I was fortunate to be invited on a trail ride sponsored by WARN during Easter Jeep Safari this year. Our ride would take us on the Porcupine Rim Trail. This is a 5 (out of 10) rated trail. Our day started early with a short meeting and everyone meeting each other. After introductions, we rolled out and onto the trail where we aired down our tires and made our way to the rocks.
Our group was 15 vehicles and I was very impressed with the responsible users we had along. Everyone was concerned for the person behind them. Waiting for the person behind as they rounded a corner, or pausing to let the person in front clean an obstacle before attempting were common place on this ride.
At lunch we were greeted to amazing views of Castle Valley, and again I was very impressed by our little group when not a single piece of trash could be found as we climbed into the rigs. Even though turning around on this narrow trail required 8 points turns, everyone was very conscience of the environment around them.
Here are a few tips when out on trail with a large group, or multiple groups:
- Allow for plenty of time to complete the trail.
- Be aware of the person behind you so they don’t get lost or have a break down.
- Give the vehicle in front of you room to navigate obstacles.
- Yield to faster moving groups, nobody likes a parking lot on the trail.
Have fun and get to know those in your group!