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Sunday, September 15, 2019

120,000 ares of pristine wilderness burnt | Woodbury fire

A look at the destruction of the Woodbury fire


I took a drive to the Reavis Ranch trailhead yesterday. The destruction from the Woodbury fire is immense. It looks like a completely different place.

Although wildfires are a naturally occurring thing, we should do our best to mitigate human-caused fires. Because those who need to hear a lecture, will not listen. We will not even go there. We will be ready next year with an all-new approach to wildfire education.

ATTENTION 532 mile proposed trail closure | Apache Sitgreaves National Forest


Public commenting open for Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Travel Management Plan


The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is asking the public to submit comments concerning a travel management plan in northern Arizona. These changes will affect access to our public lands. It's important that the public gets involved. 

In this article, you can find links to review documents, view maps of the affected areas, and submit comments online.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gold Tooth Pranty | The Arizona pioneer who was lost in history

The story of a lonely Arizona pioneer named Gold Tooth Pranty


Fred Pranty was a rancher, prospector, hunter, and Arizona pioneer whose story was lost throughout history. He lived a solitary life in the Sierra Ancha mountains and was known as the greatest mountain lion slayer in the territory. He was said to have graced everyone's dinner table ad was a cheerful, joyful man who never bothered anybody. He was described as a medium built, fair complexion, finely educated man and nobody could understand why he was out prospecting.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Parashant National Monument | Episode 1 Day 1

Before I made the trek into Parashant, I had no idea of the beauty that was just hours away from my home. It's easy to underestimate the Parashant. I personally have seen so many pictures of the Grand Canyon, I feel like I've been there a million times. But there is nothing like camping right on the edge of the canyon.

One can easily travel to the north or south rim by passenger car if you wanna immerse yourself in the crowds. I personally prefer solitude. The Parashant National Monument provides just that. So we took the opportunity before summer was in full swing.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

GPS | Your best friend on the trail

An important tool in the Arizona Backcountry


I'm a huge fan of the Backcountry Navigator apps. It's got to be one of the best GPS programs available. I'll be honest, I've never used anything else. Having a GPS is important for many reasons. Knowing what type of land your on will help you understand what rules need to be followed. 

After fooling around with Backcountry Navigator Pro for about 2 years, I won't even consider any other program. It does exactly what I need and then some. After purchasing the app I went out and got an Android tablet A. Using the app on a tablet provides better visibility and you can see more area on the map. With the tablet secured to my suction cup windshield mount, it serves as a great GPS unit.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bureau of Land Management Recreation Map

A great resource to find your next adventure.


If you don't have a 4wd to get into the deep backcountry of your state, then you might like this map. On this map, you will find various places to visit on Bureau of Land Management land. This information is provided directly from BLM's website.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thank goodness for public lands

Imagine what it's like living in a state that has no public lands.


It's hard for many locals to comprehend this scenario. The camping, offroad, adventure life we love so much, wouldn't exist. No trespassing signs would litter the backcountry narrowing your choices to a few select campgrounds and privately owned offroad parks. Hunting would only be allowed under the supervision of outfitters and guides or permission from landowners. Nearly every acre of land and historical place would be owned by someone.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Memorial Day Trexpedition | The trio united

Memorial Day Trexpedition through the Sierra Ancha Mountains in Arizona.


Dusk was approaching as we gathered at the gas station off Highway 87 just outside of town. After a long introduction and a short chit-chat, we tuned our radios to the frequency with desired. As we hit the highway towards Punkin Patch, the sun was quickly setting.

The plan for the night was to travel a short distance to the DuPont cabin just east of Punkin Patch. The trail was easy going and fast-paced at first. After veering off to a side Trail it got a little more interesting. Loose baseball-sized rocks made traction nearly impossible as we ascend a long steep shelf road towards Dupont cabin. One rock shelf and two switchbacks required careful navigation with limited room and no visibility.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Day Five | Broken Arrow trail and a blizzard

Playing catch-up and stopped by a blizzard


We are finally on day five and the crew was running low on supplies. Many in the group stressed that we stop at a grocery store. I was well stocked and wasn't in need of anything but ice. I had plenty of meat and various fruits, vegetables, instant foods, and freeze-dried foods. Our plan was to shop in Sedona prior to making our way down Broken Arrow Trail.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day four | Crown King and the Swastika Mine

A mildly challenging trail and an awesome mine


After a good night's sleep, we woke to prepare some breakfast and pack up camp. Our camp was located near China Dam just north of Lake Pleasant along the Humbug Creek. There was a good amount of water flowing in the creek. Little did we know, 15 miles upstream Humbug Creek would cause us to pull a winch line. Many in the group were excited to experience the back road to Crown King. With huge anticipation, we made our way down Cow Creek Rd. towards the trailhead. The first stop was the Crown King rock for the iconic flexy photo.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Desert Paradise 4x4 trail | A three-day adventure to Parker Arizona

Leave the pavement behind and take a 3-day journey to Parker, Arizona

The Desert Paradise trail will take you from Wickenburg to Parker Arizona. Along the way, you have the opportunity to see some amazing places. Stop and visit Box Canyon near Wickenburg any time of the year and take a swim in the fresh mountain spring water. Continuing on you will see many remains of the pioneer days including Octave Cemetery, Palmerita Ranch, Swansea and several other points of interest.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Private property | Respected access is granted access

Landowners play an important role in keeping trails open

Lately, we've been hearing stories about private property owners and troubles with trespassers. Unfortunately, no trespassing signs only funnel visitors to less desirable individuals. We ought to be proud we such open access to public lands. Because we love to visit historical places. Its important to know some are on private property and visitors are not invited.

Day two and three | A Cross Road and 4 Peaks trail

Beautiful snow capped mountains, a treacherous river, and a flourishing desert.


Day 2 started with a quick breakfast and some pavement. We originally planned on traveling threw Pioneer Pass in the Pinal Mountains. Three feet of ice forced a detour down highway 77 towards Globe. There we connected with highway 288. After rounding Roosevelt lake, the dirt was within view.