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Wow what a day, I didnt think we were making it out of there today. We started out at 10 am planning on a short close by run and be home for dinner. well first we went out to bear valley road to check it out and it was fully graded recently. like driving on a street, lame, we did take a quad trail off the main road that was kinda fun and a good start to the day. after that we hit the road again. we made it out to Corral canyon ohv and after airing down drove up to the Lookout tower to talk to the guy up there. had a good conversation with an offroading forest ranger. lots of good info but I'll put that in another post. Well after that we took the corral canyon road to the gun slinger. a blue square rated trail and not much to talk about. we then came to a fork in the trail, the two options were both black diamond and we took the one to the left, One known as bronco peak. Wow, that was no freakin joke. About 5 minutes into the trail I hit a squeeze and now am in search of a cheap driver side mirror. taken out by an old tree as my truck tilted on a rock. well sheit happens so on we crawled. one after another we encountered huge rocks obsticles and off camber areas from hell. We actually had a few dirtbikers watching us and commenting on if we can do it in trucks they should be able to do it on bikes. Well we got almost to the top of the peak and it was getting rediculous. serious 40 inch tire straight axle and both locker needed type area. As I climbed up a v crack my tire slipped and got a new Dimple just below my drivers side rear door. Not a nice one either, it is now paint free and pushed in about 2 inches. Well since it was getting late and cold we decided not to chance it so we turned around and started back down the hill. well we saw a trail off to the right that seemed to be a possible bypass. Woah were we wrong!! it turns out it was a double black diamond known as Bronco peak connector. we got almost all the way down to the campground and got to an impass. Total roll situation, so again we had to backtrack up this rediculous skinny rocky loose dirt off camber trail. definitly made more for dirtbikes. at about 7pm at night we made it back to four corners to air up and it was 42 degrees, freezing. we were just happy to be going home tonight. Randvr's wife took some pics and video so hopefully they will turn out nice. Look for them soon. And anyone down to do this trail,I'll go with but I'm riding in someone elses rig next time. lol :p



 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

Holly Crapola man. Sound like you had some fun. To bad there were no jeepers around to see just how bad as$ a FJ is. ;D
 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

it does indeed, only thing I'm mad about is the mirror, the sliders(or slammers rather) and the body panel are no biggie, but It's hard to drive when you cant see next to ya, not to mention a ticketable thing. lol



 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

Sounds like it got a bit challenging! Saw the nice spotting! That makes a hella difference!
 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

yup, overconfidence is not good on a trail like that!! I don't care how equiped your rig is or how experienced you are, if you don't have someone out in front guiding you, well your just plain stupid. I was just plain stupid and it cost me some cash.



 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

Great pics, and looks like you guys had a great time.

One comment on the dent, and I only mention it because when we did the hammers those were the dents that Jon talked about.

He told us the sliders would take most of the damage and man did that prove to be true, but he said the reason he made his sliders with the out loop was to protect from that kind of damage. It kicks the tire out and away and you use it as a pivot point. I have noticted on my sliders that is exactly where most of the damage is at. Just food for thought.

And as mud says, damage adds character. But you should have heard him whine like a little girl when he got the dent in his side, and we were talking the size of dime. He was dancing around the truck like he had been stung by ten million bees.

I know Mrs, he is just to cute in action.
 

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Re: short notice run today in corral canyon ohv

HAHAHA dancin Mud
yeah I got a design i'm gonna get welded up. I'm gonna have tubing aroung my fenders from the bumper edge to the slider, then come off the rear of the slider to add a kick out and up and over to the rear bumper, kinda like an exo cage minus all the top tubing around the truck. My dillemma now though is stabalizing the fender tubs. I'm thinking I may have to cut the fensers again and have bracing welded up over the tire to the frame. thats after Ouray though I think unless my modoholicness bites me again.

Brian, I do carry boots, I just hate wearin um unless I really need to. lol



 

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My friend told me some of his buddies got some stockish old jeep CJ5's they wanted to try and wanted to go to Corral Canyon. I remebered this post and said what the hell, i'll go. We headed up yesterday and with in five minutes, one guy with a 58 CJ5 busted his clutch rod. It was promptly fixed with an adjuster rod from another seat, and parachute chord. It worked better than before now. we started to follow the same route that Mike described. When we got to the bronco trail i became leary and walked ahead and saw the squeeze through the trees. we got through that part with only a little scraping. About a hundred yards past that, the leap jeep got stuck on rrock and could not start his jeep again. We walked up a little further and decided it was getting late and the stock hieght on the jeeps would not have gotten us through some of the spts. we decided to turn around. the problem was the stalled jeap was still on the rock. we wound up pushing him to turn it around and now got it stuck across the trail between to rocks. The battery was total toast so they pulled one out of the other jeep to get it started and then then hooked te old one back up again. Pure comedy, i will see if I can get the pictures. Still made it out of there before dark. Glad we didn't try to finish it like Mike did.
 

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Oh it's definitly fun, My skill level and cofidence has improved since then but the pride has diminished, I will not be afraid to ask for a spotter this time. I was talking to anthony my buddy in the runner (Randver)and we are gonna do it again this month. I think We will be doing it in reverse which isnt much easier but should still be fun. I'll post up the set date if anyone wants to go.



 
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