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Tucson FR 143 report...

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by extremachn1, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    extremachn1

    extremachn1 [OP] I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    So I got off work early today and decided to take a run out to 4 peaks south of Tucson on FR 143 that I had seen on google earth.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou...21652&sspn=0.067594,0.151062&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13

    It was a fun road. Most of the road can be done in 2wd (a locker would help) but was much more fun in 4wd. There were a few very loose steep area, beautiful scenery. There are a ton of off shoots that look very harsh. I wanted to run a few of them but i didnt have any self recovery gear or anyone in case I broke. There were a few spots along a cliff edge that my rear tire was pushing debris over the side of the cliff. There is on spot I wasnt paying attention and did a little damage to my truck. Nothing major, you will see in the pics.

    I think for the Tucson crowd this could be a good exploring place because there are TONS of random turn offs that appear to get very very technical.
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    extremachn1 [OP] I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    Here are some pics from my wheeling. Alot of fun
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  3. May 21, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    awesome pictures. How you liking Arizona so far?
     
  4. May 21, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    extremachn1 [OP] I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    I am really liking it. I dont mind the heat (actually kinda like it) and I grey up in San Diego being a desert rat so I really do feel at home here. I am seriously considering buying a place down here since I am here so much, especially considering how cheap houses are right now.
     
  5. May 21, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Nice man. Where do you stay when you're in town? Friend? Family?
     
  6. May 21, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    extremachn1 [OP] I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    I am a hotel junkie when I am in town right now. I work for Raytheon so me being here I am on "travel" so they pay for it. If I move down here it will be on me though. I normally stay in the north end of town. Marana, Oro valley area. I like it up this way.
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Great pics sir!

    As far as the heat goes :) just wait about a month!
    Thanks for the pics looks like a good trail to take.
     
  8. May 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    extremachn1 [OP] I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    Trust me, I am used to the heat. I spend alot of time working in the desert of Yuma and nothing Arizona can throw at me beats 135+ in full body armor of Iraq and the humidity of Afghanistan.

    Thanks, I am looking forward to exploring more of the trails and roads off FR 143 but need a second person on some of the more extreme trails in case something goes wrong.
     
  9. May 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Yes indeed we only have hit 122 so fully loaded at 135 is way too hot for me!!!!!!!
    :tumbleweed:
     
  10. May 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    next time you go post in the az section a couple days ahead of time and m most likely there!
     
  11. May 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    I will definatly post up. There are a lot of side roads I want to explore. I probably wont post up any more potential wheeling until after I get back from Yuma. But after that its on. I have guy from work with a mild jeep that wants to hit the trails too.
     
  12. May 25, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    I'm off the next 4 days if you have some time and wanna explore man. I head down to Tucson quite a bit anyway.
     
  13. May 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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  14. May 28, 2011 at 1:51 AM
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Great pics! :thumbsup:
     
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