Then and Now on the Palomar Divide Trail

Then and Now on the Palomar Divide Trail

When my husband bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon nearly seven years ago little did we know it would be a harbinger of change for our family that would teach us some important life lessons.     
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Easy One-Pot Bacon Mac & Cheese

Easy One-Pot Bacon Mac & Cheese

Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? This creamy, cheesy, soul-soothing concoction is made even better by adding bacon!
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Experiencing Easter Jeep Safari 2022

Experiencing Easter Jeep Safari 2022

What Is Easter Jeep Safari All About? The Safari is an annual, nine-day event that takes place in Moab, Utah, a Mecca for off-road adventures, where enthusiasts come with their four-wheel drive vehicles to tackles the dozens of trails in the area. 
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Revisiting the Scenic Oriflamme Canyon Trail

Revisiting the Scenic Oriflamme Canyon Trail

Among the many off-road trails scattered about Southern California, there are a few that are worth coming back to again and again. Two of the trails encircling the Chariot Mountains in Southern California, the Oriflamme Canyon and Rodriguez Spur Truck Trails, are among them.

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Setting up the Perfect Camp Kitchen

Setting up the Perfect Camp Kitchen

Whether you’re cooking up breakfast in flower-filled meadow, having lunch on the side of mountain, or serving dinner beneath a glittering desert sky, food just tastes better outside. In fact, I think enjoying a great meal...
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Taking Care of Business on the Trail

Taking Care of Business on the Trail

Humans have been relieving themselves in the wild since the dawn of time, so what’s the big deal about pooping and peeing au naturale when you’re in the backcountry?    
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Searching for Gold and Snow in Southern California

Searching for Gold and Snow in Southern California

When most people think about Southern California, the first thing that usually comes to mind is either Hollywood, movie stars, amusement parks....
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Unexpected Adventure Exploring Anza-Borrego with an Epic Family

Unexpected Adventure Exploring Anza-Borrego with an Epic Family

Last December, I spent three days overlanding with friends and family in Anza-Borrego State and it turned out to be an unexpected adventure. 
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Canyons and Community: E3 Overland Adventure to the Grand Canyon

Canyons and Community: E3 Overland Adventure to the Grand Canyon

One of the things my husband Brad has always liked most about overlanding is the community. He loves the people he’s come to know over the years, whether they’ve shared in his adventures or helped him out along the way.    
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Exploring Black Mountain Trail in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains

Exploring Black Mountain Trail in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains

Black Mountain Trail is an easy 12.5 mile “up and back” trail that reaches an elevation of about 7,700 feet.
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What Is Overland Expo All About?

What Is Overland Expo All About?

That’s the question I asked my husband, who has been to several of these events, after I decided to go with him to not one but to all three events this year—
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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and into Adventure

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and into Adventure

When my dad first mentioned his plan to visit all 50 states, my ears perked up. I got excited about the idea of tagging along to some of the places I had never been to. 
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Buying a Used Jeep Wrangler JK

Buying a Used Jeep Wrangler JK

Are you considering buying a Jeep Wrangler JK ? Well buying a used one can be a budget friendly option, but there are some things that you need to watch out for, and I’ll discuss what those things are in the course of this article.
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Anza Borrego Adventures

Anza Borrego Adventures

Galleta Meadows and the Giant Sloths After about a two and a half drive through surprisingly snowy terrain and endless fields of grazing cows, me and my dad finally arrived at Anza Borrego State Park for our first stop of the adventure –
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Jeep Wrangler JL Rhino Rack Backbone Roof Rack (w/ Platform) Review

Jeep Wrangler JL Rhino Rack Backbone Roof Rack (w/ Platform) Review

Whether you are camping, hiking, overlanding, or anything in between, this roof rack provides you with extra carrying capacity and it's extremely useful if you are planning on mounting a roof top tent.
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Is the Goose Gear Platform & Storage System Right for You?

Is the Goose Gear Platform & Storage System Right for You?

While there are many eye-catching products out there that may be calling your name, the first thing you should do before spending your hard-earned cash is ask yourself, “Is this the right product for me?”
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The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – Install & Measurements

The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – Install & Measurements

Recently, I was able to spend some time with the crew at Dixie 4-Wheel Drive in Moab, Utah, where we had a very unique opportunity—take six, bone-stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicons, six different manufacturer's lift kits, a
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The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – On & Off-Road Test

The Ultimate Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Comparison – On & Off-Road Test

On the previous blog post , I shared how I was lucky enough to spend time with the crew at Dixie 4-Wheel Drive in Moab, Utah, take six bone-stock Jeep Wranglers and install six different lift kits so we could see how they performed and share the results with you.
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Is the Lifesaver Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier Worth $299?

Is the Lifesaver Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier Worth $299?

Having plenty of clean water on the trail with you is absolutely essential, and for the past few months, I have been using the  LIFESAVER Jerrycan 20000UF Water Purifier.
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The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

My adventure into the Sierra Nevadas last July was, hands down, the best off-roading journey I have had in my life. I thought I knew what I was getting into after watching my dad’s video of his last trip here just a few months before but I was
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Dirt Roads, Good Music, Camp Cooking, and Starry Skies Are Food for the Soul

Dirt Roads, Good Music, Camp Cooking, and Starry Skies Are Food for the Soul

There’s something to be said for driving down a dirt road, surrounded by trees and blue skies, while belting out your favorite songs at
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Where Will You Catch Your Next Dream on the Trail?

Where Will You Catch Your Next Dream on the Trail?

At the end of a long, fun day on the trail there is no better feeling than climbing into my rooftop tent and going to sleep. It’s a rewarding because, once you get in bed, a feeling of satisfaction stretches through my mind because I have
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Becoming an

Becoming an "Overlander"

It might be a surprise to some that a love for everything lifted, muddy, and smelling like gasoline doesn’t exactly run in every member of the TrailRecon family.  For the longest time, I never
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Experiencing Overland Expo West

Experiencing Overland Expo West

Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, is my absolute favorite event of the year. What I love most is that it’s not just an event, it’s an experience. You don’t just goto Overland Expo West—you engage with it. From the
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Channel Your Inner Astronaut: Off-roading in Valley of the Moons

Channel Your Inner Astronaut: Off-roading in Valley of the Moons

 This trail has it all! Rock crawling. Spectacular scenery. An abandoned mine to explore.
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