Overlanding the Pacific Northwest

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Overlanding: it’s all about the journey

The term ‘overlanding’ is getting a lot attention these days. But what does it mean, really? Overlanding is is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. As described in Overland Journal, “Overlanding is about exploration, rather than conquering obstacles. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself.” The Pacific Northwest has a number of opportunities to get your feet wet in overlanding, and we are here to help! See some details on some of the more popular PNW Overland routes. All our rentals come with necessary gear, and help in trip planning, so check out availability to book your PNW overland adventure!

BACKCOUNTRY discovery routes (BDR)

Also called the BDR, the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route is the longest trail system in oregon, at 1500 miles! WHile the Oregon routes are managed by the Oregon Off-Highway Vehicle Association (OOHVA), the BDR extends beyond Oregon to Washington, Idaho, California, and beyond. Check out Backcountry Discovery Routes for maps and more information.

If you’re interested in doing the BDR in one of our rigs, talk to us about appropriate gear, help with planning, and FREE maps!

Pacific Crest Overland Route (PCOR)

Like the Pacific Crest hiking trail, the Pacific Crest Overland Route (PCOR) extends from California through Washington. Check out Overland Journal’s website for maps and Expedition Portal for inspiration and more info for the routes in Oregon, Washington, and California.

If you’re interested in doing the PCOR in one of our rigs, talk to us about appropriate gear, help with planning, and one-way trips!