Thread: Northeast Overland's Second Annual Wicked Waterfall Ride

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Wayne, Maine

    Default Northeast Overland's Second Annual Wicked Waterfall Ride

    Are you looking for a laidback Overlanding trip for the whole family that can provide incredible views, light hiking into hidden waterfalls, and just the right touch of off pavement exploration? Then the Wicked Waterfall Ride is the trip for you!

    We had a wicked awesome time last year and people were just itching to go again! The great State of Maine has over 100 waterfalls and we want to take you to see some of the best ones all while adding some fun off-road exploration time in between them!

    Our tour will include a few short hikes to get into some of the most amazing waterfalls. Multiple scenic overlooks will be scattered thru-out the trip and we'll pass through a few attractive villages that beacon to be explored. We will be traversing in, around and over some of Western Maine's greatest landmarks.

    What: Northeast Overland's 2nd Annual Wicked Waterfall Ride

    When: Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th 2018 (Please arrive between 4 and 6pm of Friday night!)

    Where: Western Maine

    Meeting Location: 187 Webb Beach Rd Weld, Me (Delorme Map 19, C2) (44.681737 -70.449439)

    What to bring: Your street legal and well maintained 4WD vehicle with 7-8" minimum ground clearance, warm clothing, camping/sleeping/cooking provisions, basic extrication equipment (no chains!), food & water, spare parts/tools/knowledge, camera/batteries, etc. We will not quiz you on your stuff, you are all responsible adults, however we will be making sure you have the required equipment for every ones safety.

    Required Equipment:
    * Five (5) 30" or bigger AT or MT tires & tools to change a flat (this means a full-size spare (5 of the same size))
    * Front and rear tow points
    * Properly tuned & working CB radio
    * Fire extinguisher
    * First aid kit; sufficient for the amount of people in your vehicle
    * 2015 or newer Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
    * At least one GPS per vehicle (handheld or street)
    * Basic tool kit for your vehicle

    Recommended Equipment (in addition to the required list):
    * Tire repair kit, and/or compressor
    * Winch or come-along
    * Skid plates
    * Vehicle specific parts + tools
    * Warm clothing, bugspray & rain gear
    * Spare parts for CB/Ham (radio, mic, cord, antenna)
    * Spade shovel, Hi-Lift, straps (no hooks on the straps and no chains!)
    * Toilet paper
    * A good pair of hiking boots and your camera!

    Staff will be assuring you bring the Required Equipment and go over your rig w/a checklist when you arrive and register at the first nights gathering. Participants will not be allowed on the ride until the list of required items is fulfilled. This is for everyone's safety and enjoyment.

    What to Expect: We will be traveling mostly on well-built logging roads and some old grown-in roads with a limited amount of paved ways in between. Some "roads" are riddled with ginormous rocks (think boulders) and 4Lo will be used!! The occasional washout is to be expected as well. 4WD is required, bring something with decent ground clearance (7-8" minimum) and positively, absolutely no dual rear wheeled vehicles or small cars. We can't stress this last one enough as some of the roads become very tight and narrow bridges & trails will be traversed and have potential washouts that will not support a dual wheeled vehicle or small cars. Some of the area to be covered is very remote and that needs to be respected. Spotty cell service is to be expected as well.

    All dogs must be leashed and or secured at all times. No free running or roaming around at all for everyone's comfort and safety. It's very easy to set up a runner for them as you can easily stretch a rope from tree to tree and use their leash as the runner. Or just attach them to your vehicle (when it's not in motion..). There are many different ways to secure one's beloved dog so as not to disrupt anyone's time during the event. Kids are not required to be leashed, however, adult supervision is requested at all times. Cats and any other animals/pets should be left at home. Thank you for your understanding.

    Camping will be in a different location each night, the ole point-to-point style. And with that being said, camping will be provided on Friday night right at Mt. Blue State Park! We will have a drivers meeting at 0900 on Saturday morning so those that can't make it Friday night will be able to join us. The tour will end midday on Monday to allow people ample time who have to travel a great distance to get back home.

    Ride Fees: Non-refundable $100 per vehicle (not per person!). There is only a 10 vehicle limit, so be sure to get your spot! Routes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
    Please post in the following comments below who your are; full name, Town & State, and vehicle info (yr, make & model) please!

    vvv Click the link below to register! vvv
    Wicked Waterfall Ride Registration
    Last edited by MtnClimber; 02-01-2018 at 04:49 PM.
    01 Tacoma DCSB
    I'd rather be camping. God is great, beer is good, and people are just plain crazy.
    It was a good idea, right until it wasn't. Now the adventure begins.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Wayne, Maine
    One spot left!!
    01 Tacoma DCSB
    I'd rather be camping. God is great, beer is good, and people are just plain crazy.
    It was a good idea, right until it wasn't. Now the adventure begins.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gray Maine

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