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2024 Black Sheep Week, Hurricane, UT - Mar 31-Apr 5

rascole

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Look forward to wheeling with all of you.
 

alrock

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Certainly not a dead thread! It'll be more active as we get closer. I've got the shirt design in with the designer and will have that available around the beginning of the year. More updates too early in the new year.

Historically, Black Sheep week has been a completely non-organized week. Come and go as you see fit. Trails determined the night before around a fire with adult beverages. Simply kept loose. I started organizing it a bit because I like organizing things. Having a proposed trail schedule minimizes the "Alex, what trail are we doing tomorrow?" question that I would get ten times each day. That, and new attendees could be sure to be on the iconic trails, like Hells Revenge (when we visit Moab.)

I'll have a proposed trail schedule which, as a group or as an individual, can be changed at any time. I don't see a scavenger hunt happening this year but if there are any other ideas for a group non-wheeling event please let me know. I have considered us having an optional morning volunteer time at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, with an afternoon trail. The free day was really popular too. And I'll likely do a catered group dinner again.
 

4Lo-Tank

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Certainly not a dead thread! It'll be more active as we get closer. I've got the shirt design in with the designer and will have that available around the beginning of the year. More updates too early in the new year.

Historically, Black Sheep week has been a completely non-organized week. Come and go as you see fit. Trails determined the night before around a fire with adult beverages. Simply kept loose. I started organizing it a bit because I like organizing things. Having a proposed trail schedule minimizes the "Alex, what trail are we doing tomorrow?" question that I would get ten times each day. That, and new attendees could be sure to be on the iconic trails, like Hells Revenge (when we visit Moab.)

I'll have a proposed trail schedule which, as a group or as an individual, can be changed at any time. I don't see a scavenger hunt happening this year but if there are any other ideas for a group non-wheeling event please let me know. I have considered us having an optional morning volunteer time at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, with an afternoon trail. The free day was really popular too. And I'll likely do a catered group dinner again.
Ok, just asking. Had not seen anyone commenting lately. We are still trying to lock down a rental that can house our trailers. Little hard to find anything. Right now looking at the resort rentals and probably just have to find a ppace to stash the trailers for the week.
 

alrock

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A lot of people simply have their tow rigs on the streets - if not directly in the neighborhood, then just a block or two away. It's very common in these off road meccas like Hurricane and Moab. That's what we did last year but note that Reloader got a warning or ticket when his trailer was parked and unhooked. Apparently that's not permitted on the streets.
 

JPaul

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well, the good news is I don't think I bent my frame after all, and I get a lot more vacation starting this year, and I finally found the source of that clunk on my passenger front side. Do not get the upper control arms that have the stamped steel flanged inner bushing insert. Those do not hold up very well. Despite the cam bolts still being fully torqued down and not moving a millimeter, the arms were still sliding around with the play between the bolt and the inside diameter of the steel insert. Got new arms that have the OEM style cast steel inserts so I know those should do a lot better at staying in place this time.

Bad news is I haven't been able to work on a single other thing on the Alpha still. Been putting all my spare time into my daughter's VW Beetle. Thought I finally had it all done but then discovered the head has a crack in it over the #2 cylinder and it's leaking coolant. So now I get to rebuild the engine after all. That's going to be my winter project now (after I spend a few days cleaning out half the garage so that I have room to work). I was hoping to maybe work on the Alpha a bit, but that's going to be on hold again for a bit.
 

Kurt

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I'll keep that schedule open in case I show up, it shouldn't be a big issue I have plenty of vacation time but I won't know for sure yet.
 

4Lo-Tank

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A lot of people simply have their tow rigs on the streets - if not directly in the neighborhood, then just a block or two away. It's very common in these off road meccas like Hurricane and Moab. That's what we did last year but note that Reloader got a warning or ticket when his trailer was parked and unhooked. Apparently that's not permitted on the streets.
Good to know. We are looking at places at the resort which seem pretty reasonable.
 

EndeavoredH3

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Even with the fomo, I’m not going to make it. Starting a new job next week and the initial 90 days puts me right after BSW. It’s a good career move and they seemed hesitant when I brought it up.

You guys have a great time, will be looking forward to recaps.
 

cgalpha08

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Hey all.
Unfortunately we need to back out. I grossly underestimated how long it would take me to finish this build. It's still in several pieces and getting to back together would mean rushing things, which I don't want to do. See you all in 2025!
 
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alrock

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Even with the fomo, I’m not going to make it. Starting a new job next week and the initial 90 days puts me right after BSW. It’s a good career move and they seemed hesitant when I brought it up.

You guys have a great time, will be looking forward to recaps.

Hey all.
Unfortunately we need to back out. I grossly underestimated how long it would take me to finish this build. It's still in several pieces and getting to back together would mean rushing things, which I don't want to do. See you all in 2025!
Boooo! 👎

But understandable.
 

jakesz28

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We are still coming, probably the ZR2 again. Broke the frame on the squareback camper. Got to get it welded back together to base camp again.

We will have a friend in a new Ford Bronco with us either for a few days or the week.
 

alrock

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For those that want 2024 shirts, please order soon in the other thread here in the Rockies section.
 

jakesz28

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Well end of February I have a job in Italy. If I can finish it in 4 weeks that only gives me a week to prepare for the trip. I hope that job will be done in 3 weeks. If it goes over they better have a back up plan.

Fluids need changed, tires need rotated, trailer frame needs repaired.
 

alrock

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Well end of February I have a job in Italy. If I can finish it in 4 weeks that only gives me a week to prepare for the trip. I hope that job will be done in 3 weeks. If it goes over they better have a back up plan.

Fluids need changed, tires need rotated, trailer frame needs repaired.
Start now and you've got six or seven weeks to prepare!
 

alrock

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Just a few weeks away! I don't have a Scavenger Hunt or anything like that planned. I might spend a half day volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on our free day.

A couple of things to keep in mind:
We'll be near Zion National Park, and you may want to have a National Parks Pass if you plan on doing multiple parks or visits. I bought mine ahead of time. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

A dune flag is required within Sand Hollow Park. They don't seem to be strict on color. You can sport one from Fab Rats or Matt's Offroad Recovery, or get one at Ace Hardware, or online, etc. Fab Rats and Matts do not sell the pole. I'd recommend getting one ahead of time so you can figure out how you want to mount it.
 

reaper

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Ok I think I'm in!!!! I just booked a condo in Hurricane for my wife, dogs and I. :) Staying Sunday through Friday.

Will be in my Gladiator Rubicon (stock w/ 33s).
 

reaper

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Confirmed with my wife-- we're in!!!! Ok will order a radio and flag... this will be fantastic. :) Looking forward to rolling with the black sheep again. It's been too long!!! The Gladiator should do well keeping up, I really enjoyed it in Moab. It's got less clearance than my H3 but really like how it handles itself, and I don't mind sliding.
 

reaper

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@alrock add me as confirmed. Let me know if we need to pitch in any fees... here's my info:

Count# in PartyAttendeesK9VehicleLodgingConfirmed?Arrival/Departure DatesState
12reaper2GladiatorVRBOYSun-FridayCO

We get in Sunday so we're up for trails on Monday.
 
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