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...]

24 Hours of Exhaustion

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For twenty years the Camel Trophy was the ultimate display of what 4-wheel drive vehicles could accomplish. From 1980 to 2000, Land Rovers and Range Rovers, in every conceivable spec, traversed some of the most daunting and challenging areas on earth for weeks at a time. Another hallmark of the events was the emphasis on teamwork and mental … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Maze

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“We’ve been planning this for a year, why cancel just because it ‘might’ rain?” That’s what we were thinking as cold, wet weather forecast approached in advance of Offroad Passport’s recent trip to the Maze at Canyonlands National Park. Besides, we had permits to camp at The Dollhouse and special guests who’d flown to Arizona just for this trip. … [Read more...]

Man Down – Are You Prepared?

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Hopefully you have not experienced a major incident on a trail but you’ve probably heard horror stories that make you think “I’m sure glad that wasn’t me!” … [Read more...]

Moab: To Hell Dorado and Back

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If any place in the world could be considered Mecca for Jeep enthusiasts, Moab, Utah would certainly be a contender. … [Read more...]

Overlanding the French Alps

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The border area between northern Italy and France was hard-fought from the 18th century until World War II – in this time a lot of fortifications were built on and into the mountains to control the valleys. While there are still a lot of unpaved roads left over and unmaintained, this area has seen a growing number of ski resorts and has … [Read more...]

Winter Wheelin' With NAXJA

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Jeeping. It’s a love hate relationship. It consumes money and time with the ferocity of a Kansas tornado. It leaves you up to your chin in cold water, buried in mud, replacing broken parts in sub-zero temps, baking on sandstone, and presents a myriad of other unforeseeable perils. … [Read more...]