Originally Posted by jwmbishop
We ran Desi, Omega, Binder (that's where we met the "two way" issue), Jeep Eater, Jeepy Hollow, politician, Angry Jeep, Wile E Coyote, and Humdinger. I ran half the Rock Garden - but after the first ten minutes my "spectators" were bored so that's why only half. That and a rock garden on a flat (as opposed to a gully) is a roll off waiting to happen - no cage yet - flopping on the side is one thing goung all the way over is entirely different!)! I am sure that with someone who knows the park well we could have been pointed to more challenging trails. The 1-5 rating is fine but what one considers a 4 I may call a 2 - for example Jeep Eater was just one challenging little obstacle going up from Old Camp - timing the outcrop against the left rear with the rise on the right. My rookie ride along made it look easy (his first ever trail) so I didn't feel it deserved a 4!
And the focus on small vehicles is obvious - and for that the park would get a 9 if I was a ATVer (only way to get a ten is include free food with the entrance fee - lol)!
I know what you mean by Point and Shoot - I think... each trail is short sweet and focused on the main obstacle. Not like SuperLift Park where the trail can be 1/2 mile of obstacle. In a way thats a plus - for example the Can Opener at SL just keeps on going through a real tough 200-300 ft long rock garden before you even get to the "main event" - the 10 foot ledge while turning left - and then you have another 150 feet of rocks!
Don't get me wrong - I definitely recommend it! But doing the Rubicon every Fall and Moab at least every three years and tons of parks in between - it makes it easier to be critical of the small stuff...
Yes I definetly know what you mean on that one. I did EJS a few years ago and while texas doesnt have the day long trails - it does have a few things going for it. BTW you checked out Hidden Falls etc? Theres also Texana Ranch or K2 for the bigger rock stuff.
And now that I understand your post - it was a bit misleading - here I was thinking you were driving a stock JK and complaining about the absense of rocks on the main road.
The one trail at BMRA that you didnt hit and would have found a lot more entertaining was Carnage Canyon, hard enter, rock garden middle and challending end.
I havent been out there in 2 years so I have no idea what the trails look like now, if they have been flattened out or eroded worse.