Jeep Meeting and Trail RidePosted: February 20, 2012
On February 18, I hosted yet another Jeep Meet and Greet. The first one was a big success but did not inclue a trail ride. I met some awesome people and decided to host another one. What the hell is a Jeep Meet and Greet you ask? See, I belong to the Wrangler Forum. A place where Jeep
enthusiasts nerds such as myself gather to exchange information, argue over which model is better, exchange modification ideas, (where the hell can I mount the CB??), and trail locations. Star Wars nerds have their conventions, we have the Forum. Specificily, the Hudson Valley thread on the Forum.
Long story short, I post a date and time on the Forum and people show up because people like beers and Jeeps. Actually Jeep upside down and backwards IS beer. See:
At 1 pm, people started to show up with their Jeeps. Here is a quick photo of my driveway right before we headed out:
On the way to the undisclosed trail location (did not think it was going to be that easy did ya?), we pulled over to watch a hang glider guy slowly descend to his death. Honestly, those guys that do that are crazy. And thin. I am jealous.
Eventually, we traveled down the path and came to this:
As soon as we pulled up to this obstacle, I immediately thought of this:
I am also an idiot.
After the babbling brook, we went for another mile or so until we came to a stream that about 10 feet straight down. No way to cross it, plus it was starting to get dark, and fixing a flat in the dark, in the mud, in the cold snow, especially with no spare tire, is not a fun task. We decided to turn around.
I followed Noah and decided to film alot more on the way out then I did on the way in. The first obstacle was the a very deep, narrow trench. Does not translate hot steep it was on the video, but it was unnerving especially with no spare. I am a dumbass.
Made it no problem. The more I drove the Jeep, the more confident and impressed I was at what this vehicle can do. Even stock, fresh out of the factory this is a very capable offroad vehicle.
Good times had by all!
- Stuck? Club members send their Jeeps to the rescue (heraldnet.com)
- Is The Jeep Wrangler The Toughest Vehicle In The World? (ridelust.com)