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Tuesday Trail Ride

Me and the girlfriend decided to do a little trail riding today. Nothing hardcore just a nice scenic trail ride. The Lock-Right was awesome! I only had to use
4wd two times! Here are some pictures.

Update in post #18, comparison pictures from Oct. to March

playing in soft sand
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Climbing a bit. The bumper and tow hitch dragged into the ground (on drivers side), shorter wheelbase would be ideal.

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Squirrel in Mesquite Tree

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Posing near water



Girlfriend checking out the stream

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Crossing another stream

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Sunset

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playing with shadows (trail is below where shadows are)

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ranger hiding

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That is all for today.

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nice shots as always. You got a bum link in there.
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I just fixed that thanks! Friday Dusty08 and I are going to do an easy 2wd but historical trail. Butterfield Stage Coach Trail is the name should be fun, easy, and historical. It's a part of the original stage coach trail.

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Trail Description: A short, scenic section of the 2,800-mile mail, freight and passenger route trail (from Missouri to San Francisco) established by John Butterfield in 1857.
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nice. i wonder if there's trail like that here. anyone know?
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The desert is very green from all the rain we had a few weeks ago. I'm sure you have trails greener than this, maybe just with trees all around and greener.
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Man awesome picks again! I wish we had places like that to go riding around here.
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nice pics man
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The trailhead is only 20 minutes from my house. No litter, limited traffic (State Trust Land permit required), just a scenic easy 4wd trail. Once we got back in the first 3 miles we didn't see another person or vehicle. We went back in about 10 miles or so. We crossed 2 streams and one river. Usually only the river is flowing unless it's the middle of summer than it's dry. Now everything is flowing due to the snow melt off and the mountains got some precipatition a few days ago so that adds to it.
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nice dude, i wish my g/f would do more trail riding with me(lol) but she gets motion sickness haha.
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looks like fun and I am jealous. We dont have anything around here but mud and rock, I might need to move out that way for some trails
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Looks like a lot of fun. I'd love to wheel out west with yall sometime. I love this picture of your truck:
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Yeah the more i see of your pictures Cryan the more i'm starting to think Road trip haha
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Yeah back in November that creek was bone dry. Those bolders weren't there. It was just dry sand across. We had some heavy rains and a flash flood must have either moved those rocks or washed away the loose sand to reveal more of the bolders. I wanted my girlfriend to get a video of me crossing it but her shoes would have gotten wet and wet shoes are no fun. There is a deep spot right in the middle of the crossing. Large rock pile behind the truck that can't be seen. This is one of my favorite 4x4 trails because it's so close to home, requires 4x4, it's a long distance trail (a little over 20 miles), and scenic!

Here is another picture of me crossing a different river. It's fun to play around those rocks but w/out another truck to pull me out I passed on them.

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Another picture of a part of the trail. See the trail (notice tire tracks) in the sand (below), then it enters the water, and from there it exits to the right.

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cool pics...i like the rock sliders
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nice pics, great truck, pretty girl.
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wow that would be so much fun, great scenic stuff too!

you are lucky to live so close i need to go on another road trip!
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Those pics are great. I miss AZ for the scenery, love the rivers/waterfalls in the middle of the desert.

And its nice to see that CB bracket holding up after so much abuse!
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I have put that bracket/antenna through so much crap I'm surprised my antenna still works! The bracket has some flex with the big 5' fiberglass antenna but it shouldn't break. There are so many other harder trails I want to go on but I need to hook up with soembody who knows the trails. I'm a member of a local Jeep club and these guys go out a few times a week all over the state (a few hundred members strong). When the dates and times match up I'll be heading out with them.

Here is a comparison. of the wash from October 07' to March 08'. Notice how in October it's bone dry, plants growing out of the wash, some alive some dead. It looks like the stream never flows,5 months later is flowing and it looks like it always is. I find it interesting.

March
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Same wash same crossing back in October

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looking upstream
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looking down stream
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notice how the road goes straight across, where as in the March photo you have to go upstream then do a tight 3 point turn to get out. Flah flood are no to be fooled with. If one can throw huge boulders around it'll tear apart any vehicle!

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