I just noticed this thread over on Expo, and no one in that crowd has either seen it or is willing to go help. I don't have a winch or anything so I'm fairly useless, but I figured this crowd would be willing to put something together, or many of you might have more info on the area than I do:
|My friends father and his friend are riding motorcycles through the desert from YUMA to Phoenix and got stuck today. Their coordinates are 33.1973,-113.03563. Off Saddle Road. What happened is they were getting into some rough terrain and tried to ride up a hill to look for a bypass and got one of the bikes jammed. They have a SPOT Satellite Messenger just in case things get bad. They are physically okay right now but I worry about if they are still there tomorrow when it starts getting hot. They also have cell service but its spotty. Both are accomplished motorcycle riders but are over 65 years old. From what we understand they cannot get the bike free and have trekked back down the hill to the wash on Saddle Road and are heading back down the wash retracing their steps. The problem is they are on limited water and there isn't much in the direction they are going. They contacted the Buckeye Sherriff's Dept and they gave them the number of some Jeep service who apparently is trying to find them. From what I gather they are 8-15 miles from really anything out there if they are marching south. |
My friend Ryan and I are looking to head out there in the morning from Orange County in his truck with a Polaris RZR in tow. It sounds like some of the areas they are in would be tough to get to in the truck and the RZR may come in handy. Even if they make it out it sounds like we may still go because the bike still needs to get pulled out of there.
What I am asking from you my friends here is any information about that area you can provide. Terrain? How close are they to any services? Etc.. I don't know the area well and it sounds like they were a little unprepared. I also have my 4wd FJ Cruiser we may take if the RZR doesn't end up sounding like a good idea. My friend Ryan is a seasoned rider and if we can get the bike free he could possibly ride it down the mountain and from there we can deal with either getting it running or finding a way to tow it out to his truck.
Any info or if anyone happens to be anywhere near there PLEASE RESPOND.
Thank you friends