Organizers of the Carson Valley/Lake Tahoe Adventure Moto rally are working to make this annual gathering something big, and they have all the critical ingredients for success
While no one likes a closed trail, a trip over Casner mountain gives me some perspective on the issue
I started to step into the street, my foot hovering in the air as my knees shook with fright. Heat, humidity, and exhaust fumes engulfed me as the air literally shook around me from what appeared to be thousands of vehicles swirling on all sides of the round-about.
Inspiration at Overland Expo is drawn from vehicles, classes, and foods, but most of all from the amazing people who congregate there each year
An exciting change for West County Explorers Club and it’s creator
“There’s plenty of time for death.” That even in a world of utter despair, why not live? Which brought up the question of where lies the value in the lives we lead. What are our lives about?
About the Author Chazz Layne is an adventurer, designer, and photographer based in Prescott, Arizona. Since early childhood he’s had a passion for travel and exploration, a passion which continues to fuel both his creativity and modern nomadic lifestyle. In addition to his work in design and photography, Chazz is a regular contributor to Expedition…
The important aspect of this series is not only the prime-time and global distribution, but the fact that the expeditions are being led by Mac Mackenney, a prolific and experienced overland adventurer from the UK.
Follow their adventure at Drive Nacho Drive
Not all the water in the desert is just a mirage
Forum trip report
It’s time to explore.
The wonders of the desert
West County Explorers
A new year brings new adventures. As you go about planning your trips, I thought you might like to see how we prep for ours. If you have any trip prep tips to share, please add a comment. Thanks.
Answering the most important questions first
via West County Explorers Club: Vincent Urban and his crew of friends have just finished another journey, this time through South America. Last winter I posted his first big video, a beautifully shot and edited Land Rover tour through Asia. This is one equally great. Go Vincent! And thanks again for the tip, Greg!
Even with the distinct possibility of death, it is so worth it
Along the Road of Bones, far eastern Siberia
via West County Explorers Club: Winter’s on the way. To help you get ready, here’s a video showing some snow recoveries by the Search and Rescue Unit in Pierce County, Washington. One involves raising the truck with a Hi-Lift to pack snow under the tires. In the other a Hummer gets winched out of the snow.
When using the Hi-Lift, always keep your head (or any other body part) out of the area between the Hi-Lift frame and the handle, so the handle doesn’t accidentally snap up and whack you. One way to keep yourself out of the “whack-zone” is to put a foot on the base of the Hi-Lift and work the handle with your opposite hand, pulling with the weight of your entire body.