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Deportes

Trail Grom
Joined
Aug 4, 2022
Messages
4
Hello everyone, my name is Juan Echeverria my wife and I live in the East Bay and Clear lake Ca. thanks for your accepting me into the group.
We are starting to travel after a family member accident which recovery lasted 7 years. Things are looking good and it's time to Go.
We travel in a 1995 Ford F250 4x4 diesel with a popup overhead camper Northstar. Nothing fancy but very comfortable.
 

Perfect240z

Trail Grom
Joined
Aug 3, 2022
Messages
3
Location
SF Bay area
Hey @Perfect240z

Welcome to the OTG community. Mendocino is probably my favorite county in California. Where abouts are you staying-- near the coast or closer to Ukiah?

Out by the coast you can easily drive north pass westport out to Usal Beach, which is a 6mi dirt road. There's a couple of roads like Little Lake Road that also cut from the coast to hwy 20 in Jackson Demonstration forest. From the 101 corridor, you can explore Sherwood Rd from Willits which will take you all the way out to Fort Bragg. You can also take Low Gap Road from Ukiah out towards Comptche, which is mostly dirt. If you're out towards the 101 corridor, there's more stuff out that way but it gets hot this time of year.
We're staying in Gualala. Im going to look those roads up right now. Thanks!
 

RC Y.

Trail Grom
Joined
Sep 3, 2022
Messages
3
Location
Merced, CA
Hello everyone, this is Rob in Merced, CA. I've been camping pretty much most of my life, but recently gotten my wife to get a little more adventurous and get to more remote places with me. Together we have 3 sons with the youngest being 16, middle at 21 and our oldest Soldier at 23. We have 2 camping setups for our travels: one being a hybrid pull behind trailer when we want to go glamping, and then we have our Overland Rig setup.
We aren't "new" to Overlanding, we just never had a name for this type of travel/camping growing up! We like to go as often as we can, to as many places as we can, for as short as an hour away near Yosemite, and as far away as Bend, Moab, and along the Cali Coast. I do want to get out more to the rugged areas of Colorado such as the Alpine Loop, Rim Rocker, and other areas like Capitol Reef and such. I just don't have a lot of buddies that want to do this stuff, or that they can't. I am hoping that I could find a great group of people that have the same interests as us and love to just get out there and do this.
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This is our rig "Modelo-350" He's a 2011 F-350 Gasser 6.2L with a 3" front/rear lift sitting on 35's. Older Bronco Pop-up sits inside a 6.5' utility bed.


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Ramcamp

Trail Grom
Joined
Sep 4, 2022
Messages
1
Hello everyone happy to be apart of this overland group. My name is John and my wife Teresa live in Santa Cruz, CA. We enjoy getting out into the back country and off grid camping. We would like to find a group that enjoys the same.
I have 97 Jeep TJ with moderate build, I also have an Adventure bike and off road motorcycle habit that I've been feeding the last 20 years or so. My current rig is '18 Ram 3500 with a hard side Northstar Liberty camper on it. It's somewhat nimble off road with the restrictions really being height.

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RC Y.

Trail Grom
Joined
Sep 3, 2022
Messages
3
Location
Merced, CA
Hello everyone happy to be apart of this overland group. My name is John and my wife Teresa live in Santa Cruz, CA. We enjoy getting out into the back country and off grid camping. We would like to find a group that enjoys the same.
I have 97 Jeep TJ with moderate build, I also have an Adventure bike and off road motorcycle habit that I've been feeding the last 20 years or so. My current rig is '18 Ram 3500 with a hard side Northstar Liberty camper on it. It's somewhat nimble off road with the restrictions really being height.

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Hi John and Teresa! Nice rig! We are often in your town when doing the glamping thing like New Brighton, Sunset, Henry Cowell. You ever get down the coast a little to Big Sur? Old Coast Road?
 

sailorgriz

Trail Grom
Joined
Aug 20, 2022
Messages
3
The Griz here. My mom calls me Bill. My senior English teach called me WILLIAM! (I'm sure she had a reason . . . !). But now I mostly go by Griz. My wife and I have been camping, hunting, fishing, exploring, forever. We now find ourselves in a Life Situation where we can leave the house, the horses, and the headaches for a couple to several days at a time. So, we're going Overlanding. I have eight pages of Bucket List to complete and many, if not most, of them require some type of outdoor Adventure. We'll be getting an RTT in a few days, mounting it to my old Blazer (until the Blazer dies) and heading off into the lesser traveled regions of Southern Idaho and Beyond. All in the pursuit of Enjoying our Blessings. Travel Safely. But go do something!
 

OTG Ben

OTG Principal Explorer
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Apr 24, 2021
Messages
298
Location
NorCal
The Griz here. My mom calls me Bill. My senior English teach called me WILLIAM! (I'm sure she had a reason . . . !). But now I mostly go by Griz. My wife and I have been camping, hunting, fishing, exploring, forever. We now find ourselves in a Life Situation where we can leave the house, the horses, and the headaches for a couple to several days at a time. So, we're going Overlanding. I have eight pages of Bucket List to complete and many, if not most, of them require some type of outdoor Adventure. We'll be getting an RTT in a few days, mounting it to my old Blazer (until the Blazer dies) and heading off into the lesser traveled regions of Southern Idaho and Beyond. All in the pursuit of Enjoying our Blessings. Travel Safely. But go do something!

Ride it til the wheels fall off! Would love to see more folks using products until they no longer work, rather than just throwing junk into the landfill :/
 

sailorgriz

Trail Grom
Joined
Aug 20, 2022
Messages
3
Hello everyone, this is Rob in Merced, CA. I've been camping pretty much most of my life, but recently gotten my wife to get a little more adventurous and get to more remote places with me. Together we have 3 sons with the youngest being 16, middle at 21 and our oldest Soldier at 23. We have 2 camping setups for our travels: one being a hybrid pull behind trailer when we want to go glamping, and then we have our Overland Rig setup.
We aren't "new" to Overlanding, we just never had a name for this type of travel/camping growing up! We like to go as often as we can, to as many places as we can, for as short as an hour away near Yosemite, and as far away as Bend, Moab, and along the Cali Coast. I do want to get out more to the rugged areas of Colorado such as the Alpine Loop, Rim Rocker, and other areas like Capitol Reef and such. I just don't have a lot of buddies that want to do this stuff, or that they can't. I am hoping that I could find a great group of people that have the same interests as us and love to just get out there and do this.
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This is our rig "Modelo-350" He's a 2011 F-350 Gasser 6.2L with a 3" front/rear lift sitting on 35's. Older Bronco Pop-up sits inside a 6.5' utility bed.


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Wine in real wineglasses. In the Great Outdoors! That's MY kind of roughing it. :)
 
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