Meeting Minutes April, 2001

The April meeting was canceled so that everyone could attend the Forest Service meeting.

Moab Information

If you're planning on coming to Moab with us you may want to think about making reservations soon. We will be staying at the

Moab KOA, 3225 South Highway 191 Moab, Utah, USA 84532. Information & Availability: Phone: 435-259-6682, Fax: 435-259-8703, e-mail: Reservations: Phone 800-KOA-0372

There are lots of other places to stay as well as plenty of camping spots. Feel free to give me a call if you need help finding a place.


King size waterbed mattress, $35 or best offer.

Two Rancho RS9000 shocks. These fit the front of a stock height 94 or newer Dodge 1/2 ton 4x4 Ram. Shocks have about 30K on them, but still work great. They're just a few inches too short for me to use anymore. $75 or best offer.

For either of the above two items contact Scott or Lynn Nixon at 602-482-8973.

T-18 4.08 First gear, Tj stock fender flares full set $150.00, AMC 20 Axles Superior one piece narrow $ 200.00. One hi back gray reclining seat $ 50.00. AMC 20, Lockright in carrier $ 225.00, Don 480-839-9096 or E-mail:

Editors Corner

I've got an old, faded, dog-eared comic strip I cut out of the Sunday paper a long time ago. It's a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon showing Calvin's father working on his mountain bike. After getting rather greasy and frustrated putting it together, he heads off for a nice relaxing ride only to get run off the road by a large dump truck and whacked in the face by a low hanging branch. The final panel of the strip shows him sitting in the bathtub thinking that the key to enjoying your job is to have a hobby that's even worse.

I think about that strip from time to time. I thought about it a lot this past weekend. You see, Charlie Babcock and I spent over twenty three hours between Saturday and Sunday doing a lot of grinding, welding, and cursing attempting to get a supposedly bolt-on lift kit, to, well, bolt on. Monday morning it felt like I had been run over by a truck. Needless to say, sitting in my nice comfy office behind a keyboard and monitor, I really loved my job.

Didn't take long though, and the aches and pains began to fade. The day started to drag a bit, and I began to stare at a photo I have hanging on my wall of my stock-at-the-time Ram half way down the Mud Springs trail. Hey, with that nice new lift kit I've got and maybe a bigger set of tires I could probably make it all the way to the Cabin now. Let's see, what do I have planned for this weekend?

Thanks again Charlie!

Scott Nixon,


Trip Report: Jawbreaker Show-Me

I wasn't there, and nobody sent me a trip report. All I have is a few pictures of Matt's infamous rollover on Jawbreaker.


Trail Description: Cherry Creek

Run is May 19 and (optionally for those who want to camp out, May 20). Meeting spot will be the intersection of S.R. 60 and S.R. 88 in Globe at 9:30 AM. Park behind the restaurant on the southeast corner.

Trail is rated a 2.0, and is very scenic. Terrain is mostly shelf type climbs through forest with numerous streams and creeks and two washouts with signs marked "Road Closed". Many pullouts for lunch stop. Trail tops out at Aztec Peak at 7,748 feet. Trail length is 24 miles.

For those staying over night, there are several creek-side campsites with pit toilets and campfire rings. Bring warm clothing and sleeping bags, as it can be quite chilly at night at this altitude. We will visit Workman Creek Falls, Aztec Peak, and a fire tower, as well as a side trip to a remote cliff over look with a drop off of over 1000 feet and a panoramic view of Armer Schell Gulch and Roosevelt Lake.

If you have any questions, contact the trip leader John Tash at 480-802-9089.

Calendar of Events

May 12: ASA4WDC Quarterly meeting. Earnhardt Ford 7300 W. Orchid Ln, Chandler.

May 19: The Casa Grande Four Wheelers will be hosting a clean up run to the Coke Ovens.

May 19 and 20: Cherry Creek. Trip leader is John Tash. Trail details elsewhere in newsletter.

May 30: Monthly club meeting, 7pm at Peter Piper Pizza, Northeast corner of Alma School and Elliot.

June 9-16: MOAB! Start planning now, because you can't say we didn't warn you!

Newsletter Cover Photo

This month's cover photo is Matt Parkes rolling his FJ-40 on Jawbreaker. Ouch!!!

Joke of the Month

State mottoes, as they should be:

Alabama: At Least We're not Mississippi

Alaska: 11,623 Eskimos Can't be Wrong!

Arizona: Dehyd-rific!

Arkansas: Litterasy Ain't Everthing

California: As Seen on TV

Colorado: If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother

Connecticut: Like Massachusetts, Only Dirtier and With Less Character

Delaware: (this was left blank--does this mean Delaware is too small to have a motto?)

Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids

Georgia: We Put the "Fun" in Fundamentalist Extremism

Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru (Death to Mainland Scum, But Leave Your Money)

Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes... Well Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good

Illinois: Gateway to Iowa

Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

Iowa: Land of James T. Kirk

Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana: We're Not All Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign

Maine: Cheap Lobster

Maryland: A Thinking Man's Delaware

Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's (For Most Tax Brackets)

Michigan: First Line of Defense From the Canadians

Minnesota: For Sale

Mississippi: Come Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars at Work

Montana: Land of the Big Sky, the Unabomer, and Very Little Else

Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada: Whores and Poker!

New Hampshire: Go Away and Leave Us Alone

New Jersey: You Want a #$@%#!@ Motto? I Got Yer #$@%#!@ Motto Right Here!

New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent Pets

New York: You Have the Right to Remain Silent, You Have the Right to an Attorney

North Carolina: Tobacco is a Vegetable

North Dakota: Um... We've got... Um... Dinosaur Bones? Yeah, Dinosaur Bones!

Ohio: Don't Judge Us by Cleveland

Oklahoma: Like the Play...Only No Singing

Oregon: Spotted Owl, It's What's For Dinner

Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal

Rhode Island: We're Not REALLY An Island

South Carolina: Remember the Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender

South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee: The Educashun State

Texas: Se Hablo Ingles

Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont: Yep

Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs and Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?

Washington: Help! We're Overrun By Nerds and Slackers!

Washington, D.C.: Wanna Be Mayor?

West Virginia: One Big Happy Family -- Really!

Wisconsin: Come Cut Our Cheese

Wyoming: Wynot?