Once you drop into a hole and lose momentum, you have to address the situation with a little more finesse. If you think you’re going to mash the “skinny pedal” to get you out of a jam, you will have plenty of time to think about it as someone hooks a strap to you in order to pull you out. It only takes a second for that loose sand to spin a huge hole underneath your tires, causing certain use of your trail mates’ winch.
There aren’t many rocks to negotiate, hills to climb, or off-camber situations to contend with since the elevation gain at Pine Barrens is only about thirty feet. Be assured though that you will have plenty of challenges ahead of you to keep you entertained for the weekend. In addition, if you have a snorkel on your Jeep and haven’t had the opportunity to test it out yet, there are a number of trails that are perfect to showcase how useful they can be.
The history and topography of the Pine Barrens region make it an excellent destination for Jeep adventure. Now if I can only get my rig out of this mud hole…
- Sign up for the 2011 version of the Pine Barrens Jeep Jamboree by visiting the Jeep Jamboree website at www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
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