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    • Sat, 02/11/2023
      Join us for a moderately challenging climb up to an incredible scenic overlook and abandoned asbestos mine. The trail runs through a burned area and is therefore prone to washouts, large eroded ditches, and inconveniently placed boulders and downed trees. 
       
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      Please note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. 
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    • Sat, 02/18/2023
      Join me for a day run up the iconic Backway to Crown King, a Jeep Badge of Honor trail and local favorite. We'll spend 5-6 glorious hours on the trail, including lunch, and stop for a drink and/or meal in the famous town of Crown King!
       
      Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult - This trail "changes" all of the time depending upon wear/weather. There are multiple (7) obstacles, all but 1 (to my knowledge) have a bypass. The obstacles range from mild to wild, making this the ultimate "choose your own adventure" trail in the Valley.
       
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    • Fri, 03/03/2023      Sun, 03/05/2023
      Come explore KOFA Wildlife Refuge for 3 days, 2 nights and approximately 125 miles(Actual Mileage TBD) of exploration on this overland style run. This run will take us through some amazing parts of the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge. We'll wind up at the Hovatter homestead Saturday night then head north to the I-10 on Sunday. This scenic area is known for wildlife and old mines & cabins from the mining glory days.
       
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    • Sun, 03/12/2023 07:00 PM      Sat, 03/25/2023 07:00 PM
      We are planning a 'fluid' trip to Baja Mexico lasting 10 to 14 days. The rough plan is to meet in San Felipe, then drive 2 or 3 days to Loreto, and spend a couple, 3 or 4 days checking out that area before making our way back. On the way home we are going to stop off at however many points of interest along the Sea of Cortez as we have time for.
       
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    • Fri, 04/21/2023      Sun, 04/23/2023
      Join me for a 2-night adventure through Northern Arizona as we drive down to the banks of the Colorado River deep into the Grand Canyon, visit a historic abandoned airport where Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindburgh flew, cruise the historic Jerome-Perkinsville Road, ending our trip in the funky and haunted town of Jerome.
       
      Trail Rating: 4x4 Easy
      This trip is suitable for all types of 4x4 high-clearance rigs. Offroad trailers are A-OK too.
      There will be a 50/50 mix of pavement and dirt roads on this trip with primitive camping.
       
       
       TRIP DETAILS AND SIGN-UPS COMING SOON! 
       
      Please note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. 
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    • Sat, 05/06/2023      Sun, 05/07/2023
      Camp Verde To Mogollon Rim Overland Style Run
      Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th
      Primitive Tent Camping | No Facilities
       
      Join me for 2 days and approximately 105 miles of exploration on this overland style run.  This route will take us from Camp Verde to the Mogollon Rim where we will camp.  I have pieced this together using various trails in the area.  Most of these trails are easy to moderate based on my research, nothing too technical is involved. There some rocky two track sections mixed for good measure. Extra fuel is not necessarily required, however, if you have the ability to bring some it is worth considering doing so.
       
       
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      Run details and sign ups can be found here.
    • Sun, 05/28/2023
      We will work together to honor those laid to rest by placing American flags at the grave markers. This seemingly minor act has a tremendous positive impact on the families and friends who will visit their loved ones on Memorial Day and the days following while the display is up.
       
       EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON! 
    • Sat, 08/12/2023
      Join me for a night run to experience the famous Perseid Meteor Shower from just under 6,000 ft atop the Harquahala Mountains, a noted dark sky site, on this fun Saturday night run!
       
      If you're not familiar with Harquahala, it is a stunning and isolated mountain just north-west of Tonopah, AZ and is the tallest peak in southwestern Arizona. One of the major appeals of this mountain is the fact that you can drive all the way to it's summit to enjoy the views - no hiking needed! The trail is about 11 miles up and 11 miles back.
       
      Our trip will include a daylight drive to the top where we will be able to enjoy sunset in one of the most beautiful areas in the state. Once the sun has gone down and the stars have revealed themselves, we will be treated by the Perseid Meteor Shower, which happens to peak that night. Once we've taken in the views, we'll do a fun night run back to the staging area.
       
