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FALL 2012 TRAIL RUN/CAMPING TRIP

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by TRON_, Sep 7, 2012.

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Which weekend for Trail Run/Camping Trip?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2012.
  1. October 6th - 7th

    35.3%
  2. October 13th - 14th

    5.9%
  3. November 3rd - 4th

    47.1%
  4. November 10th - 11th

    11.8%
  1. Sep 7, 2012 at 1:40 AM
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    TRON_

    TRON_ [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    **Dates are set and there will be 1 TRAIL RUN/DAY TRIP AND 1 TRAIL RUN/CAMPING TRIP: OCTOBER 6TH and NOVEMBER 2ND 3RD & 4TH**

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    NOVEMBER 2nd, 3rd and 4th

    Where: Mt. Lemmon Control Road starting in Oracle, AZ Northeast of Tucson

    What: Trail Run and Camping. Maintained 25 mile dirt road and 2WD friendly without any lift (Seriously, Ive seen cars take this road to the top). Going off the main control road to take on trails such as Rice Peak will require 4WD although some have made it up 2WD locked and lifted with off road tires. There's also the Peppersauce Caves for the spelunking type. Drive time from Oracle to the fire station on top off Catalina Hwy is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours without really stopping anywhere. Mt. Bigelow trail head/campgrounds have plenty of big campgrounds which would be able to accommodate a big group of us.

    Attending:
    1. T4C0CH40S (Camping 2nd)
    2. mh.meier (Camping 2nd)
    3. mbmack1 (Camping 2nd)
    4. snowtank
    5. Signalbobby
    6. YumaTRD
    7. neslerrah (?)
    8. bcm79 (?)
    9. GREEKBOY12295 (possibly)

    *SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE IS FROM DECEMBER 15TH THROUGH MARCH 1ST (So we are good there)*

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    LAST YEARS RUN:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/arizona/173727-backside-mt-lemmon-run-10-1-11-a.html
    PICS
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    Following pics taken by Harrelsen (neslerrah) -Rice Peak Trail
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    OCTOBER 6th @ 1030AM

    Where: Mt. Lemmon Control Road starting in Oracle, AZ

    Attended:
    1. T4C0CH40S (+1)
    2. mh.meier (+2)
    3. Claymore21
    4. boardude
    5. b4iceman
    6. 4x4Taco09

    SUCCESS
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    MAPS
    Rice Peak and Control Road
    Oracle Control Road
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    Rice Peak
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    ...Will be updating as more info becomes available
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Could be in on this. Didn't vote yet cuz I'm open to any of them really.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Same here. That far in advance I can pretty much take any of those days.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    0uTkAsT

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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    I voted Early October just because it sounds the best, but it all depends on if I'm working or not and what my schedule is so I can't say for sure yet.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    Zombie

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    I'm kinda open too, But I got to go through my storage room and see if I still have any camping gear.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Sublime

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    Prob any weekend will work for me.....In Nov the trees should be changing color. Haven't voted yet though.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    YumaTRD

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  8. Sep 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    TRON_

    TRON_ [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    Cool well I did pick the first weekend in october since its before glamis and i could benefit from a camping trip beforehand to remind myself of what camping equipment is needed for a 2 night trip in glamis. but then again november would be nice too when the trees are changing and itll be a bit cooler...maybe ill change the poll to just 2 options being october or november.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    Claymore21

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    I'd be up for a trail run and camping! When does the gate close on the back side of Mt Lemon?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    TRON_

    TRON_ [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    im not sure when its closed but same time last year it was open, i would say they close it in december or if theres severe weather
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    I voted! Any ideas on where we can do this? In the Tucson area or Phoenix area? I am down for anything... Just need two weeks notice so I can take the time off from work.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    I was thinkin mt lemmon again, its close for us and not too far for phx guys. I really just wanna camp and they have great spots up on mt bigelow that will fit a bunch of trucks and people all at once
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    I think mt lemmon is probably the best choice. That's my vote anyway.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    I want to camp, but I ain't got a truck. Maybe if Chas gets to go I can ride with him...
     
  15. Sep 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    If It's mt lemmon I am down! Or anywhere close anyway. I have too many lake trips lined up between now and then and they are all pretty far.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    October would be best for me. Not sure what weekend SEMA is going to fall on though yet... so that's really my main limiting factor
     
  17. Sep 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Your going to SEMA? Ass...
     
  18. Sep 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    I haven't been to Mt. Lemmon in probably 10 years or more, so I'd be down for that, as long as there's a way in from the North side. The route Google is telling me to take goes all the way through Tucson and then back North again and would take three and a half hours to do :confused: I know that's not the only way right?
     
  19. Sep 8, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    That's not the only way. If you follow the link that Tacochaos posted in his 1st post from last years run it shows the back way which goes through Oracle, which is on the north side of Mt. Lemmon.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Though it's probably still faster to go up the paved side...
     
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