Looking for a challenge? How about six of ‘em?

The 2016 Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge has officially kicked off. This is a great program that raises funds for Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit organization that helps to transform the lives of urban youth by offering wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills that last a lifetime.

What are the Six-Pack of Peaks? According to the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge website they’re “epic hikes up a series of increasingly higher and tougher peaks in Southern California.” I’ve done them all – and I’ll do them again this year. I love getting outside, and the chance to participate with other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts while helping a very worthy cause is something i just can’t pass up!

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1943 – Autobiography of a Jeep

“Describes the designing of the Jeep to meet military needs of being compact, light weight and maneuverable over rough terrain.”

This film – from 1943 – may be the earliest reference to the word “Jeep” as coming from the letters “GP” for “General Purpose.” Willys didn’t file a trademark for Jeep until after this film came out.