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Title: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on December 30, 2016, 07:29:10 AM
Date: January Friday 20th- Sunday 22nd
Location: Hackberry Creek/Oak Flats


Camping: Friday night and Saturday night.
Nights will be cold 20-30 So pack for that.
No firewood around so bring some if you can. AZXC will pitch in for some.

Wheeling: Saturday morning
Trail: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1b6V4wmyjIE7YXzBFamlpo8nPmSg&hl=en&ll=33.272448334904546%2C-111.04971900000004&z=13
    Meet up : 8am at the campground https://goo.gl/maps/hdiq8YTPXhr

Campsite Oak Flats
Oak Flats Rd, Superior, AZ 85173

There will be multiple trails to choose from with Hackberry Creek being 4x4 only and rated pretty harsh.
There will be a 2wd trail that will be lead by Clifford3200 as of now. A more stock 4wd trail will be an option also.

Pot luck/ cookout: Saturday late afternoon
Tacos sponsored by AZXC and cooked by Chuy

Attending:
Rubio480
Thupertrooper (Victor)
Chuy
Stephen
Charcoal
Clifford3200
Pax (Eric)
XterrasNameIsMolly (Justin)
Justin's Friend^
14Frontier
Azfronty99

Hackberry Creek Trail post for Saturday meet up and trail info.
http://www.azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=2651.0

Also be sure to share, post and tag us and our sponsors! We ask that you follow them on social media, but you aren't required.
We have some giveaways for this kickoff so please be sure to thank them! They want to see pics!


PRO4X Level Sponsors:
www.cascadiatents.com (http://www.cascadiatents.com)

S Level Sponsors:
www.scrubblade.com (http://www.scrubblade.com)
www.bihlerflex.com (http://www.bihlerflex.com)
www.funtreks.com (http://www.funtreks.com)

X Level Sponsors:
www.carid.com (http://www.carid.com)
www.autopartswarehouse.com (http://www.autopartswarehouse.com)
www.warnindustries.com (http://www.warnindustries.com)
www.rockauto.com (http://www.rockauto.com)
www.vinyltats.com/fourms/nissan (http://www.vinyltats.com/fourms/nissan)

More info to come
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: XTiki on December 30, 2016, 08:43:17 AM
please post a map screen shot of where this is at. 
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on December 30, 2016, 08:53:48 AM
please post a map screen shot of where this is at.

There will be detailed directions and maps once i get a chance. No official details only date and place.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on December 30, 2016, 11:14:44 AM
I should be able to camp Friday night and lead the run for Hackberry Creek Saturday.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 30, 2016, 11:41:17 AM
I can't make this 2017 kickoff, maybe next year. =(
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on December 30, 2016, 12:09:12 PM
I should be able to camp Friday night and lead the run for Hackberry Creek Saturday.

Rubio,

Are there any other camping spots out there besides oak flats and the pond/corral area? What camp spot would you recommend for the group?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on December 30, 2016, 02:45:16 PM
I should be able to camp Friday night and lead the run for Hackberry Creek Saturday.

Rubio,

Are there any other camping spots out there besides oak flats and the pond/corral area? What camp spot would you recommend for the group?

I've only camped the "campground"

There are tons of areas that are more secluded and further away from the road though
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on December 30, 2016, 03:15:35 PM
A scout run can happen after i finish my truck.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 31, 2016, 09:51:53 AM
please post a map screen shot of where this is at. 

Yes, please. I'm curious to see the area via satellite.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on January 01, 2017, 09:45:06 AM
I can not make this one. The wife and I will be in Vegas for SHOT show.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 01, 2017, 09:54:57 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1b6V4wmyjIE7YXzBFamlpo8nPmSg&hl=en&ll=33.272448334904546%2C-111.04971900000004&z=13 (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1b6V4wmyjIE7YXzBFamlpo8nPmSg&hl=en&ll=33.272448334904546%2C-111.04971900000004&z=13)

(http://www.expeditionswest.com/adventures/2004/hackberry_nov/area.gif)
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: m.sainz12 on January 02, 2017, 12:56:50 PM
Can't make this.. truck won't be ready
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 03, 2017, 12:27:25 PM
Can't make this.. truck won't be ready

Maybe next time
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Pax (Eric) on January 03, 2017, 01:54:27 PM
Is the campsite 2wd accessible? and is the trail the following day 4x4 only?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 03, 2017, 02:07:21 PM
Is the campsite 2wd accessible? and is the trail the following day 4x4 only?

