Last weekend, Dan and I were desperate for an outdoor adventure. Southern California has been experiencing a perfect Indian Summer (believe it or not, summer does go away here) and we decided to seize the day by renting a Polaris RZR 4 800 from Fun Time ATV Rentals in Jawbone Canyon.
Jawbone Canyon is located in the high desert, near Edwards Air Force Base. The drive took us over four hours roundtrip. We paid $470.00 for a five hour rental, which also included safety gear (helmets, goggles, gloves) and the gas. Admittedly, I initially balked at the price, as it was a lot for a day excursion. However, we had so much fun, that I immediately wanted to do it again or maybe even buy our own ATV! Additionally, the price would have been less, if we had asked friends to join us and split the cost. Our Polaris could have held four adults.
We used the empty back seat to store our two bags containing our packed lunch, plenty of water, sun screen and our camera equipment. Our Go-Pro finally got some use as we mounted it to the front of the Polaris. Dan edited a short video of our adventure, including splicing in some of our still shots. Check it out!
We had so much fun that the five hours were over before we knew it. Most of the time we were alone on the trails, but when we did run into other people, they always gave us a friendly wave, including a guy with a shot gun.
It was a good balance of being in the middle of nature, but also not being so remote in case we ran into trouble. I never felt like we did anything dangerous, but it would have been easy to have gone over the edge of a cliff. We had our phones, but as you might imagine, service in the desert was spotty.
We ended the day completely happy and covered in dirt. Fun Time ATV Rentals will get our business again and they should get yours too. Interested in booking an ATV? Check out their website for more details.