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First time winter wheeling

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a great day out at the Alberta Safari Park with the Jeep club.
Incredible weather, and great discovering what my Rubicon can do…. I
definitely chickened out on a few spots – the hill to the left for
example (Widow’s Hill)…but hell, I don’t have 4000K on this thing
yet!
I learnt quite a bit – finally had the Jeep in 4-Lo, locked front and
rear, and sway bar disconnected – and about using reverse when you
don’t make it to the top of a hill – instead of neutral and brakes ;^)
(thanks Steve!). And also learnt how effective using 2nd can be when
trying to get up some of the hills.
The only downside I experienced today was the damn batteries to my
digital camera dying on me prematurely. Shan managed to get a number of
shots while we were on the early trails, I might have gotten a couple
more shots – and then the battery died – even after swapping in a
battery that I charged up last night… oh well – next time!
Here some video from OilTownXJ – was a shame he busted things up early
– of a few of the folks that attempted the hill:
EJC Newbie Run – January 17, 2009One
thing that this run has done, is change my thoughts a little on the
accessories that I want for the Jeep.  I think that a winch will
be a sooner rather than later acquisition – hopefully with a new front
bumper, and lose the factory plastic one…
Still have to keep the safari cage rack on the list in the short term
though – as I think that this is important for fishing this spring!

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Thanks to Snow Dog Marc for these photos!