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  1. What: ORP Meet & Greet at the Pavilions Rock & Roll Car Show in Scottsdale, AZ. The car show at the Pavilions shopping area in Scottsdale is the perfect opportunity to get the ORP fam together for a Meet & Greet! When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 The car show official time is 4:00 - 8:00 PM Cars (Jeeps/Rigs) may begin parking in Car Show Parking Area at 3:00PM Cars (Jeeps/Rigs) that want to park in the Car Show Parking Area should arrive/group up before 3:00 Where: The Pavilions at Talking Stick - North side of street Main Entrance Address: 9120 East, Talking Stick Way (aka Indian Bend Road), Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/LBAgNQJHn3Z4owrM8 Things to know: The car show is held on the north side of Talking Stick Way, behind Union 76 Gas Station, McDonalds, Denny's, Panda Express Car show parking fills up fast! Rigs that want to be in the Car Show area should show up earlier than 3:00. If you run a little late and miss parking with the group, there is still plenty of parking in front of the Home Depot. Bring chairs, snacks and or beverages. McDonalds and lots of other restaurants nearby. It's fun to walk the car show rows! It's also great to have people stop and ask questions about your rig! Helpful Tips: If a few rigs are willing to meet up early (like right when they start letting cars in) they could "save an ORP spot". *As of the last time we were there* it was okay for the early arrivers to save spots with chairs and ice chests. Sign-Ups: No Rig Limits! Everyone Welcome! Let's fill the place up with Offroad Rig Beauty! @theksmith @4x4tographer @shellback91 @lofreqjeff @johnpa @Toy4runr85 @J2DXPLR @Dennis Szymanski @K2man56 @SonoranWanderer Please reply to this thread if you plan to be there so we can watch for you!
  2. We’re excited to announce Offroad Passport Club's 2022 Event Lineup! There are 15 official events on the 2022 itinerary! Many are multi-day overland style adventures that we're known for, along with day/night runs, meet-n-greets, and even community volunteer events. These cover trails ranging from easy to extreme, and are located primarily in Arizona though we'll also visit California and Utah again this year! We're really proud of our community as nearly all of these events are organized by club members. The "official" designation just being that folks were willing to commit to leading their adventures well in advance so that other members can plan ahead. We also try to have a full year's worth of events on the calendar so prospective new members can see what a vibrant and active club this is! Please note that most official club events are available only to Offroad Passport Club members, so if you haven't upgraded yet - don't miss out! Quick event links: Sat, 01/08/2022: 12th Annual Holiday Party, Trail Ride, BBQ, Gift Exchange & Cookie Contest | near Nothing, AZ | Easy 4x4 Sat, 01/22/2022: [Club] Cherry Creek Trail Day Run | near Young, AZ | Difficult 4x4 Sat, 02/05/2022 - Sun, 02/06/2022: [Club] Red Creek Overland Trip | near Cave Creek, AZ | Moderate 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Fri, 02/18/2022 - Sun, 02/20/2022: [Club] KofA National Wildlife Refuge Overland Trip | near Quartzsite, AZ | 4x4 Moderate | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Sun, 03/06/2022: [Club] Dripping Springs Day Run | near Quartzsite, AZ | Moderate 4x4 Sat, 04/23/2022 - Sun, 04/24/2022: [Club] Mammoth Area Overland Trip | near Mammoth, AZ | Moderate 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Sat, 04/30/2022: ORP Meet & Greet at Pavillions Car Show | near Scottsdale, AZ | Car Accessible Thu, 05/26/2022: Flag Laying at AZ National Cemetery for Memorial Day (Volunteer Event) | near Phoenix, AZ | Car Accessible Fri, 08/12/2022: [Club] Perseid Meteor Shower Night Run | near Tonopah, AZ | Easy 4x4 Sat, 08/20/2022 - Sun, 08/21/2022: [Club] Tour de Flagstaff Overland Trip | near Flagstaff, AZ | Easy 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Fri, 09/09/2022 - Sun, 09/11/2022: 13th Annual ORP Dirt Formal Gala (Multi-Day Campout, Party & Trail Ride) | near Flagstaff, AZ | Easy to Moderate 4x4 | Group Campground (RV Accessible) Mon, 09/26/2022 - Thu, 09/29/2022: [Club] Dusy Ershim Rock Crawling Expedition | near Shaver Lake, CA | Extreme 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Sun, 10/02/2022 - Sat, 10/08/2022: [Club] Moab with Marty (Multi-Day) | near Moab, UT | Easy to Moderate 4x4 | Tent, RV, Cabin or Hotel Fri, 11/11/2022 - Sun, 11/13/2022: [Club] El Camino del Diablo Overland Trip | near Ajo, AZ | Easy to Moderate 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Sat, 12/03/2022 - Sun, 12/04/2022: [Club] The Bradshaw Trail Overland Trip | near Chiriaco Summit, CA | Moderate 4x4 | Dispersed (Tent) Camping Be sure to check the Upcoming Adventures page often for other shorter-notice trips too. There are already 8 events in addition to these scheduled for the next few months! Finally, a big "Thank you!" to all the members that helped make this 2022 lineup possible!
