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I'm in! John Bull Trail 9am Saturday
 

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Nice, Thanks for the heads-up ColoradoCruiserDude - :bigthumb:

I'm registered for both days - Moderate Trails - 8am.

Should be a blast.

Thanks again...

:cheers:
 

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I've been waiting for something like this :)

Saturday 9:00AM Gold Mountain Trail

Sunday 9:00AM Holcomb Creek Trail

Now to look for a place to sleep :D
 

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I am in... May 10th (will stay longer) beginner trail at 9am
 

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registered for saturday 9am on the beginner trail on accident... i wanted the moderate one though. :(
Hey Dom, if they mean Gold Mountian as in 3N69 it is by no way a "beginner" trail unless your compairing it to John Bull. I just did that trail Saturday night and there are a few spots that require a good spoter for sure. I added a few "trail badges" to the factory skids, rock rails and rims. It is a fun trail and you will get to use all the toys on the FJ getting through it. It is in no way an easy fire road and way more challenging then something like Pilot Rock or Willow Creek, which if I remember, you almost rolled your rig on :jester:
 

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Come on. Am I going to be the only one from the Forum on John Bull? :flame:

Holcomb is a fun trail and I have no idea what it looks like now that the fire swept through and emergency equipment was in there. I heard it is easier than it has been in the past. Spotting is useful in Holcomb - if you're running Deep Creek to Holcomb, spotting is even more important because the Deep Creek part of the run is more challenging as you rip up the water fall.
 

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OK, this is interesting
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Registration

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Please contact us with registration changes or cancellations.

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Apparently I'm already registered. I know I registered last year that got canceled, but not this year.
I tried to register for moderate Sat/Sun 9am
 

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Hey Dom, if they mean Gold Mountian as in 3N69 it is by no way a "beginner" trail unless your compairing it to John Bull. I just did that trail Saturday night and there are a few spots that require a good spoter for sure. I added a few "trail badges" to the factory skids, rock rails and rims. It is a fun trail and you will get to use all the toys on the FJ getting through it. It is in no way an easy fire road and way more challenging then something like Pilot Rock or Willow Creek, which if I remember, you almost rolled your rig on :jester:
I had a tendency to almost roll a lot.. I blame that on the spacers :D


Come on. Am I going to be the only one from the Forum on John Bull? :flame:

Holcomb is a fun trail and I have no idea what it looks like now that the fire swept through and emergency equipment was in there. I heard it is easier than it has been in the past. Spotting is useful in Holcomb - if you're running Deep Creek to Holcomb, spotting is even more important because the Deep Creek part of the run is more challenging as you rip up the water fall.


Whats john bull like?? As long as i know at least one person i would be interested. I'll also be running the stock tin.
 

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Registration

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Apparently I'm already registered. I know I registered last year that got canceled, but not this year.
Ya, I got the same thing. I sent them a e-mail, but haven't heard back.

How does one sign up for a particular trail? All I saw was "beginner, moderate and difficult" trails.
 

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I'll be checking out Holcomb on Saturday, but I just noticed that the 11th is mothers day, so thats a no go.

Saturday should be a blast!:cheers:
 

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Ya, I got the same thing. I sent them a e-mail, but haven't heard back.

How does one sign up for a particular trail? All I saw was "beginner, moderate and difficult" trails.
Look under "Trail Rides"

Here is the info. Goldmine is the beginner, sort of an oxymoron since it's rated as difficult. It's really not bad at all though. There are some great rock striations to stop and look at if you get a chance and an amazing view of Big Bear Valley.

Trail Rides

Gold Mountain Trail
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Vehicle Requirements: 4-Wheel Drive
The Gold Mountain Trail offers some of the most spectacular views of Big Bear Lake. This trail is rated “difficult” by the US Forest Service and is a great opportunity to learn the basics of 4-wheeling in an awe inspiring environment.

Holcomb Creek Trail
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Vehicle Requirements: 31” Tires, 4-Wheel Drive
Holcomb Creek Trail offers a variety of terrain from scenic valleys and water crossings to hill climbs and challenging rock gardens. This trail will test the nerves of even the most experienced drivers.

John Bull Trail
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Vehicle Requirements: 32” Tires, Locker
John Bull Trail is the most difficult trial in the Big Bear area. This trail will challenge modified vehicles and put both driver and spotter to the test.
Larry, I'll be there with you on John Bull. Dom, JB has a gatekeeper so to speak. I'm assuming there will be Trail Teams spotters on the spot (pun intended). Once through the gate there will still be lots of grinding but the difficulty will really depend on how you utilize your spotter. FYI, the second rock garden at Holcomb can be just as challenging as John Bull depending on your line choices. Keep in mind this is the high mountains so dress appropriately, last year we ran John Bull in May and we had snow flurries and 29' temps at the top. Gold Mountain is a killer on your tires, lots and lots of sharp rocks and as said before it has it's challenges as well. There is a huge rock garden at the top for those who want to finish with a little crawling.

Looking forward to seeing some of the Mojave crew up there. :rocker:


Scott:)
 

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A few hundred feet into John Bull, this is really steep.
 
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