Stacie and I had the privilage of attending the Alaska Meet and Greet in Palmer, AK this year, and what a treat it was. I represented the BlueRibbon Coalition at this awesome event and got to experience just a taste of Alaska that I will share with you here.
This event was orchestrated by the Alaska Extreme Fourwheelers with several other AK clubs kicking in to help make it happen. Everyone I talked raved about the value of diverse clubs gathering in one place to meet and greet each other -- as well as experience some great trail rides and fun activities. More here.
(Click on any photo for a larger image; photos by Stacie Dominick)
Clubs from all over Alaska came to the Meet and Greet. This year was a huge success. It was held at the county fairgrounds, perfect for wheelers to spread out and show off rigs.
The weekend started with a Thursday night cleanup of their local adopted park combined with a short club meeting. Eric Berg with Emerald Isle Offroad on left.
Check in was well organized and several groups, clubs and businesses were there to support the Meet and Greet, including the me and the BlueRibbon Coalition.
Naturally, I had to do some speechifying to the crowd and talk about how important it is to stay involved in our sport -- no matter where you live.
The mountains around Palmer provided a wonderul backdrop for the fairgrounds where we all gathered up.
Like all four-wheelers, Alaskans like to test their rigs on the ramp! Boy, there were some cool rigs, too. Dusty Windust ramping his Dodge, the two folks helping run the ramp are with Arctic Offroad from Fairbanks.
Here I tip my famous hat to a future four-wheeler. Dan Lance (middle) with daughter Brianna, Justin Crossman on left and Nate Berger on right.
Moose buggies at rest....Ty Newman's buggy on left, Brook Green's on right.