Shiloh Ridge - Aug 3-5, 2001
Aug 3-5, 2001
Shiloh Ridge -- Alto, TX
Updated Jan 6, 2002
Map: Shiloh Ridge
If you are coming from Alto, TX, it is 1.6 miles from the red light turn Left (West). From Rusk it is about 9 miles turn Right (West).
Those attending our kick-off event included. . .
- Britt Jones
- John Hill
- Dwayne Hartzo
- John Brown
- Derrick Craig
- Rodger Short
- Rob Fetters +2
- Warren Johnson +2
- Steven Holt
The Details . . .
Friday August 3 2000:
Derrick and I arrived Friday afternoon and met up at camp with
Britt and John Hill. They had found a prime location to camp on the Shiloh
Ridge property. We left Derrick's Tahoe at camp and headed to scout out the best trails. I proceeded down a rather steep hill into a deep mud hole, the same mud hole where Taylor had a hell of a time getting out of and close to the spot where we took our initial group shot at. The first stuck of the trip and not even 5 min. into the trails. While being pulled out, I bent my exhaust pipes badly up into his rear quarter panel. Britt Jones pulled me out and we were on our way.
We played around on some easy hills and checked out some more trails before heading back in. Later that night Warren, Rob, Dwayne, and Rodger joined us. We left for a brief night run before heading back to eat and rest up for the day to come.
Saturday August 4, 2000:
We met up early Saturday morning with Steven Holt and all off his 4wheelin'
friends. They included some pretty extreme rigs including: bedless Ram on
39.5" boggers, XJ w/ custom suspension and 35" boggers, a Sami on 35" Boggers, and
Steven's 79 Broncos on 38.5" swampers.
We followed them around until Dwayne dunked
his Bronco in a deep spot in a small pond. He was pulled out and towed back
to camp by Rodger to access the damage.
We lost Steven and his group so
now it was just John B., Britt, and Warren. We found some good sand hills
and even had a 2wd sand drag.
We met up again with Steven's
group and played around in the rock garden. I got high-centered
and damaged my passenger side rocker and was pulled out by Britt.
returned to camp for lunch and resting. I headed back out after
lunch and joined with Rodger for a little more trail cruising before the
We came back upon Steven's group in a ravine area where they
were rushing to try to extract the XJ driver from his rolled XJ.
immediately taken to the hospital. We stuck around and called the others
on the CB to head down to help with the recovery of the XJ.
Derrick and I headed home around 6:00pm and the others left early Sunday
morning. (Submitted by John Brown)
Added detail by John Hill
The weekend was a dusty lack of mud challenge and as you can see by the list below a weekend with carnage. This weekend was also an educational one; we all saw exactly how dangerous our sport can be.
Although the driver of the XJ was battered and bruised it could have been worse. It is always great to ride the trails with such a great group of individuals especially when faced with adversity of broken vehicles. Although most of the damages didn’t keep us off the trails (except for Dwayne) we all pitched in where we could. As a rider and yes my truck is still down I got to see first hand what a BIG BRONCO looks like in action and even got to see first hand that its not just a man’s sport. And all this man has to say is it’s an awesome site. I’d like to take this time to thank all who attended this event and hopefully we’ll see more of you the next time. And as this event showed it’s not just for us GUYS so ladies we’d like to see ya’ll out there on the trail.
LISTING OF BREAKAGE AND SUCH:
Blown rear axle seal (John Brown) on the way up, just now figured out what
all that oil was.
Damaged rocker and door (John Brown)
Damaged exhaust pipes (John Brown)
Leaky front tire (John Brown)
Dying engine/unstarting engine (temporarily) (John Brown)
Hydro locked 351 (Dwayne)
Clogged bead (Britt)
Bent front bumper from high lift (Britt)
Bent grill guard (Britt)
Auto hubs not working (Rodger)
Bent drive shaft (Rob F)
Bad ring & pinion (Rob F)
Pissed off fiancé (Rob F)
Bent passenger TTB (Warren)
Bent tie rod (Warren)
Bent radius drop bracket (Warren)
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