are the folks that contribute here and what do they drive?
get this going. Please send me a note about you and cool pictures from
you and your truck. The first ones to reply stay on the top...
Some call me WolfSoul, others call me Wolfie. On the
2-meter you can call me WF7SOL.
I am an
Arizona native, and currently live in Tucson, Arizona. I'm employed as a
hydrologist for Pima County in the Flood Control District. I enjoy doing
just about anything outdoors: hiking, white-water rafting, biking,
birdwatching, 4-wheeling, rockhounding, caving (is that considered
"outdoors"?? :-) ) soccer, you name it. I love exploring
Arizona and the greater Southwest. Actually, I love exploring any place
almost. I have traveled a fair amount around the world and enjoy
experiencing other cultures and other places. Everywhere, all the
Chris Marzonie (a.k.a. "Baja" or
"BajaTaco") lives with his wife Sharon (www.cyanrift.com) in
Prescott, Arizona, USA.
Interests include hiking, backpacking, canoeing, 4wd expeditions and
adventures, travel, photography, wildlife, maps and history (particularly
Vehicle is a '98 Toyota Tacoma customized for expedition style travel.
Visit www.bajataco.com for details and trip galleries.
Jack Silberman (JackSilb) is your very own
4wdtrips.net site creator.
the folks that you will see in this site for about 5 years. They shown me
how to pay attention and respect Nature, drive on the backcountry safely,
and also how to spend $$s on my Toyota 4Runner.
wheeling is an unwind time for my family and me. I believe that my family
and I understand and respect Mother Nature much more after we started our
sorry for the people that think that 4 wheelers are all destroying the
environment. I believe that like me, most 4 wheelers Tread Lightly. We
want to come back again an again. We want our kids to come back, and to
their kids to come back too.
believe that people that use their SUVs for what they were built for have
a much better understanding and respect for the environment than people
that never spent a night in a desert or other locations that an SUV can
safely take you.
care, enjoy life, do good work, be respectful of Mother Nature.
Kyle can usually be found buried in his books trying
to finish his Management and Industrial Design degrees or more likely
hanging out with his friends trying to avoid the inevitable studying.
Fourwheeling, camping, rollerblading, racquetball and tennis are also
good diversionary tactics, as well as working on the FABLD 8 (1984 Jeep
Scrambler) or the Z (1998 Chevrolet S10 ZR2).
lived in Phoenix, AZ for the last 5 years, after growing up in the
Midwest. The wheeling opportunities and chances for adventure are far
more abundant in Arizona than they ever were in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and delve further into the
marveled Arizona history is taken. The occasional chance to rock crawl
and experience some of the most difficult trails in the country in the
FABLD 8 is something that is also enjoyed.
you're interested in learning more about Arizona wheeling, the FABLD 8 or
Kyle in general, surf on over to http://members.cox.net/sweet4x4.
Harry Lewellyn, AKA the Silver
Coyote, has roamed the unpaved terrain since age 13, when he helped his
father with their desert homestead near Victorville.
produced the California OHV Guidebook for the California Department of
Parks and Recreation, publishes the Ecological 4-Wheeling Adventures
newsletter and writes for the 4WD magazines. He has been featured in many
magazines and newspapers, has appeared on radio and TV, teaches at 30
Southern California colleges and trains law enforcement, and search and
rescue personnel about safe and proper use of 4WD vehicles.
come full circle from professional motorcycle and off-road racer to the
new breed of "clean and easy" unpaved traveler. He leads 4WD
tours throughout the southwestern U.S., Baja and the uncharted depths of
Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon), Mexico.
welcomes an opportunity to be a guest speaker at your club, company,
service organization, or do special 4WD trainings. See http://www.eco4wd.com
Yukon Bob is the name and being a Journey Junkie is
the game. I believe that the journey is much more important than the
destination. Having a destination, only gives us an excuse to make the
journey. When I no longer have the desire to make the journey, Ill know
the end is near. That is as philosophical as I can get.
travel on roads both dirt and paved. A good road for me is one that not
many people know about or use. It is a better road when some knowledge of
the plants, animals, geology or local culture is thrown into the mix. It
becomes a great road when you add some history. There is nothing like a
journey down a great road.
main areas of interest these days are prehistoric Indian cultures, Spanish
exploration of the Southwest and Mexico, and all things volcanic. There
are enough destinations in there to keep me busy for a very long time.
They range from the wild to the mild. Its difficult to travel the western
United States or in Mexico without having something close.
I use my
Yukon as a tool to make these journeys. It is my base of operations and
my life support system. It carries the tools necessary to make every
journey a great journey and get us back home. It allows me to pursue my
Spirit of Adventure. It allows me to see and feel what I study.
fortunate to have a soul mate on my journeys. Peggy enjoys the trips
almost as much as I do. (I say almost because its impossible for me to
believe anyone could enjoy them as much as I do.) Shes actively involved
in the planning and research. While driving down the freeway, shes the
one that suggest, Lets see where that road goes? Shes been the driving
force behind many a great journey. Shes a wonderful person and everything
that Im not. I find that sometimes people will put up with my stuff
because shes along.
picture is of Peggy and me at Cueva De La Olla, Chihuahua, Mexico. I
think it pretty well says who we are and what we enjoy. Its a great
My husband Roger and I work with Harry of Ecological
4-wheeling Adventures. We lead trips primarily to ghost towns and
mining camps, with the emphasis on the history, geology,
flora and fauna, etc., of the places we go.
and I are Friends of Jawbone, and Friends of Cerro Gordo. I am the
official ghost town gossipist of Cerro Gordo, and have written a book
"Skinny The Ghost Bag Kitty of Cerro Gordo", that sells in the
museum/general store up at the ghost town, and sells at Jawbone Station,
with all proceeds going to the restorations of the town.
