Friday, June 3, 2011

Extreme Off-Roading

Some off-roading can border on suicide.
Don’t get me wrong, I own a Jeep and will go off road with the first opportunity. However, some of the following shots stretch the realms of possibility and can be deemed either Photoshop or “simply nuts”.
We’ll start with the Hummers climbing exercise on The Lions Back, Moab, Utah:
(found on, pictures courtesy The Hummer Network, photographer Bill Damm)
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For the first person perspective going down, click here
Scary roads do not get “better” than this:
Carhuaz Valley road in Peru on the way to Chavin De Huantar ruins.
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(images credit: Terrax)
Meanwhile in the US mountains…
Flat Iron Mesa in Moab, Utah:
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(image credit: Whitey)
Black Bear Pass, Colorado
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(images credit: RJsfun)
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Webster Pass – top shelf road:
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Schofield Pass – Devil’s punchbowl with snow:
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Cliffhanger – Moab, Utah:
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(images credit: RJsfun)
“The Cliffhanger is the worst feeling because it’s less than 3′ to a very very long freefall.”
Santa Fe Peak, Colorado, and switchback road near the top of Mt. Antero:
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(images credit: Octoberist)
Bridge at the Rollins Pass:
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Looking down when driving across the bridge:
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(images credit: ArloGuthroJeep – updated info)
Shelf road on Radical Hill:
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(image credit: DaJudge)
And probably the hairiest of all -
Negotiating top of the Pearl Pass, Colorado, in a thunderstorm:
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(images credit: 86Original)
Off-roading’s Humble Beginnings
The 20s had more mud and fewer roads, of course.
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