It was supposed to be easy. It turned out much more like the proverbial monkey and the football. Let’s set the scene: Trasborg is taking a road trip from Southern California up to Wyoming and back. Along the way he is going to stop to go wheeling, get gas, and tear the Cherokee apart a few times. On the return leg, he knew roughly when he would be passing through Reno, Nevada, and knew that our freelancer Harry Wagner was loosely based in that area. So it should have been a fast email to get a bunch of Jeeps together to go wheeling. Except it wasn’t.
Trasborg has trouble staying on interstates and can often be found off-road as much as on-road on his “road” trips. Wagner was going to be out of town working his real job that weekend. So Trasborg then got a new contact named Denis Volkov, who always seems to be near the computer when Trasborg is driving across uncharted wilderness. Therefore, getting the three main characters in contact with each other was difficult and this run almost never happened. In the end, though, in spite of all the difficulties and changed dates, it happened. We got to wheel Bronco Canyon with a few really nice Jeeps, check out some mines, and see tons of wild horses.