Thursday, November 26, 2020

Rubicon Trail: Final Day

Day Four on the Rubicon Trail, our last day on the iconic 4x4 trail. It didn't turn out how we expected, but it was meant to be. The day before we had to leave our CJ5 on the trail because it had engine issues and wouldn't start. It was a difficult decision for Neil and I which eventually changed our relationship. 

Mending Fences - Blog Post

Early that morning we left the coolest camping spot on Buck Island Lake.

It was a gorgeous primitive camping spot, much needed after the long day 3. 

Leaving the area was a sign of what was to come on the trail. The most difficult obstacles were ahead.  Big Sluice, Saw Toot, Scout Hole, Squeeze Rock and Cadillac Hill. Neil's great spotting skills got us through. 

There were some very intense moments for all of us. It was an amazing day for me as I traversed a lot of those obstacles on my own. I have come such a long ways from those first days at Rausch Creek Off Road Park in Pennsylvania  

It was so cool to see those places you always would hear about. 

The Steel Bridge

Rubicon Springs

Neil took a swim in the frigid waters. My boys and I opted not too. 

The trip up Cadillac Hill to Observation Hill was intense. It was just me and my boys. They were awesome giving me the courage I needed to keep moving forward. 

Once off the trail we found a place to eat. It was nice to all be together to celebrate our accomplishment. 

The rest is history... My Perfect Storm of Loss Blog Post.  

YouTube Videos

Rubicon Trail Day 4 Part 1
Rubicon Trail Day 4 Part 2
Rubicon Trail Day 4 Part 3
Rubicon Trail Day 4 Part 4
Rubicon Trail Day 4 Part 5

Blog Posts

Road to the Rubicon
Rubicon Trail Day 1 
Rubicon Trail Day 2
Rubicon Trail Day 3 - Hard Choices 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Top 5 Tools I Use The Most

Being prepared by bringing tools and recovery gear when you go off road is extremely important. I have several YouTube videos on my channel like, Top 5 tools needed, Top 5 Fluids needed, and many others. 

Jeep Momma YouTube Top 5 Videos 

You never know when or if you may even need those items so in this video I share what I have actually used while I am on those 4x4 trails.

                               Jeep Momma Tools & Recovery Gear Used

The video shares how each of these items where used. 

18mm Wrench - Big Hammer - Recovery Strap - Tree Saver - D-Ring - Soft Shackle
Snatch Block - Winch - 
Hi-Lift Jack - Colby Valve - Pry Bars - Ratchet Straps
Extra U Joints - Ratchet & Socket


The cool thing about the Jeep community is... "You may not have it all together, but together you will have it all."

Don’t get too crazy trying to pack everything and the kitchen sink into your Jeep. It’s good to be prepared. 

You may not use everything you bring and you may not have everything you need, but you may have things others need and vice versa. 

Every time you go out you will learn what works for you and your style of wheeling. Just prepare the best you can and grow on that each time.