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by Jonathan Biebesheimer, North Carolina Crew Growing up I watched my father study charts for hours on end. As I got older, I began to recognize that the many wonderful journeys at sea which I was blessed to experience were the culmination of his brilliant imagination. Over the course of the winter months, I found[…]
by Ige Gustavson, Colorado Crew For those that tow their rigs, other play toys, or stuff to the scrap yard, dealing with the tangled mess of your tow straps is a dreadful thought. You can try rolling them nicely, but that neat roll often doesn’t last. Some are talented enough to be able to knot[…]
by Tracy Barker, Colorado Crew In late October, 2016, several of us from Colorado, Utah, and Alberta met in Green River, Utah for what would become an extraordinary adventure. Four vehicles, five men, and one dog were starting a 2,000 mile round-trip as part of the inaugural trailsoffroad.com Epic Adventure. The plan was to travel[…]
by Jonathan Biebesheimer, North Carolina Crew “Planning on heading out to the Georgia Overland Trail in a couple weeks, leave Friday morning return Sunday. Interested?” I couldn’t help be struck how similar the email I received one afternoon was to Thor Heyerdahl’s short invitation to the three men who would ultimately join him on[…]
Keyser Creek by Brandon Marlow, Colorado Crew The Keyser Creek Trail network near Fraser, Colorado has a little something for everyone in its nearly 100-miles of off-highway vehicle accessible trails. Keyser Creek is a popular camping area that is easily accessible from Denver and connects you to many of the small and quaint mountain towns.[…]
by Josh Noesser, California Crew I am often asked what tools are the most important to carry while off-roading. Of course, my tool kit includes the standard wrenches, ratchets and socket assortment, screw-drivers, pliers and pry-bars. But the one tool that draws a confused look is the farm jack, often referred to by the ubiquitous[…]
by Kyle Todd, Alaska Crew One of the best tools when stuck is a winch, but it doesn’t solve all “stucks” we often encounter. One of those circumstances happened on one of my last trail runs. Let me back up and explain that I like my winch, although it is a cheaper option, the Smittybilt[…]
by William Andrews, Colorado Crew Rising out of the high desert west of Green River, Utah, the San Rafael Swell includes imposing cliffs (called reefs), magnificent plateaus and intricate canyons. Running through this awe-inspiring landscape are several networks of four-wheel-drive roads and trails—a perfect setting for adventure. Less well known and more remote than[…]
For men and women new to Arizona, new to off-roading (or both), here are some great 4WD trails to get you started. These should be considered introductory trails. All are easy to manage and all can be done solo, but it is always recommended to have at least one other vehicle with you. None are considered[…]
Trip Reports Adding your very own trip report is easy to do, and it is helpful to the community as a whole. Different perspectives showing the trail in its varying weather conditions paints the total picture as to what one can expect. Step 1: Find The Trail Find the trail. You can either click “add[…]
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