Offroad Adventure

Here we are at the start of the trail in the Hoosier National Forest near Lake Monroe in Monroe County, Indiana. The black Jeep on the left belongs to Mike Robison. My Jeep is in the middle, and the blue Jeep belongs to Dean Hammack. These are pictures from two different outings, so if you notice inconsistencies, that's why. Left to right are: Brian West, Mike, me, and Todd Snyder. Dean is taking the picture. Craig Reiner can barely be seen in Dean's passenger seat.

The first part of the trail involves driving through the lake on a flooded road. Driving through the water is fun.

You definitely want to stay between the guideposts. Otherwise your Jeep will be a submarine!

Here Mike has buried his Jeep and is getting a helpful tug.

Mike is stuck again and using his new come-a-long. In Mike's defense, the hill is steeper than it looks, and it is very muddy. Dean and Bill supervise.

Mike's stuck again! Time to down a cold one, enjoy the scenery, and contemplate the meaning of life.

Mike's Jeep is a 1986 CJ7. 258 6 cylinder, 5 speed. Pretty much stock. That never stopped him from jumping in every mudhole he could find.

We take a break while Dean cleans water out of his distributor.

Dean's Jeep is a 1977 CJ7 with a 304 V8 and a Turbo 400 automatic transmission.

The official Jeep color...Mud Brown!

I've just conquered a large mudhole.

The hills of Indiana...or the plains of Africa?

Traveling through the Indiana bush.

I'm following Mike and Dean through a muddy track.

Dean gets a little...mud.

Here we do some driving through a creek bed.

These photos were taken in the late 1980's. Since then Mike and Dean have sold their Jeeps, and the Hoosier National Forest is pretty much closed to vehicle traffic. Oh, the good 'ole days....

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