After many emails back and forth, only 2 of the Southern High Rollers decided to make the drive, but it was well worth it.
When we woke up and walked around the tents, we noticed there were close to
50 other wheelers who were there to enjoy the weekend. The usual cast of characters
were there from stock rigs to full blown competition machines, as well
as a host of tow vehicles. The style
prize went to Earl and Chuy from
We heard at the drivers meeting a couple from the “banged up bunch” out of San Antonio had flipped their Jeep on the widow maker run around 4:30am the night before. TJ was fine, but the passenger’s seat belt had broken and the passenger was thrown out. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and diagnosed with a broken collar bone and rib. It was decided there will be no more night wheeling at Tree’s Ranch for awhile.
We wheeled from 10am to 7:30pm on Saturday, and assisted many of the other
One of the guys from
Sunday morning our group was down to Todd & I, 2 full size trucks from
Right after that is when the we started to have some real fun. My scratch free TJ now has a bent exhaust system, broken rear shock, broken light, and a boulder imprint under the passenger door. Todd’s CJ ended up high centered on a boulder which pushed up his transmission which made it inoperable. Good news is we used winches and recovery straps and got both vehicles back on the trailer by 1:30pm.
All in all, a fantastic wheeling weekend and a good time was had by all. The company was great, bugs were minimal, weather was rather cool at night, and Shrockworks and 249 Drivetrain Service now have me as a new customer. Tree’s Ranch seems to be a really good place to wheel. For those who like to see deer and exotic animals, as well as magnificent hill country vistas, there was plenty to see as there is a 30 minute drive into camp from the trails. There are plenty of intermediate to hard trails with no mud, pretty well organized, and hopefully next time we have a team run out there, we’ll get much more participation.