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Relics, Rust, Rhyolite, and Canyons Resonating with History
Death Valley Area Has it All. I parked the Jeep at the end of desert wash canyon road, alongside some blooming Mesquite bushes, enjoying the spring air in Death Valley. The desert in spring has a fragrance to it you cannot find anyplace else – almost like a vegetarian,... Read more
Arts and Crafts Day – For Guys Too!
When its cold outside and we regress into our homes…if you are like me…we look for projects to keep our minds busy. Granted, I live in an amazing place on the western slope of Colorado, but I have never really been a “winter sport” kind of guy. So when... Read more
The True Story of the Nibblers
A Sad Commentary on California Land Use Groups and Efforts The “nibblers” are after your freedoms. Like a squirrel, they want to nibble away at everything you hold precious – from guns, access, how your kids are educated, what bible you follow, how you recreate, and more. “They” have... Read more
Talladega…and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame!
Ok, I’ll admit that this is less about Jeeps, and more about the enthusiast side of who we are as Jeepers. I thought it would be cool to share with you all a few of the unique places that I have had the opportunity to visit over the years... Read more
2023 Landuse and Access Outlook
For Better or For Worse; We’re Still Jeepers! Where will we be wheeling and exploring this new year? After all, we are all jeepers who want to explore, four-wheel, and just get outside.  But, what effect will our recent history have on our access to public lands? Allow me... Read more
Jeep Celebrates 20 Years as the Exclusive Auto Sponsor of the X Games!
The Jeep® brand is celebrating its 20th year as the exclusive automotive partner of X Games Aspen 2023. Returning to Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain, the partnership will include broadcast, linear, social, digital and experiential extensions. Additionally, the Jeep Presents: X Games Aspen Best in Snow title, honoring one of the... Read more
The 2023 Progressive King Of The Hammers Preview
The 2023 Progressive King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries kicks off today. From its humble beginnings as a wager between a small group of friends in 2007, it has grown into the largest off-road motorsports event in the world and one of the largest to take place... Read more
Are Turf Battles and Conflict Going to Kill Our Jeeping?
6 Tips on How to Manage Conflict (Updated article from ModernJeeper Feb. 2020) Ever since the upside-down world of 2020, the author has noticed a hefty jump in club and group conflict in our Jeeping world. Of course, human conflict is unavoidable when you gather people who are passionate... Read more
My Dream Coming True
In 2001, I wrote an op-ed entitled; I Have a Dream.   My dream back then was that someday all trail users would respect each other’s personal choice of recreational activity and work in a collaborative manner on important trail stewardship projects, travel planning, and forest health efforts. Shortly... Read more
Keep On Jeepin’: Live Young; Think Old
The Future of the Real You The last few years have shown us how precious and short life can be. As a result, many of us view decisions about how we spend our Jeepin time differently. We are now looking to the future more. We’ve seen terrible things happen... Read more