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Old 09-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Some 37"+ plus fun in the desert

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




















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Old 09-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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No doubt about it - - - I need a bigger Jeep
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I'm totally in agreement with Phil on this one. I need a bigger Jeep too. But first I need to win the Lotto. Lol
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Wow!! Amazing pictures. That looks like an awesome trail for some extremely equipped Jeeps and what beautiful terrain
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Cougar buttes is a fun playground for Jeeps of almost any size
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Child's play
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Very nice!!
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THAT is some awesome kinda trail. Sweet wheeling guys. That is way over my pay grade.
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Mike's jeep might make that.
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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!
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No worries Steve. was definitely fun, you woulda loved it. Woulda given the ole YJ a good work out
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Mike's jeep might make that.
Not sure about that, the driver for sure needs a little more experience first. Maybe someday though
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Come on out for this lil shindig in October will have trail runs for everybody from near stock,
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Trail Run Mike koher appreciation run october 18-20
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Trail Run Mike koher appreciation run october 18-20
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

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Nice pics Art! Especially the obstacle that looks like a large drop down. I'd run it in a second, but don't have 37's yet...



ok, not really.
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Yes the big kids playground. Don't know if I'll be able to play in that playground anytime soon....
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Nice pics Art! Especially the obstacle that looks like a large drop down. I'd run it in a second, but don't have 37's yet...



ok, not really.
Going down hill gravity is your friend.
Uphill not so

Gravity keeps fighting me on this one



Now this one i can do all day

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No worries Steve. was definitely fun, you woulda loved it. Woulda given the ole YJ a good work out
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?
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Going down hill gravity is your friend.
Uphill not so

Gravity keeps fighting me on this one



Now this one i can do all day
Yeah, the front end looks pretty unloaded in that second one. WooHoo!!!
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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
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Yeah, the front end looks pretty unloaded in that second one. WooHoo!!!
It actually isn't it's flexed, darn Jeep climbs like a billy goat on steroids.
For Backdoor it just doesn't have the power to make a lot of wheel speed.
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It actually isn't it's flexed, darn Jeep climbs like a billy goat on steroids.
For Backdoor it just doesn't have the power to make a lot of wheel speed.
That and that 5:1 Atlas cuts the wheel speed a bunch....
That's a slick rock fo sho..
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It actually isn't it's flexed, darn Jeep climbs like a billy goat on steroids.
For Backdoor it just doesn't have the power to make a lot of wheel speed.
I imagine it would climb 90 degrees if you could get traction. Lol. And now I see the flex. Had to enlarge the pic on my phone.
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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.







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That and that 5:1 Atlas cuts the wheel speed a bunch....
That's a slick rock fo sho..
V8 and an automatic will fix that. Gonna give it a whirl with my buggy when I finish that thing
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they pay me enough money to keep my hobby going, so yeah I carry a lil UPS love lol
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