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Shocking!  Erosion is a Beautiful Thing
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE CAUSED BY THIS UGLY WORD (Photos by author) When I wrote this, I had just returned from a marvelous visit to southern Utah and several National Parks. I couldn’t believe how beautiful erosion could be. Yes, erosion. This area of the United States has been... Read more
[pics] The Gladiator takes Jeep’s Concepts to a Whole New Level
It has become a tradition. Whether you head to Easter Jeep Safari for the slick rock, for the iconic Moab landscapes or for the sea of Jeeps… you definitely go to see Jeep’s latest concepts. Each year, the team at Mopar Underground have the “tough” job of taking the... Read more
Set My Jeep Free!  Give Me a Ghost Town or Old Mine
FEELING THE FREEDOM OF THE JEEPING LIFESTYLE I was trying to focus on my driving along the narrow shelf road yet still look at the amazing scenery of the Colorado mountains, dotted with old buildings and mining camp ruins. Yellow-bellied Marmots were chirping and calling to each other as we... Read more
[pics] 2019 Metalcloak Stampede – The “Tough Mudder” of Ultra4
  The 2019 Lasernut Western Series kicked off this last weekend with the MetalCloak Stampede at Prairie City SVRA. The MetalCloak Stampede event, one that has been an annual staple in the Ultra4 Racing calendar for 7 years and counting, kicked off the season a bit early this... Read more
Swamp Lake Trail – the Shorter Twin of Dusy Ershim
CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS One of the crown jewel trails in the Sierra National Forest Ranger District, Swamp Lake is a treasure of a trail. Trail Description Swamp Lake trail is 13 miles long and will test the driver and vehicle.  This trail is not... Read more
The Metalcloak Stampede – Got Jeeps?
Editor’s Note: With the return of the Metalcloak Ultra4 Stampede this weekend to Prairie City SVRA just outside of Rancho Cordova in Northern California, we thought it was appropriate to share one of our most popular ModernJeeper articles… Oh, and a little commercial plug for the event too: Originally... 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
[pics] Jeeping Jessy Tells All… My First SEMA Show! [but not the last]
A Jeeping Girl’s Perspective on SEMA In all of the automotive world, the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas is the highlight of the year. Many want to go but always ask  “is it worth going?” It has always been a “bucket list” item of mine... Read more
A JL on Leaf Springs? Why Not?
UNOFFICIAL USE ONLY BRINGS IT AT SEMA Greg Henderson, the President of Unofficial Use Only, took a step back for one of their SEMA builds this year…back to utilizing some tried and true suspension systems on a brand new Jeep JL! According to Unofficial Use Only, the  J18 is... Read more
[pics] SEMA 2018… The Best of DUB!
  BIG WHEELS, BIG TIRES, AND BIG EYES AT SEMA The 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas brought in over 70,000 domestic and international buyers and industry representatives…and about the same number of amazing vehicles from all over the planet! According to a few internet searches, the term “Dub”... Read more