PER­FECT WHEEL­ING WEEK­END

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My per­fect wheel­ing week­end? Miles and miles and miles of dirt that re­quires four-wheel drive, com­pletely loaded down with camp­ing gear, kayaks, and fish­ing poles, my fam­ily of four loaded up in the truck and no cell phone ser­vice for miles. That’s my per­fect wheel­ing.

CODY BEN­NETT VIA EMAIL

You asked for my per­fect wheel­ing week­end and here it is: the Ru­bi­con Trail. I’ve wheeled it many times over the last 20 years and it never gets old. I love ev­ery­thing about it, even when I pret­zel parts. To me there’s nowhere else like it. A few cold ones around the camp­fire in the evening al­ways rounds out a per­fect day.

THAD AHRENS VIA EMAIL

My per­fect wheel­ing week­end is in the San Juan Moun­tains of Colorado. The first time I wheeled the area I was hooked and I’ve re­turned many times. Imo­gene Pass is my fa­vorite, but Black Bear and Pough­keep­sie are also my top trails. The switch­backs on Black Bear as it drops into Tel­luride still get my heart rac­ing, Imo­gene’s shelf trails are at­ten­tion-get­ters, and Pough­keep­sie has an ob­sta­cle that has cost me sheet­metal a time or two. They’re all scenic, but Yan­kee Boy Basin is hard to beat for in­cred­i­ble scenery. I tried to get over Mos­quito Pass (near Leadville) once, but my truck started shed­ding parts so I had to turn around. One of these days I will con­quer that trail.

SAMUEL COX VIA EMAIL

Win­drock Park in Tennessee is my per­fect wheel­ing week­end. It has like over 70,000 acres. Need I say more?

EVERETT REYNOLDS VIA EMAIL

Sum­mer stinks. My per­fect wheel­ing week­end is on a snowy trail in my Jeep TJ. One time I wheeled a rock-crawl­ing trail cov­ered in over a foot of snow. That was fun. It looked rel­a­tively flat cov­ered in snow, but it didn’t take long to find out that it was any­thing but.

ED­DIE WRIGHT VIA EMAIL

My per­fect wheel­ing week­end is ev­ery time I go wheel­ing on a week­end.

MICHAEL RAM­SEY VIA EMAIL

Thanks to ev­ery­one who shared their per­fect wheel­ing week­end sto­ries. One of the things we no­ticed about the re­sponses is how they ran the gamut of wheel­ing types and lo­ca­tions. This is an­other ex­am­ple of how var­ied the world of wheel­ing is.

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