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First on the menu our own personal chili challenge, did 2 days in Las Cruces
not a soul on the trails, perfect weather what more could you ask for.
pics are in no particular order .






























trail damage 4 ripped creepy crawlers, 2 on my brothers rig 1 on mine getting them vulcanized as we speak
stay tuned Arizona trails are next up on the list.
The madness begins again Monday morning.
 

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That is some RUGGED looking country and some BTTW wheelin'.
 

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Amazing stuff and here I sit in So Cal in the rain!!! I assume a winch must have been used at some point as that is very scary stuff. :lildevil:
 

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most Excellent !!
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Phillip said:
Very nice trails! Looking forward to seeing the Arizona pictures.

How is Las Cruces? Easy to find the trails, accommodations, locals, etc... ?
Las Cruces was amazing, great trails, we plan to add it to once a year list.
trails where easy to navigate the map can be found here ( this map is very accurate and is all you need)
http://www.chilechallenge.org/
the locals use a specific air down spot which is the black line on the far east of the map
so to get to the air down and trail head, off the I 70 you take exit 135 toward W picacho ave
then turn left at shalem colony trail follow this about 10 min or 4.9 mi
then turn left on rocky acres trail dont let this fool you it is a dead end neighborhood as the road starts to curve to the right about 1 mile you take your first left onto a dirt trail this will be the airdown plenty of room for tow rigs and trailers
We did hook up with a local named Blu he is actually on the chili challenge committee supper nice guy he met us at the air down and basically gave us an area orientation brief which helped immensely I found him by posting here
http://www.nmoffroad.com/forumvb/forum.php
we stayed the night at laquinta off the I 70, you can find tons of hotels off exit 140 Avenita De Messila rd plenty of lodging, gas, and food.and it's about 15 -20 min from the the trail head.
Blu was the only local we met great guy other than that we didnt see a soule in, on or around the trails
so for the trails we ran
Patzcuaro's Revenge ( Insane ) this is a full day. it is in the first couple of pics in the post we ran out of time on the second day and had to bail about half way through
Habanero falls ( extreme ) but short
Rocotillo Rapids ( extreme ) but can be done in a couple of hours with capable rigs and drivers
Cayenne Crawler (extreme) your only bail out on patzcuaro's revenge if you get that far
Tabasco Twister (Extreme)
Amatista Ledges ( moderate) but challenging for the short wheel base crowd
Big JIm ( jk mall crawler type stuff)
Hopping Jalapeno up (jk mall crawler)
hopping jalapeno down ( jk mall crawler)
its one of those places every serious wheeler should go to at least once in there life
we pulled line twice and that was on Patzuaro's revenge for obvious safety reasons
if your at stock wheel base you had better have a winch.
hope that helps
 

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murphy said:
yea this place rocks :lildevil:
I am in next trip for sure. How do you wheel with no spare tires? Are the trails easy to go back to the trailer and get a tire if you get a flat. I am still very jealous but happy that you all had a great trip. It looks amazing in every way.
 

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maedel said:
murphy said:
yea this place rocks :lildevil:
I am in next trip for sure. How do you wheel with no spare tires? Are the trails easy to go back to the trailer and get a tire if you get a flat. I am still very jealous but happy that you all had a great trip. It looks amazing in every way.
is that a trick question?
not sure how we do it. I guess we strap em to the trailer and while they're not looking, leave real quick like :lildevil:
no the trails are not close to anything.
i just don't worry about it .
if the weather holds we have a day or 2 left
you ready for the hammers when we get back?
 

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murphy said:
maedel said:
murphy said:
yea this place rocks :lildevil:
I am in next trip for sure. How do you wheel with no spare tires? Are the trails easy to go back to the trailer and get a tire if you get a flat. I am still very jealous but happy that you all had a great trip. It looks amazing in every way.
is that a trick question?
not sure how we do it. I guess we strap em to the trailer and while they're not looking, leave real quick like :lildevil:
no the trails are not close to anything.
i just don't worry about it .
if the weather holds we have a day or 2 left
you ready for the hammers when we get back?
I am ready. I am heading out there to meet Steve on Wed or Thursday this week.
 
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