- February 8, 1999
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Wayoutin, Aridzona
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '93 XL Pumpkin Edition
We had a blast on our run today. We started off with ExplorGM - Rick, Hammer97 - Jeremy, Jeremy's brother Jason in his 5 day old TJ, Ricks friend, whose name I can't spell and my friend Sam from FLY-N-HI in his Cherokee.
The beginning of the day was an easy run. We never did find Lost World. I missed the turn off and we went straight out to Table Mesa Rd.
The only trouble up to that point was Rick's friends Ranger which lost his front auto hubs.
Once back to the main road he took off for town and the group split in two. ExplorGM and Jason took off to check out some moderate trails while Jeremy, Sam and I ran part of Raw Deal.
I should have known things were going to be fun since right away I dropped my front left tire in a nice hole by taking an extreme line on the obstacle. My rear tire came up and the truck was rocking pretty good. The only thing keeping us from going over farther was the rock slider which hung up on a ledge.
When we got to the beginning of the trail I didn't like what I saw. The rock crevices were filled with water and the last time it was like that I saw a built Early Bronco lay it on it's side when one of the tires got sucked into a deep hole.
We didn't do anything like that today, but I did manage to scrape up both my drivers doors and mash my front diff cover. Jeremy dented his rocker panel and his Smittybuilt front bumper. He was going to cut that bottom tube off anyway
Sam made it through with no damage. He really did an impressive job of getting through there. And at the end of the trail freaked us all out by lifting his rear tire about 5 feet in the air
I do want to apologize to Rick and Jason for how long it took to get out of Raw Deal. We were taking some fun lines and the going was slow.
Here is a link to all the photos: www.explorerforum.com/rawdeal