Team name: Hold My Beer (HMB) Overland
Participants: Josh, Dan, Drew, Chris. The four of us make up HMB Overland. Our name comes from the idea that everyone complains that there isn't a great east coast overland route but our response was, "Hold my beer!"
2018 Road trip details: We'll be driving along the Appalachian Byway. It's an East Coast overland route Josh created. It follows the Appalachian Trail all the way from Georgia to Maine taking as many dirt roads and off road trails as possible. We'll be stopping as often as we can to hike a few trails and to swim in some waterfalls.
Can't leave home without:
Josh: "I can't leave home without an analog wrist watch."
Dan: "I can't leave home without my biolite!"
Drew: "I can't leave home without wet wipes."
Chris: "I can't leave home without my boots."
Favorite tune to listen to on the open road:
Josh: "Africa by Toto or Let my Baby Ride by R. L. Burnside."
Dan: "Buddy by Willie Nelson. It's a wonderful song. Listen to it!"
Drew: "Country Roads by John Denver."
Chris: "Disparate Youth by Santigold."
Signature/go-to camp food:
Josh: "I've got to have a steak cooked on the grill over an open fire."
Dan: "Yeah Man! Wood fire grilled meats."
Drew: "Cheese balls"
Chris: "Beef Jerky"
"Best known for"/"claim to fame"/"trip role":
Josh: "That's a toss up between being the official Map Nerd and doing things that my 4runner ought not do such as driving through what is now known as Lake Loveland."
Dan: "My off road claim to fame is nearly hydrolocking the engine of my lifted Subaru. It's a good thing I'm a mechanic."
Drew: "I'd say I'm best known for conquering the Reddish Knob."
Chris: "My role on the trip will be to do all of the photography/videography."
A perfect trip would include these three items:
Josh: "Family, great food, and some form of water - a river, a lake, or an ocean."
Dan: "Um... Number one on my list is not having rocks thrown at me while I poop. I'm looking at you, Drew! Then, campfire fellowship and road snacks."
Drew: "Guns, ATVs, and my Jeep"
Chris: "My Land Rover, Fire, and Scenic Views."
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