It was a long and extremely dusty ride to the trailhead this time. There was lots of traffic on Gold Camp Road and it kicked up a lot of dust. The road wasn't wet at all, and it just hung in the air. Still, it was worth it just to play on this trail.
We got to the Eagle Rock trailhead in time for an early lunch, so we decided to stop there first and then go to Saran Wrap. The little pond stretched all the way over the trail, and we had to cross through it. It was actually pretty deep, and when Don went through it first he wasn't sure how deep it was going to get. There were a couple of surprise rocks at the bottom, but no one had an issue.
After a great lunch in great weather, we headed over to Saran Wrap. The whoopdeedoos started out fun and slippery, and everyone had a good time from the very beginning.
The rocky hill was also a good time, and everyone took their own line. Everyone got tippy and had lots of flex, and both Robert and Pete got pretty good wheelstands, too. It was a good time.
It wasn't long at all before we found ourselves at the Low Road. Everyone took it, of course, with no one on the High Road.
Don was first, in his new, stock Jeep Rubicon. Because it was so low to the ground, he had to pick his lines very carefully. He tried to go the usual way up the start of the Low Road, but he just didn't have the traction or clearance. He ended up having to go off to the left side of the start.
When Don got to the top of the Low Road, he found a big rock right in the middle of it. That meant that he couldn't snake his way around and through the rocks -- if he did, he'd be high centered. He tried a few lines, and then finally went over a good portion of the huge rock on the left. He made it!
Robert was next, showing us some of that YJ flex in the beginning. He got tippy, but he breezed right through it. When he got to the top, he took even more of the big rock, looking awesome on his way to the top.
Pete was next, taking a line through the middle of the bottom of the Low Road. It meant he was less tippy, and it looked great. When he got to the top portion of the obstacle he rolled over every rock on his way through, making the whole thing look very easy.
Austin came up last, getting nice and tippy at the bottom portion. He walked right through it, though, and soon was at the top. He barely needed to flex his suspension as he went up and over the big rocks at the top of the obstacle.
Once we got past the Low Road we turned around to head back down and on to Eagle Rock. Everyone managed to escape hitting the big rock on the way down the Low Road, though Don slid sideways and barely missed it. Austin also had his share of scares, and practically laid his Jeep on its side in the obstacle. Those rocks always have some fun in store.
The way down was easy and quick, and soon we were on the Eagle Rock trail. Saran Wrap is short and sweet, and always a good time.
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