The “Strategic Trail Force” wants YOU!
JOIN THE STRATEGIC TRAIL FORCE to PRESERVE OUR OHV HERITAGE The 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday is when millions of Americans celebrate their freedom, history, and traditions. One of our cherished pastimes is using off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to recreate on public and private lands with family and friends. Since... Read more
New Leader – Same Strong Vision at Sharetrails.org
  Purpose and Vision of Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition By Del Albright, Executive Director Effective June 1, 2018 I was appointed interim Executive Director of Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) while our Board of Directors continues the long process of finding a permanent ED.  I will be at the helm for quite a... Read more
How We Saved the Rubicon Trail – The Untold Story
In 2001, they were going to gate (that means CLOSE) the Rubicon Trail and we said NO! This is our story from the records and writings the author kept as founding Trail Boss since the beginning. Yes, you might have heard the rumors about a gate on the Rubicon... Read more
California Governor Signs Crucial OHV Bill into Law
Special from CORVA, the California Off-Road Vehicle Association In 1982, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2397 that created the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Program within the Department of Parks and Recreation. This afternoon his office notified the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) that the Governor just... Read more
Saving the Deer Valley Trail of Northern California
Modern jeepers and many four-wheeling volunteers stepped up to help save the famous California trail, Deer Valley, located in the high Sierra Nevada mountains weaving its way through a non-Wilderness corridor of the Mokelumne Wilderness (Eldorado and Stanislaus National Forests).   Closed by court order several years ago, the... Read more
Non-Motorized Trails Need Love Too
A recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to hike and observe non-motorized travel management prescriptions reminded the ModernJeeper that off-route travel including shortcuts on trails with switchbacks can present land managers with significant challenges. Non-motorized travel management becomes even more acute at popular federally designated sites such as National... Read more
Diverse Partners Ensure Success of CA OSV Program
Special from Don Amador, Quiet Warrior Racing Blog (QWR) and Land Use Advocate QWR truly believe that Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) recreation continues to be an important element of winter-based recreational opportunities in the mountains of California. That concept was reinforced this week after a tour of the Little... Read more
Land Use and the “Love Month”
Updated from an article originally published in 2000 February is a great month.  Some call it the “love” month, what with Valentine’s Day and sunshine on the way.  Seems to me there is also a lot of November birthdays out there (get it?)?  But writing for the “love” month... Read more
OHV and the New Administration – Cautious Optimism vs. Brace for Battle
Having been an active participant in state and federal land-use politics for the last 30 years, I urge my fellow off-road enthusiasts to approach 2017 with both cautious optimism and a healthy respect for potential access challenges that await us. Until the Trump administration’s cabinet level posts are confirmed,... Read more
These Are Our Lands; In Our Hands
I can find no better way to express how important it is for the modern jeeper to never forget that these are “our lands; in our hands.” America is ours.  Our roads, trails and interesting places to explore are OUR history and our right to enjoy.  Now of course,... Read more