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Gold Mountain

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by computeruser6, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    computeruser6

    computeruser6 [OP] Climate heretic

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    Gold Mountain is a difficult trail located northeast of Big Bear Lake. The closest paved road is CA-18. This trail has several tall ledges, deep holes in places, and is a tight fit for our big, beautiful trucks. There's an alternate (and more difficult) route, a talus rock slope that I opted not to drive through. I made it through with a lot of rock stacking, decent spotting, 34" tires, and a giant dent on my driver's side door. A locker is a real help here and I wouldn't want to take tires smaller than 33" out here.

    Location:

    gold_mountain.jpg

    I'm not certain why Google Maps doesn't show all of the trail, but here is where it ends on the northern side:

    gold_mountain_1.jpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNj3XDNW_yA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzAky6mcOX4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HafSlluYvSk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZpfbhUfFyE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olg1a1yWLqc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tywn--IZc4
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    TheBeast

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    nice !
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    n2deep

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    Cool we did that trail over the summer.

    IMG_20161024_121836.jpg
     
  4. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:11 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    Great vids :thumbsup:.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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  6. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM
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    Thanks for sharing! I watched through the 4th so far.. at points it looks more stressful than fun, but overall looks like you had a good time!
     
  7. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Marty McFly

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    How bad was the door damage?
     
  8. Dec 18, 2016 at 11:40 AM
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    You're welcome guys.

    After applying a liberal amount of touch-up paint:

    DSCF8502.jpg

    What tire and pressure were you running then? Got any more pictures to share?
     
  9. Dec 18, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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