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Old 06-30-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Big Bear on the 4th!



A group of us will be in Big Bear this weekend; arriving Thursday night. Wheeling Dishpan Friday, watching fireworks over the lake Friday night and wheeling Gold Mountain and John Bull Saturday. We're staying in Holcomb Valley campground if anyone was still looking for something to do this weekend

It's going to be an off the hook weekend!

Happy 4th!!


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Old 06-30-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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have fun.. i was planning to go but all the campsites are full.. there were 3 open first come spots at crabflats but didnt want to risk it and get a earful from the GF

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Ya, it's going to be crowded, but Holcomb is FCFS too..no reservations. Some of my friends are getting there early Thursday and I'm dropping a leave chit to be there by 4pm myself. 2 rigs per site ..we should be OK.

For anyone not knowing what the trails are like, you can youtube and here's a pic of what John Bull has to offer. Can't wait!!!
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Ya, it's going to be crowded, but Holcomb is FCFS too..no reservations. Some of my friends are getting there early Thursday and I'm dropping a leave chit to be there by 4pm myself. 2 rigs per site ..we should be OK. For anyone not knowing what the trails are like, you can youtube and here's a pic of what John Bull has to offer. Can't wait!!!
Depending on what the rigs are set up and driver ability be careful with John Bull I would make sure everyone has atleast one locker and 33's and sliders If it's a jku in ur group at least 35s for them. I personally have never had a issue running John Bull but I'm am also a 2 dr jk on 37s but there are some tough spots . And the trails will pry be packed so be prepared to maybe be helping others .. Also that section u posted I would stay to the right if not fully locked and don't have atleast 35s that's just my personal view from running it ... Have fun wish I could join y'all but can't ! Next time I'll join
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yep, have run these trails several times; day and night, up and down. Maybe see ya after the Rubicon..we're hitting that Aug 5th-9th
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Hey, what time will you guys be running Gold Mtn and John Bull Saturday? I may be able to make it up for a day run if you're cool with having one more rig.
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I might be down to do a sat run too... Depending how banged up I get the night prior... And hopefully I meet the requirements.
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Hey, what time will you guys be running Gold Mtn and John Bull Saturday? I may be able to make it up for a day run if you're cool with having one more rig.
Yea, what he said.
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Hey Lorie! I'm up for a Saturday run, let me know where you guys want to meet and I'll be there.

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Ya'll want to be at the trailhead of Gold Mtn at 0930am. See ay there!

BTW, we're watching the fireworks at 7pm above the lake Friday. If anyone wants to join us, I'll provide info.
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I might be down to do a sat run too... Depending how banged up I get the night prior... And hopefully I meet the requirements.
I doubt you'll make it bud... You might want to get a lift, upgraded diffs, 37's, & may be an engine swap before you head out...
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Hey Lorie! I'm up for a Saturday run, let me know where you guys want to meet and I'll be there.

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Hey ! Long time no hear! I don't remember your rig..are you armored, lifted, sliders? And 33's minimum? We're running Gold mountain and John Bull. You can run GM and bail on JB if need be.
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Wheres the secret spot for the fireworks?
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FYI- both trails are rated difficult. GM is the easiest of the two, but you should have sliders at the bare minimum. Bare min for JB are 33's, some armor/sliders and lift. All runs risk body damage regardless. I've run rigs though with open diffs, lift, sliders and 33's with zero damage..but it can happen. Your rig, your skills, your choice. If you're still unsure; Youtube.
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Based on what my buddy says:

Drive north shore to Pillque canyon .8 mi left at the first junction ..2 miles from the junction.

I have no idea..I'm following him..if you need clarification, let me know!
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Hey ! Long time no hear! I don't remember your rig..are you armored, lifted, sliders? And 33's minimum? We're running Gold mountain and John Bull. You can run GM and bail on JB if need be.
Yep I have a lift/lockers/sliders/33s and a winch if needed haha. I don't want to slow the group down or anything though so we'll see how it goes
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Yep I have a lift/lockers/sliders/33s and a winch if needed haha. I don't want to slow the group down or anything though so we'll see how it goes
Nah dude, you're good. I wheeled all these BB trails 33's, lift, sliders, and open diffs for years. Not saying that you won't get damage b/c anything is possible, but you're good to go. It will be good to see you again! Bit of a drive for you, but worth it!
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Another option for joining us for the fireworks, is to meet us at camp in Holcomb Valley Campground..
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Based on what my buddy says:

Drive north shore to Pillque canyon .8 mi left at the first junction ..2 miles from the junction.

I have no idea..I'm following him..if you need clarification, let me know!
I'll scout it Thursday. Thanks
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I doubt you'll make it bud... You might want to get a lift, upgraded diffs, 37's, & may be an engine swap before you head out...
Lmao!

Hey ya know what, motor swap does nothing for crawling abilities... So I'll leave that one out. All it does is make more noise and suck more gas.
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Ya'll want to be at the trailhead of Gold Mtn at 0930am. See ay there!

BTW, we're watching the fireworks at 7pm above the lake Friday. If anyone wants to join us, I'll provide info.
I might be able to make it on Saturday morning. Is that trail head also known as Forest Road 3N69 off of North Shore Drive (Highway 18)?
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I might be able to make it on Saturday morning. Is that trail head also known as Forest Road 3N69 off of North Shore Drive (Highway 18)?
It's only a couple, miles out of town and near mile marker 56 off HWY 18..you should see us around that point..or even as you're coming up the road.

I'm headed out at noon tomorrow!
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I'll be up in arrowhead starting tomorrow, might meet up with y'all to make a run...
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I'll be up in arrowhead starting tomorrow, might meet up with y'all to make a run...
Roger dodger! Please make sure you're aware of what your rig should have to run the trails from posts above. Depending on how many show from this site, we'll have around 9-10 rigs total for Saturday's runs.
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Yea I read thru all the post, I have 33" tires with a 3.5" lift and rock sliders. Hoping I make it haha
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Yea I read thru all the post, I have 33" tires with a 3.5" lift and rock sliders. Hoping I make it haha
You should do fine! How I wheeled BB before 35s :-)
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OK- What runs is Friday morning? and where are we supposed to meet? to confused!
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Don't know if you're checking this thread or not, but since you yelled at me as we passed each other on 3N16 earlier today i feel obligated to to wheel GM and JB tomorrow. Hopefully it's still a go at 0930 at GM trail head.

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Good times had! Hope to get out with everyone again.

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Good times had! Hope to get out with everyone again.

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Was up at Big Bear on Saturday and met some amazing people on the Jacoby Canyon 3N16 Trail... I know I am messing up the name... but it's right off the N. Shore Dr... anyway... it was a blast meeting everyone that I came in contact with. I love having my JEEP... I can't wait to meet more people and get involved.

I do have a question... what is a good side armor to have, I was looking at the smittybilt SRC because it has a step for my kids. I have seen good and bad reviews... any opinions?

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