Back in early April, our project Trailhugger H3 Alpha was reassigned from the Four Wheeler Midwest Bureau in northern Illinois to the Four Wheeler World Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Since it's return to SoCal it has had a few adventures.
Most recently, our colleague Steve von Seggern took Trailhugger over the Gold Mountain Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear, California. This trail is rated "Most Difficult" by the Forest Service.
Von Seggern commented; "It's a great trail. Not too long, but lots of challenges for a nearly stock rig and very spectacular views." He goes on to say, "Driven from the Baldwin Lake side, it's a long, steep climb with several rock ledges, loose shale and tight switchbacks."
Our bud von Seggern notes that Trailhugger did great on the trail and that everything worked perfect. Even with no suspension lift he only had to stack rocks at one point to gain clearance under the transmission crossmember. The BFG All-Terrain tires latched onto the rocks and he never had to spool out the Warn winch with winchline.com synthetic rope. He was also impressed by the function of the Light Racing JounceShocks.
What's next for Trailhugger? Stay tuned.