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2022 4 Wheeler Overland Journey Offered by Jeep: Half 4

After touring via the filth from Goffs, California, to a spectacular camp simply outdoors Twentynine Palms, the individuals of Overland Journey proceeded via Joshua Tree Nationwide Park and on to the Basic George S. Patton Memorial Museum. From there, the group camped in a distant location south of the park as they ready for the subsequent day’s journey. Meet up with the individuals as they get up outdoors Vidal Junction and equipment up for the ultimate day of Overland Journey the place they’ll drive via among the most distant areas of the journey, concluding within the city of Goffs, California.

What Is Overland Journey?

Overland Journey Offered by Jeep was an epic four-day, three-night expedition via the awe-inspiring Mojave Desert—and it started with a seek for individuals. Functions are accepted for 2 weeks and open to anybody driving a 4×4 that match the strict listing of necessities set by the 4 wheeler workforce. From the overwhelming listing of submissions, 12 automobiles had been invited to attend the 2022 Overland Journey. Becoming a member of the individuals had been representatives from Jeep, American Journey Lab, Bubba Rope, Falken Tire, Midland Radio, onX Offroad, Radflo Suspension Expertise, and Warn Industries. Not solely did these unimaginable firms sponsor the 2022 Overland Journey, every introduced its personal 4×4 well-equipped for overland journey.

Adam Schalow’s diesel-powered Jeep Cherokee on the primary few miles of filth after breaking camp.

Although the attendees of Overland Journey weren’t making ready for battle within the North African marketing campaign, the terrain lined in the course of the expedition would give us a glimpse at a few of what troopers confronted whereas they skilled within the desert years in the past. On the helm of the 2022 Overland Journey was content material director of MotorTrend’s Truck & Off-Street Group, host of The Truck Present Podcast, and desert historian extraordinaire Sean P. Holman. Sean’s devotion to all issues 4×4, information of the native historical past, and shining management on the path (and when transmitting on the Midland radio) had been integral elements of Overland Journey.

Phil and Meghan Cooper cruising via the desert of their 1999 Ford F-350.

After departing Vidal Junction, the filth roads turned lengthy and straight, working parallel to one of many Mojave’s many dry lakebeds. Automobiles unfold out whereas touring within the dusty situations and individuals sponged up the unbelievable views of the close by mountain ranges.

The Testers roll via the Mojave on this epic 2001 Isuzu VehiCross.

In sharp distinction to the morning’s trails, afternoon got here and wound the individuals via tight granite boulders and out and in of desert washes. Speeds had been seldom greater than a crawl right here because the rigs confirmed off their suspension articulation crossing the undulating terrain. Passengers saved eyes skilled on the rocky hillsides hoping to identify a preying raptor or a bighorn sheep.

Mike Fissell represented Midland and introduced his Jeep Gladiator alongside for the journey.

Because the solar neared the horizon the procession twisted via a community of slender washes the place scraggly shrubs reached inward as if to shake fingers with drivers via their open home windows. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than the convoy approached the city of Goffs, the place individuals had been as soon as once more welcomed to affix in a celebratory dinner earlier than parting methods.

Jason Riggs along with his EcoDiesel-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Jeep automobiles had been instrumental in making Overland Journey occur, from the Jeep Wrangler Limitless 4xe and the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe to the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. These automobiles every demonstrated unprecedented functionality whereas masking tons of of hundreds of rugged off-road terrain.

Kelsea Dockham’s well-appointed Jeep Gladiator at camp on the morning of Day 4.
onX Offroad’s Andy and Lance steer the Jeep Gladiator via the Mojave Desert. Peep the Gladiator’s pop-up tent from GoFast Campers
Brit Mansell from American Journey Lab navigates his Wrangler 392 via one of many last sandy washes of Overland Journey.
Marco Hernandez (discover his socials by looking out @OVRLNDX) brings the whole lot he wants to show any backcountry campsite right into a connoisseur eating expertise—and his Jeep Wrangler Limitless 392 with Patriot Campers trailer has greater than sufficient brawn to drag all of it.
Tyler Hoover, the model supervisor for Jeep Gladiator, confirmed off the strengths of the Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Farout Idea via the paths of Overland Journey.
Blair Anglin’s Jeep Wrangler Limitless cruises by a dry lakebed deep inside the Mojave Desert.
Colin Visage’s Vary Rover dominated the sandy trails within the distant backcountry.
Bob Evans steers his FJ62 between the large granite boulders that characterize this a part of the Mojave.
Roy Wallace’s Jeep M-677 was proper at residence on the paths of Overland Journey.
Falken tires dominated the desert throughout Overland Journey—and the corporate’s Wildpeak R/T made its unofficial debut within the filth.
Chad Keller loved the countless views of pristine Mojave vegetation, geology, and jagged rocky horizons via the glass of the Jeep Wrangler Limitless.
Brad Parker’s Sportsmobile can usually be discovered serving as a backcountry basecamp as he and his pals chase winter storms. This time, the high-rising van conquered mile after mile of punishing desert terrain with ease.
Mike Shaffer’s Tacoma barely seen the bumps on the path with its long-travel suspension.
Nick and Vicki Savatgy represented Bubba Gear of their epic and succesful Nissan van 4×4 conversion. See extra of their adventures by following their socials (@rogueoverland).
Andy Lilienthal of Warn Industries reveals how his 1992 JDM Mitsubishi Pajero and Dinoot trailer could make an epic camp within the low-angle daylight.
Lindsey and Doug Hyland use their Scout to journey the hinterlands in model. See extra of their travels on Instagram @the.woman.scout.
These Jeep automobiles had been the right option to journey the unforgiving terrain of the Mojave Desert.


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