Lucky you, nice birthday present. Hope you've had a chance to lurk around the forum before joining, then you'll know there's a lot of great advice from a lot of great members.
Remember take it slow off-road, lots of expensive parts to ding. Like other things in life always wear protection :lol: when off-roading. Check out the Off Road Forum for great advice for skid plates and lifts.
The Forum supports a vast range of ages and I think you're the youngest with their own Forester.:woohoo:
Drive smart and drive safely, we hope you'll be around here for a while.