Nicholas Fluhart

May 24, 2012

3rd Annual East Camden Expedition: Part 1

Filed under: Trips and Fun — Nicholas Fluhart @ 1:35 pm

Well, it’s that time again…time to post the 3rd Annual East Camden Expedition that took place in early March 2012. This year produced some wild rides, magnum cooking, and fun shooting, all with minimal casualties to machine and personnel. By the way, if you missed the 1st or 2nd Expeditions, click here to catch up on those as well as many other cool rides and trips. This year’s Expedition was extended to four days. I’ll start this off by outlining the crew, in alphabetical order, then you’ll see an awesome slideshow documenting some of the carnage. I’ll follow up with Part 2 which will contain live video footage.


Brad’s an expedition veteran, having attended all expeditions to date. This year he unveiled his new CanAm Renegade which saw many miles on this trip. With a fully snorkeled machine, he took to the water like a fish. Surprisingly, aside from a broken bumper and an over-wheelie or two in the creek, there was no major incident. Unbelievable…


Another expedition veteran, attending all the trips, Brian is usually the first one on the scene at camp when the rest of us arrive. This year he put his classic Honda 350 FourTrax through the paces, including a nice swim. It’s become an expedition tradition for someone to drowned their machine. Last year it was Chris…this year was Brian’s turn.


After last year’s expedition, Chris was hooked. He showed up with machines and fish cooker in tow. After drowning his ATV last year, he vowed not to make that mistake again, so this year he unveiled a Max Amphibious 6-wheeler. When those of us on four wheels were carefully avoiding deep water disaster in the creek, he easily motored by us…laughing.


A newbie to the Expedition, David fit right in.  He cut the Ranger XP no slack in going where the 4-wheelers went (even if it meant wheels up…). Fully snorkeled, he had no problem in the deep water which was everywhere on this trip.


After having experienced the 2nd Expedition, Moore was a guaranteed player in the 3rd Annual…even if it meant altering his career, or any other trivial things. This year he brought back the Recon, which performed surprisingly well in the dunes (at this point, why am I constantly surprised with the performance of this Recon on these trips?). He also spent some time in (and out of) the saddle of a Grizzly 600.


OK, then there’s me. Am I the one responsible for organizing these yearly travesties, where unexplored terrain looms in the distance, where only eagles and angels dare to fly, where both man and machine come together and leave exhausted and heavily worn? No, not me…it’s Nick Black. Enough said…

Nick Black


And last, but certainly not least, Philip. LOL Where do I start? This was Philip’s first Expedition experience. He may have been a green-horn at the start, but he was balls to the wall all the way. He very, VERY narrowly avoided deep water disaster on his Kodiak 450. However, on the last night of the trip, Philip-Pinot-Grigio learned what it meant to destroy a primary on an automatic transmission. I’ve never seen a belt roasted like that…

Now for some good stuff. Check this out:

Stay tuned for Part 2: Live Video


  1. Awesome job once again!! That is just what I needed since up here surrounded by a bunch of northerners!!!

    Comment by Moore — May 24, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

    • Cool…glad you like it. Putting all this together makes me wish we were on an expedition again right now. Already too hot and dusty though. Looking forward to next year…

      Comment by nfluhart — May 25, 2012 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  2. freakin hilarious, especially “Nic Black” photo! Laughin my tail off in the oil-field all by myself. Glad u put that together.

    Comment by David Morris — June 25, 2012 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

    • Awesome. Be sure to watch the slideshow at the end if you haven’t already. Got some good pics of the Ranger in action!

      Comment by nfluhart — June 26, 2012 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  3. Bunch of silly gringos!!!! The pictures are awesome…..

    Comment by Francisca — October 14, 2012 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

    • Yup, you’ve got that right! However, I do recall a certain chica having a great time riding four wheelers as well. 🙂

      Comment by nfluhart — October 15, 2012 @ 11:04 am | Reply

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