By Jon Crowley
My wife Teresa and I love to travel, and we concocted a plan to get out and explore the country. We packed up the truck and loaded our Can-Am Maverick X3 on the back and headed out April 15, 2021 for a month.
Before we left, we created a Facebook Group to capture our adventures: Jon & Teresa’s Epic Adventures.
Our farthest east destination was West Virginia and we traveled through the following states:
California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Virgina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
We also visited these National Parks along the way:
Zion, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saguaro, White Sands, Guadalupe Mountain, Carlsbad Caverns, Hot Spring, Great Smoky Mountains, Gateway Arch National Park, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Arches and Canyonlands.
Our off-road destinations included:
- Sand Hollow, Utah
- Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park
- Little Sahara, OK
- Mount Magazine, AR
- Windrock Park, TN
- Hatfield McCoy Trails, WV
- Syracuse Sand Dunes, KS
- Moab, UT for Rally on the Rocks.
Check out all the videos we created to document our journey…
Sand Hollow State Park, Utah
Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park
Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma
Mount Magazine, Arkansas
Hatfield McCoy Trail System, West Virginia
Syracuse Sand Dunes Park, Kansas
We also visited lots of national Parks and other tourist posts along the way:
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Arches National Park
Gateway Arch National Park
Finding Ancestor Gravesites in Missouri
Rock City, Georgia
White Sands National Park
We traveled over 7,000 miles and used 660 gallons of diesel with an average of 11.0 MPG.
Jackery Explorer 1000 + ICECO JP40 Cooler
FOX Shocks for our Ford F-350
Full Throttle Batteries