Upcome Rides and Camp-Outs:
August 18th ATV Club Saturday ride: Northern Cedar Mountain, Bear Valley. Early Saturday, trailering OHV’s to Panguitch, leaving from the Flying M restaurant parking lot north end of Panguitch off US Highway 89. Departing at 9:00 AM. The distance to Panguitch is 70 miles, so leave Kanab early.
This ride will be via Sand Mtn., to Upper Bear Valley and continuing to Buckskin Canyon to attempt to locate the petroglyph panels. This ride will be lead by Joe Orman. Returning to our original staging area.
2018 Utah/Arizona ATV Club Camp-Out, Kaibab, National Forest
August 29th to September 2nd, 2018, (All times MST Utah)
Bain Swap and Sam Smith are planning on going up on Tuesday.
Directions to Camp: From Jacob Lake, south on SR 67 about 21 miles, just past mile post 601, look for ATV Club Sign on left side of road. Turn left on FS 213 and go about .2 tenths of a mile turn right at sign, down to meadow turn left to ATV Club Camp. (This is the same camp we used last year).
Rides: All size OHV’s okay, remember Arizona Laws. For day riders all rides leave at 9:00 AM Utah time.
Thursday: ride departs at 9:00 AM Utah Time. Bain will be leading this ride.
6:30 PM Ice Cream and cookie social.
Friday: ride departs at 9:00 AM. Destination Point Sublime.
6:00 PM (UT Time) Chili pot cornbread social Friday evening.
Saturday: ride departs at 9:00 AM, Utah Time. Destination, planned ride to Crazy Jug viewpoint, Ladder Tree.
Campers bring extra firewood. As of July 15, 2018, no fire restrictions in effect.
A note about riding OHV’s in Arizona:
https://azstateparks.com/ohv-laws-regulationsThe below warning is posted on the AZ Strip by the Arizona Strip BLM Field office in St George, UT.
NON-RESIDENT CROSSING MAINTAINED ROADS: If you ride/drive on a “graded dirt road” (such as a maintained county road) and you and your vehicle are not properly registered for street and highway use, you will be subject to a citation. Arizona residents are also subject to citation with an Arizona MVD Title Plate (RV – Recreation Vehicle plate). This is because a title plate is only an indication that the vehicle has been titled in Arizona, NOT a registration plate (MC). There are exceptions for incidental travel on roads requiring registration. In general, incidental use would be crossing a street or conducting very limited travel on it for the purpose of access to OHV area/trails.
So street legal OHV’s are highly recommended in Arizona, all OHV’s in Arizona require insurance and registration to the rider. Check the Arizona regulations prior to riding.
Riders rule: Each person is responsible to make sure that the following rider is aware of all turns. Stop and make sure that the following rider knows where you are going. (Look for a hand wave and respond likewise). If the rider following you does not appear; stop and wait, eventually the entire group will stop. Do not follow too close, and moderate your speeds and distances. Please keep pace with the rider ahead of you so not to slow down the following riders. If you are unsure of your ability ‘stop’ and ask for assistance.
Other August events:
August 21nd to 25th, Bryce Rally, Panguitch.
August 23rd to 25th Kanab’s Western Legends
Utah/Arizona ATV Club September 2018 Campout and Rides
Cedar Mountain, Autumn rides.
Dates: Wednesday, September 5, to Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Cedar Mountain, all rides start from our Houston Flat camp at the designated time so get there early for the scheduled rides. Since there was a limited RSVP for our camp-out, there will be the following Day Rides. It was noted that there have been some fall color changes to the trees, moreover we often see lots of Deer and Antelope and if lucky Elk on our rides.
Directions to our Houston Flat Camp:
Take US 89 north, to the junction of Utah highway 14, turn west to Cedar Mountain. Travel approximately 8 miles to the Mammoth Creek road, (FH50) which is paved, turn right (north) on the Mammoth Creek road continue approximately 3.5 miles to FS 633 (left turn). Look for the ATV Club Camp signs on the Mammoth Creek road.
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
9:00 AM Departure from camp.
Moderate ride from camp via the Turkey Trot, down across Swains Creek to Ike’s Valley Road, and back, crossing SR 14 continuing to Strawberry ridge down to Duck Creek and lunch at Aunt Sue’s then returning to camp via the back route OHV trails (they tend to be very rough with lots of lava rocks) continuing to Mammoth Cave for a break then continuing back to camp.
(Mostly easy ride, except for the rocky terrain).
Friday, September 7, 2018.
9:00 AM Departure from camp.
Moderately more difficult ride, to Panguitch Bench, (some washed out areas to negotiate), continuing to Haycock Mountain, two-track to top, then Pass Creek OHV Trails via the ‘Goowiggle, and down to Rock Canyon, climbing up to Birch Knoll, then finding our way back to camp via a different route.
Roads can be rocky, some rock descents and climbing, some good roads and trails. Ride is long and could be dusty depending on the weather. Several moderately difficult climbs require experienced riders. Bring your lunch, your camera and foul weather gear.
Social Event: Grilling the remaining 2018 ATV Club ‘Split the Pot’ Hamburgers and wieners, with buns and condiments.
Saturday, September 8, 2018.
9:00 AM Departure from camp.
Club ride, to Hatch for lunch or ice cream treat, return via a different route around Hatch Mtn. (Challenging ride, about 35 to 55 miles).
Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Due the abandonment of the Mammoth Creek to Birch Knoll route, which is reportedly closed, we may have to drive on some pavement. From the Birch Knoll and ST 143 intersection to the Mammoth Creek village pave road.
Further information and questions: Contact Sam Smith. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cell phone service at our camp.
After the left turn, go .3 miles to the ATV Club campsite which is next to an open meadow.
Location: Our camp location will accommodate numerous RV's and is in the Ponderosa Pines and a nice setting.
Weather: Expect weather extremes, bring rain gear, and prepare for foul weather.
If Camping, please bring extra firewood for our fires. Currently there are no fire restrictions.
Rides and destinations as determined by the Trail Boss. Remember to bring your trash bags for trail cleanup.
September 20th ATV Club Meeting and steak fry: 6:00 PM. Rancho’s City Park. Club Meeting then steak fry with pot luck sides). Check for details on the Club Website. ATV Club awards presentations during meeting. Members make you RSVP by Sept. 12 if you want a steak. Guests pay $20 per person for the dinner.
The ATV Club 4th annual Fall Colors ride, Oct. 2 to 5, 2018. We have 17 units currently signed up and several more probable. A draft itinerary has been sent out to the participants.