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Club Information => Club Xcursion Information => Topic started by: T-Ray on September 10, 2009, 10:11:03 AM

Title: October Xcursion
Post by: T-Ray on September 10, 2009, 10:11:03 AM
Whaddya think for October?

Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on September 10, 2009, 02:54:48 PM
West coast meet is going on....  I am down for some camping though.  It should be perfect weather.
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: T-Ray on September 10, 2009, 04:01:21 PM
Yeah, unfortunately my project will not be done for it.

I was thinking camping too.
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: AZ-Ted on September 10, 2009, 09:01:24 PM
I'll be at the WCM on Oct 7-9.  As long as I don't break anything, I'd be down for a run later in the month (either the 17th or 24th).
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: fangars on September 24, 2009, 08:42:06 PM
I'll be at the WCM on Oct 7-9.  As long as I don't break anything, I'd be down for a run later in the month (either the 17th or 24th).
I thought the WCM starts on the 9th?
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: skooter on September 24, 2009, 10:43:50 PM
i just wanna get the x dirty ;) camping sounds like a wonderful idea! need to go on an xcursion so hopefully i can become official ;D
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: AZ-Ted on September 25, 2009, 12:23:49 AM
I'll be at the WCM on Oct 7-9.  As long as I don't break anything, I'd be down for a run later in the month (either the 17th or 24th).
I thought the WCM starts on the 9th?

OOPS.  You are right John, WCM is Oct 9-11.
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: XCJ on September 25, 2009, 12:46:56 AM
I've been wanting to go camping for about two months now.  If we get the dates narrowed down soon I'll try to take a vacation day.
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: T-Ray on September 25, 2009, 08:08:14 AM
I'm out for the month. Going to CA the 9th-13th then the following weekend is axle assembly & reloading for a big match in November.  ::)
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: DZRT on September 25, 2009, 09:12:57 AM
Why don't you guys pick something for the 24th and/or 25th?
Just do it! Just pic something.
Wally and I'll be in. XJC: get your vaca. Ted: don't break anything.
That is 4 of us so far.  ;D
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: XCJ on September 26, 2009, 12:29:28 AM
I requested off the 24th and 25th.  As long as it gets approved, which it should since my boss is sitting next to me, I'll be good to go those days.  Not to jump the gun before we officially pick a weekend, but I needed to get the request in before everybody else requests off.

So, where are we going?
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: DZRT on September 26, 2009, 08:16:46 AM
Your the leader on this one!
We can stay close and hit a lake. We can go up north and camp in the pines. There is Morman lake and we can camp (starchy camp?) and paddle and hike and look for caches.
Camp in Prescott forest.
Childs and Fossle Creek.
Hang on the Rim Road (FR300).
We can go east somewhere....
Hit the back roads of the Blue River Wilderness (Sunrise to Alpine to Blue?) We can hike Mt Baldy with the golden aspens and fall leaves and camp near any lake or anywhere in between. <--- pick this one.
Or if someone has an idea...

Just some ideas. Pick something and I'll make a plan from that if you like for your approval.  ;D
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on September 26, 2009, 10:00:48 PM
I'm tentatively in.  98 percent sure.  I'm down for camping wherever.  Just looking forward to hanging out with good friends!
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: XCJ on September 28, 2009, 12:39:48 AM
We can hike Mt Baldy with the golden aspens and fall leaves and camp near any lake or anywhere in between. <--- pick this one.

Lol, this sounds good.  I haven't seen fall leaves in 2 years.
Title: Re: October Xcursion Ideas
Post by: DZRT on September 28, 2009, 09:09:40 AM
Great! I will make an itinerary based on hiking Mt Baldy and camping near by and see if you guys like.
Leave early Saturday morn and be back last Sunday night???

ASU's in... so that is 4 trucks??? Who else?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on September 28, 2009, 02:35:28 PM
Great! I will make an itinerary based on hiking Mt Baldy and camping near by and see if you guys like.
Leave early Saturday morn and be back last Sunday night???

ASU's in... so that is 4 trucks??? Who else?

Sounds good!  Thanks!
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 01, 2009, 11:06:21 AM
I'm still working on this itinerary... homework you know...
Buy what about a head count? Who's in? Ted? Phill?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on October 01, 2009, 12:17:24 PM
yes im in
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: mbs00 on October 01, 2009, 04:28:05 PM
We might meet up one of those two days depending on what day we are off that week
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: skooter on October 01, 2009, 10:50:08 PM
skooters in!
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 02, 2009, 04:42:47 PM
Beanies are Required, you know.  ;D j/k (Gosh, I'm going to have to fine mines')
It's going to be nice-cold.

