Yes, we had those flares & body cladding dodads pressed up against several rocks & trees, and I am certain had they not been there there would have been quite a bit more body damage.
Christo, you would have had a blast out there in the Shortbus.. check out pics of the hardcore sections, there's a link in the trip report on ih8mud. Looks like the Michigan guys made it up the waterfall climb, and at least took a shot at the Bounty climb, not sure if they made it though.
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470
97 DR650, 05 525EXC, 01 XT225, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90, 07 CRF50