Congratulations to James “NVRDUN” Foster for February 2017 JOTM Winner!
Although it’s not a “wheeling” picture it has a special meaning for our family. Our son Dustin got married last October to a beautiful young lady named Meg. Lisa and I became instant grandparents to three wonderful kids. The youngest is 3 years old. His name is Chase. The picture was taken on December 24, 2016, which was our first Christmas with the grandkids. So it just seemed right that Chase would get a Jeep for Christmas. We added some custom RUBICON stickers to the hood, some LSJC stickers in front of the doors and Lisa had a set of custom plates made for it with Chase?s name. The picture came about because Meg and Dustin did not have room in their car to get it home. So I loaded it up in the JK. Chase came out and asked where his Jeep was and I told him it was in the JK. He got so excited that he jumped up and down and wanted to see. So I opened the back again for him to see and that?s when the picture was shot. He thought it was really cool that his JK was in the back of Grandpa?s JK.
Thanks for voting for our picture.
James (and Chase)
Congratulations to James “Jeep Jockey” for January 2017 JOTM Winner!
While out for a day of wheeling at Bridgeport off road Park with Sharon and Ben (dog), we had wheeled most trails that we were interested in doing. In route to our last trail of the day “Meno’s” we encountered an unexpected obstacle. Driving down a steep muddy access road with off camber ledges our driver front tire dropped off a ledge before our passenger tire came off the ledge and it was on, resulting in the roll over that brings us to this picture. Never would I have expected that out come on a trail road that I’ve been on many times before.
Upon finding ourselves inverted I asked Sharon if she was hurt, which she answered no we found ourselves laughing. You see, Sharon had vowed to never drive the Jeep off road until it had been flopped, still says she won’t drive! With the help of Bart’s winch at the bottom, and a snatch block we rolled the jeep back on its wheels checked everything out then cranked it up and drove it back to the parking lot via the rocky Menos trail then continued our drive home without any troubles.
Our Jeep is getting a make over hood, windshield frame, rear quarter, and roll bar have been changed as well as some other problems being addressed. Our Insurer GEICO covered all damages and we will be back on the trails this spring hopefully .
Jim & Sharon AKA “Jeep Jockey”
Congratulations to Scott “81 Renegade” for 2016 JOTY Winner!
Election run 2016, Barnwell Mountain Recreation; the first trail of the day was Binder Boulevard led by our fearless leader Joe (Bushwacker) and his lovely and talented navigator Sonia (Bushwackersgirl). The picture was taken by Sonia and really captures the definitions of the of the terrain that lets the picture speak for itself. It was a great weekend that my girlfriend Susan (Sparkles) and I really enjoyed spending with great friends.
Congratulations to Joe “Bushwacker” for December 2016 JOTM Winner!
This is another picture that was taken by “Copper Head”, Sonia. It was taken at the 2016 LSJC Election Run. I cannot remember the name of the trail, but it was muddy in the middle so I was trying to keep the Jeep to the passenger side. In doing so, the Jeep kept walking the wall. Once all my passengers got out, 3 of them, they told me to stop so they could get a picture.
Thanks everyone for the votes.
Congratulations to Joe “Bushwacker” for November 2016 JOTM Winner!
The picture is of my 2001 TJ and it was taken at the Hot Springs ORV Park in Hot Springs, AR this September 16th. It was on the exit of the Rock Garden. I was just a little too driver and it very slowly started going over. It felt like it took a minute to get on it’s side. Once there I made sure Sonia was okay and killed the motor. I told Sonia to unbuckle her seat belt and stand up. She asked me to repeat myself cause it did sound a little strange when you’re on your side. Once she was standing up in the door opening I had her push me up so I could get my seat belt undone. We then climbed out of the Jeep to see what I had done. As everyone does now a days, we had to take a selfie. The picture that you see was taken by Melinda Hill and shared with us.
After the picture was taken we hooked up Skip Hill’s winch to my rocker guard to hold the Jeep down on it’s tires. I was going to drive out of it, but the Jeep didn’t have any electrical power. So we, Mudman, Green Hornet, Lee Bob, opened the hood to see what was going on. Well the battery had slid towards the passenger side and the positive battery terminal clamp bolt had welded itself to the fender. We had to get a big flathead screw driver and a hammer to get if off of the fender. We then checked all fuses and relays, everything looked good, but still no power. I decided to do what I know best, reboot. I disconnected the negative cable from the battery and let it sit for a minute. Hooked it back up and she fired right up. Drove out of it with the winch connected untill I wasn’t leaning anymore and went back to camp. Crazy thing is I ran the same trail the day before and didn’t have an issue.
I want to give a huge thank you to Sonia, Skip, Melinda, Jim, Lee Bob, and Mark for helping me get out of my first flop. I would also like to thank all the members that voted for the picture.
Congratulations to Larry “CJ8Larry” for October 2016 JOTM Winner!
The picture was taken back in August 2016 from our 3rd trip to Ouray, CO. We are at the top of Imogene Pass which is one of our favorite trails in the area. The Jeep is a 2015 JK Willys 6spd with a leveling kit, 32ish inch BFG AT K02s and a full set of Rock Hard Skids.
Congratulations to Bob “offcamber” for September 2016 JOTM Winner!
The photo is of my wife, Rachael’s 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel. Last year we went to the Ouray area in my JK and this year we decided to take my wife’s Grand Cherokee and try it out on the trails of Colorado. Her Jeep has a 2″ OME lift on it, aftermarket skids, and mopar rockrails and sits on 32.5″ tires. The Jeep handled all the trails we ran in the San Juans and averaged over 32mpg. The photo was taken on an overlook on Last Dollar Road between Ridgway and Telluride. If you haven’t driven it, Last Dollar Road is an awesome drive and great place to see lots of wildlife and old west mountain scenery (much of the original John Wayne western, True Grit was filmed right off the road and some of the buildings still stand.
Congratulations to Bryan “Stickerhead” for August 2016 JOTM Winner!
This “endo” happened between L&B and J&P Turnpike at Gilmer. I was leading an easy group when I decided to go down this obstacle. I eased down it but knew this was going to happen once I was committed. It made a lazy end over but luckily the stinger pushed it passenger and the “A” pillar and KC light took most of the brunt.
I want to thank Jim “Mudman for taking the picture and Brian MMMBeer and Trevor for hooking me up and my brother Lee “LeeBob” for winching me down.
From the words of Al “why didn’t you let off of the brake when it started going over?” Duh!!!
Congratulations to “Kidzey” Naghae for July 2016 JOTM Winner!
Thanks to all. This was taken at the Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree in May. The obstacle was meant to be a tight L turn, but I saw some tread marks going straight up so I asked. My guides said it couldn’t be done and hadn’t been tried in a 4 door, so I said “Let’s try it!” I knew I wasn’t going to make it up but wanted to see how far I could get and this was it. Back bumper and hitch got stuck in the ground and I couldn’t go any further. Backed up and eventually made it out the turn though. Already planning out a different line for next time… And happy 4th to all.
Congratulations to Michael “Gator Bait” for June 2016 JOTM Winner!
The picture was taken on the Rusty Nail? trail by Al (Wushaw) during an early May week long trip to Moab this year. It was a bucket list trip for me that I?ll never repeat! That was my mantra of the week. I have a severe case of Acrophobia. Pretty sure all were well aware! Especially along the cliff side obstacles! It was a great time wheeling and enjoying the company of a great group of people.