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    Phoenix, AZ

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  1. Join us as we run the difficult Hackberry Creek trail near Superior, AZ and adjacent to Devil's Canyon. Enjoy the spectacular scenery while overcoming numerous challenging obstacles. This is one of those 'run it while you still can' trails since the entire area was apparently sold off to mining interests. This run is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Save the date! Sign-up link & full details coming soon. Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. View membership options →
  2. Join up as we explore a remote and seldom visited area of the beautiful Agua Fria National Monument. Points of interest include the Brooklyn mine ruins, which are juxtaposed near Native American Indian ruins and petroglyphs. The trails should be suitable for any 4X4 vehicle, however, this run is subject to cancellation based on inclement weather since there are some water crossings and we don't want to damage the trails with deep ruts. Save the date! Sign-up link & full details coming soon. Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. View membership options →
  3. More views as we hike down to the canyon: Enormous cottonwood on the canyon floor: After what seemed like an eternity we made it to the cliff house: Final picture:
  4. SonoranWanderer (Woody), CAVU2 (Kevin), Offroadfun (Jack), and Scott and Kim Miller met up with me in Mammoth Friday Nov. 10th to hike to the storied Redfield Cliff House. Thanks to everyone who decided to join me in this endeavor. The hike was well worth the effort with stunning views and scenery, but make no mistake, it was no walk in the park. The trail was overgrown, rocky, and washed out most of the way. Luckily, everyone made it home safely with no broken bones or dislocated joints (joking, kind of). :) Here are a few photos from the trip: Almost there: Enjoying the views from camp: We were treated to some orographic clouds the next morning: The following pictures were taken as we descended into the canyon: Kevin looking back at me and laughing because I am old, fat, and slow: :) Continued:
  5. Thanks for leading a great trip @Ladybug! It was good to see everyone! Don't have any pictures, but found a good article on the Saudi farm leases in Butler Valley: A Saudi company took as much water as it wanted during Arizona drought - The Washington Post
  6. I think @theksmith is correct......if you want to improve antenna performance you'll need some height. I've had great luck with this Browning BR-180 antenna. The performance is comparable to the Midland Antenna theksmith mentioned (both have approximately twice the dB gain of that stubby ghost antenna). I don't even see the dB gain spec listed for that Rugged Radio antenna on their web page....not a huge fan of Rugged Radio tbh. Good luck! 🙂
  7. Join us for a night wheeling adventure just south of Lake Pleasant, AZ Friday October 6, 2023! SIGN UP HERE
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    Join us as embark on a short hike to explore the historic Redfield Canyon Cliff House. We will dry camp overnight in the rugged and remote Galiuro Mountains near Mammoth AZ. Click here for details & to RSVP... Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. View membership options →
  9. Nice! I'm going to try a dual combo of DEET and bug bands. Fingers crossed we don't encounter bugs this weekend like we did at Buckhorn Cabin. 🦟
  10. Didn't take any pics, but still laughing about that USFS sign that said 'If you find yourself locked behind this gate, please call this number for help'. :)
  11. Looks like you need to allow extra time if you planned on using I-17 NB between Thunderbird and 101 Saturday morning (like myself, lol): WeekendFreewayTravelAdvisoryMap.pdf (azdot.gov)
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