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Old November 22nd, 2017, 11:49 PM
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Texas Hill Country Mini Overland Trip

Just completed a weekend overland trip in the Texas Hill Country. Was a great excuse to get the Rover all caught up on her shots! Was a father and son trip for me and my neighbor. Was going to take the Rubicon, but wanted to see the romance of the Rover in her elements. Neighbor took his Jeep. Started in Austin, headed to Marble Falls for lunch at Blue Bonnet Cafe. Hard choice from having Opie's BBQ... After passing Horseshoe Bay, we cut across toward Mason. Pavement turned to dirt roads and water crossings. Lots of wildlife to see and pretty sunsets. Camped in Dos Rios and woke up to a cold morning in the 30's. Continued on toward Fredricksburg. If it wasn't for our little Austrailian Shepherd barking, I don't think the cattle would have moved out of the way in many instances!

The Defender with the 200tdi ran smooth... beautiful on the dirt roads... and had a great connection with the surroundings. On the highway, smooth cruising as well....except when the crosswinds blew hard. We covered a good number of miles... I can definitely say I feel I can confident about any long trips in it now. Between my Jeep Rubicon and the Defender 90, my son chooses the Defender all the time. There's not even AC!


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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:14 AM
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Very nice! Did you pull the route off of texas overland? Did a similar route on the off road brewery tour last year


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Old November 23rd, 2017, 02:40 PM
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Got the route off of Expedition Portal. Downloaded to Gaia App. Would love to know of other routes! This was more of a scouting trip. Could easily tie this in with Hidden Falls Adventure Park and also Enchanted Rock. Going to see what can be done tying in with the Rainbow trout releases coming up
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