Welcome Brian! Glad to see you joining up with the Keystone folks. Great group of guys to say the least!Hey everyone! I'm Brian from just north of Pittsburgh in Wexford, PA. I have a 2008 GX470 with SSO sliders and 275/70s. I plan to upgrade the suspension and add skids this summer. I had a 2009 Tacoma prior to my GX and I've owned several Jeeps starting with a 1985 CJ7 that was my first car back in 1999. I just submitted my membership application and payment. Hopefully I can make it out east for some wheeling soon.
Nice. I grew up near Washington. I don't get out enough either. I used to wheel my Jeeps in Greene, Fayette, or WV almost ever weekend before I got before I got married haha. I'd love to get the GX out and see what it can do.
There aren't too many 4x4 parks out this way. The few that are here are owned by clubs and only open to the public during events, like Big Rubbers (Doe Valley I think they call their park) in PA and Phoenix Off Road in Ohio. Maybe we could work with one to rent the park for a wheeling/camping weekend if we have enough folks?Good to see guys from the western part of the state!
If you guys have wheeling spots out there, I'm positive there are a few of us that would like to come out that way to expand our horizons for the monthly runs!
One can only go to Rausch and Anthracite so many times....
This last paragraph sounds great and doable over a weekend.Mountain State Overland mapped an "overland route" of unmaintained state roads that starts near Bruceton Mills, WV and runs down through Virginia I think. I've inadvertently driven on a lot of those roads near the beginning in Bruceton Mills because we used to camp and wheel all over that area when I was in college. The ones I've driven are mostly really rough dirt/rock roads (not gravel, like natural rocks sticking out of the road). Far from rock crawling, but it might be a fun weekend camping trip to do the trail down to Canaan Valley into Blackwater Falls State Park.