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Back Way to Crown King - Memoria 05-24-2014

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This event is cross-posted from our sister club 4x4 Ham.


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Meet up New River Rd and Carefree Highway (West of the I-17)

Time: 9:00am

Simplex: 147.520

Repeater: Shaw Butte 147.24 + offset pl 162.2


Most obstacles may be bypassed. Lockers are recommended for some obstacles.

I ran this trail recently and it has thankfully gotten worse in some areas compared to last year. This is one of the few trails in AZ that offers challenges for both the seasoned off roader and those who are eager to learn. All are welcome. Hope to see you there.



Description below is from Backcountry Adventures Arizona


Start Point - Castle Hot Springs Road near Lake Pleasant GPS: N33'56.17" W112'19.43"

Finish Point - Central #24: Senator Highway, 1.6miles from Crown King GPS: N34'10.96" W112'21.22"

Total Mileage - 24.1 miles

Driving Time - 5 hours +

Elevation Range - 2,300 - 6,600 feet

Difficulty Rating - 6

Scenic Rating - 9


Attractions: Rough, Challenging and long 4WD trail through the Bradshaw Mountains. Remains of the Oro Bella Mine. Historic Fort Misery.




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