Announcing the world's first Great Western Trail expedition

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Our next documentary will follow one of the 16 national millennium trails, the Great Western Trail, from the Mexican border in Arizona, to the Canadian border in Montana. We will be the first to traverse this trail in a 4x4 vehicle. 

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From June 16th through July 13th, 2018 our team will navigate 3,147 miles of dirt roads and over 356,000 feet of elevation gain to plot the course of this trail. With less than 10% paved roads we expect this route to be a great journey through the American West from the deserts of Arizona and Utah to the dense forests of Idaho and Montana.

If you would like to support or join us for a portion, we would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

Exploring Vasquez Rocks

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Vasquez Rocks, made famous for their appearance in many films including Star Trek, Blazing Saddles, The Wild Wild West, and many more dating back to the 1920s. 

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The highest point of Vasquez Rocks is 220ft above the ground and is a great place to climb around for while.

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Located only half an hour away from Los Angeles near Agua Dulce, it's a great place for a quick get away when you need some time in the outdoors. Rowher flats OHV is only a short drive away as well so you might as well hit both while you're at it.

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March 2017 Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma World Joshua Tree meet

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We were late to the party.

After a full day of work on Friday I woke up at 5AM on Saturday, loaded my truck with camping supplies, and shoved off towards Joshua Tree national park. After a few hours of driving and the obligatory Taco Bell stop for breakfast we pulled into the gas station in Twenty Nine Palms. As luck would have it another squadron of 4Runners pulled in and we joined them on the way to camp. 

Upon arrival to what affectionately became known as "Chilitown" A.K.A. camp we were welcomed by over 50 Toyotas who had spent Friday night as well. After quickly setting up our camp we were eager to explore the Old Dale mining district and check out some of the sights. 

While abandoned hot rods and great views are cool we wanted to find a mine we could explore so four of us set off in an attempt to follow a road we could see leading up to the top of a hill. After a few turnarounds we were on our way to the mysterious summit hoping there was a place large enough to turn around and a mine at the top.

We were lucky there was only four of us headed up that road, the turnaround at the mine was just large enough to fit all of us without having to back down a very rocky and narrow road.

After taking some shots around camp we all tried the chili for the chili cookoff and had a great time relaxing by the fire and watching Tremors on the projection screen someone had brought along. 

Sunday was the day to pack up and head home attempting to go on dirt all the way to the 10 through Joshua Tree. After attempting a few "shortcuts" we gave up and took Gold Crown road into the national park and then headed home. Overall it was a fantastic trip, making new friends and catching up with others in the desert during a superbloom. I made a short video of the trip viewable in 8K below.