they have 3 (i think) free GREAT meals included with registration, plus a goodie bag of "stuff" you get at registration.
Great scenery, good people and great trails – almost all trails are good for a stock FJ.
Best part (to me) is the drawing for "stuff". Lots of vendors show up with bumpers, tires, skid plates, lifts, shocks, roof racks … lots of stuff. Some of which they give away at the drawing (Saturday night I think). You can buy raffle tickets when you register on line and then by more at the run. they sell tickets every day.
There are also presentations – how to use a winch, how to get unstuck, how to stay safe off road etc.
Most will agree with Lmmmmm's comment about any/all trails but PG.
Clarification: Even PG can be done stock (I did), but it is the one trail out of the bunch that actually has a few obstacles that are more likely to result in damage in a stock configuration, and most people are better-off having skid plates, lift and better tires. Not to say that will always do the trick either, because you must also know how to properly and effectively operate the vehicle and have a good spotter :bigthumb:
It sort of comes down to your experience level with off-roading in rock-crawling situations in general, and your comfort level with trying new and unfamiliar things.
If you're on-the-fence, I suggest watching some of the videos of FJ Cruisers going up the 'Winch Wall' on Poughkeepsie Gulch (one of mine and then others on YouTube), to get an idea of what it's like. Not that you can ever get the full perspective of what an obstacle is like in a video, but it can help give you a sense of it to see the different lines people try, see people spotting, etc.
The good (best) part about the Summit is the fact that, with so many great folks all gathered in the same place, for the same reason, there's usually someone there to help if/when a lesser experienced member needs a little assistance. :cheers:
Hey Racerchef, the Summit is amazing, whichever trails you run. And the views from the less challenging trails are still amazing. You'll meet tons of amazing folks, have an amazing time, and if you're a bit lucky at the raffle, walk away with an amazing prize or two. I went last year and had an amazing time. Did I mention that I think the Summit is pretty amazing? :bigthumb:
I just realized it's my birthday, and I can get the Friday off, maybe even Thursday, if I'm lucky. With new job and relocating I did not think I would go, but now I am having second thoughts :)
I'd take your registration, plus hotel room, if decent :clap:
Did anyone snap a picture of the mud slide across 550 from the monsoon? We reluctantly drove across it as it was coming down but didn't think about getting a picture... I remember seeing one on a cell phone but can't recall who it was.
Thought I would share a couple of the winch wall videos with the forum.
Please post up more pics and vids if you were on the run.
Big thanks to Sean at Pandora for the excellent spotting again this year!
me (bc_indiana) with 3" lift
and Dan (rdplemons) in his stock no lift FJ...made it look...