Had an awesome experience out at Hidden Falls this past Sunday. Just wanted to give a quick report of our adventures and share some pics.
Our group consisted of a small convoy; my 2015 Rubicon, Jake in his 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser,purchased a week before (can you say shake down run) and a 2000 Taco used to transport Mike and the two dirt bikes that came along, camera man and chase in YouTube videos. I led the trip out to Marble Falls from the Y in Oak Hill. Easy drive that shouldn't ever take more than an hour and fifteen minutes. Now that you get some of the background on to the fun.
Once on the park and setting up camp we quickly prepared for a day of adventure. Air down, gas up, strap all cargo, hydrate and put on the required sun screen. The Land Cruiser stayed behind and we headed out with the bikes and the Rubicon. Let me tell you that I had one of the best times in my life ADVENTURING through Hidden Falls. The trails are mixed and aplenty. I will warn others that trails rated a 1 can quickly turn into higher difficulties if you do not turn around and you decide like us to push through. All in all an absolute blast and I will be returning. Check out the videos and pictures and let me know what you think. Oh yeah and I AM A JEEP OWNER FOR LIFE!
This is a shorter clip of Mike chasing on his Yamaha. Just bombing some dirt roads on the way to the trails.
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The next two clips are of the trip up the creek with a couple small falls thrown in for good measure. Mike gets little bogged down trying to follow on what is obviously not dirt bike terrain but after we get back going we do a guicka quick turnoff of the main park road that led to a decent mud pit with terraces and then onto a little ditch through the creek bed that I admit was past my skill level as of now and made me tuck my tail and turn around. This amazingly enough is the only time I was defeated and otherwise the Rubicon lived up to absolutely every expectation and even more. It went places I thought it would stick with confidence and ability. It climbed off -camber hills with jagged rocks, it went down 4 foot "cliffs", it went through mud and water and just kept wanting more. The suspension worked flawlessly except for a little fender rub and a couple broken cheesy clips, which was to be expected and a destroyed license plate bracket. The only other worse for wear is I got a little dirty inside but Hey! It's not really fun unless it's dirty! Plus going topless is what it is all about right?
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I know this is kinda long winded and if you are still with me I had a great time. The footage was by far some of the easier stuff that was tackled. I have included pictures of some of the a few of the other adventures we had. Thanks for enjoying with me!