Overland Across The Sahara and Beyond

USnomads: On the road in an effort to bring people together across borders and cultures for a true exchange via project nomads2nomads.



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LATEST NEWS: Getting out on the trails out east, the first annual Wheelers Overland Festival at AOAA, return from Algeria, and more … [read]

MONGOLIA EXPEDITION: See the latest installment of the Mongolia Expedition report here, or the original daily posts here
IN THE DESERT: See INTO THE MAZE an in-depth report on an epic trip to one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states. Check out the MAURITANIA REPORT with routes and details from our independent Sahara scouting expedition. Learn about our experiences in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in Morocco in ON BECOMING A GAZELLE — 160 female teams crossing the desert completely off-road with only a map and a compass to find the way…


ROADTRIP EL CAMINO DEL DIABLO Detailed report from a solo journey on the infamous border trail from Ajo to Yuma... ON THE BORDER READ MORE IN FOCUS SAND Training in the Imperial Sand Dunes with Barlow Adventures... FUN IN THE READ MORE ROADTRIP EAST COAST Exploring the east coast, on and off road: The barrier island wilderness of Chincoteague NWR... EXPLORATIONS READ MORE MONGOLIA EXPEDITION ULAANBAATAR In-depth report from the Mongolia expedition, begins with a look at the capital... THE STARTING POINT READ MORE ROADTRIP A six-day 450-mile solo trip into the Maze — one of the most remote places in the continental United States... INTO THE MAZE READ MORE REPORT MAURITANIA In-depth series direct from the desert, with maps and waypoints, first stop Nouakchott... SCOUTING THE SAHARA IN READ MORE




ROADTRIPS

EL CAMINO DEL DIABLO…
A solo trip on the infamous border trail from Ajo to Yuma provided a quick introduction to this remote corner of the Sonoran desert and the unique challenges of operating in the Arizona-Mexico border zone… [read]


More Roadtrips:
Okefenokee: Out on the Swamp…
Chincoteague: Barrier Exploration…
Mongolia Expedition…
Roadtrip: Into the Maze…
Mauritania: Scouting the Sahara…
Uncovering Forgotten Trails…
Gazelles: The Desert’s First Challenge…
Gazelles: The Long Road to the Rally…
Gazelle Rally Recap…


Training

IN FOCUS: SAND DUNE SKILLS
Photo recap of intensive 3-day training in driving techniques, map and compass navigation and sand recovery scenarios with expert instruction provided by Nena Barlow at the Imperial Sand Dunes… [read]


More on Training:
Expedition Management…
Pathfinding Across Terra Incognita…
Uncovering Forgotten Trails…
Lessons from the Rubicon…
Scouting the Sahara in Morocco…
US Nomads Go to Jeep School…
Following the Clues on a Map…
Navigating the Desert the Bedouin Way…
Route Finding with Orienteering…


Reflections

IN SEARCH OF GHOSTS
“Ghost-towning” and backcountry exploration can be a great combination for anyone attracted by historical curiosity and the opportunity for interesting photography… [read]


More Reflections:
Some Thoughts on the Road…
Ladies Nav Video Recap…
The Challenge of Moab…
Topless for Tatas 7…
Lessons from the Rubicon…
Desert Run in Mexico…
Finding Our Own Way…
Art on Wheels…
Two Friends, a Jeep and a Dream…
A Lesson in Teamwork…




UP NEXT: SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL EVENT, PARIS, THEN BACK TO THE DESERT…

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