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Title: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on February 02, 2010, 08:28:25 AM
March is around the corner and who will win the bragging rights for best chili.

I believe Adam is the reigning champ, and intend to knock him off his thrown this year.

An idea some of us shared up at Lake Pleasant was to incorporate some wheeling on that day as well.

Suggested locations:
Table Mesa Rd
Coves at Saguaro Lake
Apache Trail to Roosevelt Lake

Everyone bring ideas/suggestions to the next meeting so we can get everything planned in advance.

MAKE it a great day!!!
Title: March Xcursion -- Chili Cook Off Poll
Post by: DZRT on February 02, 2010, 09:49:41 AM
Where would you like to have the 2010 Chili Cook Off?
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: DZRT on February 02, 2010, 09:52:03 AM
I made a poll for this... vote for where you'd like to have the cook off:
http://azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=279.0 (http://azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=279.0)
Title: Re: March Xcursion -- Chili Cook Off Poll
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 02, 2010, 10:09:02 AM
I like the idea of having this at the coves - it would be cool to wheel to one of the coves and then have some chili.
Title: Re: March Xcursion -- Chili Cook Off Poll
Post by: Critchley on February 02, 2010, 11:11:13 AM
I'm with Ted. I have neer been to Saguaro Lake in my 12 years of living here. Sad I know. 

Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: Critchley on February 02, 2010, 11:12:19 AM
I made a poll for this... vote for where you'd like to have the cook off:
http://azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=279.0 (http://azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=279.0)


Thanks Brenda!

What does everyone think about either March 20th or 27th for the date.
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: DZRT on February 02, 2010, 11:18:04 AM
Once you guys pick a date, I'll change it in the calendar (I just picked a date just to get it up there).
Both the 20th and 27th work for me.
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: mbs00 on February 02, 2010, 01:18:21 PM
Either day is good with me.
Title: Re: March Xcursion -- Chili Cook Off Poll
Post by: mbs00 on February 02, 2010, 01:22:28 PM
I'm with Ted. I have neer been to Saguaro Lake in my 12 years of living here. Sad I know. 



That sounds good I have never been up there either
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: DZRT on February 03, 2010, 09:54:52 AM
I think you can merge this topic with the Poll one if you wanted.

Yey! I merged the two topics! Thanks Conundrum! I'm still learning...  ;)
Much cleaner now!

Looks like Saguaro is winning in the polls so far!
Can I bring my boat??? I bet the weather will be so perfect!
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: 08whitex on February 03, 2010, 02:26:31 PM
Make sure everyone has good lids on their chili. The first hill could get a little messy with pots of chili
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: Critchley on February 07, 2010, 09:39:27 AM
BUMP.

Get your votes in on the poll for the place for the chili cook-off! I know there are more tha 6 people on this forum ;)

Poll will remain open until this Friday so get your votes in!!!

Once place is determined(by poll) date will be set and we will all join for good times, food, and fun!



Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 09, 2010, 07:55:03 PM
Make sure everyone has good lids on their chili. The first hill could get a little messy with pots of chili

I agree with Joe.  If we have the chili cookoff at the coves, we'll need to make sure the chili is in spill proof containers.  The first hillclimb can be bumpy.  Instead of the coves, we could hang out at the actual beach (where all the cars go).  The problem with that spot is, we can't wheel there, and you have to pay to park.

Another option could be to have the chili cookoff at our cleanup spot from the 4 Peaks Pickup (along Sycamore Creek).  If we choose this option, we'll have to check the weather - don't want to get caught on the wrong side of the creek during a flash flood!
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: XCJ on February 09, 2010, 09:25:46 PM
I was thinking the same thing...the rocks might eat the chilli before it makes it to a cove.  What about that spot right before the water crossing where the people had the RV and were shooting when we did the cleanup?  We wouldn't have to worry about water level unless it's really flowin.
Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: Critchley on February 13, 2010, 10:58:43 AM
The Coves at Saguaro Lake on March 20th.

Meet at 10 AM, get to the cook off spot, set up a mini-camp and wheel from there. 

