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Thu, Nov 14


Rally will be shared privately

Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway...Raccoon Run-VU3 WAITING LIST

Due to high demand we are considering running this trip back to back to the one before it. Drop your name in the hat and if we get enough folks to support it, we will create a second round! We will notify you by Sept 14th if we have the interest, will direct you to officially register.

Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway...Raccoon Run-VU3 WAITING LIST
Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway...Raccoon Run-VU3 WAITING LIST

Time & Location

Nov 14, 2024, 12:00 PM EST – Nov 17, 2024, 12:00 PM EST

Rally will be shared privately, Kentucky, USA


About the Event


Due to high demand we are considering running this trip back to back to the other DBBB trip before it. Wanna go??? Drop your name in the hat by signing up here and if we get enough folks to support it, we will create a second round! We will notify you by Sept 14th if we have the interest which at that point will direct you to register. Please note read everything below that will apply to the official registration.  If we reach our minium attendees we will notify you earlier.  Please be commited to these dates if signing up here.


Thurs Nov 14 - Sun 17

Venture Unknown invites you to explore one of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast…..The Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway….aka the DBBB!!

Join Venture Unknown for an exhilarating journey along the DBBB route, weaving through the majestic Red River Gorge and the vast expanses of Daniel Boone National Forest. This moderate yet thrilling off-road expedition is perfect for those with high clearance 4x4s who love a mix of driving surfaces. You'll encounter one-third gravel, one-third trail, and one-third asphalt, ensuring each mile is packed with variety and challenge.

Your adventure will lead you through the picturesque Spaas Creek, across the rugged terrain of Old Fincastle Rock, and into the depths of Pumpkin Hollow. These renowned spots are just the beginning of the memorable landmarks you'll boast about long after the tires stop rolling.

Throughout the trek, Sean Clark, our seasoned lead guide, will be your navigator and storyteller, enriching your experience with tales of the route's history and practical tips for mastering these diverse terrains. His guidance will not only lead you through the wilderness but also deepen your understanding and appreciation of the land you travel.

Gather your gear and rally at our designated campsite, the starting point of our collective journey into the unknown. The DBBB is more than a route; it's a collection of stories, challenges, and breathtaking sights waiting to be discovered. Are you ready to leave your mark on this historic trail?

The Dates

Thurs Nov 14 - Sun 17

Arrive at rally camp at your leisure Thursday Nov 7th or by

Friday Nov 8th morning @ 830am

We will have a brief drivers meeting and proceed towards the DBBB start.

Rally Location

Waterfall Camp (Will be shared privately)

The Plan

Ride the DBBB all of Friday, Saturday, and half of Sunday. Adventurous spirit is required in this type of trip. All types of unknowns may happen during an adventure.. We assure you that we will come prepared with the right attitude, gear, and ensure the safety of everyone is our top priority.


VU3 (The Adventurer)

4x4 with specified rig requirements suggested, creek crossings, rocky obstacles, long seat times possible (appx 10 hours), pinstripes likely, long distance travel, recoveries possible

Rig Requirements (Required vs Recommended)

VU3 Rig Requirements

*33in all terrain tires minimum *MTs recommended

*2in lift required

*Full size spare required

*Recovery points required

*Recovery gear required

*Sliders required

*Front and rear armor highly recommended

*Winch recommended

*Self sustained off-grid cooking and supplies required.

*Full tool set (lead will have tools as well)

*Spare CV axle is highly recommended

*GMRS radio required (loaners avail)

*Routine fuel stops planned)

*****Adventurous spirit 100% required

Max rig count


Camping type

All camps for this adventure will be dispersed style camping. Meaning there are no bathrooms, running water, or electricity available at camps. We can educate newbies on how to camp in this manner. Do not be afraid to ask questions leading up to this adventure or join us for a hands-on workshop prior to the ride. This is a REAL adventure and can be very rewarding when prepared properly.

What to bring?

Everything to be self-sustained for multiple days in the wild. This should include proper clothing for the season, footwear (water resistant recommended), food, trail snacks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, rain gear, and most important the right attitude. If you forgot something we will give you the shirt off our back but please plan ahead. Don't be shy, ask questions. We love to help people enjoy this hobby.


Before the trip

We will be available for any questions you may have. We can be reached by phone, messenger, or email.  Sean will also create a chat for all that are planning to come appx a week before the event.

During the trip

We use GMRS radios during our rides. We highly recommend this type of communication. If you need recommendations on what to buy we will be glad to help. If you aren't able to secure a radio for the ride, we will provide a loaner. We will use GMRS CH17 (462.600)

What's included?

You can expect Sean to use his many years running guided trips to help you adapt to being off-road in remote spots of the wilderness and ensure he has your best interest always at the forefront. We never leave a man behind. So if a mechanical failure happens there will be plans to help recover your rig. You can expect a welcoming community of folks that always welcome you to the fire and who knows maybe Sean will share his famous Mango Margaritas with you. You can expect a VU sticker that captures this adventure so you can look back and remember the fun! Michelle's delicious homemade banana bread will be served on the final morning at our gratitude circle (this is worth the cost) just ask anyone. Educational opportunities during this ride will include driving techniques, gear recommendations, communication and navigation lessons. We also will share a GPX file of our route that includes camps in the area. You also will have access to a trip photo album.


$200 per rig


10% of all ticket sales will be pledged to organizations that are working hard to bring communities together and make the world a better place.


*Arrive at camp topped off with fuel

*There will be opportunities for fuel stops. Auxiliary fuel is not required.

*Please bring a bundle or 2 of firewood for the community fire

*Read over our code of conduct found under the policy of this registration

*By signing up for this adventure you are agreeing to our waiver.

**Check out all our adventures. We can personalize and plan your adventure**

**Due to planning and this registration holding your spot before anyone else, the experience is non refundable**

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