Dzrt and Dzrt Dog
Onix
Skooters
A.S.U. and Miss A.S.U.
XJC and Miss XJC
mbs and Miss mbs
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: trigirl on October 02, 2009, 05:03:32 PM
Can't wait until I'm not pregnant any more and can do long hikes and camp again!  Have a little extra fun for me.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 02, 2009, 05:18:29 PM
Hey-hey now!!! There is no reason you can't come!!! If you dont wanna hike, then you can man the camp site. As for camping, either you sit on a camp chair all day or you sit on the couch all day. I don't see a difference other than the air will be fresh and crisp being outdoors.  ;D
Comon! We'd love to have ya!
And you don't have to stay with us the whole time, you can meet us up there or leave early, you don't even have to stay the night.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 06, 2009, 12:29:25 AM
Unfortunately "Miss XCJ" wonít be joining us.  She is 4 weeks into the Police Academy, so she spends most of her weekends catching up on sleep.  I might have one or both of the dogs, though.

DZRT and I have been talking via PM and agree that more people might come along and it will be easier financially if we stay closer to home on this one.  You can probably hear a pin drop in my checking account right now.  Iím thinking either Lake Pleasant or Payson.  Does this work for everybody else?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 06, 2009, 08:28:14 AM
Man we must have the same Bank!
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on October 06, 2009, 10:19:14 AM
I'm down for whatever.  And no Miss ASU for me either. 
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 06, 2009, 03:59:11 PM
How about one of the other lakes... Does anyone know much about Horseshoe or Bartlett? We havenít paddled them yet. Might there be any good camping 'round there?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: trigirl on October 06, 2009, 05:56:42 PM
If ya'll stay close I may be able to make it for one of the days - will have to wait and see how I feel in another 2 weeks
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Critchley on October 06, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
How about one of the other lakes... Does anyone know much about Horseshoe or Bartlett? We havenít paddled them yet. Might there be any good camping 'round there?

We may be in for staying closer to Phoenix so this is penciled in on the calendar.

Couple of developed campsites, more than likely fee areas, day use fees for camping are usually $6/vehicle or should be covered if you have a Tonto Pass.  Does not appear to have dispersed camping from what i found..   
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 07, 2009, 08:56:28 AM
Well, gosh guys, if I would have known that more people would have been interested in close trip over a far trip, I would have just made that suggestion in the first place. I'd rather camp with you all anyway. More funner. :D

Pleasant is a great place! We know Lake Pleasant pretty well and you can't really go wrong there.  Maybe that is what we should do.... We can find some more cashes, check out some more old stuff in the area and we can paddle around. My favorite type of camp spot is on the water edge so we might have to scout around a bit before everyone gets there because of the ever changing water line.

Wacha all think?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Critchley on October 08, 2009, 08:30:28 AM
 >:(BUMMED! >:(  Not going to make this, frigging last minute, out of town guests coming in Saturday late afternoon.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 08, 2009, 08:46:48 PM
So give them directions and we will save them a good spot to set up there tents.LOL :D ;D
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: skooter on October 08, 2009, 10:50:56 PM
i have no idea where any of these places are, can i follow someone up?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 09, 2009, 08:44:14 AM
No Skooter, you have to find your own way.
Just go down the road, turn left at the saguaro, up the second hill... You'll find it.
OK, just kidden.
Someone can meet you somewhere, like maybe the "North Entrance Station" at the end of CHS Road where we air down or further north on the road at the corner of CHS Road and Cow Creek Road. We've done this quite a bit. Cell service may be a bit sketchy, so we'll have to figure something out with comms when we get closer to that weekend.
http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/pdf/2009%20Maps/lake-pleasant-8x11.pdf
BOY, I LOVE MAPS!!!
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: skooter on October 09, 2009, 11:45:49 PM
24th and 25th correct?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 11, 2009, 11:13:43 PM
24th and 25th correct?

Yeah, not sure on times yet. 
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 12, 2009, 11:56:59 AM
Have you seen all the donation car washes around town lately... maybe we should have a truck wash so we can have hot dogs for our Pleasant trip... we are all so broke right now!
J/K! No truck wash.

I have enough in the laundry change bowl to buy hot dogs for everyone. We be good to go.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 12, 2009, 04:49:56 PM
I think I have a few hotdogs in a cooler in the garage.  I forgot about them until now.  Now I'm afraid to open the cooler.  It's only been a month or so.  Do you think they are still good?  :-X
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 16, 2009, 08:02:08 AM
Thats ok we still have the veggie burgers in the glove box in case someone gets hungry.. ;)
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on October 16, 2009, 09:26:48 AM
One thought, If it is going to be hot down here like it is supposed to be next weekend, I vote we go up to forest lakes.  I like being cold :-)  Thoughts?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 16, 2009, 12:15:50 PM
A.S.U. , if you really like the cold water that much, why don't we take you to the forest lakes for January and let ya swim around...  ;D I'll even getcha some arm floaties.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 16, 2009, 03:42:02 PM
A.S.U. , if you really like the cold water that much, why don't we take you to the forest lakes for January and let ya swim around...  ;D I'll even getcha some arm floaties.

