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Coconino National Forest
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Aug 14th to TBD
The World is Waiting
When I dream about how I'd change my life if only I could, I always return to the idea of traveling the face of our globe from an interesting hike to an interesting hike. I want the ability to get to whatever destination I choose, no matter what the obstacles, to stop and camp wherever I wish, and do it all independently and self-contained. I am not the only one with that fantasy. And once a year people with that same dream gather near Mormon Lake. It's called Overland Expo.
Many of you are familiar with the website Expedition Portal (Expeditionportal.com) and the magazine Overland Journal, published in Prescott. The great people behind those enterprises organized the EXPO to bring the overlanding community together. The gathering features vendors from all over the world, various classes taught by renowned experts, films, and hands-on experiences. Overlanders from all over converge in May on the grassy plain of Mormon Lake. The parking area alone takes a couple of hours to get through. Not because it is so huge, but because you stop every few yards and just stare at the ingenuity people have put into their various methods of reaching the destinations of their dreams.
Overland EXPO makes for a fine way to walk through the high country for a day or a weekend and let your imagination run wild with where you'd go if only you had the time and that vehicle. Well, maybe that one instead. No, I want the one over there, in green please. And can you put one of those rooftop tents on it, too? And that fold-out tailgate bar would be cool. Yep, I like to dream.
Details are at https://www.overlandexpo.com/.
The world is waiting. What's your dream?
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