Last weekend Etti and I headed up to Hurricane, UT for Winter on the Rocks. I absolutely love this area and may even like it more than Moab. We started out wheeling on Friday on Milts Mile, a 3-3.5 trail with a bunch of fun obstacles. The group was large but we had a good time catching up with friends and checking out our friends sonís new crawler.
Ric built his 13 yr old son a hydrostatic crawler and this was its maiden voyage. It worked great and his son Hunter is getting good behind the wheel. It does hurt that the buggy just crawled everything. The rig is built around a Toro lawnmower hydrostatic drive system installed in a cut down 1st Gen Toyota pickup. They got it together at 3AM the night before the run, so its still a work in progress, but made it the entire weekend with only minor breakage.
After spending the day on Milts, I dropped Etti off and headed back for a night run. WOW Ė was I out of my comfort zone. We wheeled Fault line to Johnís Trail Play area to Sliplock Gulch. It turned out I was running with mostly locals or at least people whoíd run these trails many times. I had either only done them once or not at all. And most of them were built a lot more than me and didnít mind body damage. Anyway, I made it through the night, but I was puckered the entire time. No pics though.