Built to Explore

This photo is from my 2016 "No Highways Tour" trip earlier this year. It's at the entry to the Book Cliffs in Utah just east of Green River. The premise of the whole trip was to avoid major highways and explore the best backcountry in the area.

Jeep is a 2004 Wrangler Unlimited with a 2" suspension lift and 32" mud-terrains with 4.88 gears and a front locker.

The trailer is a military surplus M101 with a truck cap converted into a sleeper.

Both the Jeep and the trailer were built with budget-minded travel in mine. The trailer itself was built for under $1,200. The Jeep is built to be rugged, yet not over the top.

Dean Shirley • 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited