Visit the NMBR Base Camp @ Overland Expo Thursday & Friday Night (May 16th & 17th) – After the sunset, NMBR will be hosting an informal meet and greet for overlanders, adventurists and wannabes alike. Bring a beverage and a chair. The NMBR Base Camp will be located in the lakebed camping area adjacent to the Overland Expo.
New Mexico Backroads 4Runner Featured in 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine
-4WD Toyota Owner magazine is devoted to ALL Toyota 4x4 models, from old to new. Land Cruiser. Tacoma. 4Runner. Tundra. T100. Mini pickup. PreRunner. Prado. Hilux. Rockcrawlers. The FJ Cruiser.
The goal of 4WD Toyota Owner is to bring a fresh, new, independent attitude to the 4WD Toyota community.
The New Mexico Backroads 4Runner is featured in the July/August issue of 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine. The cover shot is of me piloting the NMBR 4Runner through a boulder field on the Rocotillo Rapids trail. The “extreme” rated trail is located in the Chile Canyons northwest of Las Cruces. In the six-page article, I describe the evolution of the NMBR 4Runner over the past five years.
The 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine article highlights how I built the NMBR 4Runner for dual purposes: rock crawling and expedition type travel. Amongst a long list of modifications, the truck is equipped with 35-inch tires, dual lockers, underbody protection and custom bumpers. These components allow the NMBR 4Runner to traverse technical trails and still cruise on the highway at 75mph. Visit the image galleries of New Mexico Backroads and you will quickly realize variety of terrain and varying conditions to which the truck is subject.
To subscribe to 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine or to purchase an individual copy of the July/August issue, visit their website by clicking HERE. The magazine is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Hastings. Featured photography by Jake Quinones, Rory Hayostek & George Zoros
New Mexico Backroads Story Featured in the Saturday Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque Journal Columnist Jennifer Huard wrote about Luka, my Navajoland pup, for her feature in Saturday's ABQ Journal. If you missed it, check out her blog http://jenniferhuard.blogspot.com/.
New Mexico Backroads' Wallow Fire Images featured in Las Cruces Sun News
Two of my Wallow Fire images are featured in the Sunday edition of the Las Cruces Sun News.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez visits with firefighters in Reserve, NM after being briefed by Forest Service officials on thier efforts to contain the 400,000-plus acre blaze.
Firefighters from Chandler, AZ prepare to backburn the forest at Hell Roaring Mesa in an effort to keep the fire from moving into Luna, NM.
A wildland firefighter works a backblaze intended to slow the Wall Fire which burns only a few hundred feet away
Elk flee from the direction of the Wallow Fire through the San Francisco Mountains. Many of the animals showed burns and injuries sustained by barbed-wire fences
An eerie and desolate scene on the charred plains east of Nutrioso, AZ
Borderland Overland to OX11– March 30 & 31, 2011
Who: A few good overlanders. Limited to participants of Overland Expo 2011 (Day Pass or Overland Experience) seeking an overland route to OX11. Only the most self-sufficient, open-minded & good spirited overlanders need apply
What: A fast paced 260-mile overland adventure through the Borderland to the Overland Expo. Nearly two thirds of the route will be dirt!
Where: Southern New Mexico & Southern Arizona (Lordsburg, NM to Amado, AZ)
When: Wednesday, March 30th & Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Looking to go the road less traveled to Overland Expo 2011? I’ll be guiding a two day adventure that will traverse some of the regions’ loneliest roads. Scenery along the Borderland Overland route will include desert, grasslands and forest. Nearly two thirds of the route will be comprised of dirt roads, including the Geronimo Trail and Coronado Scenic Byway. Wednesday night camp will be at Parker Canyon Lake; a beautiful backdrop for relaxing around the campfire.
For those that make the trip; I can almost guarantee they will arrive at the Overland Expo with dirty rigs, big smiles and stories that will make their fellow overlanders envious.
Full trip details HERE
New Mexico Backroads- Best of 2010 Unveiled
Want to go for a ride? NMBR’s Best of 2010 Gallery is complete, narrowed down from over 10,000 miles of travels & over 20,000 images. Visit the Best of 2010 Gallery on SmugMug by following the links below. If you see an image you like, send me a message (NMBackroads at gmail dot com) and I’ll provide purchase info. Put on a good tune and ENJOY.
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New Mexico Backroads image featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Overland Journal
One of my images is featured in the Latitude section of Overland Journal out this month. Captured from the banks of the Virgin River, the image displays cottonwood trees against a sheer sandstone wall in Zion National Park. To Subscribe to Overland Journal or to purchase an individual copy of the Fall Issue, visit their website by clicking HERE.
Overview- Fall 2010 Overland Journal
-See the U.S.A.—the Ural Way Lois Pryce
-High-Performance Battery Test Stephen Gross
-Journey to the Grays: Baja Whales John R. Gentile and Katie Iverson
The Canol Road: A Camel-Trophy-style Assault Pete Lembesis
-Vehicle Feature: 100-Series Land Cruiser Harry Wagner
-Not your Father's Samurai: Suzuki Grand Vitara Jonathan Hanson
Overland Post, Editor's Column, Publisher's Project, News from the Trade, Overland News - Chris Scott, Latitude, Mapping Solutions for Mac - Graham Jackson, Family Overlanding - Mark Stephens, Overland Conservation - Roseann Hanson, Overland Medicine: Altitude Sickness - Dr. Ed Beggy, Overland Chef: Lamb with Sautéed Mushrooms, Overland Gourmet, Classic Kit: India Pale Ale - Jonathan Hanson, Tail Lamp: 'You Want us to What?' - Liam Nelson
New Mexico Backroads images featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Overland Journal
Six of my images are featured in the Latitude section of Overland Journal. The Latitude theme title is “Technicolor” and displays vibrant images I have taken across New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Arizona. To Subscribe to Overland Journal or to purchase an individual copy of the Summer Issue, visit their website by clicking HERE.
Overview- Summer 2010 Overland Journal
-Tracks in the Snow: Wolf Conservation
-12V Refrigerator Test Graham Jackson
-Bolivia photo essay: Where Bolivia Meets the
Heavens Jorge Valdés
-Vehicle Feature: 2005 Tacoma Chris Marzonie
-Canyon de Chelly Scott Brady
Overland Post, Editor's Column, Editor's Project, News from the Trade, Latitude, Family Overlanding - Mark Stephens, Overland Conservation - Roseann Hanson, Overland Medicine: Venomous Snake Bites - Jonathan Hanson, Skills: Mapping Software - Chris Marzonie, Overland Chef: Hearty Pork and Dumplings - Connie Rodman, Classic Kit: The Pith Helmet - Christophe Noel, Tail Lamp: An Adult Decision - Jan Heine
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