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. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg

My Builds

Ging in mud

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. Cooper MTX 315/70/R17 tires. Smittybilt XCR rear bumper with XCR tire carrier.

Recent Trip Reports

Radical Hill 08-31-2017

Afternoon showers and a little bit of sleet greeted us on our trip up Radical Hill. The wetness made the rocks a bit slippery at obstacles 1 and 2, but easily passable. Because we completed the trip during the weekday, we encountered very little traffic making the ride smooth sailing. No luck seeing the mountain goats today.

Chinaman Gulch 07-23-2017

Expecting rocks and challenges, we were not disappointed in Chinaman Gulch. With all the rain that the Buena Vista area has received over the past few weeks, the trail was a bit more difficult than usual. Much of earth that typically holds rocks in place was loosened making many of the obstacles very difficult. There were two stock Rubicons in the group that could not finish the trail without a tow-strap assist in a few spots. The trail caused a couple of vehicles to receive bumps and bruises along the way, but nothing that required under-the-hood surgery. The trail seemed a bit more difficult than it has in the recent past.

Tincup Pass 07-22-2017

Open and beautiful. This trail has changed very little from year-to-year. My local 4X4 group visited the Buena Vista area for the week and this trail was our first choice. The trail was exceptionally busy with vehicles going both directions. We ran Tincup Pass from St. Elmo to the town of Tincup then back. Jeeps, ATV's and Side-by-sides were all abundant on the trail. Afternoon rain showers greeted our trip back to Buena Vista. The light rain knocked the dust for the trip.


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