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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Moderator
Member
Supporter

Member II

4,312
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
New member here. Located in Nebraska and ready to get back into overloading here in the midwest and Rocky Mountains. Im looking for new groups to ride with and bring my family along with as well.

Rigs: 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro / 2018 Can-Am Defender XMR HD10

Experience: Moderate
Welcome to Overland Bound
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in our Rocky Mountain Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
Social Media:
RM FB; Facebook Groups
Our Rocky Mountain Regional Director is @Neal A. Tew
The closest Member Representatives to you are @freedomomelet in Nebraska
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
 
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Vagrant Forever

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Member I

233
Holland, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
First Name
Jarred
Last Name
Oberman
Member #

40769

Hey I’m the Vagrant and My Beautiful wife, we will call her The Bird. This is our New to us 2016JKU We had a bad ass Rav 4 that we took on many off-road and on road adventures but hurricane Ida ate her in one bite! We are excited for the upgrade none the less. We are big campers, love our paddle boards (we take em down the Delaware river.) we have two dogs and we need to get some mud in these tires! We are thinking of doing the northern section of the trans Nj Trail this weekend but we are having trouble finding information! Happy Trails. VAGRANT , BIRD
Welcome to Overland Bound
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in the East Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative to you is @diabetiktaco
Your Regional Director is @Nomadik Nova
Quick adult & youth Tread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out the Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
Gave them Both a follow! Thank you for the guidance! VAGRANT
 

KerlerKlan17

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Traveler III

327
Wind Gap, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
First Name
Jon
Last Name
Kerler
Member #

40547

Hey I’m the Vagrant and My Beautiful wife, we will call her The Bird. This is our New to us 2016JKU We had a bad ass Rav 4 that we took on many off-road and on road adventures but hurricane Ida ate her in one bite! We are excited for the upgrade none the less. We are big campers, love our paddle boards (we take em down the Delaware river.) we have two dogs and we need to get some mud in these tires! We are thinking of doing the northern section of the trans Nj Trail this weekend but we are having trouble finding information! Happy Trails. VAGRANT , BIRD
Welcome Vagrant! Glad to have more Eastern Overlanders here!
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Location: Sylmar, ca
Vehicle: 2004 Lexus Gx 470
I’m intermittent in Overlanding . I love driving . My friends today even joke with me because of my Mantra “let’s go places” I’m new to this club and I can’t wait to “go places “ with this group.
Hello John, welcome to the OB family.
 

Roots66

SouthWest Region Member Rep Texas
Member

Member III

3,477
Georgetown, TX, USA
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Roots
Member #

16968

Service Branch
USAF / FEMA CERT
Hey I’m the Vagrant and My Beautiful wife, we will call her The Bird. This is our New to us 2016JKU We had a bad ass Rav 4 that we took on many off-road and on road adventures but hurricane Ida ate her in one bite! We are excited for the upgrade none the less. We are big campers, love our paddle boards (we take em down the Delaware river.) we have two dogs and we need to get some mud in these tires! We are thinking of doing the northern section of the trans Nj Trail this weekend but we are having trouble finding information! Happy Trails. VAGRANT , BIRD
Hello Jarred, welcome to the OB family.
 

Vagrant Forever

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Member I

233
Holland, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
First Name
Jarred
Last Name
Oberman
Member #

40769

I get asked about Bald Eagle State Forest a lot so I figured it was finally time to share one of my more popular ‘loops’.

Bald Eagle State Forest is an amazing place that offers hundreds of miles of forest roads that range from perfectly groomed gravel to bonafide trails. Scenic overlooks, hiking, campground or very dispersed camping, genuine solitude, etc.. Cell service is spotty at the absolute best so just plan on not having it anywhere in the forest, that includes main roads. It’s easily one of my favorite places to visit.

Here’s the information one would need if you wanted to camp there.

