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(NARRATOR)>> TODAY WE'RE HITTING THE TRAILS WITH "PROJECT CREEP IT REAL". WE'RE CRAWLING, FLEXING, AND POWERING OUR WAY UP AND DOWN SOME OF THE MOST SCENIC TRAILS AROUND. IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE ON XOR.

(ELIZA)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO XOR. TODAY IS A VERY GOOD DAY. WE'RE OUT HERE AT DIRTY TURTLE, "PROJECT CREEP IT REAL" IS READY, AND WE'RE READY TO HIT THE TRAILS.

(JEREMY)>> AND WE BROUGHT ALL OF OUR BUDDIES. THIS IS THE GROUP THAT'S COMING WITH US. SO LET'S GO HIT THOSE TRAILS.

(ELIZA)>> THE FIRST TRAIL WE'RE HITTING TODAY IS COPPERHEAD RAVINE. THEN ON TO SUPERFLEX, AND THEN FINALLY TO TURTLE MOUNTAIN.

(JEREMY)>> THAT'S RIGHT, COPPERHEAD MAY SEEM PRETTY TAME RIGHT NOW BUT IT GETS PRETTY GNARLY UP AHEAD.

YEP!

(ELIZA)>> THIS IS WHERE COPPERHEAD RAVINE STARTS TO GET A BIT GNARLY. YOU CAN TAKE THE EASY WAY...

(JEREMY)>> OR YOU CAN TAKE THE HARD WAY.

AT THE END OF COPPERHEAD RAVINE THINGS GET A LITTLE CRAZY, AND THAT TRAILS CALLED "SUPERFLEX".

(ELIZA)>> "SUPERFLEX" IS APTLY NAMED. THIS IS DEFINITELY GONNA GIVE OUR SUSPENSION A GOOD STRETCH.

(JEREMY)>> AND THERE'S ONE LAST LITTLE SURPRISE. THIS EIGHT FOOT LEDGE.

(ELIZA)>> AND THE PAYOFF TO THESE TWO TRAILS IS TO PARK YOUR RIG ON...

(JEREMY)>> THE TOP OF TURTLE MOUNTAIN. FOUR LOW ELIZA, FOUR LOW, DIG!

(ELIZA)>> DIRTY TURTLE OFF ROAD PARK IS 286 ACRES OF PRIME OFF ROADING LAND. LOCATED IN BEDFORD, KENTUCKY, WITH TRAILS OPEN TO JEEPS, BUGGIES, SIDE BY SIDE, ATV'S, AND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING WITH WHEELS.

(JEREMY)>> AND TRAILS OUT HERE CAN RANGE FROM SIMPLE, TO MODERATE, TO SOME WHERE A SPOTTER CAN COME IN PRETTY HANDY.

YEP!

GO DRIVER!

KEEP COMING, STRAIGHTEN OUT! OKAY PASSENGER. THERE YOU GO, PERFECT. YEP, YEP! JUST LIKE THAT!

NOT A PROBLEM. SINCE THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME OUT WITH "PROJECT CREEP IT REAL", STARTING OFF ON A RELATIVELY SIMPLE TRAIL LIKE COPPERHEAD RAVINE IS A GOOD WARMUP FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD.

GO PASSENGER, THERE YOU GO! YEP!

STAY DRIVER, STAY DRIVER!

(ELIZA)>> CREEP IT REAL RIDES ON SYNERGY'S STAGE FOUR LONG ARM KIT, GIVING US FIVE INCHES OF LIFT AND ENOUGH ARTICULATION TO SHOVE OUR TIRE INTO OUR GO PRO.

(JEREMY)>> OUR TRACK WIDTH IS NOW MORE THAN FIVE INCHES WIDER THAN STOCK, ALLOWING US TO NAVIGATE OVER DEEP WASHOUTS WITH EASE.

STRAIGHTEN UP!

(ELIZA)>> IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE START THAT "CREEP IT REAL" WAS GONNA DO EXACTLY WHAT WE ASKED IT TO. SO THE EIGHT FOOT LEDGE AT THE END OF "SUPERFLEX" WAS A PIECE OF CAKE.

(JEREMY)>> GO, GO, GO, GO!

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, WE'RE TAKING ON THE "ORANGE CRUSHER", AND LATER WE'RE GOING IN SEARCH OF THE REAL SASQUATCH.

(ELIZA)>> WELCOME BACK TO XOR. WE HAVE HAD A BLAST PAYING OFF "PROJECT CREEP IT REAL" HERE AT DIRTY TURTLE, AND THE TRAILS THEY'VE TAKEN HAVE BEEN CHALLENGING BUT WE'VE ALL MADE IT THROUGH. SO NOW IT IS TIME TO AMP IT UP.

