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Your best bet is to head on over to ExploringNH.com. That forum is an invaluable resource when it comes to the back roads of NH.

Be aware than many municipalities close the roads in the spring for “mud season”. Even though you may not get caught, it damages the roads and can ultimately lead to closure.
 

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Your best bet is to head on over to ExploringNH.com. That forum is an invaluable resource when it comes to the back roads of NH.

Be aware than many municipalities close the roads in the spring for “mud season”. Even though you may not get caught, it damages the roads and can ultimately lead to closure.
I second ExploringNH. Keep in mind that they are not just going to hand you the info. You're going to have to go on some runs with them. They are just nervous that people are going to be irresponsible. I've seen people trying to put simple runs together from time to time but I always seem to be working when they do it. They also have Offroad 101 classes that come up that I've been trying to attend.

I'll be going on their Trans-NH run in June. The last time I checked they had an opening but that might be gone. They also have a fall run, or you can buy the route for yourself if you want to go outside of that.

If you do find some class VI roads (there are some close by to you), be a good steward as Barrington, NH just tried voting to reclassify some class VI roads to keep 4x4's out. Thankfully it didn't pass. I think the Delorme Maps still list the class VI roads in them?
 

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BTW: If either of us can find some good roads, we should get together sometime for some runs.
 

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I'm living in Southern NH and looking to get my Xterra dirty. It's stock so I can't do anything too technical. Any suggestions?
aside from armor, the X can do quite well. just add tires. If you plan on doing some off-road travel, I highly recommend skids & sliders. The Sliders also act as steps for easier roof access.

BTW: If either of us can find some good roads, we should get together sometime for some runs.
I have access to Mapping, and a number of stock run tracks saved up and can also show some "stock challenging" roads..... >:)

Runs will start happening June as mud season wraps up between May 15-31 (town dependant)

Its important to be aware of the groups you ride with. There are some FB groups that LOOK good, and talk about the group being like family, but will turn around and tear up the roads without a thought of consequences for the following year (closure) like in Barrington. Theres a fair bit up to Barnstead/Strafford area I have runs for...

2 yrs ago we had stock runs every month. was a great year. Last year was a bit of a mess but this year we're hoping to have it a bit closer to 2 yrs ago. The other issue is all the leaders have grown beyond stock runs and some of those tracks we can drive blindfolded.

I tend to lead "scouting" runs where there is no pre-run and we clean up blowdowns as we go... and hopefully don't have to re-route too often... but then thats half of the fun!

During the winter and spring (particularly) only options is terrain parks.
 

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aside from armor, the X can do quite well. just add tires. If you plan on doing some off-road travel, I highly recommend skids & sliders. The Sliders also act as steps for easier roof access.



I have access to Mapping, and a number of stock run tracks saved up and can also show some "stock challenging" roads..... >:)

Runs will start happening June as mud season wraps up between May 15-31 (town dependant)

Its important to be aware of the groups you ride with. There are some FB groups that LOOK good, and talk about the group being like family, but will turn around and tear up the roads without a thought of consequences for the following year (closure) like in Barrington. Theres a fair bit up to Barnstead/Strafford area I have runs for...

2 yrs ago we had stock runs every month. was a great year. Last year was a bit of a mess but this year we're hoping to have it a bit closer to 2 yrs ago. The other issue is all the leaders have grown beyond stock runs and some of those tracks we can drive blindfolded.

I tend to lead "scouting" runs where there is no pre-run and we clean up blowdowns as we go... and hopefully don't have to re-route too often... but then thats half of the fun!

During the winter and spring (particularly) only options is terrain parks.
I'd be up for that if you don't mind a newbie taggng along.:pale: I joined ENH to get experience from a group that took things seriously, so I was doing it right the first time. I only saw one stock run that of course I had to work that night. And then I missed the 101 course for the same reason. Hoping to finally get some experience on the TNHX run. Also by VOBS 2019 the rig will be almost completely done.

I personally wouldn't mind "stock" runs just for the experience.

BTW...thanks for the help with my tire questions over there. :salute: Still not exactly sure which way I'm going to go but I'm just about to do the Melt Mod once it gets a little warmer (and winch, and CB). I get the feeling when I get there I'll just naturally lean towards 285.
 

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I'd be up for that if you don't mind a newbie taggng along.:pale: I joined ENH to get experience from a group that took things seriously, so I was doing it right the first time. I only saw one stock run that of course I had to work that night. And then I missed the 101 course for the same reason. Hoping to finally get some experience on the TNHX run. Also by VOBS 2019 the rig will be almost completely done.

I personally wouldn't mind "stock" runs just for the experience.

BTW...thanks for the help with my tire questions over there. :salute: Still not exactly sure which way I'm going to go but I'm just about to do the Melt Mod once it gets a little warmer (and winch, and CB). I get the feeling when I get there I'll just naturally lean towards 285.
sorry, I just saw this reply. Its easier to get ahold of me on ENH or PM me. Next month (May) I'll be putting together my route for the Anniversary run in June. If you haven't yet, sign up for the Anniversary run.

As for the tires, personal choice. But you will feel the extra mass in a larger(wider) tire, particularly on braking.

I am able to clear 285/75/16s easily with 2" lift and cam bolts.

alternative to the melt mod
 
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