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Title: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 06, 2013, 09:48:49 PM
Hey AZXC, I just heard from my contacts at the BLM that there will be a cleanup out at Table Mesa on April 6th, 2013.  I'll post more details when I get them, but these cleanups usually start between 0800 and 0900 and go until 1200-1300.

The Table Mesa area is a great multi-use area that is used by offroaders, ATVers, hikers, mountain bikers, shooters, equestrian riders, etc.  Because it is a high use area, there are always a few "bad apples" that decide the desert is their dumping ground.  As a result, the BLM, together with various outdoor enthusiast groups, regularly organize cleanups out there to help keep our trails clean and open.

For those that may not know, AZXC has participated in many cleanups over the years, and in 2010, we sponsored one of the largest cleanups in Table Mesa history (with almost 400 volunteers and over 15 tons of trash collected!).

I am looking forward to this cleanup, and I hope to see some other AZXCers out there.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: 07offroadx on March 09, 2013, 11:41:52 PM
I havent been in that area yet. I'm sure I can round up some of my mexican buddies and come help out! Would be a good chance to check out some new terrain. Count me in!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: rushnrockt on March 23, 2013, 11:19:30 PM
I think I'll be there! Will try to drag in a few more people for it.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 26, 2013, 08:36:43 PM
Good to see some interest in this thread.  The official start time is 08:00, but you can come and go as you need.  We typically finish around 12:00-13:00.  I just got word that the meeting spot is the large staging area (the same place we camped for our April Xcursion last year).

To Get There:  Exit I-17 at Table Mesa Rd (exit 236), and go on the WEST side of the freeway.  This road will turn to dirt in less than a mile.  Keep taking the right forks for the first few forks.  At the 3rd or 4th fork, you will notice a shooting area on your left.  Take the left turn and follow that trail about 1 mile in, and the staging area is on the right.  There should be signs out there, and most likely plenty of people to point you in the right direction.

What to bring:   Closed toed shoes, gloves, water, sunscreen, snacks/lunch.  Rakes and shovels are optional, but they will help with some of the small stuff.  I'll have extra trashbags, and I'll bring my trailer as well (so we can haul the stuff back to the dumpsters).

It will be good to see some AZXCers out there (and Titans and Fronty's too)!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Shift_Decimate on March 27, 2013, 09:45:44 PM
Count me in!

I Had to work all the other times I've heard of these, but I dont have that problem anymore!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: mjepps72 on March 28, 2013, 12:46:39 PM
I'd like to help out as well.  Is getting there 2wd friendly?  Anyone else going from the Mesa area let me know, maybe I can follow you out. 
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: 07offroadx on March 28, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
I was for sure going until my family decided we might go camping. So I don't know what the plan is yet. That's my last full weekend in AZ so we will see. But as of right now I'm not going anymore :/
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 28, 2013, 06:39:58 PM
I'd like to help out as well.  Is getting there 2wd friendly?  Anyone else going from the Mesa area let me know, maybe I can follow you out. 

Yes, the road to the staging area is a graded dirt road.  There are several good trails out there that are easily ran in 2WD (in dry conditions).  There are also some very challenging trails for the 4WDs - some of which are only doable with a dedicated rock crawler.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 29, 2013, 09:49:55 AM
I will be there, if anyone is coming and has AZXC shirts, please wear them.  Also, if you still need to get a shirt you paid for, this is a great opportunity to meet up with me and get your shirt.  Hope to see a lot of people out to help keep these trails open to OHV vehicles. 
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: mjepps72 on March 29, 2013, 09:53:59 AM
I can do at least a couple hours in the morning so I should be out there by 0800.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: rushnrockt on March 29, 2013, 06:58:40 PM
Convinced a friend to come with me, so I think I have to go now! Might have a co-worker with Land Cruiser(LX450) come out as well.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Washoezephyr on April 01, 2013, 05:01:27 PM
Charlie "Washoezephyr" and Fronty "Lil Joe" and grandson Asher will be there sometime before 0800 hrs...Asher will do all the work while I drive.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: mjepps72 on April 01, 2013, 08:15:52 PM
Just got the kids soccer schedule and my boy has a game at 9:30 that morning so I'm out.  Sorry. 
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on April 04, 2013, 07:20:21 PM
Hello AZXC!  I'm looking forward to Saturday.  It will be good to see some old and some new members, and it will be good to help keep Table Mesa clean and open.

I just got an email from the BLM stating that TreadLightly! will be donating some t-shirts to the cleanup.  I don't know how many they are donating, but I imagine it will be a first-come, first served basis.

See you there!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: sunny1881 on April 04, 2013, 09:53:21 PM
I cant make this cleanup, but hey Ted, by the way, is your X up and running finally?
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on April 05, 2013, 07:14:39 AM
Yay T shirts!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Shift_Decimate on April 06, 2013, 08:25:07 AM
Im out here but dont see any Xteras out here. If anyone is out here and reading this look for the black frontier and come grab me!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: sunny1881 on April 06, 2013, 08:35:25 AM
Ive done 2 cleanups the last two years and that's usually what happens, a few people say they will be there and then me and 1 other X shows up, so not surprised, seems to be the norm. Have fun!
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Shift_Decimate on April 06, 2013, 08:53:09 AM
Ive done 2 cleanups the last two years and that's usually what happens, a few people say they will be there and then me and 1 other X shows up, so not surprised, seems to be the norm. Have fun!

Ted is here so we good now, lol.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on April 06, 2013, 04:04:14 PM
Good times today!  We had a decent turnout for the short notice.  Special thanks to Wallace, Avi and his wife, Mikhail, and Lindsey and her friend Jim for spending the morning cleaning up the desert.

Table Mesa is looking much better over the last few years, so the cleanups do make a difference.

In all, there were approx. 150 volunteers and we filled two large rolloff dumpsters.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: sunny1881 on April 06, 2013, 05:56:04 PM
Glad to hear more than 2 trucks made it out this time, the 2 cleanups Ive done at Four Peaks/Sycamore Creek area has been a little disappointing as far as AZXC participation goes.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: AZ-Ted on April 06, 2013, 06:53:20 PM
Yep, 5 trucks and 7 people.  We filled my trailer and Wallace's truck bed.
Title: Re: Table Mesa Cleanup - Apr 6th, 2013
Post by: Shift_Decimate on April 06, 2013, 07:10:35 PM
It was a good time, and it was nice getting to meet some of ya'll!