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CANCELLED 2/22/2020 - Boulders Exploration Run

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Saturday, February 22, 2020: Boulders Exploration, 4x4 Exploratory


****UPDATE, RUN CANCELLED We’re going to get swamped with rain all day Saturday. I’m going to postpone the run to a later date for safety reasons.****

 

Was at the Scottsdale Offroad Expo way back in 2018 and grabbed a fat stack of maps from the BLM who was out representing the OHV crowd. They have periodic runs called "Show-Me" rides where they tour our beautiful lands with new off-roaders. This run is modeled after one of their runs I recreated in Gaia GPS, but I took a few liberties. The route cuts through the Hieroglyphic Mountains and skirts the Hells Canyon Wilderness border.

 

TRIP INFO:

Meeting Location: 

Boulder's OHV Staging Area (map)

33.845156, -112.442581

 

Timing: 7:00am meet up

Air down and depart by 7:30am

For reference, sunrise is 7:07am

 

State Land Trust Permit Required:

This trail crosses back and forth between BLM and State Trust land

https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/

 

Trail Information: GPX/KML files attached to this post.

I've never run this route before, so my knowledge is pretty limited.

  • Trail length is 35.07 miles
  • Max ascent: 3,850 ft
  • Trail duration is unknown. I'm treating this as a full day trip.
  • Trail difficulty is unknown, however based on satellite, it looks to be wide and easy.
    • Vast majority of this route is in various washes (Piccacho, Horse Creek) that litter the area, and a segment on Castle Hot Springs Road.
    • About 1/3rd of the route back to the staging area follows the Hieroglyphic Mountain Loop which is pretty easy to traverse.
    • If things get tough, we'll turn around! I'm in a stock daily driver Rubicon and have no desire to break anything.
  • Some points of interest along the route
    • Big Reef Mill
    • Cedar Basin
    • Old structures and windmills
    • Horse Creek Tank

 

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Additional Considerations:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a chair!
  • Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water
  • Recovery gear/traction aid
  • Emergency supplies / Med kit
  • Don't forget your camera!

 

 

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:

Vehicle Minimums:

  • 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
  • Each vehicle must have a CB Radio or a Ham Radio in good working order
  • High-clearance 4x4's with low-range
  • 30"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires

 

 
COMMS:
CB Channel: 4
Ham Frequency: 146.46 MHz

 

 

SIGN UPS:

Rig Limit This trip is limited to 8 total rigs. Once the limit is reached, anyone asking to sign-up will be placed on the standby list. Please don't hesitate to sign-up as a standby because people often do drop-out so you may get to still go.

 

Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and I'll put you on the roster!

 

Attending:

  1. 4x4tographer (Ryan) - lead
  2.  @johnpa
  3.  @shellback91
  4.  @Rubicon 18
  5.  
  6.  
  7.  
  8.  

 

On Stand-by:

  1. @CAVU2

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Johnpa is in

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I’d like to join but will likely be working.  Can u put me on tentative?

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Sign me up please.  thanks.

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Sign me up please.

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Please remove me from this run.....jeep is down and won't be back up in time.......sorry for the inconvenience.  Thanks.  

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9 minutes ago, gearhead said:

Please remove me from this run.....jeep is down and won't be back up in time.......sorry for the inconvenience.  Thanks.  

 

Will do - hope you get the Jeep sorted out!

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2 hours ago, gearhead said:

Please remove me from this run.....jeep is down and won't be back up in time.......sorry for the inconvenience.  Thanks.  

 @gearhead oh no, what happened?

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13 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

 @gearhead oh no, what happened?

PM sent.  Thanks for asking.  

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Sign me up please.

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