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Old 03-28-2017, 10:11 PM
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South Western Ontario Aiming For The Yukon

To celebrate Canada's 150th a buddy and I are Jeeping from South Western Ontario aiming for the Yukon. Don't know how far we will get but as the bikers like to say, "It is the journey not the destination". Although in this case the destination does have some importance.

The plan is to leave On Monday May 29, take the long way staying in Canada because of our purpose, head north to the Bruce Peninsula, grab the Chi-Cheemaun to Manitoulin Island, round Lake Superior, and be on our way.

Along the way we would like to meet up with any like minded off road enthusiasts, have a coffee and hopefully be invited to wheel on your favorite local off road trail or with your club or group on an organised event. We will have a flexible route plan and schedule so we hope to be able to accomodate any invitations.

Both of our trucks have 33" BFG KO2 tires with 1-1/2" SpiderTrax adapters, RockHard oil pan and transmission skid plate, ACE Rock Rails, ARB deflator, SmityBilt air compressor, SmityBilt X20 10,000 lb winch, Cobra 19DXIV CB radio, class III receiver hitch with D-ring shackle kit, 30' 20000 lb tow strap, tools, spare oils etc, and whatever else. And we are using GaiaGPS on an Android Tablet.

In addition the 2016 Wrangler JK 4-door has 2-1/2" Rock Krawler Flex Stage 1 suspension lift, TrailHead Customs steel front bumper and MetalCloak Diff cover; and the 2014 Wrangler JK 2-door has a winch mount that can be readily moved between front and back.

We are retired guys, each with one full year of off road experience with the London Area Jeep Owner's Club [LAJOC] including a basic club organised local Off Road 101 course, a full day very serious OF4WD Off Road 101 course up on the Canadian Shield, and some additional weekends up on the Shield around Bobcaygeon and Minden mostly rock crawling, first on beginner then on intermediate trails. We are definitely not into advanced trails or deep water. And mudding - well it's OK but rock crawling is not so messy

We are adventurous. We'd love to spend some time on your favourite local trail or with your club or group on an organised event. We are using the Gaia GPS app on an Android Tablet, so if you can point us to GPX files for local trails that would be very helpful.

I'll keep this thread updated as our plans evolve. I may start a FaceBook page for this event but, while I have been a high tech computer guy for decades, I am relatively new to FaceBook.

I have on past holidays been to the west and east coasts and up the MacKenzie highway when it was gravel to Hay River - but that was back in the '70s in a Mazda 616

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Sounds like an awesome trip. I like following stuff like this. Followed a fellow TrailHawk owner do a full year overlanding trip in the states, and it was awesome.

I'm north of your determined path, but if something changes and you end up doing the northern route (Highway 11) I'd definitely be up for getting you guys some coffee and show you around the old abandoned mine sites of Cobalt!

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Cool! I'll put that on our discussion list [first entry]
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