What we're about

All About Jeeps!

Why should you join East Valley Rockers? There are lots of Jeep groups on Meetup, what is different about this one? Why are there fees? I've listened to the good and bad about other groups and made this one special.
WE ARE NOT A CLUB! Anyone is allowed to join, for free.

Most of my runs are Jeep specific, but some are OK for other off road vehicles (but please no full size trucks or UTV's etc). Jeeps Only allows for greater streamlining of vehicle requirement for various runs and makes it more likely that others can help if someone has a breakdown because of vehicle compatibility. It also allows for a more consistent progress through the trail greatly reducing downtime.

WE DON"T EXPECT YOU TO BE A MECHANIC! Many members have expertise, and that is always welcomed, but we'd like you to ask ALL the questions and learn from myself and others. We'll teach you the basics or move you up in your skills, and have a great time doing it!

WE OFFER SOMETHING DIFFERENT! Expert guides are contracted on some runs, such as geologist Mitch. These are a great opportunity to learn about the rich Sonoran desert. We have some runs that combine Jeeping with hiking, and offer passenger opportunities where appropriate. We offer trail stickers for most every run to show off your catalogue of trails. Tshirts are coming too!

OUR RUNS ARE 'RIGHT-SIZED"! We'll never have a caravan of 50 Jeeps clogging up the trail (as cool as that looks to have them all lined up it's no fun in the middle or the back!) Fees discourage the 'joiners' who never show up and keep the waitlist down. If a run is popular a second opportunity may be added the next day or weekend.

WE OFFER SAFETY AND PREPARATION! Your leader carries a satellite phone for emergencies and a full complement of navigation gear, tire repair & recovery gear, and first aid. Every run has recommended and required equipment to keep you and your rig safe for the trail and the drive home.

OUR FOCUS IS YOU! Making sure you have a great time is our goal, whatever your skill level.

OUR RUNS ARE KID FRIENDLY AND PET FRIENDLY! No that doesn't mean we will be minding our P's and Q's like we're in church but your children or dog are welcome to come along (cats too!). Remember that your children and pet are YOUR responsibility! I have zero parenting skills or experience...fair warning!

MEET HEAVY METAL by EAST VALLEY ROCKERS! Have exceptional skills and a monster trail machine? Our invite-only group HEAVY METAL offers Extreme runs to challenge the best built rig. Members of this group pay an annual dues and can attend all runs posted in the regular EVRockers without paying a per-Jeep fee (Except runs with expert guides or other fees). (PENDING APPROVAL FROM MEETUP)

CB Radio required on all trail rides. Need one? Ask for suggestions!

Messages can get lost here so please email Robert @ EVRockers.com or call/text 602.492.3224

Technical assistance also available.

We're on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/21483317552... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2148331755249794/)

We're on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/eastvalleyrockers... (https://www.instagram.com/eastvalleyrockers/)

Pricing for 2021 runs going forward will be:

$25/Jeep runs with expert guides (Geologist,Herpetologist,Wildlife etc)

$20 general trail rides with large groups (16+)

$15 medium group and/or runs w/class such as Recovery 101

$10 small group Extreme runs,

TBD- runs or events that fall outside the normal focus of this group, such as the Hot Desert Singles run.

Fees are to improve attendance and discourage the "joiners" who never show up; pay for expert guides; design and purchase shirts & stickers for members; defer the costs associated with Meetup and related expenses. Fees will be non-refundable outside of Meetup required refunds such as if an event is cancelled.

For 2021 included in your per run fee is $100 towards Joe's 4x4 Off Road Recovery should his services be needed on a run you do with East Valley Rockers. This helps get you unstuck and/or back to a paved highway only where you can arrange normal towing services. Typically Joe's services start at $300-$400 so this benefit will soften the blow if necessary. Of course my full complement of recovery gear will be utilized prior to calling in the cavalry!

Upcoming events (1)

Log Corral SNAKE EXCURSION (Moderate, Stock vehicles OK, some hiking)

Bush Hwy and Beeline Hwy Sycamore gateway

$25.00

I'm pleased to announce we will have an excursion with the owner of Rattlesnake Solutions and field herpetologist Bryan Hughes! Bryan brings over a decade of experience with Arizona reptiles to share with us.

The plan is to head up Hwy 87 to Log Corral Wash and head up Log Corral Trail stopping at various washes to get out and hike to find some snakes and hopefully a Gila Monster! We may do the whole trail time permitting, stopping at Bartlett Lake for lunch.
This run is EARLY as we need to be out walking before 7 for the best chance of catching snakes or Gila Monsters getting some morning sun. HOWEVER if enough people are interested we can move this to late afternoon and hunt for them at dusk and after sundown.
Please keep in mind that I can schedule the run, schedule our expert, but the snakes may not care! With our snake expert Bryan we have a very good chance of finding these beautiful and interesting creatures in their wild and natural setting. PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and listen to Bryan's instructions AT ALL TIMES for your safety! We're there to learn and observe not harass or abuse!

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:

Off-road tires, no street tires
working spare tire
True 4x4 low and Hi range
recovery equipment
Hi Lift Jack, recovery points front and rear
CB radio
AZ State Land permit
https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/
Food and Water for the day
If your Jeep is stock height and has a painted step instead of rock sliders I suggest removing steps before any run.

DRIVER/PASSENGER REQURIEMENTS:

Long pants! These are real snakes.
Hiking boots or very sturdy shoes
leather gloves
Sun hat
Sunscreen
Camera

COST: $25 PER JEEP (one fee per family, bring your kids!), all of which flows to our expert same as before. Tipping is optional! Fee is non-refundable as you are buying a ticket to an event.

ALL runs are child friendly, your children are your responsibility!
MOST runs are pet friendly but given the nature of this run please leave your pets with your Jeep as we hike for snakes.

Log Corral Trail:
https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1123-log-corral-trail
This trail is not as difficult as rated though conditions can change depending on winter storm damage.

A little about Bryan Hughes:
https://rattlesnakesolutions.com/about/arizonas-snake-experts.php

Past events (20)

Axle Alley (EXTREME) a Heavy Metal event

East Price Road

$10.00

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