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Old 09-17-2009, 09:32 PM
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Wonderful photos, I'm insanely jealous, dang meetings (although it went well).
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thanks for sharing the photos-the one of the washout is not coming all the way through but is described perfectly.

Came down this section past the washout on Saturday in my Runner and with an '02 Sport and it was a white knuckler and a butt pucker upper.

If I had to do it again I would not.

Discretion is the better part of valor-and you made the right choice to not push your luck.

The swamp section has been cleaned up significantly on this trail-and a former shack that you had to drive around has been removed- apparently by Park County.
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Came down this section past the washout on Saturday in my Runner and with an '02 Sport and it was a white knuckler and a butt pucker upper.

If I had to do it again I would not.
Wow, you guys are nuts! That eroded edge was so soft you could kick it away with your foot. No way I would trust it to hold the weight of a vehicle.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:43 PM
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you are correct Martin.

However- I watched several other larger and wider vehicles come by traveling uphill. Just required careful tire placement and the rear locker.

I warned everyone I encountered further down and told them about it and every single one had to check it out for themself.
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My rig is too tippy (and I'm freaked out by off camber stuff) that I didn't think I could drive high enough onto that side hill to get by. But I did tell Dan and Ricardo that we could probably clear it if we built a sweet jump.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:16 PM
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likewise-I am freaked out by the tilting when off camber -it was one of those spots where intuitively you want to go slowly but keeping the power down actually made it easier to keep the momentum uphill and away from the slide. But again I was traveling dowhill from the pass and not uphill.

I had enough of the sweet jump-ing called Radical Hill and should have chickened out and gone back down to Montezuma.

You made the right call. I could not imagine off camber in a short wheelbase and narrow track like a 40. The Jeep guys did not seem even worried however.

You're only young and cocky once. A roll of that magnitude would have been fatal.
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I ran a trip two weekends ago over Red Cone and down Webster. That spot on Webster certainly held everyone's attention. There were two 40's that were wider than stock and an LX450 in the group. It was snowing sideways on top of Red Cone. All in all it made for an interesting day. And yes that mud hole is deeeeep.
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I was planning on making this my 2nd RSM run but had this happen trying 2 avoid a dog. I came 2 a complete stop, then went over. That was around 11:30 that day..so close, it looked like a blast.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:29 AM
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you seem okay.. everyone okay? I think that is commendable how little damage there is.

This was a very low speed only onto the drivers side? Dog okay?
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Big bummer but sound slike all is OK, now you can get that EXO cage you were looking at
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