NW Overland Rally 2018

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  • #200558

    ray hyland
    Participant
    Basic Member

    I know there’s a thread in the General section but let’s make this the official 2018 NWOR thread.

    Dates – June 28-July 1 (the weekend before 4th of July)

    Location – Plain WA (the same field if you have been before, but we are renting even more of it).

    What – more classes, activities, vendors, etc.

    As always, let’s use this thread to talk about what you’d like to do and see, ask questions, complain, encourage, etc.

    From the emails I’ve been getting it looks like we have a lot of new faces coming this year, so don’t be afraid to ask questions, there are no dumb questions.

    Cheers

    Ray

     

    #200562

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    I was injured & sick last year by the time of the rally Ray, so I didn’t attend last year.

    I sure hope to be able to take a group or two out for a good adventure one or two days!  🙂

    Guy

    #200564

    ray hyland
    Participant
    Basic Member

    Guy we should connect on your class idea from last year and see if it might happen this year. Send me an email if you think it might happen.

     

    #200605

    Jason Casron
    Participant
    Basic Member

    I am new to this event and the forum, but I am willing to help with something if needed. I am a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor if that could be a class or something like that.

    Also do members of the forum try to camp together or just where ever?

    I was watching a video from last year and it looked like the check in and arrival was a little hectic, what is the best time to show up? I have the entire day off and may be near there camping the night before.

    Thanks, Jason

     

    #200609

    Scott Hendrix
    Participant
    Premium Member

    Hey Jason,

    On check in, you can just ask for “where are the North West Overland weirdos” and everyone tends to know.  It’s a huge area and has many slots for vehicle based camping.  Last year there was a “quiet section” and a “not so quiet section”.  NWOL had people in both so you could pick your preference.  If that doesn’t work at the gate, they’ll let you move around wherever there’s room…At least that was my experience previously.  Your camping ticket tends to get you a 10×20 foot camping space.  You can buy additional space if you want/need.

    Best time for check-in?  I’d say anytime on Thursday the 28th.  Nothing really gets going till the next day and if you arrive early enough on Thursday, you’ll be able to pick your spot.  Again, this is just my experience from the couple of rallies I’ve attended.  Others may have other advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott

    #200610

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Guy we should connect on your class idea from last year and see if it might happen this year. Send me an email if you think it might happen.

     

    Ya – that sounds good.

    Guy

    #200612

    Doug Graham
    Participant
    Basic Member

    My son and I attended last year (two trucks).  And I was there solo a few years ago.  Great event – thankyou.

    Some highlights – and therefore things I’d come back for include:

    1. Working through the vendor section, talking to vendors, learning about their products and whether and how they might be useful.
    2. Classes…medical, recovery, ham were ones we especially liked.  I’d love to go through some or all of those again.
    3. Trips…these filled up quickly so we missed out, but we checked the box on the two areas above so that was ok.
    #200614

    ray hyland
    Participant
    Basic Member

    Hey Jason, On check in, you can just ask for “where are the North West Overland weirdos” and everyone tends to know. It’s a huge area and has many slots for vehicle based camping. Last year there was a “quiet section” and a “not so quiet section”. NWOL had people in both so you could pick your preference. If that doesn’t work at the gate, they’ll let you move around wherever there’s room…At least that was my experience previously. Your camping ticket tends to get you a 10×20 foot camping space. You can buy additional space if you want/need. Best time for check-in? I’d say anytime on Thursday the 28th. Nothing really gets going till the next day and if you arrive early enough on Thursday, you’ll be able to pick your spot. Again, this is just my experience from the couple of rallies I’ve attended. Others may have other advice. Thanks, Scott

     

    Yep that’s all pretty accurate, except that your camping ticket gets you a 20 x 20 space, not 10 x 20.

    Cheers

    #200630

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    I think I’m bringing my trailer this year. Coming in heavier than normal. Should be living in luxury with 20×20 and my trailer! 🙂

    Dang, I might bring the BIG TENT and the COTS this time! 🙂 Maybe even my wife. She’d rather be in a lodge though… 😉

    Guy

    #200631

    John Russell
    Participant
    Premium Member

    Not the BIG TENT!!!  Well, there should be enough clowns around to make it a real circus .

    #200632

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Now I want to pitch a bright multi colored circus tent…

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