I go out with AZVJC. and for the most part they are pretty cool, but they want to go places I'm not prepared to go... even with my lifted pat. it would be nice to have a few people who were at my level that we could go out together.
Just noticed you posted in my other thread about my possible buying options. Didn't even notice you were local. Anyways, I ended up going with a 2012 Compass Limited 4WD today...never been a big off-roader but seems like a good time to start! Out of curiosity, where in Tempe are you? I'm right off Priest and Elliot.
I am actually in the town of maricopa, but will be moving up into the chandler/gilbert area sometime this summer. you should register over at www.virtualjeepclub.com, when I post for a trail run, that is where I post for locals. would love for you to come with me. you will get A LOT of flack from the old wrangler dudes on there... but its the best place i've found for local runs.
Yeah I'd love to check out some trails. I'm off weekends but have a pretty busy schedule this month due to work and graduation coming up. I'll definitely have to find some time to get out there though... probably sometime next month.