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One of the best parts about being a Jeep owner is the fact that there are tons of events that happen across the country that allow Jeep owners to gather together and share their passion. Some of the events are small and some others are huge. If you live in the Midwest and are looking for something awesome to do this spring you need to check out the Moab Easter Jeep Safari event.

This event takes place in Moab, Utah from March 31st until April 8th 2012. The action packed week features a ton of trail rides, most of which take a full day to complete and is hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc.

If you want to attend this event you will have to register in advance to make sure you get the trail that you would like. They offer a wide range of packages including what they call a “First Timer’s” package that features three scenic trails that are aimed at Jeep owners who are newer to trail riding. All of these trials are of the tame variety, but they are still an amazing journey.

The Moab Easter Jeep Safari also offers up something called a “Sophomore Package” which is designed to be a slight step up from the “First Timer’s” Package. This package offers up a new trail each day for three days. Each trail is in a different part of the park and offers a slightly more “intense” ride each day and also completely new scenery.

Both these packages will include the same group of Jeep lovers each day and also the same group leader. This will allow newer members to meet and bond with some new people who will hopefully lead to new friendships and connections.

If neither of these packages work for you or your skills you can look over the other trails offered up during the event and choose them “ala carte”. Just make sure you look them over and only do the ones that match your skill level. While it is great to push your limits from time to time it is also important to remember there will be thousands of other Jeep owners on these trails and you don’t want to delay them because you bit off more than you could chew.

If you don’t live in the Utah area or can’t make it to this year’s event stay tuned to us and we will keep you posted on other great events around the country.

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7th Tennessee Mountains Jeep Jamboree April 2011


In an attempt to try to stay ahead of the game in refreshing everyone’s memories about upcoming Jeep Jamborees.. I am going to try to post these a couple months early prior to date of Jamboree. Information has been obtained from the official Jeep Jamboree Website

7th Tennessee Mountains
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Apr 13-Apr 16
SPECIAL 3-DAY EVENT!
For the first time in Jeep Jamboree USA history, we’re offering three full-days of off-road adventure, exclusively at the Tennessee Mountains Jeep Jamboree. The idea for this three day Jamboree event was inspired by local coordinator Bob Yarbrough for participants who wanted more that just two days of off-roading. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to learn about navigation, basic trail mechanics, the pros & cons of vehicle modification, trail preparedness, vehicle recovery and mechanical breakdowns.

The Coal Creek OHV Park (also known as Windrock Recreation Area) offers some of the best rock crawling opportunities in the country. Jeep® Jamboree veterans and first timers alike will enjoy the majestic scenery on the 72,000 acres of off-road bliss. The more difficult trails include off-cambers, hill climbs, rocks, and mud.
Tow hooks mandatory.
For registration information visit 7th Tennessee Mountains

18th Cajun Jeep Jamboree April 2011


18th Cajun
St. Francisville, Louisiana
Apr 14-Apr 16 2011

Magnificent gardens, vintage plantation homes, and warm Southern hospitality make St. Francisville a wonderful venue. Here’s your opportunity to conquer nearby trails which cross deep ravines, wind around sandy beaches, and carve through heavily forested areas. The Greenwood Trail features “Rollercoaster” – a winding trail up and down inclines and ravines. There’s also “The Slide” – a steep 30-foot downhill descent with a tight turn below around a well-positioned tree. This region is sparsely populated and densely wooded, offering spectacular plants and wildlife.
Tow hooks mandatory.
For registration information visit 18th Cajun

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7th Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree 2011 Lano Texas


In an attempt to try to stay ahead of the game in refreshing everyone’s memories about upcoming Jeep Jamborees.. I am going to try to post these a couple months early prior to date of Jamboree. Information has been obtained from the official Jeep Jamboree Website

7th Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree
Lano Texas
Mar 24-Mar 26 2011

Saddle up and hit trails in the heart of Texas Hill Country. This Jamboree offers some of the most challenging terrain in Texas. Held at the historic Inks Ranch, this trip includes granite domes, rock climbs, sandy draws and several scenic vistas. Located near Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, our trail system winds around Watch Mountain, a 300-ft wall of granite. You may even spot some wildlife, such as aoudad, axis deer, blackbuck, and bald eagles!
Tow hooks mandatory.
Visit 7th Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree to register today!

