One of my jobs as editor of this magazine is to plan out the Ultimate Adventure, our annual weeklong trip wheeling and roading through the top trails of the U.S. and beyond. Of course to do this Ineed to prerun the trip to find these trails, set up campsites, gas stations, pit stops, and the occasional roadside attraction that makes you shake your head. It's a rough job, but someone has to do it.
This year our trip goes through Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming-a great bunch of states with more than enough room to spread out and explore. We'll cover the in-depth cruising and carnage in next month's issue, as well as feature highlights and sidelights on www.4wheeloffroad.com. But for now, here's a few snippets of what Mike Harrington (our video director) and I encountered in a 3,000-mile, four-day thrashfest to scout out the Ultimate Adventure.