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Ok so I have to ask..if you look at the map,,near Uncle Tom's cabin it reads "ladies side" and "men's side" wentworth road splits the two...I would imagine there were showers or a lake can someone explain this,,,I know I must be asking a stupid question.:shaking::rolleyes:
Ladies side & Men's side was for potty purposes. :laughing:

No showers, no lake. By the time everyone got to Wentworth, they were caked with in red dirt. Bath time didn't happen until they reached Rubicon Springs at which time the Rubicon River carried more silt than the Mississippi. :eek:
 

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"Jeepers Jamboree The first 30 years..." What an amazing book. Thanks again Dave for giving us the opportunity to share this.

I plan on scanning as much of it as I can but at 436 pages it may be easier to just pick the best of the best as you suggested:)

As a side note I noticed the book has Copyrights from 1983 if this is going to be an issue just let me know and I will pull it:(
I'm not sure if the copyright passed on to Jeeper's Jamboree, Inc. but it would probably be a good idea to check with them before reproducing anything. I think their phone number is 4771. The office is next door to the Miner's Club.
 

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Cool! Even spotted an EB! (or just a Bronco for that time frame :p )
 

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Ladies side & Men's side was for potty purposes. :laughing:

No showers, no lake. By the time everyone got to Wentworth, they were caked with in red dirt. Bath time didn't happen until they reached Rubicon Springs at which time the Rubicon River carried more silt than the Mississippi. :eek:
Thanks for the reply, Pat :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Memorial Day 1977

This is pretty cool. One of Dave's albums contains a complete trip from Wentworth to Tahoe during the Memorial day weekend of 1977.

Jimmy Carter was president and such hits playing on the radio as, "Don't leave me this way" Thelma Houston, "You and me" Alice cooper, and the everlasting sounds of Abba abound the billboard charts:)
"Rocky" was the hot movie along with it's famous soundtrack.

Anyway the pictures are wonderful to look at and get an idea of how the trail has changed and in many ways not changed over the past thirty two years.


Link to gallery; Memorial Day 1977
http://gallery.me.com/greentwins1#100323
 

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Okay Dave, I wanna hear the story behind this one:)
 

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ahhh-the good old days tim! the guy on the back of the flatty was don burkhardt-he was the guy that organized our memorial day expedition and was lead rig on our trip. his motto was "don't follow don unless you want to get stuck" :laughing: he was a good friend of mine and we wheeled many trails in this state together along with john his future brother in law who is holding the winch hook in the pic he rode shotgun with don on that trip. we had exited ice house road and were on the trail to wentworth springs if i remember correctly. don drove a old skool 46 flatty with a 198" v6- t90 3 speed-5.38 gears and a warn overdrive so you could cruise the freeways and get gas milage. at the time-open diffs front and rear!!!!!. 32" inch tires + open diffs = disaster in a long deep water hole like that one. but don was a expert at picking good lines in the rocks! i ran powerlocks front and rear and had a hard time keeping up with him. forgot to mention none of us on that trip had power steering-probably didn't need it-we ran 30"-32" diameter tires back then! i believe it took us 6 hours from turn off of ice house road-wentworth springs road to get to spider lake. all of our group was covered in mud! spent the next day wheeling down to rubicon springs and the next day driving up cadalliac and then driving 200 miles home. joe was in our group-stock 46 jeep with a flathead 4 cylinder-5.38's and a warn overdrive 200 miles home at 30-50 m.p.h.! nobody ran tow rigs or trailers back then.yes things have changed a lot in 32 years from a tech standpoint- but people in 4-wheeling have not changed that much-lots of good people out on our trails enjoying the out doors - i hope it continues to be a tradition for many years to come. thanks again tim for all the effort you have put into this progect.
 

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yes things have changed a lot in 32 years from a tech standpoint
Hell yes things have changed! At first glance, it looked like there was a couple of skyhooks deployed. Then I realized it was a pair of 20 foot whip CB antennae. Don't see either of them around much anymore:D

Thanks again to both of you for these classics......

 

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"Through The Little Sluice Box"

Title speaks for itself:

Tonights update: "through The Little Sluice Box"








 
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