Lance Schaffer

Trail Reviews: 900 points
Questions Answered: 0 points

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Off-Road Experience:
4-5 years
Off-Road Style:
My Garage:
  • 2006 Nissan Xterra (3" lift, 33" tires)

My Garage (1)

2006 Nissan Xterra

Lift Size: 3"
Tire Size: 33"
6 speed Manual Radflo coilovers in front Add a leaf and shackles in rear Hefty Fab aluminum skids Sliders Custom Steel rear bumper No sways

My Trail Reviews (2)

(within last 6 months)
Yankee Hill to Central City (08/19/2021)
Ran from Central City. I ran this trail once last year (don't recall day, but summer conditions), and while it seemed very similar this time, was perhaps slightly more eroded than I recall overall. Still a very fun, scenic trail! Managed to inadvertently scrape my rear diff just slightly at a random time (just poor line choice) and used rear locker once or twice. Chose to stay on 175.1 between waypoint 14 and 13 (moving from 14 towards 13 in the direction I ran) this time though and it's definitely more technical. Solid 4 rating IMHO for that optional path and required some good scouting/planning along with a little spotting to ensure good tire placement. Long wheelbase may struggle on that part unless you have significant lift/clearance. I'd agree with a 3 rating overall still (as mapped), but I think 100% stock rigs that aren't considered to have high ground clearance may suffer some scrapes/bruises. The optionality on this trail is great though, with multiple areas that are more open with all sorts of little obstacles to play around on.
Bard Creek (06/13/2021)
Ran the whole trail as mapped. Solid trail with some fun obstacles but nothing crazy. Some great scenery too. No snow observed and it was pretty dry. Summer conditions. 2006 Xterra lifted about 2.5 inches and on 33s, had no issues or contact anywhere. I'm a manual and used 4 low quite a bit. There's a mound (optional) at the very end that I made it up with rear locked. It's quite steep and loose. Wouldn't attempt the feature without making sure you can arrest your rollback safely. Also recommend airing down for this trail unless your suspension is pretty soft, it gets bumpy in many parts.