Ozark Road Trip part 2

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The very next day, a tiny bit hung over, everyone made it to camp. Nads was the last to arrive in his blue Taco, almost at midnight haha.

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Breakfast tacos… can’t go wrong with that. Allan’s kitchen setup is pretty nice. He always cooks some really tasty food.

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The rest of the week called for cool temperatures but no rain in the forecast!

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Nadine and I slept inside our Land Cruiser. We have plenty of room to sleep, and I prefer this over ground tent sleeping.

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The downside is you have to unload all the gear to make bed. Eventually I’ll get a roof top tent for the Land Cruiser.

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Lambo always supervising, making sure we didn’t forget anything.

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Mike was one the first guys I met, when I got into camping and off roading. He recently built a off road trailer with a roof top tent for his family. If you want your friends or family get into this, you might as well try to make living outdoors very comfortable.

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Everyone had breakfast and all packed up, it was time to head into the Ozarks!

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What was supposed to be a 4hr drive, ended up becoming a 6 hour drive. The gas stops seemed to take the longest. Mike and I was getting roughly 10mpg and had to stop 3 times. Plus with a bigger group, everyone taking breaks adds to the time.

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Eventually we made it into the trailhead!

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I love dirt roads. You’ll go to places where most people haven’t been.

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Eventually the deeper you go, the trail becomes tighter, and more bush growth.

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First water crossing of the trail. The Ozark National Forest is known for water crossings, and Im glad I had my snorkel installed in time for this.

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Eventually we made it into the campsite.

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Always have get that campfire going. This is heart of any camping.

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The campsite was decently big enough for 5 rigs. There was a tire swing too, but a bit too cold for that today.

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My portable avocado tent. A good privacy tent that allows a lot of light in, but you can still do your business without people seeing you.

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The humble home away from home.

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Getting more fuel for the campfire.  As the temps continued to get into the low 40F, this was a good way to warm up.

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We always eat good when camping. No hot dogs on a stick here, or cold sandwiches.

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Pork belly with vinegar is the best combo. Especially if you are drinking.

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Bellini with fruits to offset the fatty pork belly.

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Roasted corn. Very cool how heat is used to cook something typically bland, and produces a chemical reaction that is very tasty and juicy.

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As the night went on, we all hanged out till the campfire slowly died off.

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More to come…..

Thank you Ryan Magahis for letting use your photos!

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