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  1. 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.
  2. 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!):
  3. 1/4/2020: 10th Annual Holiday Party Trail Ride BBQ Gift Exchange Cookie Contest: near Fountain Hills, AZ: 4x4 Easy 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! Meet up: 9:30 AM at the Baja gas station (Chevron) on Hwy 87 and Fort McDowell Rd: Map link here... Note: You may want to get gas at a different place first though since Baja is SO 'spencive! We should be back to Hwy 87 (just a few miles beyond Fountain Hills) by mid afternoon (depends on how many come and how long the gift exchange runs!) 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: 1. Mynr1 2. 4x4tographer 3. . Condiments (Ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.) 1. ketchup, mayo, mustard - Bradywgn71 2. . Cheese for the Hamburgers: 1. Slydawg 2. johnpa . Sides/Salads/Appetizers: 1. side dish - Bradywgn71 2. Side dish - Ob1Jeeper 3. . Chips, etc.: 1. 2. . Soft Drinks: 1. 2. . 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 . 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 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. Trail Leaders: Number 7 dzJeepchic TheKSmith Attending: Bradywgn71 Slydawg Johnpa Curly Ob1Jeeper Klaykrusher Mynr1 4x4tographer KC4X4 lofreqjeff
  4. Hey everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend. Remember your salsa! You wouldn't believe how many times we've heard about 'fresh salsa left on the kitchen counter'! If you have not already sent it, please bring your Fundraiser Donation to camp. We'll have ORP Swag on SALE and there will be a 50/50 Raffle, so bring a few extra $$! Please print out, fill out, and bring an Offroad Passport Waiver & Emergency Contact Safe travels, see you there!!!
  5. Welcome to the long overdue Offroad Passport website Version 2.0! We hope you enjoy all the awesome new features. We know... everything's different - but we think you'll love it if you give it a chance! Of course we've worked hard to get things in tip-top shape, but please just let us know if you find a bug that slipped through the cracks. You can also start a new topic in the Site Help & Test Area if you can't figure something out (or want to test out a new feature). If you're having trouble with the new sign-in, contact us directly. Pull up a seat and take your time looking around - then please do vote in the poll or reply here to let us know what you think! P.S. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks, we'll be posting tips & tricks for using this crazy new stuff every few days!
  6. Here's some of the trips we're working on: Parker Trails 4x4 Difficult, Dec 2019 Researching to see if there are also some fun moderate trails in the area Holiday Partay January 4th, 2020 Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands / White Rim Trail, Schafer Trail / Potash Road 4x4 Easy to Moderate, 2 - 3 Days April/May 2020 Going to try for Canyonland camping permits for dates soon after Easter Jeep Safari Exact dates will depend on what permits we can get, should be around January/February when we know Optional - stay in Utah (or join us) after the Canyonlands for 3 - 4 days running moderate & difficult trails from hotel/cabins - location tba Details to follow Ducy Ershim Trail 4x4 Difficult, late summer 2020 Kingman Easy & Moderate Trails dates unk. Working on a possible 3 - 4 days of easy to moderate trails in the Kingman area Possible camping or hotel/airbnb Possible trails: Gold King Mansion, Secret Pass, Painted Rocks, Safelite, Sleeping Princess, Jeep Cove at Lake Mohave
  7. Where do you want to go offroad in 2020? The Offroad Passport Team has already started shaping up some really great trip ideas that we are going to lead this fall, and in 2020. Like every year, we're planning a year in advance so you guys can get time off from work, or whatever, and go. And again this year, we're reaching out to our members to help round out the trips & events calendar. This is a club, and to keep it going, we need participation in the form of folks leading or co-leading trips. We are looking for people with trip ideas, who are willing to lead a trip with our support. We can help with planning, permits, posting in the forum, routes, maps, GPS tracks, etc. (we love this stuff ). No guarantee, but most likely we'll sign up for your run or alt-lead it because that's how we roll. NEW this year, we need people willing sign up as Alt-leader. Alternate leaders will take over leadership of a trip if the original leader gets sick, or for whatever reason, can't go, or needs to meet later, or whatever. The Alt-leader would be fully supported with gpx tracks, maps, review of the the trip plan, any permits, etc. We hope to eliminate last minute cancellations. The more people willing to try their hand at leading a trip of any kind, the better! In fact, day runs and one night camp-outs are the most popular; most people can't take off for a week, except maybe once a year. We think it would even be awesome to see us start having meet-n-greets, BBQ's, or similar non-wheeling events here and there! So now is the time to let us know what trails you'd be up for leading this fall or in 2020. We had such great response last year; let's keep it going! We want to see this club really take on a life of it's own! Post in this thread or PM us. Thanks in Advance to Everyone!