Camping at Bald Eagle State Forest

The routes include both trails and forest roads. The trails are typically very tight so you can expect pinstripes. They are not overly difficult and can be traversed by just about anything with 4WD, AT tires, and good clearance because it is very rocky there and the ruts can get deep. Even when it’s dry out you can expect to hit water and due to the tightness on the trails turning around typically isn’t an option. The main loop is 82 miles with the other files being bypasses for the more difficult sections and is intended to be run in a clockwise direction. The bypasses aren’t 100% boring though as they run by scenic overlooks. They’re a great option when you need to make some time, are concerned about the difficulty, or simply want to look at a large untouched area of Pennsylvania. Lastly, I would strongly encourage anyone in the area to stop by Elk Creek Cafe for food, beer, or live music. It’s a fantastic place.

Elk Creek Cafe | Eat Fresh. Drink Local. Hear Great Music.

Theres a lot to see throughout BESF and an excellent tool to have with you is a Purple Lizard map. I have a handful of their maps and I'd recommend them to anyone.

Bald Eagle Lizard Map, Pennsylvania

I rarely take many pictures but these should give you at least some idea. They’re all old but they’re something haha.

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Invaluable thank you
 

Iwata77

US Multi Region Member Rep OK,KS, MO, AR, TX
Member

Pathfinder II

3,545
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Iwata
Member #

1977

Ok... *sets up soap box*

"I'm on a quest....* nope, nope.. too cheesey*

Name's Kodiak.. on paper I live in Beaverton, OR and when I'm home.... I run with the dysfunctional misfits of the PDX overland crew... most of which run with Frontier Overland too..

I own a 2016 Jeep cherokee Trailhawk.. her name is the Heathen_hawk but when I'm on the trail... I tend to go with the Moniker.....of Super Fiat!!(da duh duh duhhhh)

I talk a lot of crap with my friends...that's half the fun. I enjoy proving people wrong about how capable my lil jeep is...

Life has happened.. wife and I left Oregon last april to drive for Panther as expediters.. 3 months later she was taken by Pancreatic cancer...since then ive been in a flux.. my jeep lives with my folks in Fayettenam, NC... I drive a truck OTR and i still maintain my residence in Oregon... I don't really "Live" anywhere...

I joined this group because I really am on a quest of sorts.. to build a full-time overlanding rig. I've got my sights set on purchasing a Ram Powerwagon around the end of the year and I was just looking for local groups to learn wheeling a full size truck.. aside from some baja driving I did with my work truck in Iraq way back when I was a contractor... my only experience with overlanding and wheeling was my 97 TJ when I was in college, my 90 XJ and recently my 16 KL.. I drove a tow truck in Portland, OR for 5 years... so im not afraid of winches *and whips and chains excite me* ‍♂...

I'm just looking for a group of people to fit in with while i try and build this rig. When I'm home I'm View attachment 209653View attachment 209654View attachment 209655View attachment 209656usually at the beach in my jeep. Parked away from everyone else at ft fisher access.
Welcome from Oklahoma Kodiak! That’s one heck of an introduction. I’m so sorry to read about your wife. I hope you find a fun group of misfits to run and learn with locally. There are lots of us it shouldn’t be too difficult lol.
 

Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Member III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

New member here. Located in Nebraska and ready to get back into overloading here in the midwest and Rocky Mountains. Im looking for new groups to ride with and bring my family along with as well.

Rigs: 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro / 2018 Can-Am Defender XMR HD10

Experience: Moderate
Hello Dan and welcome to Overland Bound! Thank you for your service!
 

Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Member III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Location: Sylmar, ca
Vehicle: 2004 Lexus Gx 470
I’m intermittent in Overlanding . I love driving . My friends today even joke with me because of my Mantra “let’s go places” I’m new to this club and I can’t wait to “go places “ with this group.
Hello John and welcome to Overland Bound!
 

Shahn Brown

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Member III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hey I’m the Vagrant and My Beautiful wife, we will call her The Bird. This is our New to us 2016JKU We had a bad ass Rav 4 that we took on many off-road and on road adventures but hurricane Ida ate her in one bite! We are excited for the upgrade none the less. We are big campers, love our paddle boards (we take em down the Delaware river.) we have two dogs and we need to get some mud in these tires! We are thinking of doing the northern section of the trans Nj Trail this weekend but we are having trouble finding information! Happy Trails. VAGRANT , BIRD
Hello Jarred and welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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sbc

Rank 0

Contributor I

90
St. Louis, MO, USA
First Name
Sam
Last Name
Charrington
Ham Callsign
K5SBC
Hi everyone,

My wife and I are relatively new to overlanding. I started building my rig—the CranBeast, a 2010 GX 460—in October of last year and we just returned from our first big trip to Colorado. We learned a ton and one of our favorite aspects of the trip was all the great people we met in the hobby from all over the place.

