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A New Take On Camp Cooking
Due to time constraints while four-wheeling, breakfast and lunch are sometimes rushed and shortchanged. The result can be a growling stomach before the next meal. That doesn’t have to be. It is possible to prepare tasty and fulfilling meals that don’t require a lot of effort. I know. I... Read more
Time For A Snow Run To Uncle Tom’s Cabin!
  A total of 11 rigs met up at 8 am on December 26 to some fun in the snow just outside Rocklin, CA headed for Georgetown. Airing down at the old Jokers Roadhouse, they were ready for snow about 9:30 am. They made it to Uncle Toms Cabin, cooked... Read more
The RimRocker Trail: Ladies only!
What do you say we go on an adventure that involves over 160 miles of dirt, scenic landscape and some backcountry camping?  That’s exactly what we did, but ladies only! I have to admit I was a bit nervous to lead a group all by myself with no cell... Read more
Looking For A New Jeep CJ-8?
There are very few off-road enthusiasts these days that have the passion and take the time to create something special. Enter Ball and Buck. Ever heard of them? From their website, they were established in 2008…they are an outfitter of sorts. They believe in quality over quantity. Mostly they... Read more
Redundancy Makes Sense Off-Road
Anyone old enough to remember the Apollo space program may recall hearing the term redundancy. Back then, NASA was referring to extra electronics or other systems in the space capsule and lunar module. Today’s commercial aircraft also employ a certain amount of redundancy. In either case, the principle is the... Read more
MJ Destinations: Carnage Canyon, Buena Vista, Colorado
It seems that most hard core “wheelers” know the name “Carnage Canyon”. Most associate the name with a trail located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, near Buena Vista, Colorado…although there are other “Carnage Canyons” throughout the country…even one in Kansas located at the Kansas Rocks Off Road... Read more
BRC Alert – COLORADO – Public Comments Needed to Protect Popular Trails!
Public Comments Needed to Protect Popular Trails, Snowmobile Access, and Dispersed Camping in Colorado’s GMUG National Forest This is a BRC Action Alert. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (also called the GMUG National Forest) in western Colorado contain outdoor recreation opportunities that are truly world class.... Read more
MJ Destinations: Black Bear & Imogene Pass, Colorado
There are a few very well known trails in the high country of Western Colorado. Many Jeepers are familiar with the San Juan Mountain range with trails that include the infamous Black Bear Pass and Imogene Pass, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Engineer Pass and Ophir Pass. Many of the trails are... Read more
What Is The Perfect Cup of Coffee?
“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on Coffee. Whenever I stop at a doughnut shop in the morning, I walk over and say hi to the old guys, enjoying their morning coffee with old friends.... Read more
XPDN3: The Milestar Adventure – Day 3
Rise and Shine! At least it’s not raining on this fine morning except for the layer of fog and dew over the valley that made for some crisp morning air of the Canaan Valley. Day three will be our shortest mileage day, and the hardest trail day yet. After... Read more