BB17 trail selection

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  1. r3dd0g

    r3dd0g 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    widow maker = steel bender
    You should totally do the Pritchett/Behind the Rocks trail with me then!
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    Ran it last year with chris perry as a passenger, no thank you I'm good!!!!
     
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    I'm kinda thinking Hell's invasion, flat iron mesa and Moab rim.
     
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    The difficulty of the big adventure ranges between 2 and 5.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    This reminds me a bit of the UA trips. They say "show up here ready to wheel". And that's what we know. And it works out OK every time.
     
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    Man I better start getting a plan together to make the trip down this year. Sounds like some good trails.
     
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    I just got registered. I'll be hanging around Sunday and can lead Crack and Back.
     
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    That would be great, thank you Fred!
     
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    The wifey says I better get a plan together if I wanna go this year. I'm thinking Hell's Invasion, Scott's big adventure and not sure on Sunday. Might just head home that day, I'll have to look at the requirements for Moab Rim.
     
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    It's a bit more difficult, and I'd suggest looking here
    https://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=68
     
  12. F.S.F.W

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    My wife planted a seed the other night and now I am all giddy... Not sure how it will all work out but I'm hoping to make it this year. I'll probably bring my dodge and be shunned by all you guys but I don't think my Chevy will cut it on Pritchett? Who knows what will happen between now and then? I just went through the 2016 bb pic thread and my face looked something like this...

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    You can leave that face at home for this year. That is disturbing.

    Nobody will care about the Dodge.
     
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    Nobody cares about the dodge... Just my face? Having second thoughts now.
     
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    Nice, just as I cancel, you decide you're gonna show up.........turd.
     
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    It's not for sure yet... I have a lot of details to work out first!

    Anyone run a "longer" wheelbase on pritchett? Last time I went I was 125" on 38s. Haha which is probably pretty long compared to a blazer... Anyway my chebby is somewhere around 134" on 40s. Last time I ran Pritchett was ejs 09 so I can't really remember if it would work or not?
     
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    Last time I ran it at 127" on 35s, this year I'll be on 37s. What are the specs on your rig besides wheelbase and tire size?
    Because the plan is to run Pritchett and continue on through Behind the Rocks (backwards) we need to keep moving. Long wheelbase will help in some places and hurt in others. I had to winch up Rocker Knocker, but walked right up Chewie.
    We'll also have to be careful and not beat on our rigs to the point of breaking. There are winch points on most of the harder obstacles so winching up will be quicker than fixing a broken rig in some cases.
     
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    I've taken multiple crewcabs and suburbans through Pritchett. It's not a tight trail that wheel base will hurt.
     
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    Is it possible to ban pictures from ever being posted on a forum ever again?
     
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    Why? You can't handle it either?
     

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