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NORCAL: Camping & Wheeling trip @ Hell Hole trail 7/12/14 - 7/13/14

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by MJonAgs32, Apr 8, 2014.

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Which trail do you want to run?

Poll closed May 8, 2014.
  1. Slick Rock

    30.0%
  2. Deer Valley

    10.0%
  3. Hell Hole

    50.0%
  4. Other - Specify

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Doesn't matter which trail, I'm in!

    10.0%
  1. Apr 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM
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    t4r4life

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    i hear niagara rim trail is pretty gnarly, Im IN!!!!
     
  2. Apr 8, 2014 at 11:05 PM
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    basinrunner

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    I'm in, should have lift and sliders by then!
     
  3. Apr 9, 2014 at 6:03 AM
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    Yeah running Niagara Rim will be good it's beautiful down there. There will defiantly be some fun stuff for most people on that trail. It's harder then Hell hole if you want it to be but I think there is bypasses for the really hard lines (Don't quote me on that). This would be a run with the same requirements Sliders, Skids, good 32"+ tires & one locker at a minimum. Bumpers would be helpful and body damage can easily happen if your not careful.


    I'll just place this here :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQCAJ6qEPuI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_gdh1RT46w
     
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  4. Apr 9, 2014 at 7:36 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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    Thanks Jerry. Yea I saw the first video. The guy spotting the jeep in that preview sucks LOL. I went ahead and closed the poll. I think I'm leaning to Niagra Rim trail
     
  5. Apr 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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    Yeah Jeeps make trails look harder then they are ;) I marked the calendar I'm in!
     
  6. Apr 9, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    Mademan925

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    Interested in the details. Ill do some research. Id like to wheeling and take bypasses if possible. Just need to figure out how difficult the spots that cant be bypassed are.

    Niagara Rim
    A popular, but not overused, hardcore trail offering difficult challenges and terrific scenery. A conveniently located OHV campground connects to several shortcut routes to key obstacles. These routes can also be used as early exits. Several dangerous tippy spots can not be bypassed. Narrow and brushy in places with sharp lava rock that can cut sidewalls. Two popular obstacles, Lion’s Butt and the Rock Pile, are optional. Lion’s Butt has terrain similar to Moab but on a much smaller scale. Easy and difficult routes may be selected. The Rock Pile is strictly extreme hardcore 4-wheeling. Although modified vehicles are best suited for this trail, experienced drivers in high-clearance, well-equipped SUVs can get through if they avoid the extreme parts. Body damage is more likely for lesser-equipped vehicles. Excellent articulation or one locker is recommended.
     
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  7. Apr 9, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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    Just run it Nick if you get to a spot that's too bad you can always turn back or park your truck and jump in with someone else. Your truck is pretty well built so you should be fine.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    The truck will be fine its my skills I worry about. Ill keep practicing. I will have my icons by then and be back up at a 3 inch lift with 285 or 295s. I have a couple months before the trip to work on my skills. Being able to leave my truck and hop in someone elses makes me feel a little better. :)
     
  9. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    dam this makes me want a locker.maybe by next yr i will be ready.i almost have all my armor just need lca,gas tank and rear diff.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    Think an extended ifs skid would be enough, or would I be risking it (more than normal) without a belly and/or tcase skid? My RAT skid extends up and behind the steering rack...
     
  11. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    And yeah, def need to build skills in the meantime... Truck is built above my skill level.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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    I'm in if it's the Niagara trail. I have friend who lives up near there and has ran it. I'll ask him how it was and what capabilities of trucks can make it through.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    This sounds like a ton of fun. Count me in MJ.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    Best thing to do is get out and wheel. And not Hollister unless your running rocker damage or the other black diamonds. It just doesn't compare to crawling on the trails in the sierras.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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    Hopefully there are some trips to slickrock or deer valley before this. Then I can practice at somewhere other then hollister. I saw MJs bedrack. Looks sick. Hopefully he will want to get out and camp more this summer with his new tent setup so he can teach me to wheel. I will setup an appointment at your shop soon for my bedrack/bedbar setup for my new rtt.
     
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  16. Apr 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    Nick,

    Don't underestimate yourself. We've all started somewhere and are all more than willing to help out. Spotters are key on tougher trails and everyone does there part to help everyone out! We all go in together and get out together!

    Count me in... I'm easy. Wherever we go i'm down.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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    I'd be down for a over night trip in June some time.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    Will Niagra Rim allow this? If I could get my stock 4x4 Taco to the campsite and ride with someone else for some wheeling, I'd be in for sure.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure the camping is right off the paved road.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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