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I just now saw the 4WD and Sport Utility article that JR posted. That is so very cool! Thanks JR!

It is interesting that they list Aftershock as "Moderate". :D Maybe it was, compared to Sledgehammer, in 1994.
 

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down in the wash before the current entrance. all those rocks that we are climbing over, especially that really cool big one that flexes out your rear something crazy, they are all now buried in sand from koh traffic and big motors.
We used to consider that lower section as part of the trail! Here is a pic of that lower section (back in 2008 I think). Its pretty much gone now.


 
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Great story.... Very true.... We moved so many rocks, we actually made the trail too easy! I thought Chuck was crazy.... Who would want to drive a Jeep up a damn gully to the top of a ridge that went nowhere? Most trails were ON ridges rather than going UP a gully.... Sledge Hammer got its name from Chuck Shaner and Gary Brown as they were building the the trail with a group of Victor Valley Four Wheelers. As Gary was driving his Cherokee up the trail with spotting by Chuck, Gary slipped off a rock and dented the heck out of his beautiful, rather new Cherokee. He stepped out of the Jeep to survey the damage and stated: "nothing a sledge hammer wont fix!" The name stuck.
 

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Important to keep this thread alive!!!!

Some newer trails not mentioned that are currently used a great deal;


"OFF YOUR ROCKER"
opened in 2013 by Socal Mark.
Currently getting a great deal of use. Was formerly a difficult trail, but over the last 4 years a great deal of rock stacking, boulder removal, and bypasses has made it a moderate trail (except the waterfall).

"DEAD BLOW"
opened in 2017 by Scotty Cunningham.
Slowly becoming of favorite of the buggy crowd as the other trails in the area are becoming easier. Definitely a difficult trail that keeps the "lessor rigs" away.
 

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We broke a new trail KOH week towards the end of FOL- after the exit OF FOL hook left over the hill and go into the canyon is takes you in. There are about 3 gnarly drops, then it puts in on the flat just past the entrance to FOL. Trail is called Full of shit-- It was a shit show, but fun.

ENTRANCE FROM FOL- 34*22'56.00"N- 116*27'58.19W
ENTRANCE FROM BOTTOM- 34*23'2.62N- 116*27'45.57"W
 

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Important to keep this thread alive!!!!

Some newer trails not mentioned that are currently used a great deal;


"OFF YOUR ROCKER"
opened in 2013 by Socal Mark.
Currently getting a great deal of use. Was formerly a difficult trail, but over the last 4 years a great deal of rock stacking, boulder removal, and bypasses has made it a moderate trail (except the waterfall).

"DEAD BLOW"
opened in 2017 by Scotty Cunningham.
Slowly becoming of favorite of the buggy crowd as the other trails in the area are becoming easier. Definitely a difficult trail that keeps the "lessor rigs" away.
Off your rocker was not Me. Not sure who cut that one.

Bloody Mary, Dead Blow, BAll Peen, and Hwy 55.

"Dead Blow" was Scotty /Adictided Offroad and Myself in are 2 rigs last year.
( I was saving that canyon for years till someone would go up it with me)

"Hwy 55" was also cut By me and my son for Eddie His Race number was 55.
RIP Old friend.


Mark Underwood
 

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Off your rocker was not Me. Not sure who cut that one.

Bloody Mary, Dead Blow, BAll Peen, and Hwy 55.

"Dead Blow" was Scotty /Adictided Offroad and Myself in are 2 rigs last year.
( I was saving that canyon for years till someone would go up it with me)

"Hwy 55" was also cut By me and my son for Eddie His Race number was 55.
RIP Old friend.


Mark Underwood
Wish I could find Bloody Mary and some of those other trails (I have the worst sense of direction in the world). The pics look fantastic.
 
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