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    • Sat, 06/22/2024
      Direction change. going from 7 springs road to I-17.
       
      This one I have changed a little just because I have not been able to go out and find the place for the badge on honor check-in and I don't want to wait longer to post it. There is no water that is concerning on the trail. This one is very determined on the rain. We will be in the washes where the run offs goes. Any rain and I'll postpone/reschedule. We are looking good so far. We are also dependent on the fire in Table Mesa. It seems to be further north above the trail. If it does make it to where the trail is they will be closing the trail.  We will start from cave creek side and go to I-17. We can check in to the badge of honor check in at the air up spot. We don't have to go to the west side of the freeway.  We should have a trail that is interesting keeps us going while giving us great views. There is a few places that make this trail moderate and interesting. Nothing impossible but I wouldn't rate it easy. I wouldn't rate it as hard. This trail is on google starts out as 7 springs road to fr41 comes out at table mesa as FR41. We'll be meeting at the trailhead. Just because google shows this as FR 41 don't think this is just a forest road. It'll be more interesting. On X shows this trail as "New River Trail" and rates it 4 of 10. Starting on the cave creek side I can post now. This is why I changed the direction. We'll still have a lot of fun and it'll be a lot faster to get home afterwards. 
       
      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 Here!
       
      Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event.
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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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      Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event.
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    • Sat, 07/27/2024
      Date Change:
      I had a work thing come up and had to change the date. We are now heading out a week later on July 27th.
       
      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.
       
      Sign-Up & Details: For event sign-ups please click below.
       
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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.
       
      Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event.
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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.
       
      CLICK HERE for Sign-Up & Details  
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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.
       
      Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event.
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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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