Holy Cross Trail, July 17-19

X001AM

Wincher
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My family has some land really close to the trailhead for Holy Cross City. I've been hiking this trail since I was a kid. I've often wanted to bring my truck and run the trail. The only problem is, I'm the only one with a trail ready rig. So, who wants to make this trail their bitch!? For those of you that aren't aware of the trail, I highly recommend Google! To sweeten the pot, my family said that I could offer up a few camping spots for the weekend. Besides the wheeling, there is great hiking, quite a few ponds and French Creek to practice your cast, and catch a few fish for appetizers! The only thing that my family asks is to maintain the social distancing thing since my aunt and uncle are almost 70.

I know it is short notice, but it promises to be a helluva great time!
 

On the RX

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I would suggest moving this to the 4wheeling-and-event-staging-area section. This also sounds like a good time!
 

On the RX

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I am definitely not built enough to run that!
 

On the RX

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01 4runner, 3" lift on 265/75 r16s. Front and rear bumpers with winch, 3/4 bud built skid underneath with the oem fuel tank skid (weakest link) and sliders. Its on the rack at slee getting a rear locker right now. Body is pristine and is my only vehicle other than the company truck.
 

LandBruiser

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Did this ever end up happening?
 

X001AM

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Coalville, UT close to Park City
It did...sorta. Everyone that showed interest had projects on their rigs that took longer than expected. I ended up running it alone, but with about 20+ Jeeps on the trail, I felt confident I'd be good.

About 80% of the way up I destroyed the passenger cv axle on a rather large obstacle. I backed down to a somewhat flat spot and got to work on the repair. Knowing that Tacomas cv's are a weak link, I always carry a spare with me, and had it swapped out in under an hour. The broken axle was an oreilly part, but I replaced it with a Toyota reman. OEM for the win!

Unfortunately all the other rigs on the trail were long gone, so I did the smart thing and headed back down to camp. Since the trail was out of the picture, we went up to the dam and took a nice stroll across.

Got some great pics, and a few crazy stories. My wife ended up getting lyme disease from a tick bite! She is well on the way to recovery now.

We can't wait to go back!!
 

LARGEONE

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Damn! Like I said earlier, my truck still has some snake bites from that trail. The creek crossing and a couple obstacles are definitely legit. Fun trail...and beautiful. Glad you were able to rescue yourself and sorry about the tick bite. The ticks are awful this year.
 
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