We did a lil trail exploring in Cougar buttes, to add some pizazz to the upcoming Mike appreciation shindig.
This lil outing was for 37" plus tires and not for the faint of heart.
Whole lot of fun though. Hat of to you Mike, for spending time in the desert finding these little gems of obstacles.
I opt for the 3 brave men as a trail name . Since only 3 of us drove it.
Fred and Cliff did a heck of a job crawling through those jumbled rocks. Me, I just bulldozed through it
To date this was the most kick @ss lil outing to Cougar Buttes. When Mike post some pics You'll get the idea.
This isn't for the faint of heart, body damage is just about unavoidable, flopping very well possible, Fun? it pegs the fun meter.
Snagged your pictures Mike, since you were the only one saving all this fun for posterity
Hey Art...sorry I didn't make it out yesterday... I got Curtis's invite... I played hookie from work to go but thought I'd make better use of my limited time doing some much need suspension maintenance before we go full swing into the wheelin season.
I hate missing out on new trails though.
Looks like you guys had fun!
Won't be able to make it this time, were going to Big Bear the week before and that's a 6.5 hour haul. It's a little tough to do the far away runs back to back since we end up taking an extra day or two for travel. Thank you for the invitation, I appreciate it
What do Jeeps & Margaritas have in common?
Both are better on the rocks.
Life's better with two Jeeps: One for the Mall and one to crawl
Not sure about that, the driver for sure needs a little more experience first. Maybe someday though
Cougar Buttes offers a lot of trails, most anything you can bypass.
Bullfrog and Cakewalk are a nice little step up and change of pace from the Big Bear trails. Different terrain, somewhat different style of wheeling, slightly more challenging. Lots of great camping spots and they are free.
It's an open OHV area so put your wheels where you would like too.
Doesn't get much better than that
I'm sure it would....looks like a good step up from "Hammer Down"..?
Are you guys gonna run this one during Mike event ?
Do you guys have a name for it yet?
It's challenging on 37's for sure. It has one narrow squeeze where it's a good idea to leave your full or hardtop at home, same goes for door surrounds.
Loosing the windshield isn't a terribly bad idea either.
Anyway it's a step up from the lil trail that is in the S turn after Hammerdown.
That steep down hill is at the end of the trail and is on the right just before the S turn after Hammer down.
Personally Hammerdown isn't terribly challenging either way. Just fun to watch Jeeps get tippy when they don't want to go up or down this big crack.