Below is a link to my pictures and videos. I posted my favorite picture here. We rode a total of 665 miles over 6 days. Temperatures were as high at 103 degrees, but didn't seem that bad with the very low humidity. Only mishap was Tom bending his left tie rod into a bow. Chris was able to straighten the tie rod out with the meager tools we had on the trail. The ripples in the washes were still there. The Tyro Mine on day 2 and Jupiter Mine on day 5 were literally cool, natural air conditioning compared to outside temperature. After the ride, some of us went to several National Parks. It snowed on us in Flagstaff, AZ. Temperature was 30 degrees.
Jupiter Mine is about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Steve and I went in about 100 feet and turned around. We didn't want to come up to any surprises since it was just the two of use. It was amazingly cool inside the mine. My guess it was 65 degrees inside while the outside temperature was near 100 degrees. Getting to the mine is 5.8 miles one way into a rugged low-lying ravine from the Quartzsite to Lake Havasu trail. A 15 feet section of the trail was washed away which required us to drive up a steep embankment. It is 16 miles from Havasu on the trail. The waypoint on the latest map is way off. I have attached a track and corrected waypoint to the mine. Near the mine, there is a trail to the right and a trail to the left. We tried the right trail first, but turned around after we started getting further and further away from the original waypoint. We then tried the left trail and found the mine. We were able to drive on top of the mine tailings. From there, the mine was about 10 feet away with an easy entrance. Jupiter mine isn't just one mine. We saw two others which were much more difficult to get to. One of the inaccessible mines was into what looked like a vein of quartz. The mine we went into was very hard solid brown rock. It would have taken some kind of pneumatic equipment to drill into the rock.
From what I understand from Tom, he was rounding a curve. He got into a rut, but there was a rock in the rut. He hit it hard, then noticed he had difficulty steering. He got on the radio and said, "Something is wrong". When you're at the front of his vehicle, his right wheel was straight and his left wheel was cockied.
franciscoc: Hello everyone, first time UTV owner (2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE) from Chapel Hill. I have read the new members info., application form, etc. and I am very interested in joining your club. I am looking forward to the chance of meeting you all. Thanks
Jul 8, 2018 19:22:57 GMT -5
kevinb: franciscoc, Good choice on a machine, we have several Wolvies in our group. The next meeting should be on July 17th. Stay tuned and Lonnie (our president) will post up info on the meeting.
Jul 10, 2018 7:30:43 GMT -5
Lonnie W: Yep, the next meeting is July 17. See ya there.
Jul 12, 2018 9:39:15 GMT -5
awesomeatvrentals: Looking for an ATV trail near Union or Mecklenburg County
Oct 14, 2018 12:09:12 GMT -5
jim: I have a Cam-Am 650 Outlander 2 up only has 92 miles for sale. Asking 8000. Email me if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 7, 2019 18:42:34 GMT -5
John S: Need to find some folks to ride with. Live in Raleigh but love to ride WV
Jun 27, 2019 12:23:12 GMT -5
Randy_R: Just thought I'd post something here. lol
Jul 31, 2019 21:32:25 GMT -5
Wiley M: Yep not much going on in the shoutbox! We have a meeting tonight.
Aug 20, 2019 9:38:37 GMT -5
David B: Let’s go ride in the snow!!!
Dec 12, 2019 19:54:45 GMT -5
John S: Hope everyone has a safe holiday. I hope to see more of WV next year. Merry Christmas to all!!
Dec 22, 2019 13:18:56 GMT -5
me109: New to the forum - from Carroll County MD.. I joined because I'm looking for information on "Bob T" maps..
Feb 25, 2020 9:46:49 GMT -5
tnmax: A great TN howdy to you all!
Jun 12, 2020 9:44:09 GMT -5
timber: Hello all. New here. Looking forward to hitting the trails with you all.
Sept 17, 2020 8:29:02 GMT -5
John Savarese: Hi there! Just joined the forum. I'm just outside of Charlotte, looking for an active riding club that's not 4 hours away. You guys popped up in my search.
Nov 2, 2020 15:19:11 GMT -5
bigk: Hey all. Just joined, anyone from Morganton, NC here?
Dec 15, 2020 9:37:38 GMT -5
Mike F: Most of the folks are from Winston Salem, Charlotte area. But people are everywhere, I am in Catawba/Hickory not far from you. We normally ride WV Hatfield McCoy Trails/ Outlaw Trails. Some go down to Carolina Adventure World for short day trips.
Dec 15, 2020 14:29:58 GMT -5
bigk: Anyone planning a short trip in February?
Dec 17, 2020 8:06:48 GMT -5
onedollar: Hello, New Here. I ride SXS in WV a lot and have my own place up there. Looking forward to meeting some of you and hitting the trails.
Sept 15, 2021 13:26:49 GMT -5
PD: Hello everyone hope to ride with y’all . I’m in moyock nc and have razor Xp 1000 and love to trail ride .
Nov 28, 2021 20:01:40 GMT -5