The campsite is 2wd accessible. The Saturday run is 4wd only planned but has not been scouted for the 2wd portion.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Pax (Eric) on January 03, 2017, 02:16:50 PM
ok awesome, and what would you say the rating is for the 4x4 trail?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 03, 2017, 03:11:36 PM
ok awesome, and what would you say the rating is for the 4x4 trail?

updated OP with new trail info.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Pax (Eric) on January 03, 2017, 05:20:43 PM
Clifford and myself will be going.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Clifford3200 on January 03, 2017, 05:34:43 PM
Ok, so for the 2wds that want to still attend the camping, but would also like to wheel on an easier trail. I would be more than happy to lead an easy trail that is near there. The trail I'm looking at is Montana Mountain, its about 30 miles for a 4 hour trip. Pax and I will be taking that while the 4x4s go on their trail, if anyone would like to go. :)
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: XterrasNameIsMolly (Justin) on January 04, 2017, 08:00:05 AM
Myself and friend with a pro4x will be joining!
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 05, 2017, 05:01:05 PM
With the week off I did a mini pre-run overnight expedition to check out some other trails in the area and the Oak Flats Camp Ground.

Telegraph Canyon Trail:
Its a stocker 4x4 friendly trip and awesome. Its one of my favorite trails in the area, last time I ran it I was 17 or 18 in my 88' Pathfinder. It was still awesome and even better maintained and signed with carsonites now. The danger wash out spot has been fixed. It goes behind the Apache Leap and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It has high canyon cliffs, with multiple creek crossings. It terminates where AJAX trail starts.

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Oak Flats Camp Ground:
It looks a lot more desolate than I remember most of the large an small trees have been cut down around the camp spots by moron campers. A Native American tribe is having some sort of sit in with a semi permanent wiki-up, and the frames for several more were in place near the entrance. Still some nicely shaded spots by the creek, with benches and out houses nearby.

I spoke to one of the sit-in representatives briefly and it seems like they will be there a long time. They are basically rotating in and out. Right when I pulled up a van with several backpackers pulled in. I made it brief because he smelled of heavy alcohol, and was basically hanging in my car window.

I decided to drive up devils Canyon Trail to scout it out, I found a secluded open area near a small creek possibly 2WD accessible. The only bad part was I could hear the highway all night. Even that far in I could hear some humming sound from the mining activity nearby. It also got really cold at night so I had to break out the super shelter, it was about 70 degrees inside probably low 40's or high 30's outside.

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Montana Mountain Trail:
This trail is awesomely long, it reminded me a lot of the Bloody Basin trail. At the very top it was covered by juniper trees. It looked like I was in Sedona in some places with the amount of red rock. Really nice scenic drive with creek and river bed crossings. I plan to return for some day hiking and a overnight soon.

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Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Clifford3200 on January 05, 2017, 09:21:03 PM
Awesome chuy, looks great. I do plan to take that trail while the 4x4 have some fun, so I could lead it, or someone else, it doesn't matter to me. And we might have another Xterra joining us for this.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 08, 2017, 09:12:07 AM
Wish I could make it.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 10, 2017, 05:24:02 PM
This is just around the corner, everyone going chime in so we can kick around some ideas?

Do you guys want to try and secure a large group camp area at Oak Flats or one of the dispersed areas?

Who's heading up Friday and whats your ETA?
Who's heading up Saturday morning?
Who's bringing wood and how much?
Who's down for group carne asada tacos Saturday after the run/potluck sides? (Is this event AZXC sponsored?)

Eron, whats the trail plan the hard route or the harder one? If we do the full loop from the gate to Oak Flats do you think about ~5 hours.

Does anyone plan to hang back at the campsite, that is a busy area. It could be all filled up when we return.

