U4WDA 2008 Winter Convention - St George, Utah
The U4WDA 2008 Winter Trail Ride is being hosted by the Rockaholics Anonymous and The Utah 4x4 Club. Special raffle items have been donated to help raise money for U4WDA and the public land use battle. There is no charge to attend the event, but Please pre-register and pick a trail that will match your vehicle and ability.
The Utah 4x4 Club & Rockaholics Anonymous are having dinner catered by Staheli catering. On the menu is a 2-meat western style buffet with Dutch oven potatoes, peach cobbler and more. The dinner will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds starting at 5pm on Saturday Feb 2nd. Dinner is $15 each for adults and 7.50 for children if you pre register. Dinner will be $20 for Adults and $10 for children for those that did not pre register.
Special thanks to the Rockaholics Anonymous & The Utah 4X4 Club for sponsoring this event.
Contact information for the Rockaholics Anonymous: Please call Stephen Crabtree Rockaholics VP and event planner (435) 215-4516 or Tai Weaver Rockaholics Pres (801) 718-3748
When: Saturday February 2, 2008. (Please pre register)Registration and trail line-ups will begin at 6:30 AM at the Washington County Fair Park. The Maze trail will have an 8:00 AM Drivers meeting with an 8:30 AM roll out. ALL OTHER TRAILS will have 8:30 am drivers meetings with 9AM rollouts. All final registrations are 30 minutes prior to rollout.
Where: The Washington county fair park is located at 5500 west and 700 south in Hurricane Utah. The phone number for the Washington County Fair Park is (435) 652-4000.
What: The Rockaholics Anonymous and The Utah 4x4 club members will lead groups on eight or more local trails ranging from a scenic dirt road (2 rating) to hardcore trails (5+ rating). Following the trail rides, we will have a special raffle thanks to Rockaholics Anonymous, The Utah 4X4 Club and their sponsors.
Dinner: Available for $15 adult and $7 for children for anyone that pre registers. If you do not pre register the dinner will be $20 for Adults and $10 for children. Big Raffle: Tickets $10 each, seven tickets for $50 and 15 tickets for $100.
Raffle: items have been donated to help raise money for U4WDA and the public land use battle. Thanks to our sponsors! Rockcrawler, Teraflex, Low Range Off Road, Lloyd’s Tires, On Track 4X4, Kolob Motor Sports.
Registration: You must complete and sign this waiver before participating in the event. Please bring this completed form to the event.
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All trails rated on the 1-5 scale. Trail space is limited so register today! Be sure to review the vehicle requirements and trail rating information to ensure you and those with you have a good time on the trail.
West Rim Trail to Sand Hollow 2.5/3
2 1/2 maybe 3 depending on how soft sand is. Fee Area (once inside the park), Flags required. Mild to Moderate run along the rim of Sand Mountain. Views St. George, the Arizona Strip, Pine Valley Mountain, Kolob, Zion Park. End at Sand Hollow Reservoir. Harder Obstacles will be bypassed. Mostly sand dunes from West Rim end down to Sand Hollow reservoir.
Fault Line (depending on weather conditions), West Rim, Rock Garden: 3 1/2+
This one will be the most popular and has lots of slick rock, limit on group size. Some nice challenges up the Fault Line Trail. Then West Rim Trail w/obstacles, ending with even more good obstacles at the Rock Garden. Bypasses for most of the difficult obstacles.
Milt's Mile: 3 to 3 1/2 Fee Area, Flags required
Challenging run with some tough obstacles, some obstacles have a bypass. Trail ends at the sand dunes. Nice views of Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir.
Buggy Trail 5+, 10 buggies only
Todd Little will lead this trail, the first 10 Buggies to sign up get first shot, if the trail leader does not approve your vehicle it will not be allowed on the trail.
The Maze: 4+
Similar to West Rim but more of a challenge. Lots of Steep descents and climbs, and off camber situations. Usually have at least one break down. Will do the first half, and if time allows the second half(rarely ran). NO Bypasses.
Sliplock Gulch: 2 1/2 w/3 1/2 options
Trail begins with a run thru some sand dunes. Highlights: Three waterfalls with the second being the most treacherous. A series of cracks and climbs to negotiate. Most obstacles have a bypass. Possible hot tub at end if time allows.
Warner Valley: 4+ possible 4 1/2
If the Maze fills up. A series of short trails with challenging obstacles being the main focus. Start at Washington Dam towards Warner Valley. Will do as many as time allows. Ends back at Washington Dam.
Scenic Runs: How many and which ones ran depends on sign -up
Preferred run: Honeymoon Trail to Grafton Ghost Town: 1 1/2 - 2 combined some of #2 with #1
1. Gooseberry Mesa to Grafton Ghost Town: 1 1/2 depending on weather conditions Start at turn off just past Apple Valley. The road runs past Smithsonian Butte along Gooseberry Mesa and down to Grafton Ghost Town. Road can be slippery when wet. Excellent views of Zion Park, Eagle Crags, and Canaan Mountain. Ends in Rockville.
2. Honeymoon Trail: 2 Start in Warner Valley past Fort Pierce via the dinosaur tracks. Trail ascends the Hurricane Cliffs. Slight off camber situation at top of trail. Ends in Apple Valley, Hildale.
Special Photo/Video prizes!!
Wanted: your photos or videos of the trail rides. Prizes will be given out. Also Wanted:A volunteer to be the official film media person for each Trail. Call Stephen Crabtree (435) 215-4516 for details. You don't have to be the media person to win the prize.
Discounted Hotel Rooms
Be sure and mention U4WDA Winter convention when calling for these discounts.
The ST George Comfort Inn
$75 for and $89 room. Hotel is six months old & is giving away a free full breakfast. Eggs/Hash browns ect. Call (435)628-8544 for reservations.
ST George Holiday Inn Resort
$85 for a $119 room, restaurant on premises. Call (435) 628-4235 for reservations
Sand Hollow State Park
Camping, Full hookups, local office (435)680-0715. For reservations call (800)322-3770. Just 10 minutes from the fairgrounds
We have 4 quarterly runs, usually just a one day event, 4-5 trail offerings, hosted by the local club. Lots of fun and the best way to see a new area with a local guide. If any of you find yourself in the area (work, family, etc), give me a holler and I'll give you the red carpet treatment
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