Jasmine & Jon Hughes

15700

Mapping Crew - Washington

My Profile

Year Started:
2017
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • 1989 Toyota Hilux (2" lift, 30" tires)
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ (4" lift, 35" tires)
  • 1989 Toyota 4Runner (3.5" lift, 33" tires)
Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.

My Garage (3)

1989 Toyota Hilux

Lift Size: 2"
Tire Size: 30"
Outfitted with an elusive Wildernest Canopy, this 4WD 1989 Toyota Pickup SR5, better known as The Toyota Hilux Extrodinaire (THEO) has forever changed Jasmine's expeditions. Theo has 256,000 miles, Old Man Emu suspension, 30.0x9.0R15 BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires, Raptor Lined exterior and bed, upgraded LED Headlights, a fresh V6 3.0L (that has been super reliable, regardless what the haters say.) and the latest addition, a Dometic 75 freezer. This daily driven manual hilux has taken Jasmine and her family to Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona as well as B.C. and Alberta.

2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 35"
Named "VEJEEPA" as a play on the name Jeep and the DBZ character Vegeta; Jon likes his DBZ. The LJ is one of the rarest Jeeps, having been manufactured from only '04-'06. This LJ has a 4" Currie lift, and 35" BFG KM3s. The low pinion Dana 30 front has been swapped for a high pinion, and it has its original Dana 44 rear, both with ARB lockers. For armor, it has Rock Hard 4X4 bumpers front and rear, UCF Ultra High skid plate, and Rockslide Engineering drop down sliders. It also has a 32 gallon Genright gas tank, and recently a new 4.0 engine.

1989 Toyota 4Runner

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 33"
We had an '88 4Runner that we had planned on building into something similar, but after the 2.4 engine died, we found this one for sale in southern California. It's an '89 4Runner with a 3.0; a SLIGHT upgrade. It has Total Chaos suspension and Fox coilovers up front, and long travel rear leaf springs. The tires are 33X10.5R15 BFG KO2s. It's fully caged in the cab and engine bay, and has a Fiberwerx one piece hood/fenders.

My Trail Reviews (13)

(within last 6 months)
Babyshoe Pass (11/24/2022)
Forest Road 23 is blocked by snow at higher elevations and is closed to through traffic between Trout Lake and Randle. From Randle to Forest Road 2329 sections of road have ice and snow; not recommended for travel at this time.
NF-2329 (11/24/2022)
Road is blocked by snow and ice. Traveling on this road is not recommended.
Guler Ice Caves (10/19/2022)
The picnic area is closed for the season and the latrine is locked. When it is open there is a $5 day use fee payable with cash in a fee envelope or with a NWFP or Interagency Pass. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Obstruction Point Road (09/06/2022)
Obstruction is closing early this year for some road maintenance and will not open up again until next spring. It is not going to be accessible to vehicles, bikes or pedestrians until snowshoe season for hikers and spring for vehicles.
Lathrop Canyon (09/06/2022)
From NPS: Lathrop 4WD Road: open, passable
Obstruction Point Road (09/05/2022)
We wanted to get up to Obstruction one last time before the construction started. Hiked around and enjoyed the mist, a perfect way to start fall in the PNW.
Slate Peak (08/28/2022)
Alert - Hart's Pass Road (5400), Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan County - August 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Today crews from Okanogan County were able to clear a single lane path through multiple slides across Hart's Pass Road. This is a temporary repair that will allow parties who are already beyond the slides access to leave the area. Forest users are asked to avoid the area while crews continue to make repairs and fully clear the road. This is a very narrow road with very few places to turnaround if you encounter equipment working. After tomorrow, we hope to have a better assessment of the extent of damage to the road and whether additional repairs will be needed. As crews worked to clear the slides and evaluate the damage they discovered more than eight slides, where we had initially thought there was just one. The rock and debris slides across Hart's Pass Road occurred near Dead Horse Point on the evening of Monday August 22. Photos from USFS.
Hart’s Pass (08/24/2022)
Alert - Hart's Pass Road (5400), Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan County - August 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Today crews from Okanogan County were able to clear a single lane path through multiple slides across Hart's Pass Road. This is a temporary repair that will allow parties who are already beyond the slides access to leave the area. Forest users are asked to avoid the area while crews continue to make repairs and fully clear the road. This is a very narrow road with very few places to turnaround if you encounter equipment working. After tomorrow, we hope to have a better assessment of the extent of damage to the road and whether additional repairs will be needed. As crews worked to clear the slides and evaluate the damage they discovered more than eight slides, where we had initially thought there was just one. The rock and debris slides across Hart's Pass Road occurred near Dead Horse Point on the evening of Monday August 22. Photos from USFS.
White Rim (08/24/2022)
"Recent storms have caused heavy rain and flooding in the park. This may impact your trip, particularly if you plan to venture into the backcountry. Waypoint 55: The White Rim Road at Upheaval Wash (between Hardscrabble and Labyrinth) is impassable. Expect deep mud, soft sand and heavily eroded sections between Potato Bottom and Mineral Bottom. For those with backcountry reservations, please call the Backcountry Permit Office as recent washouts and road conditions may impact your trip. Call 435-259-4351 or email canyres@nps.gov Stay safe out there!" Photo: NPS/Angela Sowa
Bethel Ridge (07/13/2022)
"Road has no closures, however the road had deep ruts and it is not advised to take a passenger car over." per USFS.
Hart’s Pass (07/12/2022)
"The Road is snow free to the Guard Station and to both campgrounds. Road is very rough, lots of potholes and washed-out areas, All Wheel Drive or 4WD recommended. Watch out for rocks in the roadway!" per USFS.
Deer Park Road (07/08/2022)
Clear of snow as per NPS.
Deer Park Road (06/15/2022)
Still closed due to snow per NPS.

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