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Club BBQ Is A Go

Posted by Mike(Frankenstein) on April 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM

   I went to Upton this morning to break the trail from the top down.  I made it without winching but had to work it a few times.  There was 2-3 feet of snow in several areas.  I feel a week of warm weather will knock it down.  There is some pretty deep ruts about half way down.  This is from water errosion  because the loggers didn't waterbar the trail.  It looks like it will be up to us to do this summer.  Once I made it to the bottom I turned around to try climbing it.  Once past the rutted  headwall I turned left to break the new trail all the way back to the bottom.  I hit  some big mud down on the yard.  I feel by next week the trail will be fine. 

  If I have to rate it for next week it will be down trail = F3 and up trail = F5.   Yes, that tough.   But that is why we wheel,  the challenge.  If you are afraid to break something than stay home.  I ain't scared.  This will be the toughest this trail has ever been.  I can't wait.  There will be plenty of help if you do have issues.  Plan on winching and pulling.

   Please try to meet at my house at 8:30am so we can leave for Upton at 9;00am.  Once in Upton we will break into 2 groups,  up trail riders and down trail riders.  Remember club member drivers only.  Drivers are responsible for their guests.  No alcohol drinking on the trail.  We will try to be back to my house by 2:00pm to start the cookout.  If anyone wants to use the obstacle course(playground) we will go down after the BBQ.  Hope to see you there.

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7 Comments

Reply Keith
4:55 AM on April 25, 2011 
Sounds great, glad to hear its a go!
Reply Eric
11:24 PM on April 24, 2011 
awsome looks like i need to fab a front tow point this week and ill be ready!
Reply Mike(Frankenstein)
8:21 PM on April 24, 2011 
Corey says...
F0 Easy: unmodified 4wd,

F1 Moderate: 33? tires recommended,

F2 Moderately hard: 33? with 1 locker,

F3 Hard: 35? tires 2 lockers or 1 locker and winch.

F4 Harder: 35? tire, 2 lockers and winch.

F5 Extreme: 35? tire, 2 lockers, winch, cage and harness. Spare vehicle also recommended.

just incae anyone forgot the ratings

Thanks for posting the list. Remember, this is a recommended list, not a required list.
Reply Corey
8:12 PM on April 24, 2011 
F0 Easy: unmodified 4wd,

F1 Moderate: 33? tires recommended,

F2 Moderately hard: 33? with 1 locker,

F3 Hard: 35? tires 2 lockers or 1 locker and winch.

F4 Harder: 35? tire, 2 lockers and winch.

F5 Extreme: 35? tire, 2 lockers, winch, cage and harness. Spare vehicle also recommended.

just incae anyone forgot the ratings
Reply Corey
8:10 PM on April 24, 2011 
thats ok eric i am on 33s also with only one locker. and will be there with the winch but i am not sure if i can make it i might want to try up hill this time.
Reply Mike(Frankenstein)
8:03 PM on April 24, 2011 
eric says...
The f3 going down hill, would my jeep be able to do that with 33's and the front and rear locked? Just curious because this will be the first time i have a chance to get it out since being lifted and locked.

Eric, you will be fine. There will be a couple of mud holes at the top where you might have to be winched through but once you are pointed downhill gravity will make it easier. Just find a winch buddy.
Reply Eric
7:47 PM on April 24, 2011 
The f3 going down hill, would my jeep be able to do that with 33's and the front and rear locked? Just curious because this will be the first time i have a chance to get it out since being lifted and locked.

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