Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California
Trail Reviews: 24300 points
Questions Answered: 7600 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.

My Garage (3)

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 35"
The vehicle he drives the most is a 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ with a 4.0, 35's Falken Mud Terrain, and 4-inch ProComp lift. This Jeep does have open diffs which is something that Josh really enjoys. Josh was driving fully locked up vehicles so long that driving the open vehicle is adding the extra challenge and bring a whole new life to some of the older trails.

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 37"
His other jeep which is currently in a frame up restoration is his 79 CJ 7 with a 4.0 Stroker (4.7), 37's BFG's, Dana 60 HD Front, 14 Bolt Rear, Detroit's, NV4500, Atlas, Custom Built 4 link and 3 link Suspension, 18" Coil Overs, and the list goes on. Before all the cool toys were added this Jeep, Josh has successfully either created or traversed almost every trail in Southern California.

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 35"
As for the last vehicle, it is a 2002 Ford F250 Diesel 4x4 CrewCab. It might not be a rock crawler but Josh does use this vehicle for trails rating 1-4 and will tow his jeeps through trails up to a 4 rating to get to campsites that are very remote. He did recently replace the rims with 20" Raceline Wheels and Falken A/T tires.

My Trail Reviews (49)

(within last 6 months)
1N09 - City Creek (01/12/2020)
Received an update that the full trail is open. Enjoy!!!
Sandstone Canyon (12/05/2019)
Ran the trail well into the rock crawling part. The trail is clear but the obstacles at 10 and 11 are back. This will be a problem for anyone that has no lift. Also, long wheelbase will struggle through this spot. On a fun note, I was able to push through the wash at the large waterfall. Based on what I saw, I believe I might have been the first person to do that since the landslide. #FalkenTires #JeepAdventures #Raceline
Road to Short Bus and Comp Hill (11/24/2019)
Got to get places
Backdoor (11/24/2019)
Yup, hard again
Short Bus (11/24/2019)
I was told my friend didn't name this trail back in the day, i find that hard to believe since I believe that was his favorite word for 10 years. But nice short cut to back door.
Comp Hill (11/24/2019)
This was fun, almost rolled end over end. Might be where I broke my panhard.
Ness’s Notch (11/24/2019)
Ran it again, love this trail.
Chocolate Thunder (11/24/2019)
Ran the trail with friends and had a blast. This is going to be a must stop when out there.
Jack and Sledge Connector (11/24/2019)
Never know when you need to cut between the trails.
3N21 – Baldy Mesa Road (11/24/2019)
Took my baby for her first off-road trail. At 1 1/2 months old it was a slow going trip. Lucky for us the road was smooth.
Sledge Hammer 3rd Canyon (11/24/2019)
Yup, more hard offroading... I wounder how many people will actually do this trail?
Qualifier Hill (11/24/2019)
This was fun, dang thing spit me back out. But later found out I had a broken panhard...
Hammer Down Trail - Cougar Buttes (11/21/2019)
Had a ton of fun on this trail. It has gotten a lot hard from last year. Everyone got body damage or broke... Fun times. FYI - the fun path is on the left of waypoint 6
Cougar Buttes (11/21/2019)
Love this place. I always forget how much I like it everytime i go there.... This time i rolledover... Oh well. It was still fun.
Lockwood Creek Trail / 20W06 / 127 (11/19/2019)
The trail should have closed today with the storm we just recieved.
Miller Jeep Trail / 20W06 / 129 (11/19/2019)
The trail should have closed today with the storm we just recieved.
Ness’s Notch (11/17/2019)
What a fun little trail. It has some good hard obstacles and will leave a mark on every vehicle. Cant ask for more.
Sledge Hammer (10/17/2019)
Ran the trail for the first in in some years. It was a ton of fun. Can't wait to go back.
The Desert Bar aka "Nellie Saloon" - Cienega Springs Road - Parker Arizona (10/17/2019)
The desert bar is officially open for business https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2019/10/15/when-desert-bar-opens-parker-az/3987049002/?fbclid=IwAR1RlV6kGmeuHUMBQVftBjNP7wOZRA9IZ1byHDRpT-Sa0bgQesLhVIYYVu0
Morongo Basin Desert Run Road - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Camped here once again. This is the best spot to camp.
Means Dry Lake - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
The lake bed is in some of the best conditions i have seen in a long time.
Road to Claw Hammer - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Came back this way when we headed back from waypoint 2.
Hammers Scenic Byway - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Took this way as a short cut back from waypoint 2. Good times!!!
