Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by WormsExplorer, November 14, 2017.
In years past, the Labor Day weekend was not overly crowded. I'm with you on fewer crowds.
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You know I like the idea of the first week also. It could be a Birthday (late) trail for me. As with my work I am also flexible. Just need to get firm dates. So I can start asking for the week. So we will have an Anniversary and Birthday Fun LOL.
Past pics for enticement.
Dang Gum I can not wait and I live here LOL. I have been to other trails but have not been down there yet. can not wait.
I recognize the truck in the background!
Scott, I found a few more of you in the back ground.
Did you have anyone that was Stock or 2" tall with you. I've had My 92 in places Heeps thought I would not make but I am sure my 97 will be a little better especially when I get the real transfer case installed. But just wondering. Love the Pics.
Stock rigs can handle just about everything we do. I would concentrate on suspension and traction over anything. Lockers, shocks, and sway bar disconnects help a bunch.
Low range is advised as we climb steep grades for hours at a time, and encounter the occasional obstacle or crossing.
Some awd vehicles adapted for this with better cooling abilities and traction devices can and do handle it fairly well, but when it comes to the explorer, a low range is best suited.
AWESOME Thank you Gman. Looking forward to this trip. I will have some trial runs before this even to work out kinks. but so looking forward to this trip.
So we thinking the first week of September?
So far that's what it's looking like.
Great, the pics made me want to go even more... Have to start putting setting aside funds, making sure the truck is up to it... etc....
That was a really good trip. Would like to do it again!
I'm for Black Bear again, also. Without the trailer...
Remember that Mercedes suv with trailer in tow on the top of black bear? Ranger stopped him, and made him turn around. Lol
Base camp at koa is great for this type of trip, with leaving the gear behind securely.
I've been looking at tiny trailers. There is an old one down the road from us for sale that a small car could tow. I'm going to check it out, see just how much space it has and what they want for it. It looks like a fiberglass clamshell on a steel frame. I figure if its cheap enough it'd be easy to lift it and put bigger tires and wheels on it. Even if it just has enough room to sleep in it, it would beat a tent.
I have a little (Well maybe TINY) trailer but it would be good for packing things on it. My Dad Made it. I will get pictures of it and post them up.
I think my teardrop could make it down Black Bear. Some of the 3+ point turns might be a little difficult, but I do think it could make it.
However, I don't think I will try it.
I was just thinking a tiny trailer would be easier to tow, use less fuel, and faster to set up than our bigger camper. Don't really need the big camper as my wife can't get the time off.
That stinks Wife wont make it.
The articulating hitches for the Off road trailers would definitely help on these trails.
Traveler, I think the fuel savings would be out the door, by purchasing another trailer. LOL! Just bring the small one you have now, and set it up at the KOA. Or, you can rent a cabin there, and since the Wife ain't going (bummer), might find someone to share it with for half the bill.
Koa has nice clean hot showers, heated bathrooms, and a small store to get grocery items/ice onsite. Bit pricey, but it's there. They also rent Jeeps by the day or longer if anybody knows someone that wants to go, but doesn't have their rig up to par in time.
I plan on eating out most of the time myself, so camp cooking will be held to a minimum roar. We will be at 8000' elevation, and the night temps will drop and get brisk. So plan that out accordingly if your camping. Getting cold on vacation, will just piss you off, and we don't want that to happen to anybody.
Well, normally you'd be right, but I was thinking this thing might only cost a few hundred and it would be useful in other opportunities. I went to look at it and it was posted at 2500.... I was blown away.. Anyway, here is what it looks like. Nice little rig, but not 2500 nice.
But we're getting off track. LOL This is about the CCR..
Looks like Mork from Ork lost his Space shuttle.
That would need a bunch of $$ thrown at it to make it trail worthy.
Our tent.......We usually flat tow our X behind it, but i am hoping to have my car trailer road worthy for this year.
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