Category: Off Roading

Why do California drivers rarely give signal when changing lanes?

This question was posed to me, and the answer is pretty simple: People in California very often do use their turn signals. In California, though, the turn signal is a challenge. It has nothing to do with being inconsiderate or laziness. It’s a peacock showing colors, or a baboon showing it’s big colorful butt. It’s …

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Jeep Introduces 392 Powered Wrangler

To start: I want to congratulate Ford on a successful second-place finish with the introduction of the new Bronco. Jeep beat ya by 2 cylinders, a mountain of horsepower, and a buttload of torque. I do, truly, appreciate the technical prowess of your turbo six, but there’s no replacement for displacement.

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Jeep’s Badge of Honor mobile app update adds new trails!

Since its introduction way back in 2013, the Jeep Badge of Honor program has been the only official Jeep off-road program exclusively for Jeep brand vehicles. The program was developed and is operated by the Jeep brand and FCA US LLC. This is a fantastic program that allows Jeep owners to discover trails, engage with …

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The Solitary Trail

I’m not an introvert. I don’t suffer from Anthropophobia. In fact, I’m quite the social person. I just don’t like people. As a hiker, I’m hardly the perfect specimen. So I clearly don’t hike for any of the physical benefits. As an off-roader, I’m not a technical rockcrawler nor a long distance overlander.

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Camping in California During the COVID-19 Mediademic

One great thing about California is the federal management of public lands. While our state government continues to wheeze and struggle under mismanagement, crazy half-baked “rules” made up by Gavin Newsom who claims to be using science (but his random decisions seem to indicate he’s not even using a dart board and a blindfold, much …

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