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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Mod Team
Moderator
Member
Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hi, I am Josiah. I do the Vanagon thing with a 1.8t conversion. I also am a photographer and filmmaker at The Journal of Lost Time. You can find me on the gram at @josiahq
Welcome to Overland Bound Josiah
Don't hesitate to message your Regional Director @Narbob if you have any questions.
For local information about trips and meet-ups contact your NorCal Member Representative; Bay Area @PapaDave
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip
Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Mod Team
Moderator
Member
Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hello All,
Joined years ago but haven't had the time to be active on here.

I have went through a few rigs but found one I've grown fond of, currently in a 2001 Jeep XJ, also have a 99 Dodge V15 cargo van converted into a travel van that went across the country earlier this year.

I am from UpState/Central NY and daily the XJ around normally.

Most of my experience surrounds fire roads and some local adventures with GIA GPS running, I have background in camping and some in backpacking but have always been a gear head so this has grown into a bit of a hobby that just kind of formed between the two. Ended up being the person my friends call to pull them out of sticky situations or ditches last winter so that added into the excitement and use of the rig.View attachment 217611
Welcome To Overland Bound Conner
Great to have you active on the forum, that is a low number.
You are in the East Region, local information can be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative to you is @OVRLNDER
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Quick adult & youth Tread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Mod Team
Moderator
Member
Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hello! Not really a new member but this will be my first post, I'm Matt, I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 1987 Toyota 4runner. My overland build has switched from the 4runner to the tacoma just recently. I'm located in Fresno, CA. I work on the Sierra National forest and spend my free time driving every road I come across to see what's open and what needs to be reopened. I'm a novice overlander but no stranger to wheeling.
Welcome to Overland Bound
Don't hesitate to message your Regional Director @Narbob if you have any questions.
For local information about trips and meet-ups contact your NorCal Member Representative; Central Valley @TOMB
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members. There is an occasional meet-up in Clovis that can be found on the member map.
RESOURCE MAP
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip
Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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mface7

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

2,125
Syracuse, Utah, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Facer
Member #

29083

Hello from Colorado!

So short story long…
Started messing around out in the Rocky Mountains back in the early 2000s after I picked up an ‘88 Pathfinder for $1000. Was a great truck, very dependable but also very under powered.

In ‘08 I sold the Pathfinder and bought an ‘03 4Runner and had many great adventures with the family in that truck.

With bad judgment at play, I sold the ‘03 in ‘18 to help fund the purchase of a new car for my wife. We all missed that truck and the fun it and adventure it brought us, so about a month ago I purchased a ’97 4Runner.

We’re excited to get back into the mountains and meet new friends!

I call it my “quarter century old, quarter million mile” tank.
View attachment 217425

I could go on but I’ll stop for now.
Welcome to OB and thanks for your service!
 

nurmalkurzraus

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate III

2,001
Herford, Deutschland
First Name
Orkan
Last Name
Seewald
Member #

31988

Hello! Not really a new member but this will be my first post, I'm Matt, I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 1987 Toyota 4runner. My overland build has switched from the 4runner to the tacoma just recently. I'm located in Fresno, CA. I work on the Sierra National forest and spend my free time driving every road I come across to see what's open and what needs to be reopened. I'm a novice overlander but no stranger to wheeling.
Welcome to the OB Forum STK_T4R.
 
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STK_T4R

Rank II
Member

Contributor III

421
Clovis, CA, USA
First Name
matthew
Last Name
boyd
Member #

24218

Hello! Not really a new member but this will be my first post, I'm Matt, I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 1987 Toyota 4runner. My overland build has switched from the 4runner to the tacoma just recently. I'm located in Fresno, CA. I work on the Sierra National forest and spend my free time driving every road I come across to see what's open and what needs to be reopened. I'm a novice overlander but no stranger to wheeling.
Welcome to Overland Bound
Don't hesitate to message your Regional Director @Narbob if you have any questions.
For local information about trips and meet-ups contact your NorCal Member Representative; Central Valley @TOMB
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members. There is an occasional meet-up in Clovis that can be found on the member map.
RESOURCE MAP
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip
Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
Thanks!! I've been checking it out and I live in clovis on the county line, so meet ups should be easy too
 
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4 Yoda

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Contributor III

327
Colorado, USA
First Name
Phil
Last Name
Mendigorin
Member #

31974

Service Branch
Army Reserve
Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
 

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PNW EXPLR

NorthWest Region Member Rep Southeast Washington
Member
Supporter +

Explorer I

4,285
Kennewick, WA, USA
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Denniston
Member #

3030

Ham Callsign
KJ7LYZ
Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
Welcome to the crew! Nice rig!!
 
