Overland Journal departs for the Trans-America Trail

Over a period of 12 years, Sam Correro pieced together one of the greatest overland adventures in the Continental United States.  The Trans-America Trail is not a light adventure, but (nearly) a coast-to-coast expedition from Tennessee to the Pacific Ocean, with over 90% of the route off-highway. We are talking nearly 5,000 miles of the most beautiful and remote areas of the country, including the high-mountain passes of Colorado, Moab Utah, the deserts of Nevada and into the lush mountains of Oregon, finally finishing with a small track that drops to the sands of the Pacific Ocean. 

Scott Brady (Publisher) and Brian Dearmon (ADV Motorcycle Editor) will be riding the Colorado to Oregon sections in a pair of modified adventure motorcycles.  Scott will be riding a KTM 950 Adventure and Brian will be riding a BMW F650 GS (Featured in the Summer and Winter 07 issues).  Both have been fitted with aggressive Continental TKC80 tires, soft bags and redundant navigation systems.  Brian and Scott have been on several long overland routes in Arizona in preparation for this adventure.

Their trek will start in mid-July from the EarthRoamer headquarters in Denver, Colorado.  The team will post several updates to this blog throughout their journey. In addition, the team will be tracking their progress in real-time with a SPOT personal tracker- click here to see where the team is located (from 7/10-8/1/08)

Scott’s KTM, ready to go…
KTM950 

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