A group of us went out this weekend to run a trail down south of San Diego called Bronco Peak. Wow - what a nasty trail. Got to the first obstacle and realized that the recommendation of 33s and front and rear lockers was not a joke – so I parked at the campgrounds there at the trail head and rode along with whoever would let me.
We had a 4-door JK on 35s, an LJ Rubicon on 35s and 2 CJ-7s on 37s (both running long armed link suspension with coil-overs). The CJ-s did nice, the LJ hit on his armor a few times (but no damage) and the JK received a little body damage.
Hit the trail at around 4:30 and figured we would be getting off after dark – but not too much after. That was before the LJ started dripping tranny fluid after the first few sections. Common sense would have turned us around. But really – where is the fun in that?
Went up farther along the trail and it just gets nastier and nastier as you go up the hill towards the peak. And the LJ starts leaking more and more. We finally get just shy of the peak on a really hard section. The LJ is almost to the point of no more moving under his own power. So one last run up the really hard spot in one shot. Amazing. It took one the CJ-7s 30 minutes to get up that one section next. Once we cleared that – we had to tow the LJ the rest of the way. Finally got off the trail and back to four-corners at around 9:00. And back to our friend’s house in Jamul around 11:30 for several well earned beers.
Any one down in So Cal that has not run this trail – I would highly recommend it. Very fun trail. But – 33s would be pushing it – doable though. Anything smaller, ride shotgun with someone else I would say. Especially at night!
I left my camera in my Jeep - so no pics from me. But I will see if I can round a few up from some of the other guys and post them here.