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Trail 2N17X rises steeply from the edge of Silverwood Lake to Forest Service Route 2N33 in the San Bernardino National Forest. Like John Bull, 2N17X isn't hardcore, but it tests its travelers with several steep inclines and declines. The limitations of carburetion became readily apparent during some of the steeper climbs when the engine burbled to a stop. The '71 Blazer on the right is fueled by a Quadrajet carburetor, so it fared better when the slope angles got nasty.

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