Just got back from Sand Lake last night. Damn, what a blast!!! No pictures though
My Jeep has NEVER been so damn trashed!
Obviously it's got TONS of sand in it. That's a given when you goto a place called "Sand Lake". But I also TOTALLED my soft top.
Sand Lake has a bunch of back trails through the woods. But they're really just meant for ATVs and bikes. Well my YJ's small enough to fit through most of them. But not the last one I went through.
That last one was a b*tch! I fit through it without a single scrape, scratch, snag, or bump. Then I came to find it led to nice little dead end that involved a really cool 12pt turn.
So I started on my way back out, but it looked ALOT smaller then when I originally went through. The biggest challenge was getting my Jeep between this nice big 'ole tree and the stump/hill on the other side.
After a few tries at going through, I decided to get out of my Jeep and check my aproach. Just then a few ATVs came rolling up. Damn, they were impressed! They seriously didn't believe I made it through the way I showed them. And they wouldn't believe me that I did it without a scratch.
So they helped me out, but my soft top just didn't want to leave. I think it liked the tree it was rubbing against and decided to hold on. Same with the soft top frame. The soft top frame seemed to like the tree a bit more though since it ripped through the top to get to the tree.
Needless to say, my soft top is totalled. But I have a nice new skylight. And the one arm that connects to the windshield hangs freely. That's a bonus. Funny thing is the girl I went with was worried the arm would fall onto her driving back. I said "no" and two seconds later a piece fell onto her[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
The moral of the story? Don't force yourself into a tight hole and expect not to get a few scratches, snags, bumps, and jolots[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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