MTNF playtime

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MTNF playtime

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Here are a couple of pics from this afternoon.
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Very nice pics! Tercel 4wd has a very positive side in its 4wd system: it can take us closer to nature. And by driving with FWD mode you can be nearly always sure that if you get stuck, just put 4wd on to continue trip. Did you drive drive these roads with FWD or 4WD on?
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Yes, 90% FWD, then I’d use 4WD when I went into the water spots, etc.
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain
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Yes, 90% FWD, then I’d use 4WD when I went into the water spots, etc. We did find a challenging run we hope to tackle later this year, after the Meet & Greet.
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain
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Challenging run sounds promising. Do you have lots of snow on winter? If you complete it now, you could try it again with snow to get even more challenge.

Tercel 4wd is really great in snowy small roads. With FWD its not going really steady forwards in deep snow but 4wd with diff lock changes it all.
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Looks like a blast! Before the Meet and Greet I will be taking some trails in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t spend a few days driving before the Meet!
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Here are a couple of pics from the possible challenging route:
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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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a couple more pics:
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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain
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NWMO:
The routes starts to look like challenging. But it is good to have some challenges with Tercel. I drove also challenging forest and snow routes before I started to restore my Tercels. The stairs would be hard for stock Tercel so these routes may need already a bit higher suspension and off-road tires. Could you post pictures or videos of hardest parts in the route when do drive the routes?

MrWrench:
And Upper Peninsula trails sound interesting too. These routes should have snow on winter if the routes are too easy during autumn. Upper Peninsula is also very interesting place since it has highest density of Finnish Americans and I heard that some people over there can speak even Finnish. Hopefully you will make video of that trip to your channel.
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Nordical,

It’s definitely a “downhill only” trail (save a LOT of winching). If we do it, I expect we would build some short (4’ or so) ramps to get down the worst spots.

As for the pics/vids, I’m hoping for some good GoPro and drone video to share later this year.

Here is a website I put together after the 2020 Meet and Greet. https://chrisned90.wixsite.com/tercelgathering2020
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain
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It makes sense to do these hills downhill since pictures cannot always show well steepness of a hill.

Sharing material later this year is a good idea and you have already nice offroading pictures on that website.

Brighton Hollow Pond nature and trails reminds me of my previous offroading trails I've done. We have lots of forest around so here we can offroad small tractor trails and country trails/roads similarly to that area. We offroad also in the fields. A muddy field after heavy rain is the only place where I have managed to get my Tercel 4wd totally stuck. Even Hilux 4wd pickup couldn't tow my Tercel out, we needed a tractor for that.
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Tercels in the wild! Hooray!
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