Off Road Podcast Episode 223 - Christmas Valley Recap PT 2


Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the back roads with your family. Stay with us to find out off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am your host Ben and I’m here with my co-hosts Aaron and Jeremy.

Normally we would ask how every one is doing but tonight we are jumping right into part two of the Christmas valley trip but before that we have announcements and our sponsors

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Main Topic


  • Dunes Day

    • Met operator of Rat Patrol (Sage Rat Safaris)  

    • Long range shooting instructor

    • Trying to get Aaron stuck

      • Wasn’t working then worked too well

      • Recovered Aaron with track grabbers and DMOS shovel

        • Talk about track grabbers

        • DMOS review

    • Playing on a steep dune

      • Going down and up

      • Rainbowing the dune

      • Set camera on the tripod

      • And then Aaron popped his air bags

      • Explored the edge,

        • Found an awesome half pipe

        • Rick jumps his JL

        • Aaron got stuck on a hill

      • Checked out the Lost Forest

  • Dunes Night

    • Arrived an hour before dark

      • Gorgeous

      • Best photo time

    • Wheeled for a few hours

    • When the sun set, it was surprisingly black.  No lights were enough

      • Dropping off dunes sketchy

      • Challenging navigation

    • Circumnavigate again in the other direction

    • Filled up again

    • Campfire hang out (no rain)


  • Crack in the Ground

    • tension fracture on hidden fault line

    • Aaron didn’t crash his drone

    • Hiked around

  • Exploring near camp

    • Found a gravel pit

    • Took a picture on a gravel pile...Rick got stuck.

    • Jeremy winched him back.

  • Epic camp fire (in the rain)


  • Travel home

    • Jeremy left early

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Closing Statements

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