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tibaal89
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: tibaal89 on the Continental Divide Expedition Reply with quote

Hello All,

Thanks once again to all of you for the incredibly generous and extremely helpfully fundraising you have done for the big trip! AZFJ is the shit! Very Happy

I want to share my experiences with all of you and there are two major ways I will be doing that...

My Blog!

When internet becomes available I will update my blog thingy with pictures and stories from the trail. You can find my blog here:

tibaal89.com

My SPOT gps satellite tracking thingy!

See my position in real time in Google Maps.... check it out!

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/gogl.jsp?glId=0HxePsvJNeeqPmSuItzuPHWiVXNVca5t1




Trip Synopsis

Well, the trip is over... here is an index of links to my blog and some highlight pics that I posted on the other forums...

Here is a chronicle of my big trip this summer. It was an incredibly good time and I want to thank the people at AZFJ.org for their amazing support as well as All Pro, BajaRack, Camping Lab, and Sierra Expeditions for their generosity in providing equipment and all sorts of useful guidance.

Basically I strung together the following different trips into one huge traveling extravaganza. I generally refer to the whole trip as the Continental Divide Expedition since it was the largest portion and the reason I did this whole thing in the first place!

- Solo exploration in Utah
- Fishing trip in Canada
- Vising Banff National Park in Canada
- Disabled Explorers Continental Divide Expedition
- 2008 FJ Cruiser Summit

Quick stats:
Gone from home: 40 days
Distance driven: 7,800 miles

You can read about the trip in my blog. Here are links to my writeups of each day of the trip:

Day 1 - Last Minute CDE Preperations
Day 3 - Gillette Ruins to Smokey Mountain Road
Day 4 - Smokey Mountain Road to Temple Mining Camp
Day 5 - Temple Mining Camp to Brigham KOA
Day 6 - Brigham KOA to Yellowstone
Day 7 - Yellowstone to Miles City KOA, MT
Day 8 - Miles City KOA, MT to Grand Forks, ND
Day 10 - Winnipeg, MB
Day 11 - Wollaston Lake Day I
Day 12 - Wollaston Lake Day II (Canada Day!!)
Day 13 - Wollaston Lake Day III
Day 14 - Wollaston Lake Day IV
Day 15 - Woodhaven Toyota of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Day 16 - Winnipeg, MB to Swift Current, SK
Day 17 - Banff National Park, Canada - Day I
Day 18 - Banff National Park, Canada - Day II
Day 19 - Dorr Road Campground, Canada to Glacier National Park, MT
Day 20 - Glacier National Park, MT to Priest Pass, MT
Day 21 - Priest Pass, MT to Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, MT
Day 22 - Red Rock Lakes NWR, MT ~> Yellowstone ~> Grand Teton National Park, WY
Day 23 - Grand Teton National Park, WY to Atlantic City, WY
Day 24 - Atlantic City, WY to Rawlins, WY (RV WORLD RAAWWRRRR!!!)
Day 25 - Rawlins, WY to Routt National Forest, CO
Day 26 - Routt National Forest, CO to (nearly) Hartsel, CO
Day 27 - (nearly) Hartsel, CO to Ouray, CO
Day 28 - 2008 FJ Summit Day I
Day 29 - 2008 FJ Summit Day II
Day 30 - 2008 FJ Summit Day III
Day 31 - Ouray, CO to ***hetopa Pass, CO
Day 32 - C ochetopa Pass, CO to Lower Lagunitas CG, NM
Day 33 - Lower Lagunitas CG, NM to 4×4 Trail of DOOM!!
Day 34 - 4×4 Trail of DOOM!! to (not quite) Grants, NM
Day 35 - (not quite) Grants, NM to Meason Flat, NM
Day 36 - Meason Flat, NM to Chiricahua Mountains, AZ
Day 37 - Chiricahua Mountains, AZ to Wilcox, AZ
Day 38 - Wilcox, AZ to SDHQ in Gilbert, AZ

And, for your viewing enjoyment, a few highlights...

Grand Canyon, AZ



Smokey Mountain Road, UT



Reds Canyon, UT



Yellowstone National Park



Wollaston Lake, SK



Banff National Park, AB







Glacier National Park, MT





Grand Teton National Park, WY



South Pass City, WY



Routt National Forest, CO



Red Cone, CO



2008 FJ Summit, CO





Southern Colorado



Grants, NM





Meason Flat, NM



Chiricahua Mountains, AZ


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tibaal89
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

Of course I will also post up stuff here! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

We've got our eyes on you!!!!1 Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

What the hell is there to do on Northern Ave?

That's not very exciting.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

Whatcha doin Mike? Stop at the Point for a quickie?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

**AHEM** NO, he's at my house checking the internets, eating dinner and getting lots of money!!

....Oh that sounds bad! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

We all know Mike wouldn't do anything like THAT.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

Yea, we took pics of it too! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

That rocks.

Here's Mike at the ruins. It looks like he parked near the SE corner of the structure.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

Dude you are leaving already!? Stop by and get some cookies? Angie has em made up ready to go! Got some other goodies also...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

BellyDoc wrote:
That rocks.

Here's Mike at the ruins. It looks like he parked near the SE corner of the structure.


lol...close......that was tmac actually....tibaal was a bit more south and on the western tip of the structure....

errrr.......oops.....IGNORE MY DIRECTIONS....they were off.......must have been the no sleep thing.....I was looking at this map wrong.............


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

I think this topic should be stickied at the top of this forum for ease of finding it and not having to dig through all the other posts. Sticky please?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

Jagaliscious wrote:
I think this topic should be stickied at the top of this forum for ease of finding it and not having to dig through all the other posts. Sticky please?

Done and done!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

10:23 am
He made it to Camp Verde
This is really cool

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Where in the world is tibaal89? Reply with quote

This is COOL!!! I want one of these tracing thingys...

I'm watching you Mike!!! Smile

Can't wait to see pics!!!

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