  3. This year's Gala is being organized 100% by Offroad Passport members! We'd like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you!" to the following folks for putting this all together, including spending their time & fuel scouting for camp sites: @4x4tographer & @Yodamom @Bradywgn71 & @kaspily @shellback91 @Trail Toy Ya'll are awesome! - The Offroad Passport Founders (Kristoffer, George & Diane)
  4. Yes, we can now accept Zelle in addition to Paypal or Cash/Check at the event - please see the updated donation payment info post. Thanks for asking!
  5. Great news everyone! Offroad Passport small and large banner decals are again available at our online store! Large size shown above; other sizes/colors available. Click the link to go straight to decals at the online store for more details: Banner Decal - Decals - Offroad Passport
  6. Offroad Passport now has an official Facebook Group where folks from all over are sharing their adventures, talking about trails, camping, hiking and showing off their rigs! If you're a Facebook user, come join the fun! Find us here: Offroad Passport FB Group
  7. Hi everyone, If you have a printer - please print and fill out the waiver & emergency form here and bring it with you: http://www.offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?t=966 We will have some on-hand, but it would be easier if you can have it ready when you show up. We need one from everyone participating - drivers and adult passengers (okay if couples share one form). Also, please fill this out again even if you have done so before - we need one each trip. Thank you!
  8. Dry camping means no fancy facilities like running water, toilets, showers, etc. K knows some places that are 2wd/RV/Travel Trailer accessible in the same vicinity.
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    Come spend the weekend exploring the area around Signal, AZ, an area rich with mining history and ruins. Our route is currently to be determined, but we ultimately hope to camp at a remote stone cabin we discovered years ago. Club Members: Sign up & more information...
