NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Border Formalities..


Pre-travel visa drama..


21 March 2017: Travel documents “issue” in prep for upcoming Sahara trip required jumping through some hoops. Ran out of empty passport pages for the required visa, and had to rush order a brand new passport, so there would be enough time to get the actual visa. Add in a minor complication of having already had the approved documentation with the old passport number and it made for some extra stress. Problem now solved thanks to TDS, travel documents “expeditor” …



Winter Holding On..


Weather is not very spring-like..


15 March 2017: Though it is almost spring, here on Long Island winter seems to be holding on. Can’t wait to get back to the desert! Planning for upcoming April trip is in full swing though…



Planning and Maps..


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Looking at maps…


8 March 2017: Its map time again, and reviewing different maps of the same places always reveals something interesting. Preparing the next journey and getting down to the details where it becomes hard to get solid information. Leaves some mysteries to only be discovered in the desert…


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THIS MONTH:
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Some time at home on Long Island to regroup and prepare for the next series of projects. Laying the ground work for some very exciting things going on over the next few months. Stay tuned …


Headed out to AOAA in Coal Township, PA for a chance to check out their trail system and pre-run for the upcoming Wheelers Overland event …


COMING UP SOON:
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Prepping for a return to the Sahara with a new scouting mission this April. Exciting to be able to explore a different part of this vast desert and connect with the local communities in the region. More details to come soon…


Teaching navigational skills and talking about international overlanding at the First Annual Wheelers Overland Adventure, May 18-21 at Anthracite Offroad Adventure Area (AOAA) in eastern Pennsylvania. The four-day overland camping and wheeling event is sponsored by Quadratec and Offroad Consulting, and brings together a diverse group of overlanders for trail runs, skills instruction, and networking opportunities in a festival atmosphere with onsite camping and optional activities the whole family can enjoy…


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:
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
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
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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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