So you wanna wheel Walden's Ridge at Windrock do ya? Well, well, well...

By Jody Treadway on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM
  1. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Last weekend myself and a few buddies loaded up and headed to Windrock for the sole purpose of doing something stupid, wheeling the Walden's Ridge trail. What is Walden' Ridge you ask? Well, it is a ridge line trail on the top of a mountain near trail 75. There are drop offs easily reaching 500+' on each side. This is definitely not a trail for the faint of heart!

    Our group consisted of @woodrow, @EdJonesJeeper, @McCracken, an XJ on 37s, another TJ on 35s, a YJ on 37s and myself. We all completed the trail with the SWB Jeeps getting the assistance of a winch down the final drop (which is probably 5-6' tall), Except for @EdJonesJeeper because he is the man.

    Luckily for me, my brake master cylinder decided to crap out on me after winching the red TJ down the last rock. My descent was a bit nerve racking, but I made it.

    The rest of the trail is a series of switchbacks and ledges with a scenic decent down the mountain.

    On to the pics!
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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
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    1. shawn
      shawn
      Windrock. AKA Coal Creek
    2. Lorenzo816
      Lorenzo816
      Heard lots about Windrock over the years but nothing like this.
      Total pucker just watching the pics.
      Glad yall hit the bucket list and shared on the board.
      Great pics.
    3. 92_SquareEye
      92_SquareEye
      Just got back. Really wet last week which made even 15 and 21 some burly beasts. Thanks for this write up...hope to wheel it one day (when its dry!)...
    4. Jus Jim
      Jus Jim
      Took my first ride there Saturday. We gave 16 a shot. Made it all the way to the point where it's labeled "extremely difficult" and had to turn around. Was a wet, sloppy and fabulous muddy day. We had the opportunity to do some winching, a bit of work with the hi lift and branch trimming. All around good time. Being only 3 hrs from Hooterville I will be back.

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