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12-19-2012 12:27 PM
brokenujoint yeah except you needed your jeep to have a driver to get up that. I got out and took a picture while ghost riding the whip.
12-18-2012 11:15 PM
Baja1ab Hey, I know that spot. It seems to be a red Jeep magnet.

12-18-2012 03:36 PM
brokenujoint kinda looks like my jeep when i did gold mt
11-04-2012 04:30 PM
Moabrubi Love that trail. Great warm up before JB.
11-04-2012 04:09 PM
thedaringmove Gold Mountain was great. Pulled up the trailhead and invited ourselves to tag along with 4 other jeeps. Glad to have them lead the way. Thanks all!
11-02-2012 12:28 PM
BillG.OTD
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Originally Posted by 530ktm View Post
This is a run I have never done and would like to do so. Not sure how much time is needed to make this big loop but it seems like a good day trip.
Yeah, It is a good run and would depend on how many Jeeps we had. The last time was just Rick, Dan and I and we did Tip Top, Heartbreak and Pontiac. I think started at 9 and we left the trail around 3pm. If we did the small Black diamond loop instead of Tip top, it would be alot faster and make a good day trip, even with your added drive.
11-02-2012 12:20 PM
530ktm
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
Good suggestion from Dan if you want more than Gold mountain. I reccomend GM as well, but this trail is also very cool! In fact I want to get back there soon. We drove past it on the Motino wash run. Here is a pic I had in case you need a map. The "start here" part is hwy 38 and if you want a mine, there is Rose Mine at the top right that you can walk into for about 1/4 mile. Dan, We need another trip back!

This is a run I have never done and would like to do so. Not sure how much time is needed to make this big loop but it seems like a good day trip.
11-01-2012 10:51 PM
thedaringmove
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Originally Posted by DTM
Here is a fun run you can do (if it's not to far of a drive). Off highway 38 (a few miles past Onyx Summit-not too from Big Bear) take 2n01, make a right on 2n61y. A few miles you will have the option to do 2n61ya (Pontiac Sluice). Pontiac Sluice is an out an back. Just past half way you get to a "y". You can go either way as you will end up at the same place (back at the 'y'). I think right is the better way. Anyway this is a fun out and back thru a rocky trail, but not real hard. When you get back to 2n61y, go right and continue on. There is only one real obstacle that will challenge you. Take your time and figure it out. 2n61y will end at 2n02, go left. If you enjoyed Pontiac Sluice and 2n61y and want just a bit more of a challenge (only a little bit harder) take a left on 2n69y. This is a black diamond trail, but it is not very hard. The three times I have done it, no one has ever needed a spot. This trail will take you back on to 2n02. Make a left on 2n02 and this will take you to 2n01. You can make a left on 2n01 and head back to the 38. Or you can keep going and look to the left for a mine you can walk in and check out. (I have not done this, but have seen people stopped there) Or you can make the drive up to Tiptop Mtn. Or you could take 2n02 all the way to Baldwin Lake (close to Big Bear). ( I have not done this, just seen it on the map) As you can see you will have lots of options on trails you all can make. PM me if you want more info...
Crazy amount of information! I think that will be the next trip in. This time round there aren't any adults haha.

Thanks everyone!
11-01-2012 09:17 PM
RadarRob2012
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD

After work?

and I think you have been running a bit of a temperature since day 1...Now that your Jeep is been upgraded and you've hit some great trails, you have the full blown FEVER!
Man, He is diseased at this point. No real incubation period. He's just down with the sickness now. Lol
11-01-2012 08:00 PM
BillG.OTD
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Originally Posted by Kaisertod View Post
I'm available after work! I got the FEVER
After work?

and I think you have been running a bit of a temperature since day 1...Now that your Jeep is been upgraded and you've hit some great trails, you have the full blown FEVER!
11-01-2012 07:51 PM
Kaisertod
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
I agree, so lets plan on another trip to Seven Oaks so we are close enough to do them both...
I'm available after work! I got the FEVER
11-01-2012 07:13 PM
BillG.OTD
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Originally Posted by DTM View Post
Yes Bill, we do! But you know, when we go back I'm going to want to do Mottino Wash again! That trail was fun...
I agree, so lets plan on another trip to Seven Oaks so we are close enough to do them both...
11-01-2012 06:46 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
Good suggestion from Dan if you want more than Gold mountain. I reccomend GM as well, but this trail is also very cool! In fact I want to get back there soon. We drove past it on the Motino wash run. Here is a pic I had in case you need a map. The "start here" part is hwy 38 and if you want a mine, there is Rose Mine at the top right that you can walk into for about 1/4 mile. Dan, We need another trip back!
That was the day we did Tip Top, Heartbreak, and Pontiac? That was a fun run!

Let me know if you guys are doing it again.
11-01-2012 06:36 PM
DTM Yes Bill, we do! But you know, when we go back I'm going to want to do Mottino Wash again! That trail was fun...
11-01-2012 03:10 PM
BillG.OTD Good suggestion from Dan if you want more than Gold mountain. I reccomend GM as well, but this trail is also very cool! In fact I want to get back there soon. We drove past it on the Motino wash run. Here is a pic I had in case you need a map. The "start here" part is hwy 38 and if you want a mine, there is Rose Mine at the top right that you can walk into for about 1/4 mile. Dan, We need another trip back!

