The weather has warmed up in the deserts of Arizona so it is time to move up north where the temperature
is 15 to 20 degrees cooler.
A co-worker, Travis, and I have been talking about a trail in the northern part of Arizona called Pyeatt Draw
that perked both of our interest, mine for a quad ride and his for a Jeep ride. I just happened to beat him to it.
Jeff and I planned a trip where we would camp close to the trailhead so I said I would check out the trail to give him
directions. Since we were going on a new trail we invited a couple of other riders to join in on the fun. Wayne came
from Chandler with his 750 Brute Force and Roy brought his Rokon from Mesa. Dave who I met when we did the
Fisher’s ATV World TV show wanted to join us as well so he brought out his Polaris Sportsman 800 X2.
Jeff and I got up early and had an awesome breakfast before the group showed up.
I have a new tire model from DWT to test on my Sportsman 500. They are DWT MOAPA utility tires which are a
6 ply bias design. DWT named this new model after the city MOAPA which is located in NV. They have a nice
aggressive look. We will have to see how they do rock crawling.
The road to the trailhead was beautiful with the early morning sun.
It wasn’t long before we were on the rock crawling part of the trail. From the looks of things we were going to
have a fun day as there were a lot of good looking obstacles to play on right from the start.
Sometimes we like to try some of the obstacles that are just too big for us to get over. Here is Wayne trying to
climb a ledge but he just couldn’t quite make it even with a little help from our Safety Engineer Roy.
I came up to the same spot and made it up with the grip the MOAPA tires offered.
As you can see we did not take the easy lines.
Even Roy found plenty of action on his Rokon.
The MOAPA tires were doing awesome. I felt they had very good grip as I would get the front tires on top of a l
edge. They would help pull me up to the top, but there were some obstacles that were just too tall for my wheelbase.
The traction was terrific. I would hardly spin a tire as I was crawling over one huge boulder after another.
We were having an absolute blast taking turns going first seeing if the other guys could follow your line.