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Author Topic: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail  (Read 28816 times)

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Offline FirstXRS (Zac)

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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2015, 08:34:16 PM »
Now THAT is an adventure!

Well see now I didn't bring my daughters insulin or blood sugar reader.

Guarantee you'll never forget it again now, going anywhere.  :)
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2015, 09:28:00 AM »
Ditto

Damn I bet you have a lot of lessons learn from this experience. I'm so glad everything worked out that can be scary with Kids that young. see another reason why the guys at AZXC rock!!!!!

on the lighter side you now have a pretty good pic for Got Mud tread.
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2015, 10:08:26 AM »
Glad you and everyone there were ok and made it home safely. You still sleeping on the couch, or have you been forgiven yet?  ;)

Another recovery tale in a long and historied book of AZXC helping one another..
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2015, 06:43:59 PM »
Kyle was just about through the trail, a guesstimate is a little over 1/2 way done. He was stuck in a really bad spot. The area was in a little gully near the end of a wash that was just clay. As soon as I stepped from the mud to the sticky clay it was sticking to everything. I had to drive up a little hill out of the gully to get a good snatch. Here is a picture from the top when I first arrived. It was a smooth recovery and I am just glad I could help out.

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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2015, 08:57:00 AM »
Looking at that, I'm reminded of a video I saw recently.. Dude was axle deep in muck, and strapped a log to a tire along the side. Used a rope to thread between the wheel spokes securing the log. As the wheel turned, the log (much larger/longer than the tire and wheel) dug in and picked up the vehicle, propelling it one turn at a time. Very primitive, but effective method when deep in it, and alone.
Something like this- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mqQEO-YIxw
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2015, 08:28:08 PM »
Looking at that, I'm reminded of a video I saw recently.. Dude was axle deep in muck, and strapped a log to a tire along the side. Used a rope to thread between the wheel spokes securing the log. As the wheel turned, the log (much larger/longer than the tire and wheel) dug in and picked up the vehicle, propelling it one turn at a time. Very primitive, but effective method when deep in it, and alone.
Something like this- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mqQEO-YIxw

Thats awesome, I may have to try that someday for fun. Im not sure if our gnarly AZ desert wood will clear my fenders but definitely worth a shot.

From my experience and in good conscious, I do not consider this a stocker alone 2WD friendly Xterra/Frontier trail. Too many places on this trail where things could go sideways real quick. Lots of dips where you could get hung up very easily. Not to mention the sketchy cell phone reception on most of the trail once you pass the windmill. Theres many other great 2WD/4WD stocker friendly trails to try, Cochran Rd, 7 Springs or Bloody Basin Rd to Sheeps Bridge, Schnebly hill Rd etc. These other trails offer some fantastic views and camp/picnic areas with very little risk besides tire damage. I take my friends in their stock 2wd vehicles on them all of the time with no problems. Kyle's and Chantel's situation was simply bad luck. I have seen literally dozens of built vehicles stuck on very minor obstacles over the years. It can happen to anyone if the stars align for you on that day. I have a ton of my own BSF stories better left for the camp fire after the kids have gone to bed. It has happened to all of us if you wheel enough.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 05:15:12 PM by Chuy »
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2015, 09:08:53 AM »
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not sure if our gnarly AZ desert wood will clear my fenders but definitely worth a shot.
Showed the video to a coworker and he brought up the same point. I said in that situation, maybe a bundle of sticks/leaves/rocks, a fluids can, anything to provide clearance for the wood from the fenders would be acceptable..

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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2015, 12:19:33 AM »
Testify.  8)

Too many to count that I am too embarrassed to post online.
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2015, 08:13:15 AM »
Haha Chuy, not you in particular.. I meant your statement of it can happen to anyone is gospel. Even a driver in a built vehicle w/ unearthly skills handed down from G-D like myself (  ;)  ) gets stuck every so often..
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2015, 10:35:47 AM »
Chuy and DBAX are the picture and videos you posted from Big Horn Mountain and Hummngbird  Springs areas?
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2015, 10:39:53 AM »
My video certainly is not. I think it's a farmer somewhere in Bulgaria..  :)
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2015, 01:46:44 PM »
Chuy and DBAX are the picture and videos you posted from Big Horn Mountain and Hummngbird  Springs areas?

Only the night picture where Kyle was stuck. The others are pictures of some other easy trails around the state. 
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2015, 08:42:40 AM »
Chuy and DBAX are the picture and videos you posted from Big Horn Mountain and Hummngbird  Springs areas?

Only the night picture where Kyle was stuck. The others are pictures of some other easy trails around the state. 

Let's try not to confuse people. Some one, or no one, may some day look at this for trail info and see the pics posted and wonder where the heck.
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Re: Big Horn Mountain / Hummingbird Springs Wilderness Area Trail
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2015, 07:22:49 PM »
Let's try not to confuse people. Some one, or no one, may some day look at this for trail info and see the pics posted and wonder where the heck.

No problem Rob, I removed them. I just realized this wasn't a general discussion thread and an actual trail info thread.
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