2008, 2009, 2010.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

How to carry trash with your SUV

I know a lot of us have an SUV, Jeep or other "non" truck. 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:

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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Updated flyer

One more sponsor I wanted to thank. Doug and Elizabeth at Stardust Country are helping out with the food! Thank you!
Go and visit them at www.stardust-country.com or 4346 W. Olive, Glendale, AZ!

I made a couple of corrections to this one. :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

More great sponsors!

I want to thank Icon Vehicle Dynamics www.iconvehicledynamics.com and SDHQ www.sdhqoffroad.com for supporting the clean up effort!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

4 Peaks Pickup Flyer!

Feel free to download this flyer to pass around or link to. Thanks for spreading the word.

(Thank you to Jessica Lane for helping out with the flyers!)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

COMMUNICATION at the clean up.

We will be using several forms of communication at the clean up.

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

Great give-aways from supportive companies.

Overland Journal has contributed a free subscription (or renewal for you current readers!) and Overland Video is offering two free DVD's for the give-away!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More great sponsors!

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!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Clean up update!!

A couple of updates!
The outpouring of help is inspiring. I can't thank enough folks! I really appreciate all of the volunteers who get out of bed the morning of the 9th and come out. To give thanks to the volunteers the following companies have stepped up to help!

Good Gun Foundation 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.

Oakley has given some sun glasses to give away.

The Tacoma Territory, Xterra Owners Club , 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!

REI is donating some Clif bars for the volunteers. www.rei.com

Big thanks to Nicole at Total Chaos for donating some great DVD's for the give-away! 2008 Total Chaos Fabrication

A personal thanks to Bman at the Copper State Cruisers,
Mark at the AZ TTORA,
Scott Brady at Overland Journal, Expeditions West, www.expeditionportal.com,
Danica for helping immensely and being a great Co-driver
and especially Elvota for his skills and always being positive!
Thanks for being so supportive guys and gal!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Trash of four peaks...

My friend Brandon and I headed out to Four Peaks to do a little planing for the clean up.
Here is just a little of whats out there.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Four Peaks Pickup MAP

I can't thank Elvota enough for this map!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Directions and info

Where: Beeline Highway and Four Peaks Rd. (AKA NF-143)
Just North East of Phoenix, AZ

Directions from Phoenix: 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.

When: February 9th. 9am-3pm (Come by to fill a bag or 20 whatever you have time for. Feel free to show up anytime between 9am-3pm)

What to bring: A desire to leave it a little better than you found it. Trash bags will be provided!

Recommended: Gloves, long pants, sun block, a hat, water, snacks.

For more info please contact: Tim Huber via email at Timothy_Huber@hotmail.com

Thanks to: Racer Offroad www.raceroffroad.com for $150 worth of gift certificates that will be given away!!!

Here is just a taste of the trash that prompted me to go and clean up this area.