7 Days of Camping and Exploring North of the Grand Canyon

April 23, 2009

The Arizona Strip and the Parashant are isolated areas North of the Grand Canyon. Far from any Interstate highways, it is as beautiful as it is remote. On this 7 day trip with over 400 miles of driving, we did not encounter any paved roads. I would have posted this sooner, but the day after […]

Mounting Hi-Lift on front ARB bumper

December 14, 2008

I used Fourtreks mounts for mounting the Hi-Lift. I wanted to keep it low, and outside of the passenger compartment. When I first installed it, I had it angled towards the front (see last photo) but the headlights reflected too much on the jack so now it’s all the way on the top. The photo […]

4×4 Automotive Laptop Setup Version 2

June 25, 2008

I’ve been running this setup since 2006 with good reliability (photo above is inside a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80). I’m often asked which applications I’m running, so here they are: Here’s the list of software applications I run on the laptop: TOPO!: Provides detailed topographic maps. Great for planning trips. Plus most all of […]

Join us for the launch of the Outdoor Adventure USA Amateur Radio Net on April 24th, 2008

April 22, 2008

Outdoor Adventure USA was originally created by "off-roading" enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed Amateur Radio operators (Ham radio).  They believe that safely enjoying outdoor adventures, (while using a vehicle), seemed to be a perfect marriage with Amateur Radio. For a host of reasons, Ham radio is an indispensable part of enjoying the outdoors, […]

The Wilderness Train

July 23, 2007

The Wilderness TrainSize Does Matter & Beware of TurtlesBy Del & Stacie Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition Imagine a huge diesel powered locomotive lumbering steadily down the railroad tracks with that big headlight beam pointed right in your eyes as you watch it coming closer and closer. You can feel the ground shaking from the sheer weight […]

Go Green in Your Outdoor Recreation

May 3, 2007

From Del Albright, some good suggestions: "Ok, don’t shoot me, but I want to suggest a type of “Go Green” for four-wheeling and other types of motorized recreation.  If you’re a regular reader of Del Albright, you know I’m not anything related to a “greenie” or anti-access radical protectionist – in fact, I’m the opposite.  […]

Stuck Land Rover Discovery

March 2, 2007

This video shows why you always travel in remote areas with at least two vehicles. If one gets stuck, the other can help you get unstuck. Oh, and while driving, and stay far enough apart so you both don’t get stuck together. The original photo on Flickr here.

Exploring the Hills and Mines of Calico

February 9, 2007

A few of use went to the hills behind Calico Ghost Town for Superbowl weekend. We explored the hills and some mines. Here are a few photos: See all the other photos from our trip here. My daughter didn’t think we could climb this. A few more of my favorite shots: See all the other […]

Stoddard Valley Cleanup Review

February 2, 2006

We went out and helped in the cleanup. The OHV area is next to a highway and it appeared that there was a great amount of trash that had been blown in from drivers littering from the highway. However, we did find broken bottles and other items that had been left by visitors to the […]