Not every overland adventure crosses a continent or even a county. Busy schedules often conspire to postpone extended travels, but that only opens the door for shorter excursions which can be no less challenging and fun. For the coming year, the Expedition Portal team will set out to prove that all you need is 36 hours to have a great escape. We encourage you to embark on your own 36 hours of adventure and share those experiences with us. How much fun can you fit in a day and a half?
36 Hours of Adventure: Sedona
Not just anyone can have an adventure these days. Long gone are the times when you could head out on the weekend with a few friends and a case of beers to enjoy the outdoors and escape the monotony of every day life. Today you have standards to uphold, requirements to meet, and gear lists to check off. If you want to have a proper trip you must pack an expensive truck full of gear, spend an extended period of time wandering through the wilderness, and cook incredible chef quality meals from your high-end camp kitchen. Not just any man with a weekend can do these things after all. You need to be serious, focused, and ready for anything, like these guys…
Okay, so are you ready to reach through your screen and punch me yet? Good, because what I describe above is complete garbage. You don’t need fancy gear, weeks of time, or a passport to have a great backcountry experience. In fact some of the best adventures happen with a few good friends and a weekend away from home, which is why are making a point to share more of our weekend getaways in a series called 36 Hours of Adventure. Contrary to popular belief, the Overland International team doesn’t spend its time polishing titanium cook boxes, stitching together leather saddlebags, or plotting to takeover the world using our green oval shaped death star. We call a few friends, grab some food, and hit the trails for a night of camping, camaraderie, and laughter.