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Warning! All Jeeps! :goodfinge (but I thought you might like the wheeling pics!:toothless :drinkbud )

Today we did Cleghorn and 2n17x. I've heard Cleghorn described as "Mild, with interesting options". It certainly lived up to that. I had a REALLY good time today!

So we got to the Cleghorn Rd. exit aorund 9:30. Todays festivities were enjoyed by myself, my buddy Chris in his TJ, and Jay in his newly acquired XJ. We quickly aired down and hit the trail. About 15 minutes in, Jay ruptured a tranny line. After a quick fix we hit the trail again. Unfortunately, the line let go for good about 100 yards later (yes, we cleaned up the spilled fluid).

Pete's poser shot


Chris' poser shot


Jay is a real off-roader now...


We escorted Jay and his wounded XJ back to the trail head and put it on the trailer. Then Jay hopped into Chris' Jeep and we headed back up.

As we got further up the trail the weather started getting kinda, well, yucky. It was pretty cool, though. If we would have stayed too much longer, I'll bet it would have started snowing. The wind was intense, too, but with the tops and doors on, we were blissfully unaware as we kept on truckin in heated comfort.





We found some of the "interesting options" on Cleghorn and had a lot of fun. Chris took some pictures and I hope he uploads them in a bit.

Anyway, we got to the end and the trucked over to 2n17x. That was a TON of fun. I got stuck on the middle line of the tri-hill. There are BIG ruts on that hill. Chris came up around me and I winched the rest of the way up.





Then we came to a seriously rutted out section and I got myself crossed up in it. I just couldn't seem to find the right line today, and got all kinds of crossed up several different times. Oh well.



The views from the top of 2n17x as you climb away from Lake Silverwood are awesome!



We found a little mud on the trail after yesterday's storm, but for the most part the trail was dry.



After we came out of 2n17x we headed back down 2n33 toward Lake Silverwood. We came upon a could of fullsize rigs (A really nice K5 Blazer and '92 and up Bronco). They were stopped because a large boulder had fallen into the middle of the trail and they couldn't get around it. They had been trying to move it with a high-lift with some success, but it was still blocking the trail when we pulled up. Me Chris, and Jay added our shoulders, and that was enough to push the boulder out of the way. That was the last excitement of the day. We got back down to the dam and aired up and headed home. What a fun day! I like those!

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Cool pics! Forgive my ignorance, but why do I see towels and mats on winch lines sometimes? Is it for the person handling it, so they don't come up with metal splinters?
 

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No it is in case the line snaps, it reduces the recoil in which the cable lashes back. Cable lash will kill
 

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So I'm guessing that it reduces the recoil speed by giving it weight/tangling it up?
 

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Glad to hear you guys had a good time. That rutted hill looks tough. So, what do you think Pete? Is it worth taking the Bronco up there?
 

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You could take a car up Cleghorn if you stuck to the fire road, but 2n17x is a little tougher. I think you could get your Bronco up it as long as you are careful, and go with someone else. At least one locker is very helpful, but not entirely necessary. I picked the hardest lines I could find, which is why I kept having trouble.
 

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cool, but your tops and heater spoiled the day for you.
 

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BurnedB said:
cool, but your tops and heater spoiled the day for you.
LOL. Wanna bet? It was fricken COLD up there, and the wind was blowing HARD. Did I mention that it was COLD? I'm very comfortable taking the wimp route and turning my heater on.:toothless

The real idiots (er...I mean, tough guys) were all the guys on bikes who were tearing through the roads. Those guys HAD to be freezing. More power to 'em. I like my heater.:goodfinge
 

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peteyg said:
LOL. Wanna bet? It was fricken COLD up there, and the wind was blowing HARD. Did I mention that it was COLD? I'm very comfortable taking the wimp route and turning my heater on.:toothless

The real idiots (er...I mean, tough guys) were all the guys on bikes who were tearing through the roads. Those guys HAD to be freezing. More power to 'em. I like my heater.:goodfinge
Couldn't have been too cold, I don't see any snow:toothless
 

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BrokeCuzWheelin said:
Couldn't have been too cold, I don't see any snow:toothless
ditto. we where out in 34* weather yesturday, and my poor passanger got it bad with no heat, no windshield, no doors, and the rollover into the water on her side.
 

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It's snowing up there right now. You have to remember, this is Southern California. We have a different definition of "cold".

Right now, though, my house is getting slammed with this stupid storm. The trees out back are bent over sideways. Fun stuff!
 
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