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    PREVIEW VIDEO - BUST : An Epic Adventure Across the California Emigrant Trail

    PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS
    For those of you who are familiar with this trip, Cindy and I would be grateful if you please refrain from posting ANYTHING in regards to it. Thank you.

    It's hard to imagine but, up until the 1830's, there were only a handful of people in America who had successfully traveled to California and across what was then only known as, the Great American Desert. Most of these people were trappers, traders and missionaries and it wouldn't be until the 1840's that a more defined route was established by early settlers and given the name, The California Trail. Thanks to the discovery of Gold in 1848, there would ultimately be tens of thousands of people who would make the arduous four month journey, one that started along the banks of the Missouri River and ultimately ended in the goldfields of California. Along the way, they would cover over 2,000 miles, cross deep rivers, tall mountains and an unforgiving desert and all at a time when there were no roads, no stores, no hospitals, no laws and no second chances.

    For years, Cindy and I had been wondering if it was possible to retrace the California Trail from beginning to end, as closely as possible to the original route and as much as possible, all on dirt. Along the way, we would make stops at historical sites, see deep ruts carved into the hillsides from the thousands of wagons that passed through before us and follow geological landmarks that early pioneers used to guide their way. After two years of extensive research, careful planning and plotting a viable route, we finally set off to make that trek.

    Starting Wednesday, July 17th, we'll be releasing the first episode of an all new 4 part series that highlights the 13 friends in 8 other Jeeps that joined us on our epic 2,000 mile adventure. And, in this short preview, will give you a taste of what you can expect to see. We hope you enjoy it and will tune in again to watch the whole series.



    To our good friends Tony, Stephanie, Carl, Et, Joe, Don, Lori, Ray, Kevin, Tom, Susan, Ken and Doug for joining us on this epic adventure! We love you guys

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    Hell yes! Can't hardly wait. 👍
    ...and a spoiler warning? 🤔

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    Canít wait for this. You two always make me feel like Iím with you, in videos like this.


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    Looks amazing I'm looking forward to watching the rest.

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    Canít wait for this! Long time coming! Wish I could have joined back in the day.


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    Looks sweet. Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Hell yes! Can't hardly wait. 👍
    ...and a spoiler warning? 🤔
    Glad to hear it. We just want to share our story and don't want people chiming in with information that will take away from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    Canít wait for this. You two always make me feel like Iím with you, in videos like this.
    Thanks Clay, we really do appreciate it

    Quote Originally Posted by tchmotorsports View Post
    Looks amazing I'm looking forward to watching the rest.
    Awesome. Episode 1 starts on Wednesday the 17th

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Canít wait for this! Long time coming! Wish I could have joined back in the day.
    I think you would have enjoyed the trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Looks sweet. Can't wait.
    Glad to hear it

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    I'd kill to do something like this. A few weeks ago, I drove Switzerland Trail here in Colorado. The whole trail is old rail bed for the trains crossing the mountains in the 1800's. It's humbling to think about the challenges they had and the limited resources they had to face them with.

    I can't wait to watch this video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepers Creeper View Post
    A few weeks ago, I drove Switzerland Trail here in Colorado.
    I'm glad you got to do that one. It's a nice mellow scenic one.
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    Awesome canít wait for the series!

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