Well this run I didn't get the camera out as much as I would've liked. I was fighting a cold and it being so wet and running as tail gunner all day, I just couldn't make it happen. That being said, it was a good day, I had a great time, met a few new wheeling friends, and got a chance to hang out with some guys from one of the last runs again. Good times!
After breakfast at Coleman's we hit the staging area and met up with some of the other guys:
We had 9 vehicles in all, all Jeeps, and a couple toyota's were in the mix too.
Here's the Jeepforum crew all staged up:
Powerline was up first... always a good trail to get loosened up on for a full day of wheeling.
We held up at the top for min to figure out the order of trails we were gonna run...
Here you can see part of the pack of Cherokees creeping up on a pair of unsuspecting TJ's:
We made our way over to Firebreak5, I was reluctant to run it due to it being so wet, and the last time I ran it, I suffered carnage. I only grabbed a couple pics here so if you dont see your rig I apologize, maybe next time:
We made our way over to run Saddle Up (down) where I spotted alot of the guys comin down that first big drop... no one had any issues and made it down real easy....
Lloyd's Grand Cherokee got a cold, and sneezed out one of its springs comin down that face. (really wish I would've had the camera out for that!!) Classic moment! But he made it to a good flat spot and we were able to get the spring back in real easy after jacking it up and drooping out the front end.
Here, down at the bottom of Saddle Up, he reconnected his disco's to keep the Grand Cherokee from spitting out any more parts:
A lone Cherokee in the clouds.
We once again tackled Hogsback, and EVERYone made it up without issue. By this time the rain had gotten RELENTLESS and the pictures just weren't coming out.
Here you can barely see (through all the rain) CorCor making it up and over HogsBack:
We had three XJ's lined up for the filter on the next section of Hogsback:
We decided after that the the weather was just not cooperating, and called it a day. A few hours short of what we were originally thinking, but figured it was a good idea, as nearly all of us were soaked to the bone, and there had been no serious carnage. All in all it was a good run, but I think most of us are hoping that the weather will be a little better the week of the run on the 8th of October.
Thanks to everyone that showed up, and I hope to see you on the trail again soon.