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5 rigs, 4 days, 3 nights....epic :)

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View across Voyager Rock
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From the top of Chicken Rock, looking across Courtright Reservoir
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Bill adding a 4th bolt to his driveshaft flange ;)
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Sunset from the N end of Courtright Reservoir
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Pics...day 2


One of MANY tight squeezes...awnings beware...
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Heater hose gave up the ghost at the bottom of Thompson....easy fix.
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@CandyPants headed up Thompson
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More tight squeezes on Thompson
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Winching....both @Fireman and I had front locker actuator issues, and we both had multiple winch pulls on Thompson Hill
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More from day two (Thursday)...

@Bossman turning a front 80-series e-locker into a spool...we modded both.
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Scenery was unending, and spectacular...
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Props to the Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno for their trail opening efforts...there were some serious downed trees
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More tight spots
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Camp for Thursday night...East Lake was beautiful, but the bottom was a gooey mess
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80s on the Dusy... they say it is more challenging than the Rubicon due to no bypasses, is this true?
Oh, wow, how did I find this?
Thanks for the share.
Sometimes you have so much fun one forgets to take pictures.
Who drives the cut up tubed 80? Build thread?
 

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80s on the Dusy... they say it is more challenging than the Rubicon due to no bypasses, is this true?
Oh, wow, how did I find this?
Thanks for the share.
Who drives the cut up tubed 80? Build thread?

There are nearly no Dusy bypasses....it is without question more challenging than the Rubicon. I'll wager there is 5ish miles of "challenge" on the Rubicon, with 20ish miles of normal trail. Figure 25ish miles of challenge on Dusy, with less than 5 of normal trail...might be 28/2 :) You are focused nearly non-stop.

@Bossman owns HalfAss...should be a build thread somewheres on it....one of the first cut-up 80's...and technically, it's his wifes ;)
 

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Thanks for the pics. Having grown up in Visalia, this was my backyard. Obliterated a rear diff on a CJ-7 many years ago. The Dusy is exhilarating and brutal!
 

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I’ve heard the Rubicon described as relentless. Dusy takes it to another level. It was skinny with few options for lines. You go where Dusy tells you too. I drive a full width rig and had to stuff that thing between trees that I never thought I could get through. It was truely fantastic. I wish we had more time!

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It really is the best "hardcore" trail in the US that is doable by full size vehicles IMO.

I did it once back in 2011 and can't wait to have a truck able to do it again in the future.

Great photos, solid team of people. :)
 
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