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    Swamped Subaru

    Had a great time seeing everyone again this year.

    I can give an update on Subaru that could not swim.

    Saturday night, somewhere around 11pm 2 forum members, 3 of my friends, and I decided to pile into my friend Doug's Subaru and drive to Apple Pie Hill(even though we had access to several lifted 4x4 trucks, because there was more room for passengers).

    The path we took to Apple Pie Hill was littered with puddles, and there are several ways to get there that do not involve puddles. Doug got out to walk through the first 2 to make sure the depth was ok. Then we got a little lazy and drove into a really long puddle. Half way though the headlights dipped under water and the Subaru stopped moving and started filling up with water.

    We hiked back to camp (only about a mile and half) and grabbed mturner05's Bronco II to come back and make the recovery.

    That night and the next morning the Subaru would not start. The ECU is mounted near the floor on the front passenger corner of the car and had been submerged. We tried drying it out for a while but didn't make any progress.

    Doug took the ECU home with him so he could pick up another one, we were worried that it was fried. Monday morning Doug picked up a new ECU from a junkyard on his way back to the pines, though he did not end up needing it.

    He put the old one back in and it sputtered and started right up. Good as new, just a little soggy. It just needed some time to dry out.

    We made some imperfect decisions but we all had a lot of fun.

    Here is a link to the youtube video. My favorite part is at 1:25.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTtN7...&feature=share
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    That's a classic story for the ages - and all caught on video. Thanks for the update!

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    BWHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!!!! .... Oh man that is SOOOO funny
    it's even better the 2nd time watching it

    i have some pics on my phone of the water in it when you were back at camp yet....it still have a good 5-6 inch of water in it when they got it back
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Haha yup. He was driving around last night and there is still a sloshing noise every time he accelerates and brakes lol.
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    The water pouring out when you open the door is hilarious. Maybe not for you, though.
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    HAHAHAHAH thats so funny LOL...
    it's going to smell like old Pine Barrens water FOREVER LOL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    When I saw them towing the Subaru backwards to try and jumpstart it on Sat morning, I had no idea what was happening! That car needs "four-oar drive", not four wheel drive! LOL!

    Glad it worked-out eventually. What a trip!

    ~ Sky
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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    Here are some shots from the hang:

    161.jpg The Bacon Bombs Being Smoked

    159.jpg Fire Stack of the Century

    167.jpg Jersey Devil Apron for the Cook-off Winner (Stick Won)

    175.jpg Lighting the stack

    179.jpg May as well cook hotdogs!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    More Hang Pics ...

    Some more shots from the hang:

    181.jpg The Jersey Bears made it!

    185.jpg Knotty made it!

    164.jpg Stalker made his own rig, although it might be hard to do a 'stealth hang' in it!

    183.jpg Smokers and grills and stoves, Oh my!

    193.jpg Fuzzy pic of the little hot dog camper in his bacon hammock under the bacon tarp.
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    A Few More Hang Pics.....

    Some more pics from the Jersey Hang.....

    186.jpg Iafte and Kayak Karl regaling the group with tales of meat to come .....

    212.jpg An enterprising hanger made this. Why, I don't know. Creative use of plumbing stock. Pretty cool, tho!

    153.jpg My new Warbonnet Camo Superfly. Absolutely LOVE it! (Kept the wind at bay that night!)

    201.jpg Stick wearing the Coup de Grace de Grub Winners Apron. Well-earned! (Venison Tenderloins Wrapped in Bacon - YUM!)

    187.jpg The competition sign-up sheet. More signed on later.
    Last edited by SkyPainter; 02-01-2012 at 16:34.
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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