reviews of the Jeep® Owner's Bible (Bentley
Publishers) came out in 1992. I remember poring over comments and hanging on every word...This
bestselling book is now in its Third Edition.
It means a great deal to an author when reviewers discover
the intent of a work. The success of my Jeep® Owner's
Bible and six additional works owes much to the reviewers who first read these
As the publisher at 4WD Mechanix© Magazine, I enthusiastically support other authors and offer
this review section. The aim is to selectively review books of value. My emphasis is positive and intended to
promote useful, responsible works by both new and veteran authors. Enjoy these reads!—Moses
Trails by Tom Willis,
Who ever heard of Mina,
Nevada? If you're a four-wheeler, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle rider, listen up...Thanks to Tom
Willis, we're headed for Mina soon!
Tom Willis, a
veteran travel and history writer on places like Death Valley, is also an avid four-wheeler and ATV
rider. In his comprehensive book, Mina OHV Trails, Tom Willis takes
backcountry enthusiasts and ghost town explorers to some of Western Nevada's most remote historical sites
and mining districts.
Located on U.S.
Highway 95 between Hawthorne and Tonopah, Mina offers a base for off-pavement adventure, exploring and immersing
yourself or your family in a piece of Western mining history.
One access to Mina is via Bishop, California. (Take Montgomery Pass
and U.S. Highway 6 to U.S. Highway 95.) Others reach the area from Northern California and
Nevada via U.S. Highway 95.
Well-written, detailed and responsible, Mina OHV Trails includes
topographical maps, descriptions of sites, sensible safety suggestions plus 'Tread Lightly' tips that can
help keep this fascinating and remote country accessible for generations.
Regardless of your transportation mode, whether you view mining camps
and wild burros as a driving and riding destination or worth a hike up hillsides and canyons, Tom Willis has
mapped out this area's peak
Nevada, and the reasons many of us explore old mining towns and ghost camps with our Jeep 4x4s, ATVs or off-highway
motorcycles. Along the way, meet the colorful and tough folks who still seek out the mineral riches in
"them there hills"!
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