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Bulldog Run Sunday (because box canyon was delayed a week)

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Due to the weather the planned Box Canyon run was postponed.  

 

So if you are still itching to get out this weekend  we can do the 'short' bulldog canyon run. 

It is  Close to the Valley and Scenic. 

We will  go in on 3554 and exit 10 to the Bush Hwy or go back the way we came it.  This avoids most of the wash and we will just be in a very large wash for a short period of time.   

 

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 (easy) 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A stock clearance 4x4 with a low range transfer case option, suitable front OR rear recovery point (trailer hitch is fine), stock tires.   
  • 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 10:30am 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. 

 

If we start at 10:30 we will be back on the road about 1:30 or 2pm, even with a hour stop for lunch.  It's a pretty short run but a lot of fun and very scenic.  It's really beautiful if there is a light rain.  I will bring a 'pop up' in case it rains when we stop for lunch.  

 

 

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. (and maybe a pop up)

 

 

 

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

 

Confirmed

WILL E - 83 Cherokee

Snoopy91 - New Bronco

Joe Rubi - 2017 Rubicon

k2man56 - Wrangler 'Chief' 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the invite but I am going to pass on this trail run. I just did this run Friday with a buddy. I think I might go more east and maybe do some video out there. I am sure with the rain and clouds it will be beautiful out there to video. 

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im planning on joining you sunday.  thanks for the make up run........if not too much rain i assume??

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Thanks Snoopy.    We'll still hit it if there is  a small amount of rain.   Actually makes it nice with little to no dust.   And I'll bring a pop up if it starts to sprinkle while we are having lunch. 

 

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Not going to make it but thanks for the invite. 

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Please add me to the list.  Had a great time last time we did this trail. 

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59 minutes ago, Joe Rubi said:

Please add me to the list.  Had a great time last time we did this trail. 

Your in!  I'll bring some snacks again. 

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Please add us to the list...

looking forward to the famous cheese crisp and sliders....mmmmmmJohnson Nod GIF

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50 minutes ago, K2man56 said:

Please add us to the list...

looking forward to the famous cheese crisp and sliders....mmmmmmJohnson Nod GIF

While the Cheese crisps are a staple, I like to mix it up a bit and will do brats tomorrow.   Nice chatting with you today at Crawlers and Coffee.   I'll see you tomorrow!

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We had a great time.  We managed to get a small 'non rain' window.    The temps were cool.  The trail was not dusty. 

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