Sand Hill - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Drove by the sand hill, just had to give it a once or twice. Always fun
Boone Road - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Wow, the road was in the best condition I have ever seen.
Lazy Days - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Ran down this trail after completing turkey claw. Nice little ride
Turkey Claw - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Love this trail, a ton of fun in a short package.
Camp Rock - Johnson Valley (10/13/2019)
Played around on this, trail has gotten a little easier, but a new trail is starting to grow on the right.
Backdoor (10/07/2019)
The trail is dug out even more, move the rating back up to a 10
3S04 - Main Divide Middle Northern Section (09/23/2019)
Not sure how long this section is going to be closed. It was open after the fires but the forest service is saying they closed it because of the fires now. This was the Holy Fire which doesn't effect this part of the trail. Please call the forest service and ask them to open the trail again.
3N16 - Holcomb Valley (09/05/2019)
Ran down the trail heading to 3N93, the trail was super nice and you can easily drive too fast. Be careful.
3N93 - Holcomb Creek Trail (09/05/2019)
Ran the trail again before the summer ends. Love this trail and love how hard it has gotten.
White Bark Vista (08/29/2019)
Trail is open
Dusy-Ershim Trail (08/29/2019)
The trail is open!!!
Dusy-Ershim Trail (08/18/2019)
Sounds like the trail will open next week... Stay tuned. Sierra National Forest - The Swamp OHV trail opened on Sunday, 8/18/19, we are down to just one more trail to open. Our crew of Forest Service and 4wd Clubs will start working on Dusy-Ershim this Thursday 8/22. The work is expected to be completed (Tentative) by Monday 8/26/2019 and the Dusy-Ershim will be open for the season. Enjoy this very unique OHV trail that passes between two wilderness areas and practice Tread Lightly.
Lockwood Creek Trail / 20W06 / 127 (08/15/2019)
Ran the trail the other day in the JLUR. Never used lockers once. Great little Trail.
Yellow Jacket Trail (Upper) / 20W24 / 126 (08/15/2019)
We wanted to run this trail while on the Miller Jeep Trail and Lockwood creek. But time started to run short so we skipped it. Next time I guess.
Yellow Jacket Trail (Lower) / 20W24 / 126 (08/15/2019)
The trail was heavily grown in so we decided to skip it and continue to the Miller Jeep Trail
Miller Jeep Trail / 20W06 / 129 (08/15/2019)
Ran the trail the other day. Took the stock JLU out for a play run. We never turned the lockers on once to show a few people, lockers are not needed in a stock 4-door to do this trail. Good Times.
2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge (08/10/2019)
Quick inspection run. The trail has gotten a bit easier but still dangerous. Be safe, have fun.
Dusy-Ershim Trail (08/03/2019)
Trail is still closed. Sounds like maybe the of month as for now.
7S32 - Voyager Rock (08/03/2019)
Trail is open
Motino Wash (aka Mottino Wash) (08/01/2019)
The trail is open and fun. Getting a bit hot thus if you are going to go, make sure you do a night run.
Poison Spider Mesa (07/11/2019)
Video from our EJS trip taking the Brand NEW Stock Wrangler with only 11 miles on the vehicle up the trail.
Fins and Things (07/01/2019)
Took the brand new jeep and CJ out to play for morning. What a fun trail. The stock JLU did awesome, easily completing all the optional obstacles. #FalkenTires #SpiderShade #JStar #Trailhead
Hells Revenge (07/01/2019)
Took the jeep out to play on Hells Revenge. The brand new JLU we picked up from JStar did great. Could have been the Falken Tires or the driver. But one fun trail. #FalkenTires #JStar #SpiderShade #Trailhead_Deflators
3N93 - Holcomb Creek Trail (06/30/2019)
Still my favorite trail up there. The winter was hard on the trail making it a bit more fun. The landslide was cleared and washouts have been fixed. But overall, the rock gardens are torn up in a fun and difficult way!!! Please read the reviews and share with friends. The poor guy in stock Land Crusher was having a bad day. Really messing up his rig and he was heading for trouble down the trail and didn't know it.
3N10 – John Bull (06/30/2019)
Had to go check out the trail for myself to see if the tree was removed. It was a busy day on the trail with a bunch of large groups. We were only running 3 vehicles with all drivers that could complete the trail in under 20 minutes. When not stuck behind traffic, we got moving pretty well. Fun day and the tree was gone.
3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull (06/30/2019)
This a great little trail to run. People often forget about it since it is off on the extreme end of Holcomb Valley. But hard and fun.

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