I've been trying to plan a run here shortly to the panamint mtn range near death valley. The main trail I was planning to run was the surprise canyon trail to panamint city (ghost town), but I keep getting conflicting reports. I know the trail was closed in 2001, but I had read last year in off road adventures or 4wor that it had been reopened for a public right of way since the road had existed since the late 1800's. All the research that I have done is one way or the other, both sides running it's open or it's closed and I can't get a definite answer, so anyone know the truth? If it's not open, I know several other trails in the area that are fairly gnarly and I'll have to choose one or two others for the weekend (Feb.9-11). So far I have approx. 9 jeeps running the event (a couple tj's, a yj, and a handful of cj's), 7 are confirmed. If anyone else is interested, I would like to keep the run from 15-20 jeeps. It will be dry camping, and hopefully a ball. So let me know, I wouldn't mind having some WF buds join me on this one. Catch you all later.
If there's a will, usually there's a way, but then you get to that bolt that you still can't get to with two extensions, two universal sockets, and a contorsionist midget trying to help you.
1999 XJ Four door, mostly stock for now, but I am in the process of building a custom plate bumper.