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#331418 - 20/05/08 01:23 PM June Xcursion - Discussion
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The website says June 21st @ New River Canyon (Eastside of the 17 from Table Mesa).

I just wanted to get some discussion going as to what what the majority want to run. I am definately cool with hitting that trail [ThumbsUp] (never done it) or something else.

I have been looking around on maps and the internet at Red Creek/Sheeps Bridge/East Verde River area. I'm thinkin' that would be cooler and we could play in the water or possibly camp. I have wanted to run around the East Verde River for a while, accorrding to PHXX it is pretty fun and very scenic.

Let's get some chatter going on June's outing.

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#331419 - 20/05/08 01:28 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Is it diff frendly [Uh Oh !]

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#331420 - 20/05/08 01:32 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Quote:
Originally posted by first class X:
Is it diff frendly [Uh Oh !]
Looks like it. But then again, the streets of Scottsdale weren't so friendly to ya. :p

Some info on Sheeps Bridge
http://www.myjeeprocks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9018
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1944

New River Canyon
http://www.yotatech.com/f100/new-river-c...54-pics-109830/
http://www.blue-fish.biz/page_FR41_New_River_Canyon.htm

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#331421 - 20/05/08 01:58 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Actually it appears that we could run New River to Seven Springs to Sheep Bridge, unless I am looking at things wrong. confused

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#331422 - 20/05/08 02:39 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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New River Canyon is supposedly v.tame / not much of a challenge. So should be Diff friendly from what I hear - although if I tag along I'll be sporting a 20 year old Toyota rear diff which seems to be holding up fine! wink That is if you don't mind the old Yota tagging along on this one?

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#331423 - 20/05/08 02:51 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Yep you can run it that way. You could also run Seven Springs to Bloody Basin to Dugas Orme and access the Verde there near Fossil Creek, but that would be a long trip.

If you're asking about Red Creek, we ran it at the end of April and it really was a nice trail. Still plenty green. We camped at the beginning, but you could camp at the end- right on the river. The water was still a little chilly with a breeze blowing, but well worth it in the middle of the day. I'd compare the trail to Sunflower without elevation change. More of a flat creek drive onto dirt trails back into creek, etc. Not too much travel but we did see a couple trucks on the way out.



More on Red Creek April 26-27 2008 trip

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#331424 - 20/05/08 03:01 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Sweet! Thanks for the info Skatchkins. cool

Of course you can bring that 'ol Toy along, Rog. [ThumbsUp]

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#331425 - 20/05/08 05:17 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Daughters birthday is 16th - depends on when wife is planning to hold the birthday celebration. 5 years old - crazy. Just after she was born I got my 2000 Xterra.

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#331426 - 20/05/08 05:23 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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If you are running FR41 to go from Table Mesa Rd (east side of I-17) to FR24 which takes you to Seven Springs, you'll need a state land permit.

You won't need a permit to run FR24 from Cave Creek, through Seven Springs to Sheeps Bridge. After hanging out at Sheeps Bridge, you can take Bloody Basin Road (FR269) back to I-17.

This run is very easy. That being said, it is quite scenic.

There are a some of trails off of Bloody Basin Road that are more challenging.

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#331427 - 20/05/08 06:04 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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hello ted you up and running yet.good to see on the board.
Onix

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#331428 - 20/05/08 08:29 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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There are still some big parts of that area are still under restriction from the Cave Creek Complex fire in 05. Just a heads up.

Tonto national forest page
Closed areas

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#331429 - 20/05/08 09:26 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Yeah, there are a lot of closed trails off of FR24.

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#331430 - 20/05/08 09:27 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Originally posted by first class X:
hello ted you up and running yet.good to see on the board.
Onix
The truck should be done by the 28th. I can hardly wait! The rental has been OK, but I miss my X.

Is your diff fixed yet?

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#331431 - 26/05/08 12:18 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Yesterday my wife and I went to sheep bridge by way of Table Mesa Rd. to test my new tires out.

I'm not sure what you guys call technical or difficult but for this noob it was probably the most technical stretch of road I and the xterra have ever done, up until you reach NF-24 its slow as you go.

