Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Snakebite! Desert Mojave Green Can Ruin Your Day
DON’T SUCK OUT THE POISON; HERE’S WHAT TO DO While going off road, especially in the southwestern part of the United States, people often wonder about snakes, rattlesnakes in particular. Several rattlesnake species inhabit the United States, with the Diamondback and Mojave Green rather prevalent in the southwest (and... Read more
Caution!  Not Being Prepared in the Backcountry May Mean Disaster
WHAT TO BRING on MODERNJEEPER and BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES – LIKE the RUBICON TRAIL Showing up on a serious back country jeeping or overlanding trip without the “right stuff” can mean disaster, if not at least an uncomfortable trip.  I get asked a lot about the famous Rubicon Trail and... Read more
TDS Desert Safari Rocks and Rolls it for the 57th Time
SUPPORTING LAND USE FOR A LIFETIME Mach 1-3, 2019, the Tierra Del Sol 4Wheel Drive Club of San Diego will bring it again with the 57th Annual Desert Safari, and it looks to be a great event!  Not only that, this club really jumps in the game to support... Read more
Jason Scherer Makes History as the First Back to Back King!
RESULTS STORY Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries Jason Scherer Makes History As The First Back To Back King. February 10, 2019 (Hammertown, CA)- They say that nice guys finish last, but Jason Scherer flew in the face of that cliché by making history as the... Read more
Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy
RESULTS STORY Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy Third Generation Racer Luke McMillin Makes His First Win A Memorable One February 8, 2019 (Johnson Valley, CA) – The best desert racers in the world converged at Johnson Valley OHV Area for the invitation-only Toyo Tires Desert Invitational... Read more
Do You Believe in Off Pavement Patriotism?
WE BELIEVE PATRIOTISM LIVES IN OUR OFF-ROAD WORLD! By Del & Stacie Albright We have finally learned the secret to why backcountry motorsports enthusiasts love the sport so much . We can now wrap our arms around the magic that keeps us all working on our machines and hitting... Read more
King of the Hammers 4WP Every Man Challenge — Results!
CASEY GILBERT HOLDS OFF BRAD LOVELL FOR HIS FIRST EMC VICTORY February 7, 2019 (Johnson Valley, CA) – There are three distinct classes in the 4WP Every Man Challenge (EMC), but only one racer can cross the finish line first, regardless of whether they are in the Yukon Gear... Read more
[pics] Winter Fun Fest with Cal4 and Snow!
GRASS VALLEY BRINGS THE SNOW AND THE JEEPING FUN January 25-27, 2019 ModernJeeper and Metalcloak attended Winter Fun Festival with the California 4Wheel Drive Association (C4WDA) in Grass Valley, CA with over 400 winter wonderland four-wheelers.  Hosted by John and Carrie McCready, the Festival pulled out the stops, brought... Read more
12 Key Points in Governing Public Lands — NEPA Crash Course
THE GOVERNING PROCESS FOR MANAGING OUR LANDS Keeping trails, riding areas, and back country roads open depends on access.  Keeping that access depends on land management policies and procedures which depend on environmental issues and concerns.  Those environmental issues and concerns are reviewed through “NEPA” and dictate every action... Read more
All the Advantages of Hell without the Inconveniences — Death Valley
DEATH VALLEY TALES AND TIDBITS – and MAKING ICE LAST in the DESERT! Stories abound about death and disaster, ghosts, canyons and striking it rich in Death Valley, and how the “49ers” came across this vast desert during the American Gold Rush of 1849.  Prospectors were found dead, just... Read more