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I am wanting to go up north and run the Schultz  Pass and or Elden Mountain trail in the next month or so. Has anyone been up there lately? If so how have they held up?  I have been reading and researching for a few days but always like to get additional input from people in the know.  My wife likes the area up there so we are doing a few things while visiting over a weekend.
I know I am not supposed to go alone for safety. After my battery died the day after I ran Bulldog Canyon this weekend  I am a little nervous about going alone honestly but will if necessary.  I appreciate any feedback that can be passed along.  

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Not 100% sure, but I believe Schultz pass road is closed until sometime in 2020 due to logging (Tree thinning- 4 forest initiative) No idea on Elden, haven't been up that since the late 70's.  Also, the Aspens will begin to turn in early Oct, great time to go see them in Hart prairie or up in Snow bowl.

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39 minutes ago, Curly said:

Not 100% sure, but I believe Schultz pass road is closed until sometime in 2020 due to logging (Tree thinning- 4 forest initiative) No idea on Elden, haven't been up that since the late 70's.  Also, the Aspens will begin to turn in early Oct, great time to go see them in Hart prairie or up in Snow bowl.

Thanks! Time to call the forest service and check before I go all crazy and make a plan. 😀  I will look into the other two options you mentioned too.

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AZRNintheJeep242 and I ran both the Mount Elden Trail and Schultz Pass Road on our way to Lockett Meadow prior to last year's Cinders gathering.

 

Here's our route:  Map

 

I'd be happy to lead a trip again in the fall, if I can find a free weekend.

 

Who else might be interested?

 

Mike

 

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2 hours ago, Eugene said:

Here's the latest information on the closure from the USFS:

 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD639963

Thanks for the information Mike, that's a bummer that they are both closed. Since I am a newb I like easy trails until I figure out what I am doing.   😀  This is especially true after my misguided adventure in Bulldog Canyon this past weekend.

That said, I would be interested in running up there somewhere at some point with anyone who is available. Mid to late October works for me should this gain any traction. I was also looking at Monument Valley as a destination at some point.

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Are  you looking for weekday trips or weekend only?

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1 hour ago, Curly said:

Are  you looking for weekday trips or weekend only?

Depends on what day of the week.  Thursday or Friday would be doable. 

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If you decide on putting something together again let me know. Had fun the last time.

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