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    El Diablo
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    Vulture Mine, AZ

    LagunaH1 came back out to AZ to pick up his Jeep WJ from Reloader, so naturally he needed to get some dirt on the tires. We were happy to oblige. Jason (JK), Reloader (H3), Silverton (JL), Laguna (WJ) and I went out to the Vulture Mine trail near Wickenburg, AZ. It was absolutely perfect weather today with temps about 75.

    Vulture Mine is an easy trail - "Moderate" in the Wells book - and 4 low was never needed. I put it in 4 low for a while just to exercise the encoder motor and transfer case. It's been a while and the H3 resisted going into 4 low for a while but it eventually complied. We did air down for comfort plus there are often sharp rocks on these trails.

    So I don't really have much in the way of action shots but instead get to share with you some of today's scenery. The trail was nearly empty today. One SxS caught up with us and one Toyota was coming the other way at one point. And that was it. We had the trail to ourselves.

    Some desert scenery


    Silverton at the only spot on the trail that a bit of line picking was needed


    Laguna flexing


    Coming up last and taking the best line, Reloader


    More scenery


    Spent a lot of time in sandy washes. A lot of sections of the trail were narrow and scratchy, which upset the pretty gray Jeeps


    More prettiness


    Sun was getting close to the horizon


    The Hummers corralling the Jeeps, similar to Australian Shepherds and their sheep.


    Last pretty desert scene

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    That looks like a great time. I really need to move out west.

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    It was a great time and the Jeep ran VERY very well. I can't wait t get out and play in the dirt again soon
    2016 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
    1995 Jeep ZJ V8


    NR6E

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    Street Tire
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    Looks great. I need to get more desert time in my life.
    Carl - Plymouth, MI

    Hummers:
    2006 H3 Adv - 35" MTR/K Trail Duty Level, RD Fox Shocks, Spring Over Axle Conv, Rugged Ridge 8500lb winch, Optima Yellow Top, GM Performance Intake, GM Performance Exhaust, OEM Rock Rails and UCP
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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT
    2011 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew


 

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