Modern Jeeper - News about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers
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
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
Update: this appointment was short-lived as the organization immediately faltered from past issues with the budget and fund-raising.  All land use career professionals were laid off in July 2018, leaving BRC/Sharetrails a shell organization. The Editors   Purpose and Vision of Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition By Del Albright, Executive Director Effective... 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. On our very first work day 2001. Mark Smith (RIP) on the left... 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
Saving the Deer Valley Trail of Northern California
Modern jeepers and many four-wheeling volunteers stepped up to help save the famous California trail, Deer Valley, located in the high Sierra Nevada mountains weaving its way through a non-Wilderness corridor of the Mokelumne Wilderness (Eldorado and Stanislaus National Forests).   Closed by court order several years ago, the... Read more
Non-Motorized Trails Need Love Too
A recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to hike and observe non-motorized travel management prescriptions reminded the ModernJeeper that off-route travel including shortcuts on trails with switchbacks can present land managers with significant challenges. Non-motorized travel management becomes even more acute at popular federally designated sites such as National... Read more
Diverse Partners Ensure Success of CA OSV Program
Special from Don Amador, Quiet Warrior Racing Blog (QWR) and Land Use Advocate QWR truly believe that Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) recreation continues to be an important element of winter-based recreational opportunities in the mountains of California. That concept was reinforced this week after a tour of the Little... Read more