Hey, thought I'd throw this out in case someone might be interested. Myself, a 2006 Tacoma, and possibly a Rubicon will be running a few forest roads into the Sierra Anchas, crossing eastward from Punkin Center. It's a loop that will take us by the Dupont Cabin, a mine, and some generally interesting/scenic areas. Some of the trail is over 6000' so icy conditions may exist depending on weather. A couple stretches could be fairly worn, so some lift, a locker, 32"+ tires, and sliders might be recommended. The only thing that will stop this from happening is if Tonto Creek is running too high to cross, then we'll do a back-up closer to Payson. Should be fun!
Meet-up: Circle K, Shea/Beeline
Oh, I guess I should formally introduce myself. I have lurked on and off at Tacoma World for quite a few years, but used to run a lot with a few other groups. Since getting back from a deployment recently I haven't gone out as much and am looking to do more and possibly meet some new people. I am very experienced with Arizona backcountry in general, being a native and outdoorsman, and kinda-somewhat smart on first-gen Tacomas. Anyways, cheers, and if anyone has questions jump on in.