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    • Sun, 03/10/2024
      Mark your calendars if you wanna do some rock-crawling! This is another Rubicon trip practice run as well.
       
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    • Fri, 03/15/2024      Sun, 03/17/2024
      Come explore KOFA Wildlife Refuge for 3 days, 2 nights and approximately 105 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, old mines & cabins from the area's mining glory days.
       
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    • Thu, 04/25/2024      Sun, 04/28/2024
      Join us for an epic overland trip in Utah for the Hole in the Rock Trail. This adventure follows a portion of the historic Mormon Pioneer route on the south side of Lake Powell (note this is different than the easy rated "Hole in the Rock Road" section to the north). Several remnants from the 1879 expedition are still visible, carved into the rugged terrain. Incredibly scenic views will delight any photographer and the Moab-esque slickrock offers plenty of 4x4 wheeling challenges as well. This is truly an overland trifecta!
       
      FYI, we'll be visiting the impressive "giant washout" on the original trail before continuing to the end of current 4x4 route (and back out).
       
      Note: The first and last days' itineraries do allow for travel to/from Utah but would make for very long days (coming from Central AZ). If you have the time, you may want to add and extra day on each end of the trip for the highway travel. There is a nice first-come, first-serve campground at Hall's Crossing with showers, tables, and fire rings/grills. An RV park with full hookups is situated across the street (those spots can be booked ahead of time). There's also a ton of BLM land in the general area for free primitive camping.
       
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    • Fri, 05/17/2024      Sun, 05/19/2024
      Overland Expo West is in Flagstaff May 17 to May 19, 2024.
      400+ exhibitors of Overland, Adventure Travel, Outdoor, Camping & Motorcycle Gear & Equipment Overland Expo® is the premier overlanding event series in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to Get Outfitted. Get Trained. Get Inspired. Get Going.  
      Can buy your tickets and parking passes here.
       
      If you decide to go bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle to refill, snacks, bag to carry swag and purchases, sunscreen, rain poncho, etc.  Lots of walking and sometimes long lines for drinks/food. 
       
      EVENT SCHEDULE — OVERLAND EXPO 2024 WEST
      FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024
      8am-5pm: Show Hours
      400+ Exhibitors
      Educational Programming
      Motorcycle Demos
      Oasis Bar & Food Court
      Roundtable Pavilion
      Backcountry + Culinary Skills Area 
      Ride & Drive Course
      Overland Essentials Demo Tent 
      5pm-7pm: Happy Hour
      7pm-9pm: Moto Party + Raffle 
      7pm-9pm: Overland Expo Film Festival
       
      SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024
      8am-5pm: Show Hours
      400+ Exhibitors
      Educational Programming
      Motorcycle Demos
      Oasis Bar & Food Court
      Roundtable Pavilion 
      Backcountry + Culinary Skills Area 
      Ride & Drive Course
      Overland Essentials Demo Tent
      5pm-7pm: Happy Hour
      7pm-9pm: Overland Expo Foundation Charity Raffle
      8pm-9pm:  Overland Expo Film Festival 
       
      SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024
      9am-3pm: Show Hours
      400+ Exhibitors
      Educational Programming
      Motorcycle Demos
      Oasis Bar & Food Court
      Roundtable Pavilion 
      Backcountry + Culinary Skills Area 
      Ride & Drive Course
      Overland Essentials Demo Tent
    • Thu, 06/06/2024      Sun, 06/09/2024
      (Photo 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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    • Sat, 06/22/2024
      This should be a fun trip. We'll be doing the Jeep Badge of Honor section first. From what I understand this is just a graded dirt road that brings you up to some good views. Then we'll turn around and go all the way back to Cave Creek. The first part is easy but the second part from I-17 to cave creek is Moderate. There is a small (maybe 10 feet) section of rocks to go over. Also we cross the riverbed 3 or 4 times and ride in it for a small section. It's usually dry. I'll cancel if it's flooded. I did this from cave creek to I-17 as the first trail in my Jeep a while ago. I've not been on the Jeep badge of honor section, just going by what is said on alltrails and the Jeep BOH app. I'll do a scout run just before we go to make sure there is no flooded crossings. I don't mind a foot or so, but 3 or 4 feet I don't care to drive in.
       
      If you're a Jeep-owner, this is an official Jeep Badge of Honor trail. Jeep recently expanded their BoH offering in Arizona, with 3 trails represented (Backway to Crown King and Schnebly Hill are the other 2). If you're unfamiliar with the program, click here.  (Copied, pasted and modified from ryan's CK run. Thx Ryan)
       
      Trail Difficulty:
       Moderate 
       
      Vehicle Recommendations: skid plates recommended on important areas such as transfer-case & gas-tank, sliders/rock-rails, Off road tires.    Sign-Up & Details: Event sign-ups coming soon! Check back soon.
       
