WELL… every Land Rover owner’s dream (besides owning a shiny Defender), to get out on the trail with Experience team! Well, I was fortunate enough to be able to get out on the course with some amazing people. The organizers did a fantastic job putting the day together.
There were 25 trucks, ranging from the hard-core Defender 90 to the LR3 that was stock except for the tires. It was really quite something to see all these trucks out on the course – doing what they were built for. AND the smiles – ear to ear!! An enthusiast’s dream.
Our day started out at the Montebello hotel in front of the Land Rover Experience office, meeting all the excited participants AND the organizers. The atmosphere was one of anticipation, everyone eager to get out on the trails. However, there was the standard administration – driver brief, waivers etc. BUT it was smooth and went quickly.
Once introductions were done and the briefing complete… OFF we went to the obstacle course.
To watch each driver, take their beloved Rover onto the course and ‘play’… was exciting. It was like Christmas morning! I know for me – I was so giddy. Look at all the obstacles to try. WHERE TO START?? I think that I did all the obstacles at least 2 or 3 times!!
It was a sad announcement when the leaders indicated we had to leave for lunch… I would have played there for hours more. However, the best part of the day was yet to come. I’m sure they planned it that way 😉
After a very nice lunch, everyone gathered for another driver briefing. There were 2 groups to hit the trail. One intermediate and the other hard.
YUP – hard trail for this Rover 🙂
I have to say, the area is stunning! We must have just missed the leaves turning (which would have added no doubt to the views), but either way the area is amazing. I love getting out to places like this, but it is also important to remember – ‘Tread Lightly’ to ensure we can continue to get to places like these in the future. Our trucks are big and if not handled well and with respect for the trail can do serious damage.
Pls if you go out on the trails to experience all that trails have to offer, act wisely and with respect to the trail. So, we can continue to enjoy the trail systems.
All the participants enjoyed the ‘hard’ trail run…. see the smiles!
After a spectacular experience, everyone headed back to the Montebello – with tales of trail challenges and how their Rovers conquered the ‘hard’ trail ;). All I can say is…
THANK YOU TO THE LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE STAFF AND ORGANIZERS!!!
This was a very enjoyable time… and hope that we can do it again soon!! To all the fellow Rover owners, thank you for making this a safe and fun time! Hope to see you at another Rover event soon.