James and Mimi Nicholson

Mapping Crew - Nevada
Trail Reviews: 3600 points
Questions Answered: 1150 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • ( lift, tires)
We are James and Mimi Nicholson, married for 19 years, living in Nevada. We are not new to Off-roading; having owned Jeeps for 18 years. We started with a 1979 CJ-5. Other 4 wheel vehicles owned include CJ-7, Cherokees, Grand Cherokee and a Liberty. We like to overland, camp, whitewater raft and kayak. We have been off-roading in Oregon, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada Our focus while off-roading is safety, treading lightly and simply enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Our current rig: 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Tank Rubicon. AEV 3.5" lift with 315/75/16 GY Duratracs with level 8 Tracker wheels. C gussets, control arm skids, ACE rock sliders, Engo 10,000 winch, OR-Fab tire/can carrier. M.O.R.E. skid plate, Gobi stealth roof rack. S-pod. ARB OBA. Adams front and rear drive shafts.

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My Trail Reviews (1)

(within last 6 months)
Wheeler Pass (11/01/2020)
Based on a previous review, a friend and I took a trip over Wheeler Pass to update the trail conditions. Today was a great day to explore the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The skies were blue with scattered clouds, the temperature was in the low 60's in the morning and low 70's when coming down into Pahrump at the end of the trail. We saw only one other group (which consisted of a stock Tundra, 2 stock Tacomas, and a stock 4Runner) on the trail the entire time. I did raise the trail rating from 3 low and 3 high to 3 low and 5 high. This would depend on the vehicle, driver skill, and the line chosen in the rocky areas. As a reviewer suggested, it is always a good idea to have a spotter and a second vehicle in case you find yourself in a tough spot.

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