Truck Camper Adventure (TCA) hosted its very first overland rally on California’s Bradshaw Trail earlier this month. This free trip, scheduled immediately after our truck camper rally in Quartzsite, Arizona, consisted of 14 truck campers. To our knowledge, this was the largest number of campers to explore this historical road at any one time. The two-day trek was fantastic. The trip was completed without any mishaps and benefited greatly from recent road grading as well as near perfect weather. Temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the low 40s. The 77-mile-long road, which borders the Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range, is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management and is suitable for a high-clearance truck camper with 4×4. FRS radios were used to coordinate all activities and provided an enjoyable source of banter throughout the trek. This is a music video of the overland trip featuring the song Outlaw Man by the Eagles.
Those who took part in the Bradshaw Trail inaugural overland rally were: Alex and Julie Blasingame (Lance 815), Bob and Sheila Eckert (Lance 825), Randall and Jeanne Grepling (Hallmark Everest), Dave and Pam Lindahl (Hallmark Cuchara), Steve Luoma and Judy Brainerd (Arctic Fox 811), Kevin and Linda MacAfee (Bundutec Odyssey), Pres and Janice Meyers (Alaskan 10), Rick Miller and Malia Dailey (Hallmark Ute), Con and Erin Nguyen (Northstar Laredo), Thom Price (Outfitter Apex 8.5), Jeff and Jeannie Reynolds (Northstar Laredo), Tim and Brenda Tahitinen (Northstar 650), Walt Simpson (Lance 825), and Mello Mike and Karen Smith (Northstar Laredo).
This is Truck Camper Adventure’s first official video of the trip.