This is my last part of my Jeep Muddin’ series to close the week out with. In finishing there is just a few more things I would like to share with everyone on mudding. First off guys and gals – turn your wipers on before you even enter the mud pit! Some Jeep mud lovers’ have been known to keep the washer fluid motor running full-time to help dilute the mud and aid in visibility.
Sure you can go mudding in any Jeep, but if you are not properly equipped to handle the deep mud, stay in the puddles for you and your Jeep’s sake. When it comes time to go Jeep Muddin bring along a wooden yard stick so you can check the depth of the mud before you find yourself checking it when you are bailing to set up a winch to get out. You can use a stick or anything that will give you some sort of depth measurement if your off-roading adventure was a spare of the moment opportunity. When you are probing the depths of the mud pit you want to play in, use your stick to feel around to see what lies at the bottom of the pit – rocks, logs, etc. that could cause damage to your tires or undercarriage of your Jeep. Check the bottoms surface also for its constancy. Is it a soft bottom or does it have some firmness to it. While you are playing in the mud without the Jeep, also check the consistency of the mud – the thicker the mud the more resistance. Ask yourself if your Jeep is set up to handle heavy resistance.
4-wheeling and mud go together like a hamburger goes with and bun, like yen goes with yang, like… like… they just do, that’s all. There is something about getting your Jeep all mudded up, like a badge of honor or something.
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The last Jeep Jamboree for the 2009 season is the Ouachita Jeep Jamboree being held Oct. 22-24, 2009 in Hot Springs Arkansas. Trails like the “Kamikaze Boulder Banzai” and “Rollercoaster Rampage” will speed up your heart rate while challenging both you and your Jeep. This jamboree is held on 1,200 acres of wooded terrain that holds about every type of obstacle one can encounter in a off-roading site with every skill level available. From mud pits, to rock climbing, hill climbs and water crossings makes this the perfect end of the season Jeep Jamboree.
NORA is an organization that helps protect off-roading trails from being shut down by being a voice for off road enthusiast. But the only way they can help make your voices heard is if you help. How can you help – by making your voice heard. You can do this in many ways – letting informing NORA of off-roading trails that are in threat of being shut down, lobbying with NORA to save known off road trails from becoming obsolete, and showing your support by becoming a member.
Coming sooner than you think is the 11th Moab Jeep Jamboree located in Moab Utah on October 22-24, 2009. Moab is incredibly beautiful and full of outdoor activities ranging from rafting, biking, hiking, fishing and the such, and off course Jeep 4-wheeling! The sheer number of trails alone at varying levels of difficulty make it easy to pick just the right trails for you to challenge yourself or just enjoy a little 4-wheeling fun.
16th Gateway to the Cumberland’s Jeep Jamboree Oct. 15-17, 2009 Williamsburg Kentucky
The Gateway to the Cumberland’s Jeep Jamboree is a top notch Jamboree to challenge you and your Jeep’s abilities and improve your skills as an off-roader. You will find the trail guides extremely knowledgeable and helpful and will see the obvious love of 4-wheeling all around you!
3rd Borrego Springs Jeep Jamboree Oct. 15-17, 2009 Borrego Springs California
Are you looking to test out your Jeep’s capabilities in the raw and wild? Want to know how well it articulates through narrow and winding trails full of close encounters with bulging boulders, invasive trees, water, and more? Want to test your Jeep’s traction climbing up steep hills? Do you want to enjoy a couple days playing on a wide range of trails from mild to some of the most extreme obstacles one could encounter? If you answered yes to any of these then Borrego Springs is for you!
The Midwest has some of the best backcountry terrain for off-roading it is no wonder the Jeep Jamboree houses some of the most exciting events in this region. The 2009 French Lick Jeep Jamboree is nestled in the hills of southern Indiana and is filled with rocks water and mud holes. The countryside itself is a scenic backdrop of picturesque frontier times while wild turkey, quail, fox, and deer cross your trails as you work your way across the countryside.