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Coke Ovens closed, where to next?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by extremachn1, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 4:17 AM
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    Hey guys,
    I will be home in early June and was about to post up about going to the Coke ovens but a search in the interwebz revealed that its on private land and the owner REALLY wants people to stay out due to damage, theft, and vandalism.
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/3823-Coke-Ovens-Request-from-the-land-owner

    So that being said, where are we going next? Crown king and the north is burning, Coke ovens are closed, been there done that in Tucson, so whats next?

    I am looking at getting together for a south/south east wheeling. Nothing against you north and west guys but its a LONG haul already coming from Tucson.

    I am looking for something not stock or pre-runner friendly. Sorry guys, I bought a 4x4 and modded it for a reason.

    Suggestions? Where should we go?
     
  2. May 26, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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    So here are some areas I found, anyone have experience with them and how hard are they?
    Hackberry creek
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=XFT002-049

    Telegraph Canyon
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=BGS114-120

    Ajax?Woodpecker mine
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=XFT002-051
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=XFT007-027

    Charouleau Gap


    And I will be hitting Rail-x just for shits and giggles. Not much of a 4x4 trail I hear but I want to do it just to do it.
     
  3. May 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Coke Ovens has been closed for awhile. Hackberry Creek is a great trail, a little more intense than bulldog and body damage of some kind is probable.

    Ajax is fun as well, also pretty hairy in spots

    Charleau Gap doesnt really exist anymore, in 2009 the USFS took an oversized jack hammer to much of the base rock destroying the 3 best obstacles along the trail to create a safer route for wildfire crews to access the backside of the Catalinas, ive heard its a cake walk now.
     
  4. May 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Elvis to Martinez canyon was a good one run.
    If you want more rocks, Ajax and Woodpecker are both awesome trails but would probably be a little tight for your trail limo.

    Here is me on Ajax..
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  5. May 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    My truck is already crying looking at those pics and hearing "body damage probable". I'll just ride with you lol
     
  6. May 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    You've got a shorter wheel base though???

    Still diff trails and might as well "expect" some damage! LOL
     
  7. May 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    Yeah, I've done some pretty crazy stuff with this truck but my open diff equipped daily driver that gets my ass to work every day cringes any time "damage" is mentioned.
     
  8. May 28, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    I'm with you on that. I mean there is plenty of hard trails that don't require body damage. I mean, my truck is no street queen, but I don't feel its necessary to damage it just so I can say I did "X" trail.
     
  9. May 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    I hear that.....especially when u still have payments!
     
  10. May 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Yea there is that "small" factor too lol!
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 4:40 AM
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    PUSSIES. LoL I am up for a little trail damage if it happens. I don't go looking for it but its part of wheeling. I am open diff but I have the yellow wire mod (poor mans a-trac) and should hopefully have my winch on by then.

    I am willing to give Ajax and Woodpecker a try.
     
  12. May 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    You will get damage with open diff's :eek: but you've got balls....I'll give you that!
     
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    He's at least got an LSD, it helps some, so will the yellow wire mod. I've got nothing, not even a LSD lol.
     
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    The yellow wire mod is to keep TRAC on in 4 low and has helped me get up things that I would need a locker otherwise. It only works on TRD Sport 09 and newer. Its basically poor mans ATRAC although not as smooth.
     
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    That just means Chas has to get some tire spin to get going over some obstacles.
     
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    Yellow wire mod works on my truck...
     
  17. May 30, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Is that a question or a statement?
     
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    That must be lower Ajax. Our trucks won't make upper Ajax, but could get through upper Woodpecker taking the easy lines.
     
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    Chas doesn't care what he has to do, he will get his truck through the trail. Which is why he is so armored. Once we get his winch installed, he will be pretty much unstoppable, until he breaks something(which we all know, is going to happen).
     
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