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Old January 8th, 2012, 20:07
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Hanging Tree trail New Years Day

Nobody posted anything about this run yet so I though what the heck..

A few of us headed down on New Years Day to run the Hanging Tree Trail, nothing like wheeling up a Frozen River in the middle of winter. It was an epic trip, one of my favorites. We ended up with 6 rigs out there, other than a broken D30 shaft that we replaced on the trail, I destroyed the sidewall on my front left tire, dented my roof and broke the windshield some more things went great.

I think we made it somewhere between 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the trail, Not sure exactly though. Basically we made it to the point it was pretty much impassable.

Here is Where we ended....



We opted to go under this tree instead of around, it was a tight squeeze as in the tree was shorter than our roofs.




On the way back out I kept sliding left where it was even shorter, it dented the roof and broke the wind shield. I tried it once more and as the tree pushed down on the Jeep there was a stick about 1-1/2 around pushing against the side wall of the tire... it went through the sidewall of the drivers front tire...




ALL IN ALL AN AWESOME TRIP! I CANT WAIT TO GET BACK!




My brother doing burnouts in the snow.





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Old January 8th, 2012, 20:07
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Re: Hanging Tree trail New Years Day





All my pics are here... http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...20Day/?start=0
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Old January 8th, 2012, 20:19
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Re: Hanging Tree trail New Years Day

i kinda wanna go back and do that again before it thaws
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Old January 10th, 2012, 16:33
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i kinda wanna go back and do that again before it thaws
I gotta get some tires first... but then i'd be down!!

Maybe next time we can make it even more interesting and try to get around the 15' frozen waterfall. You can go first.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 17:40
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Re: Hanging Tree trail New Years Day

That looks like fun! Carl and I ran Chainsaw out by Delta in conditions like that. It was awesome. You should be able to winch up that waterfall, right? You might want to winch back down it on the way out though...
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Old January 12th, 2012, 17:54
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Re: Hanging Tree trail New Years Day

The biggest problem was getting around the BIG waterfall... in this picture you can see at the top right corner there is a path just wide enough for your Jeep, but it was iced over, so if you were to slide over just a couple feet you would be off the edge. If we had gotten around that the smaller iced over waterfall we could have winched.



We hit the trail around 9 and it was almost 4 when we got to this point, so it was time to head out before dark anyway. What took us 6 hours to climb, only took an hour to drive out. Uphill on the ice = 6 hours, downhill on the ice = 1 hr.

Here is Jeff on the first waterfall...


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i kinda wanna go back and do that again before it thaws
Im welding the rear of mine this thursday, so ill be mostly ready.
 


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