Dave and Janice back with you on another off-roading adventure. This video covers Day 2 of our 6 day/7 night, 750+ mile trip along the Arizona Peace Trail (AZPT) along with our friend, Michel.
The Arizona Peace Trail is an Off-Highway Vehicle Trail in Western Arizona, running between Yuma in the south and Bullhead City to the north. The trail features a variety of recreation opportunities for off-roading enthusiasts. The trail system loops through Yuma, La Paz and Mojave counties.
We started the loop in Salome, Arizona. On the second day of riding, we leave our makeshift desert campsite and work our way west, then south into Yuma to grab some fuel. Along the way we visit a historic pioneer cemetery. After leaving Yuma we start heading north. We opted to take an alternate Peace Trail route north that took us along the 9-mile Laguna Ridge trail. We figured this alternate would be more challenging and more interesting than the main Peace Trail route that goes around the Laguna mountains and I’m sure we chose correctly. The video does not do the scenery, nor the challenging nature of the trail justice.
After making it along the Laguna Ridge we continue north through wilderness, much of which is within the restricted areas of the Yuma Proving Grounds where it is imperative that you stay on the trail.
We encountered our first mechanical issue on the trail along the way and have to do some McGivering in order to continue. That delay meant finding a quiet place in the desert to set up camp in the dark. All part of the adventure!
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