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Positively Impacting 
Veteran Lives Through Outdoor Exploration 

Founded by Veterans, for Veterans ourselves and want to give back to those we served with.

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veteran outings

We know, from experience ourselves, that veterans can often have difficult times readjusting to civilian life after long deployments or upon exiting military service.  Mind Over Land -a 501c3 non-profit-seeks to work with veterans to get them outside to help with readjustment and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow veterans in the great outdoors through vehicle-based adventure.  

TRIPS FOR ALL PHASES OF LIFE

Whether you are a service member who is just returning from a deployment, one who went on one years ago or never went on one but honorably served; we have just the adventure for you.  Our trips are designed with Veterans experiences in mind, knowing that we each have seen a lot and been a part of a lot.  The trips are meant to get you outside, enjoying nature on vehicle based adventures during the day and sitting around the campfire in the evening swapping stories of our service.  On each one, you will feel a connected experience that you will remember and talk about for years to come.

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Upcoming Events

  • Pisgah 500
    Pisgah 500
    Thu, Sep 12
    Burke County, NC
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – Sep 15, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Burke County, NC, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina 28714, USA
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – Sep 15, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Burke County, NC, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina 28714, USA
    This route was created by our very own, Jonathan Shores as he calls Pisgah National Forest home. The route starts and ends in Burke County, NC and includes some of the most breathtaking views you can find on the east coast.
  • Veterans Day Weekend (2024)
    Veterans Day Weekend (2024)
    Fri, Nov 08
    Linville Adventure Pasture
    Nov 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – Nov 10, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Linville Adventure Pasture, 5536 NC-126, Nebo, NC 28761, USA
    Nov 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – Nov 10, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Linville Adventure Pasture, 5536 NC-126, Nebo, NC 28761, USA
    Our Annual Veterans Days event will be held Linville Adventure Pastures (5536 HWY NC 126 Nebo, NC 28761). The weekend will have 4 trail rides (3 stock friendly), campfires, camping and so much more. All for FREE. We will also have a raffle to help raise funds for the non-profit.
  • Spearhead Trail
    Spearhead Trail
    Thu, Nov 14
    Tazewell County
    Nov 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – Nov 17, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Tazewell County, 750 Recreation Dr, North Tazewell, VA 24630, USA
    Nov 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – Nov 17, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Tazewell County, 750 Recreation Dr, North Tazewell, VA 24630, USA
    A series of trails in the Southwest Virgina region leading you through 7 counties.
  • Georgia Traverse 2025
    Georgia Traverse 2025
    Fri, Jan 10
    Dalton
    Jan 10, 2025, 8:00 AM – Jan 12, 2025, 12:00 AM
    Dalton, 1118 N Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA 30721, USA
    Jan 10, 2025, 8:00 AM – Jan 12, 2025, 12:00 AM
    Dalton, 1118 N Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA 30721, USA
    A collection of county, state and Forest Service roads that make up mostly off pavement routes across N. Georgia. The trip will officially begin on Friday morning at 8am but most will gather after work on Thursday evening around 8pm.
  • New River Gorge 2025
    New River Gorge 2025
    Fri, Mar 14
    Layland
    Mar 14, 2025, 8:00 AM EDT – Mar 16, 2025, 12:00 PM EDT
    Layland, Unnamed Road, Layland, WV 25864, USA
    Mar 14, 2025, 8:00 AM EDT – Mar 16, 2025, 12:00 PM EDT
    Layland, Unnamed Road, Layland, WV 25864, USA
    The newest National Park, includes both OHV Routes, dirt, gravel and hard balls. The event will officially begin on Friday morning but most will gather after work on Thursday around 8pm.
  • Kentucky Trail-Bourbon Hunt
    Kentucky Trail-Bourbon Hunt
    Fri, May 02
    Williamsburg
    May 02, 2025, 8:00 AM – May 04, 2025, 12:00 AM
    Williamsburg, Williamsburg, KY 40769, USA
    May 02, 2025, 8:00 AM – May 04, 2025, 12:00 AM
    Williamsburg, Williamsburg, KY 40769, USA
    A collection of off-road routes throughout Kentucky while also hunting for the elusive distinguished bottles of bourbon.
  • MidAtlantic Back Country Discovery Route 2025
    MidAtlantic Back Country Discovery Route 2025
    Fri, Jul 11
    Bath Alum
    Jul 11, 2025, 8:00 AM EDT – Jul 13, 2025, 12:00 AM EDT
    Bath Alum, Bath Alum, VA 24460, USA
    Jul 11, 2025, 8:00 AM EDT – Jul 13, 2025, 12:00 AM EDT
    Bath Alum, Bath Alum, VA 24460, USA
    Billed as a scenic ride that uses dirt, gevel and paved roads to wind through remote parts of Va, WV, Md., and Pa. this route will lead riders through the Appalachian Mountain and Amish country and is sure to not disappoint.
  • Smoky Mountain 1000 - 2025
    Smoky Mountain 1000 - 2025
    Fri, Sep 05
    Hartford
    Sep 05, 2025, 8:00 AM – Sep 07, 2025, 12:00 PM
    Hartford, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
    Sep 05, 2025, 8:00 AM – Sep 07, 2025, 12:00 PM
    Hartford, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
    This ride winds through the backroads of the Great Smoky Mountains-Americas Most Visited National Park. The route is made up of jaw-dropping views along dirt, gravel, two-track and paved roads.
  • Veterans Day Weekend (2025)
    Veterans Day Weekend (2025)
    Fri, Nov 07
    Linville Adventure Pasture
    Nov 07, 2025, 3:00 PM – Nov 09, 2025, 11:00 AM
    Linville Adventure Pasture, 5536 NC-126, Nebo, NC 28761, USA
    Nov 07, 2025, 3:00 PM – Nov 09, 2025, 11:00 AM
    Linville Adventure Pasture, 5536 NC-126, Nebo, NC 28761, USA
    Our Annual Veterans Days event will be held Linville Adventure Pastures (5536 HWY NC 126 Nebo, NC 28761). The weekend will have 4 trail rides (3 stock friendly), campfires, camping and so much more. All for FREE. We will also have a raffle to help raise funds for the non-profit.
  • SC Adventure Route (2025)
    SC Adventure Route (2025)
    Fri, Dec 05
    Edgefield
    Dec 05, 2025, 8:00 AM – Dec 07, 2025, 12:00 PM
    Edgefield, Edgefield, SC 29824, USA
    Dec 05, 2025, 8:00 AM – Dec 07, 2025, 12:00 PM
    Edgefield, Edgefield, SC 29824, USA
    Over 1,000 miles in South Carolina as you wind through view of the mountains, ocean, forest, countryside, state parks, historical sites and small country towns on a mix of both paved and un-paved roads.

HEAR FROM PAST VETRANS

"The adventure, the wonderful scenery and most of all the camaraderie. To share all this together as a band of brotherhood."

Mac

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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