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|So the point of this thread is to log some of my four wheeling adventures. When I can't get out in the dirt myself or work on the truck, I like to live vicariously through others and read about their trips. This thread is for those of you like me. Feel free to comment as you see fit. All four wheeling/adventuring/outdoorsy/BS discussion is welcome!
So I've been into four wheeling since before I could drive. In fact, its been the motivation behind most of the stuff I've done to my truck. I'm a gear head, but I also like camping and getting out in the woods. Wheeling is a nice way of combining the two. But, like most hobbies, it seems like I never have enough time or money to throw at it.
This season, has been a little different. I've been fortunate enough to make it out on several wheeling trips. This was mainly because I got involved with a local 4x4 club (Glass City Crawlers). I also I finally got the truck to a point where I could take on some more technical stuff.
On to some pics:
Back in June, I went on my first run with GCC to Bundy hill offroad park. Like all of the trips I've been on since, I was the only non-jeeper there. I ran with their "beginner" group, which turned out to be a little too easy for the danger ranger. I did an awful job taking pictures on this trip. I've gotten better, I promise.
A month or so later, I made a solo (well, a buddy went with me, but we only took one vehicle) trip to Vinton County in Southern Ohio. Vinton county has some awesome scenery and miles of unmaintained public roads that are more "trail" than "road".
These were on Macedonia church road. I had heard this was an interesting road to run as there it took you past an abandoned church out in the woods. The church was kind of a let down, but the road/trail was fun, albeit short.
Next we ran township road 3. The trail started out pretty tame, but got pretty technical about 1.5 miles in (long washed out hill climb with 3 decent sized rock ledges/steps). By this time it had started raining pretty hard and the creek bed that the trail had been weaving in and out of started to fill with run off, and I didn't really want to attempt the hill climb in the rain, so we figured we better turn around and head back to the paved road. I made time for a photo op on the way out.
From township road 3, we headed south a ways to stone quarry road. Like the name implies, the road ran next to an abandoned quarry. We spent the rest of the day playing around there and exploring the power line access roads that spurred off from stone quarry road.
An old bridge we stumbled across. Was about as sketchy as it looks. There was a noticeable sag in it when we walked across.
The power company was in the middle of replacing a number of poles on one of the lines running through the area. We came around a corner on one of the access roads and were face to face with this. Not exactly what I expected to see that far out in the woods.
As we were leaving stone quarry, the sun was going down. So I stopped and got a little artsy with the iPhone camera.
About a week later, I went back up to Bundy Hill with the Glass City Crawlers. This time we had a smaller group, so we all ran in one trail group.
Fast-forward a few weeks, and I headed back up to Bundy (seeing a pattern? haha). This was my third trip up there, so I started getting a little more adventurous with what obstacles I was attempting. Again, I was the only non-jeeper there. Which I've learned is not really a bad thing. The ranger ends up getting a lot of attention. And, everybody is amazed that something other than a jeep can tackle un-paved terrain. It actually turns out to be a little bit of an ego boost.
My most recent trip, also to bundy (Really hoping to branch out a little next season haha), was last weekend. I almost didn't make this one. I went out and had a beer or twelve the night before, which made it a bit of struggle to wake up at the crack of dawn and climb in the truck. But I ended up goin, and im glad I did. Ended up being beautiful weather and a great day of wheeling, even if my head was pounding.
To be continued.....
2002 XLT 4x4, 4.0l V6, Silver Frost Metalic, Superlifted and stuff