Superlift's 4XAdventure Brings Top-Down Action
Rednecks on the rocks" simply describes the 2006 Superlift Spring 4xAdventure. Apparently "Git 'Er Done" bumperstickers are almost as easy to obtain in the greater Hot Springs area as Arkansas license plates. Tobacco products are also standard issue, but Yankees who venture south of the Mason-Dixon to Bill Clinton's hometown notice one other common denominator: the people here are suspiciously friendly.
The venue itself offers challenging yet minimal-hassle four-wheeling. Just minutes outside of central Hot Springs, the Superlift ORV Park combines logging and mining trails with 5-rated enthusiast-engineered ones on 1,200 acres formerly owned by Weyerhaeuser. An investment group headed by Superlift founder Bret Lovett bought the property in 2001. Five years later, park amenities include RV hook-ups, tent pads, indoor showers, a covered pavilion, and a general store.
The Hot Springs terrain is a mix of scenic dirt trails through the woods and groundwater-lubed rocks. The ground is strewn with novaculite, the rock used for making whetstones. Its name derived from the Latin term for razor stone, novaculite can easily shred sidewalls.
The 4xAdventure offered tolerably hot times in Hot Springs. The pervasive smiles apparently come from people pursuing their passion. Red neckin' included at no extra charge. The next annual Fall 4xAdventure will happen October 13-15, and you can contact the Arkansas Crawlers at www.arkansascrawlers.com or the Superlift ORV Park at 501.625.3600 or www.orvpark.com.