Browsed by
Month: September 2016

2018 Jeep Compass (MK) Official Images Released

2018 Jeep Compass (MK) Official Images Released

Well, we finally have some ideas about what the 2017 Jeep Compass will look like and if I’m honest… like what I see (at least on the surface). The MK (Compass and Patriot) have never excited me at all. Sure they have been a good entry level SUV that will let you explore just a little bit, but man have they been ugly. I will say that the current compass, with it’s Grand Cherokee like face, doesn’t look that bad…

Read More Read More

Pic Share – (Sept 17th, 2016) Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway

Pic Share – (Sept 17th, 2016) Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway

Our day, which we knew would be long, started pretty early. We were up and ready by 5am. By 5:15 we had met up with our neighbor and her girls (Sheridan Girls) and were on the road. We started in some pretty heavy rain, but this soon ended as we made our way south. Before you knew it, there were some pretty “epic” (see what I did there Sheridan Girls ) views of the full moon through the receding clouds….

Read More Read More

Cabin Filter and Shock Update

Cabin Filter and Shock Update

So, a couple of updates…. First, the new Fox shocks are hands down the best shock we have used thus far. We initially set them to 4 on the front and 5 on the rear. This was firm over bumps on the road, but we suspected they may settle in. At this setting they handled very similarly to the Bilstein 5160s. Where things were noticed to be VASTLY different was over wash-outs, whoops, and bumpy sections. While firm on the…

Read More Read More

Serpent Mound (Peebles, Ohio)

Serpent Mound (Peebles, Ohio)

This last Sunday we were blessed with amazing weather. Since we had nothing really to do, we decided to jump into Klondike and hit the road for some exploring. Our destination was one that is so close to us we have overlooked it for years, the Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio. The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,348-foot-long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek. There is a short, but very…

Read More Read More

Is the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk useless?

Is the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk useless?

I’ll admit that with amazing amenities, a good engine line-up, and great looks, I was excited to hear that 2017 would bring a Trailhawk version of the Grand Cherokee. So much so, that when I recently stopped by our local dealer to get a few parts, I couldn’t help but take a few pictures and look at the one that they had recently received for an order. Because it was an order and already belonged to someone, I didn’t want…

Read More Read More

Windrock Offroad Park, Labor Day Weekend ’16

Windrock Offroad Park, Labor Day Weekend ’16

Alana and I had the opportunity to join a couple of friends at Windrock Offroad Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee over the weekend. Our wheeling weekend started on Saturday, but our friends John Jay and Joe Miller started the previous evening. Sadly, Joe broke an axle shaft U-Joint and it ended his weekend early. 🙁 With others dropping out of the trip and Joe out, it was down to just John and us for Saturday. A Badge of Honor trail (16)…

Read More Read More