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Zach Harkness

How many Jeeps have you owned in your lifetime? – 1? 2? Maybe even 3? How about 17 and still going strong? I know of one person who can say they have owned 17 jeeps in their lifetime and I am pretty sure that number will continue to grow. That person would be none the less then Zach Harkness – today’s featured Jeeper. Allow me to turn this over to Zach while he shares his love of Jeeps!

Zach Harkness

“I grew up Jeeping from when I was little in my dads 83 CJ-7; almost everyone in our family owns a Jeep or two. My wife and I currently have two Jeeps a 2009 JK and a 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited with the upcountry package. I used two be the main Fabricator for a local Jeep shop in Salt Lake and have built almost every kind of Jeep there is but for the last four years I have been doing home loans.”

Zach Harkness

“I have been married to my wife Kathy for two years this coming February and our favorite thing to do is jump in one of the Jeeps for the weekend and see where it takes us, the farther away from any civilization the better. Our son Zach is 11 years old and is always asking when we are going to go on our next ride. Our favorite place to go is usually Moab and I know most trails very well since I lived there for around 5 years and ran many of the trails doing daily tours.”

Zach Harkness

“One of our most memorable wheeling incidents was a trip through Capital Reef and then taking an old trail through Wild Horse Canyon to Goblin Valley in our 2001 Grand Cherokee last year. We made it to the muddy river but it had been washed out really bad so the road was completely gone and the river bed was just really soft silt mixed with gravel type rocks. It ended up sinking the whole front of the Grand Cherokee and stranding us on Thanksgiving weekend in the middle of nowhere. I ended up hiking 15 miles to the nearest highway and getting a ride to a hotel 8 miles away and calling the Utah Highway Patrol and search and rescue, my cell phone couldn’t get any reception and when it finally did the battery died.”

Zach Harkness

“We went back for my wife, son and Grandpa who were still waiting at the Jeep for rescue and had built a fire to stay warm with no matches or a lighter. It was 22 degree’s at the warmest part of day so it is easy to say that was the coldest hike or walk I have ever had to make. The whole thing started around 10:00 A.M. and we got home around 1:30 A.M. in the morning.”

Zach Harkness

Favorite off road quote:
“Courage, the feeling you get just before you are about to do something stupid”

Zach Harkness

Zach has done a huge amount of modifications throughout his Jeep owning history, and here is a list of just mods on his current two jeeps followed by a list of his previously owned Jeeps!

Zach Harkness

A list of mods on the 2009 JK:
2009 Deep water blue
Factory 10 Chromoly shafts w/ Cold Forged U-joints & full circle clips.
TeraFlex SS and relocation bracket
TeraFlex disconnects
Airaid Cold air intake
Hypertech programmer
5:13 gears
37″ Super swamper S M-16’s
Incubus off road 17 wheels
4″Teraflex lift and 1.5″ Spacers
1″ daystar body lift
Front Detroit and Rear Powertrax No slip locker
TeraFlex Rear Rock guard bumper
All Crossed up front bumper
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
Evap relocation
Bushwhacker Flat fender flares
Backup sensors
Under hood lighting
10”sub and amp
Tattons front and rear CV drivelines
XRC-8 w/10,000lb synthetic rope
TeraFlex quick disco mud flaps

2001 Grand Cherokee:
Mostly stock for now but has a lot of factory goodies
Full skid plate package
Front tow hooks
Front and rear limited slips
4.7-V8
5 speed auto
Leather, heated seats, sunroof, etc…

Zach Harkness

List of previous Jeeps:
1. 1968 Jeepster Commando
2. 1973 J4000 Jeep truck
3. 1977 CJ-5 Renegade
4. 1977 FSJ Cherokee Chief
5. 1982 FSJ Cherokee Chief
6. 1983 CJ-8 (I sold it two years ago 71,000 original miles on it, it was a sad day)
7. 1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
8. 1989 Cherokee Limited
9. 1990 Wrangler
10. 1995 Wrangler
11. 1995 Cherokee Country edition
12. 1995 Cherokee Country edition
13. 2001 Cherokee
14. 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
15. 2001 Wrangler
16. 2007 Wrangler
17. 2009 Wrangler

Zach Harkness


Mr. and Mrs Harkness would like to thank you fro reading about their love of Jeeps and wish you many years of Happy Jeeping!

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The Jeep Jamboree official site says this about the Rubicon Trail “Originally a Native American footpath, the Rubicon Trail was used by explorers in search of a clear path across the Sierra Nevada’s. Today, Jeep® owners travel from all over to test their prowess on the most grueling 22 miles of off-road driving in America.” If you are looking for an exciting and challenging trail consider visiting the California High Sierra. Here is more about the great Rubicon Trail from the County of El Dorado Government website.

