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Old 09-01-2014, 09:35 PM
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Default blackbear rollover

Thankfully no one was hhurtper story

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:42 PM
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That looks like the spot where you go right to hug the ledge and then come into that open rocky area in front of the waterfall. Right before the path gets narrow and the switchbacks start
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:24 PM
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Nice work on the cage, Jeep! good to see no one was hurt. Wow I bet they're still talking about it...
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:17 AM
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Wow, they must be living right.. That cage does seem to have done a great job. I don't think too many folks survive roll overs on BB.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:12 AM
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Yes that could have been a whole lot worse. Thankfully everyone was allright.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:14 PM
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Another five feet and it would have been a whole lot worse.....
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:17 AM
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I mean, sure they survived physically; but there's no way you can convince me they are still mentally intact. That's like eating the brown acid... You never come back, man.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:56 AM
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I'm pretty sure I know where they went wrong. I spotted up there for the FJ Summit and lead two groups of 10 for 100s in the Hills.

Just after the water crossing below the steps, the trail gets pretty skinny. It's a little off camber to the downhill side. It looks like all loose stuff on your right..... And who wants to hug the edges of this trail? However, when you hug the wall (high side) it WILL spit you sideways and get your attention. I have some video of it that I will try and post.

Also, because of all the rain we've had this year, the edges are SOFT and if you get close, they will wash away on you. The Forest Service told us they were considering closing it the weekend after 100s in the Hills. I'm surprised it was still open.

I ran Black Bear five times this year. The first time was with Robbie and Chris Davis immediately after they opened it. It was in fantastic shape but had deteriorated quickly by HIH.

I fear that there is a clock ticking on how much longer we're able to enjoy this trail.
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Holy smokes, I thought for sure I was going to be reading an obituary, you'd be wiping the poo out of my shorts on that one. Sheesh.
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Jeremy Womack's pics from Facebook. I ran it twice and both times I felt something hang up and kick me toward the downhill side. The second time, the truck was hung up on the front lower control arms and slid the bad way. I wasn't hugging the uphill side at the time. When it didn't feel right, I locked all four and backed up and drove higher around the rock I couldn't see.

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