Made it back in (mostly) one piece. My Yukon Zip Locker (brand new w/4.88's) blew up within 200 feet of getting on the trail...gear oil blowing out of the vent means I probably lost an o-ring. Haven't looked at it yet. Came down hard on my rear bumper, rear view mirror came off with a chunk of windshield and cracked the glass. Both of our tail pipes took some damage. Sliders and gas tank skids got a workout. Thank goodness for heavy duty tie rods! Coming back the front axle of our 3 axle trailer broke about 1/4 mile from the trail head. The load shifted, burning up that axles' passenger tire, also taking out my buddies new MTR/Kevlar sidewall, almost had a fire. Had to unload the Jeeps on the side of the road. Had another trailer tire blow out just outside of Sacramento. So, the Jeeps are on a transport truck for WAY too much money, but we did it and we're home. Oh yeah, it monsooned the ENTIRE time after the first night. Everybody told us we were nuts for attempting it. We said, "Meh, we're from the N.W. baby!" Well, it was really wet, we didn't take our time much and only stayed one night on the trail at Indian Trail. s19.photobucket.com/user/c_zielsdorf/slideshow/Jeepin/Rubicon%20Trail%202013
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2013 18:24:57 GMT -8 by czjeeper
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8