Hummer Stuck In Fordyce Trail

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Hummer Stuck In Fordyce Trail

Postby Ken » Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:53 am

This is a trail we go to frequently.

This Hummer was found on Memorial Weekend on Winch Hill #3. This chat board has been trying to find the owner (pirate4x4.com).

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They found him a few days later...here's the story.

Details...The hummer has been there since 10/29/03. They broke beyond repair and camped. Then it snow like a mother and hiked back out the long way...not knowing about the by-pass. The partner seems like a real nice guy and it sounds like they tried to do the right thing. They informed the Forrest Service about the situation leaving contact information and looked into getting a Helo to fly it out....Not kidding...$35,000.00. They decided to wait out the winter.


Jack, Terry, Dusty and I know...EXACTLY what they ran into.

Here's a picture of me...from my Nov 1, 2003 photos. This is the same trail, 3 days later.


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They found pictures of the same Hummer doing MOAB...that's how they found the guy.

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Here's some photos during the first recovery weekend. (June 6 an 7)

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The last the thread goes...they were trying again this weekend.

The original Jeep that caused it all...is just before the first Fordyce Crossing.

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Postby Ken » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:15 pm

Thrasher,

That river crossing, where the Jeep rolls and where I go across...is like 30 Feet behind the photographer.
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Postby Thrasher » Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:32 pm

holy crap!

that hummer was sitting there "abandoned"? holy!

what did the original jeep do? what did it cause...it was able to make it thru and the hummer couldnt?


damn all the gear was just left on it?

man..that looks like some fun stuff out there...I havent seen rocks like that in years, other than ones in front of hotels.

saw those pix, i think i've sen all of em on the site, looks like when ya'll go out , it always seem like a good time! (we do here, but ya'll have cooler stuff to do with the atv's!)
snow? whats that? haven't seen the stuff in 25 years..
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Postby Ken » Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:00 pm

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These huge boulders!! (May 15 th photos)

The original white jeep, blew an axle. They put it on top of the Hummer, and tried to get out alone. They blew something in the rear axle on the Hummer too.

It dumped snow that night....we went riding on Nov 1st. Same trail...we just didn't go as far.
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Postby Thrasher » Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:10 pm

no wonder that thing got stuck...geezus
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Postby Ken » Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:03 pm

They tried to recover it the weekend before...another Hummer broke trying to get the first one out.

They said :Actually, we only got my Hummer out of there. And it had only been there a few days ... rear diff broke while trying to hel pthe blue Hummer that has been there since Halloween. Spoke to the other owner today, and they were unable to recover theirs. Seems their jeep, quad, and Hummer are still there .... they hope to recover them this weekend


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Postby Thrasher » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:18 am

u know it's a bad situation when the chipmunks move in!

damn....what a mess that is...
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Postby Ken » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:26 pm

Terry and I found the Hummer today....

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Here's why it's not moving. And no...it doesn't have 4 wheel steering.

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Postby Ken » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:15 pm

Terry,

We have a fan at Pirate4x4...

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Postby Thrasher » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:22 am

ahh..but it seems to have been moved from it's original location amongst the rocks.
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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:53 am

lol....
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Postby Ken » Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:42 pm

Thrasher wrote:ahh..but it seems to have been moved from it's original location amongst the rocks.
Yes...They had to pull it UPHILL over boulders for 2 miles. Then out on dirt road for 12 miles. That's where it sits.
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Postby Thrasher » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:37 pm

damn, i keep lookin at those pix shakin my head...that was/is an awfully expensive offroad trip for whoever that was...
damn and i just read they busted another hummer trying to get it out...christ!

when u takin yers out there? hehe

Miyagi, can u try to look a little more enthusiastic next time they take yer pic?
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Postby Ken » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:16 pm

ROFL.....

After those pictures....the only time it will be in 4WD, is going up Interstate 80 to go skiing.

Yeah....sorry if I wasn't clear...The chimunk photo...is the OTHER Hummer, sent to rescue.

I'm thinking those A-Arms were busted from the weight of the snow....it can EASILY get 20 feet of snow there. That's a lot of weight.

If you see the video clip I posted, of me trying to go up the steep hill....that's ONE of the hills they had to pull that fawker up. That H1 weighs 7,500lbs...EMPTY. With all the shit...that thing is EASILY, over 8,000lbs.


My Willys Jeep weighs 2,500. Pulling that Hummer, is like trying to pull 3 of my Jeep's.
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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:00 pm

My Willys Jeep weighs 2,500. Pulling that Hummer, is like trying to pull 2 of my Jeep's.
And your wife......... lol.
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