Off-Highway & 4-Wheeling Articles, Tips, Links & Guides
DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Gold, Ghosts & Glory Holes: The Ruth Mine (3/11/07)
Racetrack Playa & the Mysterious Sliding Stones (4/23/06)
Death Valley Trails to Chloride City (2/16/06)
Skidoo Ghost Town (5/6/02)
Leadfield Ghost Town (3/15/01)
Carrara Marble Quarry & Ghost Town (11/15/00)
Scenic Loop through the La Sal Mountains (9/9/07)
Nine Mile Canyon (12/17/06)
Off-Road & Inside the San Rafael Swell (3/4/06)
Power Tank -- Better than an Air Compressor (2/5/06)
How to Choose a Power Inverter (8/14/05)
If you like maps, GPS coordinates, a bit of history, and great description of trails, the Backcountry Adventures series by Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson are truly the ultimate guides to the backcountry in several western states for anyone with a sport utility vehicle...[more]
Harry "Silver Coyote" Lewellyn's handbook Shifting into 4WD is chock full of ideas, suggestions and safety tips that will enrich and entertain anyone who has ever yearned to leave the pavement and follow a dirt road...[more]
LINKS & RESOURCES
Off-Highway Trail Rating System: This is the best explanation we've seen for the rating system that guages the severity of 4x4 roads. "1" is the easiest, and California's Rubicon Trail is a "perfect 10." (5/7/06)
State-of-the-Art Unimog Motorhome: UniCat UXL 17HDCheck out the loft & seating area. The entire site has awesome photos of a full range of all-terrain vehicles
Cutting Edge Unimog Expedition Truck: Take a few minutes to wander around this site. Some of the navigation & electronic equipment was created just for this vehicle, a joint project of UniCat (Hambrücken, Germany) & Applied Minds (Glendale, California). Cost? "...more than a Hummer and less than a Boeing 777..."
Customized 1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee: Mike Daniels details some of the modifications to his off-road 4-WD exploring machine. The "Sin City Off Roaders" Web site provides mapping coordinates, photos and information for exploring back-country trails in Southern Nevada and Arizona.
Twenty-Three Skidoo and Tommyknockers, Too: Excellent site for off-road travel and exploration articles featuring historical sites like the 23 Skidoo Mine near Skidoo ghost town in Death Valley
Off-Roader's Dream: The Earthroamer XV-LT is the ultimate expedition vehicle, with all the comforts of home and fully equipped to go off-highway. Be sure to check out the latest creation from these dream merchants: A Rubicon Jeep that could be the ultimate summer RV. If you can believe it, somehow they have managed to squeeze a queen-sized bed, toilet and refrigerator into a jeep!. (4/29/07)
High Tech Camper: Internet access, 4-Wheeling, and family comfort in a Ford-F350.