Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's Heeere! The Jeep Has Arrived

  It has been over three months since we pulled up stakes in Utah and moved out to sunny California. With the rush and the logistics of the move created a situation where our adventure vehicle of choice would have to remain behind. If you've been following the blog you will know that we did make it to Moab for the fiftieth Easter Jeep Safari in the little, gold brick and over the Fourth of July we were again reunited for a great trip up to Yellowstone National Park.     Yeah, we've had some great trips in our Jeep and we have really missed having at our disposal. California has some great places to explore and yes some of those places require four wheel drive. Well I can now say that as of last week the Jeep has found it's way to California and is itching for an adventure. We won't be waiting long for our first California adventure because we're just a month away from our Rubisemite trip. We'll be hitting Virginia City, NV to check it's rich history before locking in the hubs to tackle the legendary Rubicon trail. After that we'll swing by Bodie, on our way to Yosemite National Park. It should be a great trip but we have a few modifications to make before we leave.
  We have to fit four of us and our stuff into what is really a cramped space so we'll have to come up with a way to carry our cooking utensils, bedding and food. This Jeep is set up for Moab where a small cooler and a sack is good enough for a day of fun. This trip however will be a little different. We're working out whether or not to splurge on a new ARB fridge or just continue on with a cooler? Do we keep our tool bags or do we put in some drawers? Oh, so many decisions.
  Of course that isn't the only trip we plan to take. I continue to research the area and I've found a lot of areas worth exploring. I'm thinking a summer trip up to Big Bear is in our future. Later in the year I think an overland trip through the Mojave may be in order and as soon as I get back to Utah we're planning a trip to Ouray, Colorado. It's a place I've been wanting to go for a long time and I don't want to put it off any longer.
  Yes our Jeep is the perfect vessel to take our family into back country. We've had it in some of the most beautiful places on Earth and in some to the most difficult terrain the off-roading world has to offer. It isn't the first Jeep we've had (it's actually the fifth) and it probably won't be the last. I'm not trying to tell you that you're adventure vehicle of choice needs to be a Jeep but I am telling you that they are versatile, capable and a whole lot of fun.
  Stay tuned for our future adventures and don't forget to get out there and have one of your own, no matter what vehicle you use to get there. See you Friday!

Brandan
 

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