Zion 2020

March 19-22

Zion National Park is in Southern Utah Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions. The canyon walls are reddish and tan-colored Navajo sandstone eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River.  Zion Canyon is a main feature in Zion which is a 229-square-mile, 15 mile and 2,640 ft deep Canyon. 


  • Bring all necessary items for dry camping for three nights. We will have a grill for anyone to use that does not have one.
  • A good cooler will go a long way. We run a Yeti 65.
  • Food and drinks for 4 days. Anything you will want for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks etc.. No meals will be provided. 
  • 5 gallons of extra fuel recommended but not required.
  • Off-road items, tow strap, tools, off road jack, etc.
  • Rear amber chase lights are HIGHLY recommended!!!
  • Air compressor or Co2 tanks are recommended. 
  • Traction matts are recommended.


This is not an overland trip so travel trailers or trailered pre runners are welcome!


For those of you that have trailers there are hookups at nearby campgrounds for around $40. 


For those of you that aren't campers you can make hotel arrangements at nearby hotels. Contact us for more information.


REQUIREMENTS

1) VHF Radio Programmed to BITD and WEATHERMAN 

50 Watt recommended. Rugged Radio Handheld is minimum requirement. 

NOTE- If you buy a Rugged Handheld, purchase the cigarette lighter battery pack so you don’t have to worry about it dying, because it will. And the extended antenna to maximize the range. Check Amazon or the link below.

https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=296_1127_1211&products_id=1274

2) Full Size Spare

3) Fire Extinguisher

4) GPS App- Gaia for Iphone or Orrux Maps for Android are minimum requirements. We recommend Leadnav with a GPS puck or a Lowrance setup.

This just helps keep more eyes on the trail and is a safety pre caution in case we get separated. 

5) Food, drink, sleeping arrangements for 4 days 3 nights. 

6) SAFETY!! Driving within your means. We all wanna have fun and drive our trucks hard. Trust me I drive harder than most. But we all need to get back home safely and our trucks in one piece!


Thursday, March 19th

6am, meet at Quick trip gas station, 1155 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85043. We will leave from there shortly after and head to Sand Hollow State Park near Hurricane, Ut which is roughly a 7hr drive, 463 miles. For those of you not driving from Phoenix, you can meet us at Sand Hollow anytime after 2pm. We will be setting up camp in the primitive campgrounds on the eastern side of the reservoir. The primitive campgrounds are $25 per night and we will be camping there for 2 nights. We will most likely play in the dunes after setting up camp if time permits. 


Friday, March 20th 

We will wake up, make breakfast, and hit the dirt. We will be in sand most of the day as we will be in and out of the dunes. Low tire pressure is a must. We will go to comp hill,  checkout the flinstone house as well as the dinosaur tracks. If time permits we will hit some of the rock crawling trails for those interested. We will be in Sand Hollow state park all day so those that wish to play can and those that wish to go back to camp early can do so as well. Were rate these trails at a 2.5 or moderate. The dunes are not huge but can be challenging for those that have not driven in them before. 


Saturday, March 21st

We will wake up, make breakfast, pack up camp and head to Coral Pink sand dunes which is roughly 70 miles away and about a 90 min drive. Along the way we will be heading through Zions scenic drive through the canyon. This is $20 per vehicle. We will get to Coral Pink Sand Dunes and setup for our final night of camping and have lunch. On the northern end of the park a large open area coined the dry lake bed sits on BLM land. From the intersection of Hancock Rd. and Yellow Jacket Rd. travel 1/2 mile towards the State Park on Yellow Jacket Rd. The Dry Lake area is on the left.  People are allowed to camp here for free, however, there are no facilities. There are actual campgrounds with toilets, showers, water, etc... and cost $20 per night towards the southern end of the park with trailer hookups if desired. After lunch we will head over to hit the legendary Barracks Trail. The trail starts near Coral Pink Sand Dunes and heads to Mt Carmel Junction, crossing the East Virgin River over 20 times.  The northern portion is a fun trail through the canyon. This trail is roughly 20 miles long. We will hop on another trail to loop us back around to Coral Pink Sand Dunes which is another 20 miles. We rate these trails at a 2.5 or moderate. We will play in Coral Pink Sand Dunes for the remainder of the afternoon. 