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Shahn

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello! Not really a new member but this will be my first post, I'm Matt, I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 1987 Toyota 4runner. My overland build has switched from the 4runner to the tacoma just recently. I'm located in Fresno, CA. I work on the Sierra National forest and spend my free time driving every road I come across to see what's open and what needs to be reopened. I'm a novice overlander but no stranger to wheeling.
Hello Matt and welcome!
 
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Shahn

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Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello All,
Joined years ago but haven't had the time to be active on here.

I have went through a few rigs but found one I've grown fond of, currently in a 2001 Jeep XJ, also have a 99 Dodge V15 cargo van converted into a travel van that went across the country earlier this year.

I am from UpState/Central NY and daily the XJ around normally.

Most of my experience surrounds fire roads and some local adventures with GIA GPS running, I have background in camping and some in backpacking but have always been a gear head so this has grown into a bit of a hobby that just kind of formed between the two. Ended up being the person my friends call to pull them out of sticky situations or ditches last winter so that added into the excitement and use of the rig.View attachment 217611
Hello Conner, welcome to OB!
 
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Shahn

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Influencer III

2,491
Seattle, WA, USA
First Name
Shahn
Last Name
Brown
Member #

29302

Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
Hello Phil, welcome to Overland Bound!
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello! Not really a new member but this will be my first post, I'm Matt, I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 1987 Toyota 4runner. My overland build has switched from the 4runner to the tacoma just recently. I'm located in Fresno, CA. I work on the Sierra National forest and spend my free time driving every road I come across to see what's open and what needs to be reopened. I'm a novice overlander but no stranger to wheeling.
Hello Matt, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello All,
Joined years ago but haven't had the time to be active on here.

I have went through a few rigs but found one I've grown fond of, currently in a 2001 Jeep XJ, also have a 99 Dodge V15 cargo van converted into a travel van that went across the country earlier this year.

I am from UpState/Central NY and daily the XJ around normally.

Most of my experience surrounds fire roads and some local adventures with GIA GPS running, I have background in camping and some in backpacking but have always been a gear head so this has grown into a bit of a hobby that just kind of formed between the two. Ended up being the person my friends call to pull them out of sticky situations or ditches last winter so that added into the excitement and use of the rig.View attachment 217611
Hello Connor, welcome. I am amazed you could remember your password!
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
Hello Phil, welcome to Overland Bound. Thank you so much for your service!
 
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nurmalkurzraus

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate III

2,001
Herford, Deutschland
First Name
Orkan
Last Name
Seewald
Member #

31988

Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
Welcome to OB. Great Rig!
 
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aaronq

Rank I

Contributor III

154
Commerce City, CO, USA
First Name
Aaron
Last Name
Quinn
Service Branch
USAF
Thanks! It runs and drives really nice too, I could not have asked for much more after I found this one after a little more than a month of looking and testing driving a bunch and walking away from a few after just driving up and seeing the poor thing...

We do mostly forest roads when on our own. We have a done a few real trails with a couple groups in the past but I would say nothing more then a 6ish (maybe 7) out of 10 on a trail rating but could be completely off and they where 3 or 4 rating…

We're out for some fun and getting to beautiful places most can't but not into pushing our truck to the it's limits. It’s my daily so I can’t bash it.

I'll keep my eye for meets and hopefully we'll cross paths!

Welcome to the community Aaron! That's an absolutely mint looking 4R. We have a relatively active community here in Colorado hopefully we will be able to meet up sometime soon! What kind of trips/trails are you interested in/comfortable with ?
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything! Cheers
 
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Kent R

Executive Director
Staff member
Mod Team
Moderator
Member
Expedition

Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Service Branch
Retired Firefighter
Hello from Kent, WA, Our (wife’s) Rig is a 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO, CBI front and rear bumpers, Prinsu roof rack, Tepui Hardshell RTT . I am retired Army and just retired from King County. We will be moving to Colorado soon to be close to the kids. Looking forward to the Colorado trails.
Welcome to Overland Bound
Since you are moving to CO here is the local information for that region.
You can use the Member Map to find other members and events in your area. You can also send a message directly from the map to other members.
RESOURCE MAP
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
You are in our Rocky Mountain Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
OB Members Colorado
Social Media:
Telegram; OB - Colorado General
RM FB; Overland Bound - Rocky Mountain
Your Rocky Mountain Regional Director is @Neal A. Tew
The closest Member Representative is @trail_runn4r Denver Area, @Iridium Fort Collins
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Check out Overland Expo https://www.OverlandExpo.com
If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me, hopefully I can get you going in the right direction. @Kent R or Kent@OverlandBound.com
 
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