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With the U-joint fixed, we motored on and caught up with the rest of the group – the trail is rocky and the going was slow for some of the vehicles. Mike Kelly couldn’t resist a slight detour as he pulled away from the U-joint party. His Early Bronco based Welder-Boy built buggy is quite the machine – and while my Scout still sports most of the fenders, the 42” TSLs stick out enough to make an enticing obstacle.

(Wayd Walker outside of his 1985 4-Runner)

Partway to our destination is a Forest Service cabin. In past years, members of the Bozeman Mountaineers have rented the cabin and stayed here.

(Wayd making his way through the rocky section, with Mike Kelly’s Bronco in pursuit) The rocks made for a challenging path up – there’s one particular section with a large rock in the middle, and run-off had eroded everything around it, making for a challenging obstacle in the middle of the road. Challenging, but not impassable. Other obstacles along the way include several wooden bridges that are just a bit wider than a fullsize, but sometimes they involve a tight turn to cross them, making the bridge narrower

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