Join Date: May 2016
Location: outer Bay Area, CA
Is there a website or app that actually gives information on particular roads and trails? As far as their difficulty, important notes, etc. Is there a classification system for trail difficulty, like how there is with river rapids for example? "Class I - Class VI" or something like that. I've never been into off-roading before, so I'm looking to learn a little more for the upcoming good-weather months. One of the things I've been striving for is to find an empty place to camp. There are 40 million people in my state, and I've been to a few fairly remote places, but never have I TRULY been able to enjoy a peaceful camping trip in solitude (besides my faithful canine best friend of course!) Now that I have a more capable vehicle than I've ever had before, more of the world is accessible to me. I love nature and am excited at every opportunity I have to get out in it. I'd like to learn more about off-roading, so I can take advantage of the capabilities of my vehicle. However, I also want to be very cognizant of my limitations as well. I have an AD1 Latitude, so it's not outfitted with the more heavy-duty equipment & design that a Trail Rated Jeep has. I'm trying to build it up to increase it's capability and off-road durability (as funds allow--if I had an abundance of money I'd just trade it in for a TH. But I didn't know I wanted one back when I got mine, and that ship has sailed.)
Looking to build up my OWN ability as well. I'm a pretty intuitive driver when it comes to reading the road in general, but I've never done anything beyond some fairly simple dirt roads. Gonna hit up the national forest next weekend with my father in law. He's got some Jeeping experience and he knows a lot of the roads in that area near their cabin.
In short: I wanna have fun, but not too much that I put myself in a compromising situation, and I want to know how to know the difference. Thanks guys!