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"Wheeler's Anonymous"

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by SlipperyTaco, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. May 10, 2019 at 7:40 AM
    btu44

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    Anybody up for Stoddard Valley OHV/Newberry Wilderness this Saturday and Sunday.
    Was planning a solo trip this weekend to Stoddard to break in my new Ridge Grappler. But with the rain I'd have to stick to the easier trails.

    I'm a pretty good navigator and cook up a mean BBQ Tri Tip dinner. Anybody want to go with???

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  2. Jun 2, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Hey all , I’m new to off-roading. Any good recommendations for a beginner trail close to Huntington Beach area?

    Sorry if this has already been asked, this thread goes deep.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Nothing is really local to us in HB. There are a few fire roads somewhat closeby, Main Divide, Maple Spring Road, Indian Truck trail, but they're all closed at the moment, last I checked, after last years fire.
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    I tried starting a thread on this, but I think sticking to SoCal threads might net better results.

    Has anyone done suicide hill (white mountain) up in bigbear?

    Only reason I ask is because the slope is said to reach 55 degrees at some point and I’ve seen a few threads on these things smoking or even shutting off.. just curios if anyone’s tried it on a third gen without it shutting off lol.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    There's another steep climb before Suicide Hill that for the longest time I thought was the actual Suicide Hill, until my last trip out to White Mountain when I learned that the real Suicide Hill is a little further down and somewhat off the main trail. So no, I haven't done it or seen anyone do it but from what I hear it's pretty gnarly

    We ended up naming the one before it 'Contemplating Suicide' Hill lol
     
  8. Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    I need to do another run up White Mt. so I understand your trail references.
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    haha yeah it sucks because I ended up doing that first hill last December in the snow, after a couple other previous tries on earlier trips where I couldn't get up it. I was stoked until I learned later that the real Suicide Hill was further down the trail lol. It's easy to miss because you have to take a little side trail over to get to it.
     
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    :rofl:

    I guess if I can’t make it up the pre-suicide hill it’ll be a sign to stay away from the actual suicide hill lol.

    55 degrees sounds steep as shit though, I’m pretty sure it’ll start smoking. I’m thinking of just adding a catch can and taking some extra oil. It’s a bandaid fix but as long as it buys me enough time to make it up :notsure:
     
  11. Jul 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    That whole issue with the 3rd gens is odd...I've wheeled with a few 3rd gens regularly and never once seen any of their trucks do the oil burning smoke show, and I saw one of those guys do some really steep stuff. But then you see the threads and videos on here of it happening to others, don't really know what to make of it
     
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    Agreed.. I was in anza like a year ago and was on a hill that was definitely 30+ degrees. (Or at least it felt like it) but never had any smoke issues. It’s All these threads that have me concerned lol. I think it’s ok as long as you’re not facing up for too long. Suicide hill seems like a long and steep trail which is what had me questioning it.
     
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    55° is super steep. coming from a ski hill, 55° is a double black diamond. A snowcat wouldnt be able to go up that.

    Here's a video about it:



    and here's a picture of my wife looking down a ~ 55° slope at Kirkwood

    20171209_114158.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Well when you turn the camera that way it looks 85 degrees lol
     
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  15. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Wait. That climb wasn't suicide hill?
     
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    That was Contemplating Suicide hill haha. I got up it too late last year only to find out it wasn't the real thing :( The real one is a little further down and you have to take a side trail to get to it

    That one you did is still no joke though, I've seen several try it and not make it up myself included, until last December. For some reason it was easier in the fresh snow. Still took me a few tries
     
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  17. Jul 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    So that last one we did was contemplating suicide hill? That was rough
     
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    Yup
     
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  19. Jul 10, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Remember you said you didn’t think you could make it up and I told you you could and then you mobbed it up there like a badass and it was awesome??
     
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  20. Jul 10, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    I dunno ... all the videos I find for white mountain suicide hill show the hill we went up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arq6Yp8-Mzo
     

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