Coves - Butcher Jones

 

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The Trail:

The Coves or Butcher Jones runs along Saguaro Lake. The trails have a few hills that run to some of the coves on Saguaro Lake.

Rating:

1.5 to 2.5 - Many of the obstacles can be avoided, and some of the hills can be run in two wheel drive.

Runs:

Date: 1/17/2009 - to Cove #2

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

Went with a group from the JK Forum. Airing down:

Driving up a hill:

At the top of a hill:

Another shot from on top of the hill:

Some Jeeps running up and down the hills:

A Jeep running the crack. Unfortunately later in the day after we had left, the Jeep and driver slid down a hill and crashed. The driver was badly bruised and the Jeep appears to be totaled:

Us going through the crack:

Here's a video of a Jeep going through the crack.

Here's a video of us going through the crack. We ran out of memory before we finished driving though it.

In a play area. Unfortunately this Jeep got hung up and ended up breaking the front driver's side axle:

Up on top of another hill:

Another view from the top:

Another view from on top:

Everyone down in the second Cove (we didn't go to the first cove):

A view of the water:

Another view of the water:

Our Jeep parked at the second cove. In the background you can see a hill:

After we had left, this Jeep drove up the hill and slipped down the other side and flipped. The driver was badly bruised, and the Jeep looks totaled:

 

Date: 6/6/2010 - to Cove #3

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Heading up a hill:

Through the crack:

Down up a hill:

About ready to head down another hill:

The clouds were picking up in the mountains:

Heading down another hill:

Heading along the ridge to Cove #3 (on the left), Cove #2 is on the right:

Looking over toward Cove #2:

Last turn down into Cove #3:

We got a really nice spot:

Set up right at the water line to eat lunch:

The shade and lake really cooled the day off for us:

A little swimming:

Heading back:

Up a hill:

Up another hill:


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