Bog spots


 Boggin’. What does it mean?

  “It’s just a bunch of guys going out in some sick trucks and getting stuck in the mud,” junior John Owen said.

  News flash. Boggin’ isn’t getting stuck in the mud.  It’s going through the mud.

  There are numerous bog spots around the Raleigh area, including on the Dorthea Dix property.   There one can drive a lifted truck through some mud while looking at the Raleigh skyline. It’s truly life changing for some dudes to go up there, sling mud, and look at the beautiful city.

  According to Merriam-Webster, a bog is a “wet spongy ground; especially: a poorly drained usually acid area rich in accumulated plant material, frequently surrounding a body of open water, and having a characteristic flora (as of sedges, heaths, and sphagnum)”

  However, if you ask a Broughton student they will briskly reply to the question. Their answer will sound much like senior Makie Michaux’s.

  “A lifestyle”, Michaux said.

  A person who bogs puts himself at risk. A bogger needs to follow some precautions when driving through mud. One of those precautions is to always buckle up before you bog. If something happens to go wrong, a seatbelt can save your life.

  Another precaution is to check out your car after a gnarly bog session. You always want to make sure no harm is done to your jacked up truck. Some of the most commonly overlooked issues with a bog is mud in the engine.

  When a fellow bogger has mud in the engine, you better be there to help him clean it out. A person that gets stuck in mud is going to be looking at about 15 hours of maintenance after slinging mud. This is if you have all the tools to do so. If not, you could be looking at dropping 600 bucks just to get your truck back to working order.

  Bogging has its risks. But nothing can beat the smell of mud, and the look on someone’s face that has just been through a deep mud hole. But remember, always buckle up before you bog.