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I've taken the family and explored a few trails around southern New South Wales—just green rated trails until I can sort some underbody protection, but still a lot of fun.

We explored the Woomargama National Park near Albury…
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As well as the Livingstone State Forest near Wagga…
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Both of those two outings were in a completely stock 4x4 Laredo with the OEM Latitude tires.

It's always been a great day out doing some wheeling and then a quiet picnic with the wife and kids.
Aussie "picnics," are they like U.S. folks picnics or . . did you share an open fire or cook stove meal out their at the end of the trail ? Here "picnicing" conjures up a local park setting, blanket layed out and a basket full of "deli-fixins" !

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West coast of Australia.
Stormy Weather coming . . . batten down the hatches ! Is that a shark fin (not on the jeep) in the water "out their, see it?

HEY YOU ALL, LET'S NOT FORGET "THE STORY" THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE PHOTO OR VIDEO ! ! ! Not having that is like not having the French Vanilla Ice Cream on the Pie-al-aMode !
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I've been having some good times in Death Valley breaking in my 2015 HA ecodiesel. My wife and I have been canyon carving, finding sandy and rocky trails to play in, and any other excuse we can to switch to 4 low. My new Jeep is killin it.


Hey Trumpet wonderful stuff, you ARE having good times in the G.C. ! Are you familiar with the YouTube videographer and Jeeper MARK DOIRON ? Thou from the midwest he makes AWESOME videos of his trips to the Wild Wild West !

What I REALLY like about Mark's stuff is - he guides us thru the journey (talks) and he takes GREAT still shots and close ups too. And like you He Rarely goes alone, especially when going far out their ! He is always well prepared as is his jeep JKU Rubicon.
edit; what type of hitch rack, can see the maker, but what is it for, bikes ? ALSO like to point out the curved upward hitch ball mount - similar to the one I was using with my Stowaway2 storage rack.
Oh, and wondering if your better half (wife) is lifting the side of the jeep with her elbow or just steadying herself for the shot ? ha ha.
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SO YOU are another one who brings "home" along for a "camping" trip. OR do you call "IT" - Caravanning ?
You have Boy/Girl Scouts your way ? When I was, we did it ALL in tents, (still do or sleep in the vehicle) and back then they were leaky canvas and a pain in the arse to set up (heavy). Taught us something about "being a man" - what ever that means ?


When you are on the road for 5 months a tent doesn't cut it any more.
Well you can't just leave it there ! 5 months of what - work or play ?
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I've taken the family and explored a few trails around southern New South Wales—just green rated trails until I can sort some underbody protection, but still a lot of fun.

We explored the Woomargama National Park near Albury…
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As well as the Livingstone State Forest near Wagga…
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Both of those two outings were in a completely stock 4x4 Laredo with the OEM Latitude tires.

It's always been a great day out doing some wheeling and then a quiet picnic with the wife and kids.
Seems gutsy. I don't think I could do it in a base Laredo, of course I had no problem (for some reason?) taking my base SLT Ram 1500 4X2 in all kinds of crazy places . . . go figure !
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

Well you can't just leave it there ! 5 months of what - work or play ?






All play. 5 month camping trip.
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Kinney . . . the name has a fly fishing guide familiarity to it ! Any relation ?
Shot 8 is cool, and your choice of thule on top also. Tell us about those "running boards?" ! Are they Rock Rail quality / useful or more for keeping the dirt out from under and off the lower panels ? :thumbs:

edit; oops forgot - Been thru Walla Walla a few times (being I live these days in the Spokane area) - where are these photos of ? Surrounding desert ?

edit2; oops again, why camping in that spot? Need some pan shots to indicate what is of interest THEIR that you are camping ? River to fish nearby ?
No relation to any fishing resources.

The running boards are MOPAR. Just plain running boards and not rock rails. They do several things for us: keeps gravel off the side panels, makes it easier for my kids to get in and out, and makes it possible to get things in and out of the roof box.

The roof box is necessary when car camping unimproved areas with a family of four. When we get where we're going, it's where we keep the tied off trash bags so we don't have to worry about rodents or coyotes ripping into them.

While there is plenty of fishing nearby, we go there for rocks, which you'll never see in a pan shot. I have a picture of some rocks in a pan somewhere, though. I'll see if I can dig that up. Most of the shots are southeastern Oregon and one is northern Nevada.

