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Holy Cross Trail - CO
Wow, what a trip! I am a relatively new jeep owner, and am continuaously amazed at what my vehicle will accomplish. And I think I now have it figured out. Find a club, join it , and wheel your vehicle. With a good group of guys (re: spotters) and some ground clearance you have a very capable vehicle. Not to say that I don't want beefy axles and V-8 power, but I know now that I was spending too much time worrying about the equipment I didn't have, and not enough time learning to drive what I did have. With 2.73 gears and only a trac-loc in the rear, I drove Holy Cross cleanly, not winching or strapping once. O.K., the granny low (T_18) helped, along with some expert spotting (thanks guys).
Holy Cross is considered a very difficult trail, located near Vail, CO. It is an absolutely beautiful setting, with perfect weather and the Aspen turning, you just couldn't ask for more. The trail is 3.8 miles long and it took our party of six vehicles 8 and a half hours to get up and down. If you ever get a chance, this is a "must do" trail. A big thanks to the Big Horn Jeep club for all their hard work keeping the trail maintained and open. Can't wait to go back! Hopefully will have pics developed soon.
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