VOLCANIC OVERLAND EXPERIENCE WITH BACK ROAD VAN ADVENTURES
Embark on a journey through the high desert of the California/Oregon border
Trip Duration - 3 days, 2 nights
Starting near the Oregon border and ending near Bend Or, you explore the Volcanic wasteland that was left behind eons ago. You will be traveling through the high desert where lava fields now scar the earth. Navigating through the harsh terrain you’ll understand the beauty in this black coarse rock.
All-inclusive with three meals served fresh every day, crafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Experience the high desert and lava fields at the border of California and Oregon
Discover the beauty of black coarse rock.
Dirt road driving, river crossings and amazing sights along the way
TESTIMONIAL ABOUT BACK ROAD VAN ADVENTURES
“What a blast, great trip!! Backroad Van Adventures you guys rock, thanks for such a great experience!”
What You Will Experience
Embark on an unforgettable journey starting near the California/Oregon border. You'll traverse the high desert, where rugged lava fields have left their mark on the landscape.
As you navigate this challenging terrain, you'll discover the stark beauty of the coarse black rock. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, sourced & prepared by our Chef for every meal of the trip. You'll be eating meals underneath the stars, on the beach, surrounded by beautiful forests, and dinner in luxury with great food and great friends.
Meet Your Guides from Back Road Van Adventures
Benjamin Co-founded Back Road Van Adventures because of his love for the outdoors and enjoys sharing it to others to pass down in generations. Benjamin has been off-roading and camping for over 20 years and has the knowledge and wisdom to create these routes and trips to instill safety for the environment and its guests. Benjamin enjoys mapping these routes from spending thousands of hours staring at the computer using different mapping software, having paper maps spread out across the floor and actually going to explore these routes to see if they are even possible. He puts Tread Lightly practices in to every one of his routes and encourages everyone else to practice them as well.
Co-Founder Craig Arant discovered a deep love and enthusiasm for off roading and teaching/helping people since his involvement with a Sheriffs department search and rescue team at the age of 14. Once he was 16, his Dad trusted him with enough with his f-250 4×4 to drive on searches, and from then on has always been seeking Off-Road adventures. In the almost 40 years since then, Craig has traveled the world meeting people in all walks of life and and shared his love of the outdoors and exploration. We like to say Craig has been “overlanding” since before there was a catchy name for it, his inspiration, respect, and love of nature puts him in the perfect place to share with his enthusiasm with others.
Our gourmet Chef Lena and Sous Chef Cole prepare fresh meals daily, adding a gourmet touch to camp cooking. Guests can expect delicious breakfasts like French Toast with Sausage or Veggie scramble. Dinners feature a range of options, from Seared steak with whole-roasted sweet potatoes to Farro salad with Fennel and Apple. Lunches are served "Picnic Style" on the trail, offering premade sandwiches with chips, drinks, and fruit, along with condiments, veggies, and cheese for customization. Lena's culinary creations have turned many of our support crew into foodies, and you'll be raving about the meals every day.
3-Day Volcanic Overland Experience with Back Road Van Adventures
*Important note: Due to weather, wash outs, road closures, land slides, and all kinds of crazy unknown acts of Mother Nature, routes are subject to change.
DIRT ROADS & RIVER CROSSING
Day 1 will consist of 77 miles of dirt road driving, river crossings and some amazing sights along the way. Day one will end at Gerber Reservoir campground where there are restrooms and camping right on the reservoir. Dinner will be served around the time we get to camp so be ready for an amazing dinner prepared by our gourmet chef.
INTO THE NATIONAL FOREST
Coffee will be ready by 7am and breakfast will be served by 8am. After breakfast we will pack it up and get ready for the adventures that await. Day 2 is packed with fun. Starting at Gerber Reservoir we will get an earlier start of 930 am as we will be traveling around 125 miles. Day 2 will be a mixture of primarily dirt roads with stunning views of the snowcapped mountains and dropping into Christmas Valley and exploring the famous Fort Rock then making our way to camp at China Hat Campground in the national forest. As we arrive, Dinner will be on its way to being served and we will enjoy a wonderful night around the camp fire eating dinner and telling stories of the fun adventures we all have been on.
Coffee will be ready by 7am and breakfast will be served by 8am. After breakfast we will pack it up and get ready for a later departure. Today is about 35 miles so enjoy the morning. We will drive about an hour through beautiful national forest roads and arrive at a very cool lava tube that you can walk over a mile through. We will take a break there and explore. Once we are back on the trail it turns to pavement and we go right into Bend Oregon, from there we will go our separate ways.
"Amazing trip. Can't wait for more!"
“I learned that I can trust the van with what I ask of it. It made it a little more capable because I am confident in it, I now know what I can do with this van because we just all did it together." - Dave
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April 12-14, 2024
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