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    went on a family trip to Colorado and Utah to attend a wedding, so i rented a jeep for a day and went wheeling. the class 6 roads around here are a joke compared to the vast amount of trails out there. the only vehicle available was a stock liberty with some skid plates, they gave me a trail map and let me loose.
    the trail system i was on went up to the continental divide way way above tree line, unfortunately there was an obstacle with water running down it that i couldn't make it up so i didn't actually take a trail to the divide but we went to another spot that was more easily accessible. after that whent to the top of peak 10 at Breckenridge ski area, that was cool.

    didnt really take many pictures but here is a few.

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    I would love to get out there one day! Great photos!
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    That's cool Chris!
    Funny how they let you wheel it :)
    That is some the trail system that Nick and I were on during our cross country trip, that ended at CO ;)
    I guess it goes from Canada to Mexico :O Thus the name :p
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a big lift, wide mud tires, and a winch simply do not ;)

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    i rented it from high mountain jeep rental they knew i was taking it off road. found some more pictures on my phone.
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    Nice! It is always great to rent a Jeep and do even mild stuff when you travel, you get to see so much more. Here's a shot from when I was in Santa Fe, NM a few years back.

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    We lived in NH for many years, but packed up and left about 6 years ago. Got in our RV and are touring the US full time. We tow a Jeep and spend most of our time out West. I drive and my wife takes pictures and it seems to work out well.

    Here is a link to our blog. It may inspire some one to come West for a Jeep adventure.

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    Nice - I love wheeling in that part of the country. I try to get out there at least once a year.

    The last time I rented a cute-ute, i brought it back covered in mud and scratches - made me glad of the insurance. Nowadays I am lucky to have friends in the area with multiple wheeling rigs :)

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    I would like to share something with you guys. I am a native New Yorker. Used to roam the Northeast. Loved it a lot. One day, I decided to end living in the Northeast and move to the far West. I am so glad that I did. Going offroad in different states. Seeing all kinds of animals. I uprooted my entire family and it was worth it. Why? Because everyday when I woke up, I had awesome-ness right outside the front door. Went on trails and saw miles upon miles of wilderness. Everytime you climb a mountain, you see many more mountains out there. Going around a bend in the road and you come upon a huge elk blocking your way. In Oregon, up in high desert, I saw a huge herd of antelope. Along the steep banks of the Colorado River, you get to see mountain sheep dotting the crags. Living out West is mind blowing for an Easterner, you're never bored. The locals are used to it and pay it no mind. Out here, you can buy a house for a fraction of the cost that is in the NE and you get land with it. For 50 thousand, I have a cabin on 25 acres in the forest. Many times, as I traverse the mountains in my jeep, I, often, think that I'd like to share this with someone from back East. Try it. You won't regret it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon rich View Post
    I would like to share something with you guys. I am a native New Yorker. Used to roam the Northeast. Loved it a lot. One day, I decided to end living in the Northeast and move to the far West. I am so glad that I did. Going offroad in different states. Seeing all kinds of animals. I uprooted my entire family and it was worth it. Why? Because everyday when I woke up, I had awesome-ness right outside the front door. Went on trails and saw miles upon miles of wilderness. Everytime you climb a mountain, you see many more mountains out there. Going around a bend in the road and you come upon a huge elk blocking your way. In Oregon, up in high desert, I saw a huge herd of antelope. Along the steep banks of the Colorado River, you get to see mountain sheep dotting the crags. Living out West is mind blowing for an Easterner, you're never bored. The locals are used to it and pay it no mind. Out here, you can buy a house for a fraction of the cost that is in the NE and you get land with it. For 50 thousand, I have a cabin on 25 acres in the forest. Many times, as I traverse the mountains in my jeep, I, often, think that I'd like to share this with someone from back East. Try it. You won't regret it!
    I would love to......got 50 grand I can have ;)

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