U.P. Overland 2009

The 2009 Upper Peninsula Overland trip was a great success!!! Thank you to all that were able to make it. It was great seeing many of our friends from last year end even better makng new friends this year.

Special thanks to those that donated items for the raffle!!!

Use this thread to post up your pictures, videos and stories of this event.

Point to Point 479 Miles



I have many pictures and videos to organize. I hope to have them posted soon.

Here is one of mine to get us started. Bridge Video
 
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Rattler

Thornton Melon's Kid
I will post some pics later today after much-needed (not in a tent on an air-mattress) sleep.
 

Recommended books for Overlanding

Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide
by Tom Sheppard
From $334.34
The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-A...
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From $13.39
Overland: A Mercedes-Benz Journey Through the Americas
by ri M. Stroh
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4WD Driving Skills: A Manual for On- and Off-Road Travel
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taco2go

Explorer
:wings:
Kristian and Jason- you guys did an outstanding job!! Absolutely a pleasure to meet and share this trip with such a wonderful group of people. Sorry I had to miss the final stop at the Locks- I'm back home in GR with time to just upload the first few pictures.
Thanks again for a memorable weekend- BTW, someone should make a UP Overland 2009 logo with an AMC Eagle somewhere in it....


Kristian in the limelight


Camp at Melstrand


The UP Cruiser in it's element


Bracing for the windiest storm of the year...
 

bluedog

Adventurer
Bluedog and Munchkin made back in under 8 hrs. or just after midnight. We logged 1064 miles for the 4 days. Great trip I'm downloading pictures as I type this. They will follow soon.


B.
 

HMR

Rendezvous Conspiracy
:lurk:

The U.P. is one of my favorite places in the U.S.
Can't wait to get back there.
 

timbercruiser

Adventurer
I only put on 555 miles. I figure the Chicagoland folks put on quite a bit.
It was great to see some new area and meet some great people!!
 

taco2go

Explorer
Here's a few more:

Riding into the morning mist..


B and O's 40- with the cool Pakistani canvas top


Perched on the perched dunes



Out to the falls (forget which)


The falls
 

Recommended books for Overlanding

Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide
by Tom Sheppard
From $334.34
Into Africa
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Long Way Down: An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotlan...
by Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
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Overland: A Mercedes-Benz Journey Through the Americas
by ri M. Stroh
From $20

taco2go

Explorer
The rest of the group smoothing out the trail for our stock 100 series...and the AMC Eagle...coz, there was, like this HUGE drop off, it was BADA@#, like a frickin' four or maybe fifteen foot drop off. Took us HOURS to shovel in mud and tree trunks and stuff.....;)





Actually the Eagle did splendidly...
 

TJDIV

Adventurer
The rest of the group smoothing out the trail for our stock 100 series...and the AMC Eagle...coz, there was, like this HUGE drop off, it was BADA@#, like a frickin' four or maybe fifteen foot drop off. Took us HOURS to shovel in mud and tree trunks and stuff.....;)





Actually the Eagle did splendidly...

Joash, love your pics. What program do you run them through?
The Eagle made it home A-OK. Choked out on Dust & Dirt and desperate for some garage relaxation. :D :victory:

-Tom
 
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