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Just a few pics from an overnight run into the Arizona strip. Photos are credited to MrsNevadaesh. Some of the 702 gang signed up so I led them off into the wilderness. Before we left, the Trail Team put on a recovery demonstration, then we hit the road. We started off with 7 FJ's and one Taco.

Went off pavement at Mesquite Nevada:







After an hour or so we stopped at a fairly scenic area: I think it's part of the Grand Wash:





Next we traversed the only real obstacle on the trip, a water fall that some thought stock FJ's could not do. We proved them wrong - these FJ's just keep on truckin:







Ah, then trail carnage. The lower end of a front shock just broke:






After the dismantling, the Taco stayed where it was and a few miles down the road, two of the FJ's left the group to head back to LV for parts.

Five FJ's were left and stayed the course.

At one point a couple of horses decided to check out our rig:




We got to our campsite after dark and set camp. In the morning, this is what we woke up to - the Grand Canyon:








Then the group shot at the edge of the Grand Canyon:




A great time was had by all.
 

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Awesome... I just got back from the Grand Canyon too.. what a beautiful place..
 

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I miss the desert!
 

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Great photos. I love that area.

Do you know what caused the shock to break? OEM shock or after-market?

The stock FJ, competently driven, will do remarkable things.
 

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Thanks for sharing the awesome pics. :clap::rocker: VOO
 

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I did this exact trip two weeks before. It is wonderful scenic drive out in the middle of NOWHERE. There is a trail down to the river from the campsite with a sandy beach at the river. Everytime a raft went by they looked at us like "WTF? How did you get here?" They looked even more confused when we said our trucks were parked at the rim 1000 feet up.

Hopefully when it cools down in the fall we can get another group together and go back.
 

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Great photos. I love that area.

Do you know what caused the shock to break? OEM shock or after-market?

The stock FJ, competently driven, will do remarkable things.
It was a Bilstein(sp?). And OEM. The truck had about 10K on it and they said no prior extreme driving. It is a TT truck though. This carnage is what prompted me to post the thread about being prepared.

I love these FJ's.
 

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Great shots, looks like a fun time - thanks - :bigthumb:

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