Revolution Expedition Comprehensive Vehicle Review


When I bought my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon brand new in 2011 I never imagined it would be where it is today.  I mean, everyone wants to build their Jeep and do “things” to it, but I never imagined it would transform into the well-built, incredibly capable machine it is today.  So with that being said, I want to take some time and do a comprehensive review of the vehicle, mainly because there are items I haven’t written reviews for but would like to talk about and there are things I want to touch on again. So sit back, relax and enjoy the read…it is going to be a lengthy one.

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2015 Ghost Divide Expedition Recap Part 3

NMBR GDE 2015-1-2



The second day of the Ghost Divide greeted us with a chill in the air.  I believe it was somewhere in the range of about 18 degrees or so that morning.  With my lungs in a state of shock and condensation in the tent, I struggled to get out of my sleeping bag and get dressed….but…it wasn’t getting any warmer any time soon.  So I mustered enough energy Continue reading

Technical Difficulties

Well…I have tried about 3 times to get this thing to work, but in my transition to the (L)East coast I have found myself with crappy, and I mean HORRIBLE, internet. I will continue to gather my thoughts and post part 3 of the Ghost Divide Expedition here soon…I am sorry folks.  I never thought finding  a solid internet connection and posting something to the website would be so difficult – but…alas…it has been and is.  Hang in there….we will be right back.

On The Eve

Weather rolling in on the New Mexico high plains.  Sure am going to miss these opportunities.

Weather rolling in on the New Mexico high country. Sure am going to miss these opportunities.

On the eve of my departure from Colorado I sit here wrestling with so many emotions.  I don’t want to leave.  I can’t wait to get out of here.  I’m doing the right thing.  I’m screwing up my entire life.  This trip is going to be difficult.  It is going to be okay.  I have all of these emotions for reasons…reasons I have shared and for ones I haven’t.   Continue reading

2015 Ghost Divide Expedition Recap Part 2

NMBR GDE 2015-1-2


After the drivers meeting concluded, we jumped out on the highway for a few miles only to take a long, country road to the West.  With all of the vehicles in tow, we barreled down the country dirt road toward our first pull off where we aired our tires down.  We all aired down to anywhere between 30 psi and 12 psi…it was a diverse group to say the least.

Chicago Airing Down

Chicago Airing Down

After airing down, we hit the trail…the next time we would see pavement would be in a few days.  We slowly carved our way through the slot canyon…in and out of the river probably about a dozen times or so.

We slopped through the river and up the banks…slowly but surely.  If you could take a second and look out the window you would see huge cliff faces looking back at you and lush vegetation butted up against the water front.  It really was an experience I will cherish for a long while.

Cutting Through The Box

Cutting Through The Box

Nearing the end of the canyon we stop for a momentary potty break and to get some history on the area we were traversing.  As history would have it, we were upon the location where Geronimo had surrendered.  Our fearless leader, Jake, spoke for about 15-20 minutes about the area and its significance.  This was truly awesome…then I started to think…”In what school book or classroom are you going to be able to learn such history and actually feel like you were there?”.

Real Education-1

Real education – life!


After our history lesson re trekked onward toward the plains…our river crossings and traversions were now behind us…bring on the dust!

We criss-crossed the plains taking in the sights…it felt like we could see forever!  We peeled off to the side of the road some time later where potty breaks were had yet again.  We stretched our legs, checked our rigs, chatted one another up and enjoyed the vistas.  The nice young lady in a Land Rover Defender 90 strolled up to me and asked, “So…what is Revolution Expedition all about?”. So I layed it on her and told her how it is my personal project to overcome my fathers loss due to cancer and to spread the word about cancer awareness.  Little did I know, but one of her parents had passed away roughly the same time as my father had due to cancer.  I felt great to be able to share my story and be there for someone who had lost a loved one to cancer, but yet I felt a wave of sorrow wash over me because I know exactly how they feel and how they have felt.  It was a great connection to have in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.

We packed up again…we let the dust trail behind as we marched toward our campsite for the evening.  It was refreshing to sit back…relax…take in the New Mexico countryside as we passed by cows, farms and open fields.

Load Up

Load Up!

As the sun drew nearer the horizon, we rolled into our camp site for the evening.  Everyone busted out of the vehicles and began setting up their camp for the evening.  Some sites were simple, some far more complex (see below for those examples).

Jakes minimal setup.

Jake’s minimal setup.

One portion of a Ghost Dividers elaborate setup.

One portion of a Ghost Dividers elaborate setup.

That evening we all were still getting to know one another and everyone mingled and chatted.  We ate hearty, drank our preferred beverages and enjoyed the crisp, cool evening.  Around 9:30 or 10 that evening we all called it quits and headed to our respective abodes.

I crawled up in my roof top tent, hopped in my 0 degree bag and fell asleep to the sound of coyotes howling in the distance.  It was exactly how it was supposed to be…awesome!

Ghost Divide Camp 1

Ghost Divide Camp 1

Stay tuned for next weeks installation of the 2015 GDE I recap!  Until then…Drive On and make this life awesome!


Revolution Relocation

Greetings Revolution Expedition Family!  We hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend and are ready for the summer!  We here at Revolution Expedition have some exciting news….

We will be relocating to the East Coast of our great United States here soon.  We will be moving from Colorado to Maryland.  We would love to stay in Colorado and continue to explore and bring you refreshing stories, pictures, reviews and updates on how Terry is coping with his fathers loss….but as life would have it…we will be relocating.

But never fear, we will still be updating and recounting the Ghost Divide Expedition and hopefully providing a few more reviews here and there as we can.

If there are any East Coast followers of ours that would like to get together and explore or just get together and hang out, shoot us a note and we will see what we can do!

Until then…

Drive On!

Teton Reflection

Teton Reflection – One of my favorite shots from over the past couple of years!


2015 Ghost Divide Expedition Recap Part 1

NMBR GDE 2015-1-2


First and foremost, let’s get the sappy stuff out of the way…our guide, the owner and operator of New Mexico Back Roads (NMBR) is an absolute professional in every sense of the word.  He’s very knowledgeable, courteous and just a downright genuine guy.  The outfit he runs, NMBR, is clean and well-organized.  I would definitely recommend his services to anyone wishing to seek out an adventure in the South Western United States.

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