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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Episode 3

Posted in Ultimate Adventure on December 22, 2017
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Contributors: Mike Grasso

Ultimate Adventure 2017: On Day Four of the Ultimate Adventure we left Payson, Arizona, and caravanned to the rockcrawl trail, Pyeatt Draw. With huge boulders, big ledges, and dry waterfalls, Pyeatt Draw held the potential for carnage. And it delivered on that potential. Any weaknesses the triple-digit heat didn’t expose were soon made evident by Pyeatt Draw’s terrain.

Before the end of the day several vehicles would succumb to its hazards with flat tires, broken hubs, a busted motor mount, twisted driveshaft, and some other axle-related issues. While the trail fixes continued, the rest of the group climbed “the filter”, which is a gnarly off-camber waterfall climb at the end of the trail that’s just begging for any driver to make the slightest mistake. A tumbling fall into the dry riverbed below would be the result. Some gave it a whiskey-throttle high-horsepower attack with tons of wheelspeed, some crawled it with a little bump, and some had to resort to the winch cable. With the whole group through, we hit the road and climbed in elevation to one of the most scenic campsites Ultimate Adventure has ever enjoyed on the Mogollon Rim, which the whole group would discover when we woke up on Day Five. Check back as the adventure continues.

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

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