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Cool Pines Run in Payson (Weather Permitting)

Note: This run has minimum vehicle requirements: 2" or more of lift, 33" or larger tires, lockers recommended but not required.

I've coerced Lynn into one final hard run before my left knee surgery takes me out of my manual transmission Jeep for a while.

Crazy as it seems, we are planning a run in the Payson area for Saturday, December 8, 2012. Average temperatures in Payson on this day are a low of 25 and high of 53. Please dress appropriately.

We'll meet at the Giant / Shell station at the Payson Home Depot at 9:30 a.m. and are planning on being out most of the day. If all goes well, we should be finished before it gets dark.

This will be a three segment run:

Segment 1: FR 1171 (approximately 9 miles) - this is fairly tame and scenic run through the pine forest that we'll access from Hwy 87 and sets us up for segment two. We could take the main road to segment two, but what's the fun in that?

Segment 2: Pyeatte Draw (approximately 9 miles) - two to three miles of this segment will include the infamous Pyeatte Draw. We'll take our vehicles up the draw and sample the various lines, steps, and dips that make up this draw. Playing is encouraged during this segment, but we don't want anyone to go too crazy. We still have to complete segment three.

Segment 3: FR 433 (approximately 9 miles) - Did I say forest road? Lynn tells me it's more like a narrow, rocky, ATV trail. It's guaranteed you'll get some new pin striping. This segment will finish on Highway 260 near Star Valley. Watch your speed as you return home from Star Valley. This tiny town has four photo radar cameras!

Note: We aren't sure exactly what weather permitting means, so we're are taking a wait and see approach. If there is major snow, this run will probably be cancelled. If there is an all-day cold rain, this run will probably be cancelled. But, as long as it's pretty reasonable weather with pretty reasonable temperatures, this run is on.

If this run happens to get cancelled, it's not cancelled for good. We'll reschedule for spring.

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  • Geno

    Hey Lynn, sorry for the delayed response. The cold temps in Pine made some of the Sami parts contract a little more than I expected, thus the gas leak. I also put some of the wrong stuff in the wood stove at my cabin and I thought I had a brain tumor from the fumes! .....i'm glad everyone had a good time !!!!

    December 12, 2012

  • Jerry P.

    Will, Lynn, and Jesse always put on FANTASTIC RUN.
    It was super day with lots of jeeping fun.

    December 10, 2012

  • Jesse and Lynn O.

    Hey Geno, sorry to hear about your gas leak. We missed you out there. I would have enjoyed watching the Samurai bounce over all those rocks.

    December 10, 2012

  • Jesse and Lynn O.

    David O. said it best, 'The run was a blast!' The forest roads were fun and Pyeatte Draw was AWESOME!!! Thanks for leading, Will.

    December 10, 2012

  • DAVID O.

    the run was a blast

    December 9, 2012

  • Steve S

    Thanks Will, Lynn & Jesse, that was a fun run. The boys had a blast!

    December 8, 2012

  • Will L.

    Thanks to all on the run today. Lynn picked some good trails. It was a lot of fun on the rocks in the draw. Overall a very relaxing day.

    December 8, 2012

  • DAVID O.

    are you all afraid of a little fluffy rain

    December 7, 2012

    • Will L.

      When all I have is a bikini top on my Jeep, the answer is yes. However, I would take snow over a cold rain. Fortunately, neither is a concern for this run!

      December 7, 2012

  • Will L.

    Weather is permitting! GPS loaded. Digging out warm clothes.

    December 6, 2012

  • Jerry P.

    Jerry is all fixed up. Jeep is willing and ABLE.
    NEXT time he will take iT slow, slower over those fantastic ROCKS.
    AMEN

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Daniel R.

    Will thanks for the early xmas present but sadly we won't make the run on the 8th.

    December 2, 2012

  • Will L.

    Merry Christmas to the wait list folks. RSVPs are now closed for this run. Watch for a repeat of this run (with possible stock vehicle options) next spring.

    1 · November 29, 2012

    • Daniel R.

      That's what Im talking about. That is a good Christmas present Will ... See you guys soon.

      November 29, 2012

  • Geno

    Will, if I can't go I'll ride with Rich, but no worries....I was up in Pine today and it was 27 degrees at 730AM, but was 59 when I left at 2:30PM...

    November 29, 2012

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