NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Reflections on a night sky…


Thinking ahead and planning for the next phase…


21 MARCH 2016: Appreciating the simple beauty of a night sky and reflecting on next steps for the big project. There is still a lot of work to do in getting logistics set up and connecting the dots before outlining a solid overall itinerary…



A Surprise at the end of the Trail…


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Exploring new trails close to home…


12 MARCH 2016: It is always a great day when a new trail brings you to an unexpected place, and bonus points when it is so close to home. An unusual block of time here has created an opportunity to go exploring little used local trails, and though far from the wilderness, there are some cool surprises…



In Search of Maps…


Locating hard to find maps…


14 MARCH 2016: Detailed topographic maps of Mongolia are not so easy to find, but some thorough research led to a great resource for maps. This collection has maps for many regions that are difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere — while they may not be “current” in terms of roads and such, the topography of the land itself does not change, making the maps helpful for navigation and planning. The PDF maps can be downloaded for free and printed or used digitally.


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THIS MONTH:

Exploring close to home and planning logistics for an intensive travel schedule coming up, with projects spanning half the globe. Excitement in the air…


COMING UP SOON:

Mission-specific training with Overland Experts at their purpose built facility in Connecticut for the upcoming Mongolia expedition…

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Trail time and navigation exercises in the beautiful red rock country around Sedona, AZ…

Reconnecting with friends and meeting with potential partners for upcoming projects in Paris…


Joining the crew at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff for the annual event that brings overlanders together for a weekend of information sharing, networking, learning and fun. This years event runs from May 20-22 at the Mormon Lake venue …


Headed to Mongolia with the Overland Experts team on a mission to work with nomadic herders in the Gobi desert. The 12-person expedition team will be providing support for the The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project, which aims to help save a way of life for the Mongolian nomads and at the same time protect a fragile environment …



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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
February – California deserts
January – El Camino del Diablo
December – Long Island
November – New York
15-31 October – Moab
1-14 October – Vermont
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
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SPECIAL REPORT

INTO THE MAZE

Detailed series on a solo scouting journey into some of the remotest backcountry around Moab. The six day 450-mile off-pavement trip into the Maze district of the Canyonlands National Park offers insight into the challenges of expedition planning… [read]

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