Red Cone/Webster Pass Colorado

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Red Cone/Webster Pass Colorado

Postby IcedTeasley » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:43 pm

Red Cone is a very dramatic trail with incredible views. It's pretty technical too. I still have a stock PF and had trouble in a few spots. With some good driving and a better spotter, I cleaned the entire trail without a push or a pull. I did, however, end up with some scrapes and dings on my rocker panels, frame rails, lower control arms, lower rear bumper and my gas tank(!!!).

Here's some trail info ---

Red Cone - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=9

Webster Pass - http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=50



I recommend this trail if you:

1. Love stunning views of high alpine terrain
2. Want to challenge yourself and your Pathfinder
3. Dig scars
4. Have a lifted PF
5. Have rock sliders
6. Have skid plates


I DON'T recommend this trail if you:

1. Love your Pathfinder more than your friends and/or family
2. Wax it religiously
3. Hate the sound of metal dragging and scraping over rocks
4. Don't like the idea of driving along a mountain ridge with a 1000+ foot drop just a few feet away.
5. Still have the factory "pontoon" side steps on your PF thinking they will protect your vehicle during rough off-roading. They won't. In fact, they won't make it home.


Here's the pics...

Posing
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First obstacle is kind of a big one. It had me completely flexed-out and I scraped my frame and front diff on the way up.
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The rest of the trail was just as intense as this first rock section. I decided to focus on driving instead of posing. The trail was kind of busy today.

Enjoy the scenery...

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The camera can't really capture how vertigo-inducing this drop really is.
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Check out the "tree striping". 4x4 and sexy paint don't mesh well.
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The way down
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Postby volvite » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Iced,
Those pictures look awesome. Wish I was on the trail with you. Looks like you got some off road Pinstripes. All that means is it's a working truck, not a poser. I've followed your duratrac thread, how did they perform on this trail? Any issues? I'd assume no.

Do you have any armor, transfer case skid plate etc?

You have some really stunning views in those pictures. Nice job.

Edit: One more thing, what site are you hosting your images on? My work computer wont show photbucket, but I can see all your pictures just fine on this thread at work.

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Postby mar1 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:39 pm

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Postby gond34 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:40 am

Wow.. Stunning pics, man... I don't get too many shots like that here in Central IL! ;)

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Postby fleurys » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:50 pm

amazing pictures and my hat to you for using your pathfinder for what it was designed to do ! :wink:

there's just nothing like offroading !

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Postby IcedTeasley » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Thanks for the love guys. I had way too much fun out there. The Duratracs did great. No sidewall or tread block damage. I'm still really happy with them.

My Pathfinder is bone stock with the exception of tires and my roof rack. I'm really impressed with how well it did. Going in I didn't know just how technical the trail was going to be. My buddy's XJ still made me look like a chump.

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Postby doctahjones » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:15 am

soooooooo, i'll moved to denver (highlands ranch) next week....


any chance you (and your buddy?) want to try this trail again this spring/summer? :D

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Postby volvite » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:27 am

Agreed. We need to do some kind of centralized meet. I'm in Utah now and I bet NVsteve would join up and we could do some kind of trip with a convoy of Pathfinders.


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