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Cobra5.4

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We'll be camping at Sylvania Wilderness in the UP and Flambeau State Forest in Wisc. over the 4th long weekend.
Camping in Copper Harbor the 4th then the 5th working way south to Watersmeet and finally in Blackriver Harbor by the ski flying hill on the 6th to camp. Will keep eye out for you guys be cool if see you on the trails.
 
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Lead K9

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We'll be camping at Sylvania Wilderness in the UP and Flambeau State Forest in Wisc. over the 4th long weekend.
Sylvania is a great place. You're going to love it. I backpacked there several years ago and enjoyed it. Just keep in mind the bugs are bigger than the birds this time of year!
 

ARIZ ST 8

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Late to this Forum and this Thread.

Location: Western Burbs
Vehicle: Gen 3 Montero
Setup: Touring (2" lift, RTT)

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(Recent trip to the dunes in Michigan)
 
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Connor_Dobbins

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New to Overland Bound and the general Overlanding community!
Location: McHenry County IL
Vehicle: 2010 Subaru Outback Limited (currently stock)
- Planning on outfitting my Outback to better handle more situations but as we all probably know, it's expensive.
If anyone in my area knows of trusted and reliable shops to start some work that would be great! First things I am probably going to add a hitch or/and roof basket, then probably a bull bar or a grill guard of some kind to add more lights. Eventually a 2" lift and full skids is probably going to happen but that will be a while.
 

DanMetiv

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I'm here in Chicago on the NW side. Looking for ways to get the family outdoors and just find out about Overlanding. I drive a first gen Honda Ridgeline and I'm really looking forward to learning more, meeting folks, and adventuring!
 
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Scontroneboy

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Just found this thread, jumping on to keep up with the Chicago folks and future trips
 

Joe Hunt

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I'm here in Chicago on the NW side. Looking for ways to get the family outdoors and just find out about Overlanding. I drive a first gen Honda Ridgeline and I'm really looking forward to learning more, meeting folks, and adventuring!
Joe here. If I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate in calling. I am an Overland Bound member #10411.
I also own Nomad Overlanding of Eastern Iowa. We do alot of traveling and have done so for many years. We encourage family adventures and like to see folks get out on the trail. Good luck.
Joe Hunt
319-521-7513
 

Scontroneboy

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I'm here in Chicago on the NW side. Looking for ways to get the family outdoors and just find out about Overlanding. I drive a first gen Honda Ridgeline and I'm really looking forward to learning more, meeting folks, and adventuring!
Hey Dan,

I'm on the North side near Foster and Damen, have been camping with my kids since they were still in diapers and would be more than happy to be a resource for you. There are plenty of family friendly campgrounds within 2-3 hours of Chicago if you need any input. In terms of getting your family outdoors there's surprisingly a lot of opportunity within 30/60 min drive of the city. Especially if you just want to give them an intro without going all in. However, I've never seen any kids complain about being outdoors or camping, now the wives are another story, haha! Have also been taking my son on 1-2 week overland/camp/hike/mountain bike trips for the past 3 years and he just turned 14 so, again, happy to share any knowledge or insight.

Cheers!

Franco