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post #1 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Wj IOWA - Idiots Out Wandering Around

Hey Jeepers! I am on vacation this week and looking to take my WJ out to play in the snow. Any suggestions within 100-200 miles of Waterloo Iowa? Anyone wanna go? I am mainly wanting to go to get some sweet pics of the WJ in action. I have boatloads of pics of my CJ and very few of my DD

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post #2 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Not one person here has a suggestion of where to go for some fun in the snow around the mid west?

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post #3 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 10:38 AM
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Youre in Iowa. Thats like asking wheres a good place to go snow skiing in Mexico.
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post #4 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 10:41 AM
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Cliffs Insane Terrain is 240 some miles from Waterloo, but is closed until January 1. The Badlands Offroad Park is over 300 miles from Waterloo but is open 363 days a year.
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post #5 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 10:58 AM
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There is nothing in the area unless you join a club. I used to have a few places I went around Des Moines but those are all blocked and gated off now.
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post #6 of 25 Old 12-13-2010, 11:36 AM
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If you were closer, I'd say come wheeling with some of us out in Western Nebraska this weekend. That would be a long trip though!
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There is nothing in the area unless you join a club. I used to have a few places I went around Des Moines but those are all blocked and gated off now.
I have a spot 500 yards from my house and another about 12 miles away but both places require a second vehicle because you ARE gonna get stuck. Not buried but they have some tight spots where ya might need a tug to jump a rut or something. I am just looking for some place new to explore.

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If you were closer, I'd say come wheeling with some of us out in Western Nebraska this weekend. That would be a long trip though!
Yeah that is quite a haul. I may shoot ya a message in January over Martin Luther King weekend (3 day weekend for me) cause I am heading to Colorado. I will be back that way again over Easter also.

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This is where having my front hitch installed would be really helpful. Then I could just use my winch front and rear.

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Yeah that is quite a haul. I may shoot ya a message in January over Martin Luther King weekend (3 day weekend for me) cause I am heading to Colorado. I will be back that way again over Easter also.
Definitely. We have some private land to wheel on just outside of Lincoln that we've built a small rock garden on, and some other spots in the canyons out in western Nebraska. Private land is about all we have in NE.
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Hey Jeepers! I am on vacation this week and looking to take my WJ out to play in the snow. Any suggestions within 100-200 miles of Waterloo Iowa? Anyone wanna go? I am mainly wanting to go to get some sweet pics of the WJ in action. I have boatloads of pics of my CJ and very few of my DD
Hey just saw this, I too have a hard time besides level B roads finding somewhere in Iowa. have you tried a group called mioabi or jocci They have land in Iowa.

My WJ is on blocks getting fenders trimmed right now and plow put back on.. U joints are next...

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Yeah that is quite a haul. I may shoot ya a message in January over Martin Luther King weekend (3 day weekend for me) cause I am heading to Colorado. I will be back that way again over Easter also.
Ever think about going to GSW? or the Jeep Easter Weekend in Moab?? I think that would be fun. I also heard about a place up north/east Iowa. Private land but carter to offroading . If I run accross it I will let you know

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Ever think about going to GSW? or the Jeep Easter Weekend in Moab?? I think that would be fun. I also heard about a place up north/east Iowa. Private land but carter to offroading . If I run accross it I will let you know

James
Easter Jeep Safari is THE event to go to. I will be making the trek with a couple other Jeeps again this year.
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I would LOVE to go with a few folks from around here, also have pre-approval from wify Just need to savew for the trip and breaking things. Maybe this year or next... Do you haul your rigs down? Camping?

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In the past, I've rode along with some guys that tow their built Wranglers down. It's the way to go if you have the ability to tow your rig. I plan on driving my WJ this year since it's not too extremely built yet. I usually rent a condo, but there's some others in the group that camp at the local RV parks. If you plan on going this year, book a place to stay asap. It fills up fast! We booked our condo back in September. I'll be out there April 20/21-24th.
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