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WILL E

Oct 8th or 9th Bulldog run. Newbee friendly. Close to town!

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Either Saturday or Sunday, whomever signs up first can set the date.  I will change the title when it is decided. 

 

The weather should be nice.   The first part is a really fun and scenic.  If we head off to Wolverine it's a bit more of a shelf road trail but the scenery is still very nice. 

 

This time we will keep the option of going out south on FR10 and exiting at Wolverine.   We'll start in around 9:30 am.    We will enter in on 3554 but if the weather is nice and anyone wants to go south on FR10 we will take it out to Wolverine.   If you want to go North on Fr10 and exit Bush due to time constraints we will make sure someone tags along with you and you get to the gate.  It's a short quick run from the 3554/10 intersection.  Or perhaps we will exit out 3554 , the way we came it. 

 

A permit is required, it's $6, lasts 6 months and is specific to the Bulldog Canyon area:  https://www.recreation.gov/vehiclepermits/3332401

 

  • Technical Rating: 2-3 (easy) if you exit off of Bush, I'd give it a 4 if we go South to Wolverine.   There is one tipsy spot going downhill that can be a little exciting. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A stock clearance 4x4 with a low range transfer case option, suitable front OR rear recovery point (trailer hitch is fine), stock tires.   (I've done this trail in a stock ZR2 out to Wolverine)
  • Rigs & drivers must meet all the typical state/federal legal requirements for on-highway vehicles (license, insurance, registration, seat belts, lights, etc.)
  • $6 permit per vehicle.  Each OPERATOR must have a permit, families can share a permit
  • This is a great trail for people with little to no experience.
  • Everyone must stay on the designated trails 

 

Radios:  Not required.   Ham on 462.700, CB or FRS all work for me.   Trail finding is easy and we'll keep you in our mirrors.  I have spare radios too. 

 

Itinerary:

Meet up time will be 9:30am at fr3554 trail head off of Usery Pass.   We'll air down (optional) and chat a bit. 

We'll stop at least twice to enjoy the view and chat.  I'll make some cheese crisps for anyone interested in a snack when we stop for lunch. 

At FR10 you can  head North to Bush Highway exit or South to Wolverine.  

The trail is about 7 or 8 miles long to Bush.  Wolverine is another 10 or so miles and takes another 45 or so minutes (we will stop less on 10). 

Bring the kids, the pets, Grandma.   

Bring something for lunch.  We'll stop for about an hour for lunch under the shade of some mesquite and palo verde trees.

 

 

 

3554 trail head:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Gate+to+Bulldog+Canyon+OHV+Area/@33.5026963,-111.6133648,15.5z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x872bbb81761e8ac7:0xc24136abcb51c998!2sUsery+Pass+Rd,+Mesa,+AZ+85207!3b1!8m2!3d33.5240835!4d-111.61566!3m4!1s0x872bbba068b5c437:0xe103b51b92f8ed81!8m2!3d33.5047988!4d-111.6172384

 

Signed Up:

WILL: 83' Cherokee

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Wish I could man! Fam and I will be camping.

 

Hoping to finally catch one of these Bulldog Runs - I’ve never been!

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18 hours ago, 4x4tographer said:

Wish I could man! Fam and I will be camping.

 

Hoping to finally catch one of these Bulldog Runs - I’ve never been!

 

You'll catch one.   I run it every couple of weeks during the season.   And if you ever get an inkling just PM me and I'll add a date for ya. 

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