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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Dirty Verde Expedition | Itinerary, map, and GPS track

Come join us on an incredible adventure along the Verde River.

This will be a multi-day 4x4 trip along the Verde River. We will gather Friday evening after work and head straight for camp on Red Creek.
Approximately 2.5 hours of travel time.

On day 2, we will make our way towards the Verde Rim and visit 2 historical ranches on the way. Depending on time, we will camp either above or below the Verde Rim.
Approximately 6 hours of travel time.

On day 3, we will head towards the I17 through Dugas.
Approximately 2 hours of travel time.

  • Expect high, narrow, mountain shelf roads, tight switchbacks, and possible washouts. 
  • 4x4, proper ground clearance, and spare tire required. 
  • No street tires

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Posted by Arizona Backcountry Explorers on Tuesday, February 25, 2020


LOCATION: Tonto National Forest Cave Creek Ranger District 

ADDRESS: 40202 N Cave Creek Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

TIME: 5 - 5:45 PM


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

The crested saguaro cactus | Arizona's majestic beauty

The crested saguaro cactus is an attractive destination

Among the thousands of saguaro cactuses in Arizona, there are a few who stand out from the rest. Most humans give them no attention as we pass by daily. Maybe the saguaro blends in with the rest. Or perhaps they are just disregarded as a freak of nature.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Designated wilderness and RS 2477 roads | Its a sticky situation

Many designated wilderness areas could be considered null and void under the law

When we think of a Wilderness Area, we typically think of a roadless area set aside and protected from Mining and motorized activity to create a haven for wildlife. The reality is, many designated Wilderness areas contain old roads and trails and do not meet the requirements for wilderness designation.

The ultimate guide to camping in Arizona

You don't need to go far to go camping in Arizona

While many states are stuck with private land, 86% of Arizona's landmass is open for recreation. We have wide-open spaces that are shared among the settlers of the west. Western life is naturally engrained in our soal. While reliving history on the land our forefathers procured, there is nothing better than a hot pork loin over a mesquite campfire.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Road closures | Arizona courts or federal bureaucrats

Congressional nullification opens the door for Arizona courts to decide on road closures 

Nullifying The USDA Forest Service Travel Management Rule 36 CFR 212 will open the door for an Arizona court of competent jurisdiction to close roads over Federal public lands. Local control could be the best chance we have to keep motorized access open.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Federal Dominance | Something our founding fathers warned us of

Our founding fathers warned us of the federal government's dominance over sovereign states

Representative Mark Finchem and I explain the constitutionality of Federal Public lands within a sovereign state. Our founding fathers were worried the federal government could exercise power over sovereign states. The federal government's restrictions are clearly stated in the US Constitution.