(JEREMY)>> AND THIS IS PUCKETT'S PLAYGROUND. NOW IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH OF A CHALLENGE TO GET FROM THERE TO HERE, BUT JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIG.

(ELIZA)>> THIS IS "ORANGE CRUSHER", AND ALL THE FUN AND GAMES BEGIN RIGHT AT THE STAIRCASE WHERE JEREMY'S AT.

(JEREMY)>> NOW IN ABOUT 12 TO 15 FEET YOU GO UP ABOUT 12 TO 15 FEET. SO THIS WILL BE THE TRUE TEST OF EVERYBODY'S RIDE.

(ELIZA)>> NOW THAT TREE RIGHT THERE IS OUR FINISH LINE, BUT BEFORE YOU GET TO THAT YOU'VE GOT AN OFF CAMBER LEFT TURN THAT LEADS RIGHT INTO THE STAIRCASE, AND IF YOU MAKE IT UP WITH ALL YOUR PARTS THEN YOU'VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD DAY.

WE PICKED A 2012 JK AS OUR PLATFORM FOR THIS PROJECT BECAUSE OF ITS THREE POINT SIX LITER PENTASTAR ENGINE FEEDING A STOCK TRANSMISSION, AND DUMP THAT INTO OUR NEW ATLAS TRANSFER CASE. IT HAD PLENTY OF POWER TO PUSH "CREEP IT REAL" UP THE HILLS.

(ELIZA)>> WE KNEW THAT THE WHEEL BASE WOULD COME INTO PLAY ON "ORANGE CRUSHER" BECAUSE OF HOW THE STAIRCASE IS LAID OUT AND HOW QUICKLY IT ASCENDS. "CREEP IT REAL" NOW HAS AN ADDITIONAL EIGHT INCHES THANKS TO OUR REAR STRETCH KIT. THAT SHOULD GIVE US AN ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER SUSPENSION SETUPS.

(JEREMY)>> OUR TRUE FRIEND, AND DIRTY TURTLE PARK MANAGER, WILL SORENSON, GLADLY PLAYED THE ROLE OF SPOTTER.

(WILL)>> DRIVER, DRIVER, DRIVER! DRIVER, DRIVER! PASSENGER, PASSENGER!

GO, GO!

DRIVER, DRIVER!

(JEREMY)>> WOO!

(NARRATOR)>> WHEN WE COME BACK ELIZA BLAZES A TRAIL WHERE THERE WASN'T ONE, STAY TUNED!

(JEREMY)>> WELCOME BACK TO XOR AND THE PAYOFF OF PROJECT "CREEP IT REAL". WE'VE MADE OUR WAY TO WILDCAT ADVENTURES OFF ROAD PARK IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY.

(ELIZA)>> THIS 2,000 ACRE OFF ROAD PARK HAS OVER 100 MILES OF TRAILS FOR EVERYTHING FROM THE NOVICE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE MOST EXPERIENCED WHEELER, AND THESE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL TRAILS ARE OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, AND THAT MAKES FOR SOME AWESOME NIGHT WHEELING.

(JEREMY)>> ROCK OUTCROPPINGS AND OVERHANGS ARE ONE OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF WILDCAT, AND WE'RE HEADING TO A ONE OF A KIND AREA CALLED "THE CAT DEN", AND THAT'S FOR A REASON. OVER THE YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN MANY REPORTS OF BOBCATS IN THIS AREA.

UNDERNEATH AND AT ONE END OF THIS MASSIVE OVERHANG WAS A HUGE PILE OF ROCKS THAT THE BOYS AT WILDCAT JUST PUSHED TOGETHER WHILE WORKING TO CLEAR OUT THIS TRAIL, BUT THAT CERTAINLY DIDN'T SPOIL THE VIEW.

(ROB)>> WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS BEAUTY?

(JEREMY)>> WILDCAT IS AMAZING. THE SCENERY OUT HERE IS JUST CRAZY. WE'RE ACTUALLY PARKED UNDERNEATH A ROCK RIGHT NOW. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS.

(ELIZA)>> WE THOUGHT WE'D TAKE A BREAK TO SNAP SOME COOL PICS OF OUR RIGS IN THE CAT'S DEN, BUT ALL OF SUDDEN SOMEONE IN THE GROUP JOKED ABOUT TAKING ON THE UNTOUCHED ROCK PILE AND CHALLENGED ME TO CREATE A NEW TRAIL WHERE THERE WAS NONE.

