Could it be that we are back on Hell’s Revenge again? Well, it seems like everytime there’s a Jeeping visitor to Moab, we end up getting this as a trail request. According to my log book, this is #10 on Hell’s for me this year. But, who can beat the scenery? the friendship? the obstacles? Wonderful!
Hell’s is starting to get a little crowded again as it does in certain months of the year. Lots of bicycles, Jeeps, Hummer tours, etc. but that’s okay as we could show off at all the usual fun spots.
Here’s the group at the overlook. 9 rigs is a pretty good number. I had my Dad and my god-father visiting, as well as my first cousin. They were all having a blast.
After the overlook, it’s off to Hell’s Gate. I hope that I always respect this obstacle, it has never failed to increase my pulse rate and I think about Gene’s roll-over and wonder……is today my day?
Not today, everyone came through just fine. Rick made his first go without a spotter and you could see him “feeling” his way through the obstacle.
Next it was up to the hot-tub section. Most went through the dry car wash.
Then the group took a loooooonnnnnnggggg look at the big hot tub. In fact Ber pulled out one of his tools, this time it was one that measures the angles like an inclinometer. He took various measurements along the tubs walls and some sections measured in excess of 55 degrees. This is a big, long obstacle but the more the guys look at it, I’m sure someone will give it a go at some point. SCARY!
After reluctantly leaving the Big tub, it was off to Mickey’s and one the group is more comfortable with.
Quite a few went through today while others watched. Yes Rick, yours truly did the Chicken Dance……watched and took pictures.
Next is the Escalator…….Jim shows the way and is quickly followed by Gary Lee and Rick. Folks watching at the top were starting to wonder what the big deal is on this obstacle. Well, Susan showed us what happens when you get slightly off line…….
Oh well, a good poser shot and a big thumbs up. After the Widowmaker incident, this is no big deal.
After tip-over we went the long way towards Rubble Trouble and see Over E-Z climbing up the fin with a new driver.
It’s my god-father Howard. He’s a retired oncologist and is really enjoying learning the art of rock-crawling. Watch out Jeff or you’ll be building yet another Sammy!
We made it to the end of the trail and found how Jeff really ”builds” those Samurai’s! I think Drtsqrl has his sights set on Wmndrvr!! Another Happy Ending!
See ya on the trail.