Bring your best chili!!!

Ted would you be willing to lay out the details for where to meet?



Title: Re: March XCURSION -- CHILI COOK OFF!
Post by: AZ-Ted on February 13, 2010, 10:14:52 PM
I'd say let's meet at the Chevron gas station on SR-87 a little bi north of Shea (accross fromt he Fort McDowell Casino.  This is the same gas station that we met for the 4 Peaks Pickup.

To get to The Coves, we need to go North on SR-87 to Bush Hwy, and then turn right on Bush Hwy.  A few miles east on Bush Hwy, you'll turn left following the signs for Butcher Jones.  This road dead ends at the parking lot for Saguaro Lake.  Go through the parking lot until you see a green gate on your right.  Go through the green gate into the wash - this is the start of the trail to The Coves.

For those of you that don't meet us at the gas station, you can catch us at the green gate at Butcher Jones.


EDIT:  Please change the title of this thread to include the date and time.  Thanks!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: XCJ on February 14, 2010, 02:17:39 PM
Hey just a heads up, the gate was closed when I was up there 2 weeks ago.  I think it was because of the storms that we had, but might want to have a backup plan in case it's locked up. 
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: fangars on February 26, 2010, 07:56:47 PM
Hey just a heads up, the gate was closed when I was up there 2 weeks ago.  I think it was because of the storms that we had, but might want to have a backup plan in case it's locked up. 
The Sycamore Creek area where we did the clean up might be a good back up. Its close enough to the coves location and it should still be fairly clean.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on February 27, 2010, 07:36:51 AM
Hey just a heads up, the gate was closed when I was up there 2 weeks ago.  I think it was because of the storms that we had, but might want to have a backup plan in case it's locked up. 
The Sycamore Creek area where we did the clean up might be a good back up. Its close enough to the coves location and it should still be fairly clean.

I concur that this would be a good back-up location.  I will run by there in the morning before we meet up at the Chevron to make sure the gate is open.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: defibvt on February 27, 2010, 04:10:19 PM
Wasn't the original concept of the Chili Cook off to attract new members by making it easily accessible.  Just a random thought.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: AzLostie815 on March 02, 2010, 05:22:16 PM
Hey all! Did we lock down a date yet! The 27th would work better for me!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: 08whitex on March 03, 2010, 08:03:36 AM
According to the calendar it is going to be 3/13.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 03, 2010, 10:16:39 AM
Date and time are in the subject line.  Moderators please adjust calendar.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: DZRT on March 03, 2010, 11:54:11 AM
Calendar corrected.
Thanks!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: fangars on March 09, 2010, 07:16:26 PM
Wasn't the original concept of the Chili Cook off to attract new members by making it easily accessible.  Just a random thought.
If the gate is closed to the first location, the second location should be close by to the first.
Sycamore creek is close and in my opinion easy to get to. Even if there is water crossing should not be a problem.

However, even closer are any number of the picnic areas on the Bush Highway.
There is the big one on the corner just before you turn up toward the Beeline where I took this shot.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/3027718700_6ca877f871_b.jpg)
 and there are those between that one and Red Mountain, at which I took this shot.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3299588570_c69aeb6625_b.jpg)

If anyone feels like the Sycamore Creek location is bad second location due to the recent weather we have been having  perhaps we should pick one of the other picnic areas with all the built in amenities such as covered tables and such.

Best we figure this out now then on that morning when it could quite possibly be raining.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: DZRT on March 09, 2010, 09:19:40 PM
It was already set that the Cook Off was going to be at Saguaro, in the main parking area, at the picnic area... easily accessible to all. This was what was voted on also.

So, everything is already set! We just have to wait for the date to get here.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!  ;)
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: fangars on March 09, 2010, 09:35:43 PM
It was already set that the Cook Off was going to be at Saguaro, in the main parking area, at the picnic area... easily accessible to all. This was what was voted on also.

