May Ride Report

Here’s the ride report from Ned:
 
Our many thanks go out to our Guide: Jerry & Marylyn.  Day one was the 
best Trail I have ever
been on. You just can’t believe that we were in Delta.  up to 9600 ft 
with snow around the  Rocks. Big green grass, Mine cabins, & Stories 
about the the area from Larry & Jerry.

One loop on the way down Sue got out, I entered the drop area, ( Black 
Diamond) I heard
Sue Scream, I felt like I was falling in the right direction, Bob was 
on my left rear handing on
to to me as the RZR lifted both rear wheels into the air.  I slid down 
between the rocks, like
a Pro that was out of control, Larry was directing my front wheel to 
fit the trail and I slid into
a safe drop on the trail.  My Heart was pounding.  Jeannie Said. oh, I 
didn’t think about it and
just went down threw it.

Great trails, Caves all over the mountains. Large Granite Rock 
formations.   the top let us
look all the way to Hay Stack mountain,  50 miles north was Calio,  
What a view.
We Stopped off at the the Rock Quarries & 2000 year old Chalimijtes & 
families with buckets. hammers, busting the rocks to find them.   We 
got 2 perfect ones & 6 others in 30 minutes.
We went up a side canyon and had lunch in a cave, then on to Death 
Canyon and over
the top to the salt flats on the north.   Yes we found a l953 Dodge 
truck full of bullet holes
and a wooden floor board.   We all got in the truck for our group Photo.

Our Breakfasts, were Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Larrys special 
Potatoes, French toast,
Cantaloupe,   Dinner was perfect with the input from all.  Meat was 
Pork, steak, chicken.
Yes All Who did not come missed 3 great times together.   Jerry 
brought a picnic table
and we all sat around the fire and eat Hot Cobbler from Larrys dutch 
oven & Ice Cream.

Over all I give us a AAAA for a perfect Trail, eventful ride, with 
challenge to all
My Thanks go out Sue, Larry, Marylynn & Jerry, & Ned for a great week 
end.  Doug Nielsen
drove from Calif. to get there on sat. Ride.   Larry took him back on 
the Friday trail.
a big smile was on both there faces as we passed them on the Road 
coming off the hill.

Larrys Dutch oven is a must on every ride.  Lets look forward to the 
next one and thanks
to all who came to Delta.    Ned.
Bob, Nan,Paul,Karen,Larry,Jennie,Jerry, Marylynn,Doug, Sue, Ned. & 
Howard. 
  

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January Newsletter

Pathfinderzz News

Pathfinderzz ATV Club of Utah

Volume 09 Issue 1                                                                                                                                                    January 21, 2009

 

 

Mark Your Calendars  

 

 

February 6: Rally at the State   Capitol Building 12-1 PM

        

• February 22: Cut-off date for registration for the Tri-State Jamboree                         

 

• March 11-14: Tri-State Jam­boree in Hurricane                     

 

• April 10-11: San Rafael Swell Ride • May 15-17: Ride and BBQ place to be announced.           

 

• June 11-13: Kanab Ride         

 

• July 23-25: Paiute Rude         

 

• August 17-21: Big Ride 4                 

 

• August 29: Hobble Creek       

 

• September24-26: Moab         

 

• October 30: AF Canyon

 

Welcome to 2009 

 

 

It’s a new year and hope­fully a good one. Gas prices are down (knock on wood) and hopefully the economy will improve soon. We have our first African-American Presi­dent who promises change. We held our annual club meeting on January 10.  Thank you Charlie and Mary for letting us invade your home for this event.  We have come up with our schedule of rides for the year and I hope eve­ryone is excited to get out and ride again. It’s been a long, cold and snowy winter already this year and its only mid-January. We’re going to start out our year in Hurricane at the Tri-State Jamboree March 11-14. Deadline for Registration is Febru­ary 22. You can go to http://www.atvutah.com/tristatejam/ and register.  Don’t forget to put Path­finderzz in the Group/Organization section of the registration form.  The cost of the Jamboree is $100.00 per person but includes breakfast all three days and one dutch oven dinner, an ice cream social and a poker run among other things.  This is a great way for us to support the Tri-State Club who has led us in the past in that area.  This year I would like to challenge all of you to become more aware of land issues that will be affecting the trails we ride. The time has come to quit sitting on the side­lines. There are environ­mentalist lobbies all over trying to turn Utah into a wilderness haven. Your first opportunity to aid in keeping our trails open to us is on February 6 Friday from 12-1 pm at the State Capital Build­ing. I will be there with our club banners and I need some support and help from you to hold those banners.  Please check out the included Flyer about this event and let me know if you can come. Parking is lim­ited and so I would like to car pool if possible. Please try to take the time off and join us at the Capital. Here’s to another great year.

