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4th of July 4x4 Spectacular
Uvalde, Texas
June 3-5, 1998

Because of other commitments, I wasn't sure that I'd be able to make the run to Uvalde. I had met a big group from Dallas and Fort Worth on Thursday nite and after that had really gotten the bug to go. Watching them go in convoy just got me all excited. I had somewhere to be on Friday nite and had decided at 1am that I'd sleep for 3 hours, pack the Project TJ and hit the road!

Packing a bladder-buster-sized cup o' java I made the 3 hour ride to South Texas. Uvalde is west of San Antonio and is less than a half an hour from the Mexican Border. Through it runs the Nueces, Frio and Dry Frio Rivers.

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When I pulled into town I easily found everyone gathering at the Holiday Inn. I soon found out about everyone who'd already broken on the Nueces on Friday. There were a bunch!

Soon enough, we all pulled together and headed over to the grocery store parking lot to chose trails and get last minute instructions.

Line UpI chose to run the Dry Frio River trail, which was supposed to be led by Tim Macy in his Toyota pickup. However, Tim couldn't make it and Carlos led us in his CJ. We were moved to the local college where we assembled one more time before hitting the trail.

Our group numbered about 25-30 vehicles. We gathered up and headed down the road toward Knippa where we'd pull off into the Dry Frio River.

Moving right along...