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Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20

Posted By: off-roader

Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/15/11 07:18 PM

I know some of you in California don't regularly check out the CA/NV forum so I thought I ought to mention that we've got a trip planned for this weekend.

We plan on running NW Nevada (see area where waypoints are located below).

We won't be visiting all the waypoints but will check out a few of them. Being that it's getting cold now, we will be staying in hotels/motels in Fernley NV ~40 miles east of Reno.

The general area we'll be at is in Yellow.
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The various waypoints from a recent 4x4 event there (we'll be going to certain ones).
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Contact Bruno (AKA Chief) or myself if you're interested in going or just post up in the Trip Thread in the CA/NV forum. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/15/11 11:44 PM

Nevada Trophy redux.
Good luck. Some of those are fun. Especially if you find some snow. Guess I've visited quite a few of those.
Posted By: off-roader

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/15/11 11:48 PM

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Nevada Trophy redux.
Good luck. Some of those are fun. Especially if you find some snow. Guess I've visited quite a few of those.


Yes it is. Bruno's been trying to get us to join the event. I'm definitely game but unfortunately it usually competes with many other activities and my limited time off. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I'm definitely game to check out the area though. May be a good place to run in the spring & early summer as well. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/16/11 12:04 AM

some of those you'd be gaining 2000+ of elevation definitely will see some snow. Too bad it's pretty much day's drive for me each way.
Posted By: Clem1

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/21/11 05:11 AM

How was the trip? Wind, rain, snow, mud...all of the above? It would be great if you posted some pictures. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Clem
Posted By: off-roader

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/21/11 06:06 PM

Pictures (some) are up in a Picture thread for the trip in the CA/NV forum. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: off-roader

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/28/11 10:40 PM

Video with lots of obstacle conquering action added. Click here for the thread.

Mostly this trip was about traction or the lack thereof. Because of the incline, there was certainly a sufficient amount of pucker factor for all.
Posted By: justice

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 03:59 AM

Your "Tread Lightly" membership is hereby revoked <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Grasscat

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 05:05 AM

Yeah, what Justice said. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: off-roader

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 07:53 AM

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Posted By: justice

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 05:34 PM

Seriously though, looked like lots of fun. Reminds me of the Mohave road trip we did in the snow a few Decembers ago with Dirtdriver. I miss the desert already. The snow and muck can make an "Easy" trail a lot more tricky. Good to see the gen 3 out there..How did it do? Did it have the hybrid LSD?
Posted By: off-roader

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 06:09 PM

Yeah the snow and mud added unexpected pucker factor when coupled with off camber trails. The all terrain tires everyone but myself had also ratcheted up the challenge. Even my mud terrains were challenged in many spots.

The Gen III was stock except for the aftermarket tires & yes Justice it did have the hybrid LSD. Alex Kogan mentioned in the CA/NV trip thread that it was nice to see the Hybrid LSD in action but I'm not sure what part of the video he was referring to. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: spencevans

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 07:30 PM

It looked like a lot of fun. I am surprised how little flex the G-Wagen had. It seemed like the Gen III Montero did a better job keeping its wheels on the ground.
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/29/11 07:45 PM

Purely IMHO but storming that first major rut is one good example, from like 5:10 in video. Generally wheel spin is very even between both wheels. Even when it get stuck in a rut 5:20 on attempts to go forward are in vain, left front wheel obviously spins but lower right does receive some momentum although with open diff usually top bank wheel would be just spinning. Then again on successful negotiation of that rut/hill both wheels spin pretty much the same speed.

BTW Bruno/others keep away from vehicles in 99% of cases human weight/strength won't make any difference if 5000lb vehicle starts to slide, tip, roll etc. Yet if person ends up on receiving side one can get hurt really bad. Stay off low side. You slip, it moves, broken leg, end of fun for everyone. Safety first.
Posted By: dadrab

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 11/30/11 04:01 PM

Looks like y'all had a helluva lot of fun.

That's a good thing. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Alex Kogan

Re: Trail run: North western Nevada above Reno area 11/19-11/20 - 04/07/12 12:49 AM

So guys Nevada Trophy 2012 coming up soon. You enjoyed your trip how about real deal?
http://www.offroadexperience.com/nvtr12info.htm
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