Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Eldo National Forest Reorg:  “care for the land and people”
The El Dorado National Forest, home of some of the best Jeep Trails in the world including our personal favorite, The Rubicon Trail, recently announced a complete re-organization. According to the announcement, Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said “I’ve asked my staff to take a look at how we can... Read more
6 Tips for Club Life & Club Success [softening the iron grip of elders]
Part of the ongoing Recreational Leadership Training Course series. Too many times people walk away from an off-road or Jeep club or group because of a club elder putting them down, or not allowing them to contribute. On the other hand, club elders and founders get frustrated when the... Read more
Let’s All Do More “Green” Wheeling
5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR GREEN WHEELING I don’t want you to frown at the title of this article and think that I am going to suggest you recycle your toilet paper or any other extremist radical-enviro malarkey, because that’s not the case.  What I do suggest is that we... Read more
Let’s Stop Losing Trails to Bureaucracy
How to Win with Bureaucrats and Politicians Effectively Here are some tips for dealing with bureaucrats in order to make a little headway with them (I speak from experience on both sides…. I was one). I served in government service for over 32 years; 26 of those in the... Read more
Tutorial on Letter Writing for Impact
6 TIPS on HOW to WRITE to BUREAUCRATS and POLITICIANS By Del Albright “You can’t convert a snake into a statesman by simply snipping his fangs; the instinct to bite will always be there!” How on earth do you capture the attention of a bureaucrat so that your recreation-oriented... Read more
4 Ways to Keep Public Lands Out of J.A.I.L.
Key Tips on How to Get Involved In Public Lands Management I for one am tired of finding gates, road closed signs, and so called “environmentally” imposed restrictions on my recreation.  Yes, we need clean air.  Yes, we need clean water.  Yes, there are times (wet winter) when it... Read more
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