All About Jeeps! This group will organize 4x4 trips mainly in the Florence/Superior/Globe/Miami area. Some overnight trips possible. Mexico anyone? 4x4 trails from mild to wild! Rock crawling. Recovery. Learn how to grow your stock Jeep into a trail capable machine.
FEE REQUIRED! For this run I have contracted Mitchel Phillips who has a Masters in Geology from ASU, experience in geology interpretive guiding with the USFS, experience as a field instructor and more. This is YOUR chance to ask all those questions about the trails we love and how they know what's below them to an expert!
We will be using masks and practicing social distancing as necessary.
The fee is non-refundable same as any event ticket (except as required under Meetup's policy). We're paying for Mitchell's time, please use it!
Mitchell will be riding with me and can answer your questions via the CB radio as we go, and we will stop at several good locations to listen and learn.
Meet at Goldfield Chevron:
This run will start on Cottonwood Canyon road to air down, then doing Woodpecker mine trail which is a challenging trail for mildly modified vehicles and bypasses for most stock vehicles. We will bypass any optional obstacles, lowering the difficulty of this trail, to allow more time for learning from Mitch. Trails off road rating is a 5 if you do the bypasses. Ajax mine is at the exit to Woodpecker so we'll stop there for lunch and to learn about it. We'll end with Telegraph road which is a scenic drive to the backside of Superior, ending with Porters in Superior, TIME PERMITTING, or head out via Cottonwood road or Box Canyon by popular agreement.
AZ State Land Permit Required:
true 4x4 low and high range
31" or larger Off road all terrain or preferably mud terrain tires- no street tires
working spare tire, tire lug wrench, tools
Hi lift jack
recovery points front and rear
air compressor, portable or on board air.
Recommended vehicle equipment (not required):
lockers, front and rear
rocker skid protection
Driver requirements: bring plenty of food and water for a full day on the trail, sunscreen etc.
Meeting location. Paste onto Google Maps:[masked], [masked]
UPDATE: Due to the different focus of this run it is open to non-Jeeps that meet the vehicle requirements.
Gratuities for our expert are accepted.
I would love any feedback after the event. I've put out requests for graduate students in Botany, Biology, Archaeology, Climatology, Herpetology, and Wildlife sciences for future runs. If you know any or have a son/daughter in grad school that might be interested please message me.