After months of planning, a group of about 10 of us 200 series Landcruiser owners were set to meet up in Ouray Colorado, Labor day weekend to take on some of the well known trails of the area. We all connected through Ih8mud.com.
Written on Monday, 05 October 2015 10:51
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a weekend of sunshine, it was a weekend of rain (a lot or rain, oh and there was the snow too!).’ Despite the less than desirable weather, the Overland Expo team pulled off an amazing event. I think the weather actually brought everyone closer together. In fact, I don’t remember seeing anyone angry or frustrated due to the weather. I do remember seeing a lot of smiling faces, and I am positive I was grinning from ear to ear the entire weekend. This weather helped me, at least, slow down and really take my time to talk to the instructors, vendors, and attendees.
In 1894 David W. Brunton, a geologist working in Colorado, revolutionized modern navigation with the introduction of the Pocket Transit. Geologists and engineers of the time routinely carried around survey transits and compasses, tripods, clinometers, and plane tables while developing exploratory mineral maps. Originally manufactured for Mr. Brunton by Wm. Ainsworth & Sons, the Brunton Pocket Transit successfully combined the ability to measure compass bearings, horizontal and vertical angles, and obtain clinometer readings into an ‘instrument sufficiently small and light to be carried in a vest pocket.’ The Pocket Transit virtually eliminated the need for tripods, or an assistant, to sight and read the bearing of distant objects and was built strong enough to remain accurate in the most demanding of professions.
What is Rock Therapy? It’s a Moab adventure created by wheelers for wheelers. It’s an outlet for many to get away and clear their minds. It’s an excuse for many to take their rigs out in one of the best known off-road trail systems in the country. It’s a gathering created to bring together crowds from all over North America and experience what Moab has to offer.
From blown 3rd members and near-death rollovers to a 2016 Tacoma and sponsor dinners, there were many highlights that made this year’s Rock Therapy one for the ages.