Sunday, March 22nd

We will wake up, make breakfast, pack up camp and head home!



Sand Hollow Prerun

Sand Hollow Prerun

Raptors In rocky point 2020

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Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25

May 22- Travel Day and dinner meet at 6pm At Mannys in Rocky Point.


May 23- 100 miles of some of the most diverse terrain in the desert! 40 miles of desert trail leading us around an estuary to an abandoned train station. From there we will be hitting 30 miles of some high speed salt flats towards the Sea of Cortez. The last leg of our journey will take you down the beach for some unforgettable photo ops! Playing in the dunes and on the beach before heading back into town to Wrecked at the Reef for tacos and beers!


May 24- BBQ at our house in Los Conchas, Rocky Point. Exploring the estuary and playing in the private trails behind the community! We are 100 yards from the water!


May 25- Breakfast on the water for anyone who wants to join! 

Travel Day 


Contact us for house rentals in Los Conchas! Any of the resorts at Sandy Beach would be close as well!


REQUIREMENTS

1) VHF Radio Programmed to BITD and WEATHERMAN 

50 Watt recommended. Rugged Radio Handheld is minimum requirement. 

NOTE- If you buy a Rugged Handheld, purchase the cigarette lighter battery pack so you don’t have to worry about it dying, because it will. And the extended antenna to maximize the range. Check Amazon or the link below.

https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=296_1127_1211&products_id=1274

2) Full Size Spare

3) Fire Extinguisher

4) GPS App- Gaia for Iphone or Orrux Maps for Android are minimum requirements. We recommend Leadnav with a GPS puck or a Lowrance setup.

This just helps keep more eyes on the trail and is a safety pre caution in case we get separated. 

5) Rear facing chase lights. It will be dusty!

6) Food, drink, Hotel arrangements.

7) SAFETY!! Driving within your means. We all wanna have fun and drive our trucks hard. Trust me I drive harder than most. But we all need to get back home safely and our trucks in one piece!

Overland Mojave 2020

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Halloween Weekend, October 30-November 1

150 miles from Laughlin to Barstow. Crossing desert trails, dry lake beds, through canyons and a water crossings! Camping 2 nights along the trail! More details to come but this is our most popular event of the year! 


Friday October 30

7am, meet at McDonalds, 3140 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ  85086

We will travel to Laughlin as a group. For those of you that are out of state we will meet up at the AVI Resort & Casino GAS STATION, 10000 Aha Macav Pkwy, Laughlin, NV 89029 around 10:30am

Gas up & Ice up

At the start of the Mojave Trail air down tires and begin trail. Looking to cover about 50 miles on day 1. Plenty of time to explore and play. We have new stops this year as well as some of the classic stops! Weather could be cold at night so come prepared.

Saturday, October 31

Continue on trail for approx. 70 miles to Afton Campground. We will be checking out the megaphone and hitting the dunes. Tight trails through the Joshua Tree Forest. 

Sunday, November 1

At this point we continue an additional 18 miles to the end of the Mojave Trail. For some that are heading back to AZ and are in a Raptor, we may turn around and do the entire 150 miles back to Laughlin!


REQUIREMENTS

1) VHF Radio Programmed to BITD and WEATHERMAN 

50 Watt recommended. Rugged Radio Handheld is minimum requirement. 

NOTE- If you buy a Rugged Handheld, purchase the cigarette lighter battery pack so you don’t have to worry about it dying, because it will. And the extended antenna to maximize the range. Check Amazon or the link below.

https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=296_1127_1211&products_id=1274

2) Full Size Spare

3) Fire Extinguisher

4) GPS App- Gaia for Iphone or Orrux Maps for Android are minimum requirements. We recommend Leadnav with a GPS puck or a Lowrance setup.

This just helps keep more eyes on the trail and is a safety pre caution in case we get separated. 

5) Rear facing chase lights. It will be dusty!

6) Food, drink, and sleeping arrangements for 2 nights in the desert.

7) SAFETY!! Driving within your means. We all wanna have fun and drive our trucks hard. Trust me I drive harder than most. But we all need to get back home safely and our trucks in one piece!

Want to register for this run?!