17th ORT in The Lone Ranger– SIJA Jeep Jam at SMORR 5-18-13

We covered around 15 miles worth of trails Saturday, staying mostly on 2’s and 3’s since my wife wasn’t feeling 100%. We did manage to play around on Larry’s hill a little bit, but with things being so wet, it wasn’t happening.

The fog was thick as we took the back roads down to SMORR:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Travel in the park:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Some of the group:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Wandering through Stocker Stomper and Pewee’s crossing:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Going down Larry’s Hill:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Then the Wife wanted me to go play on the ledge some so that she could get some photos. Me being the goofball that I am went for it at full bore:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Nearly made it too:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

But the wheel base put me in a place where I was trying to climb two mud slicked ledges at once. It did make for some fun video though!

We went through lost bridge and a few other fresh trails in the park:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

After that the group wandered back up to Flex and Stuff to wrap up the day:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

The next day we started out with breakfast at Coop’s Café just off the highway in Seymour (very recommended for cheap, good eats). We started heading east with JN into some pea soup fog, eventually it let up:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

And we jumped onto some two lane:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Then some gravel roads:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

And single track:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Where we stopped at the remains of Turner Mill:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

And hiked a short trail:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Until we got to the wheel and springs:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Springs Video:

We then hit the single track again:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

To regular rock roads:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Back to two lane:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

And reversed the order again:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Until we got to Falling Springs Mill. Sadly this mill (and the area around it) has been severely vandalized within the past year:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Then more driving:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Until we got to the last mill, the Klepzig Mill and Shut-ins:
Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Sara L.: 17th Off-Road Trip SMORR 2013 Jeep Jam &emdash;

Video:

Slide Show link to all the photos: (Link)

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