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Unread 04-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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A Good Friday @ The Cliffs

On Good Friday, April 6, 2012 I along with shortstax33, LeadDog and Chris (not sure if he's on JF) decided it would be a good idea to spend the day off at The Cliffs in Marseilles IL, since it hadn't rained in the last week.


Our line up: Me/TJ Rubi, shortstax33/TJ, LeadDog/JK Rubi, Chris/XJ.


The Cliffs has a rep for being muddy and everyone says you WILL get damage. Well it was pretty darn dry. Of course there were mud holes, but we were able to avoid most of them.


LeadDog hitting the trails.


shortstax33


Chris

We didn't avoid all the mud....


LeadDog high centered here.


He needed a gentle tug.

Chris found some mud too.


He powered his way out....while throwing mud everywhere.


shortstax33 going around the mud...as did I and LeadDog.

We visited a very short section of the Mud Turtles...


Chris


LeadDog


shortstax33

We followed Trail 1 and took some off shoots through out the day.










I didn't say we avoided all of the mud.


I was there...I gave Chris my camera so he could grab a few shots of me.


All of my new suspension components worked great.




shortstax33 plowed through some mud.


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Unread 04-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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I scooped up a bit of mud too.


LeadDog gets into the mud game.


Chris goes through the valley of mud too, but didn't scoop up as much.


Chris had to give it some skinny to get up the other side.


shortstax33 in Jimmy's Crack....wait what?


Stuck in Jimmy's Crack.

When shortstax33 got into that ^ position we heard one heck of a hissing sound, and he shut it down. He thought he blew a bead. turns out it was his exhaust smashed into the mud. I ended up winching him out.


This was the tightest squeeze of the day....maybe an inch on either side.....or so it felt.


We ventured through another little valley....me again!









After playing in the mud it was time to hit the creek.


Chris making his way through the rocks.


shortstax33 leading the way back to the parking lot.


Chris behind me.

Once back in the lot it was time for the RTI ramp.


shortstax33 with his swaybar disco'd.


Me with the Antirock.


Chris


LeadDog

During the course of the day I got high centered in a section of "35 ruts", but winched myself out. LeadDog got tugged out a couple of times, and had one close call, but he got it out on his own. LeadDog ended up with a new dent in his front bumper and a broken valve stem. A quick tire changed solved that problem. shortstax33 bent his rear bumper upwards...thanks to his trailer hitch. He also mangled his tail pipe and dented the shock next to the tail pipe. Chris backed into a tree and broke a tail light. I came away unscathed....so damage MAY happen at The Cliffs, but it's not a guaranty.

I'll be loading up all the pics and vids I have, but that'll be later, and when I'm done I'll post up a link.

I've only been to The Cliffs twice, but it's so much closer to me than The Badlands that it made for a much nicer day. The travel time was a lot less. I like the travel time being 2-hours round trip instead of 3-hours one way.

I used the "My Tracks" app on my phone and here are our stats for the day:

Total Distance: 7.28 miles
Max Speed: 12.57 mph
Total Time: 4:50:24
Average Speed: 1.50 mph
Moving Time: 1:27:02
Average Moving Speed: 5.02 mph


If I knew how to show you the map it made I would, but I don't, so I won't.

I want to thank the guys for coming out and spending the day with me, I had a great time, and I really needed that day on the trails!

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Unread 04-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Awesome pics and an even better time! I had a blast with you guys. Can't wait for next time!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention I had a nice pile of mud I had to scrape off my front bumper. I couldn't believe how much I dug into.

The wife just shook her head when I brought up the idea of new bumpers.
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As long as she shook it up and down...for yes.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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That place looks like a blast
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Looks like Y'all had a very nice time
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That place looks like a blast
I've only been there three times, but I've had a blast each time.

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Looks like Y'all had a very nice time
We did. Almost had the park to ourselves, only a few quads and a few motorcycles were there with us....well except for one Bronco II we saw at the end of the day.
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Looks like fun!

Looks like you had a fun day! Although doesn't look like you got all that muddy!

That Chris dude knows how to get CRAZY!
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Awesome pics! Great trip too. Only some moderate damage, and LeadDog now has some trail scars to show off on his shiny JK
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Here is a link to all the pics, in HDR.

I'm still loading the non-HDR shots and working on the vids.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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LeadDog now has some trail scars to show off on his shiny JK
You mean trophies, right?
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Here is a link to all the pics, in HDR.

I'm still loading the non-HDR shots and working on the vids.
More great pics! Can't wait to see the rest.
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More great pics! Can't wait to see the rest.
The non-HDR shots will be the same shots as the HDR ones, just without the treatment. It looks like I'll have at least 12 vids. I'm using new editing software, so it's going to take me a bit to get them done, then get them loaded.

I'd be done by now, if I had just sat down at the PC and stayed with it....but it's too nice outside for that.

Lunch is over, it's time to get back outside.
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Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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Here's the link to the non-HDR pics.

Now, to finish up the vids.
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Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
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