Club Dues and Video

 

It’s that time again. Time to pay club dues.  The club fee is still $25.00 per family.  You can mail them along with any updated info to: Pathfinderzz ATV Club 610 E. 780 N. Pleasant Grove UT 84062 As I said in the club meeting, the 2007 Video is ready to be burned to dvd.  I ran into a little problem.  It is 3 discs long. Since we rode less this year and I don’t have pictures and video for all of the rides, the 2008 dvd should only be 1 disc. So I am planning on combining them and making it a 4 disc set. Instead of $15 for 2007 and $15 for 2008 the price will be $25 for both.  If you have paid the $15 for 2007 you only need to pay an addi­tional $10 for the additional discs.  If you have questions about this let me know.  I will have the dvd sets available at the rally at the Capital on the 6th. If you have any questions let me know.

April 2008 Newsletter

Pathfinderzz News

Vol9Iss1          

April 5, 2008

2008 Dedicated to Kyle

I would like to dedicate this year to Kyle who founded Pathfinderzz ATV Club back in September 1998. At the time it had no name. The first newsletter was printed on Sept. 26, 1998 and the first ride was out at 5 Mile Pass . This club has been Kyle’s passion second only to his family. This year will be hard on our family to continue on with the club but we know that is what he would want us to do.

We had our planning meeting on the 27th of March. I’d like to thank Dave Parduhn for the use of his store and for supplying the refreshments. We made the decision to plan the first few months for now. I would like to ask you to think of any rides you might want to take this year that you would be willing to plan and lead. If you would be interested in being in charge of a ride let me know. You can email me at pathnderzz@msn.com. Please take a look at the 2008 ride schedule for the rides we have planned so far.

2008Ride Schedule

April 12              5 Mile Pass/Eureka

May 2-3              Moab Memorial Ride

June 13-14         WhiteWash ?????

July 11-12          Manti/Mayfield

August 16          Hobble Creek to Daniels Summit

Sept-Nov            Not Yet Planned

      5 Mile Pass/Eureka

April 12

W e will be starting this ride on the south side of the highway across the street from the main parking area for 5 Mile Pass. Chris Brimhall has volunteered to lead us on this ride. We will meet there at 9:00 am to begin this ride. Chris tells me that this ride is over 100 miles round trip. We will be eating lunch in Eureka and you will also be able to buy fuel there. Having said that, I think it would be a good idea to have some extra fuel with you along with plenty of water and something to munch on just in case. Also respect the weather….be prepared for anything…after all we should all know what it is like in Utah in the spring….unpredictable! For those of you who don’t know where 5 Mile Pass is, go west on main street in Lehi towards Cedar Fort. Go past Cedar Fort and Fairfield . Just before you get to the Tooele county line you will see on your right the 5 Mile Pass parking area. There are usually OHVs and trucks and trailers there. We will be across the highway from that staging area. Feel free to email me or call me with any questions. 801-360-2551. 

Upcoming Rides

P lease make a note of May’s Moab ride. We will be doing a Memorial ride in honor of Kyle to Top of the World where we will be tossing the dried flowers from his funeral off the cliff in his honor. We would love to have as many of you as can participate in this. This was suggested to me by one of our members and it sounded like a great idea so we’re going to do that in May.

As you can see by the 2008 schedule, we are a little undecided about where to ride in June. We are kind of waiting to see how the weather is shaping up temperature wise. We are considering doing the Chutes, out near White Wash area, one last time before the BLM closes it to ATVs. The San Rafael Swell is also a consideration. We are still open to suggestions about where you would like to ride in June.

Your input would be appreciated for ideas for the Sept-Nov rides. It was suggested at the meeting that we might want to do a multiple day ride where we would stay in a different town each night down around the Bryce and Paiute trail areas. We may want to consider doing this one month and not do a ride on another month or just do a day ride closer to home. Let me know how you feel about this.

          2007 Video

I have started the 2007 ATV Video. I’m really close to about half done. Sorry for the delay on this. Let me know if you’re interested in having one. This will be a 2 disc video and will cost $15.00 again this year.

Check it Out

Don’t forget to check our web page for new pictures and videos. I add videos of interest that I run across every once in awhile. I have recently categorized the blog so you can find what you’re interested in easier. Just look at categories and click on what your want to check out. You can find the web page at http://pathfinderzz.spaces.live.com .

Another site to check out is www.atvutah.com . They have a lot of interesting things there. Make sure to check out the forums also. I have met some pretty neat atv enthusiast on that site and gathered some interesting info on other areas to ride both in Utah and other states.

Thank You

 Thank you for your continued support. Also, We’d like to thank all of you who supported us at Kyle’s funeral by participating in the ATV procession. It was awesome! We’re sure Kyle was pleased and overwhelmed as were we as a family at your willingness to participate. We’d also like to thank all of you who have called, dropped by, emailed us to express your love and concern for us. Thank you for all of the cards, flowers, plants and the financial donations. They have all been very greatly appreciated.

-Belva, Tyson & Marie, Heather & Ray