On the second day of FWOTY we took our field of Wheelers and headed North to the little mining town of Randsburg. From there we headed out in to the El Paso Hills to a neat little canyon known as Goler Gulch to a little obstacle known as the Narrows, which mixes hard granite with slippery sand, giving us a chance to test traction control and articulation, as well as low speed maneuverability.
With all of the vehicles carefully guided through the obstacles, we did some trail riding before heading back to Randsburg for lunch. BTW, if you ever find yourself traveling up Hwy 395 South of Ridgecrest, do yourself a favor and stop in to Randsburg and visit the General Store. They will make you a Coke the old-fashioned way, and it will blow your mind how good it is. The chili and BBQ beef sandwiches are good too.
With afternoon getting a foothold on the day, we headed off to the Trona Pinnicles to get a group shot and have a little evening campfire to bring the long day to a relaxing end. By the end of Day 2, people were starting to get a feel for the vehicles they liked the most and discussions at dinner surrounded the staff guessing the finishing order based on the testing up to that point.
With one more day of serious testing ahead of us, the staff was ready for a little bit of rest.
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