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Michigan to open over 6k miles of Forestry Roads!

Michigan to open over 6k miles of Forestry Roads!

Chris Cordes with Expedition Portal posted up some pretty epic news yesterday. For outdoor lovers east of the Mississippi river, and definitely those of us north of the Ohio river, places of recreation are spread pretty thin. Even more so when your prefered method of exploration and activity involves a vehicle. As Ohioans ourselves, we often put in several hours of pavement pounding before we can find any sort or remote recreation. Even then, either vehicles aren’t allowed or camping…

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Drive to Paradise – Mt. RAINIER

Drive to Paradise – Mt. RAINIER

Earlier this week we headed to the Pacific Northwest to visit our son and daughter-in-law for a few days. The weather was pretty typical for the PNW this time of year and made for some soggy outdoor exploring but we didn’t let that deter us. One of our jaunts was to Mt. Rainier. Most of the roads surrounding the area are closed this time of year with exception to 706 (at least to Paradise Inn). So, we all jumped in…

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China and Platinum; an adventure to celebrate 20 years!

China and Platinum; an adventure to celebrate 20 years!

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been twenty years since Alana and I vowed to love and cherish one another for eternity, but it has. In an effort to not sound overly sappy (I can be), I’ll just say I feel very blessed to have found a partner so early in life that has not only been willing to put up with my crap but appears to be willing to continue doing so! 😛 For several years Alana and I…

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Topless for Tatas 9

Topless for Tatas 9

Topless for TATAs is a non-profit 501(c)3 that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. While active throughout the year at various events and venues, TFT hosts an annual offroading event at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pennsylvania. The first event was in 2009 with 65 participating Jeeps but it has rapidly grown from there and now sells out to over 500 jeeps in just weeks. In 2015, TFT boosted attendance to mark the 7th anniversary of the event…

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Overlanding The Allegheny National Forest

Overlanding The Allegheny National Forest

In spite of our best efforts, our winter projects rolled right up to the beginning of spring.  Normally this is okay, but the tail end of our winter was more spring-like than some of the first weekends of the actual spring. Due to the ugly weather (and some other things), we have had a heck of a time getting out to enjoy the fruit of those winter project efforts. Something that needed rectifying and pronto! So, we set our sights…

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Hiking Cantwell Cliffs (Hocking Hills, Ohio)

Hiking Cantwell Cliffs (Hocking Hills, Ohio)

This past weekend had a split personality. Saturday was cold and started with snow while Sunday was in the 60s and warm. This worked out for us fairly well since we had our CPR re-certification to do on Saturday and were stuck inside for much of the day. Sunday would so nice that we wanted to make the most of the weather by getting outside. Our destination would be the Cantwell Cliffs for a hike. While part of the Hocking…

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Shawnee State (Ohio) Forestry Roads

Shawnee State (Ohio) Forestry Roads

If you are looking for a little backcountry getaway, Ohio’s Shawnee State Forest may be just the right destination. Especially if you are looking for more of a drive than a hike. With the recent cold snap and projects on pause, this is just what we were looking for. The forest itself is nearly 64,000 acres and is nestled between the Scioto and Adams counties. Nicknamed “The Little Smokies of Ohio” there are some similarities, but I personally think this…

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WeatherTech KL Cherokee “FloorLiner” Review

WeatherTech KL Cherokee “FloorLiner” Review

There are many things we like about our KL Cherokee. We have come to enjoy exploring with some comforts and this little Trailhawk has a bunch of features that make long road or trail days nice. One feature we don’t really like (or even understand) is the carpeted floor Jeep has made standard across its vehicles. Sure it cuts down on heat and road noise, but it’s tough to keep looking decent. The most common solution to this would be…

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Nine overland trips every Jeeper should do!

Nine overland trips every Jeeper should do!

Mrs. SSS and I have another cross-country trip planned next year to see our son who is stationed in Washington. Our trek will take us through many places we still have on our bucket list, and as such, we are planning an overlanding adventure to make the most of the trip. (This is actually the whole reason we purchased Klondike.) A recent article from Sean Holman of Four Wheeler Magazine came in perfect time for us and our planning. I…

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2016’s Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America?

2016’s Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America?

PartCatalog just released their 2016 “Top Off Road Trails” in America list (or at least in 38 states in America). Additionally, they announced the highest rated trails/parks based on all of the submissions they received. It’s important to note that this list is for all venues of off-roading. Why is this detail important? Well, some parks or trails are better for certain types of vehicles. For example, Windrock OHV Park in TN earned second place but is far from a…

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