The gazetteer route is the way to go if you can't/don't want to join a club.
A few points about doing that:
A) A line on a map doesn't necessarily mean its a road.
B) Be prepared. Bring extraction equipment, maps, GPS, water, food, etc.
C) Don't go alone! Not much worse than being several miles from anywhere and stuck.. alone.
D) You may travel to quite a few only to find they have been graded, paved or worse, gated.
E) Don't expect be go out and be wheeling on the first ride out. You may go all season w/o hitting any that really require low range. Don't let that think you don't need B.
F) At least it gets you outside and enjoying the land and your rig, even if you don't ever need 4WD.
Its how I started doing this over 20 years ago.
yup, as long as you dont go in expecting super-awesome trails, youre good. less than 25% of the time in my experience you find someplace worth going back to again bc of the terrain alone. a lot of these places are miles from cell phone service.
ok, so were can i find the ny gazetteer? I found their web site, but is there a hard copy i can get my hands on? if so, were do they sell it? I am not afraid of the snow, I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA driving in snow and ice is in my blood, lol!! I took the advice and looked up the Livingstonville, NY area and found a part I want to go out and explore.
x2 any major bookstore or amazon.com
Definetly too mild from a trail standpoint but it would be nice to get some high speed testing in before the Rausch race. How long are these trails? Decently long enough to stretch the legs of my buggy and do some shock tuning? Is there room to park a truck and trailer at the trailhead?
there are definitely spots in the area where that is fully possible, although, i will not confirm or deny that I have done such things, nor will i condone these activities
be advised, getting caught with the buggy will be the same as driving a non-reg'd vehicle on the street. scout em out first, most places have a place to park a trailer if you'd like.