The first Red Bull Rampage was held in 2001 just outside of Virgin, Utah near Zion National Park. The terrain in the area is unique on a world wide scale. With steep spines, loose dirt, and huge drops that created a style of ridding never before seen. There were no built trails, it was simply called freeriding. Similar to the style of free skiers, scoping a line that looks doable, point and shoot. Today the tradition of pushing the limits and riding huge lines continues.
I was determined to get my home out of there, I couldn't even imagine watching my whole life wash away. I put it in 4 wheel low and went for it. The road was a mess, taking detours, dodging stuck vehicles and empty tents, not wanting to stop and sink. The climb out was white knuckle, with the red clay turned to pure grease, it was slick. There was no room for error, parts of the road had washed out, leaving inches between me and tipping off the side. With a bit of an audience at this point I pointed it up the hill, I didn't even look in the mirrors for fear of loosing the camper, it was all or nothing. The Betty climbed out like a champ and to the safety of pavement. The beefy tires did their job keeping me on the road and out of the ditch. Back on asphalt, the Sherriff walked up and said "I really didn't think you were gonna make it". "Me neither" I said. The site didn't flood but I decided to get a spot in the RV park for the next couple days anyways, haha.
Below is a short highlight real of all the action. Check it out!