Lake Shore Drive - 2001 4x4 Blast
After lunch our fearless leader said we all did so well that morning that we were going to do part of the trail backwards. He said he always wanted to try it that way, so off we went. There was a bit more flexy trail and the "the climb" about 800 feet of ledges, rocks, bigger rocks, small stone 'cars' some might call rocks, a few logs and tree roots. When we got to the top we all rested. Some of the comments were: "That was interesting", "Boy, that was a lot of work", "Way too much metal on rock screeching", "I don't even want to look under the Jeep 'till we get back", and most important, "That was great!" So, after everyone made it up and out and stopped shaking, we headed out again up the rest of the stream bed until we got to the next waterfall .Little Niagara. Fearless leader tried it and got high-centered with both 35's locked. After he broke his rear welded axle we all started carrying rocks up to put under the wheels and he finally got out with help from his winch. Now, the whole group worked together and moved about a ton of rocks and built a ramp up the four-foot waterfall. (I know this might seem wrong to some to change the trail and make it easier, but at the end of a hard day it made a lot more sense to us and we knew after the next big rain storm it would all be changed again). At that point our fearless leader went off to get his Jeep fixed for Saturday.
Now is a good time to mention how well this event is organized. Fearless Leader II took over without a hitch, spotted everyone up the new rock ramp and lead us out to .paved road! It led us back to our temporary homes.
Lake Shore Drive is a great trail and I think a bit more than a 6 rating.
If you are looking for a good challenge for a little better than a stock
Jeep, this is the place for you. Special thanks to Craig Laurich (Fearless
Leader) and his helpers, Jim Smith and Lou Goodman. We cannot thank the
landowners enough for letting us on their land for a great day of wheeling
in some beautiful country. ~