Wade May


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  • 2016 Toyota 4Runner (2" lift, 33" tires)
Hi! I'm Wade. After 43 years as a pilot, split evenly between flying fighters for the Air Force and Boeing 737s for the airlines, my feet are firmly planted on the ground. Seems I spent a lot of my flying time looking out the cockpit window thinking, "Yep, I could drive that trail." My trips range from a few days to a month. Most are solo in my silver 4Runner named Bullit. We range over all the southwest exploring remote places and trying to get as much dirt under the wheels as possible. Occasionally I get in some hiking, backpacking, and bushcraft as well. My most ambitious Overlanding plans include a trip to Tuktoyaktuk and Dead Horse when travel restrictions permit. Sharing my experiences as a member of the Trails Offroad crew, instructing at Overland Expo, and hosting the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast are true pleasures. Hope to see you on the trail soon.

My Garage (1)

2016 Toyota 4Runner

Lift Size: 2"
Tire Size: 33"
King Shocks, Metal Tech Front Bumper, Warn Winch, CBI Rear Tire Carrier, RCI Skid Plates, Metal Tech sliders, Gobi Stealth Rack, Onboard ARB Dual Compressor, LRA extended range fuel tank, Gaia Pro, Goose Gear rear seat delete platform with drawer and kitchen module. Dual battery system with Blue Sea DC to DC charger, shore power, and 120 watt solar. National Luna 50 fridge. Partner Steel cookstove. James Baroud RTT.

My Trail Reviews (3)

(within last 6 months)
Black Canyon Road (09/23/2022)
Loved all the history along this trail. The USFS signs were informative.
Kanabownits Road (08/20/2022)
This scenic little trail brings back memories of my first visit to Point Sublime years ago. With rudimentary navigation skills and technology, exiting to the north filled me with trepidation. Ended up clearing fallen trees from the trail and getting out with a newfound appreciation of the requirements for traveling an area like this. It was fun to be back.
Point Sublime (08/20/2022)
Always enjoy Point Sublime. The weather wasn't the greatest for views, but it's still incomparable.

My Trails (151)