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Redundancy Makes Sense Off-Road
Anyone old enough to remember the Apollo space program may recall hearing the term redundancy. Back then, NASA was referring to extra electronics or other systems in the space capsule and lunar module. Today’s commercial aircraft also employ a certain amount of redundancy. In either case, the principle is the... Read more
MJ Destinations: Carnage Canyon, Buena Vista, Colorado
It seems that most hard core “wheelers” know the name “Carnage Canyon”. Most associate the name with a trail located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, near Buena Vista, Colorado…although there are other “Carnage Canyons” throughout the country…even one in Kansas located at the Kansas Rocks Off Road... Read more
BRC Alert – COLORADO – Public Comments Needed to Protect Popular Trails!
Public Comments Needed to Protect Popular Trails, Snowmobile Access, and Dispersed Camping in Colorado’s GMUG National Forest This is a BRC Action Alert. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (also called the GMUG National Forest) in western Colorado contain outdoor recreation opportunities that are truly world class.... Read more
MJ Destinations: Black Bear & Imogene Pass, Colorado
There are a few very well known trails in the high country of Western Colorado. Many Jeepers are familiar with the San Juan Mountain range with trails that include the infamous Black Bear Pass and Imogene Pass, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Engineer Pass and Ophir Pass. Many of the trails are... Read more
What Is The Perfect Cup of Coffee?
“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on Coffee. Whenever I stop at a doughnut shop in the morning, I walk over and say hi to the old guys, enjoying their morning coffee with old friends.... Read more
XPDN3: The Milestar Adventure – Day 3
Rise and Shine! At least it’s not raining on this fine morning except for the layer of fog and dew over the valley that made for some crisp morning air of the Canaan Valley. Day three will be our shortest mileage day, and the hardest trail day yet. After... Read more
The MetalCloak CTI Tour Returns to Hump ‘N Bump!
We were thrilled to return to one of our favorite events in Nevada! The Vegas Valley Four Wheelers put on a great event each year, but due to COVID issues last year we sadly decided to skip it. So going back to Logandale felt like a trip home! These... Read more
XPDN3: Milestar Adventure – Day 2
As we opened our eyes to the breaking sun that was dimmed by the foggy, cloudy and misty morning, Jerry already had coffee brewing and pancakes on the griddle, as everyone gathered to get the day started. All night it had rained off and on so I was not... Read more
Behind The Scenes at Badlands Off-Road Adventures
These monthly articles naturally focus on various aspects of four-wheeling and outdoors life. For this article, I lift the hood and give you an inside look at part of my business. Namely, how I structure my class/training schedule, and how the various programs benefit newbies and experienced four-wheelers alike.... Read more
Jeep, The Rebelle Rally and Electrification
Three factory Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in the field With a combination of a 2.0-liter I-4 engine and two electric motors, Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers 21 miles of all-electric range, 49 MPGe, enhanced off-road capability with zero range anxiety Jeep brand taking electrified propulsion beyond the paved... Read more