Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon
Trail Reviews: 41200 points
Questions Answered: 400 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
4-5 years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • (5" lift, 35" tires)
Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.

My Garage (1)

Lift Size: 5"
Tire Size: 35"
The Albino Rhino is a 1986 Toyota 4runner with a lot of modifications. SASed, 35" tires, 5.29:1 gears and ARB lockers front and rear, full floater rear axle conversion, dual transfer cases with 4.7:1 Marlin Crawler gears in the rear t-case and twin sticks for divorced 4x4 and hi-lo selection. The truck is still powered by the original 22RE engine that just keeps on running. Custom front and rear bumpers were built with the help of friends in Colorado including an awesome rear swing-out and a front winch setup. Sliders and skid plates keep the truck in one piece when bashing rocks or grinding around stumps. There are enough lights on the Albino Rhino to light up the forest at night and be seen in downtown Denver when sitting on the top of Yankee Hill. A 175 amp alternator keeps it all powered. The truck has 2M and CB radios to keep in contact on the trail and there is always a satellite transponder aboard to summon help in the event of a serious incident. My truck's Instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/albinorhino4x4/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/albinorhino4x4/ Website: https://www.albinorhino.com/

My Trail Reviews (26)

(within last 6 months)
Cedar Tree / Tillamook State Forest (04/08/2021)
Well... Cedar Tree is back open but it looks more like a moonscape than the trail we all remember. Be prepared for everything to be clear-cut. There's a good chance there'll be temporary closures through the summer while the ODF works on the trail now that the logging is done. Recent photos are here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506615679583294/permalink/2915785638666284/ We'll get the whole trail re-mapped with new photos this summer once things are settled down.
Barlow Trail (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. There is likely still snow on the upper parts trail at this point but in a few months everything will dry out. Note that the bridge is still out at Waypoint 32.
Bennett Pass Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. There is likely still snow on the trail at this point but in a few months everything will dry out. Be cautious on the shelf road section if you encounter snow there.
Bonney Butte Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. There is likely still snow on the trail at this point but in a few months everything will dry out.
Bonney Meadows Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. There is likely still snow on the top of the trail at this point but in a few months everything will dry out.
Badger Lake Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. There is likely still snow on the trail at this point but in a few months everything will dry out.
Flag Point Lookout Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season.
Grasshopper Road (04/03/2021)
The trail is now open for the season although there is likely still snow on the upper reaches.
2730-230 and 2730 Roads (04/01/2021)
The trail is now open for the season. You will probably run into some wet conditions until late spring so please be prepared and be sure to stay on the trail.
Lookout Mountain Road (03/15/2021)
The trail is now open for the season.
Cold Springs Road (03/15/2021)
The trail is now open for the season.
Cold Springs Road (12/21/2020)
The trail is now closed for the season to protect wildlife resources.
Barlow Trail (12/21/2020)
The trail is now closed for the season per the Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Lookout Mountain Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the top stretch of the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Smock Road (12/01/2020)
The closure order has been lifted for this trail. However, the closure remains in effect for most of Barlow Trail. More info is here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd844767.pdf
Old Tractor Road (12/01/2020)
The trail closure has been lifted. However, most of Barlow Trail is still closed. More info is here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd844767.pdf
Bug Road (12/01/2020)
The trail closure has been lifted. However, most of Barlow Trail is still closed. More info is here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd844767.pdf
2730-230 and 2730 Roads (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter to protect winter habitat for deer and elk. It will reopen on 1 April although the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Badger Lake Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Bennett Pass Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Bonney Butte Road (12/01/2020)
While the MVUM may indicate this trail is open all winter, the trail (Bonney Meadow Road) that you must take to access this trail is now closed. This effectively closes Bonney Butte Road for the winter. The Bonney Meadow Road trail will reopen on 1 April which will also permit access to this trail.
Bonney Meadows Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the upper reaches of the trail are often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Clark Mill Road and Tygh Valley Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter to protect winter habitat for deer and elk. It will reopen on 1 April.
Flag Point Lookout Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Grasshopper Road (12/01/2020)
This trail is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April although the upper section of the trail is often impassable due to snow until later in the spring.
Barlow Trail (11/30/2020)
The trail remains closed on most of the lower portions from approximately Waypoint 32 back to approximately Waypoint 6. The current closure map is at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd844767.pdf The upper portion of the trail accessed from Highway 35 is now closed for the winter. There is a gate that is most likely shut although sometimes it is accidentally left open later. The bridge at Waypoint 32 remains out.

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