Most mud events started out down on the farm, where the back 40 got plowed under or the creek rose too much and someone just had to go and see how deep it was, usually in Pop’s truck. Eventually your buddies came along, and before long a full-fledged mud bog and course evolve. It happens all over the country.
We happened upon one last year in the middle off Oklahoma, as we passed a small roadside sign on a hot summer weekend: “Paden Mud Bog this way” with an arrow. Since we had our trusty WWII jeep with NDT tires on, we fancied ourselves slipping and sliding around, and headed down to the farm.
What we found was a bit too deep for a stock jeep, but the good ol’ boys were ripping and snorting through the mud and having more fun than a barrel of monkeys. After meeting owners Wayne and Tammy Starnes, we settled in for afternoon of fun in the sun.
Paden Mud Bog and Rock Crawling has been open a few years now. They have races, camping, and even a rock park for testing your rigs out on. And be warned: This mud is slick and deep! Be ready to get stuck and have some fun. Check them out at www.padenmugbog.com or call 405.932.4851.