off road driving
2 months ago

I've done this alone but carefully at the end. The first half is okay with a moderate 4WD the second half needs a lifted 4WD. I went in early April before it was too hot. And I had rock sliders, a winch and WATER.
The paint scratches are called "Rocky Mountain pinstriping"! It would be more fun to go with a group, I agree, and safer. See http://westernsnowbirds.com/ for my photos, in Backroads and Sights (Old Dale). No ads or spam.

off road driving
Sunday, September 13, 2015

We were excited to take this trail as we had been on the Old Dale trail the day before and wanted a more challenging area to traverse. We entered from the 62 highway and followed the coordinates of a trail map downloaded from Trails.com. Parts of the trail are washed out by flood waters but we scouted around on foot and found the trail again. Once we got into the mountains a few miles we decided to turn back due to 9-16" boulders and lots of narrow areas where the brush would destroy my paint. I hacked a few dozen back with a hatchet before giving up. It was 100 plus and we were alone. I'd recommend having another vehicle to do this trail. It's fairly remote and in that kind of heat it could be a deadly hike out should you get hung up or break down. We circled back to another tail to Carlyle Mine and really enjoyed it, albeit a short jaunt. I have a lifted 2015 Rubicon, but not willing to risk the Brooklyn Mine Trail alone. Call me silly.