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Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
Snuggled up against the far western border of Maine and New Hampshire, the mountain town could easily be overlooked by the average person. Our Jeep® Jamboree friends know how special this place is and that’s why they’ve hosted more than 20 events there. From September 29th through October 1st, Jeep Jamboree will be making another trip to the White Mountains of Maine. There’s no better time to visit the area than at the height of the fall foliage turning. Described as “Maine’s Most Beautiful Mountain Village,” Bethel has a long history of hospitality, and there’s sure to be something to do even when you’re not busy off-roading in your Jeep 4×4. The Jamboree itself is a real treat, with a seemingly endless number of mountain trails and picturesque back-country roads that will provide a challenging and beautiful experience. [...]
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
In a previous blog, we talked about the most popular modification to your Jeep® brand vehicle – tires and wheels. The second most popular modification is probably a change to your vehicle’s bumper. While the standard equipment bumpers on the all-new 2011 Jeep models are sufficient for most everyone’s off-roading needs, some Jeep 4×4 enthusiasts have a practical need for a specialized bumper – or maybe they just want a different look for their Jeep brand vehicle. Regardless of the reason, aftermarket bumpers from Mopar® can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, and can be installed on almost every Jeep Wrangler. [...]
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
Renato and Jack Costanzo, the Brazilian father and son duo, are still on the move. They’ve spent some time doing motocross, then helped raise funds for “Leap for Lupus,” a foundation of skydivers dedicated to raising awareness of Lupus in the state of Washington. During our last conversation with them, they were in Black Rock City, Nevada, and participating in “The Burning Man” festival, a unique gathering of people dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-awareness.
Where will they be next? You’ll have to stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated here on the Jeep® Blog. Can’t wait to see their latest exploits? Get the most up-to-date posts at: http://www.americas2011.com or follow them on Twitter at @Americas2011.
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
In previous blogs, we talked about all types of terrain and obstacles like snow, mud, water, and sand. Today, we’re going to give you some tips on what most people consider their favorite off-roading obstacle: rocks, and especially….rock crawling. Knowing how to get around, or sometimes over, rock obstacles is a valuable off-roading skill that, if done right, can really show what your Jeep® 4×4 can do. Rock crawling is similar to driving over rocks on the trail, but on a much larger scale. Although modifications to your vehicle can help with rock obstacles, it is usually the skill and ability of the driver that is the key to successfully running that part of the trail. [...]
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
We’re very excited to share information on one of our favorite off-roading states – Colorado! After taking our Jeep® Rubicon all over the United States, Colorado is definitely at the top of our favorite destination list. For those who have been there, the reason is clear: the unbelievable scenery and dramatic mountain views which are easily accessible from high mountain roads and off-highway trails. Thanks to the thousands of miles of old mining roads located on mostly public lands, avid off-roaders can wind their way through the many mountain ranges. These old roads are the perfect venue for a lifetime of Jeep 4×4 adventure in a spectacular setting.
In the southern part of the state, Colorado’s San Juan Mountains are the ultimate example of outstanding scenery and challenging off-highway roads. Located in the heart of the San Juan mountain range, the Alpine Loop Road is one of the best off-highway routes in Colorado. Although not technically difficult, this 65-mile loop crosses two 12,000-foot passes and is perfect for viewing the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Dramatic peaks, abundant wildlife, pristine wilderness, and historic landmarks are the reward for this all-day adventure. Along the loop there are many options for outdoor adventure. The loop road provides hiking access to the summit of many mountains, including four peaks over 14,000 feet high. There are also opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, camping, and wildlife viewing along the way. Check out www.alpineloop.com for more details and photos. [...]
Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by Alan and Jackie Ellis.
On September 15-17, 2011, Jeep® Jamboree USA will be in Colorado for the 24th Annual Ouray Jamboree. We’re very excited because this is one of our favorite Jamborees. Located in the center of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Ouray has been called the “Switzerland of America,” and for good reason. The mountains surrounding Ouray are absolutely spectacular and there’s no better way to view them than from your Jeep 4×4. [...]