When we left of in July, I was headed out to Colorado for a wheeling weekend with some friends.
I drove from Atlanta to Denver, stopping overnight in Kansas City, and driving through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas on the way to Colorado. The drive took all day Wednesday and most of the day Thursday. I got into Denver late Thursday night, had dinner with the Jeep Crew, and then we ran trails Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I got back on the road on Monday, spent the night in Oklahoma city, driving through Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, arriving back in Atlanta late Tuesday (actually I think it was more like the wee hours of the morning Wednesday).
I took a bunch of pictures while I was out in Colorado. The first day we ran Kingston Peak and part of Rollins Pass East, the second, Deer Creek and Saints John, and the third, Red Cone and Keystone Gulch.
I’m going to add some of my favorite photos to this post soon… Stay tuned!
I had my friends at GA JeepTech install the MetalCloak UnderCloak integrated armor system, and all I can say is WOW. This system is pure beef. I was so busy admiring the pieces and how they fit together that I forgot to take pictures during the installation. I have a few photos (with greasy hand prints from before we wiped the armor down) of the system all installed, but they don’t really do this setup justice. The heavy duty cross member makes the factory cross member look like a tin can. I can safely say that with this armor installed, I will feel a lot more confident on the trail.
This kit protects the motor, oil pan, transfer case, transmission and gas tank, so the only other skid that I need now is a beefier EVAP skid (I have one from the factory).
Tomorrow (well, later today), Rube and I embark on our first long distance journey together. I’ll be leaving Atlanta early and heading West. Denver is the destination, but the plan is to do a night in Kansas City. I wish I had a rack and roof top tent at this point so I could avoid a hotel stay and sleep out in the woods, perhaps in a national park along the way, but that will have to wait.
I’ve also got a few long overdue updates (armor install), so I’ll be writing those updates from the road!
Since purchasing Rube, it’s been my intention to document both the build as well as the journeys taken in Rube. I’m finally getting around to launching the blog / website, but you can also follow along on my WranglerForum build thread, or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!