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Sat, Sep 04


Bear Lake Overlook

Backcountry Offroad Adventure Rally 2021

Join us for this years BOAR trip as we head to the Uintas and surrounding area, checking out some interesting sights along the way. The event will take place over the course of 3 days, 2 nights.

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Backcountry Offroad Adventure Rally 2021
Backcountry Offroad Adventure Rally 2021

Time & Location

Sep 04, 2021, 9:30 AM – Sep 06, 2021, 12:00 PM

Bear Lake Overlook, Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, Garden City, UT 84028, USA

About the event

B.O.A.R. 2021 is here! This year we are doing a combination of first come first served slots, and slots based off user merit. If you are interested in attending, please register for the event. If the main list fills up, you will be added to a standby list and notified if someone drops. 

Please be considerate of others and only sign up if you are fully committed to attending all 3 days, and committed to staying until the end of the event.  Each year we seem to have people drop out the week leading up to the event due to poor planning on their part.  Please clear your schedule, request work off, make sure your vehicle is in working conditon, and take care of any other foreseeable concerns BEFORE you register.


September 4th-6th, starting @ 9:30am day 1, ending around noon-ish day 3.

When do we meet?

As of right now the plan is to meet at the overlook/pullout above Bear Lake.  This is subject to change.  Make sure you plan to be there 15 minutes early.  Keep in mind Bear Lake is a fairly long drive from those of us in the valley so plan accordingly.  We are going to be quite pressed for time on the first day so we cant afford delays.   

How many slots are available?

16 vehicle slots will be available.

Where will we be going?

This year we are exploring around the Uintas.  Plan on seeing some neat historic sites, high mountain lakes, meadows, trees, and more.

Vehicle requirements?

Any 4x4 offroad capable, street legal and registered vehicle is welcome. Based off our pre-runs a stock JKU can handle the route but be prepared for some technical sections. Also if it rains the route could become quite muddy.

What About Offroad Trailer Requirements?

This year we will be camping along the route and not staging out of a base camp so anyone bringing a trailer will need to pull it along the trail with them, and setup/takedown each day.  Most of the route is mild, so id anticipate any "off-road" trailer would be ok.  There is one steep climb about an hour into the trip, and a couple ditches/ruts along with washboard roads.  Also be sure you are familiar with and capable of managing your trailer in tight spaces and turn arounds as we will be entering and exting a few spots that are narrow and crowded.  

What to expect?

•Be prepared to wheel for 10-12+ hours each day.

•Packed and hitting the trail at 8:30am promptly each day unless otherwise advised

•We will be taking stops along the way for pictures, lunch, and seeing sights.

•Travel speed will be at an average pace determined by the slowest vehicle. Mid and tail gunners will keep the group together.

•There are only a couple narrow spots on the trail surrounded by foliage, which i didnt have an issue with in my JKU but be prepared for Rocky Mountain Pinstriping. The larger the vehicle, the more chance for pinstriping.

•Most of trail is quite dusty.

•Keep in mind this is a backcountry trip, not a rock crawling trip, so the trails aren't going to be hardcore challenges the entire time. There are few challenging spots, but nothing extreme.

•Very cold nights and hot days, pack accordingly.

•Expect to see some amazing scenery.

What to bring?

•Good attitude, NO WHINERS (as Petersens magazine likes to say)

•Enough food and water to last 3 days, 2 nights in a remote location.

•Camping gear for 2 nights in the desert with the possibility of high wind.

•Enough fuel to go 300ish miles between fill-ups. 1 spare 5 Gallon gas can is required, 2 are highly recommended.  FYI i almost ran out of gas in my 2015 4 door JKU during pre-running, and that was without making all the stops so this is no joke.  

You will need to have an ability to follow the instructions and directions of the trail guides.  A lot of work goes into these trips, and it is all done by volunteers who give up weeks of their time planning, pre-running, and tons of other things that go unappreciated.  Please understand you are a guest on this trip and be respectful to trail leaders.  Be prepared to follow directions and instructions of trail leaders even though you may disagree.

This is a 3 day trip with lots of miles covered. We will be moving at a decent pace to cover all the routes. Prepare yourself mentally and physically for an awesome time!

Any questions let us know!

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