We always have a lot of fun when we come up here
regardless of what we do. This time our autumn weekend up in the
mountains of PA took place in two general areas as we accepted a friend's
invitation to come wheel on the surrounding trails near his home.
Our first day took us about a 45 minute drive down the highway to a sleepy
little mountain community. A short drive down the road from his
house and we were off on a 20 mile loop through some of the most beautiful
countryside around. Our friend Dick drove his Kubota side-by-side as
we followed in an FJ Cruiser. We were amazed at the number of trails
that went on for miles in all directions as we tried to keep track of
where we were on GPS.
The rest of the weekend was spent on our familiar trails deep in the hills
of the Appalachians. We had a few new friends come along for the fun
with a couple of interesting vehicles, a bone stock Jeep Grand Cherokee
and a ground up project Chevy Pickup with a fresh Chevy 350 and a
seriously tough drive train that may someday become a serious monster.
The following 4 pages contain a few hundred photos of the weekend as
well as a few short videos. If you want to browser through a
full-sized slideshow the of the weekend, just click on the first image at
the top and use the arrow keys or just press play! Enjoy!
Here's a really cool old, abandoned steel bridge!
We found an old trash dump in the middle of the
The documentation of a several
year project building a Jeep CJ-7 piece by piece. From
restoration of stock parts like the frame, body, engine and
driveline components to upgraded aftermarket improvements
over stock to custom fabrication and design ideas.
in Rattlesnake Country
In this offroad report we have the opportunity to take a
2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon and a 2007 Toyota
Cruiser up into the Pennsylvania Mountain Trails for a
Weekend of Offroading. With this report we will
run down the pros and cons and our offroad impressions
of the FJ Cruiser and the JK Wrangler Rubicon. But
bear with us as we get the report together...