Ann Brampton has assembled a very well thought out rig for overlanding. Currently a resident of Costa Rica, the 48 year old mother has trotted the globe several times before settling into Central America. Spending her time exploring solo is both exhilarating and stressful.
We are now 5 months into our 2.5 year overland expedition, covering 350,000km through 70 countries, over 6 continents. We started in -30C, deep within the arctic of Alaska. Since then we have crossed 45C deserts, to lush rainforests, to Caribbean beaches. We now sit in the mountains of Peru, aiming to reach the south of Argentina by the end of this year.
The refuge and herd date back to 1859 when the Maxwell family drove a small herd of bison onto land surrounding their homestead. The Maxwell family wanted to preserve a piece of the prairie with a roaming herd for future generations. In the mid 1900s the family donated 2,500 acres to the state of Kansas. The herd is kept between 50 to 125 with the surplus bison being auctioned off each fall.
There are literally hundreds of millions of unexploded ordnance lying in wait in civilian territory throughout the world. This ordnance has been building up from as far back as the American Civil War. One can only imagine the sheer number of these silent killers buried in shallow graves beneath the Earth’s surface, waiting to be struck during construction, or stepped on by children.
Dan Grec is no stranger to adventure. In 2009, he drove a stock Jeep Wrangler TJ 50,000 miles from Calgary to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. From there, he headed south and didn't stop until reaching Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina nearly two years later. Today, Dan is working his way around the entire African continent.
We had come to appreciate the hardship the pioneers must have endured as they traveled along the Oregon Trail. The expedition we set out on was, as I'm sure was the case with most settlers, to not only chase the idea of a different kind of life but also to quench the underlying sense of adventure that lies within us all. -Outlaw Xpeditions
Victory is only achieved through the constant choice to push through every situation one faces. In this segment, the team witnessed and walked in some of the original wagon ruts that were made by the Pioneers over 100 years ago. They experienced their first mechanical issue with the Landcruiser due to the heat of the deserts blistering sun: And finally they made their way through the majestic Succor Creek Canyons and into Idaho's uncharted territory.
Follow along as Outlaw Xpeditions attempts to be the first group to complete the Oregon Trail in a four wheel drive vehicle. In this video series, OX proves that you don't need a big budget to explore new overland routes.