Robert Johnston

Trail Reviews: 700 points
Questions Answered: 50 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (4.5" lift, 35" tires)
I run a East Valley Rockers, a Meetup group for Jeep trail rides. We also have an invite-only group for hardcore rock crawlers called Heavy Metal by East Valley Rockers. I'm an Arizona Native with a lifetime of off-roading in various forms. We offer some of the usual types of runs- easy trail rides for any Jeep and hard core rock crawling trails, but also add a twist as we sometimes have runs with expert consultants such as a Geologist or other AZ Desert experts. Our goal is to provide a great experience for everyone while challenging you to improve your skills or testing your and your Jeep's abilities. We don't expect you to be a mechanic or know everything about 4 wheeling, in fact we'd prefer to teach you the 'correct' way to enjoy this sport while respecting our natural wonder that is the Sonoran Desert and making sure your Jeep is ready to take you to work Monday morning. We are not a club or "clique-ish" in any way. Well, except we would very much rather you be driving a Jeep. Our runs are fee-based to limit those "joiners" that take up a spot on a trail ride yet have no intention of coming. You won't be waiting for a last minute cancellation at EV Rockers, nor will you be choking on the dust of 40 Jeeps in front of you. We offer added insurance in the form of a full range of recovery and safety equipment including satellite phone access in case of emergencies. All runs are carefully planned with equipment requirements carefully considered so you can decide if this run is right for you. TrailsOffRoad is our go-to resource for maps and trail reviews. Every Jeep group has it's own flavor, I hope you'll give us a try and see if we're the Jeep group for you. Robert.

My Garage (1)

2004 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 4.5"
Tire Size: 35"

My Trail Reviews (2)

(within last 6 months)
Sunflower Mine Loop (10/17/2021)
5 Jeeps did this trail Sunday, 10/17. Trail is open but more challenging in the creek sections due to several downed trees blocking the optimal line and many boulders have moved. Just the right amount of water in the creek and many large clear pools to stop and enjoy. With an 830 start on the trail we were done at 3 with two long recoveries and a long lunch at the ice cream truck.
Haigler Creek (07/31/2021)
Though there was no notice on the Tonto NF website, the gate to FR848 was closed and locked today. No other Forest Road was closed that I noticed and Haigler campground was open.