May Camp & Ride

Maverick Trail End to End
A Big thanks to Paula Hensley and Jerry Smith for sharing the wonderful photos.

Dave Dunno



It is with deep regret that we have to announce the loss of one of our members. Dave Dunno passed away yesterday. We will miss your smiling face. We loved your independence, laughter, helpfulness and your joy for life!!! May you run free with out pain!!

Services for Dave Dunno will be April 19th 10 am Saint Timothy’s 1730 W. Guadalupe Rd, Mesa 85202

Reception at Mariposa Gardens 6747 E Broadway, Mesa

Dave, you will be missed very much!!!!

April Activities

The AVT/UTV season is about to kick off with the return of spring to the White Mountains.

First Membership Meeting– WMOTA’s first membership meeting will be Thursday, April 13th at the Show Low Café.  As usual, the meeting will be at 6:00 pm, but come early (about 5:00 pm) for dinner and socializing.
First Ride-The first ride will be Saturday, April 22nd at 09:30 am.  We know the normal ride date would be the third Saturday, April 16th, but that’s the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter and many may have holiday plans.  Postponing a week also gives spring more time to warm things up. Karen and Jerry Smith will be leading the ride.  It will be about 40 miles long.  Bring plenty to drink, lunch and clothing appropriate for the day.
Ride Directions-
From the intersection of Penrod and Porter Mountain Roads – Go east ≈8.2 miles to FS 182.  Turn right (south) on FS 182.  Go ≈2.2 miles to FS 7.  Turn left (east) on FS 7.  Go ≈ 0.3 miles.  Camp and ride are on the left.
From the intersection of 260 and Buck Springs Road – Go ≈0.5 miles east on Buck Springs Road and turn left (north) on Sky Hi Rd/FS 182.  Go ≈6.2 miles and turn right on FS 7.  The turn is about ≈2.9 past where the pavement ends.   Go ≈ 0.3 miles.  Camp and ride is on the left.
Camping-WMOTA has historically not camped in April, but some of our heartier members have April camped in the past and there is plenty of room to camp at the ride site.  FYI – the average daily low for April 22nd is 31° and the average daily high is 59° in Pinetop.   There is nothing specific planned, but you are welcome to camp if you desire.
There may be more details to follow, so watch your e-mail.