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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default Loose Rock Falls/ Red Rock, SoCal

This is a trail a fellow wheeler over at TTORA mentioned a few months back. I couldn't believe a trail like this existed, in my own backyard, that I didn't know about. So I asked where, he said "South of Last Chance", pretty vague, but after a few scouting trips with my boys, we found it. BTW, I made up that name, I don't know the real name, he called it 19th Pole Cnyn but didn't explain why, so I called it Loose Rock Falls because that's what you get.

A total of 5 falls, each with it's own unique challenge. Made fall 1 & 2 without much issue. The trail from #2 to #3 is pretty tuff & very tight in a few spots. At fall #3 we realized my ATRAC wasn't working & after countless attempts & lines, I elected to take the bypass. Made fall #4 without ATRAC. At fall #5 I turned off the 4R knowing it would take time to get my brother up, if at all. I was told F/R lockers, plus a winch, would most likely be required. We are a pretty determined group. Only 15 small/medium rocks on the driver side & 1 big on the passenger, got my bro up. It sounds like a lot, but if/when you see it, it wasn't. I took the strap right away & realized later that ATRAC had cooled off & was working again. I got a little tug but am confident the 4R would have made it unassisted. I thought I made it alone, but was informed that pressure was applied to the line. Maybe next time. Cptn Ron took the strap too, but I was only pulling the line with my hands to keep the line clear.

It was my fathers Bday & he was ready to wheel, so we took the day off & went to uncharted(for us) trails in Red Rock Cnyn. This was definitely the most difficult trail I have completed. The pics:

Fall #1.






Fall #2




The tight spot before Fall #3








Fall #3, which I didn't make.


Fall #4 made, but no pics, Dads not too savvy with the camera.




Fall #5, the deal breaker!!












A late, but very good BBQ lunch after completing this trail. We were very glad to have made it.


We removed every single rock placed to complete Fall #5, so at our next Randsburg run, we can have some fun for those interested.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:40 PM   #2
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I did aquire a bit of rock rash, so this is definitely not for the faint of heart. We also found some interesting canyons while trying to find the most direct trail to the Hwy, which I might explore when temps cool off some more.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:26 PM   #3
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awesome pics as usual. glad to see somebody wheeling the hell out of their 4runner.
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Man looks like you are having fun with your 4Runner!!! You are definitely getting a lot of seat time in it.

I can't wait to start this years rematch from trails not completed last year, and yes Jawbone/Randsburgis on the list with Big Bear.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:42 AM   #5
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As gnarly as ever, thanks for sharing.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 12:34 PM   #6
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Fall #5, the deal breaker!!

Falls #5 - "Deal Breaker" - perfect name!

Man you really are getting offroad a lot. Props to you.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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Looks like a great time Jason. I'd love to get only half as often as you do. Guess I'm envious, having to spending all my time at work and home right now.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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Work definitely keeps me busy too, but my boys are only 2, so no sports/boy scouts/school, that makes it easier I'm sure. My wife practically kicks me out the door to get a break from her full time mommy job. It's a great program for now, just hope it lasts untill all the mods are complete!
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