I can bring:

-camp stove
-kitchen gear
-12x12 canopy
-community water
-wood 4-6 bags

I can help cook, Im no chef so expect well done. If we have time for breakfast before the run we can do a big group breakfast?



Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 10, 2017, 05:39:11 PM
This is just around the corner, everyone going chime in so we can kick around some ideas?

Do you guys want to try and secure a large group camp area at Oak Flats or one of the dispersed areas?

Who's heading up Friday and whats your ETA?
Who's heading up Saturday morning?
Who's bringing wood and how much?
Who's down for group carne asada tacos Saturday after the run/potluck sides? (Is this event AZXC sponsored?)

Eron, whats the trail plan the hard route or the harder one? If we do the full loop from the gate to Oak Flats do you think about ~5 hours.

Does anyone plan to hang back at the campsite, that is a busy area. It could be all filled up when we return.

I can bring:

-camp stove
-kitchen gear
-12x12 canopy
-community water
-wood 4-6 bags

I can help cook, Im no chef so expect well done. If we have time for breakfast before the run we can do a big group breakfast?

I'll be staying Friday night. I think the dispersed area would be better. I can be there around 5pm. I texted Thumpertrooper but he he never replied :(

I can bring a few bundles of wood for Friday night.

I'm thinking 9am to start the hard trail. And we will be starting from the mining area.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 10, 2017, 06:11:39 PM

I'll be staying Friday night. I think the dispersed area would be better. I can be there around 5pm. I texted Thumpertrooper but he he never replied :(

I can bring a few bundles of wood for Friday night.

I'm thinking 9am to start the hard trail. And we will be starting from the mining area.

I love the dispersed camp idea, but the only issue I saw with that was no cell phone reception (Verizon). I did have good signal at the main lower Oak Flats area. I think for communication and easy meet spot up for the last minute people or late night people coming from far away. It might be easier for them to spot us out at the main camp ground (its a small loop). I can probably swing  being there Thursday evening, to try and get us a good group spot.

The Mine start area is just right up the road. We could have people meet us at the Oak Flats camp site, then head out to the trail head Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: 14Frontier on January 10, 2017, 10:03:03 PM
In for easy stocker trail!.... I really need to order a lift...
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 11, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
In for easy stocker trail!.... I really need to order a lift...

What kinda lift have ya beven thinking?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: 14Frontier on January 11, 2017, 04:13:53 PM
In for easy stocker trail!.... I really need to order a lift...

What kinda lift have ya beven thinking?

3inch  a-arms coilovers, and custom hd rear springs, just havent called prg to figure out how much to up the front spring rates + price and lead time check
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 11, 2017, 04:18:26 PM
In for easy stocker trail!.... I really need to order a lift...

What kinda lift have ya beven thinking?

3inch  a-arms coilovers, and custom hd rear springs, just havent called prg to figure out how much to up the front spring rates + price and lead time check

I vote NISSTEC
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: AZGeorge on January 11, 2017, 07:20:09 PM
Sign me up for the run.  Not camping.  My kids (16 & 20) will be coming, too, driving a Taco.  He did Devil's Staircase last year in the Taco - he should be ok, right?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 12, 2017, 07:40:03 AM
Sign me up for the run.  Not camping.  My kids (16 & 20) will be coming, too, driving a Taco.  He did Devil's Staircase last year in the Taco - he should be ok, right?

For which trail?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 12, 2017, 07:59:56 AM
George i think he will be fine on the easier 4x4 trail just not the technical trail.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 13, 2017, 08:06:34 PM
JUST 1 Week Away! FYI This is a fully sponsored  AZXC Event! Please show your support at the event if you just come out for the camp and the food Friday or Saturday. Multiple wheeling options are available, so don't be scared or timid. AZXC is a fantastic group of people and you will not be disappointed and will be well taken care of.

