Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors.

My Builds

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Willy's Wheeler, 2dr. AEV 2.5" duel sport lift, stock drive train, Rockhard front bumper with a Smittybilt X2o 12k synthetic line winch

Recent Trip Reports

Bald Mountain Gulch 03-25-2017

Because of the weather, most of the off-road trails along the front range are closed. There are a number of trails in the Buena Vista area are currently open. When the crew had a meet-up gathering in Buena Vista, I decided to take advantage of the trail availability in the area. Bald Mountain Gulch was in great shape. Because there has been very little snow in the immediate area, the trail was mostly dry.

Crow Creek Road 03-03-2017

The Laramie Ranger District - Pole Mountain area is now closed. Typically the area remains closed until near the end of May to prevent resource damage during the spring melting season. For specific information, the Pole Mountain MVUM map has specific details about all road closures in the area during the spring.

Crow Creek Road 12-11-2016

The winter season has settled into the Southern Wyoming area. The road and trails around the Happy Jack Recreational Area remain open through most of the winter allowing for some 4X4 snow drift fun. If this year is like others, the snow is here to stay throughout the rest of the winter season. The week preceding my trip left about 8-10 inches of snow in the vicinity. Southern Wyoming is really known more for the wind than the snow. Early December did not disappoint. Snow drifts are starting to form in the usual areas making travel difficult to impossible. I could not complete the entire Crow Creek Road on this trip because of the drifting. I was able, however, to get plenty of practice with my winching techniques.


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