• Trips

    The Mighty Merc – 8th Off Road Trip 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…

  • Off Road Trips

    The Mighty Merc – 7th ORT – Flat Nasty Off Road 7-28-18

    Now that construction is complete on the new place (well.. mostly) we felt well overdue for a trip to the woods. A friend picked a weekend at Flat Nasty, so we loaded up and rolled out. The kids were very excited to get to the park as ever since we had mentioned “Going to the Woods” a few days prior, they kept asking if it was time to go yet:

  • Off Road Trips

    The Mighty Merc – 6th ORT – Flat Nasty Off Road 2-10-18

    Yes, 6th trip. I only took one photo from the 5th trip out so you’ll just have to use your imagination on that one! After a few stops on the way down to scrape off the windshields from the freezing rain we encountered, we arrived at Flat Nasty to find that we had the park nearly to ourselves. Apparently not many goofballs want to brave the cold and freezing rain to go play on the rocks! Given that it was dang cold, and I was…

  • Off Road Trips

    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: There were a couple of pit stops to let the kits out to wiggle. It was fun to watch them get…

  • Garage Projects,  Trips

    The Mighty Merc – 2nd ORT Flat Nasty 5-20-17

    Hey we managed to go wheeling again! I had a brief reprieve from work and other life activities so the boy and I ran down to Flat Nasty again to get a little more seat time in the Merc. We stayed on the easier trails as my friend had his daughter out for the first time and we were trying to make sure it was a fun experience (it was!). With all the rain down there lately, there were a few changes to the trails.…

  • Off Road Trips

    20th ORT in The Lone Ranger – Flat Nasty 8/24/13

    A couple of folks headed down the Friday before to do a little camping down at the park. It’s a primitive campground, and since the park wasn’t busy, we had the whole area to ourselves which made it nice and quiet. Just the way I like it. The following day, we covered about 10 ¾ miles mostly consisting of trails 5, 14, 4, and proving grounds with a few other sights mixed in for good measure. A little larger group that worked out well consisting…