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Real World Adventures while you learn

Learn what you can explore! 

All driver training is in Big Bear Lake, California and/or Cougar Buttes located in Lucerne Valley, California. From easy dirt roads to extreme rock crawling, we have it all. Magnificent vistas, stunning forests, stark deserts and rocks! Lots of rocks. Four wheeling is a great family activity. Learn where to explore and how to handle any situation. We can guide you about modifications to your 4x4, what gear to carry and how to stay connected and safe. All in your vehicle and at your pace.


Don Alexander

Don Alexander, author of Jeep Wrangler JK Performance Modifications, Jeep Wrangler YJ, and Jeep Wrangler JL & Gladiator JT. and Backcountry 4x4 Basic Training. His passion and experience for motorized propulsion goes back to 1959 when he first started kart racing. He later developed an insatiable passion for Jeeps. He is currently the proprietor of the Jeep 4x4 School, having trained thousands for off-road driving. He has also competed in oval track, drags, and road racing as well as land speed runs. He holds the land speed record of 222 mph for diesel pickup. Alexander has authored 20 books and written more than 1,000 magazine articles. He has produced off-road training videos and SoCal 4x4 Adventures and Extreme Jeepin' TV shows. Alexander lives in Big Bear, California.

Bill Stephens

Bill Stephens began riding motorcycles and driving dune buggies off-road in the So. California desert in 1965. He has driven various off road vehicles as well as drag racing which gives him a unique and broad experience in knowing how different vehicles perform and respond in different terrain. He understands how to get the most out whatever vehicle he’s in. In addition, not only does he possess the skills to drive, but he also has the ability to teach and communicate these skills to those willing to listen, learn and apply. He gets great satisfaction out of watching students progress though the learning stages and seeing the look of accomplishment on their faces at the end of the day or after that first major obstacle. Bill’s calm, even-keeled manner works well in an otherwise extremely stressful driving environment enabling him to bring out the best in every student.

Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens has been in the off-road community for over 11 years. Her experience and ability to learn quickly has made her a great teacher and mentor to many drivers. She has the innate ability to look at a vehicle, the tires, wheel base and width and then spot that driver and vehicle through some of the most extreme obstacles. If you are willing to listen, learn and apply, you’ll be amazed at what your vehicle, and more importantly you, are capable of. Wendy’s ability to teach through visualization and explanation as she walks you through the obstacle will not only get you through an obstacle, but you’ll learn how and why you made it. She also can drive and understands that drivers come in all stages of learning from newbies to experienced drivers. Her professionalism is key in helping drivers achieve the next level in their skill set.

Our Master Trainers

Our MASTER TRAINERS have over 100 years of combined experience!

Some of Our Adventure Partners

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For information on custom training programs, testing and events, contact Don Alexander

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Books and publications on everything you need to know on various jeep models, overlanding, and basic driver skills.

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