Added 2 April 2001, Revised 22 December 2003
I've decided to make a page dedicated to the exploits of my truck (with me at the wheel) in the beautiful state of Arizona. My friends and I have traveled to some fantastic places on all sorts of trails, from technical, to easy. What they all have in common is great experiences in wonderful places.
THE DISCLAIMER: With the exception of stock ponds, and the occasional necessity of turning around, I *ALWAYS* drive on established roads and trails. Doing otherwise is not only bad karma, but it leads to ill-will towards four-wheelers/four-wheeling and makes people want to close vehicles out of the beautiful environs that we all enjoy. Please be respectful of private property (don't trespass!) and public lands, as other people want to enjoy them too. Also leave gates as you find them (closed if closed, and open if open.) If a road has a big mud hole in the middle of it, do NOT go around it, as it only makes the road wider, eventually making the mud hole wider. This cycle of foolishness can get out of control. If you can't make it through the puddle, you shouldn't be there. Turn around and find someplace else to explore. TREAD LIGHTLY! For more information on responsible wheeling, go HERE or HERE Ziggy at dirtroad.com says it best, "Use your 4-wheel drive to enjoy the environment, don't use the environment to enjoy your 4-wheel drive!"
Lower Ajax and Coke Ovens Trails - Pretty common fare for the Florence Junction area. Coke Ovens is one of my favorites. Added 22 December 2003
Charouleau Gap - I made a weekend run out of this trail to investigate it for an upcoming group run. Added 16 March 2003
Harquahala Peak - This was a trip organized to show one of our Texas Z-brothers our Arizona wheeling. Added 16 September 2001
Box Canyon Trail - Thinking and wheeling inside of The Box. If you don't do the former, you'll get stuck doing the later. Added 21 March 2001
Sawtooth Mountains - It was a beautiful spring day, with flowers blooming, when two Z's went out exploring the Sawtooth Mountains . . . Added 27 February 2001
Cargodera Powerline Road Revisited! - Here are some pics of my freshly modified truck tacking the trail that, at the age of 3 weeks old, gave rise to the name of my truck: THE BEAST. Added 8 October 2000
ZR2'ers Unite!: Crown King Trail - Pics and and report from a recent trip on the Crown King Trail. Added 6 September 2000
The first Arizona ZR2 (AZ-R2) Get-Together - Pics and descriptions from the first get-together, down in southeastern Arizona along the Cienega Creek. Added 22 August 2000
THE BEAST stalks Moab!!! - Pics and descriptions from a recent wheeling trip in Moab, Utah. Added 13 June 2000
Cargodera Powerline Road and the Galiuro Mountains - Here are some pics of some high-angle rock-crawling action.
If you're in the Tucson area (or anywhere in Arizona), drop me a line and we can go wheelin' sometime.
Speaking of which, if you own a Highrider/ZR2/BlaZeR2, or want to find out more about the best little 4X4's around, check out these great sites:
http://www.zr2.com and http://www.zr2hr.org
There is also a ZR2 discussion group, which is very fun for talking about our special trucks and in getting ideas, help, and useful information. I have learned a great deal from the list. You can join by sending an e-mail to mailto:email@example.com with the word "SUBSCRIBE" (without the quotes) in the subject line.