DESTINATION | Inside DuneFest

Behind the Scenes at Oregon’s DuneFest Words and Photos: Betsy Fessler One of the ways cities attract tourism is by organizing special events.  New Orleans is synonymous with Mardi Gras.  The motorcycle rally in Sturgis South Dakota is another good example.  Often an event is centered on a particular characteristic that is unique to the…

DESTINATION | Big CRIT, Little Worries

Colorado River Indian Tribe Reservation Words and Photos: Betsy Fessler Parker, Arizona is known as home to the grueling Parker 425 off-road race. Less well-known is that Parker is also home to the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT) and much of the town of Parker is within the reservation’s boundaries. Consisting of four different tribes,…

DESTINATION | Big Bear’s Adventure Portal

Taking Jolene Van Vugt’s ADV-Equipped RZR to the Outpost Lodge Words and Photos: Jason Stilgebouer Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, California near Big Bear Lake, a small town called Fawnskin is home to the Outpost Cabins – a historic property which has become a hub for adventure-seekers. And this summer, we had the opportunity…

DESTINATION | CORVA Northern Jamboree

Costumes, Fun and Games at Frank Raines OHV Park Words and Photos: Betsy Fessler Halloween is the official kick-off for our riding season. Forget jack-o-lanterns—the end of October has evolved into a large celebration in the off-road community. Every year, ever-increasing crowds gather at places like Dumont Dunes, Glamis, and San Mountain to celebrate. People…

Destination | Gold Point, Nevada

The Ghost Town With Genuine Hospitality Story and Photos by Betsy Fessler Gold Point is a living ghost town literally located in the middle of nowhere. All kidding aside, Gold Point lies roughly between Goldfield and Beatty, Nevada. State Route 774 comes to a dead end right into it. Gold Point’s history dates back as…

Destination | Dove Springs, California

How one trip to a familiar destination changed my views of Dove Springs Story & Photos Provided By: Betsy Fessler We received an impromptu invitation from friends to meet and ride at Dove Springs. Truthfully, I felt lukewarm about going. We have visited that area many times before and are familiar with the trails, so…