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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby BAUMGARA » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:12 pm

1.) Don't know the truck or the driver.
2.) Doesn't, just curious.
3.) True people get buried, I heard about the guy up in Washington state who was driving on a highway to the Cascades when a storm blew in and trapped him four days. Only difference between this story and your examples are, that this occurred on a 4WD trail that's not maintained during the winter and thus highly unlikely that this truck made it up there recently.
4.) Whenever.
5.) Yup heard about that one too.
Either way I'd love to hear the story behind all of this.

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby outsidemike » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:01 am

any word from the officials yet?
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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby runningstix » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:10 am

wonder when they went up there, I cant imagine making that drive with snow, we did redcone & radical hill.....

maybe they missed the sign before the incline, though I would find it hard to miss personally.

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby bking14ers » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:52 pm

Ok, this has got my attention 1300 miles away from it. I bet it was stolen and dumped there. It looks like to new of an SUV to be just left there by it's owner for as long as it seems to have been there. Or the owner drove it up there, broke down, or ran out of gas, and is to embarrassed to admit it. So he abandoned it and got a new one with the insurance money after he reported it stolen. I THINK!

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby Cruiser » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:14 pm

According to the local Toyota folks that 80 was abandoned up there this fall. Sounds like the FS has been in the know since the whole situation started. Prolly time to slow down on the dead body / conspiracy theories. Hopefully the owner doesn't have too bad a time getting it down this Spring. If we have learned anything from Top Gear though, it's that 'yota can and will run after virtually any amount of abuse. :D

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby tmathews » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:31 pm

Cruiser wrote:According to the local Toyota folks that 80 was abandoned up there this fall. Sounds like the FS has been in the know since the whole situation started. Prolly time to slow down on the dead body / conspiracy theories. Hopefully the owner doesn't have too bad a time getting it down this Spring. If we have learned anything from Top Gear though, it's that 'yota can and will run after virtually any amount of abuse. :D

http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=15082


Years ago when I had to abandon my truck near Aspen, the Pitkin County Sheriff told me that it was essential that I try to recover it on my own. Not only would they charge me for the recovery effort if they had to go and get it, but I'd also get ticketed for abandoning a vehicle on FS land and would likely have to make a court appearance. Luckily, i was able to recover it with the help of an Aspen local who had done recoveries for the FS before.

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby Cruiser » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Dragging broken / stuck vehicles out of danger is one of the best parts of wheeling. I love how the Rising Sun guys were bummed that they didn't have a chance to get involved with a recovery as soon as the thing got stuck.

I know if I got into that sort of a spot it'd only take one call to get a whole crew of Nissan 4x4'ers up to pull my sorry a$$ out. :mrgreen:
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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby sivadselim » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:44 pm

raptured

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby rlw49 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:53 pm

Best bet, try for a Toyota commercial, and drive it out unscathed.

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby BAUMGARA » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:03 pm

Hmmm wonder who made the call.....
Four months later (last night 11:30) the police showed up at my mom’s house asking for me. Half hour later they call my house in Denver to inquire about my truck which apparently made it’s way on to a few websites over the weekend and someone called it in. Being a fan of Rising Sun and i8mud I immediately checked and discovered the fate to date of my beloved cruiser.

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Re: Abandoned SUV near Webster Pass

Postby greenhorn1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:04 pm

#4 There was a family of four that made a wrong turn on a logging road in Oregon several years ago... it took nine days to find the car and 11 days to find the body of the father who tried to walk out...


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