NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Talking about a new Rally…


Considering the Rebelle Rally…


14 MAY 2016: Lots of talk about the new Rebelle Rally happening later this year. Interesting opportunities to bring people together for this exciting event inspired by the Gazelle Rally, yet completely unique in its challenge set. Looking forward to more news on this front…



Enjoying the old neighborhood…


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Familiar streets despite the change…


12 MAY 2016: Enjoyed spending time in the old neighborhood where despite the rapid pace of change there are still plenty of friends and familiar faces. Just feels good to reconnect and make discover new opportunities too …



Tension in Paris…


The 1st of May demonstrations were lively…


1 MAY 2016: The annual labor day demonstrations had a new current of social unrest this year, as new social movements joined the traditional unions showing force out on the streets until quite late. The flavor of teargas lingered on into the night, as the security forces enforced a curfew at place de la republique…



A Tribute to the Trail..


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A gift with much meaning…


1 MAY 2016: Upon arrival in Paris was given this beautiful painting by Catherine Vukic celebrating our southwestern adventures. Though Vukic herself has never visited the southwest of the USA, she created this piece full of excitement and energy that renders something of the spirit we find in the desert. A truly personal gift that touched the heart…


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

COMING UP SOON:

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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A few weeks in the backcountry of Serbia to explore and spend some time helping harvest plums in a rural village …


ABOUT OVERLAND EXPERTS:

Overland Experts provides comprehensive training for the military, NGOs, aid organizations and industrial clients that need to operate across complex terrain in less than ideal conditions. Currently OEX has locations in Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina, each with purpose designed courses to train for different scenarios. Training is conducted across a variety of vehicle configurations, so that teams become familiar with a wide range of engine, transmission, and wheelbase combinations typical in different regions of the world.


ABOUT THE REBELLE RALLY

The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. A new kind of competition, it blends the love of driving with the challenge of precision navigation. The inaugural edition of the seven day event will take place this coming October across some of the most magnificent desert landscapes of the southwest.



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57°
broken clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 9mph N
H 68 • L 44
67°
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72°
Sun
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Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Nesconset | Sedona | Paris



MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
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]


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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