or just carry a big lopper and cut the offending branches as you drive by - boy, the things the LX makes me doThat's funny Murf - naw - not planning to collect insurance. Rather, I'm just wondering about the degree of AZ pin striping people are trying to describe for this run (I've read somewhere to expect more than usual). I'd hate to go through something that leaves scratches similar to running through a barbed wire fence, or tight corners with rock overhangs that do paint and panel damage. That type of wear and tear takes the fun out of doing a run.
And yeah; I have the wrong vehicle for real off roading - I need a clunker jeep.
Have you been on the trail in your LC?For those concerned about the brush and pinstripping on Rug Road; it is present in a few areas but certainly not anything damaging or any prolonged sections of brush. The trail itself is potentially far more damaging to the trucks than the mesquite trees and I'd recommend taking the trail description on the link above serious because its a long and rough road out there but one of the better 4wd routes in the state for its remoteness, challenge and scenic beauty.
Wilma, Are your dogs OK with other dogs?Alright, here's my plan. I had a lift on order for my 60 but a few parts are back-ordered until early May. No rug road for me on my original suspension. I am going to leave Tucson about 12-1 on friday and head in the easy way through Wilcox to save a good camp spot for those that want to camp. I will be camping there both Friday and Saturday night with my 2 dogs.
Yes. Here is the trip report - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/mammoth-to-klondyke-and-beyond-new-years-trip.679280/#post-8221425Have you been on the trail in your LC?
Looking forward to it! It looks like there will be several people leaving Sat AM from Phoenix, running the Rug Road, and then meeting up with Wilma and others at the Turkey Creek campground. A few of us will be able to cross this off the "wheeling bucket list".I will be camped in one of the primitive campsites near the Turkey Creek Cliff Dwelling. All the campsites are near the road so I will be hard to miss. For those taking the rug road route you will pass right through turkey creek so you also shouldn't miss us.
Next week I can post up a time and place to meet (early) on Saturday AM. We will be taking the I-10 to Superior and dropping down the 177. It should take only 2 hours to get to the trailhead in Mammoth from the North 101. Thanks Wilma83 for the links to the trail. We will be using themCaravan for the Phoenix members who are going?