I’m also new to ham radio and my call is k5sbc.

We’re based in St. Louis, MO.

Sam


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Rogue1

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Pathfinder III

464
Newell County, Alberta, Canada
First Name
Cameron
Last Name
Nicholson
Member #

30138

Hello Everyone
Just joined up glad to be part of the group. Running a 2008 Jeep JKU, Unlimited X, many mods done, it's been a work vehicle for me from the Northwest Territories to the Canada/US border so it's seen its fair share of Western Canada, I work in the Canadian Oilfield so lots of time spent in the backcountry. I guess I have been overlanding for many years(Just didn't know the name LOL)
Working where I do you have to be extremely self sufficient as you are out alone scouting very remote locations with Zero communications available.
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DSGNjunkie

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Kirkland, WA, USA
First Name
Brent
Last Name
Sandifer
Just getting into the Overlanding world excited to get out there more! I drive a 2021 Toyota Tacoma that I'm slowly working on gearing out as I gain experience.

I'm in the Seattle area for now, would love any and all connections/suggestions for awesome beginner places to go explore! I'm also huge on Mt. Biking, so combining the two is the ultimate goal.

Happy to be here!
 

sbc

Rank 0

Contributor I

90
St. Louis, MO, USA
First Name
Sam
Last Name
Charrington
Ham Callsign
K5SBC
Hi guys. Excited to join. My name is Dan. I’m in New England. Building up a gx460. It’s currently on 2 inch dobinsons, Prinsu rack, trd pro wheels, bfg KO2s. Next is sliders, then prob drawers. Looking forward to learning from the group
Welcome Dan. I just joined too and posted about my similar setup just above. GX 460, 2.5 dobs lift, sherpa rack, ko2s. Post a pic when you can.
 
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J&V_Bird

Rank I
Member

Contributor II

271
Twin Falls, ID, USA
First Name
James
Last Name
Bird
Member #

21977

Hello.
We have been pretty busy with life and not been on here much but I/we are always looking for friends to get out of the city with.
We are in Twin Falls.

Look forward to getting to know you and hopefully hitting some trails or just meet and greets threw the winter.
Sorry I missed you when you were traveling through earlier this year. How have things been?
Is all GOOD. We get it done some day. We are hoping 2022 is less hectic for us and allow us to get out more.
We only managed 1 3 day camping trip and we stayed in camp for the most part just relaxing in the mid 70s temps.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi everyone,

My wife and I are relatively new to overlanding. I started building my rig—the CranBeast, a 2010 GX 460—in October of last year and we just returned from our first big trip to Colorado. We learned a ton and one of our favorite aspects of the trip was all the great people we met in the hobby from all over the place.

I’m also new to ham radio and my call is k5sbc.

We’re based in St. Louis, MO.

Sam


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Hello Sam, welcome to you and your wife to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello Everyone
Just joined up glad to be part of the group. Running a 2008 Jeep JKU, Unlimited X, many mods done, it's been a work vehicle for me from the Northwest Territories to the Canada/US border so it's seen its fair share of Western Canada, I work in the Canadian Oilfield so lots of time spent in the backcountry. I guess I have been overlanding for many years(Just didn't know the name LOL)
Working where I do you have to be extremely self sufficient as you are out alone scouting very remote locations with Zero communications available.
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Hello Cameron, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Member II

1,262
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Just getting into the Overlanding world excited to get out there more! I drive a 2021 Toyota Tacoma that I'm slowly working on gearing out as I gain experience.

I'm in the Seattle area for now, would love any and all connections/suggestions for awesome beginner places to go explore! I'm also huge on Mt. Biking, so combining the two is the ultimate goal.

Happy to be here!
Hello Brent, welcome to Overland Bound.