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We have all seen the pictures of Jeeps with a tire high up on a rock, car or other Jeep.
Often I'm thinking, did they really climb over that obstacle, or were they just posing?

Last weekend our club (it's not a gang!) traveled one of the harder trails in the San Bernardino Mountain area. Thought I'd share a few photos.

A typical SoCal off road trail.





As mentioned, I often wonder, was the shot posed or real?




The best proof is a photo of the Jeep on the other side of the rock.




This type of travel is cross country, off road travel in areas set aside for recreational vehicles. It's the true meaning of off road. This is not what noobs call "rock crawling". Rock crawling is a sport specifically for rock buggies, or extreme Jeeps that are trailered to the trail head, or rock area. All of the Jeeps in these photos are street legal and traveled a paved highway as a part of this trip.

Please feel free to add your Jeep photos here in this thread.

 

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You just HAD to rub it in that I am sitting in the middle of a corn field looking at these pictures.

Are you happy now?

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Ha! Ha! My apologies Bob.








 

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On the way from Table Mesa to Seven Springs.



Admittedly not a Wrangler but this was still not an easy climb. White Tank Mountains area.



"Can Opener" so called because the overhanging rock on the passenger side as you climb (or in some cases try to climb) this obstacle. White Tank Mountains area.



What Can Opener does if you choose the wrong line.



Climbing the hill!! Several lines you can choose. Note the cross/memorial in the lower left corner. ALWAYS wear your seatbelt and know your and your vehicles limitations. This area is now closed I believe.

 

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A wet, dirty, muddy Jeep is a happy Jeep. Unfortunately it is also a Jeep that takes hours to clean afterwards. Martinez Cabins area.



Raw Deal and Upper Terminator trails in the White Tanks area.



Again, not a Wrangler but very capable. Lake Pleasant to Crown King trail.





My buddy lifting a tire for the first time. It is a feeling you never quite get used to. Pleasant to CK trail.



Tin Can Alley.





Another first time tire lifter. Coke Ovens trail.



Cherokee flex!!



See previous post about knowing your and your vehicles limitations.



This is an after trail shot. Not sure who was more tired, me or them.

 

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Nice shots!
Thanks for participating!
I see the XJ well represented in your group. The Compass and Patriot owners probably had to work that weekend?
 

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XJ's need love too!

 

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...and in regards to the tire lift comment, while it's not desireable for good traction. you should have seen the smile on her face!

 

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Thanks!! The Compass and Patriot owners save their rigs for the hard trails, no way we could keep up with them. I agree XJ's need love to. I am contemplating buying one and going the stroked 4.0 route with a six speed manual out of a 05-06 Wrangler. Be a year at least before anything happens though.

My favorite tire lifting shot is the reaction of my former brother-in-law riding in my 03 Rubi.

 

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Oh, now you started it! The wife:




Even with open diffs she climbed that lttle bump.



I don't want to hijack my own thread, so back on topic. ;)

 

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Nice pics!! Short wheelbase and no articulation almost always equals air time. We have a guy nicknamed "Hollywood" because he likes to get air time. This is not him though.

Payette Draw, a trail I really, really, really want to run.



The Cracks, up by Heber, where when I eventually went there I broke my stock front locker. The drive back to Phoenix was....interesting.



Temporary hijack!!



Now back to your regularly scheduled program....The Cracks again.

 

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I don't have much in the way of pics of my own Jeep. Hard to drive and snap photos! I do have this one, I had owned it about 16 hours at this point. People found it amusing I still had the dealer paper tag on the back.

Great idea for a thread Norm.

 

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I don't have much in the way of pics of my own Jeep. Hard to drive and snap photos!
Great idea for a thread Norm.
Thanks John!

I figured out a way to kill two birds with one stone, to get photos and introduce a new generation to the outdoors.

The 4 door helps...Many enthusiasts, both Jeepers and Car Guys, lament the decline in interest from the next generation, so I decided to show my nephews and neighborhood kids, what's it like to experience the great outdoors, conservationist etiquette and also teach them how to use a camera.
Many of the shots of my Jeep you see posted by me, were actually taken by my 11 year old nephews, and no you aren't seeing double... ;)
...another upside is that every person I take with me gets hooked and now has plans to build a Jeep as soon as they can drive!
Probably no surprise that both of my daughters have owned Jeeps.


At my friends shop, they are called the Mighty Mini Mechanics ;)
With small hands for those hard to reach places!

 
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Another purpose of this thread is to help non-Jeepers (you reading Sergio?) better understand how hundreds of thousands of Jeep owners use their Jeeps.
We don't begrudge anyone the right to have a pavement car that also has all weather traction, just don't turn every Jeep into one, or Jeep will lose it's soul.





 

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Today's shot;

 

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Nice!
 

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Just look at an H1 for portals. ;)
 

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Some Newbie...




Before everyone here but Bob and JTE was born... just kidding guys!

 
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