You’ve probably already seen Terrill’s Army Green FJ, we like to call it proof that there’s no such thing as too much green.
I met Terrill at our first Mid-Atlantic Overland Society meet and greet back in September of 2013, and we quickly got along due to our mutual Toyota love. After hitting a few trails and sharing a few beers I quickly found out that Terrill was born and raised in North Carolina and ended up in the DC area because work. He’s currently serving in the Army and was stationed at the Pentagon after completing a tour in Iraq. We’re glad to have him as a member of our crew, and were extremely grateful for his service to our country.
Terrill discovered overlanding through “a mutual love of both camping and four wheeling. I never thought about combining the two until I discovered overlanding. From there my passion of exploring the world through the means of my vehicle came to life. After test-driving and researching several different vehicles there was just something that I loved about the Toyota FJ Cruiser.” – Terrill Graham
Green Ridge State Forest:
Green Ridge is a great little State Forest that used to be home to Maryland’s last ORV trail, unfortunately it’s since been closed but there are still plenty of great forest roads and secluded camp sites to enjoy. It’s located in Western Maryland and is only a 2 hour drive from the DC area, and as you can see there is some beautiful scenery making it well worth the drive.
George Washington National Forest:
Our normal stomping ground is George Washington National Forest and if you’re out there on a weekend there’s a good chance you’ll run into Terrill somewhere along the trails. I swear every time I talk to him he’s always just returned from a day of wheeling or an overnight camping trip.
North East Overland Rally:
Terrill joined us for the North East Overland Rally which was his first taste of the class 4 roads of Vermont and his first “official overlanding event.’ The FJ handled all of the trails with ease and I know he’s just itching to get back up there to tackle some of the more challenging trails.
Terrill has definitely been successful in merging his love of camping and off road driving, and when he’s not on the trails I know he’s just thinking about the next time he can get out there. He’s also one of the lucky ones, I say this because his fiance’ just purchased a Jeep and she plans on
having Terrill recover her jeep modifying it and hitting the trails right along side him.
Just like every other truck that’s been featured here, Terrill’s FJ is his daily driver. It’s no easy task parking in downtown DC with a rooftop tent, and a giant roof rack, but he’s proof that you can make it work.
Nitto Trail Grappler 285/65-18
KMC XD Crank 18″ Wheels
Fab Fours Pre Runner Bumper
Badlands 12,000 Winch
White Knuckle Off Road Rock Sliders
Baja Rack With Accessory 7″ Lightbar
4 Rugged Ridge 7″ HID’s
Pelican 1700 (Mounted To Roof Rack)
Real WheelsTail Light Guards
TRD Blackout Kit
Pro Comp 3″ Lift
Custom Drawer System
Cobra 75 WX ST w/ 36″ Firestik
iPad Mini Ram Mount
Proof That He Wasn’t Always A Toyota Guy:
Photo Credit: Terrill Graham & Nicole Baxter