American Adventures

Subcompacts & Crankshaft Culture

At Overland Expo West earlier this year, tucked in between the trees, Tacomas, and RTTs, was a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick. You’d be forgiven if you missed it. We looked up the owner, Andy Lilienthal, and discovered he founded a site called Subcompact Culture. Intrigued, we struck up a conversation. AL: At this point, I know your name is Andy and you’re involved with Subcompact Culture. Let’s start with a couple easy ones. Where are you …
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Destinations: Monache Meadows

Escape the summer heat and head for the pine forests, sage-covered meadows, and flowing waters of Monache Meadows. Nestled high atop the Kern Plateau at an elevation of 8,000 feet, and surrounded by the Golden Trout Wilderness, this remote area offers plenty of solitude and fresh air. Opportunities abound for exploration along several dirt roads and the many hiking trails zig-zagging the region. Access is via a rough dirt road from the Kennedy Meadows area …