Summit 7 Redline Poughkeepsie gulch Run

Poughkeepsie gulch holds lots of reservations for me. It was at night on the wall 4 years ago that I lost my Blue Cruiser to a simple roll. Poor lighting did not enable the spotter to see that I was in a situation that was about to lead to a catastrophic failure…. which it did. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

View of the wall form across the valley

Moving forward to the present I have a great new build, better than the first and running Poughkeepsie was like getting back on the horse. Since the fateful day for the Blue Burro I have continued to run difficult trails, some with harder obstacles than the wall on Poughkeepsie. Well, you know what it can be like to get back on the horse. With fellow Redline Land Cruiser folks we headed out for the Friday run, time to get it over with where I knew I would have good spotting if needed.

The run up to the wall was rocky and ruff but uneventful. We took a short detour to a small lake and waited for the back log of FJs to clear at the obstacle. Once a few more cruisers had cleared the wall we pulled up and parked to watch the fun.

Waiting our turn

It took at least another hour before our turn finally came. Justin and Jay had fun in the Trucky on the most complicated route while others continued up right hand site. When my turn came I decided to make my first attempt with out spotting. (We mostly drive solo so this is the way I must usually drive obstacles.)

Watching the games

My fist line did not work so after a few attempts I backed off, realigned with some assistance from Jay, and with the lockers engaged make an nice clean run up the wall.

Boy is it nice to have that over.

Chris from Discount Tire

Redline Group Shot

We finished our run with a few more areas to play and some great group shots.

 

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tomas

Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  1 comment for “Summit 7 Redline Poughkeepsie gulch Run

  1. dale durham
    August 14, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Great line! I’m very happy for you. I know that has bothered since the incident with the Blue Burro!

    dale

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