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Reminder: May 20th is Topless Day
(Ft Myers Area Event)

Caloosa Jeepers at Lazy Springs Offroad Park

Day starts at Mission BBQ on US41 in South Fort Myers at 9:00 AM with registration and a breakfast buffet available for purchase. We continue on at 10:15 AM with a Jeep convoy to through town to Lazy Springs Off Road Park on SR82 where there will be a fun-filled afternoon of music, food, raffle prizes, and family-friendly off-road fun.

Entrance into Lazy Springs for the day is $40 per Jeep + its passengers, non-Jeep spectators only $10 per person. Come on out and enjoy this fun-filled day all to raise money for a good cause!

Preregistration this year costs $10, and includes an EXCLUSIVE Tshirt and swag bags.

Organized by:

Caloosa Jeepers

51st Annual Easter Jeep Safari Underway

Easter Jeep Safari is a nine day off road event hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers. Established in 1967 by the Moab chamber of commerce, leveraging exceptional trail assets and stunning natural beauty the event has grown to be one of biggest and the best known national riding event in the Jeeping community.

In coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the club, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, has expanded trails and provided local stewardship giving the venue strong off road relevance. The event attracts enthusiasts and manufactures a like with Jeep (FCA), now a fixture, annually show casing their concept vehicles at Moab.


Photos from 4 Wheeler Network, click photo above for full set of pics.

When:
April 8th to the 16th, 2017

Location:
Moab Utah 38°34′21″N 109°32′59″W
250 miles south of Salt Lake City (US 6)
350 miles west of Denver (I-70)
450 miles east of Las Vegas (I-70)


Event organized & hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers

For more information:
Moab Times – Independent
4 Wheeler Network
Red Rock 4-Wheelers

Jeep Releases Concepts for Easter Jeep Safari

Once again coinciding with Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep has turned its concept vehicles loose on the Red Rock 4-Wheeler event. In all, seven concepts took to the Moab trails demonstrating their off road capabilities and unique designs.

The chopped look says it all. Great look for a vehicle that’s at home with open wheels.


Hmmm, clear doors on a Sahara. Down here in South Florida can we get that with a portable pressure washer for the ever present mud? The flipped rear door hinges are a nice touch.

More at:
The Detroit News
MotorTrend

Keeping Tabs on Local Trails

With available Off Road trails disappearing every year, we at Jeep Off-Road Adventures feel it is important to make timely and valuable information on permitted trail riding available to the Jeeping community.


Jeeps from The South Florida Jeep Club and Caloosa Jeepers enjoying the trails at Bear Island Unit

And while these trails represent a place we can drive our Jeeps, this is also a place where we need to be responsible and show respect for the privileged access. After all these are valuable and cherished environments not to be spoiled.

So, to this end we have setup an index page to keep track of access and land management issues for Big Cypress Preserve and Bear Island Unit. Brief updates will be posted directly to the blog while detailed reports and useful reference material will be added and updated regularly to the index page.

Our hope is the information will make wheeling more enjoyable by making access and compliance to the trails easier to understand.

Chill’n @ Lucky Cole’s Outpost

Just a little ways down the east end of Loop Road, among the scattered bits of old Florida is Lucky Cole’s Outpost. Owned and operated by professional photographer “Lucky” Cole, it’s a respite from the restraints of overly civilized living. Often a destination for Harley riders, Lucky and his oasis played host to Jeeps form the Sugar Shakers Motors Club and the Greater Florida Jeep Trail Team. Ahhh… not a bad Father’s Day Weekend.

More photos at the Motive Image Album.


Get your art side up… in a Jeep


Looking for the arty-funky feel… yah it’s here… you can’t miss it


It may be super hot out but the beer’s cold, foods good and the roof sprinklers on to keep the incinerating sun from vaporizing us


Gun range? Yep – it’s a Florida thang


Soaking all the heat out before hitting the trails again.

Father’s Day Weekend Ride

Sometimes the biggest challenge in wheeling is not the terrain but just finding the time and a place close enough for everyone to get together and toss a little mud around. Happy to say this weekend was the right time and a point just off Alligator Alley was the right place.

A huge thanks to the Greater Florida Jeep Trails Team for having us in their company on this ride. Great choice in location, it had a pleasantly remote feel and was peppered with plenty of cool surprises.



More Photo’s at Motive Image Studios – Ride Album

Jeep Gone Country Weekend

Word of a new off-road course drew in hundreds of Jeeps to Gone Country Weekend at Redneck Yacht Club. Jeepers from all over South Florida decended on RYC in Punta Gorda to test rig and skill against the massive and daunting obstacles that until five weeks prior were a quiet corner of pasture land.

Two very strong course were developed, rated moderate and extreme turned out to be rated a bit shy of their real character. The moderate course while passable on 35″s offered some very serious challenges in climbs and crawls while the extreme course was just down right hellishly brutal.

Of course with entrance, the whole of RYC was available to play in. This included wooded trails and and of course all the mud you and your Jeep can endure. For anyone looking to stay over the weekend the park offers both field and wooded camp grounds (depending on whether you’re that rough it out or RV person).


For those looking for free wheeling and trails RYC opened the wooded back 40.