Old Ranger

Trail Reviews: 500 points
Questions Answered: 50 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (2" lift, 33" tires)
70 year old retiree now living in Phoenix area. Former combat medic and army ranger back in the Viet Nam era. Most of my 4 wheeling experience has been in southern IL with 4x4 pick ups and 4 wheelers. New to this serious off roading here in AZ. Still learning what my jeep can do vs. what I can do. Basically I'm becoming a candy ass in my old age so I tend to back off pretty quickly, especially since neither my jeeping buddy or I is real good with a wrench!

My Garage (1)

2017 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 2"
Tire Size: 33"
Havoc front bumper with Smittybilt XRC comp winch.

My Trail Reviews (4)

(within last 6 months)
Schnebly Hill Road (10/29/2020)
Great scenery but road has washed out considerably since last time we drove it. Not difficult but really rough. Smooths out on top but is rougher than a cob as you get closer to Sedona. Won't be driving this again anytime soon.
Broken Arrow (10/29/2020)
Fun trail, beautiful scenery, especially from chicken point. The white line bicycle trail up there is insane. Someone started to ride it, but chickened out and walked his bike back. Drive up the trail was easy. Down not too bad but stairs were a challenge. Now can say I've done it but not special enough to bring us back.
Dry Creek Road (10/28/2020)
Part of a long day trail hopping in Sedona. First took the trail up to Van Deren cabin. Keep your eyes open if your exploring the cabin as there was a herd of javelinas up there that were semi aggressive. We then drove up to the vulture arch turn around. Easy, fun and scenic drive.
Box Canyon - Wickenburg (10/14/2020)
Fun little trip we've made 7 or 8 times. This one started out the same but the canyon had a big surprise for us. Usual soft sand but in the canyon, just past the water gauge, the water was wall to wall. Never seen that much water and it hasn't rained around here for months. No big deal, only looks 18" -24" deep. The surprise was the volume of water had turned the sand almost into quicksand. Promptly buried the jeep and had water coming in all around. Had to winch out. Did you know a 2017 wrangler has 7 drain plugs? (Oops, 2 days later I found another drain plug). Still a fun day with a bit of added excitement. Be careful out there.