(JEREMY)>> SO WHAT WE'RE GONNA TRY TO DO IS GO ONTO A LITTLE ROCK CRAWLING ADVENTURE THAT NOBODY'S TRIED THE LINE ON. THERE'S NO TRACKS. IT HASN'T BEEN TOUCHED YET. SO WE'RE UNDER THE CANOPY OF THE CAVE. SO ELIZA JUMPED IN THE JK AND WE'RE KIND OF GETTING EVERYBODY'S FEEDBACK ON EXACTLY HOW TO GET FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B". SO ONCE WE GET THIS ALL FIGURED OUT AND FIND THE RIGHT LINE WE'RE GONNA SEND HER AND HOPEFULLY GET HER TO THE "B" SIDE OF IT.

(ELIZA)>> CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! OOPS, MY BAD!

SINCE THIS WAS A FRESH ROCK PILE THERE WAS A LOT OF SHIFTING AND MOVEMENT FROM THE ROCKS, CAUSING THE COLLECTIVE SPOTTING TO CONSTANTLY ADJUST THE LINE WE'RE TAKING.

(JEREMY)>> ELIZA'S SO OFF CAMBER THAT THE COOLER BROKE FREE AND ALL THE WATER RAN OUT, BUT THE 5.38 GEARS IN OUR ULTIMATE DANA 60'S CERTAINLY DIDN'T BREAK. IN FACT, SHE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO HIT THE THROTTLE TO GO OVER ANY OBSTACLE SINCE THESE ROCKS WOULD HAVE JUST SHIFTED OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OUR JK ANYWAY. ANOTHER REASON WHY WE NAMED THIS PROJECT "CREEP IT REAL".

(ELIZA)>> IT LOOKED DAUNTING, A LITTLE BIT SCARY, BUT SINCE I WAS GONNA HAVE AMAZING SPOTTERS I SAID LET'S GIVE IT A GO. "CREEP IT REAL" DID EXACTLY WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO, CREEP IT REAL.

(BILL)>> ELIZA CAME AND ACTUALLY MADE IT A TRAIL. THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO COME ACROSS THE TRAIL, AND NOW... FOLLOWING THE OTHER DIRECTION. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE GOING THROUGH THIS DIRECTION, AND CAKE WALKING. DOING AN AWESOME JOB. IT'S OFFICIALLY A TRAIL NOW. IT'S A LITTLE SKETCHY BUT THE PUCKER'S HALF THE REASON WE COME HERE.

(NARRATOR)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'LL FINALLY MAKE OUR WAY TO SASQUATCH'S CAVE, STICK AROUND!

(JEREMY)>> THIS IS SASQUATCH TRAIL AND THIS IS WHERE THINGS START GETTING A LITTLE HAIRY AND A LITTLE. DO YOU HEAR SOMETHING?

(ELIZA)>> YEAH, OH, IT'S A PAT TOPOLINSKI. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

(PAT)>> WELL I'M LOOKING FOR SASQUATCH. THIS IS SASQUATCH TRAIL.

(JEREMY)>> WELL WE'RE HERE, YOU WANT TO GO WHEELING?

(PAT)>> WELL YEAH.

(JEREMY)>> LET'S GO WHEELING.

(ELIZA)>> I'M GONNA GO LOOK FOR SASQUATCH. SEE YOU GUYS LATER.

WE'RE NOT REALLY SURE WHY PAT WAS IN THE WOODS AROUND SASQUATCH TRAIL BUT WELL, PAT'S NOT YOUR TYPICAL POWERNATION HOST. SO WE THREW HIM IN THE OVERLAND SCOUT AND SAID FOLLOW US.

(JEREMY)>> NOW REMEMBER, THE LORE AROUND THE CAT'S DEN WAS OVER THE YEARS BOBCATS HAVE BEEN SEEN THERE, AND AS FAR AS SASQUATCH TRAIL IT'S SAID TO LEAD TO THE CAVE THAT SASQUATCH ACTUALLY LIVES IN.

(PAT)>> I MISS WHEELING. I DID A LOT OF DRAG RACING AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT I MISS GOING THROUGH THE WOODS. I GOT MY WOODS SHIRT ON.

(ROB)>> YOU'VE GOT YOUR WOODS SHIRT ON. I LOVE THIS TRAIL. THIS WHOLE PARK'S AWESOME.

(PAT)>> THIS WHOLE PARK IS KILLER.

(ELIZA)>> THE MOST CHALLENGING OBSTACLE ON THE TRAIL LEADING TO SASQUATCH'S HOUSE IS THIS VERY NARROW PASS WITH VERTICAL WALLS, A ROCK OVERHANG, AND TWO TREES THAT SASQUATCH PROBABLY PLANTED THERE TO TRY AND KEEP PEOPLE OUT.

