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fulsizjeep 07-25-2011 04:57 PM

2012 Ouray FSJ Invasion - July 18-20, 2012

seen here: Jeepstress & Phoebe, Kenny Cole Trickle & Honcho & GlennTx in rental

Trail Gatherings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – optional Saturday for those who can wheel that day.

The 50th Anniversary of the FSJ / End of the World Invasion plans are coming together for 2012. This will be year 13 above the timberline in the San Juan Mountains for Krista and Flint and we enjoy your company on the trails up there each and every every summer!

Plan to be checked in to the KOA by Tuesday evening (July 17) because we start hitting the trails Wednesday morning.

We have set aside some tent sites at the KOA again. A new Rule #2 (that is right - we only have 2 rules) I have sites 46 through 47 (47A-47F) in my name. Anyone who wants those sites has to arrange it with me. If you have to cancel, your agreement is to turn the site back over to me. If something happens to me before next July, you will deal with Krista (Jeepstress). Sites 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50 are open to reserve any time with the KOA. They will be held open for FSJ Invasion attendees until at least the end of December 2011. If it looks like we will have a larger group, I will arrange more sites to be held. If you wish to reserve other sites that we are not arranging, that is wonderful as well.

Remember this:
If you cancel less than 48 hours before your arrival date, you pay KOA for at least two nights. Your bill with KOA is your responsibility. Here is the KOA web site: OURAY KOA We recommend you reserve your KOA site by contacting Dave and Deb by email or call 1-800-KOA-8026 and ask for Dave. The office is open 8AM to 10PM until Labor Day. When you contact the KOA, tell them you are with the Full Size Jeep Group (not FSJ group).

Please post up here or PM me for questions or when you reserve a KOA site. THANKS! - Flint (fulsizjeep)

As always, bring your low range or park your big dawg at the Ouray KOA (rule #1).


Heimeken 454 J10

UPDATE 8/03/11
There have been some inquiries from people who have not attended a Ouray FSJ Invasion that I would like to share with everyone. I will update this section as more questions come in.

Q - I am not a real courageous wheeler and my spouse less so but she would like to go along. What is a "typical' start time each day? How long are most trips and how difficult are they?
A - This FSJ gathering is very informal. We do not plan trails ahead of time but talk about what we want to do each night at the camp fire in site 47D. Next year may turn out to be a large group since we will be celebrating 50 years of FSJs. There is a chance that we will be planning some of the trails ahead of time if the group looks like it will be larger than we normally have, which is 20-25 Jeeps. We usually break into 2 or 3 groups with 20-25 Jeeps. We don't like to have more than 10 in any group. The first day out, we typically run easier trails so folks can check their Jeeps out at elevation and terrain. Some of the "bunny" trails we use on the first day are Minnie Gulch, Maggie Gulch and Sunnyside Mine. There are others but those are pretty nice ones. Also, Yankee Boy Basin is fairly easy and real popular with lots of flowers. We try to leave the KOA by 9AM but it usually ends up being more like 10 by the time everyone gets it together. The rides can be a few hours up to all day depending on which trails are being run.

Q - Can I bring my dog(s)?

A - If you are camping at the KOA, you will want to discuss dogs with them. Contact KOA directly and ask about what breeds they do not allow! This year I saw they had a sign saying "No Pit Bulls, No Dobies and No Rotties". We have two dogs that stay at the KOA with us and ride the trails in our Jeeps. We always welcome dogs out on the trails with other FSJers.

Other sources of Ouray information:
CFSJA Official 2002 Invasion web site (very good Ouray info): THE 2002 OURAY FSJ INVASION
Ouray Chamber Resort Association Jeeping Brochure
Ouray Trail Conditions - More good trail info: Ouray Trails

REDONE 07-25-2011 07:17 PM stickied it. I wondered why I couldn't find it here but could link to it from FB. Yeah, I'm that dumb.:o

Kenall 07-25-2011 10:34 PM

I am SOOO there.
I should have the Super all glammed for this :)

macjeeper 07-25-2011 10:53 PM

Following suit....2002 was just yesterday right?

Old Yellow needs some TLC and Paint

Road trip, sleep, drive, sleep, and drive!


REDONE 07-25-2011 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by macjeeper
Following suit....2002 was just yesterday right?


Your last was 02? Mine was 04. End of the World, I'll see you there!

EDIT>>Is that Cole Trickle in the pic? Is that his J-10?!?! Is he coming back for 2012?!?! Class act, that guy. :thumbsup:

j10jim 07-26-2011 12:47 AM

Going to book this week. Probably stay in the cabin. Going to bring my 80 J10/20 and maybe bro-in-law 74 J20. See you guys there!

will e 07-26-2011 06:39 AM

Put me down on site 56

fsj1978 07-26-2011 07:31 AM

We made the 2002 Invasion, and I really want to make this one. We'll see what happens.


fulsizjeep 07-26-2011 07:52 AM

Yes, it would be great to see folks come back that were here in 2002. :thumbsup: Let's just take over the whole back half of the KOA. :)

Mikie, you are on the map buddy. :cool:

will e 07-26-2011 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by fulsizjeep
Mikie, you are on the map buddy. :cool:

Sweet, and if the Jeep breaks down I won't have to parade it all the way to the back.... ;)

ne715 07-26-2011 10:04 AM

Just got off the phone with Dave, we have site 50 reserved again for next year.


REDONE 07-26-2011 10:15 AM

I got site 44, from the 17th thru the 21st! :)

fulsizjeep 07-26-2011 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by REDONE
EDIT>>Is that Cole Trickle in the pic? Is that his J-10?!?! Is he coming back for 2012?!?! Class act, that guy. :thumbsup:

Yes, that is Kenny's Honcho with wood. ;) He has not been up for about 3 years I think.

Pam - Matt - I will update map tonight. Welcome Back!

flatbackdragon 07-26-2011 04:25 PM

111 & 112 as usual

rstep 07-26-2011 09:21 PM

Okay right now Rstep has #43...

fulsizjeep 07-27-2011 05:38 AM

map updated - refresh browser - great googley

Tad 07-27-2011 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by rstep
Okay right now Rstep has #43...

It's been a long time since SOAZ sent more than one rig.

Confirmation is back from Dave.
Reservation Number: 26563.000
Tent Site 45
Arrive: 7/16/12 Mon | Depart: 7/21/12 Sat

fulsizjeep 07-27-2011 12:25 PM

KOA tent sites are going fast. I have made arrangements to release 46 and 46A to people.

sealegs 07-27-2011 01:12 PM

Ill take one of them. Are either of them shaded?
We had 42 this year and it was a fine site however a little far from the action.

fulsizjeep 07-27-2011 01:54 PM

Ben - 46 & 46A are spoken for but 47B & 47C are available and close to the fire pit socials.

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