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Vital Actions to Save Your Trails
Kurt Schneider wrote this for ModernJeeper last year, but as we approach four-wheeling/Jeeping season, we can’t help but flashback on his message that will help ensure we all keep to keep doing what we love to do in the great outdoors.  Please find a way to take his suggestions... Read more
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
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
Caution! Choose Wisely Where You Spend Your Off-Road Money
ModernJeepers need to understand that where we spend our money helps dictate where we will be able to ride/drive and play in the future with our lifestyle of Jeeping. Spending your hard-earned money on businesses or products that do not help us save trails is like voting for the... 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
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
Caution! My First Real Wacko Encounter
HOW ABOUT A FIST FIGHT IN A GAS STATION? About 15 years ago, when I had only a couple decades of land use and access involvement, I finally met my first real “wacko.” I don’t mean the harmless, dress up a like an owl and parade around town kind,... 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