERT SPONSOR LOGO)
Expedition Overland Video Presentation and Q&A Session
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Twin Peaks Breakfast Room - Mandatory Driver Meeting for all Trail Leaders
Friday, July 18
6:00am - 8:00am - Twin Peaks Lodge - Info booth open
6:30am - 5:00pm - Various
Trail runs continue
5:00pm - LATE - All over town!
Join the party in Ouray. Enjoy dinner in town and support local businesses.
7:00pm - Attend the Metal Tech / ComeUp Winch / Total Chaos sponsored Party at the Ouray Historic Hotel and Saloon - Open to all ages!
Free pint glasses to the first 300 people
Saturday, July 19
6:00am - 8:00am - Twin Peaks Lodge
Information booth open
6:30am - 5:00pm - Various
Trail runs continue!
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge
Summit Store open - Last chance to get your official Summit gear and Raffle Tickets!
Visit the product and service vendors, check out display trucks of multiple vintages and enjoy a beverage at the cash bar.
4:30 Meet Tom Collins and discuss recovery gear and what you will need for a successful multi-day overlanding journey
5:00 - Kids Activities including FJ Cruiser coloring contest and Cookie Decorating!
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Twin Peaks Lodge
Catered dinner provided by TRDParts4U (INSERT SPONSOR LOGO)
Presentation by Former Camel Trophy Director and Off-Road Instructor Tom Collins
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Win Awesome Prizes at the Legendary Raffle!
Sunday, July 20
6:00am - 7:00am - Main Street, Ouray
Bring your truck to main street at 6:00am sharp for the annual group photo!
Pack up and head home! Drive safe and thanks for another unforgettable year!
This schedule is subject to change.