This essay has to do with Off-Road Trails all over the world for 4x4 vehicles.

Essay by prisnalanCollege, Undergraduate September 2002

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Mud, Rain, Dirt, Cliffs, Hills and Rocks are just a few of the obstacles off-road racers face. There are many different types of tracks and this is what makes off-road racing such an exciting sport. According to McMenamin, one of the best off-road destinations in the U.S. is Death Valley National Park. He also states that overseas in Baja, Mexico is where some of the most popular off-road races are held; "With Terrain ranging from high altitude riders in the Sierra Madre to high dunes on the west coast, Baja is a four-wheeler's dream." (127,130-131). Mark Werkmeister talks about a new and rocky trail in Colorado called The Powerhouse Road. The trails consist of all types of terrain: Big Rocks, slick rocks, sharp rocks, and small rocks (67-68). Rocks can cause total destruction to a vehicle so to avoid this threat the River Falls Winter Trail Run would be a perfect destination.

This trail can be very exciting and fun if you can stand the below freezing temperatures. (Baker 28-30). Michael Rudd talks of the Baja 1000 as one of the most anticipated races of the season. It is one thousand miles long with gigantic cliffs of over one hundred feet that protrude the borders (86-89).

According to McKenna the word "Baja" comes from a Spanish word meaning below. The Baja 1000 was actually The Baja 1000 is a very hard race; there are rocks that can shred tires, sandy deserts, and unbearable heat which extends for one thousand miles with no rest, only driving day and night. He also claims that less than half the vehicles actually finish the race (18-19). There are many beautiful sights to see in Baja, Mexico. One is called Boojum, it is a six hundred year old plant in the Baja Desert. There...



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