600 Acres

Saturday, February 4, 2006

I was invited by a friend to check out an off-road area near Solon, Iowa known as 600 Acres that I had never been to before. I figured I should go since it is getting closed down by the Department of Natural Resources on March 1st.

Perfect wheeling weather for a Jeep with no doors or top. I should also mention the wind was brutal!
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An XJ that showed up, caught up by his diff
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Some of the group
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The friend who invited me, climbing up out of a wash
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Oops…he didn’t see the large drop off and sped rightinto it. His rear tires came up off the ground a few feet and then came back down.
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Surrounding creek
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Another hill climb
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…and my day ended early when my alternator went out on me. I really have no idea why since I didn’t go through any water or mud today…
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Overall, it was a fun little park. I had a good time. I just wish it was a little warmer outside.

Here are a few more pictures taken by Chris:

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More pictures here: http://myxj.net/gallery/600_Acres_Chris.php


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