  10. Where do you want to go? I don't know, where do you want to go? Hey everyone, we're planning Saturday's trail ride for the Annual Dirt Formal Gala, and would like your feedback. Please vote for the Saturday activity that appeals the most to you. This is just for planning, so you're not committing to anything. We have several trail ride ideas, and there are also other fun activities in the area if folks would like to go off on their own, or get together a group. We've listed the 2 trails and a few alternate activities, and an 'Other', so we can get an idea of how many people will be on the actual trail ride, which trail is preferred, and if we should organize an alternate activity. Vote for: 1. Honanki Indian Heritage Site & Outlaw 4x4 Trail 2. Woodchute 4x4 Trail 3. House Moutain 4x4 Trail 4. Tuzigoot 4. Verde Canyon Railroad 5. Sedona or Jerome Shopping & Sightseeing 6. Wine Tasting Around Page Springs Lead by Eugene 7. Other Descriptions Below ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Honanki Indian Heritage Site & Outlaw Trail A. Honaki Ruins Hike: https://thehikehouse.com/trails/honanki-ruins Honanki (Hopi for Bear House) Ruins sit at the base of Loy Butte on the sheltered west-facing cliffs. They are among the largest ancient population sites in the Verde Valley, occupied between AD 1130-1280. The site originally contained about 60 rooms. The cave is rich with pictographs; some date back to 2000 BC, long before the cliff dwellings. Most of the pictographs are from the Sinagua and date to AD 900-1300. Others by the Yavapai or Apache date from 1400-1875. Hiking Distance: 0.4/0.8 miles (One way/Round Trip) Time: 1 hour (Round Trip) Elevation Change: 50 ft. Difficulty: Easy B. Outlaw Trail: Ancient Indian ruins, seclusion, and wide open panoramic views are what you get with this off-road trail just outside of Sedona, Arizona. Starting off at the Honanki Indian Heritage site, this route travels 6.5 miles through the Coconino National Forest on an old, and much less traveled ranching road. Leave the people behind and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sedona red rocks, Mingus Mountain, and many other surrounding mountain ranges. This is a nice and easy wheeling trail with lots of great scenery, and a few small challenging rock crawls to hone your off-roading skills. Video from Trails Offroad: Difficulty: 2-4(EASY-MODERATE) Length: 6.5 Miles 2. Woodchute 4x4 Trail: Woodchute Trail is an easy, very scenic trail, near Jerome, AZ. There are panoramic views of the Verde Valley. The trail can be brushy in places (expect AZ pin-striping) and possibly tippy in one spot that tends to wash out but is easily navigable. 3. House Mountain 4x4 Trail, near Page Springs, 4x4 easy, scenic. Curly has graciously volunteered to lead. Description from Trails Offroad: This 12 mile out & back trail is a fantastic route to take during the busy traffic months, it is just south of Sedona and a bit of a locals secret! After heading 6 miles up to the top of House Mountain, you will drive right up to an amazing view of the Sedona red rocks from a very unique "back side" perspective, this is one of the few trails in the area that features an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding towns. This is a great starter trail before heading into Sedona and tackling some of the tighter, more advanced trails. It is fairly smooth for the first section then becomes rocky with small shelves and ups and downs through many wash crossings. Difficulty 2-4 (Easy to Moderate) Length 6.2 Miles 4. Tuzigoot: Operated by National Parks, there is a fee to visit these ruins that are car accessible. Located just a couple miles from camp. There is a nice little museum and huge ruins, as well as a very short hike to an overlook of a marsh. https://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm 4. Verde Canyon Railroad: From the moment you step foot on one of our meticulously refurbished train cars, you and your family will be transported to a simpler, more leisurely time away from the distractions and annoyances of our modern world. Breathe deep, order a drink and relax as you glide along on a 3.5-hour, 20-mile journey through 110 years of history while still enjoying modern creature comforts like climate control, comfortable seating, thoughtful décor and awe-inspired scenery. Train departs Saturday at 1PM Prices range from $75 - $122 for Adults/$54-$99 for Kids Reserve early https://verdecanyonrr.com/ 5. Sedona or Jerome Shopping & Sightseeing: We will be in close proximity to both Sedona and Jerome, where there's lots of shopping, restaurants, and other things to do! There are wineries, gift shops, art and crafts, antique shops, Slide Rock State Park, and Jerome Historic State Park. 6. Wine Tasting Around Page Springs with Eugene (Mike) has graciously offered to lead a side trip to taste wine. Other: Let us know if you just want to do your own thing. No worries!
  11. Montana Mountain is a easy trail northwest of Florence Junction and northwest of Superior. Some sections are steep, and rutted. Stock vehicles with high ground clearance and articulation should be fine. Club Members: Sign up & more info...
  12. Offroad Passport Year-End Sale! Now through the end of the year, join the Club and get a FREE Offroad Passport Value Tee! Click for Club Info Get a year's worth of off-road adventures, a set of round decals (always included), plus a great shirt to wear out on the trail, for only $39! Valid for returning Club members who's membership lapsed! Includes $39 Gift Card purchases - makes a wonderful gift!! Includes Shipping. Choose Lady's or Men's Styles. Offer valid through 12/31/2019. Excludes renewals of current club memberships. The New member processing team will contact you to see which style/size you want; shirt will ship with decals packet. Click here to learn more and sign up - Club Membership!
