G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California
Trail Reviews: 30300 points
Questions Answered: 1850 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Other
My Garage:
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (4" lift, 38" tires)
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado (Stock lift, 31" tires)
  • 1996 Geo Tracker (6+" lift, 38" tires)
  • 1996 Geo Tracker (3.5" lift, 30" tires)
G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.

My Garage (4)

2015 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 38"
4” Synergy suspension lift Raceline Avenger Wheels 38” Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Xs tires (previously on KMC wheels and 37” Maxxis Trepadors)

See more on G. Martin's Youtube Channel

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 31"
2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 . All stock. You can see more of this ZR2 on G. Martin's Youtube Channel

1996 Geo Tracker

Lift Size: 6+"
Tire Size: 38"
SASed, 4 linked and geared low, this One Ton Geo Tracker is built for the rocks.

1996 Geo Tracker

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 30"
Before the One Ton Transformation this 1996 Geo tracker was on a 2.5" suspension lift, plus 1" body lift and 30” tires.

My Trail Reviews (38)

(within last 6 months)
3N09 - Van Dusen Canyon (04/18/2021)
It’s open again.
3N16 - Holcomb Valley (04/18/2021)
The snow is gone and the trail is dry. Other than Holcomb Creek, this is the only water we saw out there.
23E278 - Haskel (04/05/2021)
Still under temporary closure from the Creek fire.
Crowley Lake - Trail to Beach Zero (04/04/2021)
Very cool trail in a great area. I can't wait to go back.
Benton Crowley Connector (04/03/2021)
This is just a short connector, mainly used to get to or out from the Crowley Lake area.
Crowley Lake Trail ( East ) (04/03/2021)
This is a great area! I usually like more difficult trails, but this place is pretty awesome. Too bad you can't camp on the beaches here. :(
Frontier Line - Moon Rocks (04/03/2021)
The ravine drop is pretty crazy.
Crowley Lake - Trail to Beach Two (04/03/2021)
Very cool trail in a great area.
Crowley Columns (04/02/2021)
This is a great area! I usually like more difficult trails, but this place is pretty awesome. Too bad you can't camp on the beaches here. :(
Alabama Hills - Movie Flat (Area) (03/31/2021)
Made a quick run through here on my way home.
Short Line - Cougar Buttes (03/30/2021)
Not much to this trail. It’s just a straight shot.
Slate Mountain Lookout (03/25/2021)
Original photos added here for archive.
Latrobe Road (03/23/2021)
Original photos added here for archive.
North Valley - Cougar Buttes (03/10/2021)
Easy trail, not much to it, but plenty of great camping spots.
Dorito Loop - Cougar Buttes (03/10/2021)
Great camping options along this trail Waypoint 3 is my favorite.
Georges Shortcut - Cougar Buttes (03/09/2021)
There isn't much to this trail, but because of Waypoint 03, it's a good one ;)
Dust Bowl - Cougar Buttes (03/06/2021)
Lots of quad and dirt bike traffic out on this trail.
Split Finger - Cougar Buttes (02/20/2021)
Short, but a great trail. Had a lot of fun driving a buddies Jeep through here.
Knoxville - Cement Creek Road (02/19/2021)
Temporary closure due to fire damage.
Hammer Down Trail - Cougar Buttes (02/10/2021)
Good times on this trail, as usual.
Dorito Hill - Cougar Buttes (02/06/2021)
Fun little trail. We ran through this, Hammer Down and a few others.
8S09 - Peckinpah / Whiskey Road (01/14/2021)
Closed at Waypoint 01.
26E330 - Powder Hill (01/14/2021)
There were no barriers or closure signs at the trailhead, but this trail is still on forest service list of closed trails.
26E219 - Bald Mountain (01/12/2021)
Bald Mountain is open. Most of the connectors are closed per the forest services latest list of closed trails, but this trail is open. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd872971.pdf
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (01/11/2021)
Closed for the season.
3N07A - The Squeeze (12/29/2020)
Pretty fun in the snow :)
3N05 (12/28/2020)
Closed
3N09 - Van Dusen Canyon (12/27/2020)
Closed as of 12/27.
2N93 Wildhorse Meadow (12/16/2020)
Seasonal gate at the north end is closed.
2N05 - Big Bear View (12/16/2020)
Closed for the season.
2N27 - Sand Canyon (12/15/2020)
Closed for the season.
2N93B - Green Canyon (12/15/2020)
Closed for the season.
14N07 to Wentworth Springs (Route) (12/10/2020)
Closures have been lifted. This route is open again.
Wentworth Springs (12/10/2020)
Closures have been lifted. This trail lis open.
23E204 - Iron Lakes (11/25/2020)
The trail is open again.
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (11/25/2020)
The trail is open again.
Fordyce Jeep Trail (11/04/2020)
Water crossings currently impassable. Flow rate is expected to reach 400+CFS.
3N76 West (11/02/2020)
The area to the side of WP 05 has recently been fenced off.

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