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.
1.5 to 2.5 - Many of the obstacles can be avoided, and some of the hills can be run in two wheel drive.
Date: 1/17/2009 - to Cove #2
Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires
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
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:
Up a hill:
Up another hill:
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