Huzzah Conservation Area Hike

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Road Trip | One Comment
Huzzah Conservation Area Hike

My best friend (Matt) and I recently packed the Jeeps and went went glamping. This time of year we usually backpack, but this was a nice change of pace. For us, glamping involves camping with creature comforts that we wouldn’t otherwise have when backpacking. For instance, we grilled ribeye’s for dinner that evening. The Huzzah Conservation […]

Water Pump Warranty Work

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Maintenance, Wrenching | No Comments
Water Pump Warranty Work

At about 6,000 miles I started hearing the infamous chirp of a water pump. It was completely random and not reproducible, especially when at the Jeep dealership. I’ve mentioned it several times over the last 20,000 miles to my Jeep service tech. I know I’m not alone with this issue, you can read more here, […]

Cold Days

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Random, Weather | 3 Comments
Cold Days

The wind chill has been in the negative degrees for days. The roads are still snow covered and the Jeep is taking it like a champ.

Jeep Wrangler Cabin Air Filter

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Maintenance | No Comments
Jeep Wrangler Cabin Air Filter

We ordered our Jeep with an Automatic Climate Control System, which comes standard with Cabin Air Filters from the factory. However, any 2011+ Wrangler can have cabin air filters, even if it didn’t ship that way. I’m sure there are lots of Jeepers that will say that cabin air filters in a Wrangler are ridiculous. […]

Air Filter Swap

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Maintenance | No Comments
Air Filter Swap

It’s time for a little Jeep maintenance. I picked up a MicroGard® – Air Filter from my local O’Reilly Auto Parts. It’s a descent filter that I change often. There are two bolts that loosen with a 10mm socket. This provides enough room to work the air box lid free. Four clamps secure the lid […]

Richland Creek Backpacking Trip

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Road Trip, Weather | One Comment
Richland Creek Backpacking Trip

On December 14th, 2013, my wife and I met several friends at the Richland Creek Wilderness Area to go backpacking. The 11,800-acre parcel of land in the Ozark Plateau in Arkansas is riddled with beauty just waiting to be explored. It boast a plethora of creeks, turquoise pools, terraced bluffs, and waterfalls within the Ozark […]

Jeep Wrangler Hill Start Assist

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Random | No Comments
Jeep Wrangler Hill Start Assist

I’ve found this feature kind of handy. It doesn’t seem to have much to do with the clutch, more with the brakes. When the Jeep is completely stopped on an incline the hill hold assist prevents the Jeep from rolling backwards. I’ve been driving a stick for a long time. I didn’t even know my […]

Reserved Jeep Parking

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Random, Weather | No Comments
Reserved Jeep Parking

This is a perfect example of reserved Jeep parking, all others will be stuck. More snow fun here. Creative parking makes driving to work a little more enjoyable.

Jeep Snow Day Shenanigans

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Random, Weather | No Comments
Jeep Snow Day Shenanigans

My Mom saw my journal entry, Mall Crawling in the Snow, the other day and was giving me grief. Her comment was, “couldn’t you just take pictures on a hill or climbing something?” It sucks to get called out by your mom. So, here it is, my snow redemption shots. As peers and co-workers left […]

Blue Icicle

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Random, Weather | One Comment
Blue Icicle

It didn’t get above 20 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. My Jeep sat for 7 hours outside. When I left my office I found a few dips on the snow and a rather large blue icicle under it. I think it’s a slow drip from the windshield wiper fluid overflow vent. It’s odd because the windshield washer […]