View Full Version : Gillespie Gulch/Nugget Hill 6/17

June 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM
We ran Gillespie Gulch and the keyhole on Nugget Hill Last Saturday. Like I had been warned, the trail has been practically paved but we still had a good time, at leat it is a beautiful drive. We weren't sure if it would be open but when we got there the gate was open.

This was the first time for all of us on this trail. I had seen some pictures of the keyhole and it looked pretty gnarly and indeed it was. It took some big cahones and good spotting to get the two rigs that tried through. Here are some pics of my friends '94 XJ and Sami making the obsticale.


In all it was a good day, nothing broke and everyone had a good time.

The rigs are:
'99 XJ, 3" BB, 235's
'06 Rubi, stock
'94 XJ, RE 4.5, 4.11's, F/R True-Trac, 33x9.5-15 BFG's
Sami, spring over, 5.13's, F/R open, 30x11.5 swampers

June 19th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Great pictures! The obstacle itself didn't look too bad when I was there.....it was the off camber stuff right above it that I didn't like. It looked sketchy at best. Nice work.

June 19th, 2006, 02:35 PM
You're right, the rock itself is not that bad but the off-camber stuff is what took the cahones and spotting. The XJ nearly went over on the way down to the rock, he's still getting used the the clutch.

June 21st, 2006, 07:17 PM
So the gate that was supposed to be in place by now isn't?


Publish Date: 5/19/2006: "Hoegberg will build at least one new gate in the next week to block Forest Service Road 331, which crosses the mine?s property about a mile and a half south of Jamestown on Gillespie Gulch."