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Looks like the SkyJacker women's championship event will actually take place at the "Rock Garden" near Aztec NM.



Aztec is about ten miles East of Farmington and the "Garden" is 12 miles East of Aztec on road 173 which goes to Navajo Dam.

For more info, go to www.sportsintherough.com/wnrcc/wnrcc.asp
 

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Got any pics of the Rock Garden?

And thanks for the offer of the shop! It's much appreciated! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

[ 09-17-2001: Message edited by: Lance ]
 

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He was accepting up to 50 teams at $350 each & got 40 for $14,000 in entry fees. Paying out $4,500 in prize money plus some donated gift certificates.

Sounds like it's gonna be a nice event & I know the gals are going to seriously Get It AWN! But, in my eyes there's something really wrong with paying out ~1/3 of the entry fees you collect. Granted, I know there are expenses, but that's what sponsors & spectators are supposed to cover.

All the same, best of luck to the ladies. I know y'all will put on a hell of a show!

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Jaffer, sounds like you know the place well.


what is the area like? can i get a 40 foot motor home into the area? is the road paved?
 

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Originally posted by Lance:
<STRONG>Got any pics of the Rock Garden?

[ 09-17-2001: Message edited by: Lance ]</STRONG>


The Rock Garden has two and more primary areas and the terrain is typical of Chokecherry in Farmington and Moab ... sandstone 'slickrock'.
They will probably stage the event in "Area #1" as it is a large mesa top dome of undulating sandstone pocked with numerous gullies, ravines and waterfalls.
Area #1 has a bottle neck entry for easy spectator fee taking and opens up to the large moon scape like crawling area consisting of three mostly bald 'fingers' of sandstone surrounded by steep cliffs to the valley floor plus some obsticles back away from the cliffs in the trees similar to many Chokecherry locations.
If the event does take place in Area #1 all of the obsticles are within eye shot from one to another and is extremely spectator friendly.
Obsticles vary from easy to very steep and extreme.
The gates from past competions held there are typically set up for a single, very steep or difficult climb or a series of less difficult maneuvers ajacent to each other which pretty much evens up differences or advantage in wheelbase though 95-100" is considered near ideal. Axel and suspension breakage is common in competitions due to the steep and high traction sandstone.

The event promises to be whale of a lot of fun. The weather forcast is for fair with perhaps some partly cloudy afternoons and temps from 45* to 85* ... near perfect!
 

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Originally posted by camo:
<STRONG>Jaffer, sounds like you know the place well.


what is the area like? can i get a 40 foot motor home into the area? is the road paved?</STRONG>
Camo-

The road is paved until you are within eyeshot of the mesa top 'Garden'.
The valley floor (background in pic) and the areas just under the cliff perimeter offer a lot of flat areas, all on BLM land with many fairly maintained oil field roads.
I'm sure there will be a few "camps" setup there as the area has plenty of nice spots to hang out in.
The host hotel and launching area is at The Best Western over 20 miles away in downtown Farmington.

Give me a call if you need anything ...

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whats your phone #. email or pm me.
 

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Thanks for the info, Jaff! We will see you down there! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">
 
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