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Camping with your 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by shaw0531, May 16, 2016.

  1. May 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    Something different than what you normally see on threads. For those who go camping or hiking or fishing or anything outdoors that you use your truck for.

    Please put what you did and where (near)

    Pictures welcome!

    I use mine for hauling around my dogs and camping and hiking and fishing quite a bit.

    Here's mine right after I got it in February. Took a trip to Elk City Lake in Kansas to hike the Elk River trail with my mutts.
    IMG_20160305_092859430.jpg dogs in back
    IMG_20160304_170157616.jpg camp all set up
     
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  2. May 17, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    This was taken while I was scouting a GWNF (George Washington National Forest) fire access road for camping spots. This is out route 33 West of Harrisonburg, VA. Not a great picture but its pretty back there and out in the middle of nowhere if your into that kinda camping.

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  3. May 18, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    Looks good! Mine was the same. I had to take a "access road" off of a dirt road over a mile through hills and creeks and rocks and mud puts to get to where my camp was at. It's controlled by army corps of engineers and serves as an access point for the Elk River trail.
     
  4. May 19, 2016 at 1:18 AM
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    Those are the best kind of camping spots IMO. Have to wheel a little to get to them.
     
  5. May 22, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    [​IMG].
     
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  6. May 22, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    Nice camp! I'd love to go camping up in the northwest area of the country. Heard it's some of the best
     
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    There are some beautiful sights here! Where are you from?.
     
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    In the next few years my wife and plan to take an excursion up there then shoot down to northern CA to see family.
    I live in South Central Kansas
     
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    If you've got the time, take the 101 down the coast. It'll blow your mind.
     
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    I've heard that's the one to take. I'll definitely get on it for a bit. Where's the best camping spot up there you know of?
     
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    Being land locked, I'd suggest Salt Creek State Park up on the strait of Juan de Fuca. It's a state campground so pay to play but the geology makes it worth it in my opinion. A lava flow hit the ocean and formed a shelf just above low tide level. When the tide goes out it makes tide pools full of critters to look at. There's also some old WWII gun bunkers you can explore..
     
  12. May 27, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    If you want a coastal drive, Big Surr on PCH is a beautiful place to visit and they have several campgrounds.
     
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    I've heard that is great too. My uncle is getting ready to take a trip in his mustang up the California coast and is planning to make a stop there.


    Hoping to see a bunch of pics early next week of guys going camping this memorial day weekend!
     
  14. May 27, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    I'll be heading out this weekend to do some fishing and camping with my 1st gen along with few buddies of mine.. will take a few picture to share..
     
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    Great! Where abouts are you around?
     
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    I'm in Ca.
     
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    Here's mine from this weekend. This was a last minute plan and all our significant other wanted a place were there was water for water craft recreation and some fishing.
    @5:30am getting gas and driving to meet up with few other buddies from northern ca.
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    While driving there with such beautiful weather
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    we run into this. I surely hope they were ok. You cant see it in the photos but about 1/4 mile up, there was smoke.
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    It think it was pretty bad to where this was called to the scene.
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    and with us making a few detours while driving the backroads we finally arrived at our campsite
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    my Bro's RW with his boat
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    buddy with this pontoon
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    all unloaded (boy was there alot of stuff to unload) and time to just relax.

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    thats all I have... was busy just relaxing and forget to snap more photos. hope everyone had a great memorial weekend.
     
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    Could you retry posting those pictures? I can't see them
     
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    RimRocker trail from Montrose to Moab. 160miles of dirt and scenic views.
     
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    Here's mine fully loaded heading to the lake this weekend

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    Two weeks ago I took a road trip in my '05 TRD 4x4 AC to visit friends in gold country, and we took what we thought would be an 'easy' road from Sierra City to the top of Sierra Buttes...switchback up the side of a mountain on single-track rock scree. A vertical climb of maybe 3000 feet in 5 miles or so. Scary as hell. No place to turn back, above the timber line at places, and serious rock on the uphill side, and a serious fall on the downhill side, with the cab always tilted at an angle towards the edge of the cliff. Had to have a buddy scout ahead and spot me at a few places so I didn't can-opener the side of my 'new to me'rig....We were all very impressed. With the Limited slip rear, and in low 4 range, we didn't spin a tire, even on the loose stuff. The truck never bottomed, even though we went over many huge rocks that I was certain would take out my skidplate. Nope. To top it off, on the trip back home, I verified previous checks and got 20mpg at 72-75 mph for the 250 mile trip. My '94 4Runner 4x4 was a bit narrower, but taller, and had a v6 and a 5 speed. I couldn't quite get 20 mpg with it, and would have been a lot more uneasy on that mountain goat trail with the more tippy chassis of the 'runner. Have to say, I love my new Tundra. Fast, comfortable, economical, and wheels really well. If I had been driving a late model Tundra, there was one spot I would of had to can-opener the side of the truck on a huge rock to avoid going over the side of the cliff....the new trucks are simply too big and bulky to be good trail rigs. First Gens Rock!
     
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