“The Rubicon Trail is located in the California High Sierra, due west of Lake Tahoe, approximately 80 miles east of Sacramento, and 35 miles east of Placerville. This world-renowned 4-wheel drive route leads from Georgetown (at California Highway 49) to Lake Tahoe (near Tahoma), a total distance of approximately 22 miles. The trail is a non-maintained County road located in El Dorado and Placer Counties. Parts of the trail pass through the Eldorado National Forest and portions of private lands.”

“Elevations run from approximately 5400 to over 7,000 feet (approximately 1,646 meters to over 2,134 meters). The section of road from Georgetown to Wentworth Springs (also known as the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road) is a maintained road, while the off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail begins near Loon Lake. Most visitors begin the run from this mid-point, which is accessible off U.S. Highway 50. The portion of the trail from Loon Lake to Lake Tahoe is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) long and winds through the trees and rugged granite common to the area.”

The Current Trail
“While the current trail travels the same route from Wentworth Springs to Rubicon Springs that has been used since the 1860s, it changes a little each season, due to erosion and vehicle traffic. As vehicles bypass “bad spots” or avoid broken or abandoned vehicles, the trail deviates more significantly from the original route. Drivers looking for a more “fun” route cause additional damage, as do today’s larger and modified vehicles, making their way over the much smaller original wagon road. Sections of the original wagon road are still visible where it was cut from the solid granite. Many of the rock formations along the route are unique, allowing identification from historic photos of the original route, which is crisscrossed in some areas by the 4-wheel drive road. The 4-wheel drive road also crosses a spillway built by PG&E in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Rubicon Trail is now widely recognized as the premiere OHV route in the United States and has been called the “crown jewel of all off highway trails.” At one time, it was revered as the most difficult, rated 10 on a scale of one to 10, due to its narrow passages, rocky climbs, and occasional mud hole. Because of its difficulty, the trail is recommended for short wheelbase vehicles with all skid plates in place.

The Rubicon Trail attracts both street legal and “green sticker” off-road motor vehicles. As a result, users travel the trail on and in wide range of all-terrain vehicles, including dirt bikes and a variety of 4-wheel drive vehicles, from street-legal SUVs to vehicles built for the sole purpose of driving the trail. Because the trail lies adjacent to the Desolation Wilderness, the Rubicon Trail is also used as an access route by hikers, backpackers, and fishers.

The ceremonial Rubicon trailhead is in Georgetown, a small community nestled on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California’s Gold Country. The much of town’s economy is centered on servicing and supplying many Rubicon adventurers and their vehicles. The Rubicon Trail is normally run west to east (traveling east to west is referred to as “running backwards”). The western end of the Rubicon Trail has two trailheads. The true trailhead is located at the Wentworth Springs campground, while the more popular trailhead is at Loon Lake. These trails converge at Ellis Creek, approximately one mile from the start of each course.

The trail from the Wentworth Springs trailhead starts with an uphill climb. Once at the top, the trail levels out to a challenging drive to Ellis Creek. The trail from Loon Lake is more moderate. Beginning at the bottom of the spillway at the second dam, the trail passes through the Granite Bowl. It skirts Loon Lake on its way to Ellis Creek, where it joins with the Wentworth Springs section. From Ellis Creek, the trail winds through the trees on its way to Walker Hill.

Walker Hill is a challenging, uphill area that offers drivers a number of difficulties. This area contains three sections, each with its own challenge. First comes the lower, rock-strewn section, which makes a sharp turn to the right. Second is 100 feet (30 meters) of extreme trail that makes a turn to the left. Finally, you reach the third, upper section, referred to by some as the “sandstone section,” which is difficult terrain over decomposing rock. At the top of Walker Hill is a wide spot in the trail in a small grove of heavy timber. From here, the trail continues on toward the Little Sluice.

The Little Sluice is challenging and considered by many as the most difficult part of the Rubicon Trail. Though only about 100 feet (30 meters) long, it is heavily boulder-infested. In recent years degradation of the Little Sluice has been caused by OHV users who have winched large rocks off of the north cliff wall and into the Trail to artificially increase the difficulty of the Trail to create a rock crawling play area. Vehicles attempting to traverse the Little Sluice can experience damage to their oil pans, transmissions, and gearboxes, which then leak petroleum products onto the rocks and into downstream sediments.

