Fall 2017 Camino del Tesoro Overland - San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide Trail, Taos Plateau, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and Valle Vidal

Camino del Tesoro Overland – Fall Season Traverse of Northern New Mexico’s Spectacular High-Country – Professionally organized and guided by Jake Quinones of New Mexico Backroads

Registration is now OPEN for New Mexico Backroads’ Fall 2017 Camino del Tesoro Overland. Email nmbackroads(at)gmail.com for full details or to register.

CDT Route Preview: Visit the NMBR’s Camino del Tesoro photo gallery to preview the experience.   LINK - goo.gl/gPx52M

CDT Overview: Late September | Northern New Mexico’s Carson National Forest | 4 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 325 Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 6,500 to 11,200 ft. | NMBR’s Camino del Tesoro Overland will traverse the scenic high-country of northern New Mexico during the fall season—when the aspens are golden and the air is crisp. Areas of exploration will include San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide Trail, Taos Plateau, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and Valle Vidal.

The CDT Experience: This Late-September, New Mexico Backroads will guide a four-day, 325-mile overland adventure that will traverse the Land of Enchantment’s spectacular and rugged high-country. NMBR’s Camino del Tesoro Overland route was featured in the Spring 2014 Overland Journal story Finding Forrest’s Treasure by Dr. Jon Solberg. The story charts Dr. Solberg and (NMBR guide) Jake Quiñones’ journey across the volcanic fields, mountains and canyons of northern New Mexico in search of Forrest Fenn’s hidden (multimillion dollar) treasure. The Camino del Tesoro Overland route will feature vivid fall colors, high-altitude shelf road, cold water creeks, golden grass meadows, historic sites, high-desert plateau, dense forest and wildlife viewing opportunities. Over three quarters of the Camino del Tesoro Overland route will be comprised of unpaved backroads. Route and camping location elevations will range in altitude between 6,500 and 11,900 feet.
During the overland based adventure, NMBR will cover a variety of topics including area landscape features, area history, vehicle maintenance, overland tool kit assembly, driving techniques, vehicle dynamics, and other overland-based skill building subjects. All nights will be spent camping deep in the backcountry and enjoying the company of fellow adventurists.

Where & When:  The Camino del Tesoro Overland will take place Monday, September 25th through Thursday, September 28th. Participants will meet the morning of September 25th in far northern New Mexico; the exact departure time and location will be provided during the EDO registration process. 

Planning & Preparations:  The Camino del Tesoro Overland will require participants to be self-supportive with regards to vehicle, equipment, meals, and supplies. Services or re-supply of any kind, including cell signals, fuel, food, water, or anything remotely civilized, will be unavailable for stretches of up to 200 miles or more (if re-routes occur).Over the past decade, NMBR has written a series of informative overland travel based articles with topics ranging from field kit assembly, to vehicle maintenance and upkeep, to equipment and gear advice. These articles, paired with extensive checklists and instructions, are provided to registered participants as a solid foundation for what to expect, how to prepare, and what to bring for the adventure. During the Camino del Tesoro Overland pre-trip planning and preparation period, NMBR will be available to provide expert opinion and feedback to registered participants for any questions or concerns related to getting ready and gearing up for the adventure. During the Camino del Tesoro Overland, NMBR will revisit many of the topics that were covered in the pre-trip period with in field demonstrations and lessons. The self-sufficient aspect of NMBR guided expeditions and overland adventures challenges and prepares participants for their future 4WD based endeavors—to go boldly, prepared, and with confidence.
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