My Alma Mater, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is known for it's agriculture, engineering, and business schools. Having majored in Mechanical Engineering, attended an AG school and owning a 4x4, something had to click (also, having Pismo Dunes and the Pozo trails 30 minutes away didn't hurt either).
During my 3rd year at Cal Poly, I met Miki, a student from Japan who had come here to better her english skills. Ever since then, we have been inseperable.
During my senior year I just started to explore the 4Runner's capabilites (senioritis). This included short trips to the Dunes, trails near Pozo, and Big Falls Trail by Lopez Lake. Then, I graduated and started work at small semiconductor company. There, I met a great group of people who were also just learning about 4wheeling.
Miki and I tied the knot on July 7th, 2001.
We planned a camping trip to the Sierras to find some trails. We found the trail called Slick Rock and it proved to be the toughest thing we've ever done, so far.
A couple months later we hit Frank Raines Off Road Park near Patterson, CA. This is a small park that will take about a day to explore.