We are 90+% set (Just post up what day you are coming if you haven't already, for a head count)

- Victor is the lead on this event, and Eron is the trail leader, please refer to them for any questions or post up here!
- Victor has graciously offered to supply the wood in conjunction with Eron (the more wood the bigger fire)
- Im bringing tacos, PM me if you are vegan or gluten free, I will bring substitutes (Saturday Late Lunch AZXC sponsored)
- Oak Flats camp site is the place, so look for paper plate signs and pink tape etc. PM any of us for cell numbers
- As always this event is going to be bad ass and fun! Don't miss out!
- Something for everyone and all off road levels!

Hope to see you there!

Chuy!
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: AZGeorge on January 14, 2017, 08:59:55 PM
George i think he will be fine on the easier 4x4 trail just not the technical trail.

Planning for the bunny slope :)
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Azfronty99 on January 14, 2017, 10:20:58 PM
id like to go but i want to do the easier 4x4 trail as i have not been able to get any skids for my truck and just installed my locker so dont want to bust a oil pan or something
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Chuy on January 15, 2017, 03:47:15 PM
id like to go but i want to do the easier 4x4 trail as i have not been able to get any skids for my truck and just installed my locker so dont want to bust a oil pan or something

I think Telegraph Canyon would be your cup of tea, or Montana Mountain if you just want an easy relaxing cruise with some amazing views. Just the drive up to the camp site area on the highway is awesome.

Once we get to the meet up spot, we can sort out groups etc. Im going to print out take home map packs of the trails, for everyone.

Victor has this Event well planned out, and I know everyone will have a blast!
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Pax (Eric) on January 15, 2017, 07:47:43 PM
Clifford and i scouted Montana Mountain yesterday and it was pretty awesome plus with the rain it made it fairly muddy which added a little more of a challenge but it was a blast. And according to my weather app it looks like their might be rain Thursday and Friday.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Azfronty99 on January 15, 2017, 10:33:58 PM
id like to go but i want to do the easier 4x4 trail as i have not been able to get any skids for my truck and just installed my locker so dont want to bust a oil pan or something

I think Telegraph Canyon would be your cup of tea, or Montana Mountain if you just want an easy relaxing cruise with some amazing views. Just the drive up to the camp site area on the highway is awesome.

Once we get to the meet up spot, we can sort out groups etc. Im going to print out take home map packs of the trails, for everyone.

Victor has this Event well planned out, and I know everyone will have a blast!



sounds good to me. just waiting on info where all are meeting saturday as i may only be up for the day
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: 14Frontier on January 16, 2017, 08:00:37 AM
What was the decision on a campsite location? I dont see it in the first post?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 16, 2017, 10:51:28 AM
Thumpertrooper has updated original post
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: AZ Prospector on January 16, 2017, 07:47:35 PM
Sounds like fun. Bummed I can't make it. Ride is going in for some needed suspension work.

Will look forward to pics.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 16, 2017, 07:51:33 PM
Sounds like fun. Bummed I can't make it. Ride is going in for some needed suspension work.

Will look forward to pics.

Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 17, 2017, 10:15:41 AM
If I didn't have to work Saturday and Sunday I would drive up to camp one night. But alas, the X is down for the count, and the count is so far up to 5 days. :(

Vic Lopez will be meeting up with me before the event to pick up some raffle items for this. We have some cool stuff to share with you.

Have you guys picked a caravan spot and time yet?
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Azfronty99 on January 19, 2017, 10:47:52 PM
Put me down for Saturday plz
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: Rubio480 on January 20, 2017, 07:49:33 PM
Alright ladies/gentleman, meeting tomorrow at 8am.

Preferably meet at Red marker, but if unable we will meet at Blue market.

Take 60 towards Globe. After you go thru tunnel, Oak Flats Campground is about 1.5 miles from it. Make a right and follow the signs. It's easy as that
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 22, 2017, 10:06:07 AM
If you made it to this event but weren't around when they handed out decals, please PM me to get your 2017 AZXC Annual Kickoff run. If you don't want one let us know so we can keep track. Thanks
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: AZGeorge on January 22, 2017, 02:09:51 PM
We actually went pretty far South - I was surprised.
Title: Re: Kickoff Run 2017
Post by: AZGeorge on January 26, 2017, 05:13:56 AM
Chuy: https://www.facebook.com/george.toft/videos/1179233562173320/