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Heading Back into Hell (Hole) - Nov 7th & 8th

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by bmase11, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Oct 10, 2015 at 10:59 PM
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    bmase11

    bmase11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So it looks like we have enough to give this run a go!

    When & Where: Hell Hole - Saturday November 7th - Sunday the 8th

    Meeting: We'll meet at the Chevron in Auburn @ 8:30am Saturday the 7th and leave NO LATER than 9:00am

    Take Exit 121 off HWY 80 onto Foresthill/Auburn Ravine Rd. Turn Right and you can't miss it
    Address: 13381 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
    From there we will caravan to Hell Hole, which is approx 2 more hours from here. For those driving far, feel free to come up Friday and meet us in the morning.

    Let's prepare for the unexpected. This trail is a long ways off so bring plenty of food, water, clothing etc. Also bring anything extra you may have including warm gear, spare parts, recovery gear, etc.

    Requirements: 33" tires minimum. Rock Sliders. Spare Tire.
    Highly Recommended: At least one locker. Body Armor. Winch.

    For those that don't know the trail, please see the links below. From what I remember, Hell hole is a little bit more difficult than the 2nd half of Slickrock. It's a tough trail, but very doable.
    Last time we ran it with some FJ's and 1st gen Tacos and we made it through with some good body armor dings, but very minor damage beyond that. We did have to winch about half of us out of the last obstacle.
    Link to last run at Hell Hole
    Best video I could find of hardest obstacle

    Confirmed:
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    TNM6088
    Bmase11
    Kalieaire (ride along)
    BudMan (ride along)

    Maybe:
    @Carson
    @jluu44
    @younglexx
    @TheeMikeB
    @tacomgee
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2015 at 11:15 PM
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    Gply

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    Those picture are bad ass! My truck isn't quite ready for those trails yet. Waiting on sliders and winch set up. I'll be ready for next summer!
     
  3. Oct 11, 2015 at 11:04 AM
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    tan4x4

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    Great trail. Short, dead-end trail and challenging. I used to do this when I was a member of a Jeep club. At the time, I had a built '84 4Runner. Since the trail is down-hill going in and up-hill going out, its tougher coming back.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2015 at 3:52 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Interesting. Subbed. Not committed, so not voted in the poll.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2015 at 8:22 PM
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    kalieaire

    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    i'm down for whichever, but i can't drive if i'm filming.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2015 at 9:03 PM
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    bmase11

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    Well not much interest so far lol so we could use more drivers than anything. We'll see if anyone turns up during the week.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:53 PM
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    I want to go back to Hell Hole with my 80 but no skids or lift yet. Although my 80 on 295's stock has faired pretty well on everything I've thrown at it. Keeping tabs on this, I may join depending on dates and location decided. Last time was definitely fun but nerve racking. We all came home with some scars, some worse than others.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    I'm interested. Though I'm open-open so I'm not sure how I would manage at Hell hole. @bmase11 remember when we camped at slickrock in the snow? Haha
     
  9. Oct 12, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    Have you guys thought of winter hot tenting?
     
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    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    Do I remember the coldest night of my life? Haha yeah I'll never forget that one
    That actually looks like fun and a nice set up - but I gotta stick to one project at a time lol
     
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    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    if you have any of the cheap giant tents, all you need to do is to cut a hole in the top and install a stove jack. then just get a camp stove.

    the way it works, most people just lay down pine branches on top of the compacted snow as a floor, then just throw the stove in, so it shouldn't be tough to do.

    you can buy a wood stove for as little as $70 bucks
     
  13. Oct 13, 2015 at 9:47 PM
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    OK, I cast my vote for Nov 7&8 at Hell Hole.

    We wouldn't need a big group for it to be successful. But it'd be nice if more folks came out of the woodwork.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2015 at 9:58 PM
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    Hmmm, I have a feeling something more than a stock rear bumper would be nice at Hell Hole..., but subbed for possibilities. I'm a maybe. Will be ordering hc rear before Xmas...
     
  15. Oct 13, 2015 at 10:07 PM
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    Interested to see what the decision is on which trail. Would like to do slick rock if it happens
     
  16. Oct 14, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    Well if you're getting a hc rear bumper you won't need those rear fenders anyways ;)

    I had an 05 and that was the one of the best mods I did - so much extra clearance. Your rig is definitely capable but yeah you might scrap a little on the 1st obstacle
     
  17. Oct 15, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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    I may be in if it works with my schedule.
    I dont see any weekends to vote on. Im on tapatalk so that maybe why. .
     
  18. Oct 16, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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    Tapatalk doesn't show polls, and i'm pretty sure bob's said it's no longer supported.

    Until you can come back and look at the full site, the poll is:

    oct 17/18 1 vote (this weekend - seems unlikely)
    oct 24/25 0 votes
    nov 7/8 2 votes
     
  19. Oct 16, 2015 at 6:30 AM
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    Im ditching tapatalk. My vote is in. I would love to do hell hole im up for the challenge.
     
  20. Oct 16, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    Alright we might actually have enough rigs to run Hell Hole.

    @jqueener what weekend works for you? Looking like the 1st weekend of November unless people are flexible and wanna go next weekend.

    @BudMan @GHOSTFJ @kalieaire - What do you guys think? Are we ready for a real test run? :stirthepot:
     

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