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07. Cee Vlogs about biking pregnant + introducing our newest Adventure Dork! – #MTB #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Ride along with Cee on some Green & Blue singletrack in Moab, Utah. She talks about her experience bike riding while pregnant. Watch to the end to see special moment where Cee discovers the sex of the baby and get a quick introduction to the newest Adventure Dork.

Ride Logs

STRAVA: https://www.strava.com/activities/1471975790
Trailforks: https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/2624962/

Cee’s Review

👍👍 Great for beginners, children, and pregnant women. More advanced riders can spin fast to make it a fun, flowy ride.
Fun factor: Singletrack features at a green level (not just an access road)
Trail rating: Green and one blue
Ride again? Over and over again
Family friendy? Yes

CLIMB: 151 m / 495 feet

FEATURES: Desert riding with some slickrock

Trailhead

Klondike Bluffs Dino Tracks Trailhead: 38.81839, -109.7676

Next Up

Sampling more mtb trails while living the van life.

Where We Stayed

Willow Springs BLM: 38.69722, -109.69643

: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter of 2018. We spent time in the Southwestern US, again, as well. Chasing sunshine and singletrack mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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06. Trying NOT to die riding Hangover Trail in Sedona – #MTB #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Greg samples the death-defying heights of the Hangover trail in Sedona, Arizona. This is a singletrack mountain bike trail with steep exposures – one false move and you’re a goner!
Riding his Kona Process dual suspension mountain bike, Greg shows you his POV footage of Hangover Trail.

Ride Log

GREG’s REVIEW: 👍😱🤢👍 Skip it if you’re afraid of heights.
FUN FACTOR: Bucket list ride.
TRAIL RATING:  Double Black = Experts Only
RIDE AGAIN? Yes but not alone.
FAMILY FRIENDLY? No
CLIMB: 272 m / 958 feet
FEATURES: Extreme exposure🤢😱
Very steep, high risk factor. Serious consequences of mistakes.

Trailhead

This was as close as we could get to the mountain bike trail with our camper van. Greg rode the jeep trail up to meet up with the Hangover trailhead.

Next Up

Sampling more mtb trails while living the van life.

Where We Stayed

The most beautiful free campsite we’ve stayed at so far. For more details of where we traveled on our #flightofthesnowbirds escapade, see the map below…

: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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05. Sampling Singletrack in Salinas & Joshua Tree – #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Fort Ord in Salinas to check out our first MTB singletracks of the trip! Greg uses our gimble for the first time to give you a POV of the ride.

Next Up

Mountain biking in Phoenix, Arizona!

Where We Stayed

Monterey Veterans Memorial Park Campground: 36.59879, -121.91213
Buttonwillow Southbound Rest Stop: 35.4179, -119.42498
Bureau of Land Management Site (BLM) near Joshua Tree: 34.172930, -116.224660
Yucca Valley Walmart: 34.13227, -116.38461

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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03. Monterey to Joshua Tree – #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Finally arrived to sunshine and warmer temps! Monterey was a great weekend stop. We explored the seawall by bike and camped out at a great, inexpensive municipal campground. We then headed further south to continue the summery weather. While in Joshua Tree area we encountered an intense dust storm! That was a first.

Next Up

Mountain biking in Salinas and Joshua Tree!

Where We Stayed

Monterey Veterans Memorial Park Campground: 36.59879, -121.91213
Buttonwillow Southbound Rest Stop: 35.4179, -119.42498
Bureau of Land Management Site (BLM) near Joshua Tree: 34.172930, -116.224660
Yucca Valley Walmart: 34.13227, -116.38461

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

This Series: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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02. Becoming Snowbirds – #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

We left Canada and headed through Washington, Oregon, and California along the 101 on the way to seek warmer, drier climes. This is the first week on the road of our trip south for the winter of 2017/18. We boondocked at rest areas and in parking lots with a side trip to visit friends in Port Orford (if you’re in Oregon, be sure to check out Port Orford Sustainable Seafood!). This is how you become snowbirds: head south until you find sunshine and warmth!

Music

Adventure Club Ft. Kai – Need Your Heart by DifferMusic/Promoter is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

Song: https://soundcloud.com/differmusic/adventure-club-ft-kai-need

Next Up

Arriving to sunshine and happiness in Monterey, CA!

Where We Stayed

Elma Rest Area in Washington (typical rest area, nice spot): 47.01769, -123.35143
Dismal Nitch Rest Area at the border of Washington & Oregon (view of Astoria on the other side and the bridge connecting WA to OR): 46.24961, -123.85923
Roadside pullout near Manzanita, Oregon (that’s where the beautiful sunset footage was taken): 45.74018, -123.94943
Port Orford, Oregon (with friends): 42.74566, -124.49732
Parking lot at Mendocino Lake (don’t camp here, the ranger told us we weren’t allowed in the morning).
Walmart in Ukiah: 39.13371, -123.19698

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

This Series: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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Canadians try Mexican junk food! 🇨🇦 🇲🇽 – #fooddorks

In This Video

Fast forward to a glimpse at our life in Mexico! We’re currently at Totonaka RV park in San Carlos and we have been sampling all the local junk food to celebrate the holidays.
We hope you’ve all had a great holiday season! Feliz Navidad!
If you want to see the version that was recorded live, check out our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for more live videos across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

 Next Up

First week on our #flightofthesnowbirds!

Where We Stayed

Totonaka RV Park, San Carlos, MX
For details from the entire route and to get GPS coordinates, check out our map below.

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

This Series: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

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01. Meeting up with Forrest the Filmmaker! – #flightofthesnowbirds

In This Video

Before we left Canada we were able to meet up with Forrest Stevens. We asked him about how he got into creating videos and what his upcoming #vanlife film is all about.

Find Forrest Here

YouTube 
Instagram: @forrestthefilmmaker

This Series: #flightofthesnowbirds #vanlife

This is our journey in our Dodge Ram #Shmoovan to Mexico for the winter. We’ll be spending time in the South Western US, again, as well. We plan on chasing the sun and great mountain bike trails.
We hope you come along for the ride! And, we’d love it if you subscribed to our YouTube channel “Adventure Dorks” and share our videos on social media!

See where we are RIGHT NOW 

Instagram @adventuredorks
Facebook: /adventuredorks
Twitter:  @adventuredorks

Next Up

First week on our #flightofthesnowbirds!

Where We Stayed

After our trip #Back2Van, we flew to Newfoundland for a few months and then back to BC to prepare #shmoovan for the road. In this video, we were on Vancouver Island headed to Port Angeles, Washington.
For details from the entire route and to get GPS coordinates, check out our map below.

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.

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#flightofthesnowbirds – The Map From Canada to Mexico

The plan: leave Canada and head south for the winter.

Here’s our Google map that we’ve been working on. If you’ve been following our journeys you’ll see a difference in this map – we’re differentiating map markers using coloured icons. You’ll see bike markers for mountain biking trail heads; picnic table icons for places we might overnight that are public spaces such as picnic areas or beaches; parking icons for stop overs such as Walmarts and casinos; and other icons such as libraries or wifi spots where we can work. We’ll probably add water and sani-stations as we find them.

Feel free to use this map to plan your route along the west coast to Mexico!

We welcome all suggestions for places to see, places to boondock, free or inexpensive campsites or even parking spots that allow overnight parking! Reach out to us via social media or through our email contact form.