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Overland Expo, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff SE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,113 feet
Avg Time One Way 8
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Backpack No
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21  2013-05-16 AZWanderingBear
Author AZWanderingBear
author avatar Guides 27
Routes 62
Photos 2,620
Trips 697 ( 4,664 miles )
Age 63 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Aug, May
Seasons   Spring
Sun  5:16am - 7:30pm
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The World is Waiting
by AZWanderingBear

Likely In-Season!
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 interesting hike to 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. Apparently 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 ( 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 roof top tents on it, too? And that fold out tailgate bar would really be cool. Yep, I like to dream.

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The world is waiting. What's your dream?

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2014-05-02 AZWanderingBear
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    From the intersection of Lake Mary Road and I-17 in Flagstaff, drive southeast on Lake Mary Road to Mormon Lake and turn left at the Mormon Lake Campgrounds in the center of town.
    page created by AZWanderingBear on May 01 2014 9:19 pm
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