• falken wildpeak at3w long term review
    Gear Review,  Tires

    Long Term Review – Falken Wildpeak A/T3W (Update: March 2019)

    Long Term Review – Falken Wildpeak AT3W (Update: March 2019) 30 second review: First impressions are the Falken Wildpeak tires look really aggressive (awesome) on the Tacoma. Compared to my previous tires – which weighed 6 lbs less – the acceleration on flats is about the same if not slightly quicker. Acceleration uphill seems to require a bit more power but I’ll update on that in my next post. The most noticeable feature however is that the Wildpeaks have virtually no road noise. I actually heard the sound of wind instead of the drone of my tires on the drive home from the tire shop. Check back as I will…

  • ava-overlander-mojave-new-york-mountains
    Mojave,  Southern California,  Trip Report

    Trip Report – Mojave Road May 2015

      Trip Review – Mojave Road May 2015   30 second review: Mojave Road is an epic must do trip. It’s a very long trail with plenty of desert scenery and it’s so remote we only ran across 1 small group of people over 3 days. There’s plenty to explore and we plan to go back and spend at least 4 days.   Fees: None, unless you stay at Afton Campground then it’s less than $10/night. Otherwise just pull off to the side of the road and set up camp. Amenities: None. You’re going to need your own water, fuel, and dig or bring your own toilet. Offroad Difficulty: 2/5 – Most…

  • ava-overlander-big-sur-prewitt-ridge-tree-swing
    Central California,  Trip Report

    Trip Report – Big Sur and Prewitt Ridge April 2015

    Trip Report – Big Sur and Prewitt Ridge April 2015   30 2 second review: Just incredible.   Fees: None. Amenities: None. You’re going to need your own water, fuel, and dig or bring your own toilet. Offroad Difficulty: 1/5 – You don’t need much to get out here – you’ll just be more comfortable with a high clearance vehicle. Kid Friendliness: We’re heading back this summer so keep an eye out for that post. I’m thinking there will be plenty of plants and trees to inspect as well as large meadowy areas where Ava can explore. GPS Data:  This trip was a few years ago but it was the first my wife and I…