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Jeep CJ 6 - Media Review

Posted in Features on November 1, 2002
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Rick Russell took his camera and his CJ-6 to the Pacific Northwest to tackle Pucker Ridge, Kaner Flats, and the Naches Trail. He drove these trails with several 'wheelers from Washington and Oregon. The video starts out with an overview of the trails' locations and interviews with locals who provide information about the trail as eachone is driven. Russell also shows scenic views that you can expect en route. However, the great majority of this tape is pure trail coverage, showing Jeeps and other vehicles overcoming trail obstacles and doing some tricky rockcrawling. Some interesting vehicles, such as a Land Rover Series II, a Defender 90, and a Scout joined in on the fun.

Pucker Ridge meanders its way through forests, with steep uphill climbs and a lot of off-camber driving. (You will probably figure out how the trail earned its name once you watch the video.) Pucker Ridge and the two other trails on this tape crawl over shale, dirt, rock, and through some surprisingly deep mud. Russell does an excellent job keeping the trail coverage exciting and interesting, while showing the intricacies of the obstacles you can expect to encounter while on these trails. His series is professional quality and well edited, with plenty of information about the trails, a spirited soundtrack, and narration that is useful without being overbearing. Whether you want to look at this trail before deciding to visit it or you want a video that can show you great four-wheeling on a trail you may have already driven, you might consider buying this tape and others in his series.


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