Planes, Trains and Overland Adventure (Green)

Event Date:

July 10, 2024

Event Time:

4:00 pm

Event Location:

North Maine Woods

Embark on the ultimate Overland Adventure with “Planes, Trains, and Overland Adventure,” led by the exclusive overland guide service, Ridgeback Guide Service. From Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, at 4 pm, to Sunday, July 14th, 2024, at 10 am, this expedition explores the enchanting landscapes of the North Maine Woods.

This dream adventure for overlanders unfolds in northern Maine, promising encounters with great scenery, historical sites, and Maine’s wildlife. Join us as we visit the Katahdin Iron Works, exploring the ruins of blast furnaces from the 1800s. Witness the historic B52 crash site on Elephant Mountain, the location of a military plane crash in 1963. Embark on a hike to discover the ghost trains—two 100-ton steam engine locomotives hidden in the wilds of Maine.

Guided by Ridgeback Guide Service, this journey ensures a fun-filled adventure with beautiful scenery, historic sites, and unforgettable campsites. Tailored to accommodate vans, full-size trucks, and truck campers, this trip is your ticket to an overlander’s paradise in the heart of North Maine Woods.

Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 4 pm – Sunday, July 14th, 2024 10 am

Location: North Maine Woods

Trail Difficulty: Green

Required Equipment

  • GMRS Radio
  • Overland Camping Vehicle setup (4 Wheel Camper, Go Fast Camper, RTT, ground tent set up)
  • Food, Fuel, and Camping Gear
  • Hiking shoes and appropriate Clothing
  • Extra 10 gals of fuel in Jerry cans
  • Cash for NMW entry and camping fees (fees are per person)
  • Please see the FAQ below for a full list of vehicle requirements for this trip.
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Event FAQs

Trail Rating Scale

GREEN: Green level trails are easier type trails but are not just logging roads. They offer challenges to stock vehicles and new drivers. Damage can happen but is not likely.

Vehicle Requirements

Green Trail Rides (stock friendly) Minimum requirements: -4X4 Street legal vehicle with insurance -Good tires (All Terrains or Mud Terrains preferred) -Full size spare tire -Radio Communications (we use GMRS Radios) -Recovery points Front and Rear -Tire deflator for airing down -First Aid Kit appropriately sized for your vehicle and passengers. -Appropriate Clothing and footwear for the conditions Recommended for Green Rides: -Rock Sliders -30-inch All Terrain or Mud Terrain Tires -Vehicle Recovery Equipment -Kinetic rope -Tree saver strap -Shackles (multiple) -Pulley block -Winch line extension -Gloves -Fire Extinguisher -On Board Air set up for Tire inflation

Event Schedule Details

  • July 10, 2024 4:00 pm   -   July 14, 2024 10:00 am
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