Wow, long day. While airing up from last night's escapade, I finished my last tire, went to unhook and shut off my ARB air compressor and the orange ARB air line blew out while my face was about 2 feet away.
No damage other than hearing loss for ~1 hour, as there was full pressure within the line. After trying to cobble the ARB air chucks onto some parts store air line, I realized you can just cut the line and remake it, much like a compression fitting. With that out of the way, I loaded up and headed for the mountain tops. Although infrequently maintained dirt, the road isn't rough by any means. I never used 4WD and I hit the 'hardest' possible lines. In fact, I drove the whole way to the trail head with the hubs locked, and only while airing down did I realize
. Although not a technical trail, it's still a worthwhile trip. It's about 20 degrees cooler at the top of the trail vs my house. The current temperature down here, at almost 12AM, is today's high temp for the peak
Pardon the grain on the pictures, but they were actually very low light. The last two were extremely dark. The 30 mile drive down the mountain was pretty terrible. Got stuck behind some dork in a new Honda who couldn't manage to stay in between the lines whilst never going over the embarrassing 45 mph speed limit. Meanwhile I'm in a 34 year old solid axle Toyota, pretty much tailgating them the whole way in hopes they'd take one of the 40 available scenic/slow traffic pullouts. Of course, they didn't.