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Epic Willys Adventure: Part 3

Posted in Events on March 17, 2016
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Photographers: Will Morgan

Our gang of wandering Willys adventurers headed out on Day 7 to find a chill in the air and slightly higher elevations. The troop was ready to take on whatever obstacles got in their way. For the first time, the miles seemed to come easy, which was a nice change for the group. Morale was high.

They left Ulysses, Kansas and traveled 234 miles to Walsenburg, Colorado, in a little over 10 hours. This time, a lunch break repair was a planned stop, and it proved to be a huge success. One of the rigs was having power issues, and 35 mph seemed to be top speed while standing on the gas pedal. They decided to adjust the valves to see if that would solve the issue. After a quick test drive, it seemed to be running like a top.

During the repair stop at what appeared to be an abandoned garage, the owner stopped by to see what was going on. He was very happy the group picked his place to stop, for inside the garage was an old Jeep Wagon. It was his son’s first vehicle. After a little chat with him and his son, the “Epic” was on the road again.

The little band of Willys made it to their next stop with no issues, and what a happy group they were for that. It was the first time on the trip they ended the day’s drive with daylight left, which of course was used to prepare for the mountains. Tomorrow, they begin the assault on the Rockies. Stay tuned to to see how the parade of Willys does on high elevation mountain roads!

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