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Club Information => Member Coordinated Events => Topic started by: Rosie on November 01, 2013, 08:30:00 PM

Title: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Rosie on November 01, 2013, 08:30:00 PM
Okay, PitSnipe's been bugging me to make a thread about this.

Either Sunday or Monday (10th or 11th), I want to run the Oatman Massacre Site trail that's down near Gila Bend.

Here's a trip report from one of the Jeep sites: http://www.jk-forum.com/forums/jk-trails-tales-71/oatman-massacre-site-arizona-123019/

2WD friendly trail, should be great weather right now. I highly doubt the river will have any water in it. Depending on who's going and what side of town they're on, meeting up around 8:30/9 since the temps aren't as high. I can do either Sunday or Monday since it's a federal holiday weekend, so whatever day can get the most attendance is when it'll be scheduled for.

It looks like a short fun trail, so post up if you're interested.
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 01, 2013, 08:37:18 PM
Thanks for name dropping.

I'm  totally down for this. History and wheeling and maybe since its a short run we could all stop for lunch somewhere.

Sunday works great for me. If we go Monday ill have to bring my daughter.

Lets get dirty!
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Rosie on November 01, 2013, 08:55:12 PM
Name dropping? Any time :)

And as long as we don't stop for lunch in Gila Bend... heh. That place is a dump! But some of my coworkers say great things about a little Mexican food joint there, so that's an option.
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on November 01, 2013, 09:59:02 PM
Looks like a tun of fun, but i work both those days.  Have a good time and post some pics :)
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: WHPIVxterra on November 03, 2013, 01:13:22 AM
I am down!
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Stoic V on November 03, 2013, 08:55:02 AM
I have done this trail.  Like you said, its an easy trail, even for my stock X.  The Gila wasnt flowing when I went, so I didnt get muddy.  There is another burial sight real close to the Oatman sight.  The names on the graves where Fourr.  A dad and his 2-3 children. Its right off the road to Oatman, so its worth stopping.(1877)
https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=720261&location=Arizona&add=1#  I marked the approx area where the Fourr site is. (lighter blue marker)  All other markers on this map where a test, they are not accurate.
A couple of pics.
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0470.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0470.jpg.html)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0472.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0472.jpg.html)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0473.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0473.jpg.html)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/2011oatman.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/2011oatman.jpg.html)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0481.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0481.jpg.html)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/FD_Addicted/xterra/DSC_0486.jpg) (http://s223.photobucket.com/user/FD_Addicted/media/xterra/DSC_0486.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 03, 2013, 04:13:21 PM
Just realized that I work a concert that Sunday so I am out unless we do it on Monday.
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Rosie on November 03, 2013, 04:46:30 PM
Thanks for the pics, Stoic V! We'll have to hunt down that second grave marker too.

Either day works for me, so I'm still down to do it Monday.
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 07, 2013, 10:42:43 AM
Any updates?
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Rosie on November 09, 2013, 10:17:35 AM
Changing the start time to 10:00 as long as it's ok with everyone, otherwise I'm fine with going out at the original 8:30 time. It shouldn't be too hot.

The directions we'll be attempting to take: http://www.azoffroad.net/#/oatman-massacre-trail/4559541177

I plan on just seeing the massacre and gravesite markers, but there's also the option of the petroglyphs too.

There's a Circle K at I-10 and Litchfield, right by Wendy's, meet up at 10, roll by 1030?
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 09, 2013, 12:47:50 PM
Ill be there
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: AZXplorer on November 09, 2013, 03:01:07 PM
I won't be able to drive my Xterra, but my friend and I would like to join you in his Jeep.  :-\   Monday, right?
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: Rosie on November 09, 2013, 05:07:45 PM
I won't be able to drive my Xterra, but my friend and I would like to join you in his Jeep.  :-\   Monday, right?

Yes, Monday! Looking forward to it.

So far, it looks like there will be 5 trucks going. Three Xterras, a Toyota and a Jeep. I do love variety haha.
Title: Re: Veteran's Day Weekend Trail Run
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on November 09, 2013, 10:48:29 PM
Bring the Jeep. More Is always better