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Freddy and me met up at green valley lake for a shake down on his steering revision number 1. Holcomb was fun, the rock addition at the rock garden end gets the Hammerhead fun award, more would be better, but it's a fun obstacle. Great job guys.







While heading east on Holcomb we ran in to a group of 14 Broncos that were happily enjoying the trail. Once we finished Holcomb we headed to John Bull, sure is dusty out there all ready still fun to tool along on the dirt roads.
The gate keeper had a waiting line a mile long which is ok. What was not so good is that when we got there, a group of about 20 Hummers of all varieties was trying to run this trail big mistake, they will be lucky if the finish it before day break.
Half of them had made the gate keeper and it still took several hours for the rest of them to get past it. After that some Big Bear Valley Jeepers whizzed through it then a guy with an old Blazer took a go at it. before the gate keeper either his locker or an axle shaft on his Dana 44 gave the ghost. Yet he persisted so at the gate keeper he snapped the axle shaft on the other side and had to be dragged out which took close to another hour. Once all of that was cleared out we headed up John Bull and guess what after less than 1/3 of a mile Hummer trail tampons clogging the trail. so about 3 hours later all of the ill equipped knuckleheads made it past the notch thingy took several of us to spot them along the way. After that fun they pulled out of the way and let us pass. The rest of the trail was a fun put put ride. Because we wasted so much time we did not get to run Holcomb the other way. Bummer, darn Hummer knuckle heads. I do hope they do make it of the trail today in one piece, do not think they will be back soon though
 

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Those are fun trails for sure. Not to terribly difficult but fun. Sorry about your luck with the hummers. Next time invite me, if my jeep aint done I can at least fill a seat in yours. I like Holcolm creek trial it sure is pretty out there.
 

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Those are fun trails for sure. Not to terribly difficult but fun. Sorry about your luck with the hummers. Next time invite me, if my jeep aint done I can at least fill a seat in yours. I like Holcolm creek trial it sure is pretty out there.
Holcomb was a very pretty trail before the fire went through.
When we first started working on it, it was a sad looking affair. Everything was blackened, no green at all, it's starting to heal somewhat, still all the dead and black trees are a sight for sore eyes. In the end it was an entertaining, but long day. Those Hummer boys had no idea what they got themselves into.
When darn near every rock is a struggle, you are in for a long day
 

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Sounds like your a nice person to at least spot them and help broke rigs off the trail.
 

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Sounds like your a nice person to at least spot them and help broke rigs off the trail.
Always do, not a good thing to leave people behind in the sticks.
Also Hummers or not, new wheelers either go home or become seasoned wheelers. The more people that embrace our hobby in a responsible manner the better
 

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Buddy of mine walked his Jeep on a leash, to show how the JB gatekeeper is done. Pretty cool little vid

 

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That is a neat video but be careful of all the people that will say how unsafe it is and blah blah blah. His jeep may get out of controll and slowly drive 7 miles and run over a preschool or something.
 

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I think it does about 1/2 a mile an hour lol. Safety Sam doesn't play in the rocks.
I could give a hoot about a web wheeler's opinion :D
 

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Yup they bumbled around for several hours trying to get through. A rig setup right makes it a piece of cake, the rest of the trail isn't much harder either
 

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In my YJ on 33's, front locker small lift and disregard to my vehicle cruises right up that trail. My YJ now on 37's better be a piece of cake or I quit. It is a fun trail and I love bringing new jeepers out there but it can take forever with a large group. Most peoples problem is no momentum, if you keep it moving you will cruise right through most of that stuff.
 
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