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Windrock Park

North of Oliver Spring, Tennessee in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains is 72,000 acres of trails, rock crawling, and mud bogs that make up the off-road park, “Windrock Park.” Windrock Park claims title to having the largest privately owned land for off-road use. Right on the property is primitive camping, full service RV hooks, and even fully furnished cabins that sleep up to nine people per unit when you decided to visit. The best time to visit is in the fall, when the forest’s foliage is turning all shades of reds, yellows, and orange. Creating some amazing moments not soon forgotten Continue Reading → Windrock Park

Turtle Ridge ORV Park

In northern Michigan, just east of Mackinac Island, is the awe inspiring Drummond Island. The off-road adventure begin before you even step foot on the island. No bridges link Drummond Island to the main land, which means that the only way across is to board a ferry to get to the island with your vehicle. Turtle Ridge ORV Park guides you through boreal forests, glacial rock deposits, and stone ridges in the UP. This place has something to offer everyone, from stock vehicles, to monster rigs, the island will not disappoint. Don’t forget to run the ORV trails that Drummond Continue Reading → Turtle Ridge ORV Park

Cliff's Insane Terrain Park

Illinois’ only true Off-Road park for full size vehicles has some of the most unique wheeling that you will ever encounter. Nothing like the rocks in California, where traction is no problem on the granite. The mud at Cliff’s Insane Terrain Park is something of it’s own, adding another level to difficultly to off-roading… that most haven’t experienced. The hills are truly eroding underneath your feet as that vehicle works it’s heart out trying to climb up hills. The trails become quite interesting when you drop into a rut and literately let go of the steering wheel and stay on Continue Reading → Cliff's Insane Terrain Park

Tip Toe Behind the Rocks

Tip Toe Behind the Rocks in Moab is one of the easier trails, but what it lacks in difficultly is made up with beautiful and scenic views. I drove the trail after few days of running the harder trails because we want an easy day were we focus on the beauty that the desert has to offer. Tip Toe is an off shoot of the much harder trail, Behind the Rocks and can be easily driven in any high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle. At the end of this trail is Balcony Arch, Picture Frame Arch, and Pritchett Arch which is Continue Reading → Tip Toe Behind the Rocks

Steel Bender

Originally a wagon trail, Steel Bender leads you through 20 miles of scenic views of Mill Creek, Moab, and the La Sal Mountains. This trail can prove to be very difficult in a stock vehicle which is why I have given Steel Bender a rating of Difficult. I do not recommend running this trail alone, and spotting is a must on some of the obstacles. The most memorable obstacle for me was “The Wall,” which is this vertical wall that you must drop down. For some reason I decided to take the seeming more difficult off camber section to the Continue Reading → Steel Bender

Rubicon Trail

Of all the trails in the world, The Rubicon Trail is the one and the only trail to top them all. Located in the Sierra Nevada, the Rubicon Trail is located directly due west of Lake Tahoe crossing rivers, lakes, and granite in the El Dorado. So popular is this place, auto manufacturers regularly use this trail as the gauge to test their new vehicles on. The trail technically begins in Wentworth Springs, but the typical 4×4 enthusiast is looking to start the trail at Loon Lake. The first obstacle encountered is Walker Hill which is a climb up a Continue Reading → Rubicon Trail

Badlands Off Road Park

The Midwest doesn’t have many options for weekend wheeling, but in the town of Attica Indiana the “Badlands Off-Road Park” delivers. With 800 acres of steep wall climbs, sand dunes, rock gardens, trails, mud, ruts, swamp, and stream crossings this park will not disappoint. Perfect for easy wheeling all the way up to extreme off-road sections. One of the nicest features in the park has to be the full-size vehicle only section with things to climb in every direction. If your vehicle is stock or your just trying to get a feel for the park head to the full-size only Continue Reading → Badlands Off Road Park

Hell's Revenge

In 2009, the week before Easter I headed to Moab, Utah so that we could avoid the Easter Jeep Safari. I wanted to be at the Easter Jeep Safari, but the group I was with decided that the trails would get so busy that Moab wouldn’t be as fun as the week before. I think that plan worked out great because the amount of elbow room out there wouldn’t have been the same with bumping into all those Jeep’s that weekend. Although, I would have liked to see all those Jeeps out on the trails. The off-road trail “Hell’s Revenge” Continue Reading → Hell's Revenge

Solid Axle Upgrade

The rear axle on all H3 Hummers are originally equipped with a solid AAM 860 axle. This axle is commonly referred to as the GM 8.6. This GM 8.6 axle is very well suited for off-road applications and hold up quite well. However, the axle does have one particular flaw. The differential cover that seals the ring and pinion off from dirt and debris is not capable of supporting the weight of the vehicle. Unlikely, but situations do occur when the weight of the H3 end up on the rear diff cover. Underneath that differential-cover are some of the most Continue Reading → Solid Axle Upgrade

Broken Bike

Between the Hummer Parts, adding features to the two current themes, and staying active in like sports I like, I haven’t had much time to myself. The other day I decided that I would finally get around to fixing my Kawasaki 2006 636 Ninja. After having some weird brake issue, and now the shifting has become difficult I thought I would take it upon myself to fix it. After series of bad events that was no one’s fault, I decided that I would do the work on my bike from now on. After some research I thought that the shifter Continue Reading → Broken Bike

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