Well it was an adventure and a test of character.
Chromedome did fine. He had his father-in-law, Eroll and his dog, Bella, with him and he was driving back to SoCal, so he chose to take the less difficult lines which still proved to be plenty challanging. He made it through with a few bruises.
Me on the other hand, got my ass handed to me. I flopped the JK again, driver side, on one of the toughest spots , for my rig, on winch hill 1. Dented and scratched the passenger rear door when I used it as a rock slider. Busted a ujoint and couldn't slide the replacement axle shaft into the carrier because the splines on the shaft were bad, which put me in 3wheel drive. I had to hammer through and winch the rest of the way through committee crossing and out. I lost my phone, fought death wobble and grenaded my rear driveshaft on the drive home. Luckily, brought my spare drive shafts because I was going to Fordyce. We ran half the trail. It took 10 hours from start to finish. It should take 5 hours.
I left my house at 6:00am friday and got home at 3:30 am saturday.
Much thanks to Chromedome for working his ass off, helping me get the JK back on the rubber and removing the broken axle shaft. We were exhausted.
My wife wakes me up this morning and asks if I'm ok. She tells me a guy named Kenny found my phone as he ran over it with his trailer, at the trailhead. It didn't break. He's sending it Fedex. Thanks Kenny. ( Edit: Never got my phone back)
I have some vid and a couple pics. I'll post later.
Last edited by rubirobv; 03-11-2011 at 03:43 AM.