Modern Jeeper - News about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers
Imagine a Cure for Sign Blindness
Getting Folks to Read the Signs and Follow the Rules You’re driving to your favorite trail and whipping right on by the kiosk or starting place with all the signs of do’s and do not’s. We all do it. And we do it because we know our trail and... Read more
Warning! Post Wildfire Traumatic Stress Disorder is Real
Note: ModernJeepers should take heed of this valuable insight from Don Amador into the aftermath of devastating wildfires.  Our access back into these burned-out and devastated areas can wait until we get the “all clear” sign. The Editors With post-fire assessments underway on the Mendocino Complex and Carr Fires... Read more
Call to Action:  Help Us Save Wildfire-Destroyed Jeepin’ Trails
SPECIAL REPORT All of us at ModernJeeper are worried that many of our OHV and Jeeping trails will be lost forever to the rage of wildfires affecting the West. But we can fix it… Join us in helping to recover and repair our trails lost to the raging infernos... Read more
Eldo National Forest Reorg:  “care for the land and people”
The El Dorado National Forest, home of some of the best Jeep Trails in the world including our personal favorite, The Rubicon Trail, recently announced a complete re-organization. According to the announcement, Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said “I’ve asked my staff to take a look at how we can... Read more
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