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CANCELLED: Saturday, March 28, 2020: Boulders Exploration, 4x4 Exploratory

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CANCELLED: Saturday, March 28, 2020: Boulders Exploration, 4x4 Exploratory

 

*** Run cancelled due to general lack of interest and current COVID/social distancing concerns ***

I'll keep this route on the back burner and we'll try it later this year!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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. Certain areas of the trail, however, do have a good amount of brush.
    • 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 - 

3 - 

4 - 

5 - 

6 - 

7 - 

8 - 

 

 

On Stand-by:

 

1 - 

 

 

GPX File:

Boulder_Show_Me_Loop.gpx 20200209153635-50193-data.gpx Boulder_Show_Me_Loop.kmz

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@4x4tographer Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately I am working that weekend.  If anything changes I will let you know.

 

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We're gone that day, otherwise we would love to join you...

Have fun and be safe!

smiles, ladybug

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I think I will be able to get away for the day so please sign me up.

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Hey all! Going to cancel this run from a lack of interest and current climate perspective. 

 

I'll keep it on the back burner for a later date!

 

Thanks!

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Bummer, but I get it. Life is on hold here as OT requirements have been lifted and I have been working 4 and 5 12s a week.

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Just now, AZRNintheJeep242 said:

Bummer, but I get it. Life is on hold here as OT requirements have been lifted and I have been working 4 and 5 12s a week.

 

thank you for the work you do, i'm sure you deal with some very sick and very cranky people every day!

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22 hours ago, theksmith said:

 

thank you for the work you do, i'm sure you deal with some very sick and very cranky people every day!

Thank you sir, I appreciate it.

 

I do this job for my patients and their well being. The money makes it a little easier, but being told thank you in an area where that's the last two words you're not used to hearing, it means a lot. Luckily, with all that is going on in the world, the nice people are coming out of the wood work to show us ER nurses and nurses in general, that they appreciate what we do.  This makes it a lot easier to go home at night and go to bed with a smile on my face and a feeling of worth in my soul.

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We'd be interested in the future.  Just have both jeeps down.  One for a big project and the other one (xj) is being jealous and demanding attention.  Stay safe!  Thanks for offering to lead this!

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