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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Day 1 Video

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2016 on December 15, 2016
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The 2016 Ultimate ticked all the usual boxes with long-distance road driving, hardcore wheeling, camping, exploring, comradery, vehicular failure and trailside repair, and just plain seeking adventure for which the UA has become well known. This year we’re skipping video of the boring tech inspection and check-in process so we can dive right into our first trail day of hardcore rockcrawling in 120-degree desert heat. We gathered in our hotel parking lot in Ridgecrest, California, before caravanning northeast to the Isham Canyon Trail where the brutal heat and unforgiving terrain took its toll. We had a 1975 Cherokee Chief go down with cooling fan issues and a busted axleshaft, we stripped a lug stud on the 2013 UA Super Dirty’s front portal axle and had to weld it to the back of the rotor, we winched, we sweated, we swore, and we laid a 1949 Willys pickup on its side. And that was all before lunch!

Be sure to watch the video to meet every team on the UA2016 and watch their rigs tackle this tight, twisty, off-camber trail featuring huge boulders, sharp outcrops, and steep climbs. And be sure to check back here at for the next video installment to see where UA2016 goes next!

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