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garikfox last won the day on November 9 2019

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  1. Hello again everyone and Seasons Greetings! It's been pretty rainy here in AZ the past 6 weeks so I took the time to get the buggy ready for its first expedition. The buggy came stock so I had to add a windshield, hard roof and A-Arm guards. I'm really liking this Pioneer buggy! I'm amazed how smooth it handles on the dirt. 🙂 I took the Buggy out for it's first expedition on December 13th for a test run at a RRPC claim. I didn't prospect that day i was mainly learning the new camera and buggy. I uploaded the whole test run to YouTube, i will share the link below. It's a pretty horrible long video but oh well im learning lol. I plan on filming each expedition but won't be as long as this first video. Next expedition is planned for the first week of January. RRPC Map 17 here we come! 🙂
  2. Thanks I did add a windshield and a roof. The girlfriend will have to tuff it out lol.
  3. Lol. i might do that, also maybe a big RRPC sticker on the hood lol
  4. I'm back everyone 🙂. Took me awhile to heal from my last endeavor 8 days ago. But i'm back ready to go. Note too self don't mess with neck muscles. My next Expedition will be on the 11th, Monday. I have some very good news and since i don't really have any friends to share my excitement with i'd like to share my excitement with you all! I got my BUGGY!!! 2020 Honda Pioneer 700 I got it today from Ride Now Powersports Chandler. I financed it with 4K down. Super awesome, me happy! 🙂
  5. Hi jrdemaris, thank you. that would be awesome. Next week im going to go look at a Buggy (Honda Pioneer). We will need a 4x4 past the purple box. I'll try to make it to the meeting but it's kind of hard for me to plan things because i'm a caregiver for my mentally unstable mother and my twin brother (stage 4 liver failure) Currently i'm trying to head out once a week but I can't go next week (sad face)
  6. Hey everyone I have returned and it didn't go so well 😞. For some very weird reason i hurt my neck i think. i was stretching to begin the walk and than stretched my neck a little and i guess i did something and hurt my right neck muscle pretty bad. Feels like a pulled muscle but i never felt one like this before. And with that said I had to return home. I had about 1500ft more to walk to get too Genes Dream. The blue box is where i parked and the green line is how much i walked. The red box is the start of the claim. I took a few photos near the purple box. The area in the pictures is pretty much how you get to all of Map 5 claims. The temp was great it was 64F and slightly cold in the shade. Very nice indeed 🙂
  7. So the CVT belt lasts awhile i'd say. Good good thanks
  8. Expedition #6 Claim: RRPC, Genes Dream, Map 5 Detector: EQ800 6" coil City/County: Black Canyon City, AZ / Yavapai 53F-64F Date/Time: 10/30/2019 10:00AM-3:00PM
  9. Okay thanks. Don't they last like 5,000 miles? The CVT belt is the most common thing needing replaced I hear.
  10. I'm going to go look at a Wolverine on Tuesday.
  11. Hi azdigger, Were they trouble free ?
  12. Hello all, I was wondering what brand of UTV Buggy you all use? I'm going to get one but can't decide if i want a used 2017 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE with 1,100 miles for 8,899 OR just buy a new Pioneer 500 or 700.
  13. Lol. I hear ya There's no way i'm giving up I love our outdoors too much. I really like going to these new places. It's like a trading card you can put in your collection. Soon as i get my "Buggy" i'll be good. P.S, Honda Pioneer 500 = Buggy
  14. I'm back everyone, I didn't find anything because i didn't even make it to the destination. But close. I enjoyed myself nonetheless. My girlfriend hated every bit of it, lol. She also slipped and fell on the GM1000, scraped herself up and now the GM1000 wobbles a hair. I wont even go into the complaining I heard about walking up the hills. 🙂 I got there at about 11:30am temp was about 75F. It was VERY close to highway 87. Decent dirt road to the place where we parked. Continuation to the destination needed a ATV which i didn't have. The walk to the destination is about 3750ft. The area seemed not so touched by man sorta speak. was quiet, saw a prospector come out on a ATV and rode past us. I started at the purple box. I ended up at the light blue box. (notice the white turn in the wash, i have a picture) The red box was my actual destination. I think i'm going to get a Honda Pioneer 500. I can't be spending my whole time walking to these claims. 🙂 Here below is what the new area looks like. I'm to new to determine if this location looks good, but i'm guessing it looks good.
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