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Old 11-25-2008, 06:21 PM
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Default The U4wda 2009 Winter Convention In St. George, Ut

THE U4WDA 2009 WINTER CONVENTION IN ST. GEORGE, UT
Hosted By Rockaholics Anonymous, Utah 4x4 Club and Canyon Country 4x4 Club

There is no charge to attend the cleanup/trail ride event, but PLEASE pre-register online and pick a trail that will match your vehicle and ability.

When: Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2009.
Friday registration and trail line-ups will begin at 8:00 am with rollout at 9:30 am.
Saturday registration and trail line-ups will begin at 6:30am at the Washington County Fair Park. The Maze trail will have an 8:00 am Drivers meeting with an 8:30 am rollout. ALL OTHER TRAILS will have an 8:30 am drivers meeting with a 9:00 am rollout. All final registrations are 30 minutes prior to rollout.

Where: Washington County Fair Park is located at 5500 West and 700 South in Hurricane, Utah.

What: Rockaholics Anonymous, Utah 4x4 Club and Canyon Country 4x4 Club memberswill lead groups on 8 or more local trails ranging from a scenic dirt road (2 rating) to hardcore trails (5+rating)

Dinner: Catered by Staheli Catering and served only on Saturday, Jan 24th at 6PM at the Washington County Fair Park. Menu is a 2-meat western style buffet with Dutch oven potatoes, peach cobbler and more. Pre-registered dinner prices will be $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. You can cancel up to two weeks prior to the event. If you do not pre-register, the dinner will be $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Big Raffle: Special raffle items have been donated to help raise money for U4WDA and the Public Land Use battle. Ticket prices are 1 for $10, 7 for $50 and 15 for $100

Pre register at http://www.u4wda.org/winter09register



Trail Details


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.

Honeymoon Trail: Rated 2 Steep and narrow trail with off camber sections. This is a really scenic drive that gives you the chance to see Southern Utah's majestic views and landscapes.

Sliplock Gulch: Rated 3 w/3+ and 4 options
Trail begins with a run through some sand dunes. Highlights: Three waterfalls with the second being the most treacherous. There are a series of cracks and climbs to negotiate. Most obstacles have a bypass. Possible hot tub at end if time allows. Finish on Johnny’s trail if time and weather permits.

Fault Line (depending on weather conditions), West Rim, Rock Garden: Rated 3.5+
This is trail is the most popular and will have a limit on group size. Trail has a lot of slick rock and some nice challenges up the Fault Line Trail. The West Rim Trail has many obstacles but ends with many great obstacles at the Rock Garden. Bypasses are available for most of the difficult obstacles.

Milt's Mile: Rated 3 to 3.5 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 and Sand Hollow Reservoir.

The Maze: Rated 4+
Similar to West Rim but has more challenges. Lots of steep descents and climbs, and off camber situations. Usually has at least one break down. We will do the first half and if time permits will continue to the second half (rarely ran). NO Bypasses.

Warner Valley: Rated 4+ possible 4.5
A series of short trails with the focus on many challenging obstacles. We start at Washington Dam and go toward Warner Valley. Will do as many trails as time allows and ends back at Washington Dam.

John's Trail: Rated 4, a 4 rated trail with 4+ and 5 optional obstacles.
There are off camber sections and really soft sand spots. This trail is one obstacle after another and will really test your suspension. Body damage and rollovers are possible. This is definitely no Sunday drive.

Buggy Trail: Rated 5+, 10 buggies only
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.

For more information please go to http://www.u4wda.org/winter09

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:59 AM
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U4WDA would like to thank each and every person who attended the 2009 Winter Convention in St. George, Utah. Many of you had drove a long distance to participate in our event and we really appreciate your attendance to make our event very successful. We would also like to thank the vendors for their excellent support and generous donations. We had tons of fun with minimal damage.

U4WDA would like to extend our gratitude for the great media coverage we received from:
1. KCSG, St George
This is the link to their online video, http://www.kcsg.com/news/38249724.html
2. The Spectrum Newspaper, St George, Utah
http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs...=2009901250326
3. At Your Leisure, Salt Lake City, Utah
They will be airing the episode on the U4 Winter Convention on Sunday, Feb 8th. Please check your local listing for the time and channel or you can view the episode on the web after the 8th at www.atyourleisure.info

Again, we thank you for your support. Please check www.U4WDA.org for upcoming events and the information announcement of our summer convention.
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