Experience the Legendary John Bull Jeep Badge of Honor Trail
Posted by Brad Kowitz on 6/5/2023 to Adventures
The John Bull Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest is considered one of the most difficult off-road trails in the Big Bear area and it's also a Jeep Badge of Honor trail. Featuring rocky terrain, steep inclines, and tight turns, this 4x4 trail makes for an epic adventure.
Excitement Ahead on the Pinyon Mountain Jeep Badge of Honor 4x4 Trail
The Pinyon Mountain Trail, a Jeep Badge of Honor trail in Southern California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is a challenging off-road trail with stunning desert views that loops through approximately 20 miles of the state park. This trail offers a mix of rocky terrain, steep declines, tight technical sections, serious obstacles, and sandy washes that will test the capabilities of off-road vehicles and their drivers.
Adventure Awaits on the Gold Mountain Jeep Badge of Honor Trail
The Gold Mountain Trail (3N69) is a scenic and challenging out and back trail that winds for about 7 miles through the hills and canyons of the San Bernardino National Forest, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable driving experience.
Brad Hits the Trail with the Head of Jeep North America
While we were in Moab for Easter Jeep Safari 2023, Brad had a chance to interview Jim Morrison, the head of Jeep North American while driving a trail in a 20th anniversary edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. Here what he has to say about the future of Jeep, being custodian of this American icon, and more!
How to Stay Warm and Cozy on Your Cold Weather Camping Adventures
There’s no doubt that overlanding and off-roading in cold weather presents unique challenges when it comes to staying warm and comfortable, which is why it’s crucial to be prepared. With the right gear and a bit of planning, there’s no reason you have to miss out on an epic winter camping trip or exhilarating off-road adventures just because it’s cold outside.
Overlanding Is a Great Way to Connect with Nature and Boost Your Health
Overlanding and off-roading are not only good for the soul, they're also good for our mental and physical health. From less stress and better sleep, to building wonderful friendships, there many aspects of overlanding that can have a positive impact on every aspect of your health and well-being.
TrailRecon's 5 Goals for 2023 Include New Adventures and Family Time
Every New Year since I started TrailRecon, I would always set some pretty lofty goals for the coming year’s adventures. But not this year. Maybe my motto for 2023 should be “less is more” because I’ve decided to pull back a little and not have a jam-packed calendar. I plan to give myself a little more time to relax and enjoy each journey. It’s my hope that by giving myself this space and freedom, things will unfold naturally.
9 Important Things You Need to Know Before Buying Aftermarket Off-Road Wheels
Buying a new set of aftermarket wheels for your off-road vehicle is one of the coolest things you can do to personalize the look of your rig, but you should factor in some very important specifications like the wheel's material, its weight, the size of the wheel and your tires, or you could impact your vehicle's performance on and off the road. So here are 9 important things you need to know before you buy those shiny new wheels.
From Navy Corpsman to TrailRecon YouTube Creator
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an Off-Road Trailer
Buying an off-road camper trailer for your travels is a big decision and there are lots of pros and cons to consider before shelling out your hard-earned cash for one. To help, we wanted to share our thoughts about all the advantages, disadvantages, and things to look for if you’re in the market for an off-road trailer for your overlanding adventures.
The TrailRecon 2022 Awesome Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for the perfect present this holiday season? From stocking stuffers to gifts that wow, we've put together our 2022 holiday gift guide of camping and off-road gear that is sure to have something for all the overlanders and on your list.
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Brownies for Camp
With the right tools and a little ingenuity, you can bake the perfect brownies while you're on your next camping trip. You'll be the most popular person around the campfire, because there is something magical about the smell of baking chocolate and the taste of warm, gooey brownies while relaxing at camp.
Panko Parmesan Chicken Bites
Chicken nuggets. Chicken tenders. Chicken bites. Call them what you will but these tasty morsels of breaded or battered boneless chicken are one of my favorite things to eat, and with a little bit of effort, you can make your own chicken nuggets, bites, tenders, or whatever you want to call them.
Top 10 Apps for Overlanding
Here's a list of the top 10 apps we always use on our off-road and overlanding that make our journeys easier and way more enjoyable.
Meal Planning for Your Next Overland Adventure
Message from Brad: Do You Have an Adventure Mindset?
3 Tips for Planning Your Overland Adventure
Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Muffins
15 Tips for Good Manners Off-Road
These 15 tips for good manners are practiced by seasoned off-roaders when enjoying a day on the trail. These guidelines help ensure we all have a great time off-roading and stay safe while doing it.
News from Brad: June 2022
Sloppy Joes for the Trail
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