January 2010, Arches NP, UT

Archive for the ‘Ninety Six’ Category

SoCal Fest 2012, Saturday, Odessa Canyon

Monday, April 30th, 2012


SoCal Fest is officially kicked off and it’s time to start getting dirty.  For Saturday I was leading the moderate run up Odessa Canyon, typically this is a fairly easy trail with only a couple of tricky spots for open/open rigs or inexperienced drivers; today it was a bit more difficult than usual.

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Heading to SoCal Fest 2012 in Calico

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Time for SoCal Fest 2012. Due to issues with the USFS and the company that operates the campgrounds were were unable to have our event in Big Bear like we usually do. As an homage to the SoCal Chapter’s first official event SoCal Fest 2012 will be in Calico, just East of Barstow, CA. Calico is a great area that has something for everybody to do.

Unfortunately I was unable to take the big Jeep to the event so I’ve got the little black 1996 XJ with me. I’ll lead either an easy or moderate trail tomorrow, we’ll see how things work out. As event coordinator I’ll make sure everybody has a good time at the event.

All events must start somewhere, and when you leave your home in the South Bay of Los Angeles at 5:00 PM they generally start with traffic:



I’ll try to remember to update this at the end of the day tomorrow with some photos from the event.


NAXJA SoCal Fest 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

May brings NAXJA’s SoCal Fest 2011 event around in beautiful Big Bear, California.  As usual the event includes both some fun time and trail maintenance work.

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Mojave Road 2011

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Mojave Road, one hundred thirty-odd miles of dirt that bisects the Mojave National Preserve and offers a spectacular visit to the beauty of our desert and history.  This is a trail that we almost lost due to the Mojave Preserve and Wilderness areas.  I ran this trail again this past weekend with LOST Jeeps SoCal.

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Santiago Peak, a short drive.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I had a few hours to kill while some servers filled up tapes in Orange County so I decided to hit Santiago Peak, here are some  highlights:

Santiago Peak, click to enlarge.

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Jeniko Laptop Mount

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I installed a universal laptop mount today.

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Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Here is a post detailing the installation of the CB for the ninety six.

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Pulling the ’96 Out

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Just a couple of pointless videos here.  Me bringing the ’96 out of my work area and then pulling the red Jeep into it for storage.

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Replacing the Transmission

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Yanked the old transmission in favor of a “new” one.

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Cherokee European Spec Lighting

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Since Cherokees are so common I like to do little things to make my Jeeps look just a little bit different, for the ’96 I decided to equip it with European Spec lighting.

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