Once through the Little Sluice, most drivers take a rest near Spider Lake (Spider Lake is closed to OHV access), a high mountain lake just above a low hill on the south side of the trail. From the Little Sluice and Spider Lake, the trail continues for approximately a mile to a granite shelf overlooking the Rubicon Valley and Buck Island Reservoir. At this point, the trail forks to the Granite Slab on the left and the Old Sluice on the right.

The Granite Slab route is more scenic and less time-consuming. It makes its way to the right and down the granite face of the mountainside, rejoining the Old Sluice fork approximately half a mile before the Buck Island Reservoir.

The Old Sluice route is more difficult, following a section of the historic Rubicon Trail that is often bypassed due to its difficulty. The route is fairly level along the mountainside, first reaching the short Chappie Rock drop-off. From here, the trail continues on its level path until reaching another small overlook. From this overlook, the trail begins a gentle, then steep, descent into the Old Sluice.

The Granite Slab and Old Sluice routes rejoin just past the bottom of the Old Sluice. From here, the trail crosses over the dam at Buck Island Reservoir. The trail then skirts the eastern edge of the reservoir and bears left, up, and over a low mountain pass before heading down to the Big Sluice.

The Big Sluice is another challenging section of the Rubicon Trail. Though misnamed (the Big Sluice traverses the side of the mountain rather than being walled on each side), this long downhill section offers rock after rock to crawl over.

After the Big Sluice, the trail crosses a bridge over the Rubicon River and heads down the Rubicon Valley. It passes through Rubicon Springs, continues on past the El Dorado County boundary line, and enters Placer County, the eastern terminus of the proposed study area for the Rubicon Trail Master Plan.”

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Tim Chandler

Hi everyone! We have another great Featured Jeeper – Tim Chandler!!!

Moab UT Easter 2009

XtremeTerrain: Tell us a little about yourself Tim.
Tim: U.S. Army Retired (20 yrs), 47 years old, married to my lovely wife Paula (for 24 yrs!!!!), two daughters 18 &21, Logistics Manager for the Department of Defense on Hill Air Force Base, UT.

Nephi Wheeling

XtremeTerrain: What type of Jeep do you run?
Tim: 2007 Wrangler JK X (2 door/ soft top)

Idaho

XtremeTerrain: Favorite spot to off road?
Tim: MOAB!

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: Favorite off roading quote?
Tim: Johnny just broke… again! (my brother in-law)

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: If you could have any modifications done, what would they be?
Tim: Dana 60’s front & rear, 37 inch tires.

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: What was your best/worse modification if any?
Tim: Best: ARB lockers, Worst: Siping my tires

Saint George UT

XtremeTerrain: Do you belong to any off roading organization, if so which one(s)?
Tim: Horn 4X4 club & Wasatch Outlaw Wheelers, both from Ogden, UT.

XtremeTerrain: How old were you when you first started off roading?
Tim: Around 19 years old.

Little Moab

XtremeTerrain: Why you love Jeep Off Roading?
Tim: Seeing all the beauty this country has to offer & taking yourself & your vehicle to the limit.

 

XtremeTerrain: Any off roading story or incident you would like to share.
Tim: I wheel as much as I can & I’m concerned that we are losing more & more of our trails every year! If you wheel & are not part of the fight to keep our public lands open, you need to get involved!

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13th Catskill Mountains

You can go to New York City to go shopping, people watching, or to stay up late soaking in the nightlife, or just 100 miles north of New York City you can drop by to enjoy 2 full days of the Catskill Mountains Jeep Jamboree in Monticello New York September 23-25th 2010.  Although this Jamboree is sold out, it doesn’t mean you still can’t go and enjoy the fun!

Here is more information about the 13th Catskill Mountain Jamboree straight from the Jeep Jamboree official website:

13th Catskill Mountains
Where: Monticello, New York
When: Sep 23-Sep 25

“Just 100 miles north of New York City, the Catskill Mountains play host to some of the best off-roading and good times in the Northeast. A wide variety of trails for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts await participants. Endless mud, hill climbs, river crossings, and mountains of rocks are just some of what participants might encounter on any of our 12 different trails. The good times continue nightly at Jamboree headquarters, “Mr. Willys,” where Jeep® vehicle owners can test their skills on our 101 course or share stories around the bonfire. Good times and great trails are what keep Jeep vehicle owners coming back year after year.
Tow hooks mandatory.”

Trip Sold Out

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