Overland Expo West 2017: It Begins Again

Now in its ninth year, the 2017 Overland Expo commenced again, this time in a new location in the tall pines outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Previous years have suffered unusually extreme weather conditions, but this year’s show kicked off under sunny skies with clear views of the snowcapped summit of Mount Humphreys. Although official numbers are hard to come by, the general consensus suggests this could be the most well attended Expo yet. Despite a crunch of traffic getting into the venue at the show’s opening, the new site is more than large enough to accommodate the 200 plus vendors.

As we have done in the previous eight years, we’ll continue to bring you coverage of the event over the coming days. Until then, if you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a sneak peek of what you missed.


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Christophe Noel is a journalist from Prescott, Arizona. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.