(PAT)>> I THINK PHYSICS DICTATES WE'RE NOT GOING THROUGH THERE.

(ROB)>> YEAH I THINK THE WAY THAT THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED OUT WE SHOULD PROBABLY TAKE THIS BYPASS TRAIL.

(PAT)>> YEAH I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO TAKE THIS BYPASS RIGHT HERE. THAT'S OKAY WITH ME.

(JEREMY)>> SCRATCHING UP THE ROOF OF OUR EXOCAGE WOULD HAVE MEANT WE PUT THE JEEP ON ITS LID, BUT BEFORE WE ENCOUNTERED THIS ROCK OVERHANG WE WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED TO SCRATCH THE TOP BARS WHILE IT WAS STILL SITTING ON OUR MAXXIS RAZOR MT'S. ( )>> GOOD, GOOD, GOOD! GOOD, PERFECT, CRATER, YOU'RE GOOD, YOU'RE GOOD! PERFECT, DRIVER!

(ELIZA)>> HAVING MADE OUR WAY THROUGH THE PASS, WE GOT BACK ONTO THE TRAIL TO SASQUATCH'S CAVE BUT SOMETHING ODD HAPPENED. PAT SUDDENLY STOPPED THE SCOUT, MUMBLED SOMETHING ABOUT LEAVING HIS IRON ON AT HOME, AND THEN PROMPTLY DISAPPEARED INTO THE WOODS. SO OUR TECHNICAL EDITOR ROB CAMPBELL HAD TO DRIVE THE SCOUT THE REST OF THE WAY.

(JEREMY)>> THERE WERE CERTAINLY MANY ODD CAVES ALONG THE WAY, AND WE ALWAYS FELT LIKE WE WERE BEING WATCHED BY SOMETHING WEIRD. REALLY WEIRD!

BUT LIKE THE MYTH PROMISES, AT THE END OF THE TRAIL WE HAVE ARRIVED AT WHAT COULD ONLY BE THE REAL HOME OF SASQUATCH. SO WE PARKED OUR RIGS, GATHERED TOGETHER, AND FINALLY FOUND OUT IF SASQUATCH REALLY EXISTS, AND TO SEE IF THE CREATURE REALLY LIVES UP TO ITS LEGEND.

(PAT)>> HEY, HEY! ( )>> HEY!

(PAT)>> WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? COME ON IN.

(JEREMY)>> IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHEELING AND OFF ROADING HEAD OVER TO POWERNATION TV DOT COM.

(ELIZA)>> WELCOME TO JURASSIC PARK, THE KENTUCKY VERSION. THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TRAILS AT WILDCAT. SO WE THOUGHT WE'D TAKE THE REST OF THE GANG THROUGH THIS STUNNING AREA.

(JEREMY)>> THEY NAMED THIS TRAIL JURASSIC PARK BECAUSE THE OUTCROP AND THE GREENERY LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THE ISLAND THE DINOSAURS WERE ON. AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY THROUGH THE FERNS THAT LINE THIS TRAIL YOU'D SWEAR YOU'D SEE LITTLE VELOCIRAPTORS CHASING OUR RIG.

(ELIZA)>> UNFORTUNATELY THE DINOSAURS ARE GONE NOW, BUT THEY DID LEAVE BEHIND THIS AMAZING OUTCROPPING THAT NOT ONLY IS MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD, IT LOOKS JUST LIKE WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE CALLED HOME.

(JEREMY)>> ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE PARK IS THIS 25 FOOT ROCK OVERHANG THAT ALSO HAS A GULLEY UNDERNEATH IT. SO YOU STILL HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO STAY ON THE TRAIL DESPITE BEING DISTRACTED BY ALL THE SCENERY.

(ELIZA)>> WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS OUR ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE TRAIL AT WILDCAT. WELCOME TO ABANDONED TRAIN TUNNEL NUMBER EIGHT.

BUILT IN 1882, MOSTLY BY HAND, LEGEND SAYS IT'S HAUNTED BY A GHOST NAMED CALEB. WITH HIS RED FIERY EYES HE SUPPOSED TO ROAM THE TUNNEL AT MIDNIGHT. THANK GOODNESS WE WERE THERE DURING THE DAY.

(JEREMY)>> AND JUST IN CASE HE WAS IN THERE WE FIRED UP OUR MOCHA PERFORMANCE LIGHT BAR AND DRIVING LIGHTS TO ILLUMINATE THIS AMAZING TUNNEL.

POWERED BY OUR OPTIMA YELLOW TOP BATTERY, THESE SUPER BRIGHT LED LIGHTS WOULD CHASE CALEB FROM ANY HIDING SPOT HE MAY FIND.
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