My buddy Brian in a TJ, socalrubi and Hundy and crew did a run today. I thought MOJAVE GREEN might make it, but didnt hear from him.
Socalrubi is a baddass. He saw my post this morning at 8:30 and was here by 10:30 ready to go Wheelin'!!! He lives 100 miles away! If we still had the CMF club, I'd make him a CMF'r. Kinda the opposite of Dayton
Anyways, the day started out pretty normal. We went up the main wash in LV to Jacoby cyn to the Lucky Balwin mine. From there we headed down the hiway to Cactus Flats, to Horse Thief Flat. SCR got stuck 3 times within the first 15 minutes!
Had a great time up to Horse Thief. Then things got interesting. It is a deadend- one way in, one way out. There is a glint of a old trail following a saddleback down to the desert with 1000' cliffs on both sides and spots so steep that you cant go back up.
Yep. You guessed it. I couldnt resist. I should not have gone down there. This is going to be one of those that the pics will not do it justice. This was probably the scariest thing I have ever done in the Jeep. I dont scare easily. But I was maybe doing something I should NOT have tried. It was SCARY! Did I mention that it was scary? I was shaking! It was so bad that I was planning what I would do if things went really badly. I left my seatbelt off so I could bail out instead of rolling down into the cyn below! Then, the last section was a very steep downhill that you couldnt even SEE the bottom. I was sliding down even with the brakes locked! I took it real slow, and made it. Before I went down that last section, I looked at it several times. But I had no choice. I couldnt go back up. I was planning for the worst and how I could survive it! Things could have gone real bad. But I made it unscathed! I have never been so glad to get through a section! I might sound like I am over dramatizing this- but I am not. It took Michelle 30 minutes to walk down that last section. I made her get out just in case we crashed. Glad to be home.