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Moving the Rubicon Trail Kiosk; Volunteers Make a Difference
(Reprint of Chris Collard’s article from June 2004; Photos by Del Albright) FRIENDS OF THE RUBICON (FOTR) MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE HISTORY OF THE RUBICON TRAIL The Rubicon off-highway vehicle  (OHV) route is often referred to as the Grand Daddy of four-wheel drive trails. Its unparalleled beauty and... Read more
Wagons, Willys and Wrenching
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the most 2020 wheeling trip of 2020. Well, that is not... Read more
Book Review: “Surviving the Rubicon Trail”
Nearly two years ago, my good friend Sean Russel called me on a Sunday. Sean always seems to call me at the most inopportune time. I was elbows-deep into the engine bay of my Jeep trying to replace a leaking gasket, my hands coated in grease and grime, but... Read more
The Real Treasure? The People of the Rubicon Trail
Special to ModernJeeper by our friend and contributor, Don Amador who just completed driving a Metalcloak Jeep over the Rubicon Trail with a serious, political OHV tour. The Editors RUBICON TRAIL PEOPLE AND SUCCESSES HIGHLIGHTED BY INTER-AGENCY TOUR The Rubicon Trail may be the best example of how diverse... Read more
[pics & vid] Declaration of Battle! From Jarbidge, Nevada Shovels to the Future of the Rubicon Trail
“FOURTH BRANCH” OF GOVERNMENT – THE UN-ELECTED TAKE BACK A TRAIL In this story and further history of the Rubicon Trail, we must bring forth some more little known facts about our trail in the last couple decades — and how these facts impact all other trails and roads... Read more
Little Known Rubicon Trail Facts; and Steve Morris Tribute
We are saddened by the recent passing of Steve Morris, one of the founding fathers of Jeeping in California and on the Rubicon Trail.  In 1959, Steve became the first President of the newly formed California Association of 4Wheel Drive Clubs (now known as California 4 Wheel Drive Association).... Read more
Be Tuned In! A Rubicon Trail Primer [Part II]
Part II of the Rubicon Trail Primer by Kurt Schneider.  In the Jeeping world, it never hurts to be fully prepared for whatever obstacles come you way. In Part I we covered things like go with a buddy, know how to fix your junk, and be prepared. Now here... Read more
Be Tuned In! A Rubicon Trail Primer [Part I]
We are pleased to present this special two-part series by ModernJeeper contributor Kurt Schneider who lives not far from the Rubicon Trail, and who walks the walk, and talks the talk. Enjoy… The Editors INSIDER TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ENJOYING THE RUBICON TRAIL So you want to run the... Read more
Modern Jeeper Adventures: The Rubicon Trail
When you talk about the Rubicon Trail with most people, they  don’t have a clue what you are talking about. But when you talk to the avid offroader, you see the light in their eyes and the smile to follow. The Rubicon Trail is historic and is on every... 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