Overlanding is described as adventure travel, usually by vehicles with four-wheel-drive capability, with a focus on self-reliance, resilience, and enjoyment of the journey. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.
Our adventures might be more extreme than a standard camping trip, Bluestone Overland focuses heavily on community, mutual support, teamwork, and the formation of lasting friendships. On these trips we hope to gain new perspectives, experiences, a strong sense of self-reliance, as well as time for personal reflection and stress reduction. The heart of overlanding is a love of the great outdoors, camping culture, and exploring new places.
Roles: Crew Lead, Medic, Communications, Navigation
Rig Name: Bjorn
2007 Toyota Sequoia SR5
Roles: Technology, Director, Editor, Webmaster
Rig Name: Oscar Mike
1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ
Roles: Chef, Director of Photography, Social Media
Rig Name: Jinx VI
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71
Roles: Logistics, Marketing, Maker
Rig Name: Atlas
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Roles: Business Manager, Maker
Rig Name: Rumbl
2006 Jeep (KJ) Liberty
August 3rd, 2019
After Overland Bound “Rigs and Coffee”, BSO went on the search for "peace". Join the BSO crew up a beautiful and windy road to admire the summit at Flagpole Knob. After reaching the summit, the crew suffers a minor set back. Even the mighty Oscar Mike needs help sometimes, but it's nothing a little Toyota transfusion can’t cure. You can’t dampen the crews spirit, fallen trees or Jeep troubles, it's nothing some good old carpool comms karaoke cannot fix.
July 14, 2019
A celebratory trip in honor of Spartan44’s birthday brings the Bluestone Overland crew to the Bald Mountain Jeep Trail in Lyndhurst VA. A couple of new faces from our Slack Group join and venture into the wild with the BSO crew into a rocky, muddy, and challenging mountain trail. After a few difficult and gnarly obstacles the crew receives a distress radio call from a fellow adventurer stuck on a mud crossing and turns around to help. After some unsuccessful troubleshooting they decided the best option to get everyone home safe before night fall is to tow the Jeep the rest of the way down the mountain..
June 22, 2019
The Bluestone Overland crew setup to map the next section of the Virginia Traverse. The weekend trip started great with perfect weather, a reunion with good friends, and drink by a fire under the stars. As we started putting dirt, water, and mud under our tires and the excitement of an unexplored section of the VAT starts setting in, one of our BSO members get a call from the real world and has to go back. With one rig down, the BSO crew pushed on unto the open. Down a bumpy and windy road the trailer being pulled with one of our rigs loses control. Luckily no one gets hurt and after some hard work and teamwork we get everyone home safe.
June 07, 2019
On this adventure Bluestone Overland visited Cape Lookout National Seashore in the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. This park was founded on March 10, 1966 and is a North Carolina Natural Heritage site. Where you can find fishing, surfing, historic villages, wild horses, and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and of course camp right on the beach.
May 11, 2019
This 77 mile trip runs through the George Washington National Forest from Shaw’s Fork Campground to Douthat State Park. Our goal for this trip is to keep it simple. We wanted to map a trail for everyone. You can do this trail with a stock rig and it’s perfect to get the family out on a multi day adventure.
May 4, 2019
Bluestone Overland is in the process of mapping a multi day overland trail the entire length of Virginia from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. We are calling this route the “Virginia Traverse”.