WHIPSAW Trail Run - October 2012
We put the Cap-it/ARB Jeep through it's paces on it's first Off-Road run.
Here's the beginning of the Whipsaw Road off Hwy 3 just before the town of Princeton
Base Camp for the 3 days we were up there
Some of the crew that joined us for the weekend
Hill Climb Action with the Suburban
Now it's Jeep time
Various Poser Shots
We're at an elevation of about 6500ft and as you can see it's starting to snow, which always adds more fun factor to the run
We wake up the next morning to about 2 inches of snow and about -5 degrees celcius
Up on the trail again
aka Potty's Pand LOL!!
One of many interesting places to stop with a old cabin now used by sledders and hunters. We also did some Geocaching which was nearby.
As we're waiting for the rest of our guys to catch up to us a group of Land Rover owners passed us. Good to see a range of old and new rigs blasting through the trail.
The WHIP always brings on the trail repairs. The BUS needed some driveline repairs as the steady bearing popped out.
Waiting on the trail for repairs to be made
The sign that we're good to go!
Here we are arriving at Wells Lake
One of the guys thought he could make it through one of the enterances that take you to the far end of the lake.
Here's a shelter that was put up many years ago from a local off road club at Wells Lake.
More poser shots at Wells Lake
As you can see the weather was starting to turn for the worst. Within about 10 minutes after taking this picture is was White Out conditions and about 5:30pm. So we decided to turn around and head back to base camp.
On our way back to camp that's when the real carnage started to happen. You name it, it happened. Conditions on the trail were brutal that night. The Suburban blew the front diff and its a steep climb out with tight switch backs out of Wells. The Bus had to do some heavy towing to get it out. We all worked well into the evening as one by one things were starting to let go. Around 11:00pm the Bus came to a complete stop on the trail and never fired back up. We figure the ECM went on it, so we grabbed one of the trucks from camp to help recovery it and finally bring it back to camp. Eventually we all made it back around 2:30am in the morning. Needless to say no pictures were taken due to lack of visability and being tired. But all in all it was a fun and safe trip for everyone.
I hope to have some videos up shortly with some of the action during our weekend. Meanwhile it's time to head home and get ready for the next wheeln trip.
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