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Beware! The Wilderness Train is Rolling Your Way
SIZE DOES MATTER AND BEWARE OF TURTLES Imagine a huge diesel-powered locomotive lumbering steadily down the railroad tracks with that big headlight beam pointed right in your eyes as you watch it coming closer and closer. You can feel the ground shaking from the sheer weight of this behemoth.... Read more
Caution! Managing Our Public Lands; Sometimes a Crying Shame
Getting ready for another fire season in the West, our staff wildfire professional Del Albright paints a realistic picture for ModernJeepers of  how we got to where we are on public lands with our Jeeping access and living conditions, what our future might look like, and what we can... Read more
Winch Out; Don’t Spin Out; and Help Keep Jeepin’ Alive
HOW YOUR WINCH HELPS KEEP PUBLIC LANDS PUBLIC   A couple weeks ago on my 4×4 club’s annual spring run, we were traveling down a trail that was mostly snow covered. The trail had occasional patches of dirt where the snow had melted, and mud where runoff was crossing... Read more
Less Debate; More Decisions; and More Access to Our Lands
SOME TIPS ON GETTING RESULTS IN THE OFF-ROAD JEEPING WORLD Do you ever get the feeling that our government is drowning in debates with few outcomes or decisions being made? Do you think there can be a time when groups of people gathered together for a similar cause can... Read more
Life and Land Use — It’s All About Choices
How the Choices We Make Sneak Up on Us Choices. We make tons of them every day. Sometimes you don’t even know when you’re making one that just changed your life. Bureaucrats make them; elected officials make them; family members make plenty of them; we all make choices. The... Read more
Be Aware! Things to Know About Trail Etiquette
SOME UNWRITTEN RULES OF THE OFF-ROAD CULTURE Have you ever had to start a new job? The first few weeks at that new company, you kind of need to lay low and get the lay of the land to see how things work there. Every company is different, and... Read more
Congress Critters and Your Relationship with Freedom
JEEPING FREEDOM IS A TENUOUS LIFESTYLE The lifestyle we enjoy called Jeeping depends on Your relationship with Your congressperson.  If you want to continue to bounce your rig around places like Moab (featured pic), then you’d best think about what is offered here. Author in the middle (about 2002)... Read more
The Case for Forest Roads
John Muir is often portrayed as a naturalist that wanted nothing more than to preserve our western forests. That view of Muir is not entirely correct. Most people today do not realize that John Muir was actually an advocate for access. Many of his descriptive writings about Yosemite were... Read more
Del Albright’s One for One Proposal to Save Trails
LAND USE AND THE “ONE FOR ONE” PROPOSAL Let’s talk about some choices in life. Go Jeeping or write a letter? Tackle some rock crawling or attend a meeting?  Take the fam overlanding or hit a Scoping Session? Go fishing or fight with the feds? You get the picture.... Read more
Off-Roaders Applaud Interior Order to Enhance Recreation on Public Lands
ModernJeeper is proud to have Don Amador in our contributing and supporting staff of writers.  Don’s credentials are unsurpassed in the land use and access world, and here he gives us his take on this exiting news about public lands. The Editors PROVIDE RECREATION BEFORE SELLING OFF PUBLIC LANDS?... Read more