I probably shouldn't have gone out alone, but it just so happens a really cool guy in a beater Yota was heading thru ahead of me, and he knew the trail well. He waited a few times to spot me at some tough spots such as where the road washed out a few days ago at the river.

Some of your trucks will probably take it like a cakewalk but for my stock xterra(except the new tires and my custom sliders) it was a bit of a challenge.

I will have pics in the pictures section as soon as I get access to my website back. For some reason everyone in the world but me can access my website.

We started at 11:30am with a full tank of gas, came back home via Bloody Basin Rd. which is very easy driving and made it back home by 9:30pm with just under half a tank of gas.

I am going to be buying some lights soon, driving at night with only the headlights was kind of a drag.
I would also feel better if I had a lift and some under armour protecting my vitals.

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#331432 - 26/05/08 08:50 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Well the Yota is out for this one - My kids birthday on 16th and the Party is on 21st frown

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#331433 - 27/05/08 07:26 AM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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I am definately up for this run once you decide which way you all want to go, I do have some limitations as to how early and late I can be out.
So it might turn out I have to catch up with you as I cant leave the house before 7am and I have to get back by 9:30pm. I know the way I went will take everyone some time to get through. I am not sure about any of the other availiable routes.

Here are my images of my trip to the bridge on Sunday.
http://www.xterraownersclub.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=003182

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#331434 - 29/05/08 12:35 AM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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I was over in that area a few days ago. I was messing around with my friend and headed over towards sheep's bridge but decided against it. The river was really high from the rain and we only had one vehicle. So i would love to make it all the way there.

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#331435 - 29/05/08 05:48 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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I'm also up to going anywhere. I'm taking my son to Texas to stay with his dad, so it will just be me for the next couple of runs this summer. See ya'll at the meeting.

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#331436 - 29/05/08 06:30 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Quote:
Originally posted by SoldierX:
I'm also up to going anywhere. I'm taking my son to Texas to stay with his dad, so it will just be me for the next couple of runs this summer. See ya'll at the meeting.
If you get to where you need some kids running around you, drop by. We'd be glad to have ya. laugh

Man I can't imagine being away from my kids that long, but funny enough they were gone for a Month to Texas. They change so much when you don't see them.

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#331437 - 29/05/08 08:55 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Originally posted by SoldierX:
I'm also up to going anywhere. I'm taking my son to Texas to stay with his dad, so it will just be me for the next couple of runs this summer. See ya'll at the meeting.
You can take one of mine. I won't miss just one. LOL!!

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#331438 - 29/05/08 11:10 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Hmm, tempting guys.....uh....no thanks. I guess I'll just have to fill my free time with something else, like......adopting a male pet. Volunteers?...Anyone?... Bueller....Bueller? :rolleyes:


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#331439 - 29/05/08 11:21 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Quote:
Originally posted by SoldierX:
[b]I'm also up to going anywhere. I'm taking my son to Texas to stay with his dad, so it will just be me for the next couple of runs this summer. See ya'll at the meeting.
You can take one of mine. I won't miss just one. LOL!![/b]
I am a giver. [Spit]

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#331440 - 07/06/08 12:27 AM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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So, it has been decided. We will be going to Sheep's Bridge via Table Mesa Road (FR41) east to FR24. Please remember your state land permit, as this is necessary for FR41.

FR41 is not too bad. There are a few washes to cross which may be easy or difficult depending on recent weather. Once on FR24, it is very easy to get to the bridge.

I have never crossed the river near Sheep's Bridge, and I am not sure if I will on this trip, but I'll definitely go to the bridge.

I plan on returning to Phoenix via Bloody Basin Road to I-17 South.

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#331441 - 09/06/08 08:15 AM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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Do we have a tentative date for this?

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#331442 - 09/06/08 04:25 PM Re: June Xcursion - Discussion
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No tentative date...but a firm date of June 21st. Probably meet at 8:00am at the Chevron at I-17/Carefree.

I would rate this trail as a 2. A stock vehicle with 4wd and some driver knowledge should be able to make it without issue.

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