So we have an area up here in the Vancouver area that's been closed off to us 4 wheelers for quite some time. We (our local 4 wheel drive assoc. and members of different local 4X4 forums) have been in discussion with the city that owns the area and the private property (a golf course) that owns the land that lets us access Eagle Ridge Mountain. This a great area that we all enjoy that is quite local to the city and doesn't require a long drive. We've established a key access program that allows us access legally (and to keep out the rif-raf - i.e. car burners!).
Yesterday I got my Jeep back from my shop with what some of you may know was a rear shock up travel problem being rectified. Some friends and I decided to make a day of it and go up above the snow level and have some fun.
Here's the pics of me and my rig.
The inital obstacle. A sheer wall approx. 4 feet high. Very hard to climb without getting your belly hung up. Not easy because of the sheer drop off to the rear of my Jeep. But it's one of the only angles to approach it from. Lockers are a MUST to get up this one.
Up, but not quite there yet. Watch your belly! A spotter is a definate asset for this one.
Up but now it's time to hit it...hard! Skinny peddle!
A buddy trying a different line. Short arms on 33's, so he couldn't follow my line.
Phew! We all made it. Up up and away we go! Snow, here we come!
We got to the top. Usually a great view of the city but we're above the clouds. But we still got dumped on with snow. 2-4" (?) in the 20 ish minutes while we were there? 2500+ feet I'm guessing. From a sea level starting area.
The return trip:
Had to cross a snow covered rickety old bridge made of logs over a creek to get out.
I'm on it. Please make it withstand my heavy UN
Hug the wall after the bridge to avoid a BIG stump...or you're going back in the creek!
I made it. Phew!
And now back...and down that initial wall that we had to climb.
Hey! My Jeep now has flex with those fixed shocks! 4.5" worth! Yay!
Front end down...now gentle with the rear!
The second part of the wall to get down.
Again...you're there, but watch the rear....BANG! Yep, I need a Savvy GTS!
All in all, a great day had by all and I learned that my Jeep now has proper rear shock up travel!
Snow wheelin' Canadian style! It's a blast.
OK...I need a HOT shower after seeing those pics. It was COLD (and wet)!