Ryland Percy

Trail Reviews: 3200 points
Questions Answered: 0 points
Off-Road Experience:
2-3 years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser (2.5" lift, 33" tires)
I'm a Colorado native (born in Boulder, raised in Arvada), and just started wheeling earlier this year. I wheel a 2000 UZJ100 Land Cruiser, with a 2.5" OME suspension lift, Slee SliderSteps, an ARB combination bar front bumper, Slee rear bumper, and a Comeup Winch. I'm also a Toyota Land Cruiser Association member, and frequently wheel with the local TLCA chapter, the Rising Sun 4x4 Club.

My Garage (1)

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 33"
This is "Bessie", my 2000 UZJ100 Land Cruiser, with a 2.5" OME suspension lift, Slee SliderSteps, an ARB combination bar front bumper, Slee rear bumper, and a Comeup Winch.

My Trail Reviews (5)

(within last 6 months)
Yankee Hill to Central City (11/22/2020)
We took the Pisgah (Columbine Cutoff) up to the Yankee Hill trail, starting outside Central City. Most of the trail was pretty easy, except for a few parts: - There's a relatively deep mud hole between Waypoints 16 and 17 that has a pretty steep ice shelf on one side. Coming down the ice shelf (entering the mud hole from the south), you risk smacking your rear bumper, which might result in damage to stock vehicles. Coming back up the ice shelf (entering the mud hole from the north), you'll want to favor the left line, opposite of what I'm doing in the attached video ;-). Users have also created an illegal bypass around the mud hole - please avoid and stay the trail! - The steep hill between Waypoints 14 and 15 (just northwest of Waypoint 15, after the large clearing) is very snowpacked and icy. I'd avoid trying to climb up this (again, heading uphill to the northwest) without chains. Even with front/rear lockers and great tread on my tires, this hill was impossible to climb without going off the trail, so we turned around and headed down Miner's Ridge. Going down the hill (heading southeast), I'd drop 'er in to low gear and crawl very slowly - it'd be super easy to start sliding and lose control.
Freeman Gulch Cutoff aka Miners Ridge (11/22/2020)
We ran part of this trail, starting from Yankee Hill. We managed to make it almost to Waypoint 4, but found some pretty deep snow drifts (2 feet+) that started to push our rigs towards the edge of the trail, so we backed up and turned around. Otherwise a fun trail!
Black Bear Pass (08/01/2020)
Ran this trail for the first time - absolutely epic views! The Steps are terrifying, but if you're paying close (close, close, close) attention, following a good line from the vehicle in front of you, and/or have a good spotter, they're not as bad as I thought they'd be. I'd run this trail again in a heartbeat - it's just amazing!
Middle Fork Swan River (07/19/2020)
Ran this trail yesterday - it was the perfect mix of technical obstacles and excellent views at the top. Didn't hit any snow on the Tombstone Hill bypasses - easy wheeling all the way to the top! Managed to come across a cool herd of mountain goats at the top near the Saints John trailhead, which was super cool.
Saints John (07/19/2020)
The trail is now completely clear, from beginning to end. Awesome views at the top, though it's a bit rocky coming down into Montezuma, so watch your speed and lines. Ran into a herd of mountain goats near the trailhead, which was super cool. Great trail overall!