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Jeep run with NOVA Jeepers

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a New To Jeepin' Run with the NOVA Jeepers and had a great time. We went up to the George Washington National Forest by Flagpole. 17 Jeeps convoyed for 2 hrs to get to the forest and there were a total of 30 jeeps for the run. We split off into 3 teams each leaving within 15 minutes of each other.

Pic of convoy



Meeting spot in Harrisonburg, Va



This is the spot where we aired down and waited our turn to jump on the trail.


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On the trail.






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There was a small drop in the trail and my sidestep his a stump that was sticking up about 5 inches ripping it off. Did do any damage to the body. The brackets split in half. So, I was lucky for that. Since then I took the other side steps off. Makes the XK look much higher now. Plan on getting Supersliders in the hear future.



Pic with missing sidestep.




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This is the turnaround point where everyone stopped and had lunch. It is right next to a running stream.




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A stock XJ had gotten stuck further behind me, so I was being guided back to go pull him out, but he managed to get out before I reached him.


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I had an outstanding time. The team lead was very impressed with the way the XK performed. He thought that I was going to have issues, but never got stuck and made it through all the obstacles. Here's a link with the rest of the pics. Oh, and it was real muddy.
We will definitely have to hit this trail for our Camping Trip in September for the lifted XKs. Stock could probably run them only with protection (rocksliders/skid plates).
http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x...in%20Run%2008/

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That is a nice trip, and nice photos,,,

now I'm getting jealous

I have never ever been out in an off-road trip with any Jeep !!!

and I have never ever did mud driving !

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I'm not scared ill take my XK down that trail when we go in september!




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Absolutely awesome! That looks like alot of fun! Nice to see a Commander off road with more conventional Jeeps.-43

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Very Nice!!! Looks like a blast! Were you really the only Commander? Looks like it from the pics. Glad to see it made it through (almost) unscathed...

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