Mountain State Overland - exploring and protecting appalachia

msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Mountain State Overland - the video series





ABOUT US

Mountain State Overland is a YouTube series and vehicle-based guide service that plants Trees for the Future. Since its inception in the "Mountain State" (West Virginia) in 2013, this team of explorers have captured motion and still images that recount nearly 15,000 miles of vehicle-based adventure travels.

SEASON 1 - VIDEO
Episode 1 - Bethlehem Farm
Episode 2 - #Water4WV
Episode 3 - welcome to white grass
Episode 4 - overland appalachia
Episode 5 - educating the high country
Episode 6 - celebrating adventure
Episode 7 - taking it south

SEASON 2 - VIDEO
Field Recipe 1 - backcountry cooking
Field Recipe 2 - backcountry cooking
Pre-Season 1 - Test Run
Pre-Season 2 - The Build
Episode 1 - 4 States 4 Days - Part 1
Episode 2 - 4 States 4 Days - Part 2
Episode 3 - Gettin Somewhere - Part 1
Episode 4 - Gettin Somewhere - Part 2
Episode 5 - Backcountry Cooking
Episode 6 - The Road to Nowhere - Part 1
Episode 7 - The Road to Nowhere - Part 2
Episode 8 - The Gathering
Episode 9 - Seasons Change

SEASON 3 - VIDEO
Pre-Season 1 - Built 4 Adventure
Trailer - Season 3 New England
Episode 1 - 1MILE1TREE
Episode 2 - In Deep
Episode 3 - The Rock Pile
Episode 4 - Drifter
Episode 5 - Camper Van
Episode 6 - Off the Grid
Episode 7 - Off the Grid
Episode 8 - Downeast
Episode 9 - Castine

SEASON 4 - VIDEO
Trailer - Season 4 Vermont
Episode 1 - Built 4 Adventure
Episode 2 - Adventure Vermont. Ready?
Episode 3 - Adventure Vermont. Trails.


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photo by Jonathan Rutherford Photography
 
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msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Episode 1 - Bethlehem Farm

Happy New Year EXPO!

Episode 1 - Bethlehem Farm

In this episode, we'll introduce you to Mountain State Overland, give you an overview about what to expect and share the stories of a sustainable community in Summers County, WV.

music by Michael G Batdorf - michaelgbatdorf.com


[video=vimeo;82159207]http://vimeo.com/82159207[/video]
 
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msoverland

Mountain State Overland
I'd like to see more of your farm and food. Very nicely done video.

Thanks again Wainiha! Here's the link to our Twitter media page; just scroll down through the pictures; twitter.com/msoverland/media. We have some still shots of the hoop house, the raised beds and an aerial shot of part of the farm.

Also, Eric may have more pictures on his website; he's a wealth of knowledge and a truly amzing person bethlehemfarm.net.

Episode 1 was our first go at this. We plan to capture more of the details in our next project so we can share more pictures while we work on the video production.
 

msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Very nice video indeed! Are there more in the works?
Thanks Fireball - Absolutely! We plan to produce 8-10 episodes during 2014. We're filming Episode 2 in a few weeks and plan to roll out the video by the end of February. Also, we've got our concept down for Episode 3; and Episode 4 is just a vision at this point. We've got some pretty cool places to go and people to show you, so pull up a chair!
 

msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Rhino Rack Sunseeker 2.5M Awning

We opted for the Rhino Rack Sunseeker 2.5M Awning after countless hours researching on the internet. It comes with various accessories and we added the Awning Extension for some extra square footage. We'll post some shots of the Sunnseeker and Extension set up on Twitter soon. Unfortunately, the packaged was damaged en route and delivered missing the mounting hardware. Thankfully, persistence over the holidays resulted in new parts.

We had to make some adjustments to mounting because the parts delivered were slightly different from what was supposed to be included per the parts list. We pieced together what was shipped and dug out some old Yakima parts to put it all together.

For the full install and detailed pictures, visit the Mountain State Overland blog.










 
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msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Episode 2 - #Water4WV

Episode 2 - #Water4WV

In this episode, we head into Charleston, WV with a truck load of water in an effort to help the victims of the Freedom Industries chemical spill.

music by Michael G Batdorf - michaelgbatdorf.com


[video=vimeo;85574814]http://vimeo.com/85574814[/video]
 
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msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Had a slight problem with the awning after rolling it out for the first time but fortunately Rhino Rack USA stepped in made customer service a top priority!

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We opted for the Rhino Rack Sunseeker 2.5M Awning after countless hours researching on the internet. It comes with various accessories and we added the Awning Extension for some extra square footage. We'll post some shots of the Sunnseeker and Extension set up on Twitter soon. Unfortunately, the packaged was damaged en route and delivered missing the mounting hardware. Thankfully, persistence over the holidays resulted in new parts.

We had to make some adjustments to mounting because the parts delivered were slightly different from what was supposed to be included per the parts list. We pieced together what was shipped and dug out some old Yakima parts to put it all together.

For the full install and detailed pictures, visit the Mountain State Overland blog.










 
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joneseyyy

Explorer
I'm enjoying what you guys are doing with MSO! As a Virginia native that spends a decent amount of time outdoors on the trail and camping in WV I appreciate you exposing more culture and places there. Maybe our paths will cross.


www.dirtroadtrip.com is all about scratching the itch for off-road adventure one weekend, one vacation at a time.
 

msoverland

Mountain State Overland
Killer, thanks for the props Jonese. Want to meet up for a future film? Hell, being a VA native we're sure to share some +quality tales/places in Appalachia. Give us a shout (mountainstateoverland@gmail.com) and lets see if we can't figure out a way to work you into a future trip. To us, its all about about sharing the experience and supporting the environment we explore.

Episode 3 was spent winter camping at Whitegrass Ski Touring Center in Canaan Valley, WV; it was so epic! Single digit overnight temps, way negative wind chills and +10" of snow fall in two days. Let's make it happen! Here's some shots to look for in Episode 3 -











I'm enjoying what you guys are doing with MSO! As a Virginia native that spends a decent amount of time outdoors on the trail and camping in WV I appreciate you exposing more culture and places there. Maybe our paths will cross.


www.dirtroadtrip.com is all about scratching the itch for off-road adventure one weekend, one vacation at a time.
 

mortonm

Expedition Leader
Great series so far, I am definitely interesting in future videos exploring this area, as I plan to spend a week in Monongahela Forest area later this summer, so hopefully I can get some ideas of places to go and things to see!

Unfortunate to hear about the awning, it looks like the same nut wore through ever layer of the awning that was wrapped around it?
 
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