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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Day 5 Video

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2016 on December 19, 2016
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If you thought that the Rubicon was great, you will love the trail that the 2016 Ultimate Adventure visits in Part 5. Fordyce Creek Trail, home of Cal4Wheel’s annual Sierra Trek event, offers all of the scenery and granite features of the Rubicon and adds in even more challenging obstacles and deep water crossings. After several long days of wheeling and road miles, the Ultimate Adventure starts to wear down man and machine. Ben Mahin and his Grand Cherokee had to bow out due to irreparable damage, but the rest of the group soldiered on.

Leaving Truckee at dawn, Ultimate Adventure participants aired up their tires and reconnected their sway bars to drive up the winding road above Donner Lake. After topping off the fuel tanks and airing the tires back down, it was time to hit the trail. Fordyce starts off mildly but increases in difficulty as you encounter obstacles such as Driveline Hill and the famous Winch Hills. After a full day on the trail the group camped along Fordyce Creek and snuck out the Committee Crossing. Don’t let this shortcut fool you though, it is plenty tough in its own right and claimed more than one vehicle in the group.

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