3rd ORT at Flat Nasty 8-12-17

The first trip out in the Merc with both kids in tow was a success! So hopefully we can work on getting out more frequently than we have been. We spend the better part of the day on the “Tourist” loop in consideration for the younger folks that were with us, but we still managed to play on a few things here and there:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

There were a couple of pit stops to let the kits out to wiggle. It was fun to watch them get at it:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Lots of wildlife running around down there:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

And bugs! Though at least some of them were pretty:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

[Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

This is why I think the mercury was a success, we picked up a another kid when the bronco had issues early on. Both boys, and our little girl wound up crashed hard in the back seat with the A/C blasting:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT 8-12-17 Flat Nasty &emdash;

So while I’m still trying to track down my misfire, I can’t really complain about how well the rig works off-road around here. For even as big as it is, I don’t really have a problem squeezing it around with the front end unlocked. At times I was able to avoid doing 3 point turns while the TJ on 40’s was having trouble getting around the same turn.

Link to all the photos:
http://saral.zenfolio.com/p455611676/slideshow

Videos from the day:

The Mighty Merc – 1st ORT Flat Nasty 12-31-16

Well it nearly felt like this day would never come, but I finally broke my 1.5 year wheeling drought by getting out to wheel New Year’s Eve with some old friends. I also dragged along Grandpa and the Boy to share in the adventure. After waking up the kid early and picking up grandpa, we headed down to the park:

Sara L.: 1st ORT12-31-16 Flat Nasty NYE &emdash;

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29th ORT In The Lone Ranger – 1-1-15 Washita MX

Well I managed to sneak another trip in with the truck for our annual New Years Day run. I didn’t get to wheel the truck as much as I would have like to have as 3 of the Jeeps I was running around with suffered some failures (Dead hub/locker, Popped shaft, no start).

Since the trucks future looks bleak, I haven’t spent any time fixing things on it, so onto the trailer it went for the ride down:
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Not a whole lot of photos but a few:
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Gee, I wonder why something broke….
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So the ranger got to play Tow Truck once again which cut the day short, but any day in the woods is a good one!