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July 9th: Hull Cabin, Coconino Rim Trail, Gray Mountain Road

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by 08pretaco, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. 08pretaco

    08pretaco [OP] Almost there

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    I got the day off and was thinking of heading north towards Flag. Found a few fun looking trails. All trails are just north of Flag about 50 miles or so.

    Hull Cabin: 13.7 Miles, 1 Hour, rating of 2

    Coconino Rim: 21 Miles, 2.5 Hours, rating of 3

    Gray Mountain: 22.2 Miles, 2.25 Hours, rating of 2

    I was thinking of heading up to Arizona 64 then starting out on Hull Cabin and head East. The end of Hull Cabin actually ends on the Coconino Rim Trail, about 1 mile into it. Then taking Coconino West which also happens to end about 1 mile into Gray Mountain Road. Gay Mountain Road to the 89 then head back home.

    Discuss if you might like to come along or just some general BS :)

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  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    The Coconino rim trail is a fun one!
     
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    Any more detail other than its fun Chris?

    I thought this would be a fun little outting because all the trails tie into each other and I have a book with 157 trails and I want to do a huge majority of them, so I am getting started lol
     
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    Only advice I would have is, Stay on the marked trails. I took an off shoot, and got stuck :eek:
     
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    LMAO thanks Chris, I love to check out all the little area's so I might have to resist...or make sure theres a 4wd along for the ride!
     
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    I was in a 4x4 :anonymous:
     
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    WOW! that makes this all the better!

    How did you manage to do that? Muddy, icy...?
     
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    Yeah, There was snow up there, and I dont know what the fuck to do in it, so I got stuck. Wasnt bad really. I locked the rear, and jacked up one side, and shoved some tree branches under the tires, and I got out.
     
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    Thats awesome! Recovery items to the rescue!
     
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    Wasnt my first BBQ. :p
     
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    Did you have Julie make you a sandwhich while you got everything taken care of?
     
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    I was by myself on that run. But I did have plenty of food and water in the tool box. I always make sure to have at least a days worth of rations when I go out.
     
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    When I got stuck up on the rim (once again, in snow, and stuck GOOD), I had Julie with me, and it began to snow HARD. When I got out to asses the situation, she locked me out of the truck
     
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    Ya its always a good idea. Well im pretty excited, sounds like it should be a fun little trail.

    I think on the 23rd I will head back up to Flag and check out another grouping of trails: O'leary peak trail, O'leary basin trail, Cinder Hills loop, schultz pass, and feidlein prairie trail. That should soak up another wondeful Saturday!
     
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    Sounds like you deseved it haha!
     
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    :mad:



    :p
     
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    So you got stuck both times because you diverted from the trail in bad weather conditions correct? You did not get stuck on the trail.
     
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    Correct. The time with Julie was a very stupid stuck. Large snow mound, I I figured I could blow over it.
     
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    haha ok you had me worried that I should be looking for other trails. IS the trail easy to navigate to stay on track?
     
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    If I wasnt packing to move next weekend, I would go on this for sure. I need to see some trees real soon before I lose it
     
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