Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The facts about the Arizona state trust land permit

Supporting the Arizona state trust land permit system is important for our state


There is a lot of confusion in the outdoor community about the Arizona state trust land permits. I have heard everything from "You're not allowed on trust land" to "You need a group permit". A lot of people insist you need a permit to drive a trail. But is it all true? Here are the ins and outs of the Arizona state trust land recreation permit.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Light bars on Arizona streets - Is it right?

The facts about using a light bar on Arizona roads.


From pitch black to damn near daylight. Light bars can illuminate the night sky with around 90,000 lumens or more. They light up the mountainsides and canyons and make sightseeing possible at night. It's an attraction to every bug in the range like a tunnel to heaven. Using them on the trail and at camp is great. It makes setting up camp in the dark easy and provides plenty of light while navigating at night. But I would never consider using them on the I 17...

Using your light bars on the street is typically considered unacceptable. The light is obnoxiously bright on roadways and can blind other oncoming drivers and pedestrians. You've never seen a street sign glow until you shine a 90,000 lumen light on it. Although it's considered unacceptable, I got news for you, It's 100% legal in Arizona.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Video - Rawhide Wash Slot Canyon is a worthy destination

A camping trip, great food and awesome canyon 


Check out this drone footage of our recent trip to Rawhide Wash Slot Canyon near Alamo Lake State Park. It was a fantastic time where we met new friends and spent some quality time with family.

Thanks to Expedition Off Road, Retired Renegade Adventures and everybody else who joined us on this fantastic adventure.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Let's talk about trail etiquette

15 trail etiquette guidelines every 4X4 and OHV enthusiast should know


With all the new people exploring the backcountry it's important to remember a few guidelines. These guidelines have been developed over the years by sportsman and other outdoor enthusiasts. They display common courtesy and respect to others, like you, who are out enjoying the Arizona backcountry. In this article, we will go through several of these guidelines in an effort to educate the public about trail etiquette. It's important to know these things if you're new to the off-road community. These guidelines have been developed to promote the responsible and safe use of our public lands. We all share a common interest.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Buckskin Canyon, Hassayampa River Wilderness and the UFO mine

A fantastic weekend with friends in the Bradshaw Mountains


I was recently fooling around on Google Earth and came across a huge mining operation in the middle of nowhere. My intentions were to research the next Arizona Backcountry Explorers Overland adventure but we quickly got sidetracked and boy did we find a gem!

This weekend John reunites with a friend he hasn't seen in over 40 years. Mark drags an overland trailer over 80 miles through the Bradshaw's. And EVERYTHING is still at the UFO mill.