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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Are most Xterra Folks Soloists?

Granted my range is somewhat limited, but I make an effort to get out of the city on most weekends. But when my wife and I are rolling around the forest, we rarely see other Xterrras. When we hit the dirt, and see groups out doing their thing, it's just jeeps, fjs, and 4runners. Since I stick to myself and do most trips solo, I'm curious if there's a bunch of other X's in the PNW doing solo trips in the forests, beaches or deserts?
I understand the model is discontinued, but there's got to be some cult type people out there fixing these rigs up. But again most Xterras I see in town (Vancouver,WA) are driven by people with no intention of going off road, while theres a bunch of jeeps and toyotas that look ready for adventure.
So if you get out there in your X, post some pics and get some more activity on this forum. Maybe social media apps have rendered these forums useless? But I'm an older guy and even this forum **** cutting edge to me
Here's a couple pics from some sort of recent trips
#1 is somewhere in the Gifford Pinchot forest near Mt Adams
#2 On our way to to Klickitat, WA for a stay at Yurt Haven
#3 Snowshoeing at Yurt Haven

Feel free to just drop some photos of your X doing stuff in the PNW
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Getting Xterra owners together requires persistence on someones part.
I have been doing this in a 2005 Xterra for 14 years.
I have phone numbers that I text regularly to invite to events/trail runs.
I pester people, I cajole, I persuade to attend trail runs.

Same for getting ham quals for good comms.
Most people get excited when they first get their Xterra, then settle down and lose interest in getting other people involved.

It takes someone to ramrod these events, so asking why no one is doing it?
why aren't you doing it?
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I'm usually the solo wanderer.
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I bet most of those Jeeps you see on the road are never taken off road, or maybe on gravel. So many people these days have the gear but don't use it, or much less know how to use it.

The GF and I run about the Gifford, Mt. Hood, and Tillamook areas. I only recently got my X so the additions are slow coming. When we do we are usually solo. I think I've seen yours around actually.

Exploring the Pacific North West, one weekend at a time.
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I have been doing this in a 2005 Xterra for 14 years.
I have phone numbers that I text regularly to invite to events/trail runs.
I pester people, I cajole, I persuade to attend trail runs.
As a note to noobies in/around Norcal ...
Do not give your cell number to CHUSA, unless you want to:

- become an avid Scotch sampler
- became a Ham radio operator
- soak in hot springs
- frequently travel to distance offroad locales
- forfeit your T-shirt size, and brand names of your truck mods
- eat steak (that you prepare) on campouts
- have a backup (of any/everything)
- meet others who committed to the above

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I'm in VA and I'm very much a soloist. No one in my area does this stuff anymore (except for the couple dumbass's who take old beater trucks and ram through huge mud holes and destroy the land which has lead to a HUGE amount of closures in my area -.- )

I like to explore and I've been known to stock up for a week and head out into the forests looking for a certain spot. It can get sketchy at times if you're new to this stuff but I'm also one of the more prepared people doing this type of stuff. I carry spare parts, full tools, impact, other misc things to fix stuff with, I have a winch and traction boards, ham radio etc. etc.

I should also note but other than the people I've meet on these organized trail runs (either from VAXC, NOAS or OverlandBound) I've never seen another built Xterra on the road and I'd say a good 90% of the drivers I see in the daily stockers are women.
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I travel solo and sometimes with my friend... who's name is Don Solo. Does that count?
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