open_circuit previously posted:
"It is a bumpy road. My scale was drastically recalibrated after the Maze district trip in May. I don't think Rollins east is bad at all anymore :-)"
No doubt there is worse....The 300 miles of it I drove in Mongolia in an old Russian military 'jeep' was a new level of 'rough ride'. Even the 8 miles out of the rubicon to Tahoma is much worse, but its worth it (although you can exit via a different route, Barker Pass, that is way better, but is tight with pinstriping even for a narrow track cj.) IMO, there is nothing up Rollins or Jenny Creek worth even a short section of washboard in the old cj - Rollins is a much better MTB. But I kind of feel the same about the gulches, Yankee Hill area, Kingston, MSV, Argentine, Bill Moore from Empire....I know these are popular, and maybe I've just run them too many times, or maybe I just want a bit more jeep challenge...? I also much prefer to run washboard in the Tacoma - we did over 100 miles of it in Escalante back in March - turn up the radio, and push down the pedal - I think that is where I lost some of the plastic body mount push-pin things, and I swear I used to have a hide-a-key box under there as well, but it was missing the other day when I needed it). But in the old cj, it literally breaks anything mounted to the body, or worse, cracks the the body panel around the mount.