I am leading Gold Bar Rim on Thursday and also Leading Poison Spider Mesa on Friday. My daughter Rachel (daughterofromer on Mud) is gunning. I likely will get there Sunday or Monday and run a few trails before the event as well
I communicate mostly on HAM. Some folks bring one of the cheap Baoefangs and just listen. I will have a CB if I need to use it, but most of the dialogue will be on Ham as I can talk from front to back no matter how seperated people are. You can't do that with a CB
I personally would not do Top of the World without sliders or a rear bumper, if I recall on the descent there are multiple opportunities for damage.
To be fair, it was dark in an 80 series and I was in more of a rush than I would preferred.
Look at in this light, you're going to replace it anyway so? Besides somebody just posted a how to for a dinged rear bumper.I definitely won't be doing it without sliders. As for the rear bumper, I don't mind some scrapes but I'd rather not tear it off. Eventually, I'll save enough nickels for a Slee rear bumper and a Rhino4x4 front, but not in time for CM. If I have to call an audible before Top the World, it won't be the End of the World. Plenty to do/see instead. Maybe a helicopter tour...