Our current Jeep; a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, offering superior off-road capability, contemporary comfort, and the upgradeability that the Wrangler platform is known for.
I would drive five hundred miles, and I would drive five hundred more, just to be the man who drove a thousand miles to camp out on your shore. We travel down to North Carolina for a few days of rest and relaxation at Cape Lookout.
A popular piece of equipment used by overland travel enthusiasts, in order to facilitate overnight adventure, is the ubiquitous rooftop tent. We recently outfitted our Jeep Cherokee with an Evasion Evolution by James Baroud, and spent several months putting it to the test.
We had the privilege of joining Mountain State Overland, an environmentally conscious team of overland travel enthusiasts, as they explore southern Appalachia, to commence filming the second season of their online video series.
Acting on an impulse, I decided to venture north to the Adirondack High Peaks region, near Lake Placid, New York, for Labor Day weekend. Aside from targeting the general vicinity, I was devoid of a plan. My goal was to challenge myself, discover new places, and step out of my comfort zone for the sake of adventure.
Every spring, the American Adventurist-based Appalachian Ridgerunner Supreme Expedition Squad, or ARSES for short, host a paddling trip down a 13 mile stretch of the Little Juniata River somewhere between Tyrone and Alexandria, Pennsylvania. Extremely eager to enjoy an adventure after spending much of the winter in hibernation, we loaded the Jeep with kayaks and camping gear, and headed north.