Gerry drive the Jeep most of the way so I could jump out and take (some) photos and (mostly) videos. There are lots of videos on this page so it make take a while to load... The first climb was relatively easy - a few ruts to contend with... Jim showing the Disco's traction control :YouTubePre:jn0s-0ip-lw:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:5of7KXk2XRs:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:FWjhzqPmWDQ:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:69m8UAHPomg:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:EEjh5_e-_WM:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:ca-SuX6Fi7w:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:XdkLiHoGaIQ:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:CJGYusLEiew:YouTubePost: Next up was a small water crossing on the main Powerlines track. :YouTubePre:xoYwSxT8OcY:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:B25T3P47RWg:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:wBhxMfFURIY:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:hmF6rFBied0:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:bJBlYHomfFQ:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:AqxEzsNOyHw:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:j0VuiZyHbog:YouTubePost: A few videos of the group going through some easy ruts :YouTubePre:sqiIJSQt2uQ:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:wnBTM6OrmbM:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:Q_YKVfriR8g:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:5xgSS_OdB9M:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:4yfTb6qoJy4:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:jgubBFRQ0fg:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:QtuHwXVhUZg:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:EPsIBToq4pw:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:8WQvX4iEV5o:YouTubePost: On the other side of the descent a very short but rutted climb. There was a rock about halfway up that made things slightly tricky if you weren't carrying enough momentum. :YouTubePre:m8xkE-YWGf0:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:Z8pCG8HWHXc:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:YXRK8Wj_UQM:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:Oz_rnAPDPy4:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:CSc9pqNViLU:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:N-s6XYsgg0U:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:5DFATr_TUTE:YouTubePost: And there was a bigger hole just past the climb... :YouTubePre:bjYX8gx5Zc0:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:rLpD_1O4qps:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:DBDfclm0RFc:YouTubePost: A little further on there is a challening descent - a large rut in the middle that you really don't want to slip into. It requires a fair amount of control and trust in the person guiding you down becaue you can't see where the hill goes. Luckily it wasn't slippery - in the wet this can be treachorous. Gerry brings the Jeep down the hill :YouTubePre:7jc3L7tAjig:YouTubePost: Jim showing no fear :YouTubePre:zaMQrlJxCLU:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:Y69f4jdfWK4:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:M92uzBYdGPg:YouTubePost: After that is a small bowl to play in. There are easy ways out, harder ways out and then there is the really difficult bit... Jim takes the difficult line and has a bit of a scrape :YouTubePre:ykv1273z70w:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:FTf4czPOnvo:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:OegC0PCdBQc:YouTubePost: Is there anything a V8 can't solve? :YouTubePre:0DEB610ot5Q:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:kJDJ4hIJZX4:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:uM_ajXX9Gd8:YouTubePost: We think this is where the aux fuel tank sprung a leak. Whoops. Further on is a tricky party of the track - big holes with a big rock on one side that you don't want to slide into. :YouTubePre:TApxjmP2Luw:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:dUFIas6dom0:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:XywU2T_7lD8:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:2N2fl_MWapQ:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:7JyOen5AtMU:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:AnnHXmhWPbg:YouTubePost: Sparky showing how his traction control works and doing a sidestep in at the same time :YouTubePre:iF3xdLzuZeg:YouTubePost: Finally, a climb up the fenceline. Gerry took the hard line (to the right of where the videos go) but the left-hand side is more comforting when you're looking up the hill. :YouTubePre:NLuyAh2iL7E:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:1qNNA_0NeC8:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:F8_6LJsSIdc:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:K3J-bj5-_v8:YouTubePost: The boys in the Surf choose a good line :YouTubePre:Yjy07WUM1Eo:YouTubePost: :YouTubePre:yYA3e4DG_DQ:YouTubePost: Thanks to everyone for coming out - I had a good time even though it wasn't too tricky out there... " />
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Powerlines Trip

Again, off to the powerlines. I hadn't been out in quit some time so it isn't like this is a monthly destination or anything. This time our main purpose was to let Jim test out his new Discovery 3. I let Gerry drive the Jeep most of the way so I could jump out and take (some) photos and (mostly) videos. There are lots of videos on this page so it make take a while to load... The first climb was relatively easy - a few ruts to contend with...

Jim showing the Disco's traction control





























Next up was a small water crossing on the main Powerlines track.



























A few videos of the group going through some easy ruts



































On the other side of the descent a very short but rutted climb. There was a rock about halfway up that made things slightly tricky if you weren't carrying enough momentum.



























And there was a bigger hole just past the climb...











A little further on there is a challening descent - a large rut in the middle that you really don't want to slip into. It requires a fair amount of control and trust in the person guiding you down becaue you can't see where the hill goes. Luckily it wasn't slippery - in the wet this can be treachorous.

Gerry brings the Jeep down the hill



Jim showing no fear









After that is a small bowl to play in. There are easy ways out, harder ways out and then there is the really difficult bit...

Jim takes the difficult line and has a bit of a scrape











Is there anything a V8 can't solve?









We think this is where the aux fuel tank sprung a leak. Whoops. Further on is a tricky party of the track - big holes with a big rock on one side that you don't want to slide into.

























Sparky showing how his traction control works and doing a sidestep in at the same time

Finally, a climb up the fenceline. Gerry took the hard line (to the right of where the videos go) but the left-hand side is more comforting when you're looking up the hill.

















The boys in the Surf choose a good line





Thanks to everyone for coming out - I had a good time even though it wasn't too tricky out there...
Posted: December 20, 2008 @ 00:00
Modified: March 30, 2014 @ 17:16
Tags: 4WD Trip
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