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2point5Seconds

Trail Grom
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Jul 15, 2021
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Yube City, California
Hello everyone!

I am Ray and I live in Yuba City.

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I've been exploring the back roads for a few years now in Northern California and Nevada. Usually in a day trip. But haven't planned an overlanding trip yet where I'm out for a few days. One trail I want to plan my first Overlanding trip is on the Henness Pass Road.

I've been building up my 2019 for the last couple of years. Seems like every time I go out in the back roads, I learn something new and find that I need to add to my "take with me" list when I go out.

Recently drove Old Dale Road in Joshua Tree. That was a pretty nice drive. Definitely worth checking out. This picture was taken near Giant Rock in Joshua Tree.

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Hope to learn from everyone on here and check out some new adventures!
 

OTG Ben

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Welcome Ray @2point5Seconds . Living in Yuba City, you're literally at the doorstep of so many great places to explore! For folks just getting into overlanding, I almost always recommend checking out the extensive network of Backcountry Discovery Trails (BDTs) in CA. You've got the Tahoe, Plumas and Lassen BDTs all within a 1-2 hour drive of you. Poker Flat in the Plumas BDT would be a nice little test for your rig (one of the few 'technical" trails in the BDT system). BTW, what's your handle mean?
 

2point5Seconds

Trail Grom
Joined
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Yube City, California
Welcome Ray @2point5Seconds . Living in Yuba City, you're literally at the doorstep of so many great places to explore! For folks just getting into overlanding, I almost always recommend checking out the extensive network of Backcountry Discovery Trails (BDTs) in CA. You've got the Tahoe, Plumas and Lassen BDTs all within a 1-2 hour drive of you. Poker Flat in the Plumas BDT would be a nice little test for your rig (one of the few 'technical" trails in the BDT system). BTW, what's your handle mean?
Hello sir!

Yes, my in laws live up in the mountains, so they have introduced me to some trails throughout the years. I may get in some fishing or a hike in if I plan ahead. :)

Thank you, sir! I will check out the BDTs. I usually looking online or look on Google maps to find a day trip. A good day trip from here is up to Bowman lake. It's off highway 20 and I-80. It's a lake in the middle of nowhere, and the trail to get in is pretty narrow. But a nice lake. I used to have All Trails app, but I moved to Gaia GPS which seems to be better. It helped me when I went down to Joshua Tree and drove on Old Dale Road.

My handle comes from my training. I teach Combative Knife/Hand to Hand. My instructor is retired Special Forces. When we train, we believe that we have 2.5 seconds to disarm the person or the chances of survival decreases. So, you engage the person, or try running. Seems funny to run, but a lot of knife instructors mention that first.

Take care!
 

Bumpyadventures

Trail Grom
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Jul 18, 2021
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Location
Cottonwood, CA
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Like you, I'm just trying to create lasting memories. My family is hooked on 4WD adventure. My co-navigators are my kids. I'm only just getting started (with them). My gear has been acquired little by little over the years. Some of my gear is over 20 years old. I would love to network with others. We are in Cottonwood, CA. Our primary weapon of choice is a modified Suburban Z71 with 6" lift on 35s. Our other weapon for wheeling are Jeep Wrangler YJ(s) because they are super light. Those are even more modified but obviously doesn't have the seating capacity to fit a family of 7. One day we will travel with multiple rigs. Next time we go to the Mojave Road we will flat tow the "Super Jeep", but for now, we use the 'Burb. We use our rigs. I don't care about paint. Pinstriping is character. We always carry spare parts and tools. We break, fix, repeat. I'll be seeing you out there on the trails! 20201025_092537.jpgIMG_3658.jpgIMG_3357.jpgIMG_3363.jpgIMG_3392.jpgIMG_0092.jpgIMG_0228.jpgIMG_0359.jpgIMG_3397.jpgIMG_3583.jpgIMG_3708.jpgIMG_3555.jpgIMG_3628.jpg
 

