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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Day 2 Video

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2016 on December 16, 2016
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Photographers: Trenton McGee

Mountain climbers have Mount Everest, football players have the Super Bowl, hipsters have facial hair, participation trophys, and man buns. We, the dirtheads of the world, have the Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Ultimate Adventure as the pinnacle of our sport, and while UA 2016 changed things up a bit from the past formula the overall theme is still the same. Take a gaggle (or is it a passel) of hard-core off-road rigs and hit some of the countries hardest trails. To toss in a twist, no trailering between trails or chase trucks are allowed, so these rigs have to be driven between the trails as well as on the trail, and when we camp you are living out of your trail rig only. Day one was a hot one on Isham Trail near the California mining town of Trona. Our next evening would see cooler temperatures and higher elevations, but in order to get there we would have to dabble with Death, Death Valley that is.

Generally Day 2 of UA is our first road day, and while the second day of 2016 UA was a road day it was a road day unlike any we have seen in the past. For one we spent most of the day on roads that were made of dirt (as opposed to concrete or asphalt) racking up over 150 miles off pavement. That’s what every off-roader dreams of. We also entered the extreme environment of Death Valley one of the hottest days of the summer pushing man and machine. From there we set up camp near June Lake, California, to caught 40 winks and got ready for UA day 3.

While Death Valley is one of the lowest points in the continental US, Yosemite has some very highest elevations in California. Unfortunately we were limited to paved roads in Yosemite, but with beautiful vistas, cool air, and more, everyone was nothing but smiles. Day 3 ended in Placerville, California with a hot meal and a well-deserved night of rest indoors. Unfortunately he only way for you to join us on UA 2016 is to first invent a time machine…alternatively you can check out this video from YouTube of Day 2 UA 2016:

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