Overlanding is coming to Southeast Kansas, according to a report in the Joplin, Mo., Globe.
Simply put, it’s a form of camping where part of the thrill is traveling to remote destinations using off-road vehicles to camp beneath the moon and stars, and doing so completely off the grid.
An introduction to overlanding will take place next weekend in the shadow of one of the tallest structures in Cherokee County — the 16-story Big Brutus.
The Big Brutus National Historic Site will host the Big Iron Overland Rally from Friday through Sunday next week and will include family activities, live music, food and vendor exhibits.
Overlanding, said Big Brutus manager Joe Manns in a release, exploded in popularity last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, “providing a way for families to escape to areas where they could safely distance themselves from other campers while exploring and enjoying the country.”
See the complete Joplin Globe report here.