We placed within the top 1/3rd of the 4×4 rookie teams and 20th overall in the 4×4 class (of 35 total 4×4 teams)! Thirteen of the total 4×4 teams were returning Rebelles.

Nearly 4,000 miles traveled on tarmac, dirt, gravel, and sand during our two week adventure; 1,600 Rebelle Rally miles were completed using only maps, road books, and a compass.

TONS more to come … stay tuned for gobs of photos and updates as we reconnect and download our thoughts. Articles, podcasts, as well as a radio show will also be shared in the coming weeks .


There is TONS going on right now! Elise and I have been very busy getting everything ready for the final days leading up to the Rebelle Rally. We’ve completed an intensive rally clinic at the legendary Glamis sand dunes (hosted by Rebelle founder Emily Miller), practicing plotting, driving, and organizing vital gear. We’re giving a ton of love to the Tacoma (it’s getting the royal treatment both mechanically and visually!), and we’re finalizing purchases of critical equipment. Thanks again to everyone who has donated to Team Free Range Dames, and to those who have shared our campaign, wished us well, and have supported us in an infinite amount of ways! There is still time to help us get to our goal! If you haven’t donated yet or have thought you’ll do so closer to the event: NOW IS THE TIME. We appreciate donations of any amount. The Rebelle Rally is very, very near!


Mercedes & Elise