Monthly Archives: April 2017

NPS: Cowbell Wild Fire Update
Apr-25th

Fire is now 75% contained & not expected to grow. Given continued drought conditions & remaining fuel, the preserve will continue to be at risk for wild fires this season. As such the likelihood of some closures to remain even after fires are out is possible
Updated Restrictions & Closures as of April 25th:

The following closures remain in place in Big Cypress National Preserve:

  • Pink Jeep, Bear Island and Gator Head Campgrounds
  • The road leading into the Sanctuary, except to residents
  • All trails between State Rd 29, L-28 Canal and north of I-75,
    including that section of the Florida Trail
  • All public lands west of the L-28 Canal, north of Alligator Alley and east of State Road 29

The following adjacent areas will remain open:

  • Private lands in the designated closure area shall remain open; residents should use caution.

Visit the Big Cypress Preserve Information Page for more including trail access and permitting process.

Morris 4×4 Center 25th Jeep Meet
Great Show & Huge Event!



The scene was Jeepers and Jeeps everywhere. The sea of purple shirts are members from the South Pointe Off-Road Club, just one of several enthusiast groups in attendance.

Turn out was just fantastic. You’d be hard pressed to see everything as the show spilled out packing four or five lots with Jeeps coming and going throughout the day.



Jeeps are cool because you can park them like THAT!

The album for Saturday’s event is being put together with a good number pictures already in it, but make sure to check back over the next day or two as the

Photos Album for the Morris 4×4 Center – 25th Annual Jeep Meet

will be updated with more photos.

Chao!
- Bella

Topless Weekend at Jeep Ranch
May 19th-21st

If Central Florida isn’t too much of a drive for you, the Jeep Ranch has opened the park for the whole Topless weekend (May 19th through the 21st).

The park is a 2000+ acre working cattle ranch in the heart of Central Florida. The trails are all natural with many peppered with challenges certain to build skill. The park caters exclusively to Jeeps making the TJR a treat to ride.


True to Central Florida, there is good bit of up and down.


Obstacle challenges if you desire.


Bring what you got, run what you have, just make sure it’s a Jeep.

Check out their facebook page, turn out is already looking strong.

Event Produced by:

The Jeep Ranch

Camp Topless Day (May 19th-21st)
Jonathan Dickerson State Park

Join the members of the Greater Florida Jeep Trail Team for a weekend of camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park



Photo from Florida State Park web page

Members of the club has been camping this park for years and would make for a great introduction to this beautiful natural getaway.

Per GFJTT:
For the past couple of years, many of us (GFJTT, TCJC, JJC members) have camped out here for the weekend of GO TOPLESS Day. Sites have FULL HOOKUPS (electric, water) and are nice and open. We relax, eat, drink, talk, sit aroung a campfire and then many caravan down to our respective Go Topless events. Last year the GoTopless picnics were combined, this year, as far as I can see, nothing definitive has been posted as of today 2/15.. Regardless, Come join us for some fun & relaxation! The “core” sites are 28 through 30, but there are multiple sites open in the park for that weekend at this time, many close to that area. Best way of registering for a site is through the state website… https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Jonathan-Dickinson Hope to see you all there! Tents, Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, RV’s!

If interested, join them on facebook to get details and coordinate.

Organized by:


Greater Florida Jeep Trail Team

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

Florida Issues State of Emergency
For 2017 Wildfires

Please use Extreme Caution if Wheeling the Everglades this time of Year

It doesn’t take much, an under performing exhaust system or maybe a power steering fluid boil over and a wild fire can be ignited. If you must be out there stay on trails where growth is minimal, avoid driving through dry material that can act as kindling, utilize a properly maintained vehicle and bring fire suppression equipment.


(Graphic from The Miami Herald ) – With La Niña in effect and a large amount of fuel from prior wet seasons now drying out, the Everglades and other preserves around Florida are at high risk for fires.

Think carefully before deciding to go out and act responsibly when wheeling this season. Consult park information pages for closures in this fast moving season.

Keep up with latest developments through The Hearld:
Gov Scott issues state of emergency as Florida wildfire season worsens
Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; gov. declares emergency
Wildfire season could be hot, damaging in Florida — thanks to La Niña

Jeep Meet up: Tilted Kilt (Boca)
Apr-12

Yah… a little short notice but more a reminder, tonight is Jeeps Gone Wild’s monthly/weekly meet up at the Tilted Kilt just off I-95 in Boca. This is one of one of the better attended meet & greets with tons of trick vehicles. If you live or work in northern Broward of Palm Beach County, this is a great excuse to get out and check out some Jeeping coolness.

7:00 to 11:00 PM

Tilted Kilt
3320 Airport Rd, Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Co-produced by:

Jeeps Gone Wild

NPS: Cowbell Wild Fire Update
2017-Apr-12

Updated Restrictions & Closures as of April 12th:

The following closures remain in place in Big Cypress National Preserve:

  • Pink Jeep, Bear Island and Gator Head Campgrounds
  • The road leading into the Sanctuary, except to residents
  • All trails between State Rd 29, L-28 Canal and north of I-75,
    including that section of the Florida Trail
  • All public lands west of the L-28 Canal, north of Alligator Alley and east of State Road 29

The following adjacent areas will remain open:

  • Private lands in the designated closure area shall remain open; residents should use caution.

Visit the Big Cypress Preserve Information Page for more including trail access and permitting process.