WMOTA President’s Message

White Mountain Open Trails Association, Inc.
PO Box 833,
Show Low, Arizona 85902-0833

Saturday, June 23rd

This Saturday will be WMOTA’s June ride.  As you are all aware, with the closures and restrictions the Club is limit in its riding options.  The Club plans to ride the Maverick Trail from the Clay Springs trail head.  This will be an out and back ride along Maverick Trail of between 35 and 40 miles.  If you are riding please be at the trail head and ready to go at 09:00 am.  As always, bring a plenty of water and a lunch.

A few members may be planning to stop at the Black Horse Brewery on Burton Road after the ride.  It’s basically on the way back toward town and there is nothing better than a cold beer to take the dust out of your throat.  The Black Horse welcome snacks.  😊

 

If you’re uncertain where the Maverick Trail’s Clay Springs trail head is, here is a Google Maps link which will take you to the trail head from the intersection of AZ 260 and Sawmill Road.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/34.3428983,-110.2862243/34.3595396,-110.2803893/@34.3592885,-110.2815745,456m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

 

Until the dangerous fire conditions have abated, hopefully soon after the monsoon season starts, the Club is not planning to camp.  This was discussed at both the May and June meetings and the general sense of the membership was to avoid camping until fire conditions improve.

The Club has decided to slip both its regular meeting and its ride Saturday one week in July.  Whether the Club camps in July will depend on fire conditions after the monsoons get started.  Slipping our meeting and ride gives the monsoons an extra week to affect the forest’s fire conditions and for the Forest Service to react to the hopefully much improve conditions.

 

Thursday, July 19th

WMOTA’s July meeting will be held at the Show Low Café on Thursday, July 19th.  NOTE:  This is one week later that the Club normally meets, the third Thursday and NOT the second Thursday.

 

Saturday, July 28th

The Club plans its July ride for this date.  Details of time and place will follow later and will be decided based on

 

Jack Dyer, President,

White Mountain Open Trails Association, Inc.
PO Box 833,
Show Low, Arizona 85902-0833