From factory 33s to true 35s on stock wheels… Even with no lift, she’s definitely feeling a bit taller! The new shoes (Toyo Open Country AT3 35/11.5/R70) fill out the wheel wells nicely given the factory lift on the Mojave.
And this is the part where I post a couple dozen photos of my time. Enjoy.
After some decent sleep and a decidedly southern breakfast, Scully was ready to adventure.
Right away Kiki found an old friend…
…and we were off to explore the backcountry.
The views in the Blue Ridge Mountains did not disappoint.
And neither did the early signs of spring.
It had been a minute since we were camping together, but it sure didn’t feel like it.
Provided you love winter, there’s only one NOT fun season of weather in the north country. It’s called MUD season and it’s truly awful because when several feet of snow melts you’re left with a sloppy mess that attracts an unending supply of biting bugs.
This year I was determined to escape and seek out an early spring. But first, a stop in Keene to assist with a little studio work and to visit with friends.
Bright and early on a chilly 23° morning, it was time to bundle up and head out!
Kiki got DUCKED at our first stop…
…and soon we found our first signs of spring. They wouldn’t be our last.
At Scully’s request, we stopped to smell the grass.
Beep! Beep! Who’s got the keys to the Jeep? Vrooom…
When obstacles get in your way… don’t get mad, get a winch!
Step #1: Remove all traces of the winchless bumper.
Step #2: Get in there with a tool or two.
Step #3: Are you kiddin’ me? Let’s winch somethin’!