Deck The Jeeps

Happy Holidays

Hard to believe that it’s the Christmas season already. Where did the year go? (Considering what a year it’s been, everyone is glad to get this one behind us.) But despite the pandemic, we at Badlands intend to stay in the spirit. In fact, I hope everyone in the four-wheeling world is able to find some cheer in the times.

To help with that, I wrote this little ditty. OK, I cribbed from a hit holiday tune. But I hope you appreciate the effort.

With apologies to poet Thomas Oliphant and others who have contributed to “Deck The Halls” over the years, here is my offering.

(Cue the music.)

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Deck the Jeeps with parts galore
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Tires, lights and winches more
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Don we now a new front bumper
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Troll the ancient trails and railways
Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

Mount a roof rack and swing-out bumper
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Add the lockers for better traction
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Lift kits keep us ‘bove the boulders
Fa la la la la, la la la la

While we do the Rubicon Trail
Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

Compressors keep our tires happy
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Hear the new rock sliders grinding
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Heed the advice from the Trail Leader
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Despite the snow and rain a-coming
Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

Stake the tent and douse the fire
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Bag the litter and plug the tire
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Pack the Jeep and load the gear bags
Fa la la la la, la la la la

To the sunset we go a-cruisin’
Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaaaaa!

There you have it. An ode to four-wheeling that surely will be a hit around every 4WD campfire. (Well, mine, anyway.) But who knows? This could take off and become a cult classic. And you, a fellow four-wheeler, can proudly claim to be a part of the fun and excitement expressed in those hallowed words.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc.

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Did you miss the previous articles?

This is a list of all 2020 article for better or worse.


Some Upcoming Events (click on the link for details)

Camping in the Sweetwater Mountains

The 2021 schedule of clinics and adventures trips has been posted on the web site.

All dates are posted to our web site. You can register for any 2021 event now except, Death Valley, Easter Safari, Rubicon trip and a few others. We are taking reservations (try the online reservation or email) now for those events and will notify you after Jan 2, 2021 when the official registration opens up.

See the entire 2021 Schedule

https://www.4x4training.com/w/2021-schedule/

January 2021
January 09, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – LA area
January 10, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – LA area
January 09-10, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
January 23, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
January 24, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
January 23-24, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
January 30, 2021 Sand Dune Off-Road Driving – Oceano Dunes

February 2021
February 07, 2021 Super Bowl Club Run
February 20, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
February 21, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
February 20-21, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
February 27, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
February 28, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
February 27-28, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
February 27, 2021 Starting Rock Crawling

March 2021
March 06, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 07, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 06-07, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 12, 2021 Death Valley Adventure
March 20, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 21, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 20-21, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – LA Area
March 20, 2021 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
March 21, 2021 Day 2 Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
March 20-21, 2021 Two Day Package Getting Started Off-Road – SD Area
March 23, 2021 San Rafael Club Run
March 29, 2021 Easter Safari

 


San Rafael River

San Rafael Swell Off Road Guide Book & Companion Map $38.50

We have a few books and maps left. If we mail them by December 14th they might make it before Christmas.

If you want to order one: https://www.4x4training.com/w/product/san-rafael-swell-off-road-guide-book/

At almost 300 pages, “San Rafael Swell Off Road: A Trail Guide to 42 Destinations for Automobiles, 4WD Trucks & ATVs” is a guide to the in the San Rafael Swell area of Emery County. The desert area is ringed by small towns like Price, Green River and Castle Dale.

“Every chapter includes helpful advice for novice or experienced explorers of the area, such as, “Easy dirt road for high clearance automobile, although four-wheel drive is recommended to several sandy sections along the road. “according to Ed Helmick the author.

the San Rafael Swell area of south-central Utah. This is an area that provides approximately 2,000 square miles of fantastic scenery, fascinating history, and fun off-road adventures. The only paved roads in the San Rafael Swell are Interstate 70, which bisects the Swell in an east-west direction for 67 miles, and a spur of I-70 called the Moore Cutoff. The major difference between off-roading in the Moab area and the Swell area is fewer people, and the area is more remote in regard to the distances to small towns with services. Utah towns that ring the Swell are: Price, Green River, Hanksville, Cainsville, Emery, Castle Dale, Huntington, and Cleveland.
The companion map, the National Geographic San Rafael Swell (#712) comes as a package deal with your book order.

 


73 KI6FHA
I hope to see you on the trails!
Tom Severin, President Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc.
4-Wheel Drive School
310-613-5473
www.4x4training.com
Make it Fun. Keep it Safe.

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