... and they had a blast off roading through the trails in the woods.
I was the only JK there. So mine was the newest. Pretty much I was the trail virgin of the day. It was alot of fun, and we went down some trails and through the woods that I didn't think wed be able to make it. And yes, one guy was driving a Cherokee! That thing is WAY more capable then I ever thought! We found a muddy stream that we forded, twice since we had to turn around afterwards, fourtimes because I got lost.
My JK is now covered in dirt, inside and out! After getting hit in the face with one low laying branch, I learned to dodge the branches and what not. I went doorless and had the freedom panels out. The XJ was the only one that had doors on. That Samuri did the entire thing in 2Hi, which was impressive. Several others used 2Hi most of the time too. Me? I went 4Hi as soon as we left the Asphat. A Couple of times, I went 4Lo and used the lockers. There was a washed out part of the trail going up hill to climb, and going through that muddy creek. I was the only one with lockers, but the others made it no problem. I'm prety impressed with the capabilties of these vehicals. I'm sure mine probably could have done more of it in 2Hi, and even probably could have made some of the spots without my lockers.
Of course everyone was hating on the JK
But at the end of the day one person said she was impressed, because she gets annoyed when people buy Jeeps and never go offroading.
So I guess I earned the respect of the group. But the Samurai driver made some comment about how he did the entire thing in 2Hi in his 500 dollar Samurai, and he saw me hitting my lockers in my 40K Jeep. But whatever. Those Samurais are no joke, but I got him beat on cargo capacity and towing. But hey, I'm sure his Samurai was more expensive when it sold new.
Afterwards we went to a place called Santa Fe,
and got Steak