On the last trip to the Mojave Desert, we had the opportunity to explore a series of Lava Tubes which were created thousands of years ago. The inside of the tube was made up of “polished rock” formed into knife-like edges. The Mojave trail, called the “Mojave Road” takes approximately 4 days to complete and has many historical and geological sites along the route – certainly worth the time and effort to explore. This year we will be exploring the Anza-Borrego area in southern California . . . .
An "Old" Jeep
Had a great trip to SEMA this year and spent most of the time at the Off Road exhibition area. There was a large selection of roof-top tent manufactures and a huge selection of after-market accessories for Jeeps. American Expedition Vehicles, more commonly known as AEV, had a great display of their new bumpers and suspensions for the new Jeep JL as well as their RAM products.
It is hard to imagine how many Jeeps and Jeep conversions were on display, but this Jeep really caught my attention. It had an interesting history and would be very easy to work on! This was my favorite of all the Jeeps . . .
On a trip just east of Vail, CO near the site of Camp Hale - original home of the 10th Mountain Division, we set up camp near a large area of Aspen trees that had recently turned to their golden Fall color. It is always worth the time to make one last trip to the high altitude trails before the snow settles in.
HighTrail supported the 1st annual Overland Expo, East near Asheville, NC. The venue was the Taylor Ranch, a beautiful location that supports a range of events. Unlike the high country of the Rocky Mountains, our recovery and terrain management training was a bit more soggy. A full day of rain put us in the muck and mire for sure. Imagine the clean-up after purposely putting your vehicle in this obstacle. Got to love it!
In preparing for a meeting with the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, HTE pre-ran some of the trails in the Colorado Springs area near the famous Broadmoor Hotel. HTE is looking to provide experimental training events to the Center to augment the variety of leadership programs they provide to their clients.
The Honor Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help US Special Operations Forces transitioning to the civilian job market.
We had the opportunity on a recent trip to San Diego to meet Joe Musselman, the founder of The Honor Foundation and learn about its mission to help US Special Operations Forces transitioning to the civilisn job market. The Foundation has a variety of programs to provide practical advice and mentoring to our serviceman and woman through a diverse faculty and corporate volunteers. HTE hopes to be able to contribute to the the Foundation's programs and provide one-on-one mentoring.
The Canyonlands' rugged terrain is a perfect environment to present totally new experiences for a corporate team. Challenges that cannot be rehearsed abound for the group, allowing new leaders to step up and existing ones to step back. New respect develops for the the untapped, latent talent as well as the leader that can allow and encourage others to flourish.