All machines have to have OHV sticker. License plate is for roads, but I hear they ignore it most of the time. We will ride on city streets and roads in Kingman, Quartzsite, and Lake Havasu. Those streets and road for the most part are the AZPT. I would plead ignorance.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2021 14:47:12 GMT -5 by Larry M
This post is mostly for the first timers. Our most challenging day as for as gas and time will be the first day. It all depends if we can cross at Alamo Lake, last year we could not and had to go east to cross the Bill Williams river at Planet Ranch, including a failed attempt at another spot we rode 220 miles(143 miles from gas at Wikieup) and arrived in Salome a few hours after dark. It is 77 miles to Wikieup where we can get gas and lunch. If we can cross at Alamo Lake it will be 113 miles and we can get gas at Wayside which is 57 miles from Wikieup and then another 56 miles to Salome which is where we are staying the first night and get gas. We need to find out before we leave Kingman if Alamo Lake is passable, if not we need to go directly to Planet Ranch then to Salome which will be 107 miles.
Day 2 - Salome to Dateland for gas is 91 miles, Dateland to Welton where we are spending the night and gas is 61 miles.
All other days we go no more than 80 miles between gas.
Day 1 miles will be longer if we explore some of the stuff off the main trail, but that will only be if we can cross at Alamo Lake.
Wayside Oasis Park - 928-925-3456 Call to see if Alamo Lake is passable
Planet Ranch - 928-342-0091 Call to see if Planet Ranch crossing is open (last year on our way back up the west side toward Havasu it was closed due to high water and we had to take highway from Parker to Havasu.
Below is link to water discharge and level of Alamo Lake dam, I will try and find what level is impassable.
Here is a response I got on the AZPT Facebook Group.
Rosie Kinzie Crossing by the bus depends on a few things. One, water coming in from the Big Sandy and Santa Maria. This USGS website also has info on water flow upstream for these rivers. These rivers sometimes run underground. When it’s been wet, crossing at the bus can be quite an adventure. Use caution and be prepared. Flash floods are also possible after heavy rain in the lake’s catchment area. Two, it depends on the lake level. I’d say somewhere around lake elevation of 1125 that spot becomes impassable regardless of water flow upstream. Downstream, crossing at the overhead gas pipeline or Planet Ranch, depends on release from the dam, as shown on the above page, and/or recent conditions. When water release is constant at 25cfs or less, crossings should be good.
Got my sticker today also, got most everything ready to rock and roll. Even installed a new passenger door bag, got my new summer tires mounted and installed. Basic maintenance prep done with the exception of maybe needing another oil change before AZPT. Trucks all ready to roll, just hoping my new trailer will show up before the trip.
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