  13. Thanks to the support of our paying members, Offroad Passport has been able to maintain annual associate memberships with the Blue Ribbon Coalition and TreadLightly! for a number of years. Last year, while preparing for the trip to Sand Hollow, Offroad Passport became a member club of the Utah Public Lands Alliance, and this month we purchased a club membership with the CAL4Wheel. We want you to know that a lot of thought went into spending your money on these memberships. We selected organizations that we feel have the most positive impact on OHV in the constant battle to maintain access to public lands. We encourage you to check out their websites and learn more about what they are doing and how you can help. Blue Ribbon Coalition (www.sharetrails.org) - Over 25 years of advocacy and legal representation, BRC has been a champion against the closure of our public lands. They have a proven track record of fighting 'the endless stream of litigation by anti-access' proponents. TreadLightly! (www.treadlightly.org) - The goal at TreadLightly! is to balance the needs of people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the need to maintain healthy ecosystems. They offer Tread Training and Respected Access Programs to teach users of public lands how to 'leave no trace', and head up many Restoration Projects that help keep our recreation areas open. Offroad Passport co-founder Kristoffer Smith is a Master Tread Lightly! Trainer. The Tread Lightly! website is a wonderful resource of programs, tips, and online courses that they offer to help you learn Tread Lightly! principles. Utah Public Lands Alliance (UPLA) (www.upla.com) - UPLA strives to preserve Utah's public lands for all to enjoy and use by organizing projects that protect and enhance our land to make it more enjoyable for everyone. We watch closely any Legislation that might restrict our use of the lands and encourage legislation that preserves it. We also hold special events that encourage people get out, have fun and enjoy this beautiful land that surrounds us. Cal4Wheel (California Four Wheel Drive Association) (www.cal4wheel.com) - Since 1959, this non-profit organization has actively promoted the advancement of vehicle oriented outdoor recreation. Today, the association represents over 8,000 members and 160 member clubs. It is the largest organization of its type in California and represents owners of all makes and models of 4WD vehicles, as well as non-owners who support responsible vehicle-oriented recreation.
  14. Offroad Passport Garage Sale Offroad Passport Tee Shirts $5.00 each! We sampled a new tee shirt vendor over the summer that did not meet our exacting standards. There's nothing wrong with these shirts per se, except that our logo isn't perfect, and some of them fit weird. We don't feel that we can sell them as Official Offroad Passport merchandise in good conscience. So to cut our losses, we're selling them at a fraction of their cost. There are many creative uses for tee shirts: Jeep seat back covers, shop rags, classy wall hanging, wrap your tools in them, plus so many more! And if you end up with a shirt you like to wear then, SCORE! These are ALL LADIES SIZES ONLY! They all have the Offroad Passport words logo on the upper left front, and the round logo on the back. Various styles described below. HOW TO SNAG YOURS: FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! Simply respond to this thread telling us which ones you want! We can either save them until the next time we see you or ship them to you at regular USPS rates. Ultra soft tri-blend tees: 1 Next Level Apparel - Olive size XXL, 2 Hanes Nano Tees - Light Heather Gray size L & XL Gildan Ultra 100% cotton tees: 1 Light Heather Gray size XXL, 2 Dark Gray size XXL & XXXL: 100% cotton classic tees Dark Heather Gray size XXL & XXXL (these looked a hellova lot better on the vendor's design editor!):
