Trip Reports

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Charouleau Gap FR736

The trail was a blast! I love how it began on basically granite, moved to some rocks like I’m used to seeing in the bradshaws, in the middle of it had, sand, silt and boulders. It was tough, probably the toughest trail I’ve ran in the grand vitara. Thanks to Ron for leading the run, …

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Duning a Suzuki

Can you dune a Suzuki Grand Vitara? That’s a question you won’t hear very often, but the short answer is yes. Should you? That’s a whole different story. Before we headed out to Glamis, CA I was sure we would take our Suzuki’s for one ride, and spend the rest of the weekend drinking beer …

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Desoto Mine Trail in the snow

Being as tough as it already is, snow adds another level of complexity to running Desoto, luckily we ran the trail north starting just outside of Cleator, AZ and the snow was almost gone except for the shady places on the trail. Running the trail north towards Mayer, you’re going to hit most of the …

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Pucker Ridge

To finish off November with some dust or rather mud, we headed out back east and towards Superior to run a trail called Pucker Ridge, and the name was pretty fit for the trail. As usual I found the trail on’s web site, and it had just the right amount of pucker moments, with …

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Lone Pine Divide

We got to do the Cherry Creek trail for the first time last March, Lone Pine Divide was the obvious next choice. Never having been this side of the Sierra Ancha’s until that Cherry Creek run, made me reconsider that and search for what else the area had to offer. The beginning of the road …

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Hellsgate Loop

You can’t win them all – this was supposed to be a full on loop and much bigger run, but last minute several people dropped out, which left us with a much smaller group than anticipated, and we didn’t get to finish the full on loop because of some mechanical issues, but we still had …

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Crown King Night Run

When I was pulling up, I didn’t expect to see any Suzukis, somehow I misread that RJ and Bob weren’t going to be there, but they were already there waiting with the Sasquatch. Shortly after a few of my Jeep friends joined, then Cory with his family, and lastly Myron.  You’d figure we learned by …

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2019 Zukapalooza

This is the event that I look forward to the most each year. This year wasn’t any different. Day 1 – Back roads around Sedona We split up into two groups, one group ran the tougher trail, smasher, someone from that group will have to tell that story, but from what I heard it’s the …

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