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Barker Ranch, Death Valley.

Great trip on Fri to the infamous Barker Ranch in Death Valley, Ca. Charlie Manson and "family" were captured here in 1969.




Entering Mengel Pass - First real experience with confined spaces and BIG rocks.






Current Barker Ranch after a fire burned down the main cabin.



Overview of the "ranch"







Mansons was found hiding in the bathroom cabinet (pink outline on wall)





The Swimming Pool at Barker Ranch.








100 foot below Sea level @ BlackWater

 

Fogie

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28,000 something miles on my Raptor, too.
If you manage to mess up those stock bumpers let me know. I have replacements in my garage. I am sick of hitting my head on them. Twice a year.
Taking my decoys out of the rafters and putting them back up.
 
28,000 something miles on my Raptor, too.
If you manage to mess up those stock bumpers let me know. I have replacements in my garage. I am sick of hitting my head on them. Twice a year.
Taking my decoys out of the rafters and putting them back up.
Thx for the offer. Im trying my best not to buy SVC bumpers. What are you runnin? If your interested, ill invite u out on our next run, will be nice to have another Rap to go with. Im still learnin about wheelin but having a great time so far!
 
Thx for the offer. Im trying my best not to buy SVC bumpers. What are you runnin? If your interested, ill invite u out on our next run, will be nice to have another Rap to go with. Im still learnin about wheelin but having a great time so far!
Seems like a wide supercrew might be kind of a nightmare wheeling. How'd it do?
 

Fogie

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Generally, I don't four wheel just for the fun of it anymore. I thrashed truck o plenty when I was a kid. My Raptor is for date night and getting out of town.
It logs very few miles in the Summer and a lot in the Fall and Winter.
For hunting and fishing I will do what it takes to get in and out.
On things like elk and deer hunts it can get pretty rugged.
Thanks for the offer. I am putting together a run up to my Brother Davey's Monument soon. No extreme wheeling to get there, but plenty available. This side of Searchlight.
BBQ, guns, awesome views and the laying of flowers. You and cohorts are welcome to come. My Brother liked nothing more than mucho gunfire and ribeyes.

As far as being a big truck, it hasn't been a problem yet. Even in the really tight stuff. I have pinstriped my truck pretty bad, but have only had to chop a couple of trees.

ADD bumpers and sliders.
 
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Seems like a wide supercrew might be kind of a nightmare wheeling. How'd it do?
Surprisingly well. I thought "no way" on a couple obstacles but went through without any issue.Minor scrapes on the bottom of the steps and one rear wheel. Not to bad, I had them plasti-dipped so it helped. The Raptor is extremely wide and not as nimble in the tight boulders. If my goal was this rough stuff (rock crawlin), I would def choose a different vehicle. But the rest of the time, I quite enjoy the supercharged 590hp! Especially in the dirt. The truck handles very predictably including throttle induced over-steer. Its so confidence inspiring that its easy to hit some crazy numbers through turns. The "girth" does contribute to the pin striping from the bushes and that drives me nuts but should be able to buff it all out.



 
Generally, I don't four wheel just for the fun of it anymore. I thrashed truck o plenty when I was a kid. My Raptor is for date night and getting out of town.
It logs very few miles in the Summer and a lot in the Fall and Winter.
For hunting and fishing I will do what it takes to get in and out.
On things like elk and deer hunts it can get pretty rugged.
Thanks for the offer. I am putting together a run up to my Brother Davey's Monument soon. No extreme wheeling to get there, but plenty available. This side of Searchlight.
BBQ, guns, awesome views and the laying of flowers. You and cohorts are welcome to come. My Brother liked nothing more than mucho gunfire and ribeyes.

As far as being a big truck, it hasn't been a problem yet. Even in the really tight stuff. I have pinstriped my truck pretty bad, but have only had to chop a couple of trees.

ADD bumpers and sliders.
Sure, keep me posted. For the record - Im not into thrashing anything I own! I am all about using for intended purpose, though! No rednecks w paychecks raptor jumps for me! (if you havent seen video, google it. A guy on the Raptor Forum actually rebuilt it and it looks brand new. You wont beleive it).
 

