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General Discussion => Pictures & Videos => Topic started by: coatimundi01 on January 09, 2012, 04:39:36 PM

Title: Chimney Rock all the way through pre-run 1-8-12
Post by: coatimundi01 on January 09, 2012, 04:39:36 PM
Ok, so scoped out Chimney Rock trail all the way through back to the main Redington Rd by Piety Hill. Pretty fun trail! Definitely 4wd only once a bit east of Chimney Rock itself. A stock height X will be able to make it with some careful driving and DO NOT have stock steprails mounted unless you plan on bashing them up... Main obstacles are a long bumpy and rutted descent into Bullock Canyon. I bashed my stock engine skid but it was my fault. The trail then follows the canyon bottom a ways and zigzags across it a number of times. a couple good hill climbs on the trail and some very narrow and rocky sections while following the canyon wash. I invited out a newer Cherokee from work with 28" rugged trails, nerf bars, and no locker and he made it through (nerf bars not so much) so a stock height 4x4 Xterra will be fine with careful line picking.

photobucket album here: http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/

Pics!
Showing Luke's beast around the play ground area at Chimney Rock.
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3912.jpg)
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This guy made it and it was only his 3rd time wheeling ever, so I know a stock 4wd X can...
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3920.jpg)
Somewhere on this descent is where I hit my oil pan. I was just coming down too fast. The cherokee also put a ding in his gas tank on this hill...
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3925.jpg)
Really rutted out near the bottom of the descent into Bullock Canyon. Look on the rut and you can see where my pass side tire fell in and I started sliding. Rear driver came up in the air and all I could do was say "FUUUUU__K!!" Luckily I came to a stop before my fender became one with the burm on the left of the picture.
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3931.jpg)
Finally in the canyon bottom!
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3944.jpg)
Biggest hill climb of the day.
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3956.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3958.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3974.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3976.jpg)
More fun!
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3982.jpg)
A lot of the canyon bottom was like this. Narrow and rocky. These areas nerf bars might not survive...
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3983.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3984.jpg)
Bull Springs if you need to top of your water bottles with some fresh, ice cold ground water! mmm!
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_3990.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_4008.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_4009.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_4016.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_4019.jpg)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/coatimundi01/Chimney%20Rock%20Complete%20Trail%201-8-12/IMG_4045.jpg)
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Title: Re: Chimney Rock all the way through pre-run 1-8-12
Post by: 11Pro4X on January 09, 2012, 04:58:22 PM
Very nice pics!  Can't wait to do that hill climb!
Title: Re: Chimney Rock all the way through pre-run 1-8-12
Post by: 08PRO4x on January 10, 2012, 11:29:14 AM
This looks like a jolly good time. ;D