I made it back from Moab today. I only made it to Hel1's Revenge. I towed my 4 Wheeler down for the Fallen Officer Ride. I had planned on hitting Fins and Things today after the ride, but my Grizzly failed me. After an hour of getting towed out, I loaded the Grizzly and just came home.
(Mod, your filter won't let me say ****'s Revenge. LOL)
Hel1's Revenge was different though, the Trailhawk was amazing. I went with some friends and co-workers who took their side by sides. We didn't end up taking the last loop because it was getting late (Friday) and some ugly rain clouds were moving in. Still had a lot of fun though and took the Jeep places I never thought I would. In the end, I scratched the skid plates several times, high centered once (which it pulled its self over without hesitating), had a tire off the ground many times, but not a scratch to the plastics or paint.
I plan on heading back to do Fins and Elephant Hill someday.
Most of the pictures were taken from inside the Jeep by my wife. A few from my friend who was helping guide me in a few blind obstacles. We received many strange looks from other Jeepers, a couple shaking their heads, and a few thumbs up. Not a single negative comment though.
A few of the guys I was with, who also have Wranglers, were impressed with how easy the TH climbed the slick rock and how much low range it had. Still not as much low range as theirs, but more than they thought the TH could have. I only dropped the tire pressure to 30, I never needed more grip so I left it there.
I used Rock mode, 4 low and rear lockers when I needed to climb the slick rock. Only one time did I have the front wheels spin, and only about one rotation before they grabbed and pulled me the rest of the way up.
The initial climb.
This section was actually the hardest as far as ground clearance went, I hit the skid plates a few times in and on the way back out. It was worse than the pictures look.
I think they were expecting me to fail, or at least spin my tires trying to get up.
Not going to lie, this scared the crap out of me. It feels like you're going straight up.
And when I saw the lip at the top, I just knew the Jeep was going to flip over backwards and I was going to plummet to my death a hundred feet below. Instead the TH just went right over it without a bark, spin or complaint.
Just some scenery...
This was my view at the bottom of the next hill.
My view as I approached the top.
I actually saw this view a lot....