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Overland Expo East 2016

By | October 15, 2016 11:25 pm

I had an awesome experience at Overland Expo East last weekend at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the first year the event was held in this location and also a first for me both visiting the Biltmore grounds and the Expo itself. For those that do not know about Overland Expo, it is a great event for learning about Overlanding, Offroad Equipment and Safety,and meeting vendors. The event focuses on providing education for weekend attendees through various classes that range from trip planning, international travel to hands-on winching and safety courses. Day Passes are also available for those not attending classes and there are plenty of vendors showcasing excellent products for your next adventure. You can also leave with plenty of goodies and discounts on gear to make your next Overland or Offroad experience that much more equipped and comfortable. Overlanding is more about the destination, traveling both ... Read More

Chasing the Super Bloom

By | April 10, 2016 7:23 pm

Major rain storms that Death Valley had in October 2015 destroyed roads and flooded Scotty’s Castle. We happened to have driven through Titus Canyon and passed Scotty’s the day before the storms.  We camped at Gold Point that night and broke camp as it started to rain.  The entire drive back to Las Vegas, we were pounded with rain and started hearing reports of the places we had just been the day before getting washed away.  The devastation is still being cleaned up and fixed months later. The silver lining to the storms is that the ground was primed for a special spring blooming of wild flowers.  Nationally, news stories were calling it a Super Bloom.  Since we live so close to Death Valley, of course we had to check it out first hand. When we went, all the reports were indicating that the best of the bloom was in ... Read More

Arizona Strip to Whitmore Canyon

By | November 15, 2015 6:57 pm

This is a trip that has been on the bucket list for a while.  Whitmore Canyon provides an unparalleled view of the Grand Canyon.  The end of the trail leaves you several hundred feet below the rim with many more to go.  It provides a phenomenal place to camp as well. The trail we took in was fairly easy and only required 4-wheel drive in a couple spots, however high clearance is a must. The trail starts off at the River Rd. exit on Utah Highway 7. Heading down on BLM 1069 also known as the Mt. Trumbull Loop. The road, for the most part, is easy, but can be impassable if wet. We stopped at the old Mt. Trumbull School house for a break before continuing south on Road 257, which later becomes BLM 1045.   Continuing south the road slowly deteriorates and becomes more rutted and rocky.  It’s ... Read More