I’m exhausted. I took Offroad Consulting‘s 201 class today. I learned a lot and got a chance to sample a few sections of the Blue trail. Apparently you need a modified Jeep to do Blue trail. I forgot to change the entry form, so it still showed that had the old modified Jeep (which had a 2.5″ lift and 33″ tires). #woops
Well, surprisingly I didn’t have any problems. To be honest, I’m not surprised. I used to drive an M151 Mutt in the US Army, so these trails on a modern Jeep are not that difficult.
I mean I doubt I’d ever try to do the entire Blue trail on my new unmodified Jeep, but I think I can do most of it. Today was a necessary experiment, so I can see what this Jeep can do before modifying it.
So what’s the Blue trail, you might ask. Here’s a sample section, with 30° incline, 8-12″ high rocks, and a 50 foot ledge along the left of the climb. How do you get over it? Pick your line and go slow. I got to the top without bottoming out.
Here’s a line-up of the folks I rode with, clearly their Jeeps were modified.
Sucia didn’t get too dirty today, even if we did much tougher terrain than we did on last month’s 101 class.
Working on getting the lift, tires, etc. all ordered so I can get back off-road as soon as possible. Oh and you’re a Netflix Weeds fan…you’ll know that the hood sticker means. 🙂