June 19 and 20, 2015
The next morning, after Joe III's very brief introduction to jeeps the night before, he was in for a challenge and some revenge...Hell's Revenge that is. It's my all-time favorite 4X4 trail ranked mid-way on the difficult list in Charles Wells' Guide because of "steep climbs and descents over sandstone domes and ledges. Not for stock vehicles or novice drivers." We would never have ventured out on such a daring trail if it had not been for Dee's encouragement and having her at the helm. Thank you Dee for a great day and experience...one I am sure Joe III and Jena will keep forever in the memory bank.
Just follow the black tire marks...
I rode with Dee in her buggy Wild Thing, Joe III and Jena rode saddle and Joe and Ronnie were tail-gunner in Pearl.
|Descending into the entrance of Hell's Gate...Dee took Joe III and Jena for an exciting ride on one of the obstacles.|
|Photo by Dee|
|Photo by Dee...Joe III climbing out of Mickey's Hot Tub|
Pearl and Rubi followed these buggies to the playground known as Britney Spears.
Britney Spears as described on the BFE webpage...
Trail Rating : Expert
Description : Horseshoe loop up the side of a hill. Major boulders! Counter clockwise is harder!
Requirements : Min. 37" tires, Lockers, Winch, and a great spotter - Do not attempt alone!
Yikes! The first buggy up made a great effort...a lot of backing up and repositioning for different lines, but in the end it was a flop. It's quite impressive watching these folks in a crisis...Glen unstrapped the driver in the picture above, then Jeff scrambles to turn the engine off. Driver was OK and the buggy lost it's brakes.
|It did not flop, but it was stuck...|
|L to R...Dee, Joe III and Glen strap and pull so it could move forward.|
|Joe and Jena at the top of Britney Spears Trail|
Let the good times roll...
Up next...the little camper that could!