Lots of stories to go with these pictures, but they're probably of more interest to me than most others. Us rock hounds are a bit unique in our interests.
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While there is plenty of fishing nearby, we go there for rocks, which you'll never see in a pan shot. I have a picture of some rocks in a pan somewhere, though. I'll see if I can dig that up.
Some of these pictures predate our Jeep (prior vehicle was Subaru Outback - still own), but it's an example of some of the stuff we pick up.

The picture of the water is a hot spring on BLM land near Whitehorse Ranch that we often stay nearby. It can get a bit too populated for my liking around Burning Man, but it's otherwise quiet and secluded the rest of the year. Lots of various kinds of agate, common opal, and Oregon Sunstones nearby.

The rocks in the pan are Oregon Sunstones, one of our personal favorites for the area. My son (2 at the time of the photo, now 7) even found a sizeable clear sunstone near our camp site. We've been back to the Oregon Sunstone Collection area (west of the Steens, north of Plush) almost annually since. The Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge is nearby with some great hotsprings, awesome views of Lake County lakes (can see curvature of the earth), and lots of wildlife you just don't see many other places (wild horses, antelope, badgers, lots of bird varieties).

Our Jeep gets us there. Several spots take the off-road 2 setting of the air suspension to get over the rocks and ruts. The self-leveling aspect of the air suspension is also essential because we usually run right at the max payload. Our poor Subaru Outback used to take these trips and the coil-over suspension spent much of it's time near the shock stops, which severely compromised its ground clearance. We always had to unload the Outback to take it off road and we don't have to do that with the Jeep. It's one of the major reasons we got the Jeep. It was the Jeep or a Range Rover (also air suspension). The Jeep was a much better value for our purposes.

We also make very good use of the 640 mile range on our EcoDiesel. Most of the places we go are well away from any refueling stations and/or have very long gaps between refueling stations.

Some upgrades in the near future: a snorkel, GDE tune, intercooler upgrade.
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Aussie "picnics," are they like U.S. folks picnics or . . did you share an open fire or cook stove meal out their at the end of the trail ? Here "picnicing" conjures up a local park setting, blanket layed out and a basket full of "deli-fixins" !

It depends—I'm the kind of guy to go over the top on just about everything I do, and I have a fridge in the back so it's not unusual to pack whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and maple syrup and make some pancakes on the camp stove when you get there.

Depending where you go in Aus, many parks have BBQs that are free to use too, so you can cook some snags while the kids run around hitting each other with sticks or kicking a footy, or playing frisbee, or catching yabbies… pretty standard stuff.

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Seems gutsy. I don't think I could do it in a base Laredo, of course I had no problem (for some reason?) taking my base SLT Ram 1500 4X2 in all kinds of crazy places . . . go figure !

I think the base Laredo in Aus comes with a few extra goodies that the US models don't. All Aus delivered 4x4 models come with the towing suspension and brake setup, as well as the quadra-(whichever one it is) that has the low-range, hill descent and terrain selector. Everything I put it through it walked up over and down without any problems.
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Even though this one may not be a camp in a bush location, the bush did come to us
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Do these count?

Some shots of alludc's beast ascending and decending. My 3-wheelin is to show how steep and sharp of a turn the chute was we encountered.
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

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Hey Trumpet wonderful stuff, you ARE having good times in the G.C. ! Are you familiar with the YouTube videographer and Jeeper MARK DOIRON ? Thou from the midwest he makes AWESOME videos of his trips to the Wild Wild West !

What I REALLY like about Mark's stuff is - he guides us thru the journey (talks) and he takes GREAT still shots and close ups too. And like you He Rarely goes alone, especially when going far out their ! He is always well prepared as is his jeep JKU Rubicon.
edit; what type of hitch rack, can see the maker, but what is it for, bikes ? ALSO like to point out the curved upward hitch ball mount - similar to the one I was using with my Stowaway2 storage rack.
Oh, and wondering if your better half (wife) is lifting the side of the jeep with her elbow or just steadying herself for the shot ? ha ha.

Hey thanks Fly. I just looked up Mark Doiron. Looks like he has some sweet videos. I'll have to grab some popcorn and get down to watching them when I get home. Thanks for the tip.

The bike rack I have is the Yakima HoldUp. It's very stout and didn't give me any problems when playing in the dirt. Left the bikes back at camp on that round.

On our old Nissan Murano, that (heavy) bike rack plus bikes and a fully loaded car would severely weigh down the back of the rig. Rear tires almost scraping the wheel wells. Love the Jeep's auto leveling suspension as I had no problems with a fully loaded ride.

Oh and yes, my wife is definitely showing off her super upper body strength there
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