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, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90, 07 CRF50