Fri, Oct 13|
Manistee National Forest
GRJC Overlanding Fall Color Tour
Come join us for some of the best fall foliage in Michigan!
Time & Location
Oct 13, 12:00 PM – Oct 15, 12:00 PM
Manistee National Forest, 5531 28th St Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
About the Event
Come along for our 1st ever Overlanding Fall Color Tour!
We know and understand overlanding isn't for everyone. Although this is going to be an epic trip and event, please read everything in it's entirety below when deciding to sign up to join us on our trip.
The plan would be to have the convoy meet up at the Meijer parking lot in Cascade (5531 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512) at Noon. We'll have a little “drivers meeting” at 12:15 PM, and promptly leave to head north at 12:30 PM. We have a generalized planned route, but will be dependent on the group size, trail conditions, and timing. Trip leader: Kyle Kelly.
I will list the unofficial plans below.
The group will be doing dispersed camping on national forest land or state land. So pack accordingly and have your ORV stickers. This time of year is finicky with the weather. It could be 70 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.
Fri: Head north to find camp near [BLANK]. Set up camp. Cook dinner. Sleep.
Sat: Breakfast. Tear down camp and load up. Head out onto the trails in search of gorgeous fall colors. We'll make a stop around lunchtime for some food along the trail. Then we'll head back out to the trails for some more fall color. Throughout the day we will stop periodically for photos of the colors of the trees and get some group photos too with our Jeeps and the colors. Eventually we'll find a campsite for the night. Set up camp. Have dinner and hang around a fire. Sleep.
Sun: Breakfast. Pack up camp, and 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. Hopefully we get some spectacular fall colors. Come join us for some overlanding fall color tour fun!
GMRS Radios are not required, but very highly recommended.
Any questions, issues, or comments can be sent to:
Trail Lead: Dave Rice-(269) 760-8241
Trail Tail: Kyle Kelly-(812) 584-5163
If you're unable to attend this ride and have already signed up for any tickets, please reach out to anyone on the Facebook page so we can open up your tickets for others who can attend.
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.
As of February 2, 2016, per DNR rule, no more than 20 persons per group are allowed to attend an event on state land.
Do Not Interrupt Public Land Use -or- Unfairly Use Public Resources:
"Unlawful to hold an event without appropriate DNR permit(s). 'Event' means a single, structured, organized, consolidated, scheduled meeting or occurrence, on State land, which may have a fee/ donation required for participation or attending and/or involves more than 20 persons. ... The focus is balancing the event use with other public access and use."
Sources: SLU Rules R 299.921, Rule 21 (item #e) and R 299.922, Rule 22 (item #n).
We GRJC and its members, will abide by this rule.
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616Overlanding Fall Color Tour
Oct 13, 12:00 PM