Reaction Crawlers’ 1st Crawl – St. George, Utah

By AR on Dec 08, 2015

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Reaction Crawlers’ 1st Crawl – St. George Utah

Words and Photos by Anthony Rivas

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It’s a peaceful morning, about 7 a.m. and I’m not in any real rush. I am heading to a favorite place of mine; I normally crawl there solo. There hasn’t been much of scene where I’m headed for the past few years, so this is exciting.

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The peaceful morning is broken by the clack of the diesel, still dirty from last weeks RECON G6 at Logandale.

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Full tank of diesel and ready to hit the open road. Trip meter at zero, I am driving approximately 110 miles to my destination.

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I’m on Interstate 15 heading north; if you read my blogs you may know this road already. In just under an hour I see the familiar sign to Logandale/Overton where events you may have read about have been held.

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Past the Logandale exit and into Arizona. Yes Arizona, but this is not my destination.

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Through the Gorge and into Utah. St George, Utah to be exact is where I am headed.

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We are meeting up at a local 1:1 off road shop, Dixie 4 Wheel Drive. If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you have seen me share some of their RC posts. These guys are an authorized Axial dealer, so this was a perfect meeting spot for Reaction Crawlers.

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No shortage of built jeeps here.

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KrawlZone RC from Layton Utah, about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake, was present and ready to take on whatever was in store.

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Small convoy out to the location and I am sure the terrain will not disappoint.

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From a place that has not really had a scale RC scene in the past few years to this first group, I am excited.

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Jeeps, Honchos, Deadbolts, Spawns, and Wraiths. Looks like we will see it all on the terrain today.

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Some of the kids already flying their favorite shops stickers on their rig before they even have a license! I was really digging the paint job on the Jeep G6 pictured below.

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Group picture of this bunch of off road enthusiasts and they are eager to get on the rocks.

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This Axial Honcho on the rocks was a little bit of throw back with the little green Axial markers on the rocks. I have always been a fan of the Trail Honcho.

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Drivers had a course marked with green Axial markers or had the option of taking on a more challenging bonus line marked with orange Axial markers.

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Kids were able to follow the course and see what their rigs were capable of while also sharpening their driving skills.

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There are a lot of box stock trucks out here and these guys are driving lines. There are a few guys who have some nicely modded rigs, so there is something for everyone.

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I spot this Axial banner and then see the Axial green marker. This is a steep climb, but this kid and his honcho are up to the challenge.

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Everyone gathers around this obstacle to watch the trucks make this climb. Some are getting a daisy chain going.

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This started the taunting between the Jeepers and Toyota fans. This was an impressive obstacle, but this course has so much more to offer.

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This cool little scale trail through the bushes was cool, but these drivers had no idea what lies ahead.

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Some vertical climbs and technical drops were crowd pleasers, but not the highlight sections.

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There is a lot of scenery to take in and some really cool lines to follow.

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There is plenty of help on trail; 1:1 drivers who also RC, like AJ pictured above. I can see all the team work going on as well.

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So we have all seen bridges right? What makes this one cool?

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Is it the way you leave out on vertical rock on a ledge?

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This bridge really got the adrenaline going. There was a drop if you fell off. I was a little nervous taking pics of everyone driving across it.

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The Jeeps and Honchos showed no fear, as they continued to taunt each other. DSC_0052

One thing is for sure, these guys have some nice looking rigs.

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In case the bridge doesn’t excite you, there’s another obstacle towards the end.

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How about this giant teeter totter? It’s a little intimidating with the break over point being so far over the center. Fun to watch!

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As for the Jeep or Honcho debate, both sides pushed the limits of their rigs. Drivers did just as well on the bonus lines.

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Reaction Crawlers did a raffle and one lucky person went home with this Axial Jeep JK Casey Currie Edition and a battery!

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This was a great time. If you’re ever going through St George, Utah, stop in and check out Dixie 4 Wheel Drive. I am sure some of the Reaction Crawlers will be around.


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