Jed and Zack Wood grew up on their family campground, helping their dad with the upkeep and playing with hot rods and musclecars in their spare time. As they got older, dear old dad retired and handed over the operation of their Blue Rocks Family Campground to his boys, and before long they had families of their own. Through the years Jed and Zack found some free time to go run a mud hole or two, but it wasn't until a neighbor friend invited them over to his farm for some four-wheeling and rockcrawling that the brothers quickly realized that they had the makings of some great trails hidden amongst the trees on their own campground. As it turns out, the family campground sits on top of a massive glacier field where 350 million years ago an enormous ice flow deposited tons of limestone boulders. These rocks are perfect for all levels of trail machines, and the woods also hide some mud holes and hillclimbs such that a small group of wheelers could spend a day or two creeping, crawling, and breaking their 4x4s amongst the Pennsylvania hills. Since the brothers are so busy running the 120-acre campground all summer long and the trails are just being plotted, the four-wheeling's restricted to small groups by appointment during the winter off season. If you're in the northeast and looking for a place to take your 4x4 for some low-range fun, contact the Wood brothers and set up a weekend rendezvous for you and your wheeling buddies. If you want some summer family camping, find out more by calling 610.756.6366 or visit www.bluerockscampground.com. This K5 Blazer looks battered and abused, but owner Chris Tefke is both a bodyshop owner and an off-road driving instructor. The Chevy had once been an ultra clean and straight street cruiser, but over the years it earned a wrinkle here and a scar there until it looked more like a prune than a plum. However, these years of battle scars also helped train Chris into a skilled off-road driver, and even when off camber and lifting a 39.5 Swamper he was able to gracefully keep the wrinkled side up and the rubber side down.This K5 Blazer looks battered and abused, but owner Chris Tefke is both a bodyshop owner a AMC 401s are torque monsters and the one in Ron Hash's CJ-7 is no slouch. Ron has an NV4500 and Dana 300 with 32-spline outputs to deal with that power, and a Dana 44/60 combo with 37-inch MT/Rs to help propel it up the snowy hills. To clear the treads Ron outfitted the Jeep with a 1-inch body lift, and swapped his front leaf springs over the axletubes, and his coil springs with a three-link suspension in back.AMC 401s are torque monsters and the one in Ron Hash's CJ-7 is no slouch. Ron has an NV450 Fullsize trucks are always cool on the trail since they take a skilled driver to stuff them through the gnarly obstacles, and Phil Elisio squeezed his '80 J-10 Jeep up and over the big Blue Rock boulders. The 39.5 Iroks work well with the 110-inch wheelbase and 1-ton axles, while a Howell fuel-injected 360 V-8 kept the truck moving forward and the cabin warm. Phil's homebuilt tubular flatbed protects the rear of the truck better than sheetmetal.Fullsize trucks are always cool on the trail since they take a skilled driver to stuff the Four-wheeling doesn't need to be a high-dollar sport as John Queman and his Bronco II proved. Running the stock 2.9L V-6 with just a set of headers and the original C5 transmission, this little trail rig worked great. Of course the high-pinion Dana 44 front solid axle and the spooled 9-inch rear axles spinning mil-spec 36-inch Goodyears on HMVEE bead locks converted to five-lug didn't hurt either. We also liked how the exhaust was plumbed up through the rear rocker panel to keep it clear of boulder damage.Four-wheeling doesn't need to be a high-dollar sport as John Queman and his Bronco II prov Everyone we know has a soft spot for flat fender Jeeps, and David Donat's '50 CJ-3A is a great retro trail rig. We say retro because it's not only a 50-some-year-old ride, but it also has a '68 Buick odd-fire V-6 under the hood. Gearing comes from an SM420 transmission mated to the original Spicer 18 transfer case and 5.38 gears in the Dana 27 front and Dana 44 rear axles. Even with 36-inch tires, David could still drop it in compound low, throw his feet up on the dash, and creep along in the snow-covered boulders.Everyone we know has a soft spot for flat fender Jeeps, and David Donat's '50 CJ-3A is a g Another cool CJ on our ride was this '85 driven by Butch Liebert from Baltimore. Butch's Jeep was working great all day until a busted driveshaft had him heading for the trailer, but until then dual Dana 60s and 37-inch MT/Rs were clawing over the slippery ice-covered rocks. The rest of the drivetrain consisted of a 4.0L straight-six out of a '96 Jeep Cherokee and that is followed by a 999 Automatic with a Dana 300 transfer case housing a 4:1 low-range kit.Another cool CJ on our ride was this '85 driven by Butch Liebert from Baltimore. Butch's J Jed and Zack joined forces to build this '72 Bronc as both a great trail rig and a ride to cruise the campground and monitor everything that's going on. The 302 V-8 pushes the little pony around with 39.5 Boggers, but the front Dana 44 may soon be retired for a burlier Dana 60. Though a custom paint job is in the Bronco's future, we have no problem with the rugged multicolor, built-for-abuse finish the Ford is currently sporting.Jed and Zack joined forces to build this '72 Bronc as both a great trail rig and a ride to Ultimate Adventure alumni Kane and Denise Riccardi helped organize our run, plus they happily orchestrated the best breakage of the day when trying to clear this rock obstacle in their Scrambler.Ultimate Adventure alumni Kane and Denise Riccardi helped organize our run, plus they happ Unfortunately the rear driveshaft was a pinch too low and the yoke took a blow that sheared off the pinion of their rear 9-inch axle. Luckily they could pull the pinion support and pinion and limp back to camp without too much extra carnage.Unfortunately the rear driveshaft was a pinch too low and the yoke took a blow that sheare Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!