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Old 03-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Austin, TX Jeepers...

I just wanted to start this new Thread for Austin, TX Jeepers.
Thread would have :
1) Information about the Beginners to Advanced Trails
2) Good Mechanics for Mods and Repairs.
3) Q&A
4) Newb to Advance Jeepers help portal.
5) Austin, TX Jeep Clubs and gatherings...
6) Good Times Pictures...

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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These are the same questions I have, hope we get some good info. I do not yet have enough experience to know who to trust when it comes to working on my Jeep.

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The best places I have been in Texas are Barnwell mountain in gilmer and hidden falls in marble falls. Both have trails from beginner to rock crawler, all marked and rated as well. I like Barnwell the best, but it's a bit of a drive from austin. The trails and maps are marked much better than marble falls. If you like mud, head out to General SAMs in madisonville. I stay away from mud these days and prefer the rock trails. As for mechanics, that really depends on what you need done. Jeep masters is good, pricey, but they know there stuff. One of the owners leads groups out on trails as well. For maintenance work, I tend to do it myself.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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Just spent the weekend with some friends at Barnwell Mountain in Gilmer and I can definitely recommend it! The trails are very well marked and are rated, but be careful. Some 3's can turn into 5's if you aren't careful....

Another few places to check out are Canyons Offroad in Fredericksburg, and Katemcy Rocks in Mason.

I have been to Canyons once and things are not really well marked and you can get in trouble if you aren't careful so it may be better to go with someone who knows the park to feel it out and get the lay of the trails.

I have heard great things about Katemcy, but have not been (yet!) myself.
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I'm new to the community here, had a cj8 15 years ago and just replaced it with an LJ. Looking to make a few friends and kick a little mud around. Jeep is stock for now, so I cant take on the whole mountain yet, but would love to run around on some smaller stuff, perhaps in hidden falls. Anyone headed there this weekend?
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:31 PM   #7
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I ended up in dripping springs instead





it looks like i'll be at hidden falls this saturday if anyone wants to convoy
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I ended up in dripping springs instead

it looks like i'll be at hidden falls this saturday if anyone wants to convoy
If you mean this Saturday the 17th, I might be there with my JK. I'm still nervous about it not being capable enough... and probably breaking something in it...
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Does anyone have any advice for where to buy accessories from. Looking for stuff for a YJ but I want to see it in the flesh. Thanks, Rob.
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Does anyone have any advice for where to buy accessories from. Looking for stuff for a YJ but I want to see it in the flesh. Thanks, Rob.
That will be tough. It seems like all the shops carry anymore is JK stuff. And maybe some TJ.
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X2 on the ORV parks mentioned by 042. We had a great time in Barnwell and Canyons. Canyons definitely had a higher pucker factor. LOL Barnwell you should be prepared to take off your doors, unless you like battle scars.

Austin Jeep Exclusive is the club Mike and I belong to. Name sounds kind of snotty, but they are nice people. If you google it, they have a shutterfly site up for the club.

Austin Jeep People is another local club. We don't belong, but have heard it is a REALLY large club and seems to be popular with the 20s crowd.

We've managed to do all the work we've needed ourselves so far, so we haven't tried any of the shops yet. We just moved here in September. A friend used jeep masters and was satisfied with their work.

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I'm stuck in Shaffer Bend! Anyone near the marble falls/Bertram/Burnet area available to come help me?? I'll make it worth your while! Help!!!
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I'm stuck in Shaffer Bend! Anyone near the marble falls/Bertram/Burnet area available to come help me?? I'll make it worth your while! Help!!!
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Arctic, glad you got out. It sounds like you learned the value of some of the equipment used in our sport as well. An easy lesson, that only cost you a bit of time. Glad I was available, even though you took care of the issue by the time I got there.
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Thinking of retiring in austin after the Corps whats the offroad world like there?
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Thinking of retiring in austin after the Corps whats the offroad world like there?
I'm also newish to Austin but Hidden Falls seems to be the most popular choice among Jeeps here. I'm heading out this weekend for the first time and am very excited!
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Thinking of retiring in austin after the Corps whats the offroad world like there?
There are several offroad parks and local Jeep offroad clubs in the area. Hidden Falls is one of the most popular. There's also Stillwaters Ranch, Canyons, Trees, etc.
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Awesome thanks for the info. What are some areas to consider living. Good for family, work, etc. thanks!
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Awesome thanks for the info. What are some areas to consider living. Good for family, work, etc. thanks!
I'm in a town of about 1,500 called Liberty Hill. My house is in an Equestrian Neighborhood and we love it here! It's a very close neighborhood and there are get togethers, barbecues, and all that. Also every house has about 5 acres. We love it! Although it is a small town... limited grocery stores, but still about 30 min from Austin!
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Pflugerville and it's surrounding areas are great! (pflugerville, round rock, Hutto, Georgetown). Lived here my whole life, and the military is a big deal here. Hendrickson high school in pflugerville has a MCJROTC as does round rock high. East view high school in Georgetown has a NJROTC. Downtown pflugerville has has banners on each light pole showing respect for veterans who live in the area. It's an up and coming area with the stone hill shopping center and new Hawaiian falls water park both in pflugerville. It's schools are very conservative in their political views and are rated very high. If looking for an apartment, the "mansions at star ranch" are great with an awesome golf course walking distance from the appt. complex. There is also a nice neighborhood surrounding the apartment complex if a house is more desirable. That would be considered Hutto though (Hutto High has an AFJROTC). Highland park north and highland park elementary is where I lived for my childhood and through my elementary and most middle school years. It's a great neighborhood with great neighbors. I love it here, although Georgetown (and weir/jarrell) are better places for off-roading. I go to Church in Georgetown and from pflugerville it's a 10-15 minute drive depending on traffic on toll road. Hope I helped a little!
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I would recommend the area between Georgetown and Liberty Hill. I live in Georgetown and am quite disappointed in the direction it is headed. Liberty Hill is still small and conservative, no assess hanging out of pants, ect.Lots of new subdivisions going up out towards Liberty Hill as well and I hear an HEB {grocery store} is in the near future.
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Move to austin proper and fight traffic like me. Steer clear of WilCo if you break the law.
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I would recommend the area between Georgetown and Liberty Hill. I live in Georgetown and am quite disappointed in the direction it is headed. Liberty Hill is still small and conservative, no assess hanging out of pants, ect.Lots of new subdivisions going up out towards Liberty Hill as well and I hear an HEB {grocery store} is in the near future.
Yes have to agree. LH is ultra conservative (boys can't have plong hair at school, no facial hair, no piercings, only ears for girls, no colored hair, etc etc) and there are about 3 or 4 HUGE neighborhoods going up down the road we are on. So much that they are widening CR200 soon to compensate. And i have also heard rumors of HEB going up somewhere close to Seward Junction (183 & 29)
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Arctic, yes the SE corner of 183 & 29 is owned by HEB, just waiting for the housing to catch up with the area.

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