Out of this World Adventure in Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills

Out of this World Adventure in Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills

On this TrailRecon adventure my son Jordan and I hit the dirt in Trona Pinnacles, an out of this world looking location, with the intention of camping right in the middle of it. But our adventurous spirit gets the best of us and we end up exploring until we are more than 100 miles away in Alabama Hills by the end of the day. Join us as we journey into one of the most stunning and otherworldly places in California for one of the most epic off-road trips we’ve done in a long time, enjoy some quality father-son time at camp, and give you a tour of the huge new modification we’ve made to Jordan’s Toyota Tacoma.

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0:00 Introduction
1:24 Trona Pinnacles
14:25 Alabama Hills
21:21 Camping in Alabama Hills
26:50 Four Wheel Camper Project M Review


  1. rp3afolvt on March 15, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Fabulous share! Might you be able to list the tires you are both using, their on-road psi level, and what psi you air down to for these types of back-country trips? Many Thanks! Safe Travels!

  2. Petro Towers on March 15, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Love your videos. Great content..

  3. Tom A on March 15, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Awesome video once again!.
    As a Tacoma owner and as a tall person (6"10") I’m enjoying watching Jordan and his Toyota build.

  4. Justin Young on March 15, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Wow the titles are for a really different video.

  5. Justin Young on March 15, 2023 at 9:07 am

    17:04 Were your lockers not working or you just didn’t bother turning them on?

  6. Brandon Smith on March 15, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Videos keep getting better guys keep it up!

  7. Ryan Takeda on March 15, 2023 at 9:08 am

    whose out here just leaving maxtraxx laying around lol

  8. Carlos Sosa on March 15, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Love these longer videos and the father / son love is real.

  9. Rene Velez on March 15, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Really glad you did this video. I’ve been considering the Project M for a Colorado. I’ll have to stay tuned to see what your overall thoughts are. It looks a bit bulkier than I thought. On the MPG I suspected a decrease. Weight and MPG its all a tradeoff.

  10. Phillip Smith on March 15, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Loved the video you and your son put together. I agree with your son keep the camper module. I know weight will be factored in on the build. Well done guys !

  11. Lyndon Hamby on March 15, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Epic north camping spot 👍👍

  12. Tim Baker on March 15, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Good times!! I’m loving these videos. Definitely looking forward to some overland runs with camping!
    My son and I took to the trails today at Tuttle Creek Off-road Area near Randolph, Kansas, which is near Manhattan, Kansas. This area holds a variety of off-road adventures: rocky trails, loose gravel, rock crawling, and even mud if you choose to do so.
    Contrary to popular belief, not all of Kansas is flat!
    This area of our state has wooded hills, which makes for some great off-road fun.
    If anyone decides to give it a try, let me know.

  13. John Granstaff on March 15, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Love this camper on Jordan’s rig. Been eyeing these…but doesn’t work on a jk unfortunately lol

  14. Chemtrail Brew & Que on March 15, 2023 at 9:17 am

    What size bed does the Tacoma have?

  15. Chris kinne on March 15, 2023 at 9:18 am

    So jealous of what you have in America in the U.K. we just don’t have the trails and not allowed to wildcamp

  16. Chris on March 15, 2023 at 9:18 am

    12:00 A surprise visitor … the sound of freedom … 😄

  17. Principal on March 15, 2023 at 9:20 am

    That camper is awesome, I want to get one. As soon as I saw it, I thought "I bet Brad would have wanted one on his Gladiator if he still had it."

  18. Malcolm Stuart N on March 15, 2023 at 9:21 am

    The bedrug makes sense now. America has a lot of magical places on a grand scale. Thanks for sharing these great videos guys. 👌

  19. Larry Cox on March 15, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Brad the next time you go from the trona Pinnacles to Lone Pine try driving through Panamint Valley, through Panamint springs. Much more scenic.

  20. Norkis Serrano on March 15, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Jordan finally got his Project M camper, I love seeing you wheelin’ it with the camper to test its capabilities. Excited to see your route on your future interior build.

  21. Eric Hughes on March 15, 2023 at 9:29 am


  22. Pierre-Alexandre Chassin on March 15, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Génial ! Comme toujours ✌️

  23. Tonie Moronie on March 15, 2023 at 9:31 am

    This was great, thank you 👏👏

  24. Gorongo on March 15, 2023 at 9:32 am

    The offroad gods know I’ve spent way too much myself on "Adventure Gear". As a long time overlander I am still amazed at how much money people spend on gear and how much time and energy is invested before an experience. I just want to say that a good time can be had with a great attitude, a sense of adventure and fewer gadgets. I enjoy watching these productions and am inspired by them, I just feel that we need to remind ourselves that great adventures are accessible without the high pricetag. Just go, already!

