Jason Ethridge

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My Profile

Year Started:
2018
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (3.5" lift, 35" tires)
I finally realized my lifelong dream of owning a Jeep in Nov. of 2018 and I haven't looked back since. I've been scouring the deserts and mountains of Southern California for the perfect trail, and having a blast meeting new people while exploring new places. I’ve also had the opportunity to do some great wheeling throughout the Southwest. I'm looking forward to extending my wheeling resume with trails far and wide.

My Garage (1)

2013 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 35"
Kandy is a 2013 JK Rubicon sporting an Rock Krawler 3.5" X-Factor lift with 35" tires on 17" Moto Metal 951 chrome wheels. Her steering is handled by a PSC big-bore hydraulic system and Yeti linkage. She has 1st gen SRC bumpers front and back, with an XRC 8000 lb. winch and a no-name 20" led light bar. She's got Bushwhacker fenders, Deegan 38 rock slider steps with built in KC rock lights, and Baja Designs Squadron windshield lights. She has Rubicon Express armor underneath.

My Trail Reviews (3)

(within last 6 months)
Rattlesnake Gulch (10/07/2022)
Absolutely love this trail! Doing the trail in October, the creek flow was pretty low. Though this made the sections that were in water a bit easier, it also opened up more creek bed to wheel in (there were sections of trail along the banks that we didn’t need to use). The beginning of the trail is VERY dusty.
3N93 - Holcomb Creek Trail (08/06/2022)
Recent rains have made for some intimidating, though passable, washouts, but the trail is in good shape otherwise. Both gatekeepers are mild right now, but the central rock garden is as tricky as ever; there were some nervous moments with rigs sliding sideways off of rocks!
3N49 BP&L (07/17/2022)
Ran the trail for the first time in a while, and the first time going from Lost Lake to Mormon Rocks (always ran it the other direction before). It is a short, engaging trail and the scenery here is pretty unique. The trail is pretty rutted out in a few areas, but I've actually seen it worse (and better). There are few trails that are as severely affected by rain as this one, so it literally changes dramatically with every storm. Back in the day, there used to be a water crossing around waypoint 9. Also, it is much better to follow the railroad tracks instead of crossing them, emerging (or starting) at Lone Pine Canyon Road.