I got a lot of practice going over boulders.
Up and down steep rock strewn hills
Did I mention boulders?
There were some fast parts going through the sand
but I had to be careful about the boulders that would suddenly show up
Because of the narrowness of the trail, there were very very few places to turn around. This is where I was able to, nay, had to. I could go no further, I got to a point where the boulders were taller than the hood of my patriot, and I simply couldn't pass. I Felt bad until I got home looked at my map, realized I was no where where I had planned to be, and at this point on the map it is labeled "impassible boulder field" which made me feel better about stopping here.
I turned back and Finally got back to where I had gone wrong and took the incorect path. I should have gone back west a bit before heading south, instead of going south at this point.
ah, my old nemesis, the first obstacle... after all the practice I got, I decided that I just had to take the obstacle head on! I have to say I got a few dings on my skid plates, but I conquered it!
if you are interested, I have more pics here:
and I am uploading pictures to youtube, once they are finished, I will post them.