I can't be out on a dirt road exploring a ghost town or mining camp, I'm
here at my computer writing, researching and talking to others about the
places I love. I've dedicated my life to preserving the back
country's rich history & environment for future generations to
enjoy. I hope that my passion and enthusiasm encourages others to
do the same.
Growing up in Germany and watching reports about the
Paris-Dakar Rally or the Camel Trophy I always wanted to do some 4x4
myself. Central Europe is too developed however and there are not many
opportunities for 4Wheeling. That situation changed for me when I moved
to New Mexico. All of a sudden there were many places to explore off the road.
It didn't take long and we got a 4x4 and started exploring the Southwest
of the US. Now living in So Cal we enjoy the deserts here.
traveling locally in the US we like to visit places around the world traveling
just with a backpack. If there was only more time...and money...
things I enjoy: anything related to the geo-sciences, hiking, mountain
biking, maps, playing Go
While Brian is my name, I am generally called
"goodtimes". If you want to know why, youll have to come along
on one of the trips to find out.
most things that are outdoors, and away from civilization. The more
remote the location, the better! I was raised in mountains of Colorado,
so I am not new to spending time with mother nature. I have spent most of
the last 20 years involved in some sort of out-door recreation. My first
backpacking trip was in 1984, my first off road 4x4 trip in 1989. My
outdoor interests and experiences range from mild to wild. Some of the
more memorable trips include backpacking along the Continental Divide
Trail, exploring south-eastern Utah in my 4x4 and on foot, and horseback
riding in Australia.
you do, doing it outdoors is better.
remember, we only have one world to live in, help us take care of it.
We are Steve and Edie Hollen. Our first real date and
adventure was vertical caving in the rainforests of Mexico. Edie passed
the test and we've been looking for adventures together ever since.
Steve's first trip off-road to Baja was in 1965, but introducing Edie to
Baja was another story. She had always heard the "horror"
stories about Mexico, but we took a few of Harry Lewellyn's courses and
trips and she's been hooked ever since. We love exploring Baja, our
desert, mountains, caving, and sailing our boat the
"Andalucia". We've explored most of Baja and mainland Mexico
with our Grand Cherokee much to the dismay of many dealerships. We have
made many friends along the way but always love meeting and exploring
with new people. This is a picture of our Jeep going through the squeeze
in Anza Borrego Desert. This is the kind of thing we enjoy and will do on
a moment's notice or a weekend jaunt.
soon be ready to start a new adventure afloat, a dream that we've had for
many years. We want to spend the next few years exploring Baja by sea
instead of land, then on through the Panama Canal, and eventually
cruising the many canals of France and the Mediterranean.
4RunnerDave is the name people say I should use
because that is the name everyone knows me by anyway. But on all my bills
it says Dave Legters.
analyzing the things that I like to do it appears that most all of them
involve outside activities, and usually riding on, or in, something. So
if it has wheels, or floats, I'm into it. Ok, I do like hiking too even
though that is under my own power. Contrary to the way it looks so far, I
do like exercise.
vehicles of choice are Toyotas, preferably white ones. I currently have
five. The one I use the most is a 1999 Tacoma. It is a great truck. I
also have a 1985 4Runner that I use for the tougher stuff since it has a
few upgrades, and I am working on a 1988 Pickup. I am not sure where I am
going with it, but I am working on it. My very first 4wheel drive, which
I just sold last year, was a 1987 Toyota Pickup truck. I put a quarter of
a million miles on it, and probably half of that was on dirt.
business is real estate management in the Pomona Valley. I have lived in
this area all my life except for the time spent at the University of
Denver in Colorado. That is a great state and I like doing 4wheel drive
trails there as much as possible. I try to attend each year the "All
4 Fun" event put on by the Mile Hi Jeep Club. Each year is a
different location somewhere in Colorado. They have made it possible for
me to do lots of great Colorado Trails.
believe strongly in supporting the groups that help make our 4wheel-drive
hobby possible and keep the trails open! Therefore I am a member of the
California Association of 4Wheel Drive clubs, the American Motorcyclist
Association - and the local District 37, the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle
Coalition, and the California Off Road Vehicle Association. I donate as
much as I can - as often as I can. If we don't stay active and involved
we can't cry when there are no more places to go.
My name is Chuck
and I've been into the outdoors all my life. I currently live in
northern New Mexico and work as a wildlife biologist. I went into
this field because working in an office just wasn't for me. My
office is outside!! I bought a GMC Sonoma ZR2 new in 2001 and got
involved with online clubs soon after. I started surfing truck
sites in order to get technical help on modifications and repairs and
then started attending a few of the organized trips. When I take my
truck to the back country, I take the tread lightly principles
seriously. If you cannot follow them, then you won't wheel with
me! Besides, they are easy to follow. I joined this site
because the people here have a real adventure spirit and don't trash the
land in their travels.
I love exploring remote areas in the southwest. My other interests
involve traveling, camping, hiking, backpacking, bird watching, wildlife
photography, herpetology, as well as discussing politics and
environmental issues. I hope to travel in central and south America
See you on the trail.
Hi! I am Scott Brady, owner of Expeditions West. LLC (www.expeditionswest.com).
Personally, I have been an OHV Trainer for the Arizona State OHV program,
Land Rover North America and Tread Lightly. I am a Master Tread Trainer
for Tread Lightly. Expeditions West is my business, which focuses on
Vehicle Dependent Expedition travel and earns its revenue from Magazine
article contributions, testing of sponsor equipment and the use of our
Photography in Magazines, catalogs and websites. Expeditionswest.com
receives over million hits per month, and features many of the adventures
discussed on 4wdtrips.net! Our adventures have included Baja California,
the Sierra Madre of Mexico, and throughout the US.
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