Jeep Wave Day 2015


May 7th is National Jeep Wave Day and that’s just around the corner! Why May 7th you ask?

  • 5 – Most people #JeepWave with their hands and most people have five fingers on each hand, so we picked May, being the fifth month of the year.
  • 7 – Jeep is iconic for its front headlights and grille, which has 7 slots in it, so we chose the 7th day of May.
  • 5 fingers waving at the 7 slot grille. = 5/7 each year! Now you know!

Last year, through social media, Jeep events, and personal interactions, we estimate that the word about Jeep Wave Day reached just over 10,000 people. The year before, we reached more than 6,000 people. So, we’re being ambitious and shooting to reach more than 12,000 this year. But, we’ll need everyone’s help, especially with less than a week left until Jeep Wave Day!

Please share with your social media connects on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and anything else we haven’t caught up with yet! Sharing pictures is great, linking people to this post, and #Hashtags always spread awareness #JeepWaveDay2015

Thanks to all the loyal followers and those who are always throwing out the Jeep Wave!

National Jeep Wave Day 2013

National Jeep Wave Day 2013

The second annual National Jeep Wave Day is May 7th, 2013…and that’s just around the corner.  For those who don’t know, we’re trying to have a day to celebrate our Jeeps and promote the Jeep Wave.  With more and more Jeep drivers out there every day, we need to make sure everyone knows about the wave.

Last year, we spread the word to over 5,000 Jeepers via Facebook, Twitter, and word of mouth.  This year, we’re gonna need your help again to share with social networks, Jeep clubs, and Jeep friends around the world.  Throw that #JeepWaveDay hash tag out on Twitter, share posts on Facebook, and don’t forget to wave to all the Jeeps you can see on May 7th.

Feel free to link back to the blog here if you want to share around the web with your Jeep friends!  linkback: Jeep Wave Day 2013

Jeep: The Easiest Way Down

It’s winter time in the Colorado Rockies and that means our  Jeeps turn into vehicles of survival rather than just fun.  Yeah, the hard top has to go back on the wrangler, but it’s a battle against the elements.  Blizzards, icy roads, below freezing temps, yeah, whatever.   Never had a problem in the Jeep when other cars are sitting on the side of the road, spun out, broken down, unable to compete.

It also means that ski season is in full effect up here.  Being avid skiers, we snapped this shot at our favorite small resort up here – Araphaoe Basin.  You can officially put them on your “nice list” for X-mas this year since they have s ski run named “Wrangler.”  Not only does it pay tribute to the greatest vehicle on earth, but it appropriate lists it as a green run, or, “The Easiest Way Down.”

“The Easiest Way Down,” couldn’t have said it better ourselves!  Props to A-Basin for the naming and safe driving to all our fans out there this Holiday Season.  If you need some good gift giving ideas, head on over to our Products Page and be on the look out for some discounts in the coming week!

McAllister Gulch to Ptarmigan Pass 09.26.11

Thought we’d throw up a trip report from our outing the other day.  It was a gorgeous afternoon solo trip from Red Cliff, up McAllister Gulch, over Ptarmigan Pass, and back into “civilization” at Camp Hale.  Phew, what a mouthful!  All in all a great trip with some gorgeous vistas and foliage as the leaves here in Colorado have just begun to change.

To start, we were counting the Jeep Wave’s over to the trail head via Rte. 24 in Minturn / Red Cliff.  We initiated about 10 and got 9 back.  Not a bad rate of return at all, especially based on the feedback we’ve been getting on the Facebook Page lately.

Heading up towards Shrine Pass, we hadn’t been on McAllister in a long time, so we were curious if it remained as difficult for our near stock Wrangler as it had been last time.  Any one who is familiar with the trail knows that the time of year is the make or break for this run.  Since early summer runs on this trail are often impossible due to rushing rapids, we were fortunate to hit it at this point in the season.  The gentle flow of the late September cascades were a piece of cake and the multiple creek crossings were done with ease.


Over the river and through the woods, we opted to continue up towards Ptarmigan pass (left at the fork) as we had heard the McAllister Gulch loop to Camp Hale was potentially closed for the year for repairs.  Not having been this route before, we didn’t know what to expect.  Up we went and encountered a few steep rocky sections.  Big rocks with careful tire placement allowed us to get past without too much trouble.  Keep in mind we’re working with just a 2in. lift.  A few bruised kidneys and about 20 minutes later, the road returned to mostly dirt, winding up the hillside with golden aspens dropping leaves on our path.


Rounding a few big corners, we approached Ptarmigan Pass.  The rolling terrain up here was impressive and got this skier thinking about snowier days and seemingly endless powder runs.  Now, to outfit the Jeep with tank treads for the winter!  Back to reality, we took in the views and thought about heading back down to Camp Hale as the clouds moving in spelled rain and looming darkness encouraged us to head home.  The road down was probably do-able in a Chevy Caprice which was just fine after being jostled on the boulders earlier on.  Ready for some food, we headed back to Minturn, CO and grabbed some BBQ at Kirby Cosmo’s.


All in all, a great outing and nice way to spend a gorgeous Fall day in Colorado.  There’s probably only a few more weeks left until the snow blankets us up here in the mountains…so go out and get some!  Oh, and don’t forget to Jeep Wave!