NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Writing on the Wall..


Inspiration from the street…


20 February 2017: Unexpected inspiration from the streets of Paris in an unlikely place. Passing by rue St. Honoré and les quartiers chic, and in the middle of Haussmann’s perfect grey stone boulevards was the gold and blue of the desert in a giant mural covering a construction facade. A stylized Merzouga in the heart of Paris, with a single brave camel marching on…



Paris with Friends…


Return to Paris 10eme…


15 February 2017: Here in the old neighborhood in Paris for a few weeks to catch up with friends and favorite places. Just enjoying an urban timeout after the wilderness and doing some important preparation for the next big trip into a different corner of the Sahara …



More Dunes Driving…


Back at the dunes with Barlow Adventures…


4 February 2017: Back at the Imperial Sand Dunes for another intensive weekend of training, this time with the Jeeps, led by Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures. Focus was on advanced navigation and technical driving deep in the big dunes, and in tight complex dune fields over three days… [check out In Focus: Sand Dune Skills for more]


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THIS MONTH:

Sand dunes, driving and navigation in the desert, with Barlow Adventures at the Imperial Sand Dunes in southern California …


Back to Paris to reconnect with friends and favorite places …


COMING UP SOON:
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Prepping for a return to the Sahara with a new scouting mission …


THE IMPERIAL SAND DUNES

The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, located in the southeast corner of California, is the largest mass of sand dunes in the state. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dune system extends for more than 40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide (map). Widely known as “Glamis” it is an off-road paradise, with an extensive open area for OHV use.


THE BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

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Team Engage supports the UN’s Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and the Blue Heart Campaign as their platform to raise awareness about global human trafficking— an issue which disproportionately effects women. Human trafficking is modern day slavery and includes sex trafficking (forced prostitution and forced marriage), labor trafficking (domestic servitude, sweatshops and fraudulent bonded labor contracts), child soldiers and organ trafficking. According to the International Labor Organization, nearly 21 million people or 3 out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking. The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was established in 2010 and provides direct humanitarian, legal and financial aid to human trafficking victims. They provide grants to small grassroot NGOs that directly assist victims with housing, food, legal aid, access to justice, psychosocial support, medical care and training. Click here to donate directly to the Fund…

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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
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
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
February – California deserts
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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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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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