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Thu, Sep 29


Mesick/Manistee National Forest Area

GRJC Overlanding

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GRJC Overlanding
GRJC Overlanding

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 02, 2022, 7:00 PM

Mesick/Manistee National Forest Area


About the Event

Plan would be to have the convoy meet up at Millennium Park (42.934496, -85.750510) at 5 PM. A little “drivers meeting” at 5:15, and promptly leaving to head north at 5:30 PM. We have a generalized planned route, but will be dependent on the group size, trail conditions, and timing. Trip leader: Kyle Kelly.

We will be staying in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, but up north. The group will be doing dispersed camping on national forest land or state land. So pack accordingly. This time of year is finicky with the weather. It could be 80 degrees and sunny or it could be 30 degrees and snowy. So pack accordingly. Ground tents, rooftop tents, off-road campers/trailers, sleeping in a hammock, or sleeping in your vehicles are all great options. However you’d like to camp out. 

The group will need to stay together while camping at night, so no hotels or airbnbs are permitted for this event. Too much timing and meeting up to worry about all of that. 

Everyone is on their own for food and fuel. If some wants to cook for the whole group, more power to them, but a safe bet is to plan on bringing your own food to cook and eat. We might go through towns to stop for fuel, but plan on being “off the grid” when it comes to packing for the ride.

 The days should consist of something like this:

Thurs: Head north to camp. Set up camp. Cook dinner. Sleep.

Fri: Breakfast. Tear down camp and load up. Head onto the trails. Stop for lunch at a scenic spot. Head back to the trails. Get to camp. Set up camp. Have dinner. Sleep

Sat: Same as Friday

Sun: Breakfast. Depart back towards Grand Rapids.

All in all, it should be a fun time as a group! For some this might be a good learning experience, and for others this is just a relaxing time in the woods. There will be some cool scenic views, some easy to moderate trails (specific trails are TBD), and a great experience for everyone. It’s going to be an easy going event, and if anyone has to peel for whatever reason, we can help assist you to where you need to go.

Important Club Member Notice: GRJC tickets will be used for member check-in. One ticket is required per person. Each club member that wishes to receive club credit for attendance to this event, even if part of a larger party attending, must register for their own separate ticket so that they can be checked-in and their attendance linked to their personal membership account.

Disclaimer: Participation in any GRJC Event is at your own risk. GRJC is not liable for any injury/damage/etc that could occur. Also, any attendee to a GRJC even may be asked to leave if their behavior does not meet our family or safety standards.


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