I would love to see the polar bear swim.WOOOHOOOO
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 20, 2009, 04:07:07 AM
My buddy Paul wants to tag along.  A few of you have met him...he had the Blazer when we almost got washed away at Lower Sycamore awhile back.  Can he drive his own truck or does he have to ride along in the X?  I think I remember somebody getting a bit finicky about non-Xterra's on xcursions awhile back, so I figured I'd ask.  If he drives separate, we can burn the 1/8th cord of firewood he has in the bed.

This Saturday/Sunday at Lake Pleasant still the plan?  We are looking at high 89 and low 62 with lots-o-sun if we head there.  How many trucks are we looking at?  If we want water and have a lot of people then somebody's gotta get out there early enough to claim some land.  If my buddy can drive himself then I can be at the water whenever, otherwise looking at 1 or 2 at the earliest.

Here are 2 places that I know of: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&hl=en&msa=0&ll=33.904616,-112.273064&spn=0.13307,0.22007&z=12&msid=104539144794764525020.0004765c5f9c04ea45566 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&hl=en&msa=0&ll=33.904616,-112.273064&spn=0.13307,0.22007&z=12&msid=104539144794764525020.0004765c5f9c04ea45566)
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 20, 2009, 09:08:18 AM
FYI there will be 3 boats at camp kayacs,and poss YZ125.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 20, 2009, 09:24:09 PM
XJC:
Yes, we want water. But no water right now at those locations on your Google map. The lake is down to 51 percent right now ( I think that map shows about 90-100 percent). But yes, between those two points would be great. You just have to go way south from there to find water.
Remember the last place we went... you, Megan, me and Wally... It was the perfect spot to camp and launch at that time... The water is gone now. I dont know how far away the water is from that point... you might not even be able to see it from that spot. But what ever the case, you can scout that area if you like. There are trails where the water was you can drive. You'll find the water edge eventually.
There isn't a prob with Blazer Boy, tell him to come along in his truck. We say it's cool.
We don't have a truck count right now, I think we'll have to wait to the last moment for that. Positive that it will be us 4 (Onix, me, you, Blazer Boy).

ALL:
Overnight camping requires a $10 pass or $5 just for the day. It's $2 for a boat. We can stop and pay at the North booth just before airing down.
Show up when ever you want. Just make contact with XJC or me or someone to find out the exact location or to follow us in or have someone come out to bring you in.
Typically Wally and I have been rolling about noonish on Saturdays.

This will be a no stress weekend, so no one is allowed to stress about anything. Just take it as it goes and have fun. Get there when you get there.  Leave when ever you want. Do what ever you want to do.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 20, 2009, 11:28:57 PM

Overnight camping requires a $10 pass or $5 just for the day. It's $2 for a boat.  


If you haven't experienced it yourself, the pay station is often unoccupied.  There is a self pay option just south of the station, so you may want to bring exact change.  One time I paid in quarters because I didn't have cash ::)

I'm off Friday, so I'll try to make a quick day trip up sometime that day to scout out a good spot or two.  Keep an eye on the boards friday night to grab some coordinates and/or another map.  No promises, though; I work 7pm-7am the night before.  Also, PM me if you need my cell number.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Onix on October 21, 2009, 08:12:59 AM
Do what ever you want to do ...I like that .
                LIFE IS GOOD! ;D
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: Mr. X on October 21, 2009, 04:44:31 PM
We're like Scooter and are not familiar with this area.  Actually this will be our first trip.  If we could hook up with someone that would be great!  Thx
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 21, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
We're like Scooter and are not familiar with this area.  Actually this will be our first trip.  If we could hook up with someone that would be great!  Thx

I'm sure it wont be a problem! 

I can't wait until the weekend ~ much needed relaxation!
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 22, 2009, 08:59:28 AM
PM sent to Mr. X and Scooter.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on October 22, 2009, 12:28:42 PM
I have to work till 11:00 AM that morning but then I will leave.  Meet you guys up there.  Keep your CBs on please :-)  Channel 17?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: XCJ on October 22, 2009, 09:26:56 PM
CB 17 works.  Probably FRS 14?
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: A.S.U.Hondo on October 23, 2009, 09:18:10 AM
Roger.  FRS 14.  ASUHondo over and out.
Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: trigirl on October 24, 2009, 09:11:56 PM
It was great hanging out with ya'll today.  Here are a few pictures...

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Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: trigirl on October 24, 2009, 09:12:48 PM
a few more....

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Title: Re: October Xcursion
Post by: DZRT on October 25, 2009, 08:00:00 PM
Fun Pics! Thanks for posting!