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    Located in the cool pines near Strawberry AZ, there's fun for everyone! Enter the Salsa Contest, play a whacky game, win a tee shirt, kick back by the fire! Spend a weekend tent or RV camping with Offroad Passport on the beautiful Mogollon Rim. It's an extremely scenic area with plenty of little gravel roads along the rim to explore. We will be dry camping with no facilities, and while most of us tent camp, the area is accessible by small RV too. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now! Open to Everyone: Sign up & more info...
  9. 9/13 - 9/15/2019: The Event Formerly Known as the Cinders 10 Annual Celebration!, 4x4 EZ, Dry Camp, RV Access, Salsa Contest, Games, Prizes, Fun! Located in the cool pines near Strawberry AZ, there's fun for everyone! Enter the Salsa Contest, play a whacky game, win a tee shirt, kick back by the fire! Spend a weekend tent or RV camping with Offroad Passport on the beautiful Mogollon Rim. It's an extremely scenic area with plenty of little gravel roads along the rim to explore. We will be dry camping with no facilities, and while most of us tent camp, the area is accessible by small RV too. Don't be that person hearing about all the great stuff you missed for the next whole year - sign up now! Event Details: What: 1 or 2 Nights Dry Camping on Mogollon Rim near Strawberry, AZ! Tentative hike to abandonned train tunnel Saturday morning Play Navigator Game to win ORP Swag Enter Salsa Contest to win ORP Swag When: Kristoffer, George and Diane will head up first thing Friday (9/13) morning and stake a claim on our spot. Everyone is welcome to join us anytime Friday or Saturday morning. We'll head home Sunday morning (9/15). Location: NOTE: We will hit our SPOT 'Checking in with Location' button as soon as we claim a spot. The directions below will get you to the general vacinity, the SPOT ping will confirm the exact location. Our First Choice (about 1/4 mile on dirt from main gravel road): GPS: N34 25.082 W111 24.054 - Map Here... Our Second Choice (a few hundred feet from main gravel road): <<<<<< PROBABLY GOING WITH THIS ONE GPS: N34 25.544 W111 24.079 - Map Here... Driving Directions: - take Hwy 87 (Country Club in Mesa) NORTH past Payson, past Pine, past Strawberry - about 9 miles past Strawberry, watch for the green sign: "Knoll Lake / Rim Road" - just after the sign turn RIGHT on Forest Road 300 - after only 200 feet there is a "Y", go RIGHT onto clearly marked 218A - from there go about 1.5 miles and there is another "Y", again go RIGHT - then start watching on your LEFT for our camp, probably between 0.5 and 2.5 miles from the "Y" - camp may be within a couple hundred feet of the main gravel road, or back 1/4 mile on dirt max - we will put up our small Offroad Passport sign next to the road so you can find us easy! UPDATE 9/13/19 Bradywgn SPOT check in map/This is where the event will be: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Co9kBLjd97tNbm0Ay7gMajqcF3SdHOdm&fbclid=IwAR0tPT1psSDxM8AupUrDiDZ51DQ0qRvT6RY-8UUMmyflkA_-gaFZ1FjmqTE Suggested Donation: $10 Per Person This event is our annual fundraiser! Help Offroad Passport maintain the website, and expand our organizational memberships such as Tread Lightly! and the Blue Ribbon Coalition. To Donate in Advance: Be sure to include 'Fundraiser', your Offroad Passport User Name, and #of campers with your donation. Send payment via Paypal to info@offroadpassport.com Or mail a Check or Money Order: Offroad Passport P.O. Box 20011 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-0011 To Donate at the Event: Please bring cash or check, see Diane at the event. Event Itinerary: Friday Gather at camp anytime Friday Evening Social Hour and