NOTES FROM THE ROAD



Return to New York…


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A few weeks back home…


11 JUNE 2017: Spending an increasingly rare block of time back home. Had a chance to catch up with some friends and work on developing a few new and exciting projects. The energy of the city is always good for stirring up ideas and making things happen. Now to put the plans into action and get back out there…



Around Centralia…


A quick loop around the empty coal town…


21 May 2017: Did some exploring in the abandoned town of Centralia, PA, where old roads were overgrown, and the sites of homes completely reclaimed by the brush. Once a vibrant coal town, it was abandoned after a fire started burning underground in 1962 and could not be extinguished. Though it is considered something of a “ghost town” there are a few in tact homes with people living in them. The rest of the town is just gone. The entire town was condemned and taken over by the state in 1992 and all the structures were demolished…



First Annual Wheelers Adventure…


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A great weekend with a great group…


20 May 2017: Got to share some skills this weekend, teaching land navigation to fellow overlanders during the first annual Wheelers Overland Adventure at Anthracite Offroad Adventure Area (AOAA) sponsored by Quadratec and Offroad Consulting. Roughly 120 vehicles turned out for the four-day wheeling and camping event that combined skills training with opportunities for trail runs and exploration as well as fun vehicle-based navigational scavenger hunts…



Fun with Georgia Mud…


On the trail in northern Georgia…


6 May 2017: Great opportunity to get some trail time in a right-hand drive Landrover out in the Georgia mud. We had chance to practice getting stuck and unstuck and do some more technical trails that combined mud ditches and winding steep climbs, as we drilled recovery skills in different scenarios…


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THIS MONTH:
summitLogoTaking part in the Sustainable Travel Summit, June 1-3, sponsored by Immersion Travel Mag. This conference brings together diverse groups working to connect local communities with travelers or otherwise promote sustainable travel, as well as international organizations like the UNDP, in a focused forum to share ideas and experiences…

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Headed to Paris in late June to reconnect and catch up with good friends and favorite places…


COMING UP SOON:
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Trail Guiding for the 9th annual Topless for Tatas Charity Wheeling Event at Rausch Creek off-road park 11-13 August. TFT brings together off-roaders from all over to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Last year’s event raised over $30,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation…


ABOUT AOAA

AOAA Trails is an extensive off-road trail system conveniently located in Eastern Pennsylvania. Named one of the top 10 destinations in the country for ATVs, full-size vehicles and dirt bikes, the park has hundreds of miles of diverse trails on 6,500 acres and top-notch facilities. The coal lands in lower Northumberland County are leased by AOAA for the purposes of actively managing a family-friendly motorized and non-motorized recreation facility. AOAA officially opened in May of 2014 and in addition to recreation, the property has many unique environmental features, rich mining history, and varied terrain.



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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
May – Wheelers Overland
22-30 April – Algeria
15-21 April – Algeria
8-14 April – Algeria
1-7 April – AOAA
March – Long Island
February – Sand dunes and Paris
January – El Camino del Diablo and more
December – Roadtrip
November – Paris
October – Rebelle wrap up
1-7 Oct – NY to Reno
26-30 Sep – Rally Prep
19-25 Sep – Long Island
12-18 Sep – Yuma and Glamis
5-11 Sep – Sedona
29 Aug – 4 Sep – Long Island
23-28 August – Rod Hall Drive Training
15-22 August – Reno Rebelle Training
8-14 August – TFT8
1-7 August – Serbia overland
July – Serbia, Rally planning
June – Mongolia
16-31 May – Overland Expo, Mongolia
1-15 May – Paris
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