Looking for trail buddies

Jpace007

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My wife and I are travel nurses on assignment at Renown Regional till May1st. We just bought a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon unlimited. We’re new to the 4x4 lifestyle and eager to learn all we can. This forum seems like it has a great bunch of people on it. We’d be happy to spring for the post run beer for anyone willing to do a run with us.
 

tjunkie

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Welcome to Reno! My wife and I are also relatively new to the area having moved here in December 2019. Prior to that, we were on the road full-time as my wife was a traveling Physical Therapist Assistant. Now we're living here in Reno and loving it!

We've done a few 4x4 trails in the area but not much. Where you can go will depend a lot on your rig. Is it pretty stock?
 

Jpace007

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Yeah our Rubicon is stock so far. Just the most common options ie cold weather, trailer package, upgraded screen. We wanted to get our feet wet and make mods as we gain more knowledge. We came to Reno in spring 2019 and did a 9 month contract ( the Max time allowed) we started this latest contract in Sept and we’ll end May 1st. I’m sure we’ll come back again we love it here. Are you guys still working ?
 

tjunkie

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Yes, I work remotely for BCBS and my wife works for a local Home Healthcare agency. We're thinking about heading out to Black Rock Desert to do some overnight camping and exploring on 3/20-3/21 depending on the temps. I've attached an article that talks about what there is to see and do out there aside from enjoying the visuals of this amazing area. Take a look and let me know if you guys are interested in joining us. It'll be our first time heading out there so I wouldn't mind some company.
 

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Jpace007

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We would love to join you guys! Unfortunately we work most weekends, night shift to boot lol. Let’s coordinate schedules and maybe we can do a short trail and grab a beer afterward before your 3/20 trip.
 

tjunkie

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That sounds good. If you’ve not been on the Peavine Mountain area yet, that’s a good beginner-level area that’s frequently recommended by off-roaders. I’ve not been there yet myself so would love to check it out. You bring the beer and we’ll bring the wine for a sunset cruise :)
 

DJRENO

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That sounds good. If you’ve not been on the Peavine Mountain area yet, that’s a good beginner-level area that’s frequently recommended by off-roaders. I’ve not been there yet myself so would love to check it out. You bring the beer and we’ll bring the wine for a sunset cruise :)
Beware of snow in the shadows, and of course, mud. For an entry level run, Peavine will be much better in a couple of weeks if the weather stays relatively warm and dry.
 

Jpace007

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That sounds good. If you’ve not been on the Peavine Mountain area yet, that’s a good beginner-level area that’s frequently recommended by off-roaders. I’ve not been there yet myself so would love to check it out. You bring the beer and we’ll bring the wine for a sunset cruise :)
Dude that sounds awesome. Let’s make that happen. Shoot me an email at [email protected] and we’ll set something up.
 

tjunkie

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Sent you an email. Just wanted to let you know in case it doesn't make it past your spam/junk filter.
 

DirtyChemist

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Post up a weekend day trail run. Never know who shows up. It’s something this forum was great at. Check out some of the past trail reports go get an idea of places to go.
 

TahoeTJ

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Free beer? Name the time and place!!

I just bought a JKUR in Nov so I’m getting ready to explore the area more. We went out to Dayton behind the high school (Old Como Road) and saw some wild horses, tried to get stuck, and did some snow wheeling last weekend. Check it out for an easy ride and some nice views. PS. The mud was completely avoidable but why...
 

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tjunkie

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Played on the Garson Road trail across from Boomtown for a bit last evening. Nice easy trail with some great views. We hit some snow and a lot of mud at higher elevation and had our first experience backing down the mountainside...not for the faint of heart! Aside from that, this is an area worth checking out if you’re an off-roading newbie and/or have a fairly stock rig.
 

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RARECJ8

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Played on the Garson Road trail across from Boomtown for a bit last evening. Nice easy trail with some great views. We hit some snow and a lot of mud at higher elevation and had our first experience backing down the mountainside...not for the faint of heart! Aside from that, this is an area worth checking out if you’re an off-roading newbie and/or have a fairly stock rig.
you got a taste of the west end of hunter lake trail. keep going and you will pop out at caughlin ranch SW reno. the area up there is rich in logging history with sawmill ruins, cabins and other stuff including a large log dam at big meadow.
 

tjunkie

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Nice. I'll definitely be exploring that area more in the coming months. Took note of a few great camping spots along the way too.
 

RARECJ8

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once you pick ur way south, up hill, over and past chimney peak ur in the good stuff. big meadow offers a lot to see and do. our local 4x4 club has adopted that trail known as HLT.
 
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