Overland Expo 2013: Overland Travel; Different Strokes…

The Overland Expo is an international gathering of people who love overland travel in its many forms. The attendees range from newbies, interested in the latest kit (gear) and guided tours, to solo women who’ve traveled the continents on a motorcycle. As bicycle tourists with 43,000 miles around the world on our tandem, we share much with the hard core, and can remember being a newbie. The range of people and their changing passions is what this six minute mini-documentary is about

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The Lost Hiker, Big Spring Canyon Loop

We’ve hiked most of the trails in Needles during our five week volunteer stint, but still hadn’t been able to replicate the hike we did a decade ago with Northwest friends, Jack and Mary Lange. We remembered that we had started and ended in Loop A of the campground

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Volunteers in Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

…a motorcyclist… got in just at dark. We let him set up his tent on our plot and had an interesting visit. He has done a bit of bicycle touring. He’s also a famous person who faces many challenges, and we feel it reasonable to respect his privacy for now. Claire said, “He may be famous, but our interaction taught me that, in a National Park, all are equal, and have the opportunity for renewal.”

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