Overland Adventure participants trek through dirt from Goffs, California to a spectacular camp just outside Twentynine Palms, then through Joshua Tree National Park to the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum. From there, the group camped in a secluded spot south of the park, ready for the next day’s adventures. Catch up with your waking participants outside Vidal Junction and gear up for the final day of your Overland adventure. Drive through the most remote areas of your journey in the town of Goffs, California.
What is Overland Adventure?
Overland Adventure Presented by Jeep began by searching for participants on an epic four-day, three-night expedition through the awe-inspiring Mojave Desert. Applications are accepted for two weeks, and anyone who drives a 4×4, Four-wheeler team. From an overwhelming number of submissions, 12 vehicles were invited to participate in his 2022 Overland Adventure. Representatives from Jeep, American Adventure Lab, Bubba Rope, Falken Tire, Midland Radio, onX Offroad, Radflo Suspension Technology and Warn Industries were in attendance. Not only have these amazing companies sponsored the 2022 Overland Adventures, they have brought their own 4x4s that are fully equipped for overland travel.
Overland Adventure participants were unprepared for battle on the North African front, but the terrain covered during the expedition provided a glimpse of some of what soldiers trained in the desert faced many years ago. let me At the helm of the 2022 Overland Adventure was Sean P. Holman, his Director of Content for MotorTrend’s Truck & Off-Road Group, host of his Truck Show podcast, and desert historian extraordinaire . Sean’s dedication to all things 4×4, his knowledge of local history and his stellar leadership on the trails (and Midland on his radio transmission) have been an integral part of his adventures in Overland.
Exiting Vidal Junction, a long, straight dirt road ran parallel to one of Mojave’s many dry lakebeds. Vehicles rolled out in the dust, and attendees had spectacular views of the nearby mountains.
In contrast to the morning trail, in the afternoon, participants waded through tight granite boulders and in and out of a desert wash. Speeds were rarely above crawl here, as the rig showcased suspension articulation across rough terrain. Passengers kept their eyes on the rocky hillsides for birds of prey and bighorn sheep.
As the sun approached the horizon, the procession twisted a network of narrow washes with tattered shrubs reaching inward, as if shaking hands with drivers through an open window. It didn’t take long for the convoy to approach the town of Goffs. Participants were welcomed to rejoin the celebratory dinner before farewell.
From the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe to the Jeep Gladiator Mojave, Jeep vehicles have made Overland Adventure a reality. Each of these vehicles demonstrated unprecedented capabilities while covering hundreds of miles of rugged off-road terrain.