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2012 Kawasaki Teryx 4 SxS Lake Havasu Adventure Ride

2012 Kawasaki Teryx 4 750 4x4 SxS Lake Havasu Adventure Ride
Lake Havasu to the Hualapai Mountain Resort

Lake Havasu, AZ (4/20/2012) - Kawaski recently planned a trip from Lake Havasu to the Hualapai Mountain Resort in Arizona. This trip would prove the true durability and power of the Kawaski Teryx 4 750 4x4 Side-by-Side. In the course of over 100 miles drivers would experience many different types of terrain including deep sand washes, high speed desert sections, rock crawls, snow covered mountain trails and changes in elevation. The weather would prove to be a factor as well as Mother Nature gave all she could in the form of rain, hail, and snow.

Richie Hudson, Troy Herbst, and Jerry Penhall would be our guides on the first leg of the trip from Lake Havasu to Haulapia Mountain resort. Richie Hudson’s wife has spent quite a bit of time in the Teryx 750 4x4 SxS racing in the Best in the Deserts Series and has been a top contender in the Sportsman Class.

2012 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4 SxS
The Kawasaki Teryx 4 750 side-by-sides made a 200 miles trek from Lake Havasu to Hualapia Mountain Resort in Arizona

On Sunday March 18th, we headed out on the trail with overcast skies with damp ground from the rain the night before. The moist ground kept the dust down as we made our first 10 mile trek that went up to peaks and down in gully’s. We stopped to look at Lake Havasu in the distance as it was a really pretty site to see. We would soon be leaving the Lake Havasu and make our way up in to the mountains. We brought along 3 Kawasaki Teryx 4 750 Side-by-Sides and one race prepped Teryx 750 that our trail guide Richie Hudson borrowed from his wife.

As we made our way down the trail we would encounter many rocky trails that made their way through the washes and the gorges. Some of the gorges had high rock walls on either side with many cacti lining the trail.

2012 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4 SxS
The various trails offered many scenic overlooks of the surrounding area on the drive up to the resort in the mountains
The Teryx 4 750 units handled great on all different types of terrain that the desert trail was throwing at us. The group stopped several times to admire the beautiful scenery, and the mountain range ahead that we would climb. We could also see the weather ahead was starting to change to snow and rain. Just as we had started to climb the mountains we had some rain that turned in to hail, and then in to snow.

The trails started to disappear in the snow, but the Teryx Side-by-Sides kept on powering through. The group continued on and quickly realized this ride was turning into an adventure.

At this point we were on tight slippery trails, yet the Teryx Side-by-Sides offered a sense of security, comfort and power to tackle on the terrain. We relied heavily on the GPS as the trails disappeared in the white snow. We arrived at the Hualapia Mountain Resort (owned by a retired Judge from Lake Havasu and his wife) at about 3:00 p.m. We were cold and wet, but we could not believe what we had just accomplished. We all had huge smiles as it was really an adventurous day covering 110 miles in all types of weather and terrain.

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