Here we sit....
Posted by hank jr on December 02, 2002 at 20:46:03:
In Reply to: Thanksgiving & a Taste of Christmas at Cerro Gordo posted by Cecile on December 01, 2002 at 22:58:37:
.... a group of people with a common interest, bickering over silly things.
Last week, in my Death Valley trip, I was almost hit head on by an "experienced off roader" driving a trail ready rig (winch,lift). This jerk comes barelling around a curve on a washboarded road at probably 45-55 mph, and drifted about two inches from my driver side, while I travelled in the opposite direction. I would rather wait atop Lippencott while someone who actually knew how to 4wd was instructing 13 novices how to do so safely, ethically, and properly, than have a "visit" with my front windshield after bieng hit head on by a "pro".
Just because you don't agree with the price someone charges for a tour, doesn't give you the right to assasinate their character, or constantly harp on them. I wouldn't pay money to go on a 4wd tour, plain and simple. However, for a novice, a trip with eco 4wd tours may be the trip of a lifetime.
Anyone can buy a 4x4, go out in the desert and start messing around with their low range gears. Most of them don't know what they are doing-- that's why so many people constantly have flat tires, break axles, and have their rigs start to fall apart after one trip to the desert. If any of these things happen regularly, you are inevitably doing something wrong.