The Best of Off-Roading Summer 2018

This summer we decided it was time to diversify our adventures. So Jake, Bruno & I spontaneously road tripped to Michigan to pick up a new toy. Our 30+ hour road trip (in two days) included several luxury accommodations at local truck stops with popcorn dinners, trail mix breakfasts (the m&m kind…) & an abundance of blankets for Mr. Bruno Buttcheeks to bundle.

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Our new toy, the Canam Maverick X3 Max, (dubbed the ‘Mountain Ferrari’) has been the most magical off-roading mobile! It has been such a cool experience becoming a part of the NH ATV community & exploring the 1,000+ miles of trail riding through rugged forest, mountain tops, waterfalls & so much more!

Below are some of my favorite memories from this summer, cruising through the mountains, meeting new friends & exploring new territory in beautiful New Hampshire.

THE FIRST FEW RIDES: Into the unknown we go…

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 It was the 4th of July & Bruno is proud to be an american.

It was the 4th of July & Bruno is proud to be an american.

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WITH THE SQUAD: The more the merrier - this is the reason we got a 4 seater. We rode trails through the mountains for 11 hours, taking turns ripping through mud puddles, celebrating at dead ends & making it back in time for a magical summit sunset. Grateful for days, moments & friends like these.

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 Not pictured: bruno standing on the sidelines. He refuses to exfoliate on our level.

Not pictured: bruno standing on the sidelines. He refuses to exfoliate on our level.

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We also popped a tire on descent, broke the seal too soon, went through a car wash because we were that dirty, almost flipped multiple times (courtesy  @agierej 🍄) & topped everything off with a campfire feast! #squadgoals

JERICHO ATV FESTIVAL: Not gonna lie, I was nervous. When I think of an ATV festival I envision mud wrestling, hillbillies & an abundance of mud. While I wasn’t too far off, it was such a blast with good energy all around! We faced torrential downpour, tornado warnings & a completely flooded campsite but it was one for the books. Just ask my brother…

 Watching the mud races. Jake is clearly in his element.

Watching the mud races. Jake is clearly in his element.

 Bruno was not trying to get his feet dirty…

Bruno was not trying to get his feet dirty…

 Not the best choice of footwear…

Not the best choice of footwear…

 My brother, easily confused for the Gorton Fisherman.

My brother, easily confused for the Gorton Fisherman.

 Then FINALLY the sun came out…

Then FINALLY the sun came out…

 My brother, wising he was in Miami #cityslicker

My brother, wising he was in Miami #cityslicker

After the storm, this view + ice cold brewskis made it all worth it.

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WITH THE PUPS: After this summer, Bruno is definitely a seasoned ATVer. He loves it all - the wind blowing through his hairs, the compliments from other riders & off course, rockin’ his sweet gear.

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This trip in particular was extra special because Cocoa (my family’s pup) joined us for the ride. About 6 months ago, Cocoa was given 3-6 months to live due to heart failure which is common in Cavaliers. It’s been super sad seeing his condition slow him down over the last few months so I wanted him to experience something new. I had a feeling he would love ATVing because of his love for the outdoors & road trips. It was a total success…

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 Behind-The-Scenes Styling

Behind-The-Scenes Styling

 My summit puppaccinos

My summit puppaccinos

 Every ATV trip is followed by camping & campfire feast!

Every ATV trip is followed by camping & campfire feast!

There you have it, my favorite off-roading Summer 2018 memories! While summer is coming to an end, our adventures continue. Stay tuned for more on our upcoming fall cross-country road trip to Utah, Colorado & more! I will be documenting the entire trip from camping to off-roading & everything in between!

Happy Trails!

Cassouki