11-01-2012 02:35 PM
DTM Here is a fun run you can do (if it's not to far of a drive). Off highway 38 (a few miles past Onyx Summit-not too from Big Bear) take 2n01, make a right on 2n61y. A few miles you will have the option to do 2n61ya (Pontiac Sluice). Pontiac Sluice is an out an back. Just past half way you get to a "y". You can go either way as you will end up at the same place (back at the 'y'). I think right is the better way. Anyway this is a fun out and back thru a rocky trail, but not real hard. When you get back to 2n61y, go right and continue on. There is only one real obstacle that will challenge you. Take your time and figure it out. 2n61y will end at 2n02, go left. If you enjoyed Pontiac Sluice and 2n61y and want just a bit more of a challenge (only a little bit harder) take a left on 2n69y. This is a black diamond trail, but it is not very hard. The three times I have done it, no one has ever needed a spot. This trail will take you back on to 2n02. Make a left on 2n02 and this will take you to 2n01. You can make a left on 2n01 and head back to the 38. Or you can keep going and look to the left for a mine you can walk in and check out. (I have not done this, but have seen people stopped there) Or you can make the drive up to Tiptop Mtn. Or you could take 2n02 all the way to Baldwin Lake (close to Big Bear). ( I have not done this, just seen it on the map) As you can see you will have lots of options on trails you all can make. PM me if you want more info...
11-01-2012 02:31 AM
thedaringmove
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Originally Posted by suicideking

Agree with this. Jacoby is easier than Gold Mtn, mostly scenic. If you go up GM, it's right next to where it ends.
Hmm im thinking we'll do GM first thing in the morn then find a different trail for the afternoon. Maybe jacoby. Yall make it seem too easy though
10-31-2012 10:57 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Baja1ab View Post
Jacoby is actually the first trail I did in Big Bear back when I had my Cherokee. It's nice and scenic and has a few little fun spots that are passable by a stock 4wd.

If you're looking for a nice day of scenic wheelin with some semi-newbie Jeepers I'd do Gold Mountain to Jacoby or might be easier to do Jacoby from the backside up and then to Gold Mountain down.

Good luck and have fun!
Agree with this. Jacoby is easier than Gold Mtn, mostly scenic. If you go up GM, it's right next to where it ends.
10-31-2012 10:37 PM
Baja1ab
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Originally Posted by thedaringmove View Post
Jacoby Canyon Trail any good?
Jacoby is actually the first trail I did in Big Bear back when I had my Cherokee. It's nice and scenic and has a few little fun spots that are passable by a stock 4wd.

If you're looking for a nice day of scenic wheelin with some semi-newbie Jeepers I'd do Gold Mountain to Jacoby or might be easier to do Jacoby from the backside up and then to Gold Mountain down.

Good luck and have fun!
10-31-2012 10:01 PM
thedaringmove Jacoby Canyon Trail any good?
10-31-2012 09:15 PM
thedaringmove
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Originally Posted by suicideking
Ya, skip Holcomb until you get rails. GM will be fine. Fun trail, scenic too! I wish it was longer.
Will do! Still looking for one more trail though. Any suggestions anyone? Also if any of the mines are particularly interesting let me know.
10-31-2012 09:12 PM
suicideking Ya, skip Holcomb until you get rails. GM will be fine. Fun trail, scenic too! I wish it was longer.
10-31-2012 08:59 PM
thedaringmove hmm. I have plans for sliders but haven't made a set yet.. maybe I'll skip out on Holcomb. Gold Mountain starts on the 18 and goes north or is it wheeled the opposite direction? I'll be camping at Little Bear so it's kinda on the opposite side of the Lake. Any good Mines in between the camp and trail we could check out? Like ones that we could climb down in?
10-31-2012 08:51 PM
I H8RDS X2 on the lift...and sliders.
10-31-2012 08:50 PM
I H8RDS Good trail! Few good rock gardens..Gorgeous! I've helped maintain that trail. You'll be able to make it without a locker, but actual trail recommendations are at least a rear locker and 33's.

I'll let someone else give you GPS coords; as I don't have GPS.
10-31-2012 08:49 PM
Kaisertod
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Originally Posted by thedaringmove View Post
Really glad to get all the responses. I will definitely take the trail. Tell me more about Holcomb creek.. Id say I'm a fairly good driver but my buddy doesn't have as much experience...

Does holcomb creek follow the actual creek? I see the creek on map but not trail. Wheres the start?
Here's everything you need Holcomb Creek Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

It's a bit more technical, IMHO... definitely need a lift for Holcomb, although some have been known to run it stock (but only with a lot of help)

There's really so much good wheeling around there, you can hardly go wrong. If you post as to when you'll be going too, I bet you'll be able to get a few more people to join you and show you some of the trails.
10-31-2012 08:45 PM
thedaringmove Really glad to get all the responses. I will definitely take the trail. Tell me more about Holcomb creek.. Id say I'm a fairly good driver but my buddy doesn't have as much experience...

Does holcomb creek follow the actual creek? I see the creek on map but not trail. Wheres the start?
10-31-2012 08:32 PM
turdhurdler I say go for the GM run. It is probably my favorite trail in BB for just getting out. Use good judgment and stay off of the skinny pedel in the technical areas and you will be fine. I have gotten a bone stock YJ with 29" street tires through it with only a light tug. Very fun and scenic.

Jeff
10-31-2012 08:13 PM
I H8RDS
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Originally Posted by Kaisertod View Post


I ran it stock in a JKU. There was some carnage that weekend (one guy broke a DS, and another broke his hard top) but if you ask me, the trail was pretty tame, both of those failures had little to do with the trail itself.
Exactly- it ain't always rig capabilities
10-31-2012 08:12 PM
Kaisertod
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Originally Posted by I H8RDS View Post
Scottie- it's not That easy..

Lorie


I ran it stock in a JKU. There was some carnage that weekend (one guy broke a DS, and another broke his hard top) but if you ask me, the trail was pretty tame, both of those failures had little to do with the trail itself.
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