Maine Mountain Adventure

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Less than a four-hour drive north of Boston, Bethel, Maine teems with history. Tucked into the western side of Maine, not many miles from New Hampshire and the White Mountains, Bethel was first settled in 1774 although it didn’t acquire its current name until 1796. In the early 19th century, Bethel had become one of the most productive farming … [Read more...]

Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

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I look back now at the discussion we had in the Barlow’s office before our respective May trips. As we determined who was taking which Jeep where, I smugly stated “I’m going to Big Bear where they don’t have any big rocks--I’ll take Alex.”  I would come to regret those words. Alex is currently a stock tan 2011 JK Rubicon who would earn the name … [Read more...]

Tales of a Texas-Sized Jamboree

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I’m often asked, “Why would you pay $265.00 per person, NOT PER JEEP, Per PERSON, to attend a Jeep Jamboree USA® event when you can wheel at thousands of other venues and events around the country for less money?” Thankfully, there are a few hundred thousand people, with combined memories from a number of successful Jeep Jamboree events going back … [Read more...]

Spot II GPS Satellite Messenger

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One thing I have learned over my many years of Jeeping is that you can’t do enough to be prepared for anything. We’ve all seen or heard about incidents that have gone bad on the trail. Many of these stories played a significant roll for me three years ago when I made my decision to buy a SPOT Personal Tracker and carry it anytime I go off-highway. … [Read more...]

Back Roads & Arching Vistas

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Southeastern Utah is a gift for us all. The area has every thing an adventurer could ask for: Hiking, climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, mountain biking, and Jeep roads. The varied terrain includes snow-capped  mountains, deep canyons, cedar forests, arid deserts, and miles of bedrock. … [Read more...]

MissionOuray: Jeep Jamboree USA 2008

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“MissionOuray” An experienced first timers Jeep Jamboree ride along! Mark M. DeNittis September 12th- 14th, 2008 The phone call came last minute on Wednesday night (9.10.08) from editor, Frank (n’beans) Ledwell, “can you be in Ouray, Colorado this Friday to ride along with the folks of Jeep Jamboree USA?” “Sure, I can leave after my class … [Read more...]