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Photo 2/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 001 | Paradise, California, is the gateway to a lot of scenic off-roading, including the High Lakes, just south of Lake Almanor. These roads are pretty much only accessible by 4x4, and sometimes they’re covered in loose, unstable snow that ends up pitching you into a ditch.
Photo 3/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 002 | Off-roading in the snow
Photo 4/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 003 | Kevin’s grandfather sometime in the 1980s, showing off his Toyota Land Cruiser and wood shop. The shop and house were all lost in the 2018 Camp fire, and the FJ40’s status is unknown, as it was in a friend’s garage at the time.
Photo 5/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 004 | Not much remains of Paradise now, but city councilors promise the town will rebuild stronger and better than ever.
Photo 6/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 005 | Off-roading in Idaho rapidly became a family affair, with a dozen or so friends and neighbors joining in the fun each time.
Photo 7/7 | Ramble On Paradise Lost 006 | Off-roading in Idaho