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BIG BEAR TRIP july 13th

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by mevanking, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    im going to be in big bear on july 13th, and i am very interested in doing some difficult trails. mabie gold mountain or BULL. if anybody wants to meet up for a day off good old fashioned wheelin post up!!!! i can also do the 19th because i will be up their for a week.... HOPEFULLY I CAN TALK MAN WITHOUT A PLAN INTO GOING!
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    do you have a cabin?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    Depending on what trails your hitting, I may join you..I have run gold several times, and know I can handle that with no problems. I am not sure how well I will do on John Bull though (LSD, no locker), I dont want to have to hold everyone up winching myself through.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    sub'd i ll have to check the calendar for these dates.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    I did John Bull when I had my jeep. Had 33" tires and almost high-centered a few times. Had to pivot off my rock sliders more than once. We had one jeep in the group with open diffs and he had to self winch up a few spots, namely the gate keeper hill. Conditions were wet and slippery though, so that didn't help much. Was a fun day.

    I need armor before I take my taco up that trail. Hope you have luck finding a run. If anything, check over on pirate 4x4 and see about putting together a multi platform run. I know a few guys there will run JB at the drop of a hat. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    :spy: maybe down for this And if your camping I'll bring the fire wood
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    I'd be down for sure!
     
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    sweet. i cant wait. so we will definatly do somthin on the 13th. and to barlows , i do not ever mind taking a trail slowly. dont worry about that. and to me having a cabin, my family will be up there so cabins full but big bears open for anybody to do they thang. i might be down for a camping night ( couch vs cot no big difference )
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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    What kind of difficult trails are these? 4x req?
     
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    yeah i would think so, i would like to hit a more difficult one but i am willing to do whatver the group wants. also side note very funny i have this trip posted on both tacoma world , and jeep wrangler world ..... NOT ONE JEEP GUY HAS RESPONDED. lol really showing how my jeep family are jerks.
     
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    It could be they're embarrassed they're driving phoney fenders and not a real Jeep with flat fenders. (I've earned the right to say that, I've owned a 43)
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    Where are these trails at in BB? Are they over there near Crab Flats and Deep Creek? Or are they more over near Faunskin and that Northern area of BB?
     
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    ok i have to narrow it down to a specific day . im thinking july 14th instead of 13th what say all of you.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    I would steer clear of John Bull unless you are pretty well armored and have hi-clearance rear. 1 locker minimum is a huge plus and expect some damage if you are not armored well. Damn good trail though, the tacos are a touch long in spots but manageable.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    i think i have narrowed it down to holcomb creeek trail, or gold mountain. ive done gold mountain before. i have a bit of a vendetta against it, had to turn back 2wice. definatly on july 14th that is the date!!!
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    Sounds like a fun run
     
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    In for any of those runs, done them many times and have no problems in myrig, so I shouldn’t hold anyone up (famous last words haha)
     
  18. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    im exited i just got a hood mount for my high lift jack. and a new viar air compressor that wont blow fuses. jeep is ready to crawl. what you guys thinking holcomb creek or gold mountain???
     
  19. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    I just came back from there. Here's a few pics of the east end of Holcomb Creek

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    Also a couple from the west end of John Bull.
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    I finally got my truck out to do some wheelin. I only did these two sections because my buddy wouldn't attempt them in his ranger 4x4 and I didn't want to abandon him. I would love to go again but with the wife and twins well see? Mind you I've only got 32's and 2.5" lift but it did very well although not without some scars. What's left of my trailer connector
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    The AP sliders did their job
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    I have a short video of that HC section I'll try to add later but sounds like fun -- I will say these trails are tougher than they were a few years ago and I only did a small part of them but again I would love to do the rest especially with a bunch of fellow Tacomas. I got some complements because a few Jeeps struggled through that HC section. Cheers
     
  20. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    interesting.
     
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