Our Trailmaster; Frank "Hardway" Watson (remember the Verde headwaters
trip?) has firmed up our trailride for Sunday, 13 January 2008 which is
about 10 days out, so mark your calendar. We are going to Yavapai Ranch,
which is a very large ranch North of Prescott (somewhat South of Seligman),
but there is lots to see - including some very cool imported from Wyoming
and Montana elk, they now wish to be associated with Arizona, but they are
not Arizona native elk....their just elk. There is lots of other stuff to
see too though, best of all a racy red Jeep, and another with a brandy new
winch, and perhaps one with less than new tires and paper pizza napkins
blowing all about. Plus you will receive a nice CAJ magnet emblem for your
Jeep, if you don't already have one.
For you Phoenix/Valley folks - this will be a bit of a drive. We are
assembling at Williamson Valley Road at the Chino Valley outer loop. So,
coming from I-17, take the Cordes Jct. exit at SR-69 towards Prescott.
Opposite the Prescott Valley Country Club (at the traffic signal) turn right
on Fain Road, and follow it to it's terminus. Along the way it will turn
into SR-89A, and Pioneer Parkway, and it will end at Williamson Valley road.
This portion from I-17 to Williamson Valley road is about 50 miles. Turn
right on Williamson Valley road and follow it North until you come upon a
Texaco station at Chino Valley outer loop road. That is where we are
meeting up. We will assemble at 0930 hours and after a short howdy and
drivers meeting, depart promptly at 1000 hours for the North country and
Yavapai Ranch. Make sure you depart the Texaco with a full tank of gas!
As this is our January trailride, we have invited our brother 4WD clubs from
Prescott, Prescott Valley, Phoenix and the like to join us, with whatever
vehicles they happen to own and drive; Bronco's, Suburbans, Samauri's,
Toyota's,...whatever. The January trailride gives all brands of 4WD
vehicles a glimpse of who we are and what we do, and after the trailride
they can decide whether to stick with what they have, or go see Dennis at
York for a nice new Jeep. The annual CAJ January trailride is the only
trailride where other than Jeep brand vehicles are invited and welcome.
BTW - would you CAJ folks please put your tow strap in your Jeep so we're
Lastly, will the newbies to CAJ and guests please review and print the
attached document so on the trail we are all on the same sheet of music?
IF YOU ARE COMING...BUT GOING TO BE A BIT LATE, call me at 928-379-0003 and
we will wait for you for a SHORT while.
Who is coming? Reply ALL. We'll miss Lars, (out of town) but hope Jack M.
can make it this time.