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NM Adventure Series

Discussion in 'South West' started by tomtom, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    Have not heard anything more about Sunday and Kelly wanted to do a BBQ on Sunday, so that's what ill be doing.
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    Okey-dokey. Might not be wise for me to go off-roading either. Still have to get in the 500 miles of break-in on the gears.
     
  3. May 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    had this website saved on my laptop. finally got on my laptop to find it. it tells you the loctions, difficulty, and pics of each trail.

    http://nm4w.org/WEBEJEEPIN/Trails/New_Mexico/Trails_NM.htm

    ive been wanting to do la bajada for a while, you take the origional road that the military used in the early 1900's. its pretty easy and close to burque
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    Oooh, I like that list.

    Let's do eet.

    Is there an area up at Exit 264 to meet up?
     
  5. May 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    yea i was pretty exited when i first saw that website.
     
  7. May 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    That looks like a fun easy trail, I would be down to come but i dont think i want to trailer the zuk for an easy trail like that, and not sure about taking the cummins on it, anyone want a passenger?

    Ive been trying to find that tank trap but have been unsuccessful... looks fun..
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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    i might have an open seat. i asked my buddy to tag along but he likes to change his mind a lot so ill let you know.

    and whats the tank trap?
     
  9. May 21, 2013 at 4:09 AM
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    Tank trap is on that list of trails you posted... its somewhere in santa fe and i heard its pretty hard...
     
  10. May 21, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    Its a fun trail, only about a mile or two long but usually takes 2-3 hours and nothing but lava rock and sand. Used to do it on my jeep. The rain would completely change the run from one day to the next. I can show you where it starts it can be ran forward on back.
     
  11. May 21, 2013 at 6:31 AM
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    Tank Trap now has seasonal closures as far as I can tell. I was just checking out the SFNF Motor Vehicle Use Map, and it indicates that the trail is open for travel between 8/16/13 and 2/28/14, but is otherwise closed (roads 24N and 24NG).

    You can download the maps here:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/landmanagement/projects/?cid=stelprdb5411664

    For Tank Trap, you'll want the Southwest map, and you can get all the GPS coordinates on the link provided earlier so you know where to look. Basically it's on the lower RH corner of the map linked above, heading NW off NM road 62.

    I've been wanting to try that one for a long time... the link below has some good pictures of a Tacoma running it, also google "Tank Trap Santa Fe".

    http://www.expeditionswest.com/adventures/2004/tank_trap/

    You guys should have a good time on La Bajada... I would recommend extending the run into the Caja Del Rio area to check out the sinkhole, and Diablo Canyon & Buckman Rd.

    These pics are from last year:

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  12. May 21, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    Twenty plus years ago, I rode my four wheeler from Pena Blanca to Santa Fe a couple times to go ride with some friends out at buckman and Diablo Canyon, and I used the old road up La Bajada. I also went on a couple alcohol induced off road adventures in my 79 Bronco, and it was totally full of large rocks, hardly passable for trucks, but your pictures make it look like two wheel drive could climb it. Just think, that used to be the only way to Santa Fe before the highway was built.
    If you guys are going to go into Diablo Canyon, you probably should start in La Bajada Village, climb up the old road, then across tetilla peak heading towards Diablo. There is a few ways to get home from there, including going into santa fe. Just my two cents.
     
  13. May 21, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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    X2 on the sink hole, awesome sight although some what creepy.
     
  14. May 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    That's the route I took in the series of pictures above, and I'd agree that is definitely the best route if you want to get a feel for the area.

    The picture of La Bajada is decieving because it's looking down at the trail, and there's some distance there. There are still alot of big rocks, washed out areas, and some off camber sections but it's not too bad.
     
  15. May 21, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    Subd.. Sunday still a go?
     
  16. May 21, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    Here's a really crappy video of me at the tank trap running it in reverse. There were some bypasses but I would say sliders and skids are a must. For perspective the jeep was on 35s.

    http://youtu.be/hkYPppEJExM
     
  17. May 21, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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    Hey... He shows himself!!!
     
  18. May 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    Nice pictures, made me think of a couple good times I had up that way!

    I'm thinking about going out there Sunday, I would have the wife and kids with me if I did.
     
  19. May 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    What's up Scott? Hopefully one of these days I'll get to go on a ride with you guys.
     
  20. May 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    i might have to back out but we will see..






    and yea i was thinking about going to caja after la bajada since its close. how long did everything take you to run, Nick?
     
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