Off-roading at night  

OffroadJP 34M
2 posts
12/12/2005 7:52 pm

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5/10/2006 2:10 pm

Off-roading at night

Usually its not a good idea to go 4wheeling at night. Its an even worse idea to do it in the middle of winter. Out of the group of 4 of us that made it to the trailhead, only 3 of us made it further than that. My friend broke his hub locking into 4wd. Another made it to about 400 yards from the top of the trail when he snapped a rear axle shaft.

Just past that it was an ice rink - no kidding. 14"-20" thick with rocks and trees sticking out of it. That section of the trail alone, about 50 yards in length, took 30 minutes for myself and my other buddy to get through. Good thing he doesn't care about body damage. I made it through unscathed yet again, 3 times now.

Some of you may have heard of the trail, its carnage boulder. Not the worst trail, but a nasty bugger depending on the season, trees falling, and how its been washed out.

This was probably a pretty random post, so I'll end it a bit better. 4 trucks showed up to the trail. 1 toyota broke then and there. 85% up the trail the Jeep wrangler broke (it was the most heavily built rig there too, kinda sad). 1 toyota and my Cherokee made it to the top. I guess its a tie at 1-1 Jeep vs. Yota. Round 2 to come...

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
12/12/2005 8:59 pm

Ah, if you ever get to New Mexico there are off-road races here. You can check it out at nmsandrails dot com. The season starts up again in March of next year. They are looking to add to the different classes racing, with a jeep class and possibly rally cars.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

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