Club participates in Wild West Extravaganza

By Denis & Sandi Inman

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Wild West Extravaganza

The Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers were invited to participate in the Wild West Extravaganza Parade that started and ended at Petrack Park in Pahrump. We had 10 Jeeps from the club ardently showing support for our community. The enthusiastic participants in a mixture of TJs, JKs, a JL and a Grand Cherokee were Mike & Debbie, Me & Sandi, Jeremy, Dave & Judy, Sel & Pam, Brian & Yvonne, Mike & his Retriever, John & Jackie with their Heeler, Gary & Nancy and Paul.

Amargosa Days 2019

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers

With 6 vehicles, the Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers contingent may have been the largest entry in the Amargosa Days Parade. The Fire Department was close, however one of their units dropped out after hitting the side of the station house door while exiting and destroying the track. It was one of the more exciting events. We can throw candy at this procession and it only takes a small bag to get from the start to the finish, even with two people tossing confectionery from both sides of the Jeep.

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Kawich Wilderness Pre-Run

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers

With a nice, early 4:00 AM start, we were in Tonopah to top off our tanks at about 6:30. Traveling East on Highway 6, we stopped at Warm Springs to see the bighorn sheep gathered there. After that quick break, we turned South on the Extraterrestrial Highway 375. When our group reached the road marked Reveille, we consulted the map and the GPS and guessed that the road did not traverse the Reveille Range, but armed with more information now, we’re pretty sure it does.

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Carpenter Canyon Run

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers

My sister Gert (who also goes by Jennifer) and her husband Tim were in town and asked if I would take them on an easy trail to break in their new Toyota 4Runner nicknamed the Brown TuRD. Well, being old and not hearing very well, I thought they wanted to go on a trail that would find the weak components of their off pavement excursion vehicle and break them. I also asked if it could be a PV4W club run, thinking not very many members would be interested on Easter weekend.

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Pleasant Canyon Club Run

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers

There are several forks to take at Mormon Gulch and the first one we tried didn’t seem to go in our desired direction, so the resolute pair went back and chose another. Our second selection took us to Roger’s Pass. From there, we could have gone down the hill to Arrastre Spring that the larger PV4W group had just visited the previous day, but we opted to explore some new trails on our way back to Panamint Valley. Our preferred route ran in a westerly direction along the ridge above Butte Valley and we looked down at a large portion of Saturday’s club run.

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Goler Wash Club Run

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman

Considering that the length of the trip necessitated an early start, we had a pretty good turn out. Five Jeep Wranglers with six Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers club members made the 4:50 AM driver’s meeting at the Horizon Market on Highway 372 and Linda Street. Our caravan reached Ashford Mill at about 6:00, began airing down and we were on West Side Road just after the official 6:16 sunrise. The group drove West on Warm Spring Canyon Road, stopping along the way at Grantham Mine and Warm Springs Mine to do some exploring.

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PV4W Moab Chicken Corners Run

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Our 9:00 AM Driver’s Meeting was once again at the Shell station on Old Spanish Trail. 7 member vehicles headed up Highway 191 to Kane Creek Blvd West. Just past Hunter’s Canyon, Kane Creek becomes Chicken Corners Safari Route. Our trail took us over Hurrah Pass that is marked with a sign. We had lunch at a beautiful point on the Colorado River where we could see Potash Road directly across. We were only about a mile from Thelma & Louise Point and maybe a mile and a half from Dead Horse Point State Park.

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PV4W Moab Potash Road Run

By Denis & Sandi Inman

From our 9:00 AM Driver’s Meeting at the Shell station on Spanish Trail Road and Highway 191, our group of 7 Wranglers and a Grand Cherokee drove North through town to the 313 West. We stopped to air down at Hell Roaring Route and then headed West in the direction of Jewel Tibbetts Arch.

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Sterling Mine District Club Run

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman

At the 7:55 Monday morning Drivers Meeting, we had 6 club members. Besides myself, Mike & Patti were there and Jeremy had Dave & Judy riding with him. We left from the Horizon Market on the 160 and Mesquite at 8:00 AM and headed North to Johnnie. After some reconnaissance in the area, we decided to take the powerline road on the shoulder of Mount Schader to the wash fed by Kwichup Spring and Diebert Spring.

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Crystal Spring & Wood Canyon

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman

The head count at the Monday, March 11th, 7:55 AM PDST Driver’s Meeting for the Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers trail run was easy, as only Gary and Sherrie showed up. They arrived at 7:30 to make certain that I did not leave them as I had done on a previous trip. (In my defense, once it became apparent I had left them, I went back.)

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The Narrows

The Narrows & Secret Pass Spring

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman

John put together a great string of trails for our Wednesday run. Since Dan & Debi had to get back to Pahrump, our assembly for the day consisted of 6 Jeep Wranglers with John & Mike leading, followed by Jim, Gary & Sherrie, Dave & Judy, Doug & Donna and myself as Sandi and Kerry went shopping. We met once again at the Maverik station for our 9:00 AM Driver’s Meeting. Just about a mile or so South on Bullhead Parkway, we turned East, aired down and then proceeded towards the Narrows.

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Katherine Mine run

Katherine Mine & Sleeping Princess

Story & Photos by Denis & Sandi Inman

After Sandi, Kerri and I had a great buffet breakfast, the Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers attending the 2019 Laughlin run met at the Maverik gas station on Bullhead Parkway in Bullhead City AZ at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Arizona is on Mountain Time, but for simplicity, all our events were scheduled using Pacific Time. Our Tuesday run participants were very similar to the Monday run Jeep occupants, with Gary & Sherrie joining us. Debi decided not to come, so Mike rode with Dan and John lead the run by himself, so there were seven Jeep Wranglers total.

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Ron Vance

Long-time wheeler Ron Vance passes away

Dayton resident and long-time 4-wheeler Ron Vance earned his wings in the early morning of February 3, 2019. Ron passed away while in hospice care at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV. Ron’s wife Carole is the vice president of the Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association.

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