Four Peaks Pickup, AZ. Feb 9th 2008

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  1. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    Hello Adventure riders and ridets,


    I hope you guys don't mind me posting this here being a NEWB. I went up and over Four Peaks last weekend and was surprised by how bad the trash has gotten. I've decided that I'm going up there to pick up as much as I can next month. I'd love to see some ADVrider folks there. There all the info below.


    Thanks for reading this,


    Tim Huber/ SOAZ



    Where: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Beeline Highway</st1:address></st1:Street> <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">and Four Peaks Rd.</st1:address></st1:Street> (AKA NF-143)
    Just North East of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">AZ</st1:State></st1:place>
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    Directions from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:City></st1:place>: Take the 101 to Shea and turn East. Take this to the Beeline(AKA Highway-87). Turn North on the Beeline (87). Take this 15 miles. The turn is just before mile marker 204. Turn Right on Four Peaks Rd (NF-143) (east). Take the dirt road less than a mile to the restrooms and parking area.<o:p></o:p>
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    When: February 9<SUP>th</SUP>. 9am-3pm. (Come by to fill 1 bag or 20 whatever you have time for. Feel free to show up anytime between 9am-3pm and leave when you need to.)
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    What to bring: A desire to leave it a little better than you found it. Trash bags will be provided!
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    Recommended Items: Gloves, long pants, sun block, a hat, water, snacks.
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    For more info please contact: Tim <st1:personName w:st="on">Huber</st1:personName> at Timothy_Huber@hotmail.com<o:p></o:p>
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    http://fourpeakspickup.blogspot.com/<o:p></o:p>
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    Thanks to: Racer Offroad (www.raceroffroad.com) for $150 worth of gift certificates that will be raffled off!!!
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  2. Gillies

    Gillies One Decade In

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    You're gonna' have a hard time lifting that! :evil
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  3. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    I know. You get the left side I'll get the right!
    Actually the Sheriff is going to handle the burnt out FJ Cruiser. They have to check to see if it was used in a crime or stolen. (pretty likely)
    There is so much trash around this area there will be plenty to pick up though. :wink:
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  4. Cornbread Red

    Cornbread Red Fart's dust

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    I'd list this in the AZ Virtual Jeep site and the other 4wd clubs.

    Chip
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  5. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>I've posted it as many places as I belong to, but I would love to get some dirt bike guys out there. Its nice to have every area of OHV user out there. :evil </o:p>
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  6. soaz

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  7. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

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    very cool... a little out of my area but commendable action on your part.






    (it's n00b):evil
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  8. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    :freaky Hahaha! I'm such a noob that I was a newb!

    I headed up to do a little scouting for the clean up. Here are some pics! :D

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  9. soaz

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    A couple of updates!

    www.goodgun.org has donated some money to the cause as a giveaway! As well as some members coming to help. I'm excited to see responsible shooters step up. [​IMG]

    Oakley has given some sun glasses to give away.

    The Tacoma Territory, Xterra Owners Club [​IMG] , Copper state cruisers, and Virtual Jeep Club have stepped up to make it an official run of theirs!

    The Copper State Cruisers have stepped up with a giant grill that can cook 80 burgers at a time! YIKES thats a lot of cow. mmmm!

    Some folks are bringing a rake if they can. Its not a neccessity, but it will help with the shells and glass being picked up!

    The Forest Service is going to bring a couple of Roll Off Dumpsters too!

    Tim :clap
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  10. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    The boys & I are going to try and make it out for a few hours.....

    Give a little back to keep the area open...





    Good on ya for posting up........:deal
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  11. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    KTMSER,
    Thanks for the support bro. I'll save some burgers for ya!



    I know the majority of trash isn't by any dirt bike or 4x4ers, but its a great opportunity to do something good, give us a better name as a sport and make it so we don't have to look at this crap!


    Also, REI is donating some clif bars. I love those things! :wink:
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  12. soaz

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  13. soaz

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    I hope you guys don't mind me posting the logo's. :norton I want to give credit and thanks to the companies helping out.
    I wanted to thank Border Construction Specialties for stepping up big with the giant grill. Brandon, the president of Copper State Cruisers has gotten burgers and the use of this trailer sized grill donated for the clean-up! Thank YOU!
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    Overland Journal and Overland Video has contributed a free subscription (or renewal for you current subscribers) and two Overland Video DVD's to the give-away. The pot has been sweetened!


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  14. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    If you CAN make it could you please go to the official clean-up website and click the RSVP buttons on the right side of the page below. It will really help me!

    http://fourpeakspickup.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!!
    Tim Huber
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  15. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Damn, bro. this is turning into a real legitimate event...

    I'll have to hook up with my bud from Copper State Cruisers and make it out there. Thanks for all your hard, preliminary work.
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  16. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    Thanks DirtyDog! It should be a lot of fun with a lot of good people to meet! See you out there.
    Tim






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  17. soaz

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  18. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    I know a lot of us have an SUV, Jeep or other "non" trucks. Although piling bags of trash in the back can work, many don't want to take the risk of hurting the interior of their vehicle or just don't have the room!
    If you have a hitch mounted bike rack you may have the perfect alternative. I simply looped the bag back on itself to make sure it gets a good grip and doesn't go anywhere.
    Take a look:
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    Keep in mind that the bags will sway around back there and I don't recommend any highspeed or highway driving with this set up. It may just make the difference in carrying enough trash to make a difference though.
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  19. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    Restrooms are located at the main Four Peaks Recreation area parking lot. (On the right just after turning onto Four Peaks Rd)



    TIMELINE:


    8:00 AM - Set up for clean up. Clean up area team leaders arrive.

    9:00 AM - Meet at clean up headquarters and start directing volunteers to target areas with team leads directing the way.

    9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Clean up. (Come or go as needed. Use team leaders or meeting site for questions, problems, suggestions.)

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Make final trash run to dumpsters and head back to clean up headquarters.

    2:00 PM to 3:15 PM - Grab a burger or snack at headquarters while they last.

    3:00 PM - Prize give-aways at headquarters and a Thank YOU to all the volunteers!


    Trash bags will be located at the main clean up headquarters and with the clean up area team leaders.


    Be CAREFUL! Much of the trash is glass, sharp rusted metal etc. Bring and wear gloves and eye protection.

    It may be cold so bring appropriate clothing. Use sunblock!

    COMMUNICATION:
    1. CB radio. AKA: Citizen Band. The clean up will be on channel 14.
    2. FRS Radio. AKA: Store bought personal radios. (walkie talkie type). The clean up will be on channel 14.
    3. 2 meter radio. AKA: Amatuer Radio. The clean up will be on channel 146.480
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  20. soaz

    soaz Been here awhile

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    We'll be out there at location 10 helping folks get to the clean up sites all day, but here is a map just in case. Put the GPS location in and just ride until you see some yahoo standing there! :D

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    http://fourpeakspickup.blogspot.com/
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