      Trail Difficulty: Easy
      This trail "changes" all of the time depending upon wear/weather. By and large - this trail is rated as easy and any high clearance rig with 4x4 low-range will be fine. Note: the trail is STEEP in some areas and is an out-and-back ride.
       
       TRIP DETAILS AND SIGN-UPS COMING SOON! 
       
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    • Mon, 08/28/2023 04:00 PM      Sat, 09/02/2023 11:00 PM
      The Dusey Ershim is an extremely difficult and beautiful 4x4 trail located in the middle-of-nowhere portion of the Sierra National Forest in California. It's often compared to The Rubicon Trail with similar granite slabs and towering pines, but most folks agree current trail conditions and the 30 mile length make it much tougher. The entire trail is higher elevation (9 to 10k feet), so there's an even shorter wheeling season of Aug 1 through Nov 1 depending on snowpack. This challenging overland adventure will entail rock-crawl style wheeling for 3 to 4 days with primitive tent camping by the trail each night.
       
      THE PLAN - 
      Run the Dusey the week of Aug 28 - Sep 3. Most of us will leave our houses on Sat or Sun to begin running the trail on Monday. Plan 3 - 4 days on the trail, and go home Friday or Saturday.  The time it takes each of us to get to the trailhead will vary, but we'll all camp nearby the night before we start. We will set up camp late afternoon everyday while out on the trail. It will be primitive camping, fire restricted  
       
      IMPORTANT: Please read this post in the pre-planning thread to know what you're getting into, this is not a typical Offroad Passport overland trip.
      ALSO: Note these dates could shift depending on weather or wildfires. The listed dates are actual wheeling dates (3 to 4 days), so add in time for travel to and from the Shaver Lake area.
       
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    • Fri, 09/15/2023 09:00 PM      Sun, 09/17/2023 07:00 PM
      It’s that time of year! Join us for the 14th annual ORP Dirt Formal Gala! Chock full of friends, family, games, prizes, laughter and dirt – there’s fun for everyone! Stay with us at improved group site to be announced where you can enter the salsa & dip contests, or simply sample and vote (YUM). Don't miss out on the fun! 
       
      Grab the family and come spend a weekend tent or RV camping with us. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now!
       
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    • Thu, 09/28/2023      Sun, 10/01/2023
      Picture courtesy of OnX Offroad.
       
      Join me for a few days of exploration in Southern Nevada in and around the Towns of Alamo & Pioche to name a couple.  We will be exploring the Silver State Trail system and Delamar Ghost Town.
       
       
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      Details and sign ups can be found here.
    • Fri, 10/13/2023      Sun, 10/15/2023
      Join me for a trip of the lifetime, one of our last chances to see an Annular Solar Eclipse (commonly known as a "Ring of Fire"). The eclipse will pass a large swath of the USA, concentrated on the southwest, on October 14th 2023. We will witness this miracle of nature while also enjoying the eye-popping scenery of southern Utah on a moderate off-road trail.
       
      TRIP STYLE: Freestyle!
      This is not planned as a group camping trip. You will need to book your own accommodations or camping site. We will meet up at the trailhead on Saturday morning and ride out to check out the trail and the eclipse. Lunch on the trail. Trail is rated as MODERATE.  
       
      VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:
      Trip is suitable to any high-clearance 4x4 with LOW RANGE
      All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance) & have functional seat-belts for each occupant Must have suitable recovery points front and rear Must have quality, durable, aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires Must have an operational GMRS radio or Ham Radio capable of GMRS frequencies Must have a full-size spare tire  
       
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    • Fri, 10/27/2023      Sun, 10/29/2023
      Bring along plenty of smiles and let's wander through the western area, around Lake Alamo, ending at Swansea - an old AZ mining town - for a hauntingly good time.  I haven't been out here for awhile, but am relatively sure that it will be an Easy to Moderate run.  3 days, 2 nights of primitive camping.  Not sure of our route yet, but will get it figured out between now and then!
       
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