Camp Fire Time Saturday Morning Continue gathering at camp whenever you can make it! George will lead a hike to the abandoned train tunnel if there is enough interest. There are plenty of easy roads and side trails for anyone who wants to go exploring. The area where we camp offers great views, photography, walks, naps. Saturday Afternoon / Evening Offroad Passport Annual Salsa Contest! Details below. Top 2 Salsas win Offroad Passport Swag!! GAMES! Lots of ways to win Offroad Passport Swag!! Social Hour and Camp Fire Time Sunday Leisurely break camp & head home About the Annual Cinders Salsa Contest: Enter your homemade salsa! Keep your salsa on ice until Saturday evening Offroad Passport will supply chips, and you're welcome to bring more Everyone come sample salsas and vote, even if you didn't enter the contest The TOP 2 Salsas win Offroad Passport T-Shirts! How you can help out: Bring your corn hole or other lawn games to play at camp. We could use some tables, trash bags, easy-ups to use for salsa contest, gathering, etc. If you have extra please bring! Familiarize yourself with Offroad Passport's Pet Policy Abandoned Train Tunnel Hike Option Details: Please let us know if you want to go! See separate thread for Railroad Tunnel Hike Sign ups Offroad Passport Tee's & Hats Available at the Event: Special Event Pricing!! White Value Shirts: $10 (+ $2 for 2X or 3X) Color Shirts: $18 (+ $2 for 2X or 3X) Hats: $15 & $20 Photo credit: Sarah aka kaspily. Attending: TheKSmith, Aimee & Brady DZJeepChic & Number7 Bradywgn71 & kaspily (donations received) scottL Grunt Curly Ladybug & Ob1jeeper 4x4tographer & crew (donations received) Ghostrider (donations received) MzPriss & Cher's Dad Johnpa Lichen (donations received) Mynr1 AZRNintheJeep242 DGR61 Robert lofreqjeff (donations received) Redrock Tonihawk (donations received) Nillabean1999
  10. 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! Safe Travels - See everyone there!!!
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    Come run some trails north of Tucson! On Saturday we will be running Charouleau Gap from Oracle to Tucson. We will camp halfway through the trail. If you live in the Phoenix area, you'll be amazed at how much cooler the nights are in Tucson; the camping should be perfect. Club Members Only: Sign up & more info...
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    Hummingbird Springs Wilderness, near Tonopah AZ - 4x4 Easy to Moderate, primitive camping The Hummingbird Springs Wilderness is located at the northwest end of the Belmont Mountains, and the the southwest border of the wilderness is the northeast border of the Big Horn Mountains Wilderness, of the Big Horn Mountains (Arizona). This group's first exploratory trip to the area turned up lots of wildlife viewing, multiple stops at abandoned mining ruins, spectacular scenery, and "best camp site in the state". Premium Members Only - sign up and more info...
  13. Take a short relaxing trail ride high on the ridges alongside Eleven Mile Wash, from Carefree to Rio Verde! Terrain ranges from well-packed two track, decomposing granite and sandy washes. With the McDowell Mountains' and their prominent 'Tom's Thumb' visible to the south, and Four Peaks off to the east, the scenery is spectacular from this area. Premium Members Only - sign up and more info...
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    Enjoy the beauty and remoteness of the Arizona Strip. There can be found overlooks like Kelly Point, Twin Point, Whitmore Point, Mollies Point, Kanab Point and much more. All are seldom visited and allow great views into the Grand Canyon and its vicinity. Club Members Only: Sign up & more info...
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