I know he's at lesat done the following BoH trails out West in the KL.
1. Elephant Hill
2. Fins and Things
3. Hole in the Rock
4. ****'s Revenge
5. Ophir Pass
6. Black Bear Pass
7. Imogene Pass
8. Engineer Pass
I have traversed each of these 8 trails in the Cherokee Trailhawk. Here is a quick summation of my experience.
1. I did this prior to getting the MFC lift. It is doable in an un-lifted KL, but lifted would make it so much easier. I did have rock sliders and used those repeatedly. Lots of dings and scrapes on the sliders. You will need to take it carefully and pick your lines well. I did get a sidewall puncture on the climb back out. That was with OEM Firestone Destinations. I would like to do it again now lifted and with BFG KO2's.
2. I also did Fins & Things before being lifted. Again, it was doable in an un-lifted KL. I again hit down on the rock sliders frequently. The beginning half of F&T is easier than the second half. Both halves combined together make a good half day run. There is a paved road the crosses and divides both halves.
3. Hole in the Rock "Trail," the Badge of Honor trail, is much more difficult than the Hole in the Rock "Road" which is not a BOH and doable in a high clearance 2x2. The "road" is on the west side of Lake Powell. The BOH "trail" is on the east side of Lake Powell. Hole in the Rock Trail is the most challenging and difficult of any of the eight BOH's I have done. Yes, much more difficult than Black Bear Pass. I needed, ie a winch line, on several of the obstacles. Some of the named ones include, "Twister," "the Chute," "Grey's Mesa" to name a few. Go with a buddy on this one. If you break down, or get stranded while being alone, it can be upwards of a 35 miles walk just to get back to pavement, then a good 70 highway miles back to Moab. Don't underestimate this one. It is hard! And it is time consuming. Two full days to do it. Three would be better. Its a 70 mile round trip of slow crawling.
4. H's Revenge is very doable in a lifted KL. I did, however, go past many of the more difficult named obstacles on the go-arounds. Those would be named obstacles like, "Mickey's Hot Tub, the Escalator and Tip Over Hill. The "go around" route is referred to as "the Tip Toe Route." You hit most of the entire trail, and do many obstacles. You just by pass the super challenging Easter Safari challenges. It is a very fun trail. H's Revenge rates up there as one of, if not the most, favorite trail I have done. The views are great. Just for fun, there is a Youtube video out there of some guy going over H's Revenge in a white Ford Crown Victoria.....
5. Ophir Pass is very doable in an un-lifted KL. It is easier going the east to west direction verses the other way around. I've done it both directions in the KL. Near the top, there are some loose shale depressions that are challenging in the west to east direction; but still very doable. If you are in the area, this is a BOH that should not be missed.
6. This one is a challenge; I did it with the MFC lift and it was very necessary. I have heard of a few others doing it in a KL without the lift, but it is much less taxing on you to have the lift. Doing it in good weather is also desirable as the loose shale rock on the section called the "steps" is scary enough in dry conditions. People have lost their lives on this trail. Its not to be taken lightly. However, by taking your time and thinking through your lines, it is fun and doable. Tough sections begin after crossing over the pass itself. There are some high ledges to negotiate before the "steps." The steps are steep, on a narrow shelf, and will get your attention. Take it slow. After the steps are the switchbacks. The first two are the most challenging. Having a spotter is very helpful. It will take a many point turn to get around them. As you descend, the switchbacks get easier and easier. Stop at the Bridal Veil Falls, both at the top and at the bottom for some nice views.
7. I would definitely recommend doing Imogene Pass staring from Telluride to Ouray. It will be extremely difficult doing it the other direction. After crossing over the pass, the immediately descend down toward Ouray has some very challenging steps and depressions that were slow and challenging heading down. It would be tough doing them uphill, which the Ouray to Telluride direction would require of you. Lots of ruins and things to explore on this trail. Its also rather long compared to the other three Telluride area BOH's I've done. Its also one of the highest (elevation wise) trails in the state of Colorado.
8. We did Engineer Pass in a September snow storm. It didn't impeded us per se, but it did effect the view from the top. Several other passes were encountered by us on the way just to get to Engineer; making in a nice full day trip. We left US Hwy 550 and when up Corkscrew Gulch, over Hurricane and California Passes to the ghost town of Animas Forks. There is where the run up Engineer Pass actually began. This one was not too difficult. You could do this one in an un-lifted KL without too much trouble. The shelf road near the top gets narrow and is hard to pass other vehicles. Still, this one is not too bad.
I am heading to San Diego to celebrate a wedding anniversary in January. We are taking the Cherokee and will hit two more Badge of Honors on the way back to Salt Lake. Those will be Pinyon Mountain in southern Cal and Schnebly Hill in Arizona. That will make 10 in all.