We attended our first Overland Expo this year with plans to spend the week following wandering around Utah. After seeing a few other posts here we roughly figured on doing the Maze in Canyon Lands for a good part of the time if we could score campsites. The adventure started on Wednesday morning heading West out of Texas until the sun set in New Mexico.
OVX was a great experience. We spent our share of time in the various classes and took full advantage of the driving course.
After 3 full days at OVX 2012, we took our time to break camp, take a nice hot shower, stock up on ice, and head off for a week of exploration In Utah.
We crossed Monument Valley
Arriving in Mexican Hat
Shortly after passing the Mexican Hat we came up on a group of 5 trucks from
OVX that were just starting off on a dirt track to the West.
From there we took the dirt track into Valley of the Gods and scouted some camping spots for future trips. It was still early so we continued on.
We climbed the Mogi Dugway
Looking back where we came from
We turned onto the dirt track to head out to Muley Point and came upon another group of OVX'ers, it was the 4 XPCamper Trucks and a few others. They set up at the very end of the main road and we headed on out one of the other side tracks. We found a spot we liked, set up camp and explored the area taking pictures with the setting sun.
We were up with the sun, had a good breakfast and took a few more photos before continuing on our way.