Overland Expo West 2017 - Our Experience
In this episode of TrailRecon, my son Jordan and I headed off to Flagstaff Arizona to check out Overland Expo West 2017. Overland Expo is one of the largest events of its kind in North America and it brings hundreds and hundreds of overlanders together to share their experiences in overlanding, learn about the latest overland equipment and just enjoy a weekend in the Flagstaff forest.
We have had some epic adventures and we really enjoy sharing them with everyone. It's not easy picking a favorite trail or adventure, because our last adventure always seems to be the best one. These are some of the trails that we really loved and think everyone should experience.
The Mojave Road trail is an overlanding adventure that should be on every off-roader's bucket list. The trail itself is easy, but the scenery! From the surreal desolation of being in the middle of nowhere to the amazing monuments, this place is unforgettable. We made this journey with the San Diego Jeep Club and we couldn't have asked for a better group of folks to enjoy this trip with. It rained while we were on the trail, which was refreshing and kept the dust down, but it also made the lake unpassable and threw a wrench in our plans. If you're interested in the Mojave Road trail, check out the video and see what it's like.
In this video we take a look at a heavily modified 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This Jeep has some serious modifications, including a Teraflex long arm kit, a RIPP supercharger, custom paint, and much, much more.
In this adventure, we set out to tackle Pinyon Mountain Trail, located in Anza-Borrego, California. This trail is rated as difficult and it's a one-way direction trail that should only be run by experienced off-roaders in a group. Our journey took us through the squeeze, Heart Attack Hill and a short rock garden. We ended our trip at the end of Fish Canyon Wash after a short detour to Sand Stone Canyon. If you're a Jeep owner and check-in on the Jeep Badge of Honor app you will be sent a badge for Pinyon Mountain Tail.