When I am in Arizona one of my favorite things to do is 4-wheel. The state is full of trails built for all types of vehicles capable of various levels of off-roading. New Mexico and Utah are also very well known for their off-roading trails.
I have always owned a 4-wheel drive vehicle solely for the purpose of being able to venture off-road as the opportunity arises. Over the last couple of years, I have become aware of the lifestyle in a completely different way.
Whenever I am able to catch up with my father and step-mother, I get to experience off-roading in the way “Jeeping” is intended. They have a modified Jeep Wrangler, which is capable of tackling quite challenging trails, as I have experienced first-handed with them.
In these photographs, we took the House Mountain Trail, which rose to an elevation of 5125 feet. After several miles of non-stop rough terrain and seeing countless cows with calves we arrived at our destination, which is one of the reasons we do what we do. The very top of the piled rocks on House Mountain gave us a view of Verde Valley and the red rocks of Sedona.
Fresh clean air to breathe!! Ohh, and the view, yes.
Sunrise or sunset?