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Exclamation 9/13 - 9/15/2019: Offroad Passport's 10th Annual Event, 4x4 EZ, Dry Camp, RV Access, Salsa, Games!!


9/13 - 9/15/2019: Offroad Passport's 10th Annual Event, 4x4 EZ, Dry Camp, RV Access

Located in the cool pines near Strawberry AZ, there's fun for everyone! Enter the Salsa Contest, play a whacky game, win a tee shirt, kick back by the fire! Spend a weekend tent or RV camping with Offroad Passport on the beautiful Mogollon Rim. It's an extremely scenic area with plenty of little gravel roads along the rim to explore. We will be dry camping with no facilities, and while most of us tent camp, the area is accessible by small RV too. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now!

Event Details:

What:
  • 1 or 2 Nights Dry Camping on Mogollon Rim near Strawberry, AZ!
  • Tentative hike to abandonned train tunnel Saturday morning
  • Play Navigator Game to win ORP Swag
  • Enter Salsa Contest to win ORP Swag
When:
  • Kristoffer, George and Diane will head up first thing Friday (9/13) morning and stake a claim on our spot.
  • Everyone is welcome to join us anytime Friday or Saturday morning.
  • We'll head home Sunday morning (9/15).

Location:
  • NOTE: We will hit our SPOT 'Checking in with Location' button as soon as we claim a spot.
  • The directions below will get you to the general vacinity, the SPOT ping will confirm the exact location.

Our First Choice (about 1/4 mile on dirt from main gravel road)
GPS: N34 25.082 W111 24.054
Map Here...

Our Second Choice (a few hundred feet from main gravel road)
GPS: N34 25.544 W111 24.079
Map Here...

Driving Directions:
- take Hwy 87 (Country Club in Mesa) NORTH past Payson, past Pine, past Strawberry
- about 9 miles past Strawberry, watch for the green sign: "Knoll Lake / Rim Road"
- just after the sign turn RIGHT on Forest Road 300
- after only 200 feet there is a "Y", go RIGHT onto clearly marked 218A
- from there go about 1.5 miles and there is another "Y", again go RIGHT
- then start watching on your LEFT for our camp, probably between 0.5 and 2.5 miles from the "Y"
- camp may be within a couple hundred feet of the main gravel road, or back 1/4 mile on dirt max
- we will put up our small Offroad Passport sign next to the road so you can find us easy!
Suggested Donation: This event is our annual fundraiser! Help Offroad Passport maintain the website, and expand our organizational memberships such as Tread Lightly! and the Blue Ribbon Coalition.

$10 Per Person

To Donate in Advance:
  • Be sure to include 'Fundraiser', your Offroad Passport User Name, and #of campers with your donation.
  • Send payment via Paypal to info@offroadpassport.com
  • Or mail a Check or Money Order:
Offroad Passport
P.O. Box 20011
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-0011
To Donate at the Event: Please bring cash or check, see Diane at the event.

Event Itinerary:
Friday
  • Gather at camp anytime

Friday Evening
  • Social Hour and Camp Fire Time
Saturday Morning
  • Continue gathering at camp whenever you can make it!
  • (Tentative) George will lead a hike to the abandonned train tunnel if there is enough interest.
  • There are plenty of easy roads and side trails for anyone who wants to go exploring.
  • The area where we camp offers great views, photography, walks, naps.
Saturday Afternoon / Evening
  • Offroad Passport Annual Salsa Contest! Top 2 Salsas win Offroad Passport Swag!!
  • Navigation Challenge! Fastest team through the course wins Offroad Passport Swag!!
  • Social Hour and Camp Fire Time
Sunday
  • Leisurely break camp & head home
Salsa! Salsa! Salsa!

About the Annual Cinders Salsa Contest:
  • Enter your homemade salsa!
  • Keep your salsa on ice until Saturday evening
  • Offroad Passport will supply chips, and you're welcome to bring more
  • Everyone come sample salsas and vote, even if you didn't enter the contest
  • The TOP 2 Salsas win Offroad Passport T-Shirts!
How you can help out:
  • Gather some wood when you get there, or bring firewood if you have room so we can have a campfire both nights.
  • Bring your corn hole or other lawn games to play at camp.
  • Familiarize yourself with Offroad Passport's Pet Policy
Abandonned Train Tunnel Hike Option Details:
  • Coming Soon!


Offroad Passport Tee's & Hats Available at the Event:
Special Event Pricing!!
Shirts: $15 (+ $2 for XXL or XXXL)
Hats: $20 & $25



Photo credit: Sarah aka kaspily.

Attending:
TheKSmith, Aimee & Brady
DZJeepChic & Number7
Bradywgn71
scottL
CAVU2
AZRNintheJeep242
Grunt
Curly
Ladybug & Ob1jeeper
4x4tographer & crew
GreenJKr
MzPriss & Cher's Dad
Johnpa
Lichen
Mynr1
AZRNintheJeep242
Pelagius
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