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Title: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 21, 2016, 08:19:47 AM
Help Support Efforts to Keep Soldier Pass Trail Open to the Public!

All High Clearance 4x4 Vehicles Welcome!
When: This Saturday, September 24, 2016
Meet Place: Barlow Adventures, 3009 W SR 89A, Sedona AZ 86336
Meet time: 9:00 am meet, air down, safety briefing, depart at 9:30 am
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours, including talks on history, geology, and OHV land use issues of the Sedona area.
Who: Jeeps and any compact to mid-size high-clearance 4wd passenger vehicle capable of moderately difficult terrain. (No ATVís, dirt bikes or UTVís).
Trail: Soldier Pass, Sedona AZ, in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.
Bring: water, snacks. No pets, please.
Trail Leader: Nena Barlow

Fees: FREE! No fee to attend, no Red Rock Pass required.
IMPORTANT: This is not a protest, but a demonstration of respectful and responsible trail use. As such, please follow the utmost in trail etiquette and TREAD Lightly principles.
No smoking.
No consumption of alcohol.
Please contain all of your trash.
Maintain minimal noise impact.
Respect other users. Hikers and bikers have the right of way.
Stay within the established trail footprint, even when parking or allowing other vehicles to pass.

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Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: 88high on September 22, 2016, 11:37:37 PM
I'm considering going, after all I haven't been to Sedona in a while.
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: AZ-Ted on September 23, 2016, 07:16:55 PM
I wish I could go, but my X is not ready.  It should be ready for CANVAZ, though.
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: 88high on September 24, 2016, 01:13:23 AM
Sedona bound in T-6hours!
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 24, 2016, 07:34:21 AM
If I didn't have a lot going on today, I would have went up. It's a little early for the family though.
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: Chuy on September 24, 2016, 08:53:46 PM
I was just there a couple of weekends ago, Im not sure what the future holds for the area. I think if they shut it down it really won't make much of a difference for me. I am an avid hiker, I enjoy hiking more than off road driving and I can see both sides of the argument. I don't like the idea of one tour off road service having exclusive rights to a public area. I think that is a little bias and short minded. I like the idea of all or none.
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on September 24, 2016, 09:50:41 PM
More money more power
Title: Re: Barlow Jeeps Soldiers Pass Run - All Vehicles 9/24
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 25, 2016, 02:37:55 AM
I was just there a couple of weekends ago, Im not sure what the future holds for the area. I think if they shut it down it really won't make much of a difference for me. I am an avid hiker, I enjoy hiking more than off road driving and I can see both sides of the argument. I don't like the idea of one tour off road service having exclusive rights to a public area. I think that is a little bias and short minded. I like the idea of all or none.
I'm kind of with you on that.  When I last went on this trail I was lucky to go early and beat the rush.  It seemed dangerous to have hikers, offroad vehicles, and low visibility all together.  To be honest it seems like they intentionally made the trail that way in an attempt to cause an issue and eventually shut it down.  The Broken Arrow trail is similar, single track, but at least it is mostly a round about rather than an out and back.  I wish they would make these trails safer and more accessible, but the locals have probably stopped any previous attempts.  And that brings me to my list of gripes.  1)The way they have gone about this is shady as hell, I never even heard about it till now.  2)Giving a private company access and denying the tax payers access screams of government abuse. 3)The people who decided to move into the area knowing that it was a popular destination now act like they own it.  They are retired and have endless time to petition and complain.  These people drive me nuts.  Last year running Broken Arrow they came out to complain that we had stopped on the road, apparently that was a no stopping road.  I wonder who petitioned to get that done.