Bumpyadventures

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Cottonwood, CA
Here are the Jeeps. My 14-year old is learning to drive on our property. Also, we have a Chevy 3500 4x4 mainly for hauling. One that is not shown is our Ford Expedition. I don't trust taking Fords offroad. I tell my wife not to let it get too close to the Suburban air intake. Not responsible if it gets stuck in my air filter. Ha-ha. Gotta poke fun to the Ford people out there. 😉
 

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Bumpyadventures

Trail Grom
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Cottonwood, CA
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Like you, I'm just trying to create lasting memories. My family is hooked on 4WD adventure. My co-navigators are my kids. I'm only just getting started (with them). My gear has been acquired little by little over the years. Some of my gear is over 20 years old. I would love to network with others. We are in Cottonwood, CA. Our primary weapon of choice is a modified Suburban Z71 with 6" lift on 35s. Our other weapon for wheeling are Jeep Wrangler YJ(s) because they are super light. Those are even more modified but obviously doesn't have the seating capacity to fit a family of 7. One day we will travel with multiple rigs. Next time we go to the Mojave Road we will flat tow the "Super Jeep", but for now, we use the 'Burb. We use our rigs. I don't care about paint. Pinstriping is character. We always carry spare parts and tools. We break, fix, repeat. I'll be seeing you out there on the trails! View attachment 321View attachment 322View attachment 323View attachment 324View attachment 325View attachment 326View attachment 327View attachment 328View attachment 329View attachment 330View attachment 331View attachment 332View attachment 333
Forgot to give my name: Jim.

I bought a GoPro Hero 9 and I'm intend to share all our family offroad adventures. I'll be posting the videos on my 'Bumpy Adventures' YouTube channel (hence the name). New email is bumpyadventures@gmail.com.

Before I go out again, I have to smog and currently awaiting my new catalytic converters. Meanwhile, I'm looking into a rooftop tent, new roof rack and more lights. Axle upgrades are in store for the future. If anyone knows of cool trails kids would love, like river or creek crossings, please email me. I can't wait to get back out there!
 

AzJeeper

Trail Grom
Joined
Jul 27, 2021
Messages
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Location
Phoenix,AZ
Hello everyone! My name is Marty and I am in the Phoenix,AZ area. I am new to overlanding but have had the itch to get into it ever since I bought my first Jeep 2 years ago. My rig is a 2012 JKU Rubicon with a 2" lift and I currently run 33" BFG KO2's. (Tire replacement is coming soon)

My plan is two fold. First part is to build up my OL gear collection a little at time, I have the basics now. I need to figure out carrying extra fuel primarily and a couple of other minor items. I won't know for sure everything I need until I need it I've surmised. Second part is to get out on shorter runs, get comfortable and add gear as I go. I am looking into setting up those shorter run with the offroad group I belong to.

I have been looking for a website like this for a little while now and stumbled across it this morning, I am glad I did. I shared it with a few people who also like it.

I am looking forward to getting out and about little by little and learning the ropes.
 

OTG Ben

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Hello everyone! My name is Marty and I am in the Phoenix,AZ area. I am new to overlanding but have had the itch to get into it ever since I bought my first Jeep 2 years ago. My rig is a 2012 JKU Rubicon with a 2" lift and I currently run 33" BFG KO2's. (Tire replacement is coming soon)

My plan is two fold. First part is to build up my OL gear collection a little at time, I have the basics now. I need to figure out carrying extra fuel primarily and a couple of other minor items. I won't know for sure everything I need until I need it I've surmised. Second part is to get out on shorter runs, get comfortable and add gear as I go. I am looking into setting up those shorter run with the offroad group I belong to.

I have been looking for a website like this for a little while now and stumbled across it this morning, I am glad I did. I shared it with a few people who also like it.

I am looking forward to getting out and about little by little and learning the ropes.

Welcome Marty! One of our good friends just made the move to Prescott and is loving it. Hopefully he'll give us some local intel so we can continue developing more routes down in your neck of the woods :)
 
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