Canyonlands National Park 50th Anniversary

I spent the second weekend in September at Canyonlands National Park for the parks 50th anniversary. Having been visiting the canyon lands since the late 1960’s as a young boy I have a special affinity for the lands it encompasses. As a high school student in the 1970’s we would spend a week every fall camping at…

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100 Watt Solar Panel Upgrade

The auxiliary power system is a key part of our Toyota FJ Cruiser build. The system includes a National Luna Charge controller, a solar charge controller, and a second 50 amp hour battery. The original system was built with a 50 watt solar panel and we have found that this panel has not provide enough charge…

Highway to Swell

Cruise Moab always has lots to offer, and 2014 was no exception. With an early registration comes the opportunity to go on a pre-run. This year I was able to get into the San Rafael Swell pre-run that is hosted by Wasatch Cruisers each year. For some, this is the main event for the week. The…

Four-Wheeler’s Bible 2nd Eddition

ISBN: 978-0-7603-3530-7 Author: Jim Allen In preparation for my I4WDTA certification exam, a number of books were recommended. One of them, Four-Wheeler’s Bible by Jim Allen, is considered to be a comprehensive discussion on all things off road. I found the book to be very comprehensive, covering a very wide range of topics with good…