Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona Crew Leader

My off-road adventures began early while growing up in southern Tennessee. I developed a passion for finding the next best trail and that passion continues to this day, in the beautiful state of Arizona. I love getting into the back country to explore the lesser known trails but I also enjoy getting out and playing in the rocks. My goal is to provide only accurate information to our users, for all the trails I write-up.

My Builds

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My current trail rig is a 2012 Jeep Wrangler 2 door. I bought it as a base X model and from day one it was being modded. I started with a Smitty Built 9000# winch on a Custom Stubby front bumper. I have since added a Body Armor rear bumper, XD wheels with 37" Goodyear MTRs. The flex and tire clearance comes from a Synergy Stage 3 lift with added 1 ton high steering. For when the trail requires a little extra traction, I replaced both stock axles with 2015 Rubicon D44's that are trussed, sleeved and gusseted up front for added insurance. I have tried to create an all-around wheeler by having on-board air, led rock lights, Solid diff covers, spill kits, custom racks, work table, complete tools, extra shafts, ball and u-joints, that I carry with on my many expedition type trips. This package works very well for the type of wheeling I do. My next logical steps are a welder, long-arm lift and coil-overs!

Recent Trip Reports

Montana Mountain 10-07-2017

The weather was cool enough to get back out in the desert. A group of us from met to run Millsite Canyon and this loop. It truly was a great day on the trail. The video is of our weekend running three of my favorite trails in the area. Millsite Canyon, Montana Mountain and Hackberry.

Hackberry Creek Loop Arizona 10-08-2017

There was only three of us on the Hackberry run, all in modified white JK's so it went pretty smooth all day. The trail just keeps getting better or rougher, depending on your perspective I guess. The switchbacks are difficult and will get inexperienced drivers into trouble quick. Please use a spotter on a couple of these very steep turns. I have witnessed roll overs here. The video is a collection of Millsite Canyon, Montana Mountain and Hackberry, all of which we enjoyed over one weekend in Superior Arizona.

Millsite Canyon Trail Arizona 10-07-2017

We had a great time on this trail with the wonderful people from The trail has gotten a little rougher and the brush is very tight but it's still worth the effort. This time we connected it with Mountain Mountain for an all day run.


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