When contemplating states blessed with scenic landscapes, the state of Arkansas may be one of the most underrated. The Buffalo National River winds through small mountains, tall bluffs, and past cave entrances—all of which make up the Ozark National Forest. Thanks to the humid climate, the trees become a colorful wonderland in late October, and that͛s when the paved roads in this area are frequented by sports cars and motorcycles.
In October, the 4th annual Texas Avid Outdoors Expo was held in conjunction with Texas Overland at the privately-owned Oxford Ranch Campground in the Texas Hill Country, just 30 minutes north of the rather famous towns of Luckenbach, TX and Fredericksburg, TX. The surrounding area features a network of dirt roads that are great for exploring. Jump on one of the county roads and you are likely to encounter historic German churches, old homesteads, and multiple shallow water crossings.
The reputable Australian made Patriot Campers off-road trailers are now available in the USA! Patriot is well-known throughout the world for their rugged and feature-rich trailers, built to tough Aussie specifications. Check out their popular YouTube marketing video for the X1 trailer—the video has over a half-million views.
The 650 acres at Mulberry Mountain Lodging & Events in Arkansas is nestled in the hilly Ozark National Forest and serves as the ideal environment for the overland-themed expo “Rendezvous in the Ozarks”. Event organizer Randy Putt came up with the idea while attending Overland Expo West in 2014. He wanted something in the central part of the U.S., according to Randy: “As I watched the number of overland related Facebook groups and vendors from the central US grow over the last two years, I decided to start Natural State Overland specifically to host this event, promote Tread Lightly principles, and showcase the beauty of the Natural State!”
Planning your 2018 Adventure? You can use tools like the FunTreks Website (and guidebooks/data cards/maps) along with apps like Hema Explorer to get ready for a grand adventure!
We made a short video showing the basic steps =)
Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.Today Toyota USA revealed their latest concept car, the FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we're interested in something like this becoming a reality.
The goal was to escape the August Texas heat and land me in an ideal spot for the solar eclipse. My plan was to start in Colorado by hitting sections of the Enchanted Rockies Trail, stop off at Canyonlands National Park for an early morning sunrise photo at Mesa Arch (bucket list item), head north into Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, then finish the trip by meeting a group of fellow Toyota off-roaders in central Wyoming for the solar eclipse.