Fogie

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I didn't even notice that it was a Rousch. Super nice.
I am a little envious, now.
I'm sorry.
I can't have a cooler truck than mine at my Brothers Monument.
You Sir, are dis-invited.
Just Kidding. I would love to check out your supercharged monster. Going to try to make it before it gets too hot.
The road to the spot is dirt and fast. I've been on the limiter many times coming out. The slight downhill makes my pitiful 411 horses feel like a Rousch, maybe.
Yes. Surely it does, maybe.
BTW. I am Poolmonkey on that forum. Very few post there also.
Did you used to have a silver Raptor? I see one like yours in a driveway while I am running my route.
 
Very nice sounds like the the stage II Kit at 590. I have a lowly F1 with a few mods, but I'd definitely like to get it supercharged down the road. The 5.0 still gets 570 compared to the 6.2 at 590.

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I didn't even notice that it was a Rousch. Super nice.
I am a little envious, now.
I'm sorry.
I can't have a cooler truck than mine at my Brothers Monument.
You Sir, are dis-invited.
Just Kidding. I would love to check out your supercharged monster. Going to try to make it before it gets too hot.
The road to the spot is dirt and fast. I've been on the limiter many times coming out. The slight downhill makes my pitiful 411 horses feel like a Rousch, maybe.
Yes. Surely it does, maybe.
BTW. I am Poolmonkey on that forum. Very few post there also.
Did you used to have a silver Raptor? I see one like yours in a driveway while I am running my route.
hahaha. That made me laugh.

I had a 2013 White Raptor and sold it because it was stupid to have two trucks (2007 Crew Cab diesel - the tow rig). You see how well that worked out... I came across this truck w 18k miles and it was a street queen. Made a fairly good deal on it in this crazy Raptor market with the idea that I could flip it for $5k profit out here. Then I drove it and.... that idea went right out the exhaust. I have a JDM tune in it as well, they claim 650 but I REALLY doubt that claim. Ive heard Roush's claim of 590 is overstated as well, so Im good with saying its now 590 w the tune. Either way...its a fricken blast and for a fat pig it does haul ass.
 
Very nice sounds like the the stage II Kit at 590. I have a lowly F1 with a few mods, but I'd definitely like to get it supercharged down the road. The 5.0 still gets 570 compared to the 6.2 at 590.

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Man that suspension is awesome, nice build! I love King Offroad. Did you do the work or go through a shop?
 

Fogie

Swimming Pool Monkey
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hahaha. That made me laugh.

I had a 2013 White Raptor and sold it because it was stupid to have two trucks (2007 Crew Cab diesel - the tow rig). You see how well that worked out... I came across this truck w 18k miles and it was a street queen. Made a fairly good deal on it in this crazy Raptor market with the idea that I could flip it for $5k profit out here. Then I drove it and.... that idea went right out the exhaust. I have a JDM tune in it as well, they claim 650 but I REALLY doubt that claim. Ive heard Roush's claim of 590 is overstated as well, so Im good with saying its now 590 w the tune. Either way...its a fricken blast and for a fat pig it does haul ass.
I think it was a white one. Am I right without getting specific? Your trucks nose points North when backed in your driveway. Your truck is an auto on (your street name rhymes).
My last hunting truck was a cool old Bronco with a built 302 making about 325hp. Compared to it, my pig hauls bad ass. Yours must be crazy fast.
It is funny. The Govt keeps trying to put us in Euro Prius trucks, but the makers still manage to offer more and more bad ass vehicles.

Roach. That is one cool Ford. Really nice.
 
I think it was a white one. Am I right without getting specific? Your trucks nose points North when in your driveway. Your truck is an auto on (your street name rhymes).
My last hunting truck was a cool old Bronco with a built 302 making about 325hp. Compared to it, my pig hauls bad ass. Yours must be crazy fast.
It is funny. The Govt keeps trying to put us in Euro Prius trucks, but the makers still manage to offer more and more bad ass vehicles.

Roach. That is one cool Ford. Really nice.
If your referring to a NW neighborhood, Im pretty sure you got it, although, I have no idea what this means...

"Your truck is an auto on (your street name rhymes) "
 

Fogie

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If your referring to a NW neighborhood, Im pretty sure you got it, although, I have no idea what this means...

"Your truck is an auto on (your street name rhymes) "
Nope. I was wrong. Street in SE rhymes with auto. Had a white or silver one. Now a black Rousch. I thought The PoolMonkey sees all. Guess not.