Left Hand Collet Loop is our latest off-the-beaten-path exploration for 50 trails in 50 weeks for #OHV50. Chad grabs his buddies and takes his side by side to the place where the old and new West meet. This 60-mile loop traverses through Cedar Wash Road, Hole in the Rock Road up to Left Hand Collet and finally Collet Top Loop.
Base camp is the quaint town of Escalante, where you can grab a map from any of the outfitters and plan some time for stops to enjoy the trail’s many highlights like an ancient Anasazi era granary. Connect with Utah’s pioneer heritage with a stop at Escalante Heritage Center or stroll through the streets after a visit to the People’s Exchange, where you can get a map of historical places in town.
Reece and Marianne Stein head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the foothills of Scottsdale, Arizona for this week’s “Where To” segment. It’s America’s largest urban nature preserve at 30,000 acres with 225 miles of shared use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The trailhead features excellent signage, maps, restrooms and some shade as well as information kiosks and impressive vista views.
Scott Huntsman is back for our latest “What’s New” segment featuring a Pioneer AppRadio installation. This multi-use, touch-screen component is a great addition to any vehicle, but it’s the expert installation that can make or break it. Scott sodders and heat shrinks the cable connections for the highest quality audio and longevity for the system.
As part of the package, he installs a GPS antenna for navigation, a microphone for hands-free phone use, a USB cable, a radio antenna adapter as well as the amp connection.
Nick Chase has his head in the clouds at the Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup in our “Along the Way”! Get an up-close look at these enormous and whimsical balloons and enjoy their colorful juxtaposition against the majestic red rocks of Kanab. This is once in a lifetime experience for many people, and Kanab is the perfect backdrop for making unforgettable memories.