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We're running Mud Springs trail, but only going as far as 'the big hill' where we'll break for lunch and anybody who wants to challenge themselves can go up 'the big hill' and back down again. Then we'll head back. It'll still be a full day of fun wheeling and gorgeous scenery. Bit of Trivia: Back in the day when the Offroad Passport team were noob's, 'the big hill' was as far as we ever got on the Mud Springs Trail, so in a sense it was the end of the trail for us then. Meet-up: 8:30 AM - Depart for trail 8:45 AM (or when everyone is ready) Baja gas station (Chevron) on Hwy 87 and Fort McDowell Rd: MAP Additional Info: No permit is required for this trip. CB Channel: 4 Ham Frequency: 146.46 Driver Requirement: This trail is for experienced 4x4 enthusiasts only. Vehicle Minimums: All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance) Have functional seat-belts for each occupant Each vehicle must have a CB Radio or a Ham Radio in good working order Must have suitable recovery points front and rear High-clearance 4x4's with some lift and a low-range 33"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires Full skid plate protection & rock rails required A locker is highly recommended Vehicle Recommendations: Low axle gearing, upgraded axle shafts, 4:1 transfer case, 33"+ tires, custom roll-cage. CB Channel: 4 Ham Frequency: 146.46 MHz Trail Leaders: @Number7 & @dzJeepChic @theksmith Attending: @scottL Post to this thread that you'd like to go and we'll add you to the roster.
A few of us escaped COVID-19 sheltering yesterday, and ran Hackberry Creek trail, near Superior, AZ. Don't worry, @Number7, @theksmith, @scottL, and I stayed away from each other! The trail has really eroded in a few places giving it a solid Difficult rating. Funny thing is, 'The Ledge' that used to give everybody a tough time is no problem now days. You can see all the pictures I took here: Diane's Pictures Starting out with a bang, we immediately came to a tricky obstacle. Going down The Fin This is The Ledge that used to be a more difficult obstacle. Superior in the distance with Weaver's Needle in the background Excellent weather, and it was nice to be outdoors for a change.
March Madness 2020 was like no other March Madness so far. The Covid-19 shut-downs and grocery shortages effected us quite a bit, as did the rain! George and I drove to Kingman on Tuesday, but it rained all that night, so we bailed on Wednesday, Day 1, on Home Court, and did our visiting and things instead. But then the rain just kept on coming down, on into Wednesday night. So we bailed on Thursday, Day 2, on Safelite. Finally, we began to see some clearing in the forecast, so we made it to Friday, Day 3, on the Wedges trail. Waiting in line at the 1st obstacle, see how wet the trail was. It was hard to stay on your line over the obstacles. Not even to the 1st obstacle when it started to rain. And then it rained off and on all day. I hardly got any pictures because I was trying to stay dry in the Jeep. Saturday, Day 4, Serendipity trail. At the air-down, we kind of divided into 2 groups; a faster group, who all wanted to get to the end of the trail, and a group who didn't care how far they got. We went with the first group, and George was the first Jeep over the gatekeeper obstacle. Creampuff did really well. We stayed at the first obstacle watching the other rigs come up it until suddenly George noticed that our group had already gone. So we took off up the wash to try to catch them. We probably got about halfway to them when all of a sudden BAM! - HISSSSSSSSSS! George didn't notice a sharp outcropping of rock, and drove the driver front tire right into it! We sustained about a 4" slash in the sidewall. So we changed the tire and headed home, because you can't wheel without a spare. And so Serendipity trail will remain G's nemesis; he still has not made it to the top. All my (few) pics here: Diane's Pics It was a great trip regardless of the weather. We enjoyed getting out of here and we got to visit with my mom. It was really fun to see all our friends and laugh about not shaking hands and such. I was especially pleased that I was not driving when we blew out the tire, so now I don't have to hear about how I screwed up for the next year or two.