The Killbuck Mud Bog is proof that getting completely filthy can be good clean fun. The course consists of 3 bulldozed pits, full of mud, that get deeper and rougher every hour.
Although mud bogging can be a competitive sport, the Killbuck event is not judged or scored. It’s a family event with the kids and gramma both taking their turn at the wheel.
For $10 a person, anybody is welcome to sit and watch, and if they are up for it, give it a go in their own vehicle.
Most of the vehicles were street legal and had license plates. The late model sport utes and pickups didn’t have much trouble with the 2 shallower pits.
Older pickups and CJs, with more primitive trannies, bigger wheels, and mud tires, put on a bigger show and were more fun to watch. Their drivers were more likely to attack the deepest pit, or attempt a run in 2WD.
One heavily-modified Tracker saw a lot of action with multiple combinations of driver and passenger.
Painted cherry red (well, at least what was left of the body was painted red), Mud Booger was the most exciting truck to look at. Unfortunately, its supremely competent performance and reliable build meant that it just wasn’t very interesting to watch.
It was more fun watching the vehicles struggle to get out of the pits.
Several UTVs showed up, and once the drivers figured out how fast to drive, they did a pretty good job of navigating mud puddles that were clearly deeper than the UTV’s axle height.
A couple of ATVs showed up, too, and they struggled a lot, which made for a good show.
I only saw one dirt bike, but he made a big impression on the crowd, expertly riding the length of the nearest pit, while not only remaining upright, but apparently staying totally clean (well, clean from the knees up).
The organizers, who spent a month preparing the pits, did a great job keeping the mud in shape, supervising the participants, and using a skidder and tractor to haul out stuck vehicles.
You can see more pictures on my Killbuck Mud Bog 2012 photo gallery.