11th Annual Chili Poker Run

By Jeep Experts

My spouse and I have been invited to journey together with the Phoenix based mostly Creepy Crawlers 4WD Club on their annual chili poker run.  It was held in Black Canyon City, Arizona, this yr.  The path journey was nice (though we drew some fairly unhealthy poker palms), and nobody suffered any main harm or breakdowns.  There was somewhat little bit of physique work executed on a brand new truck, an over-active CJ radiator, and a slashed side-wall on the identical truck that had the physique harm.

Here are a number of photos from the path journey that consisted of about 43 autos (sure, nearly all of them have been Jeeps!). 


The group paused within the backside of a canyon, close to a small creek, whereas we waited for a radiator restore.

If you have got by no means 4-wheeled in Arizona, you have to give it a strive.  Even although the nation could be very scenic, it’s also very unforgiving.  A few Jeeps work there means up the path forward of us.

This is a really uncommon website.  This deformity on a Saguaro cactus shouldn’t be generally seen.

Dropping down right into a dry wash, nearly actually!  This one was a bit difficult, as you needed to handle a left flip half means down the financial institution after which a decent proper whereas your entrance bumper was making an attempt to rearrange the true property.

We had one creek crossing.  Here I’m selecting my means over the rocks.  Not a lot water, loads of rocks!

Same creek, completely different Jeep, and an inexperienced driver that found that open diffs and a heavy foot don’t make mixture for a creek crossing.
Many because of Joe and Joyce, who invited us out for the path journey and the chili feed that adopted.  We had a good time and sit up for doing it once more subsequent yr!
A detailed-up of the above photograph.  Luckily he parked it there as a substitute of on the oil pan!
See also  Moab 2001

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