So, everything is already set! We just have to wait for the date to get here.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!  ;)
Thats correct, but what is already set is the primary meeting spot.
Then this happened...
Quote
Hey just a heads up, the gate was closed when I was up there 2 weeks ago.  I think it was because of the storms that we had, but might want to have a backup plan in case it's locked up.

So what we are talking about now is a possible secondary location, a back-up, should the primary be closed when we get there.

As you stated, the primary location is settled and not in dispute.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 10, 2010, 07:29:55 AM
Posted by Ted
I'd say let's meet at the Chevron gas station on SR-87 a little bi north of Shea (accross fromt he Fort McDowell Casino.  This is the same gas station that we met for the 4 Peaks Pickup.

To get to The Coves, we need to go North on SR-87 to Bush Hwy, and then turn right on Bush Hwy.  A few miles east on Bush Hwy, you'll turn left following the signs for Butcher Jones.  This road dead ends at the parking lot for Saguaro Lake.


For the Far East Valley folks, Ellsworth/Usery Pass to stop sign at Bush Hwy(Salt River Tubing is right there) turn Right and follow past the lake to Butcher Jones Rd on right.

I will be heading straight to Saguaro that morning and will more than likely be there around 9:30 and will meet everyone in the parking lot for the cook-off.  From there we can head to the coves if gate is open, or to secondary location (Sycamore, Four Peaks, other) for some wheeling. 
 
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 10, 2010, 01:50:39 PM
Just to clarify agenda for March 20th Xcursion/Meeting at Saguaro Lake:

Meet @ Chevron across from Ft McDowell Casino by 9:45 AM to roll in together or show up on your own.

Chili Cook-off and March Meeting in Parking Lot at end of Butcher Jones Rd 10:00-10:30.

After Cook-off/Meeting those that wish to hit the trails, we will either head to the coves or to a secondary/back up location if needed.

I look forward to seeing everyone, and of course sampling all the chili!

MAKE it a great day!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 15, 2010, 08:36:22 AM
Ok everyone this is gonna be a huge event !!!!! Bring the kids bring your closest buds there will be fun for all .I think there will be kayaks if anyone wants to play in the lake.

DONT MISS THIS AS IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR
 ***CHILI COOK OFF***

 And vote for your PREZ,V.P.,SEC. This will be another great gathering so untill then be safe and Happy Trails. ;D

;D***********LIFE IS GOOD*********** ;D
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 15, 2010, 02:34:30 PM
I will more than likely have the kiddo in tow....and maybe my father-in-law.....

Aren't funds for official membership due as well?
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: DZRT on March 15, 2010, 03:49:48 PM
Yep, dues are due. Twenty five bucks, I believe. It would be easiest on Adam if you bring exact change, as I'm sure he's not bringing his cash register or CC machine this time. ;)  If you are paid up with your dues, then you can vote... one vote per truck.

And I think we will bring the boats and go for an early morn' cruse before the meeting.  ;D I'll be up to caching and wheeling afterwards.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Xtasy on March 19, 2010, 10:14:18 AM
Since this will be my first, what are the official rules for the Chili? Does it have to be made completely from stratch? Can you start with a base? Etc?

Hey, I just noticed this is my FIRST POST!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 19, 2010, 10:51:45 AM
Since this will be my first, what are the official rules for the Chili? Does it have to be made completely from stratch? Can you start with a base? Etc?

Hey, I just noticed this is my FIRST POST!

Home made would be nice and this is how we vote who makes the best chili.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 19, 2010, 04:30:33 PM
MMMMMM CHILI (in a Homer Simpson tone)

My Chili is simmering as I type!!! 

Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Oh yeah, Wally somehting came in the mail today for you!!!! ;)
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Mr. X on March 19, 2010, 05:12:16 PM
We would love to attend however Mr. X was just released from the hospital last Friday and does not feel it a good idea to be off roading at time due to meds until they are under control.  Have a great outing.  Will need to check out my chilli at another time  :(
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 19, 2010, 05:16:08 PM
We would love to attend however Mr. X was just released from the hospital last Friday and does not feel it a good idea to be off roading at time due to meds until they are under control.  Have a great outing.  Will need to check out my chilli at another time  :(

GET WELL Mr. X!  Glad everything is okay....
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: mbs00 on March 19, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
We would love to attend however Mr. X was just released from the hospital last Friday and does not feel it a good idea to be off roading at time due to meds until they are under control.  Have a great outing.  Will need to check out my chilli at another time  :(


Hope Mr. X gets well soon
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: fangars on March 19, 2010, 07:06:08 PM
Was worried I was not going to be able to make it, threw my back out on Wednesday. Recovering well so it looks like I will be seeing everyone tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 19, 2010, 08:41:11 PM


MMMMMM CHILI (in a Homer Simpson tone)

My Chili is simmering as I type!!! 

Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Oh yeah, Wally somehting came in the mail today for you!!!! ;)



Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Xtasy on March 20, 2010, 01:34:19 AM
Is someone bringing bowls and spoons?

I'll be bringing:

Daughter, Raft with Electric Motor and Sun Shad, Lifetime Table, Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Chili, Cornbread, Beeeeeer, My Ass, etc.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: stout-x on March 21, 2010, 01:10:10 PM
Had a great time.. ;D... Added a handful of pictures.

stout-x
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: RiNkY on March 21, 2010, 07:29:15 PM
Spotted all you guys there - I had my Yota out for a bit of a run, we were there with some family and friends enjoying the sun.  Unfortunately haven't been in the forum for ever as I can't actually access this place from home without going through a Proxy due to my ex employers block on my MAC Address and them hosting this site.  If I had known it was an official event I'd have come over and paid dues etc.  Saw a nice Gen1 Blue Lifted X with an ARB front bumper - whoever that was, that is a nice looking rig.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: bdjones72 on March 21, 2010, 07:40:28 PM
Saw a nice Gen1 Blue Lifted X with an ARB front bumper - whoever that was, that is a nice looking rig.

That would have been me, I'm Brian BTW.  Thanks for the compliment.  Hope to meet you at another event.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: bdjones72 on March 21, 2010, 07:43:18 PM
Had a great time.. ;D... Added a handful of pictures.

stout-x

Where might said picture be found?
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 21, 2010, 08:13:41 PM
Had a great time.. ;D... Added a handful of pictures.

stout-x

Where might said picture be found?


http://azxterraclub.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=57
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on March 22, 2010, 12:00:49 PM
What a GREAT time on Saturday!!!  Fantastic Chili and good company!!

I have a bunch of pics and as time permits this week I will get them posted....

My neighbor that rode along really enjoyed it as well...
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: AZ-Ted on March 24, 2010, 12:36:26 PM
Sounds like you guys had a great time.  I'm sorry I missed it, but I was moving into my new house.

Did you guys actually have an official meeting as well?  If so, what was discussed?
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 24, 2010, 03:12:29 PM
Sounds like you guys had a great time.  I'm sorry I missed it, but I was moving into my new house.

Did you guys actually have an official meeting as well?  If so, what was discussed?


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     Re:March 3-20-10 meeting @ buther jones road on the lake
Reply #36 on: March 20, 2010, 02:04:55 PM      

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A big thank you to all who attended. And congratulations to Brenda for President. Wally for VP and Adam for Treasury. Also the winners. For chili cook off are Adam 1st place Robert 2nd place and Tomas 3rd.Great turn out.
HAPPY TRAILS
Onix / Wally
LIFE IS GOOD!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: DZRT on March 24, 2010, 04:59:47 PM
Congrats Ted! 
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Onix on March 24, 2010, 06:20:31 PM
YEs big thumbs up on the new house Ted.
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: AzLostie815 on March 25, 2010, 09:23:55 PM
Wish I could have been there! Sorry I missed it!
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on April 27, 2010, 12:04:18 PM
Been a while since this event and I FINALLY found some time to start on the images I took, with so many more to go through...
Title: Re: March XCURSION CHILI COOK OFF, March 20th at Saguaro Lake 10AM
Post by: Critchley on April 27, 2010, 08:31:02 PM
Pics uploaded in the gallery for the  March Xcursion Chili CookOff..