Some of the guys of our group departed Saturday
morning. With about a 2-3 hour drive to get the the park by 7am, we
left in the early hours of the morning. Along the way we hooked up
with others in various places. We hit our
designation around 7:15 am and by that time the staging area was already
packed with event attendees, some who had camped out over night, many in
mobile homes and house trailers, others in tents.
The Staging Area of the OK 4x4 Tour
2006 was a busy place as people prepped their rigs for a day on the
trails. The hissing sound of tires airing down was everywhere as
vehicles were being prepped for a day on the trails. Vehicles poured in for the
next hour or so and the registration line at the OK trailer was backed up
as people signed in and received their event tee shirts and dash plaque
that were included as part of the cost for attending the event.
A large plateau-like hilltop serves as Rausch Creek's staging area.
Ok arranged the event with 7 lines extending back from the one
end of the staging area. Vehicles were lined up based on which type of trails
the riders wanted to do. Our group of vehicles were in one of the 7 lines but
then broke off into an eighth group, which was great since the line we
were in was pretty long. Although we ended up pulling out last
it wasn't much of a wait to get the other groups rolling.
We had time to walk around and check out the other
vehicles and talk to a few people. These events are a great
place to see home grown ideas and great working rigs. There
was everything from the show quality 4x4s to the beaters that keep
coming back for more.
Above was an awesome Glass CJ-8 powered by an AMC
To the left and right are pics of a tub someone brought.
I've seen better stuff at a junk yard.