Tip Top Mine

Took a run with the AZLCA to Tip Top Mine. The initial thought had been to work up to Milk Ranch to do a little gold panning and metal detecting. We just weren’t moving that fast though – had to rescue a stranded 4Runner, change a flat on Kim’s 4Runner and had some fuel […]

Snow Run, Cherry to Jerome

Headed up north for a short run with some friends. Tried to go from Cherry, AZ to Jerome, AZ over the Goat Peak and Mingus Mountain Loop trails. Unfortunately with all the snow and mud the mild all-terrain tires on the 4Runner just couldn’t get the traction. Had to turn back after 5-6 miles […]

Overland Expo, 2011

Traveled to Amado, AZ for a long weekend attending the Overland Expo. It was a good show, marred by some abnormaly hot conditions, when combined with blowing wind and dust made it a bit unpleasant at time.

The classes themselves though were generally pretty good. The hands-on classes including recovery skills, tire repair and […]

AZLCA Box & Telegraph Canyons Run

Went out on a nice club run with the AZLCA through Box Canyon, hooking up with the Telegraph Canyon trail and making our way out to Superior. Beautiful weather for the run – sunny, mid-70s and not too windy.

Some minor carnage on the waterfall headed out of Box Canyon in the form of a mangled tailpipe on an FJ Cruiser. Lots of […]

Montana Mountain Run

Took a short run up Montana Mountain with some friends. Was a cloudy day, fairly cold and windy up  at the top – so the pictures didn’t turn out great. But a really pretty area and a relatively easy run. All in all a good day.

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Table Mesa/New River Canyon Run

Took a short, simple run through New River Canyon today. Left from I17 & Table Mesa Road heading east, along with some other club members – another 4Runner, a FJ Cruiser and an 80. Almost immediately ran into a couple of kids in a CJ7 that had gotten themselves into a minor predicament, with […]

Crown King Run

Took a run up to Crown King, riding with Marcel in his newly put  back together FJ40. Had another FJ40, a Toy Truck, a 4Runner and a Jeep along as well. Generally was a nice day with minimal carnage – just a single flat tire. The road from Oro Belle up to Crown King […]

Box Canyon of the Hassayampa & Stanton, AZ

Took a quick half-day run out to the Wickenburg area today. Started by running up the Hassayampa Riverbed through the slot/box canyon area. Hadn’t been up there before and while short and not terribly challenging it’s a very pretty area and made for a nice little morning drive. After getting turned around a little […]

Sedona 4Wheeling

Took a couple of day trips up to the Sedona trip this December to run some of the more popular trails around town. While they are popular and crowded trails, littered with jeep tours and lots of tourists, they’re popular for a reason – being accessible and loaded with wonderful scenery.

The first trip […]

High Desert Trip

We just got back from an amazing trip through northern AZ and bits of southern Utah. We took almost 1000 pictures and a lot of them turned out pretty amazing.

We started by visiting Hubbell Tradingpost National Historical Site – a very cool reminder of how commerce used to work, back in the early […]