Showcasing the jewels of the Queen and Gem Cities, VCXPEX brought together explorers from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Canada for a three day, two city exploration / restaurant occupation extravaganza.
During this legendary weekend meetup, 25 explorers from all around the US and Canada converged on DJ Craig's small hometown of Johnson City, TN, to explore its many industrial wonderlands of rust and asbestos. The meetup included two nuclear plants, two large coal plants, a drain with a waterslide, and a massive tailrace tunnel for the grand finale.
The first annual Seattle-based exploring convention that drew members from all over the country. We explored mills, nuclear power plants, boats and breweries. We swung through the air beneath bridges, walked above the clouds on rooftops of downtown Seattle, and surfed the elevators of unsuspecting occupants.
VCXPEX II was a weekend of raucous fun that spanned Dayton, Middletown, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Members were in attendance from all over the US/Canada including those from Washington, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ontario, New York, Michigan, and Tennessee. We saw everything from Civil War era paper mills to entire abandoned neighborhoods, ate some of the best food SW Ohio has to offer, and defiled the Mothafukkin Great Wolf Lodge!
Starting in the late night and wee hours of the morning,a huge adventure began. Explorers from multiple states and Canada united together in the Pacific NorthWest for a coffee-fueled, exploring packed weekend of rooftops, elevator surfing, correctional facilities, stores, laboratories and drains galore! From long hikes in the woods to far off locations to tide-cradled mills by the shore, it was a long weekend of misadventure and naked memories!
Starting with a Portland Pre-game draining-turned-rescue-mission and ending with poop towels in Seattle, SeaPex II brought in Explorers from the East coast to the Best Coast, Americans and Canadian alike! Seattle rooftops were hopped, bridges were climbed, abandonments thoroughly infiltrated and their undergrounds explored. Through the rain, lightning, hail, and mudslides, SeaPex II just kept on SWINGING!
On the weekend of both Friday 13th & the Ides of March, explorers all across Texas converged in the city of Dallas. Arranged by AdventureDan, the weekend in the Lonestar State was complete with luxury abandonment accommodations for the out-of-towners. Exploring everything from regal rooftops, bodacious banks, historic hotels, grimy grain silos, and horrendous hospitals, the group rode manlifts up and elevators down, triangulated stairs, rooftop scuba, and fought off ever-persistent scrappers. It was certainly a memorable weekend for all, and no amount of superstition and bad luck could hold them back. Hhnnng!