Welcome back, trail folks!🙌🙌Big shoutout to Adam, our monthly Bronco Trail Ambassador@50andfabulousadventures!!!
Last month, Adam led us to Wilson Creek Trail and shared a little more about what it's like to ride this trail. (Click here to read it if you're interested.)
This month, Adam explored the Boise Ridge Trail Loop with his Boise Bronco Owners group. This is a great trail for any level of off-roader to explore! Close to home, and well traveled by others. Let's welcome Adam to share more of this trail's stories, experiences, knowledge, and techniques with us now.👏👏👏
Hi~guys! I am Adam Hulin, a middle-aged adventurer - 52 years young still skiing, surfing, skating, and exploring daily! A 20 plus year Ford sales professional, now a Bronco Product Specialist. The last few years of my life have been so focused on the new 6th generation Bronco, working at one of the largest Ford dealers in the Denver region, with original reservation holders, from day 1 of the Bronco Fever.
Organizing meets was only a natural progression once we had a Bronco of our own, gathering Bronco together in the wilds for family fun adventures and exploring. I started the Boise Bronco Owners group here in Idaho as a way to meet other Bronco owners, and explore trails together while sharing how and when to use the amazing off-road technology in a Bronco. My goal is to create an almost "Off-Roadeo" like experience for Bronco owners while learning from the experience and knowledge that others can bring to a meeting.
The Gen6 Bronco has changed everything! It is growing the off-road community like never before, check out these key points from Auto News; Bronco vs Wrangler = NO losers! The Jeep Wrangler has been able to maintain its market share according to an S&P Global Mobility report. "It looks like the pie for off-road-oriented SUVs grew when the Bronco [was] added, rather than Bronco and Wrangler fighting over" the same slice of the market, said Stephanie Brinley, an S&P Global Mobility analyst. The Bronco is "turning more people into adventure-seeking off-road enthusiasts," Brauer said! Very exciting times no doubt!
This was the 2nd meet for the Boise Bronco owners and again an evening ride. Starting this time with diner at Boise's landmark drive-thru, fueling up with burgers and Idaho gems (tater tots).
This made a great meeting point and the parking lot was FULL of shiny Broncos by 6 pm! We then rolled out and up the 8th street road to the Hulls Gulch area. What a sight it was seeing 10 Bronco's lined up winding up through the green Boise foothills into the mountains below Bogus Basin ski resort.
Most other trail users we encountered happily yielded to the group, enjoying the parade of ponies as we passed by! We had a few manual transmissions in the group so that became the primary product tech focus. The Bronco's manual is unlike any other.
Once up in the sandy single road I had all the Badland trimmed Bronco's in the group set the GOAT modes to "Baja", then switching off the lockers (until needed) but disconnecting the sway bar for comfort. All the Bronco's with 360 cameras now have their front camera on at all speeds. Very cool to see off roading no doubt! Once we reached the trail section we then switched to "Mud and Ruts' again turning off any lockers unless needed.
Climbing through fields of wildflowers up into the trees. Stopping again for some great photo's and socializing. What a blast meeting and visiting with each other. Everyone talking about different options, colors and accessories along with lots of "walk arounds". The kids in the group stated they would have liked more stops lol - kids cant get enough picking flowers and exploring with their families.
I love the photo's I got of the teenagers sticking feet out the back windows all comfy in their Bronco's! We had some fun sections and most everyone got at least one wheel up off the ground once. Photo's to prove it too! The line of Bronco's winding down the ridge to Shaw Mountain Road was quite a sight for everyone. This was a fun, easy route, perfect for getting a Bronco off road it's first time. Starting with dinner at a diner should we have called this our first "meet & eat"?
(Editor's Reaction: Really relaxing and comfortable time!!!🥰🥰)
This was an easy trail with epic scenery starting on the north side of town and up into the foothills and mountains that we all stare at every day! Quite a few in the group had done this loop before on 4 wheelers and such, but never in their Bronco's! Epic scenery, fun ruts, and a few good climbs with a couple rocky sections even. A fun winding switchback ridge trail with non stop amazing views of the Treasure Valley.
Most vehicles only have "adequate" lighting from the factory. Improving your visibility on the trails for both yourself and other trail users is key - "light bars before lockers" meaning once I am on the trails my light bars are always on. I only use my lockers when I need them! Off-Road lighting strategy for the trail:
Upgrading signal, braking, reverse, and replacing any other factory bulbs with Lasfit LED's!
Name of the trail:
Boise Ridge Trail Loop
Best time of year to go:
Late Spring early summer. Snow can make this route very difficult.
Climbs, Ruts, loose sand, winding switchbacks with epic views. High mountain desert soils, amazing wildflowers and wildlife.
2225 ft (3,475)
Phone Numbers for local help:
43.618881 lat 116.215019 long
Tire Pressure Advice:
We aired down to 29lbs for comfort.
Rig requirements (Example, must be 4x4 with lift kit, or standard 4x4):
4x4 with high clearance.
Snow can make this trail very difficult and at times impassable!
Check out their fun trail video @50 & Fabulous Adventures if you're interested.👇
Looking forward to our next trip to Moab Utah and dreaming of tackling the infamous Hells Revenge and Fins and Things trails in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Our first visit to Moab really was our introduction to Off-Roading having attended the Ford Driving School and then spending the next couple of days exploring the area and organizing our first rides!. The trails I wanted to do on our first visit didn't appeal to the rest of the group - so we will be back!
Thanks again for Adam's fun ride sharing! Can't wait for the next Boise Bronco meet up!😍😍Feel free to reach out to Adam to join this lovely community and learn more trail techniques!
Questions or Comments? Leave them below!
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