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Backside of Mt. Lemmon Run 10/1/11

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by T4C0CH40S, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    Who's up for another Trail Run??
    When: Saturday October 1st, 2011 through the 2nd
    Where: Backside of Mt. Lemmon (Control Road)
    What: Trail Run/Off Roading, Spelunking, Camping, Enjoying the cooler AZ weather.
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    Basics:

    Location: NE of Tucson, SE of Oracle

    Difficulty: Easy, Well-Maintained dirt road but very bumpy. Low range is helpful to climb the last few miles up the backside of Mt. Lemmon. 2WD, high-clearance adequate in dry weather. Snow and ice possible near top in late fall. Avoid during the winter.

    Time & Distance: About 25 miles as described here. Allow 2-3 hours plus time to reach Oracle North of Tucson. The decent from Mt. Lemmon on the Catalina Hwy also takes a little while.

    To Get There: Head North on Oracle Road (Highway 77) from Tucson. Stay on Hwy 77 all the way to Oracle. Turn right on American Avenue just past Mile Marker 100. Bear right on Mt. Lemmon Road after 2.4 miles. Turn right after another 3.2 miles where the road turns to dirt. This is called the Mt. Lemmon Control Road and marks the start of the trip.

    Trail Description: Reset odometer at the start. Follow this major dirt road South as it winds down into a valley. At 15.1 miles you'll go by the Peppersauce Campground. This is the turn for the Rice Peak (Trail #68) but you continue straight. The road is marked F.S. 38 inside the Coronado National Forrest. Lesser roads branch off but the main road is obvious. Continue straight at 15.9 where another road goes left. Bear left at 18.5 miles. The road climbs with great views of the valley below. Continue uphill on pavement past the Mt. Lemmon Fire Department before reaching the Catalina Highway at 25.1 miles.

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    Pictures of Mt. Lemmon Control Road
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    Maps

    Google Map
    RiderplanetUSA has some more good info and maps too.

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    Campgrounds

    Mt. Bigelow Trailhead/Campgrounds
    $5 per campsite I do believe
    I just camped here on 8/20 and the campsites are nice and big, plus theres an awesome night view of Tucson since its up next to the radio towers.
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    9/3/11 PRERUN GROUP: pics on pg. 4
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  2. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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  3. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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  4. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    So ur saying you already know you have to work the first?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    cool man, if anything, it can be pushed back to the 8th or 15th...which ever days work better to get more people to come
     
  6. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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  7. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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  8. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    This sounds like fun :)
     
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    I am saying I can tell you what days I work 5 years from now If i stay on A-shift.

    Yup yup!
     
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    SHEIT. hopefully ill make it then. That day new flywheel, carrier bearings, diff seals, and rear axle seals.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    ah ok well this is new news for me lol
     
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  17. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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  19. Aug 25, 2011 at 1:33 AM
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    Andrew, if they're still up there, wanna go up on the 2nd when you get off shift? I'm busy on the 1st also
     
  20. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    yeah thatd still be fun. Just dont know how long they will be up there for on the second. either way we can go up there and hang out and drive down. should be nice scenery.
     
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