  25. purleybaker on March 15, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Tremendous video. Thanks for taking the time to make it.

  26. Daniel Boltares on March 15, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Brad with the Toyota burn! gasp! lol how dare you?!

  27. Vance Myers on March 15, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Brad and Jordan, Thank you for taking us along on the maiden voyage with your new Project M Four Wheel Camper! What an amazing option, available now. Beautiful scenery and time spent together, Dad and son. Happy belated birthday also Brad! V.

  28. Justin Young on March 15, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Ok I went looking for the video where he went over the Camper, and then you said you guys would go over his new addition.

    I thought I had missed a video. Phew 😮‍💨

  29. Glen Doss on March 15, 2023 at 9:37 am

    I hear a lot of we when your dad talks I think he is more excited then anyone

  30. T on March 15, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Where is Marco??

  31. Mark Creech on March 15, 2023 at 9:38 am

    These are the types of adventures I’m looking forward to with my boys. Being out East we have much less public areas though. Great videos. The more I watch, the more I’m hooked.

  32. MarioLoco03 on March 15, 2023 at 9:44 am

    I know that spot in Alabama Hills!! indeed a good camping spot. We had a group of 7 vehicles up there. 😉 Also, that camper is so cool! I hope my 1 year old son is into this stuff when he is a young man so that we can do these trips together. Love to see this father son content.

  33. rocklow243 on March 15, 2023 at 9:45 am

    I really like those campers until i saw the price of them. I was genuinely interested when i found out about those a year ago. Then i found out that the cheapest one they sell with not a single add on was 11k. Then they dont even give you the full kit to put it in. Its a additional 800 dollars just to put it in your truck. I bet they are nice. But that is a ridiculous price for a camper shell without a single add on. Anyways thats my rant. Enjoy the fun.

  34. Austin H on March 15, 2023 at 9:47 am

    That’s too funny. I just got to Trona Pinnacles last night , I’m commenting from camp somewhere in the hills nearby Trona. Still have service here somehow!

  35. Carlos Sosa on March 15, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I’ll give that Tacoma a chance just because it is your son I love jeeps

  36. Carlos Sosa on March 15, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Great cinematography brad

  37. Joel B on March 15, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Yeassssss! This channel is really coming together as an automotive channel and not just a Jeep channel

  38. kjweinstein on March 15, 2023 at 9:50 am

    OK, who else skipped the "build" segment and watched it before watching the entire trip? Thank you for your great content Jordan and Brad.

  39. That Cement Taco on March 15, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Loved this father son adventure. You’ve inspired me to do the same! Do you ever do meet ups for trail runs with local guys?

  40. theeddorian on March 15, 2023 at 9:53 am

    You can see "pinnacle" like those at Trona actively forming _in_ Mono Lake, while stable pinnacles (or tufa columns) dot the area along the shore and valley around the lake. The columns/pinnacles form under water, as fresh water springs discharge into an alkaline body of water. In Mono Lake, you find pools of fresh water floating on the surface of the saline lake water.

  41. Peter Sharpe on March 15, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Jordan – heavier skid pads. OUCH!

  42. Crumb_BMCR on March 15, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Does your son have a channel I can also follow? I’d like to see how the camper progresses and what he does with it.

  43. Vicor Rey on March 15, 2023 at 9:56 am

    That’s a nice spot! I have been to alabama hills a couple times and have never seen that area.or at least doesn’t seem familiar…lol. would you mind telling where that spot is?

  44. Stephen Marceau on March 15, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Great video, reminds me of Endless Summer the first adventure film I ever saw which helped form my whole lifestyle, or On any Sunday about motorcycle lifestyle, and the whole Warren Miller collection about skiing…..I love living the adventure lifestyle when ever I can …biking, skiing, hitting the wilderness when ever we want ….thanks

  45. Concordian Joe on March 15, 2023 at 9:58 am

    I enjoyed the video and thank you for sharing it. I’m going there next week and wonder how the weather was like for you guys. Did you or Jordan have to air down?

  46. Daniel Schroll on March 15, 2023 at 9:59 am

    great video! I love the camper on the taco. I wanted one when I had my Ranger. How did it affect Gas mileage and highway windage? I assume it was pretty negligible since he said he couldn’t really feel it.

  47. JEEP AZ on March 15, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Several months that’s to long!

  48. Currently Hd on March 15, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Loving the Tacoma build!

  49. Chris on March 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    I always forget, is Jordan one of the twins or the eldest or the youngest.

  50. SonsOfLibertyOverland on March 15, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Congrats Jordan. I love the excitement of playing with new gear and building out your stuff. Enjoy!!

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