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    • Sun, 06/30/2024      Sat, 07/06/2024
      Hello ORP Family, it is time for a road trip in July  2024!  Come join my wife & I in Ouray, CO aka "The Switzerland of America". We are staying in town at the St. Elmo hotel all week.  There are other hotels around and a nice KOA Campground (they have Cabins too) not too far out of town. I am aware that this time of year is busy, but hey, it is always busy up there in the summer time.
       
      I have at least 2 days, most likely 3, of wheeling. Other days are for other exploration.
       
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    • Sat, 07/20/2024
      Come escape the summer heat for a trip from Flagstaff down to Sedona. We'll end this in Sedona so that you can if you chose spend the rest of the day there. This run is a lot of fun with great views. They do close this trail when it gets snowy or muddy. It's also closed nightly and opened again in the AM. We will be fine when we run it. Last part of the trip we will see some of the Pink Jeeps from the Pink Jeep Tours.
       
      If you're a Jeep-owner, this is an official Jeep Badge of Honor trail. Jeep has 3 trails represented (Table Mesa and The back way to Crown King are the other 2). If you're unfamiliar with the program, click here. (Copied, pasted and modified from Ryan's CK run. Thx Ryan)
       
      Trail Difficulty: 
      Some sites list this trail as Easy, some list it as Moderate. I've seen a minivan go as far as the pink jeeps do. (That's the hardest part of the trail.) However, I would not recommend doing it in a minivan.
       
      Vehicle Recommendations:
      High clearance required. Off Road tires required. Low range is recommend to make it easier going down some of these hills. Not required you'll just use more brakes. If you have a 4x4 vehicle with off road tires you should be fine.
       
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    • Fri, 08/09/2024      Sun, 08/11/2024
      Join me and beat the heat in Northern Arizona for a weekend Overlanding style adventure. We will be starting close to Flagstaff where we will make our way west towards Williams with a few stops along the way to check out some epic scenery. We will ultimately wind up in Jerome on Sunday afternoon.
       
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      Details and sign ups can be found Here.
    • Sun, 08/18/2024      Thu, 08/22/2024
      This is the primary date for this trip. A back-up trip date is set for 9/15 - 9-19.
       
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    • Fri, 09/06/2024      Sun, 09/08/2024
      Due to popular demand, the 15th annual Dirt Gala will be back at the Cinders! Come spend the weekend camping with us at the O'Leary group site near Sunset Crater in your tent, trailer, or RV. Friday afternoon we'll do a short moderate trail ride into the Cinders OHV area, then on Saturday we'll take an easy trail behind the San Francisco Peaks over to a short hike in the Lava River Caves. Both trail rides are optional - you could also just hang out at camp, go into Flagstaff and play tourist, or explore on your own!
       
      Chock full of friends, family, games, prizes, laughter and dirt – there’s fun for everyone! So grab the whole family and join us. Don't be that person hearing about all the awesome stuff you missed for the next whole year!
       
      Save the date! Sign-up link & full details coming soon.
       
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    • Sun, 09/15/2024      Thu, 09/19/2024
      These are the BACK-UP dates for the Rubicon Trail trip. The primary dates are 8/18 - 8/22.
       
      Sign-Up & Details: Event sign-ups coming soon! Check back soon.
       
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    • Thu, 10/10/2024      Sun, 10/13/2024
      Let's disappear into the first designated wilderness in the world, New Mexico's beautiful and vast Gila National Forest, October 10-13, 2024.
       
      The exact route is TBD, but I have spent quite a bit of time in this region and plan for us to spend three nights in the backcountry on a multi-day northeast-ish to southwest-ish traverse of the Gila. Expect approximately 100 trail miles.
       
      We will traverse high country, low country, and everything in between. If we get lucky, we might get some fall color. The trails are pretty easy and almost any high-clearance 4x4 should do fine. The camping is dispersed and rugged, so you'll need to plan to be fully self-sufficient (including BYO toilet).
       
      I'm limiting this to myself plus five other vehicles.  Multiple people per vehicle are fine as long as you're sleeping in the same tent or doing a RTT. The campsites in the Gila don't tend to be huge, so a medium-sized group will do better.
       
      This will be a Club Member trip. 
       
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    • Fri, 11/15/2024      Sun, 11/17/2024
      Explore the famous and historic Bradshaw Trail in Southern California with me, an 80 mile overland-style journey through some gorgeous landscapes. We'll check out some historic sites, explore the Chuckwalla Mountains, and drive through the amazing Red Canyon.
       
       
      Please note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. 
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      Trip details and sign up are now available here.
       
      *Description borrowed from @4x4tographer
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