The Mighty Merc – 8th ORT at Flat Nasty Off-Road 12/1/18

With a little goading from my internet friends, I made the trek down to Flat Nasty with another friend riding shotgun whom had never been off-roading before. It was great to meet up with a group of people that I have only spoken with online and it wise nice to be around people that have a similar philosophy in off-roading. There was definitely a bit of a mind warp so see so many pretty full sized trucks the mix.

Unfortunately Bray and I wound up getting separated from the group early on. I am still surprised that we didn’t cross paths at all throughout the day as that is usually how it works out with the larger groups. The good part of that is that I was able to let my passenger get his feet wet off roading without too much pressure from having all eyes on him. That gave him the confidence to try some of the tougher things in the park without fear.

Part of the group when we started out in the morning:

Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;

We covered roughly 12.5 miles on Saturday doing most of the tourist look while hitting some of the harder spots just to keep it interesting:

Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;

Photos from the day:

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Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;
Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;

No real damage from the day. Both my passenger and I tried our best to take out the driver’s side rear window, but we failed (thankfully).

Sara L.: 8th ORT 12-1-18 Flat Nasty &emdash;

We’re still around!

So there hasn’t been much to say on here lately, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot going on! After much debate, we finally pulled the trigger and sold our house that has been home to us for the past 12 years:

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There was a lot of stress and drama associated with this deal, but it is done and behind us now. We now have our stuff scattered to the winds, and the new house is currently under construction. Hopefully we will be done with that build 1st quarter of 2018:

Sara L.: Pisa House &emdash;

We are still finding time to get out and hike, but we have been slacking on getting out this past year. Hopefully 2018 will work out better for us:

Sara L.: Phone Uploads &emdash;

So stay tuned, and hopefully I’ll still have some interesting stuff to share!