4X4 Fun Run - Return to Bulldog Canyon in the Goldfield Mountains

Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 08:00
Leaders: 
Lynn Larremore - lynnwlarremore@gmail.com, 480-277-1046
Don Mahr - mahr.don@gmail.com, 602-339-8835
Larry A - ashcrofbks@yahoo.com, 602-789-9548
Rating: 
LENGTH: ~14+ mi ELEV GAIN: ~+500 ft PACE: Enjoyable

Meet at 8:00 am (depart at 8:15) at the Holiday Inn east side parking area, just south of US 60 on Country Club Dr in Mesa.

This is a casual 4X4 run from Apache Junction to the Salt River. This run will include FR12 as far as we can reasonably go, parts of 12, FR1356, FR3512, FR3554 again in reverse order. These sections will be on an exploratory basis. All this is through very scenic desert with wonderful views of the Superstition Mountains and Weavers Needle. Afterwards we will regroup at Dirtwater Springs for some grub and libations. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome. Bring water, snacks, and money for carpool.

We will need SUVs or pickups with off road ground clearance. If you are not sure if your vehicle qualifies, please call one of us beforehand. Each driver will need a permit that is free and valid for 6 months. We currently have 4 vehicles with permits. It takes around two minutes to apply online. Larry applied and received his permit in 4 days. Gates to the area are locked and access combinations are listed on the free six-month permits. To request a permit by e-mail go to www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, click Passes and Permits, and then click Other Permits. Please call or e-mail Lynn, Don or Larry if you have questions. This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather in the forecast. Cost to non-members is $5.