Off-Roading


POSTED Tuesday, June 10, 2014-- 6:00 p.m.

In a jeep or another four wheeled vehicle you'd see out on the road, NBC15's Britni McDonald is taken into the woods and out onto bumpy trails for an off road experience.

Ripping through the narrow trees, gripping every corner, it takes skill and control.

"It's more technical than people realize," said Wisconsin Four Wheel Drive Association's Luana Schneider.

Off roading on many Wisconsin trails is less about speed and more about maneuvering around obstacles.

But sometimes the obstacles get the best of you. It's all part of the adventure.

"I always wanted to see how far you could drive into deep snow," said Dave Bahr.

Bahr is part of a four wheel driving club that's been around since the 70s.

"I can drive somewhere, do a little trail riding, and drive home with it," said Bahr.

For them, it's a family activity, away from the daily grind and into Wisconsin Land.

"We go camping, we have picnics together," Schneider

The off roaders are all part of the Wisconsin Four Wheel Drive Association. They say the problem is that accessibility to open trails is low,often having to use private land with permission. They say they're working with the DNR to open more off roading trails around the state.


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