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Local guide Rick Henson led the gang to the Panhandle National Forest trailhead with his beautiful golden '82 CJ-7. Rick owns Quality Powdercoating in Hayden, Idaho, and his Jeep shows the quality. Power is pumped by a 383 Chevy making a claimed 517 hp! All those horses go through an SM465 "grannybox" and a Dana 300 TC to a 4.56 spooled 9-incher that spins 38-inch Boggers. Since rule number one of Trail Tour is no trailers, everyone drove to all the trails and then aired down. This was the last pavement we'd see for the day.