RESQ1 was our trail rig for the day on Metal Masher.

RESQ1 was our trail rig for the day on Metal Masher.

The Easter Jeep Safari is a pretty unique and very cool event. Although there are informal business meetings at the event in Moab, cards may get swapped over meals or drinks, and much of Jeep aftermarket displays its latest gear at a trade show at the end of the week, but the event is also very much based in a love of off-roading. So pretty much everyone in attendance spends some time on the trail, because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.


Renegades on the trails in Moab? Why not!?!

Billionaire Donald Trump once said the two most expensive words in the world are “why not?” In some way, shape or form, practically every off-roader can understand this concept. For some this relates to the truly expensive questions, like why not put 40-inch tires on my Wrangler, or why not put a HEMI conversion in my JK? Or there are simpler ones, like why not try to climb that ledge, or why not use the “bonus” line? Logic need not apply to many of these questions. In fact, they often aren’t questions so much as statements. “Why not” isn’t asking for a counterpoint; it’s making a statement. It says: This is going to happen, and let the cards fall where they may.


Moab, Utah – More than 50 volunteers turned out on Tuesday during the Easter Jeep Safari to help improve Moab’s popular Sevenmile Rim Trail and Wipe Out Hill.

BFGoodrich-Outstanding-Trails-New-4-1-15GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to three qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue their efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an open house for the Forest Service regarding the Lake Tahoe area.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host an open house to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on designated routes within the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Forest Supervisor’s office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150.

The open house provides an opportunity for the public to meet Forest Service OHV, engineering, trails and recreation staff and ask questions regarding the LTBMU Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreational (OHMVR) Grant application. Local OHV club members will be on hand to discuss membership and volunteer opportunities sponsored by the Forest Service.

Contact Adrian Escobedo at for reasonable accommodation access to the facility or proceedings.

For more information, contact Tim Merten at 530-543-2863 or

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note about the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail in Arizona. Read more below.

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is developing a proposal to create a single track motorized trail near Cornville, and is requesting public comments to further evaluate this proposal. Helpful comments include specific thoughts or concerns related to the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail.

As the Forest Service develops the proposed action, the comments received help focus the analysis on relevant issues related to the project.

National-Geographic-Logo-3-18-15National Geographic Maps, celebrating 100 years as one of the most trusted names in cartography, will make available hundreds of maps from its Trails Illustrated line through Avenza Systems Inc.’s popular, award-winning PDF Maps app. The addition of these maps, the most popular outdoor recreation maps in North America, augments the PDF Maps app digital map database by incorporating trail maps from a world-renowned source. It also increases National Geographic Maps’ reach within the mobile consumer market, giving more consumers than ever access to the Trails Illustrated line. Trail maps from many of America’s most popular national parks have already been uploaded to the app, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Zion and Great Smoky Mountains.

With many Ranger Districts throughout the country discontinuing visitor services, Avenza’s PDF Maps app provides an alternative for outdoor enthusiasts planning a trip in remote areas where Internet service is not always available to stream detailed map content. Using National Geographic’s line of detailed recreation maps, PDF Maps app users can purchase, download and save maps on GPS-enabled devices such as Android- and iOS-based phones and tablets. At their destination, park visitors can use the app to find and mark their location directly on the National Geographic map they’ve downloaded. They can take advantage of various interactive features, such as location tagging; dropping waypoints/pinpoints on points of interest; attaching images and notes; and tracking routes, distance and elevation — all while offline.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note on OHV use on Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.

The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to require permits to operate motor vehicles off roads, designated areas and routes where motor vehicles may be used off roads, create management zones that would further manage this activity, and establish camping, operational, and vehicle requirements. These changes would allow off-road vehicle use for recreation while reducing associated impacts to resources. Unless authorized by special regulation, operating a motor vehicle off roads within areas of the National Park System is prohibited.

Comments must be received by May 4, 2015.

You may submit comments, identified by the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AD86, by any of the following methods:

BRC’s Team Albright is headed east to dig into issues affecting motorized access face-to-face in the eastern half of the US.  The “cry for help” has been heard and BRC is pushing ahead with a plan; but we need your input.  In fact, we’d like your suggestions, travel ideas, tips on places to visit and offers for “meet and greets” where Del and Stacie can hear from you and your club directly.  Together we need to work towards a better future for you and your family to enjoy outdoor motorsports.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –– Maine off-road motorcyclists and dual sport riders now have clear-cut guidelines for using the state’s designated all-terrain-vehicle trails and private dirt roads, thanks to the efforts of the American Motorcyclist Association and the AMA-chartered Maine Dual Sport & Dirt Bike Association.

Maine’s ATV trails encompass the roughly 6,500 miles of trails that have been mapped, designated and supported by the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. Private dirt roads are owned by individuals or by industrial forest or agricultural companies. The roads provide access for their owners and, often, recreational use for others.