The Maine Event – An Overland Adventure

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For Jeep enthusiasts living in the northeast, winter is the most trying time of year. It’s not so bad around the holidays when there’s a lot of “real life” family stuff to do, but then your heart begins to slowly sink when January rolls around and you’ve not had dirt under tire for two months and there’s nothing ahead but the long winter wheeling … [Read more...]

A Journey Through Corral Canyon

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About 50 miles inland from San Diego lays Corral Canyon OHV.  I’d come across videos of 4-wheelers there that made it seem challenging and scenic, attributes I look for while planning trips for OffroadPassport.com.  The more research I did the more the area presented a fun weekend get-away and great practice for the Rubicon trip this year. I … [Read more...]

It's a Jeep Thing – Cape York in a WWII Jeep

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I’ve just driven a World War II Jeep for the first time and I’m hooked! Our original plan was to borrow a mate’s Jeep to shoot a TV commercial at Chili Beach on Cape York but a last minute hiccup meant the loan Jeep was no longer available. Several frantic phone calls and a few hours scouring the web turned up a ‘42 Jeep for sale in Rockhampton. … [Read more...]

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

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It turns out the Mud Springs Trail in Arizona has confounded many of us Phoenician four-wheelers over the years. Back in the day before our first Jeep, George and I attempted Mud Springs in our ’99 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, and on another outing we borrowed our neighbor’s ATV. On both occasions we missed reaching the Holy Grail at the end of the trail: … [Read more...]

Dirt Roads & a Hole in the Rock

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Last summer, I bought a large-print road atlas online that was $10 down the drain! I thought it would be easier to read but it lacked detail. Since I prefer by-ways to interstates, it’s useless, I thought. But it happened to be in the Jeep during a long road-trip, and on some lonely stretch of blacktop, reading it out of pure boredom, I saw … [Read more...]