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Old 10-18-2017, 09:11 AM
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Snow or shine! My preferred plan is to get there the evening before. Who's in and what say ye? I will take the
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:07 AM
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:00 PM
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Well, you beat me to it. I was going to post up this evening, as I just got back from hunting. Planning on it.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:49 PM
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:10 PM
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My plan is to run Chinamans on Sat, 11/4. My wife, oldest daughter and I are headed to Mnt. Princeton Hot Springs on Friday and they will stew and frolic Sat while I do CG. Meet up time at CG will be determined by whoever else is joining us as Ill already be there. Chinamans Gulch is a moderate trail and has some advanced obsticles as options. Stock vehicles can do this trail with careful tire placement. I do not recomend taking a nice/ new vehicle on it without at least some sliders as rocks are always hungry and shiney paint is the favorite main course! Good tires are my only reqirement other than of course attachment points. Lightly modified vehicles will be in there happy place and of course more aggressive drivers/ rigs will find challenges also. We will meet at the Gunsmoke truck stop at the tbd time. Fun trail! If you have always wanted to do this trail but been apprehensive here’s your chance! Wheeling with friends who actually watch your back is a treat and you’ll learn some new skills!
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I’ll be there. Probably headed up Sat morning.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:44 PM
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I ran Chinaman on Sunday with my oldest sons who now drive a ‘99 Runner and ‘00 Taco respectively each with 3” lift and 33’s, along with one of their friends who has an 80 on 37s.

I don’t think you could take anything stock up there - the base trail above the waterfall in particular is a lot more eroded and difficult than when I was last out there, although crazily I think it had been 7 years.

Some vids of fun optional stuff for stoke.

https://vimeo.com/239517631

https://vimeo.com/239518280

https://vimeo.com/239520017

The boys would love to run it again - not sure that’s in the cards, but I’ll drop back in if we can make it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:11 PM
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I ran Chinaman on Sunday with my oldest sons who now drive a Ď99 Runner and Ď00 Taco respectively each with 3Ē lift and 33ís, along with one of their friends who has an 80 on 37s.

I donít think you could take anything stock up there - the base trail above the waterfall in particular is a lot more eroded and difficult than when I was last out there, although crazily I think it had been 7 years.

Some vids of fun optional stuff for stoke.

https://vimeo.com/239517631

https://vimeo.com/239518280

https://vimeo.com/239520017

The boys would love to run it again - not sure thatís in the cards, but Iíll drop back in if we can make it.
Thanks David! Sounds like fun!!! Canít wait!!!!
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Thanks David! Sounds like fun!!! Can’t wait!!!!
It’s such a perfect trail for testing your setup. After some UTV went by with less than full sets of driver teeth, we had the trail to ourselves all day with awesome cloudless 60 degree weather.

I was surprised at how difficult the waterfall was in particular - the ledge obstacles are really dug out at their bases. I was the only one to get up the middle line, with the Taco having a rear locker and the other 80 on 37’s and the Runner being smaller with generally good angles all around - they really weren’t even close and couldn’t get the front end fully up to even try. Once it’s dug out that deep departure angle kills. You can see in the vid how much I drag on 37’s with a trimmed frame and tube bumper on top, and the vid doesn’t show the 8-10 tries to line it up before I climb it.

The rock garden sections after the waterfall are excellent - it’s pretty much nonstop to the top. We were on the trail from 10:00 to 5:30 taking our time for everybody to try their line. There are just so many places for a moderately built rig to “try” - like every hundred yards.

If you are on the fence and have never run Chinaman Gulch, do it. If you can get past the immediate first two gate keeper obstacles you can do the entire trail.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:29 PM
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Thats about what it was a couple years ago. Its gonna be a good time!!
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