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Jp Dirt ‘N Drive Rocks!

Posted in Features on May 13, 2016
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Photographers: Rick Péwé

Recreational four-wheeling is the cornerstone of our hobby, sport, and lifestyle. Sure, lots of us like scaling huge boulders or mashing through mucky mud, and we all do that now and then as well. But for the most part, just taking in an awesome trail ride through the woods or desert is what it’s all about, and the associated stucks, breakage, and general good times that go with it is what we all enjoy. That’s one reason we invented the Jp Dirt ’N Drive event: so we could go wheeling with our readers and enjoy the great outdoors.

The idea is to get around 100 Jeeps loaded with family and food and hit the trail and road. The event is called Dirt ’N Drive (DND) because spending the entire trip on either pavement or soil is not the objective. Instead, it’s a great trip on highways, byways, dirt trails, and even some challenging terrain. We just led 70 Jeeps from Las Vegas to Moab this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Jeep—who sponsored the trip—and the 50th Moab Easter Jeep Safari (#EJS2016). This inaugural DND event covered 800 miles in two days, which included about 300 miles of dirt with canyons, switchbacks, scenery, and sand dunes. Next year’s DND should even be bigger and better, and for more information on this year’s event, check out Stuart Bourdon’s recap of Part 1, here.

The question remains: Where should we go next year? This is now our signature yearly event since it was so successful, with sponsors Jeep, Bestop, Voodoo Rope, and Daystar all joining in on the fun. We want you to be a part of the planning committee, so give us ideas for the perfect Jp Dirt ’N Drive. We will listen to your suggestions and then select one of you with the best original idea and reward you with a free registration for the trip—a $100 value! Let us know your thoughts and welcome aboard! Rick Péwé

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