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Re: BigMike's 2016 Tacoma Trip & Trail Log
« Reply #30 on: Jan 25, 2018, 02:57:17 PM »
Trip #9 - Moonlight Madness (June 24, 2017)

First trip with the bed bobbed! (6" removed from the back of the bed)

Event: 31st annual Moonlight Madness (https://sites.google.com/site/clovis4wheelers/moonlight-madness)
Trail name: Bald Mountain
Location: Central California, east of Shaver Lake, CA
Special note: ARB Air Lockers installed F&R but not plumbed in yet. Truck is still open-open.

This trip was discussed from reply #411 of my build thread, so I'll copy much from that here.

The next month I was able to attend the 31st annual Moonlight Madness, which is a local 4WD club's event that has become so successful that it is recognized by the California Four Wheel Drive Association. The main event is unique due to it taking place from sundown to about 3am (moonlight!). Because Bald Mountain can literally be done in an AWD family car with ample ground clearance and a skilled driver, the event attracts all makes and models of every imaginable configuration which makes for some interesting times in the dark to say the least.

Usually we miss this event because it coincides with the Toyota Land Cruiser Association's annual Rubithon event, but as previously mentioned we had a great winter and the Rubicon trail was still closed. So off we went to Moonlight Madness!

Here I am with my first return to the Dinky Creek Trail Status Board since last year!





Any day back in the mountains is a great day



I forgot to mention what tires I'm running: 33" BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2, specifically a 285/70R17 which converts to 32.7" x 11.2" x 17" :thumbs: Stock tires were 265/65R17 or a 30.6" x 10.43" x 17".
« Last Edit: Mar 24, 2018, 05:07:34 PM by BigMike »
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