theshanergy

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4Runner

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Sherk Lake, BC - 4Runners off road 4x4

Sherk lake

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Updated 8 months 1 day ago by Trackick
Rowbotham Lake

Rowbotham Lake

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Updated 1 year 1 week ago by roamingwestcoast
Nahmint Valley

Nahmint Valley

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Updated 1 year 1 month ago by vero
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Welcome to Vancouver Island Off Road

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Updated 1 year 3 months ago by Moose
Mt Arrowsmith

Mt Arrowsmith / Mt Cokely

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Updated 1 year 6 months ago by CJ-8

Recent Comments

Nice ride man! WJs really come out of their shell with just a sawzall and sledge. I love the no bumper look on these things.

Death wobble is often aggrevated by bad castor as a result of lift springs. When you get long arms you'll be able to correct caster and it will likely take care of the death wobble, assuming your steering and BJs are all tight.

1 month 3 weeks ago in Trackick's WJ Build

Facebook largely killed the forum era. In fact even when I was originally building vioffroad it was coming on the tail of older groups like island4x4 which had been much bigger back in the day, but were already on the way out due to the social media effect. I personally dislike fb so I'll keep this site around regardless of how many use it. It's also good for archival purposes or googling certain trails and areas. I do miss the good old days of forums/IRC etc, but I don't think they're coming back. People seemingly prefer to be plugged in to the corporate machine.

2 months 5 days ago in Anyone going wheeling around Victoria, Duncan, Sooke on Sat. Nov 13?

Hey, welcome to the site - that trail does continue up and the backside of the mountain opens up to a lot more. Check google earth and you'll see some lakes up there, and also some nice rock bluffs a bit further up the power lines with some great views. Definitely a good spot to explore!

4 months 1 week ago in New to the island.

Most of the land here is privately owned and unfortunately the forestry companies who own it are quite resistant to public access. You can google or search on here for the E & N Railway land grab and read more about how it came to be this way. The short version though is that private companies were handed all of our land for nothing, and now actively work to keep us out and maximize corporate profits at the expensive of our (once) beautiful backcountry. The best option at the moment is to roam as free as you can, and stay out of their way.

7 months 2 weeks ago in The Big Rock

Wow they're really getting crazy with the road deactivations these days :)

7 months 2 weeks ago in The Big Rock