Well we went wheelin up at evans creek today.
It was a test run for my brand new D44. And also my fixed lockers, and my
33x13.5 super swampers, and my tube doors.
It has been 3 1/2 months since i've wheeled my jeep, and 2 and a half of those was waiting for my axle to come in.
I bought the swampers at the puyallup 4x4 swap meet and i've been itching to get them broke in.
Went with RaggedOleMan, My old man in his "Bastard Toy", and my friend in his Rhino, and i carried along a few of my friends.
we started on the 311, and hells gate was a breeze as they filled it in with rock. Then came window breaker hill. RaggedOleMan crawled right up it, I had to winch going around the corner, the Rhino crawled up it, and my dad in his toy had some trouble, but made it up W/O winching.Well if i hadn't of busted out my window last wheelin trip there, I definetly would of busted it out today, I cracked my plywood window.
Then we went on the upper 311 trail, no problems there.
Then we went on the 520 to the 198 trail. We went down the 198, which you all know has a big wall of mud on the left hand side. Now that was fun. When i went down it, i bent in my mirror, the snorkle got a bunch of mud inside the tip. When john(RaggedOleMan) went down it, mud was flinging inside his cab because of his mirror. When my dad went down it, he got a new dent in his fender, and when the Rhino came down, he started on the right hand side and just slid into the wall.
After that, we went to the bottom of the 102 trail, and to get there, we took the puddle jumper road. Went up the 102 just fine, but going around one of the right hand corners a couple turns up was pretty tough. I kept on sliding into a hole on my right side, and finally after a few tries, i take a line far to the right, and I mean far!! I was up on a log and root, feeling like I could flip at any time. My dad had troubles too, but John just flew right up it. On that corner too is where my dad lost passenger side mirror.
So we get to the top, and we decide to go up the 198 where we came down(wall of mud). Well john got up it just fine, Then the Rhino tried. He got about half way up and couldn't go any farther. He scrapped his whole right side, ripped his cover on the roof, and filled his whole bed with mud. He backed down and let us go up. My dad had no troubles, and neither did I. When we got to the top, we turned around and went back down it again.
Well when we got to the bottom, i looked up at my roof rack and notice it is all tweaked and barely hanging on. So i must have hit it on a tree when I went up it the last time.
here i am going around the corner, where i cracked my plywood and had to winch
I also busted my mirror
My dad coming up the 311
Got caught up here for a few minutes
The line up on lunch break
The 102 trail
mud from the 198 trail
Notice anything wrong?
Hit my hi-lift jack on something, which tweaked the whole roof rack brackets and ripped out the rails.