Camping Friday November 1st, and Saturday the 2nd
Chiva Falls off Reddington Pass Rd.
The camp is accessible through the PreRunner friendly back entrance or through 3 Feathers. Should hopefully be a small amount of running water in the area with plenty of trails and hiking. Bring your toys cuz there are places to shoot. Some including myself will be camping Friday night as well as Saturday. No fees for camping, just bring beer, food, some cold weather gear, more beer, and a good attitude cuz this will be yet another awesome AZ trip!
T4C0CH40S (Stefen & Nikki)
mbmack1 (Matt & Karissa)
Infra (Jason + blow up doll)
Delmarva (Mike aka TX VIP)
snowtank (Andrew + blow up doll)
Germ (Jeremy & Nori)
Flynn Diesel (Name?)
mh.meier (Mike & Jackie)
JeepAndrew (Andrew & Kyla)
signalbobby (Robert & son)
Nic914AZ (Nic & Julie)
nofords08 (Patrick and Sam)
Brian007taco (Brian + returned blow up doll)
adunkoma (Andrew and Meg)
RYN0TA (Stefen's Lil Bro Ryan & his GF)
MEET @ CIRCLE K 10 AM
11271 E Tanque Verde Rd Tucson, AZ 85749
Camping location will be in the wash on the Chiva Falls Trail
* Mike I did not get GPS coordinates, we broke my GPS on the epic trip *
I ran the Chiva Falls trail today (10/23) in and out the back way in 2wd, it is definitely 2wd/Prerunner friendly. There is absolutely no water in the wash, but there is water about 1 mile North in the wash at 3 pools/Turtle pools - whatever you know them as, so you have the option of going swimming should you chose to do so. Other than the sandy wash bottom, there really isn't much of an option on places to pitch camp.
There are 2 ways in:
1) 3 Feathers - start of trail is about half a mile past mile marker 6 off to the right side of the road. Other than Stefen, definitely 4wd only!
2) Back way in - Just past mile marker 11 off to the right side of the road is the turn out to the trail. It is marked trail #4417. There are a few side trails that go off the main trail, but stay on the main trail until 2.7 miles in at a Y go left and the trail # changes to trail #4426. At 3.0 miles in - because racetruck! At 3.1 miles in go left on the trail and take the easy gate just to the left of the cattle guard. At 3.2 miles in go right which will drop you into the wash. I did not pick a specific camping area so when you reach the wash go left and just drive up and down the wash till you find a shitload of bad ass Tacoma's!
Pro's: Elevation is around 5500ft, I believe
There is plenty of wood around for our bonfires
There are some large tree's for shade
We can shoot in the area
Trails near by for wheeling/hiking
Not easily accessible so there shouldn't be a shitload of traffic coming through
It's out there so we can get as crazy loud, fucked up drunk, and be as idiotic as we want
Should be low 70's during the day, a little chilly at night
Con's: Have to camp in the wash, but I highly doubt there is any chance of rain in the area and it's completely dry.
If you forget something, it will take you an hour to get out the back way and to a Circle K or Safeway
Directions for Phoenix Crew coming from I-10
Get off I-10 on the Grant rd exit and go left (East) down Grant road for approx 8 - 10 miles until you hit Tanque Verde road where you will again turn left (East) onto Tanque Verde road. You will follow Tanque Verde road another 8 - 10 miles until it runs right into Reddington road where it will then turn into a dirt road and start winding up the mountain. Follow Reddington road approx 11 miles (For backway) to the turn off to the TH for trail #4417