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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 1

Posted in Ultimate Adventure on December 21, 2017
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Contributors: Mike Grasso

Day One of Ultimate Adventure 2017 was a hot one. It was one of the hottest on record actually. Ultimate Adventure kicked off in Phoenix, Arizona, on a day when planes across the United States were grounded because of an epic heat wave. Trial leader Trent McGee set out at the head of the group as they pulled out of the meetup lot, where the temperature averaged out at about 127 degrees. It was the first time Editor Christian Hazel put any real miles on the newly finished Cummins-powered UACJ-6D Ultimate Adventure Jeep.

With the Table Mesa trail in its crosshairs, the group got out of the city as fast as it could, locked the hubs, aired down the tires, and got to ‘wheeling. The terrain features razor sharp rocks and sketchy ledge climbs, which served as a perfect introduction to what the rest of the week would hold. Before the day would end we’d have plenty of near-vertical waterfall climbs, big-throttle attacks, trail repairs, welding, body damage, and some fun pranks. And as always, Day One was just a warm-up for more challenges to come. Unlike UA2016, the heat didn’t claim any victims and nobody wound up in a hospital emergency room. But as for the machines, let’s just say UA2017 won’t prove as forgiving.

Event coverage and photos at: fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/

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