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Unread 09-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Newbie heading to Redbird

I'm planning on heading to redbird in a few weekends. I have a stock wk(planning to lift). Anything I should know? What would be some good trails to try out? Last thing......what would be some basic equipment needed?

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Unread 09-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Redbird is great wheeling and has no shortage of challenges. Because it's old strip mine land, the terrain isn't exactly natural and has plenty of hills and ravines. It can get dicey when wet so some dryness would be nice for the first visit in a stocker.
The place is big and uncrowded enough that it's possible to get off into areas where you might not see anyone else for a few days.
I'd recommend at least a minimum complement of recovery gear i.e. front and rear recovery points and a solid strap, and more importantly not wheelin it alone. Buddy up with another vehicle, either before you leave home or before you leave the parking lot to explore the trails. Start off with the main trails before venturing off on side routes - some of them can get wrangler tight.
Check the Trail Information link on this page for details on specific trails. http://www.redbirdsra.com/ They are pretty well marked along the way. Bring a GPS if you have one and mark a waypoint for the parking lot. Ask the gate attendant for the gate phone number in case all else fails. I get intermittent cell signal there.
Redbird is one of my favorites and my avatar picture was taken there. Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Unread 09-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Will factory recovery points be satisfactory on the front? I have a shackle in my receiver on the rear.

Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can team up with somebody once I get down there.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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I guess that depends on what you get into lol, but factory points should be good enough for most circumstances.
I've not been on there in a while, but you might check Redbird's forum to see if anyone is posting about heading that way. Redbird Forum
It looks like they're having a big event in October and again in November.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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Few of us are going for the oct night ride
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Unread 09-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Few of us are going for the oct night ride
I'm really not set up for night time yet but if anybody needs a passenger......lol
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Unread 09-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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It's a all day event..just goes on tru the night 11ish I think? Im going to try the fishing out this time
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Unread 11-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #8
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Hello, I have been there in my stock 2013 unlimited sport and can say these trails are possible.....
1- even when wet this trail is ok.
2- has some rough parts if wet and I would say be careful if it rained within 2 days of your ride.
3- only the more difficult parts, not the most difficult
14- only if dry, there is a very steep hill that I found when wet makes you slide towards a ravine (not a good feeling and I bailed and had to back out) this trail should be upgraded to more difficult
21- not bad, would say that it is easier than 14
25- this entire trail I would say can be done on any stock jeep
I have videos on youtube that are labeled correctly and you can check the trails out.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
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oh, trail 26 is narrow, but also ok
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