NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Last Day of Vermont Trails…


A final day navigating the backcountry trails…


11 OCTOBER 2015: Finishing up the Vermont Overland Rally with another spectacular day for driving in the woods. Today was an easy day with a long scenic trail before beginning the journey home. Stunning color and a fun relaxing day …



Perfect Fall Weather at Vermont Overland…


Amazing fall foliage on the trails…


10 OCTOBER 2015: The weather cleared up for Day Two of the Vermont Overland Rally and we profited from the great day to check out the navigational exercises out on the Class Four roads that take us through the backwoods and small country roads in the most beautiful corners of rural Vermont. It was a perfect day for photography…



Practicing Recovery at Vermont Overland…


Great day for a Recovery Clinic with OEX…


9 OCTOBER 2015: The weather made the trails a bit more difficult, and it was a perfect day to test out all kinds of recovery scenarios with the Overland Experts team. The mud presented just the right amount of challenge to keep things interesting…



Back on the Trail at Vermont Overland…


Kicking off the Vermont Overland Rally…


9 OCTOBER 2015: It was a wet start to this year’s Vermont Overland Rally, but a great day for getting out on the trails, particularly for those who like mud. Spent much of the day on the VO property trails where we got some solid recovery practice…


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THIS MONTH:


Joining up with 200 other overlanders to enjoy the fall colors of Vermont at the annual Vermont Overland Rally in Rockingham, VT. The event includes three days of workshops, independent trail navigation, bonfires and BBQs in the picture perfect setting of rural Vermont …


COMING UP SOON:

Going back to Moab, where it all began in 2007 with our first solo Jeep adventure on red rock. Visiting favorite trails and exploring some new challenges in navigation and expedition planning off the beaten track…


Intensive training on the Moab-area trails in scouting, terrain assessment, advanced driving and recovery techniques with master trainer Bill Burke.


TEAM 171 PRESENTATION



USnomads, c’est l’histoire d’une amitié de plus de 20 ans, qui s’est construite à travers le temps, les cultures, les expériences de la vie et des voyages. Seule l’union de deux caractères forts et respectueux l’un de l’autre explique que nous soyons arrivées à nos fins dans chacun de nos défis.

Ceci est notre première participation au Rallye des gazelles et nous ne sommes pas des professionels, mais JoMarie a une certaine expérience de l’Afrique et des situations d’urgence. D’autre part, elle s’est totalement investie dans la préparation de cette course et Isabelle s’est récemment mise à la navigation.

Le Rallye des gazelles dans le désert marocain sera le théâtre d’une nouvelle épreuve pour nous : une Jeep, une boussole, une carte et tout le pouvoir de notre volonté d’y parvenir fera le reste.

Ce défi sportif s’inscrit dans un projet humain plus large, celui de traverser le désert du Sahara d’Ouest en Est dans l’espoir d’accompagner les équipes d’ONG dans leurs micro-projets d’aide aux peuplades nomades locales. JoMarie en produira un film documentaire qui donnera à mieux connaitre les hommes de cette partie du monde.

L’équipe 171 prendra fièrement son envol le 15 mars 2014 avec toutes les autres participantes ! Et que les meilleures gagnent !

Mais quelle valeur et quelle portée aurait cette leçon de vie, si nous n’étions pas soutenues par l’amour de nos proches, de nos amis et de tous ceux qui nous entourent. Merci !


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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
September – Paris
August – Topless For Tatas
July – Rubicon Trail
June – Bantam Jeep Fest, PA roadtrip
May – Overland Expo, AZ roadtrip
April – Paris, Rausch Creek
March – Uwharrie
February – Back Home
January – Mauritania
15-31 December – Roadtrip
1-14 December – Southwest deserts
November – Paris and planning
October – Overland Expo and Workshops
September – Moab and more
The Gazelle Rally Recap
Archive


SPECIAL REPORT

SCOUTING THE SAHARA IN MAURITANIA: WAYPOINT NOUAKCHOTT

The first in a series of reports from our scouting trip in Mauritania takes and indepth look at the capital city of Nouakchott, and its fishing port… [read]


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SPECIAL REPORT

ON BECOMING A GAZELLE: THE DESERT’S FIRST CHALLENGE

The second installment in a series of personal reflections on our experience in the Rallye Aiche des Gazelles–Putting our skills to the test in Morocco on the first day out in the desert, known as the “Prologue,” there are a few surprises… [read]

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