NMBR's Gila Legends Expedition Featured in Overland Journal
Want to experience the Gila Legends Expedition for yourself? Registration is open for NMBR's Summer 2017 Gila Legends Expedition (Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details and registration information.
This August, New Mexico Backroads will be guiding a five-day [375-mile] expedition that will traverse New Mexico’s vast and diverse Gila region. NMBR has guided this route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, OverlandJournal, and a multitude of enthusiasts seeking adventure. This “expedition of a lifetime” includes a diverse range of scenery, history, terrain, and backroads found nowhere else in North America. Route landscape features will include desert, grassland, chaparral, canyon bottoms, and dense forest with elevations ranging from 4,175 to 9,600-feet. Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Great Divide Trail (sections), Mogollon Mountains, Tularosa Mountains, Elk Mountains, and Plains of San Agustin. The Gila Legends Expedition route will pass through the northern end of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range as well as the Southern end of the Rockies, all while skirting the world’s first established wilderness areas—the Gila Wilderness & Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Road types and conditions will include washboards, two tracks, primitive non-maintained, graded, mountain shelf, dirt byway and (least of all) pavement. The Gila Legends Expedition will provide outstanding vistas, historic landmarks, wildlife viewing opportunities (including Mexican grey wolf territory), and aggressive elevation contours. 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. Ready for your next great adventure?