Time is flying by like a trophy truck in Baja, and here we are at the 2019 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire. In this double issue of the Off-Road and Sand Sports Gear Guides, we’re not only showcasing the companies making incredible products for dirt, rock and sand excursions, but we’re also getting up close and personal with the people who live the lifestyle. From overlanding tips straight from Jeep expert Nena Barlow, to a personal history of the early days of desert racing, to ways you can be a better steward of our natural areas, we’ve got amazing photos and stories to inspire you to get out and get dirty. There’s no better place to get started off-road, or to move to the next level than right here, and we couldn’t do it without our sponsors, experts and, most important, you—our fellow off-road adventurers. Keep the shiny side up, we’ll see you at the top. —Elana Scherr