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Wheeling and Hiking next weekend.

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by extremachn1, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. extremachn1

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

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    All,
    I want to do a wheel & hike day next weekend. Either on Saturday the 23rd or Sunday the 24th. I dont really know many areas outside of Tucson to do this.

    What I was thinking was a fairly early morning meet somewhere to do some wheeling up to a spot and then dismount for a hike. Either up to a water spot or just a hike to where ever. Then return to the vehicles and some wheeling out. So pretty much a full days fun.

    Anyone else know any places and want to go and do it. Yes I know the temps will be 105-110 but I am fine with that. So lets do it!!!
     
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    It would be great also to find a spot with a hike that included a lake!
     
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    Yea, it really would.
     
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    Zombie I miss my Taco

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    Is this still on?
     
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    I really dont know a place to go but I am willing to be adventurous and explore anytime.
     
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    I still need to buy that damned book so I can read through it and find some trails to hit. That spot Scott and Eric took us at the lake was cool but I'm always down for exploring new places.
     
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    That's three of us. Anyone else who knows the area?
     
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    I have the "Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4 Wheel Drive Trails" book that has some pretty cool roads in it.

    There is some cool stuff around the Flourance area that I am interested in. A lot of old mine trails that are considered "Moderate" and "Difficult."

    MATINEZ CANYON LOOP
    JACK HANDLE
    MARTINEZ CABIN

    COKE OVENS.. This one looks very intereesting and is 90% a moderate trail with a small bit that is considered difficult. Looks like really cool old coke ovens and left over buildings. Its a 6-7 hour trip round trip start to finish. according to the book.

    Walnut Canyon.. ANother moderate trail with AWESOME views. 20 miles, 5-6 hours.


    There is some shorter, some longer and also quite a few in the Saguaro Lake area we went a few weeks ago.
    RENO PASS (difficult)
    SUNFLOWER MINE (Moderate/Difficult)
    FOUR PEAKS (EASY) but beautiful vistas.
    TELEGRAPH LINE ROAD (DIFFICULT)
    APACHE TRAIL (VERY EASY/EASY) but REALLY COOL views


    I dont know how much of the first group is burned up from that fire if it was in that area. Look up some of those trails and lets hit one. I am thinking something in the moderate (maybe some difficult) for a first time run unless someone has been to one of these areas before and knows more about it.
     
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    There is also a few areas around the Tucson area thatI know of and in the book I have as well.
     
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    Im down, but since I'm still a noob I don't want to jump into a difficult trail.
     
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    Post on azt4wd.com we have a few Tucson guys that know some great spots. If you arent a member make and intro an I'll aprrove you tomorrow
     
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    look at the bold^^

    that trail i would suggest not doing unless you have sliders, front and rear bumper, and a lift. josh would be maybe okay because of his short wheel base, but you chas, your steps would go bye bye :eek:
     
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    REALLY. That trail must have gotten worse since that book was published since most of it is considered moderate. Would still be interesting to see (eventually).

    I plan on replacing my steps with full on sliders here soon. As well as an armored rear bumper with tire carrier. I jsut got my skid plates in so those are going on. I am working on turning my truck into an expidition type vehicle so..
     
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    Any other trials that are good for fairly stock vehicles?
     
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    Some of yhe trails they consider moderate are far off
     
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    Far off as in distance or as in far from moderate?
     
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    I am going to guess far off of moderate, as in much harder. But only one way to find out and thats try them!!! LoL
     
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    Moderate as in difficulty, if I understand correctly. I still want that damn book! GAH!
     
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    If you do the offroad trip next weekend I will bring it for you to check out.
     
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