Steel Bender is a difficult rated trail located in Moab, Utah and offers tons of fun rocks to play on as well as tough ledges to climb and big drop-offs to descend. While the scenery is beautiful on this trail, it is also a great trail to run in at night. In this Project-JK YouTube Video Highlight, you will see a few short clips of what it’s like to take the plunge off “The Wall” and climb up the “Wizard Steps” in the dark.
The Rock Pile is a large granite playground within the Niagara Rim OHV Area which is located east of Modesto, CA and up near the Sonora Pass. This short video clip is the first of many highlights that we hope to bring to you and in it, you will see the crazy amount of flex we get from our Off Road Evolution front coil over and rear EVO Lever System. With the help of the EVO Flex system, you will see how they help to make it possible to traverse formidable terrain with ease.
Although this was originally filmed last year and should have been posted a long time ago, I think you will find that the Rubicon is truly a timeless trail and that this video captures both the essence of it as well as the amazing event known as, the Jeepers Jamboree.
Located near the town of Lucerne, CA, the Bullfrog Jeep Trail is one of the newest additions to the Johnson Valley area and one of the most scenic. Although it is one of the easiest trails in the valley, it is still rated â€śdifficultâ€? and depending on the lines you take, it really is all that and more.
With the 3rd Annual Project-JK Last Chance Canyon Newbie Run coming up in just a few weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to give folks a preview of what they can expect to see and the kind of fun they will have. Needless to say, this is a short YouTube video that we put together from our 2nd Annual Run that we did last year.
I have in-laws that live in Henderson, Nevada, and so as you can imagine, I get to spend a lot of time out in the Las Vegas area. And, while I have always known about the Valley of Fire and some of the trails that exist back there, I’ve never had a chance to check any of them out or at least not until recently. Now, while there is no off-roading allowed within the boundaries of the Valley of Fire State Park, there is a large area located on the outskirts of the park near to the north shores of Lake Mead and to the town of Logandale. This area contains a large network of OHV trails and is specifically known as the Logandale Trails. Of the trails that are designated for Jeeps, the Shitter, Rock Bottom, Hawkins, Bowl, Matterhorn, Arockalpse are the most popular and most of these have tough optional side routes that you can try out such as the infamous S-Turn. Of course, in addition to the great off roading you can do, the scenery is simply to die for and if you’re willing to do some exploring on foot, there are some beautiful springs and petroglpyhs that you can hike up to as well.
395 Above & Below is a short video that WOLette put together that highlighs an end of summer excursion we did up the Ownes Valley along Highway 395. Along the way, we drove our Jeep JK Wrangler over a quarter mile down into the depths of the Reward Mine, we spent some time visiting the Manzanar Japaneese Internment Camp and then made our way up to the top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where we set up camp over at the small but beautiful Funnel Lake. While we were there, we took our JK’s up and over 11,000 feet to do some exploring along the baren spine of Coyote Ridge and to take in the outstanding views beyond.
As some of you may know, Bronco Peak is a short but difficult rated trail that is situated within the Corral Canyon OHV area which is located just south of I-8 near to the town of Alpine. According to the Southern California Back Roads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails book by Charles Wells, Bronco Peak is an â€śdifficultâ€? rated â€śnasty hardcore trailâ€¦ very steep with tight brushâ€¦ large bouldersâ€? and that â€śseveral places are steep enough to cause a rollover if driver is not carefulâ€¦ front and rear lockers are recommended.â€? And, after being told that a 4-door Jeep JK Wrangler couldn’t do this run, you know that it was gonna be a run that I would have to do. Of course, being that the Bronco Peak is so short, our group of 3 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicons, 2 JK Unlimited Saharas and 2 JK 2-Doors Xâ€™s decided that we should first do a run up another short but â€śdifficultâ€? rated trail nearby trail called Sidewinder. Unfortunately, it would also be the only trail that a majority of our group would do.
For our fourth and final Project-JK Norcal Summer Run, we decided to head up to the Niagra Rim OHV trail which is located deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, east of Modesto and near to the Sonora Pass. Of the 10 Jeep JK Wrangler’s (three 2-door and seven 4-door) joining us for the run, most were slightly to moderately built up and one was bone stock with street tires. Of the drivers we had, most had some wheeling experience but never on the kind of terrain they would be seeing and a couple were in fact total newbies.
With the 2nd Annual Anza Borrego Coyote Canyon Newbie Run coming up just around the corner, I thought it would only be fitting to show everyone a short video of all the fun we had last year.
Of all the trails that I have run in Northern California to date, the Slickrock Jeep Trail is by far one of my favorites. Without a doubt, its location deep inside the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest and breathtaking scenery is simply to die for and its relatively short but technically challenging terrain makes it perfect for day runs. Needless to say, when it came time to plan our 2nd run with the JK-Forum.com NorCal Crew, this is the trail we had to do.
Last weekend, Cindy and I finally got a chance to hook up with some of the great people up here in Northern California and do an official Project-JK.com run with them.