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Gordon's Well Trip Report

Christmas - New Year's Eve 2005

We left Northern California at 5 AM on the day after Christmas heading for Gordons Well. Our first stop was unfortunately an unplanned one at Cummins West in Fresno.


The "Low Coolant" light came on about 6 AM.  Pulled over at a rest stop, and sure enough it was low.  Put two gallons in the overflow tank and found the leak at the coolant filter. We kept driving while making calls to see if we could stop and get it fixed.  Cummins West in Fresno has emergency services available.  Since his was a holiday, they had to call a tech in to do the work.  Three hours later and a $450 bill on my credit card, we were on the road again.  Not a good way to start the trip.

Gordons Well to Glamis Run

Gordons Well to Glamis
Here is the crew on our run from Gordons Well to Glamis. We couldn't have asked for better weather.


The Quad Crew

New Buckshot X-5

Buckshot X-5
Jeff took delivery of his new Buckshot X-5 the week before.  This was his maiden dune trip.

Buckshot X5 - 402 cid LS2   Buckshot X5   GW2005Buckshot-9.jpg (58375 bytes)   Buckshot X5 - Boxed lower A-Arms
Buckshot X5   Buckshot X5 - AGB Transaxle

Gordons Well Sand Drags

GordonsWell2005-DansBuckshot.jpg (68321 bytes)   GordonsWell2005-Tatum.jpg (25548 bytes)   Tatum Time Machine   Time Machine

Buttercup Tour

Comp Hill at Buttercup
We crossed over the highway from Gordons Well and took a tour of the dunes at Buttercup. This is Comp Hill.

Comp Hill at Buttercup - South Dunes   Buttercup-BorderMonument.jpg (31584 bytes)   Buttercup - Vendor Area - BLM Command Center   Buttercup - Vendor Area   Buttercup - Vendor Area

A few Sand Rails

GordonsWell2005-minirail.jpg (60608 bytes)   Racer   Revenge Racing - Predator   Tatum Black Widow - LS2 with a blower

Sand Limo at Buttercup - Comp Hill   Long Travel Rhino - Glamis Flats Vendors   DuneBuggy.com Rail at Gordons Well Sand Drags   Bob's Sick Sand Travel w/ Turbo Hayabusa

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Digging out after getting the rail stuck
Here I am teaching the fine art of digging out.

While at Gordons Well, I hooked up with Justin from Revenge Racing.  He spent some time tuning the suspension on my car.

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