Sylvania Mountains Wilderness

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Once again, we were shooting for a 6 AM start, but since Jeremy and Deanna showed up at 5:45, just as I completed topping off my tank, we left a little early. After a quick stop in Beatty, we had a 20-minute wait at the road construction site on highway 95. When we reached Cat Road, North of Scotty’s Castle Road, we aired down and headed West in the direction of Tokop. Once we had thoroughly investigated the various towers, the group headed West to Oriental Wash.

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Nivloc, Fish Lake Valley & Boundary Peak

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Isolating at home was getting excruciatingly boring, so we decided to go on a trail ride. It would be a long one and the logistics would necessitate that the little Esmeralda Market in Dyer would have gas when we arrived there, late in the afternoon. I called ahead and they were confident that we would not get stranded in Fish Lake Valley. Riding with Jeremy were Deanna, Vic, and Janice. I drove solo.

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Wallace & Carpenter Canyons

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Since several others were invited, we waited until 0700 to leave Maverick’s and hit the trail. Jeremy, Brian, and I drove East on Winery until we reached Parson’s Road that we drove North to the Wheeler Wash and took the riverbed Northeast to the quarry road. Continuing on the road from the Wulfenstein gravel pit to Wheeler Pass Road, we only followed Wheeler for about 1000′ before dropping down into Wheeler Wash again on the Wheeler Wallace Connector Road.

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Plateau, Hemlock Mine & 559A Spring

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Vic had never been to the spot our club calls the Plateau, neither had his friend Chris, so Jeremy set up a trail run and I was invited. At 0700, we left the Nugget, started up Wheeler Pass Trail then turned off into a dry wash Jeremy found that was both interesting and a little challenging. When we reached the trail to Buck Spring, we continued on up to the Plateau. Normally the view from that spot is breathtaking. Today, due to the pollution, it was not so nice. We could still see the awesome rock formations above us through a light haze of smoke, but it was difficult to make out much below us.

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Tierod Canyon

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Jeremy found an interesting trail online, so he invited several of us to explore it with him. Along with Vic, riding shotgun with Jeremy, there were Don & Linda, Mike & Patti, and me. There are a couple of ways to approach Tierod Canyon trail and we chose the Sloan area to gain access to the top or East end. Meeting at Speed Vegas at 7:00 AM to air down put us into the canyon within about a half hour. Going in that direction gave us the opportunity to find an offroad route back to Pahrump. The first trail we ran into was a powerline road going South, away from Enterprise. After a few miles, there was a track heading West between Gary Allen and Nevada Royale Quarries.

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Mineral Mountains Loop

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Starting at 0900 MDST from the Camperland RV park in Beaver Utah, Paul and I drove North into town on Main Street then West on Highway 21 to Adamsville. From there, we headed North on 300W to Pass Road. After investigating numerous trails that piqued our interest, we found a shady spot at a campground on Upper Ranch Canyon Road for our mid-day meal. On a side trip up Kirk Canyon, we came across a hill full of obsidian that had several mine pits on it.

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Pahrump to Austin, Round Trip

By Denis & Sandi Inman

The plan was to leave the house between 4:00 and 4:30 in order to catch some of the Perseid Meteor Shower as we drove North. That didn’t happen. When Mother Nature’s fireworks display had been over for at least an hour, we were finally on the road. Oh well, maybe we can leave on time Wednesday morning(?).

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Cave Mountain & Camel Peak

By Denis & Sandi Inman

On our final day of rides, we were down to Sandi & me, Gary & Nancy, Paul & Doris and Clark as the others had gone on to their next Summer destination. For our first run of the day, we headed South on Highway 93/50 to highway 486, turned East and aired down at the turnout for the dam just inside Cave Lake State Park. We drove past the ranger station and continued on National Forest Road 574 along Cave Creek.

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PV4W Ely Run – Day 3

By Denis & Sandi Inman

At the 9:00 AM Wednesday driver’s meeting, we were down one Jeep from the previous 2 days roll calls. Mike & Patti had to return to Pahrump, so 6 vehicles headed North on highway 93, through McGill to White Pine County Road 29. From the intersection, we drove East about 3 miles to National Forestry Road 427 where we stopped to air down before heading up the hill towards Kalamazoo Pass. When we had completed a short break at the summit, we began the descent to the South Fork Campground area for another stop.

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PV4W Ely Run – Day 1

By Denis & Sandi Inman

There was a good mixture of vehicles at the 9:00 AM Monday driver’s meeting. We had 4 Jeep Wranglers carrying Sandi & I, Gary & Nancy, Ed & Janet and Clark. Mike & Patti have a Jeep Gladiator, Paul & Doris were in their Jeep Grand Cherokee and expertly leading the group today were James & Helen in their Toyota 4Runner. Many thanks to them. Sandi was our guest photographer and I think she did a wonderful job giving us a different perspective.

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Nice Wednesday morning drive

By Denis & Sandi Inman

My friends Mike & Patti texted me (yes, I can text) that they were interested in going on a trail ride. I hadn’t been on a run for over a week, so I was up for one too. We met at the Maverick at 0600 and proceeded up the Wheeler Wash to near the junction of the gravel pit road and Wheeler Pass Road. After just barely climbing out of the wash, we dropped back in to take Wheeler-Wallace Connector Road up towards Wallace Canyon.

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Bullfrog Indian Pass Run

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Several of us wanted to get out of the house to take a break from the news about the COVID-19 virus and the violent race riots protests. Originally we weren’t going to leave Pahrump until 6 AM, but since Jeremy, Vic and I were all coffeed up and ready to go at 5:30, we headed out.

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PV4W Arizona Trails Final Day

By Denis & Sandi Inman

On our penultimate day of trail runs out of Cottonwood, Arizona, the previously described 4 Jeeps with the same die hard offroaders, set off up the hill through Jerome and aired down just beyond the entrance to the Mingus Mountain Recreation Area. Ed & Janet put together an excellent set of of very scenic trails and Wednesdays run was no different.

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Schnebly Hill, Mormon Lake & Stoneman Lake Roads

By Denis & Sandi Inman

There were no changes to the attendees who met at Speedway mini mart in Sedona on Tuesday. It was decided that we would air down in the parking lot since we were only traveling a few city blocks to the trail head. Schnebly Hill Road is rocky and the drivers really need to pick good lines and keep a good rhythm to prevent severe oscillation that could bring the passengers head in contact with the side window or B pillar.

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PV4W Arizona Trail Runs Day 1

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Once it was determined everyone was present at the gathering site in Cottonwood, 3 Jeep Wranglers and a Gladiator headed up the hill to Jerome. A short distance past Gold King Mine, we found a spot along Jerome-Perkinsville Road to air down. Our leaders were Ed & Janet, followed by myself and Clark. Mike & Patti drove their pickup in the Tail Gunner spot.

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