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WILL E is running BULLDOG AGAIN! Sunday Dec 18th

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Ran it on the 4th, got lucky missing the rain and it was just a beautiful day to be out.   Going to do it again on Sunday.  I have a buddy that wan't to tag along.  

 

This run is close to the Valley.  The first part is a really fun and scenic and short.  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 head south on when we get to  FR10 and exit at Wolverine.   If you want to go North on Fr10 and exit Bush that's okay too, come hang with us for the first part of the trip.  It's a short quick run from the 3554/10 intersection to the Bush exit

 

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 3.5 going South to Wolverine.   There is one tipsy spot going downhill that can be a little exciting otherwise I would rate it a 3 max. 

 

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 less experience. 
  • Everyone must stay on the designated trails - NO SIDE EXCURSIONS

 

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 10:00 am 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.   

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). 

Just before the Wolverine exit we have the option of  taking 1354 which gets us out to the Apache trail.  Most of us took this option last time and it's a fun addition that doesn't add too much extra time

 

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 or  palo verde trees. (or if it is colder we can stop in the canyon in the sun and use it as a wind break)

 

 

 

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

WILL's Buddy. 

Mick is in!

Kenneth Johnson is counted as IN!

English Al is gonna do it!

 

Bills Carnage would like to go but has trouble committing. 

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On 12/13/2022 at 5:32 PM, Mick Bowers said:

I’m in 

Mick

 

5 hours ago, Kenneth Johnson said:

 Count me in for this ride.

 

 

Got you guys on the roster!

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4 hours ago, BillsCarnage said:

I'm interested, but won't know until Sunday AM for sure, so put me as a maybe.

 You are in as a maybe!

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Welp, doesn't look like I'll make it this time, but I'll keep an eye out for the next run.

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6 minutes ago, BillsCarnage said:

Welp, doesn't look like I'll make it this time, but I'll keep an eye out for the next run.

No worries Bill.  I do this run every couple of weeks or so.  Watch for the next one.   And I am going to post up a box canyon run (florence) for January so watch for that too!

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Still planning on making it. Wife may join. Mango the pup too. I'll probably head north at the junction as want to go explore the Salt a bit! 

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