8th ORT SIJA Jeep Jam at SMORR – 5-5-12

The wife and I made the trek down to SMORR for the 2012 Jeep Jam put on by SIJA, which was also occurred the same time that the Ford Invasion was going on. We covered 13 miles in the park mostly running around on trails that I hadn’t been on before (some 2’s and 3’s with some 4’s for good measure).

Since the wife came along, that means that there are some photos of the truck for a change.

We headed out from Hartville Mo early Saturday to wander over to the park:
Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Travel:
Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Wound up bending the inner bead on a wheel while playing ‘rock hopper’. I’m hoping some video show’s up as supposedly I had all four tires in the air at one point.
Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Pit Crew working on a downed XJ:
Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8th Off-Road Trip Jeep Jam SMORR 2012 &emdash;

Videos (click on the picture):

We wound up quitting for the day mid afternoon due to the XJ blowing apart his pinion on Larry’s hill. Other than that, it was a pretty good trip with the truck performing decently (tires and gears are on my list of wants). I’ve got some cooling issues that I need to sort out (Truck seems to be running way hotter than it should, even on the highway).

Link to the photos:

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