  15. 1/4/2020: 10th Annual Holiday Party Trail Ride BBQ Gift Exchange Cookie Contest: near Carefree, AZ: 4x4 Easy Hey everyone!!! Please note that due to recent rainy weather and local flooding, the location for this year's holiday party has changed!! It's time for Offroad Passport's Annual Holiday party after the Holidays! Join us for a short trail ride and big time fun! There's BBQ'd burgers & dogs and a potluck lunch, the infamous cut-throat white elephant gift exchange, and the annual cookie contest (AND JUDGING - YUM!)! After all the fun and excitement we'll head back the way we went in, probably airing up by mid-afternoon. It's a fun day with your Offroad Passport friends! NOTICE MEET UP CHANGE to NORTH SCOTTSDALE! 9:30 AM at the Shell gas station on Dynamite Road & Alma School Rd: Map link here... Note: You may want to get gas at a different place first though since that Shell is SO 'spencive! Sign up for the POTLUCK! Offroad Passport supplies Hamburgers and Hotdogs (not the buns). Let us know what you can bring to contribute to the lunch. We'll also need tables, trash bags, etc. Potluck Sign-up: NOTE: There is no 'Desserts' category since the Cookie Baking Contest covers that. Hamburgers & Hotdogs: The Offroad Passport Team Charcoal & Lighter Fluid: The Offroad Passport Team Hamburger & Hotdog Buns Est. 5 pkg. Hamburger & 5 pkg Hotdog TOTAL: 1. Mynr1 - 3 pkg Hamburger 2. 4x4tographer - 2 pkg Hamburger, 2 pkg hotdog 3. shellback91 - 3 pkg hotdog . Condiments (Ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.) 1. ketchup, mayo, mustard - Bradywgn71 2. Lettuce - shellback91 3. telkrin - bacon, onions, tomatoes and green chilis for bugers! . Cheese for the Hamburgers: 1. Slydawg 2. johnpa . Sides/Salads/Appetizers: cole slaw - Bradywgn71 Side dish - Ob1Jeeper Side Dish - MzPriss & Cher's Dad macaroni salad - DandE81 potato salad - 4x4tographer pasta salad - snrmullen2000 . Chips, etc.: 1. chips and salsa - Riddler 2. Chips & Snacky stuff - lofreqjeff . Soft Drinks: 1. scottL - and assortment of SODA 2. Finally4Wheelin - soda 3. Spurz . Ice: 1. Mynr1 . Paper Plates, Plastic Cutlery, Napkins, etc.: 1. Klaykrusher . Bottled Water: 1. Curly . Trash Bags: 1. KC4X4 2. lofreqjeff - collapsible trash bins and take out all trash as usual! . Tables: 1. Curly 2. 4x4tographer + popup shelter 3. KC4X4 4. lofreqjeff 1 or 2 5. Riddler . Enter the Cookie Baking Contest! Bring your homemade cookies in a container with your name on it. The cookie with the most votes wins some Offroad Passport Swag (1 T-shirt & 2 Round Decals!) Gift Exchange Bring wrapped gift(s) to participate! $20 suggested limit. No limit on number of gifts per person. 4x4, Expedition, Camping or White Elephant! Have fun with it but please bring something YOU'D love to win. Take a number for each gift you bring. The highest number goes first by opening any present. The next highest number may steal the first gift or open another one and so on until all the gifts are open. A gift may be stolen no more than 1 time per round, and is completely frozen on its 3rd steal. Additional Info: This trip is subject to cancellation or postponement due to rain CB Channel: 4 Ham Simplex Frequency: 146.460 MHz No Pets! With the large group, mingling, food and BBQ grill, this trip is not a suitable place for pets. Please leave your dogs/cats/falcons/etc. at home for this event! Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and we'll put you on the roster! Holiday Party Special!! Color Shirts: $15, White Shirts $10 (+ $2 for XXL or XXXL) Hats: Dark Gray Digi $20 Camo - $15 Since the cookie contest winner gets to pick out a shirt, we're bringing all of them. Let me know if you want to buy some ORP swag! Photo credit: Sarah aka kaspily. Attending: @Number7 & @dzJeepChic @theksmith @Bradywgn71 & @kaspily @johnpa @SlyDawg @Curly @ob1jeeper & @Ladybug @telkrin @shellback91 @mynr1 @4x4tographer @KC4X4 @lofreqjeff @Riddler @MzPriss @GRUNT @scottL @DandE81 @Finally4wheelin @snrmullen2000 @Spurz
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