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Sunday 10/27/19 - Prescott/Hyde Mountain Dual "Overland" Loop

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Sun, Oct 27, 2019: Prescott NF/Hyde Creek "Overland Loop", 4x4 Easy

 

Take in a wide range of views on this 140mi "overland" loop. We'll enjoy the cool pines in Prescott, multi-creek crossings around Hyde Mountain, Wild Horse Basin north of Bagdad, ending outside of the White Spar campground just south of Prescott. My hope is for some fall color up in the forests.

 

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TRIP INFO:

Meeting Location: Chevron 4155 Outer Loop Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305 (map)

The meeting location has fuel, food, snacks, and some "souvenirs".

 

Timing: 8:30am meet up. Depart at 9:00am.

 

 

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.

My stock JL Rubicon kissed the rock rails once or twice. There are some minor creek crossing areas that are a little rocky.

 

Trail Description:

Dirt roads/trail - 50% / Pavement - 50%

This trail consists of 2 loops. The greater Prescott NF loop, and a side loop we'll take around Hyde Mountain. GPX file is attached.

About 70% of the ride is 2WD.

 

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We'll begin on a smooth dirt road and veer off to run a loop around Hyde Mountain. This is the "rough" section of trail with several creek crossings. There are several fantastic camping sites along this loop, many right along the banks of the creek. After taking the side loop, we'll get back onto the main loop westbound to Bagdad. This will take us right along the edge of Wild Horse Basin and some pretty incredible mesas. Once we reach Bagdad, we'll air up, gas up (if needed), and take the always scenic 89A into south Prescott where we'll end up at the White Spar campground parking lot for our farewells.

 

Approx. Itinerary: This is an ALL DAY trip. All times are wild guesses.

 

  • 8:30am - Meet Up (map)
  • 9:00am - Depart
  • 9:30am - Dirt Road / Air Down
  • 10:00am - Hyde Mountain side loop
  • 11/Noonish - Break for Lunch
  • 2/3ish - Bagdad (there is a gas station here in town) and link up with Route 89a
  • 4/5ish - End (just south of Prescott - map)

 

We'll take breaks along the way to take in the sights!

 

If you're interested in staying at the White Spar campground, information can be found here.

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Dress in for the weather (layers) - We'll be at 6,000ft for the majority of the trip, but will decent down to a warmer 2,000ft for a time.
  • Bring a chair!
  • Bring a lunch and plenty of water
  • Bring a camera!
  • Spare fuel - due to length of trip, spare fuel may be advisable depending on how thirsty your rig is. We will have the opportunity to grab fuel at the 1/2way point in Bagdad.
  • Emergency suppliers / Med kit

 

 

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:

Vehicle Minimums:

  • All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance)
  • Have functional seat-belts for each occupant
  • Must have suitable recovery points front and rear
  • Each vehicle must have a CB Radio or a Ham Radio in good working order
  • High-clearance 4x4's with low-range
  • 30"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires
 
 
Vehicle Recommendations:
Skid plates on important areas such as transfer-case & gas-tank, rock-rails, aftermarket differential covers, high-clearance metal bumpers, trimmed wheel wells, low axle gearing, upgraded axle shafts, 4:1 transfer case, 33"+ tires, custom roll-cage.
 
 
COMMS:
CB Channel: 4
Ham Frequency: 146.46 MHz

 

 

 

SIGN UPS:

Rig Limit This trip is limited to 8 total rigs. Once the limit is reached, anyone asking to sign-up will be placed on the standby list. Please don't hesitate to sign-up as a standby because people often do drop-out so you may get to still go.

 

Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and I'll put you on the roster!

 

Attending:

 

  1. 4x4tographer (Ryan) - lead
  2. AZRNintheJeep242
  3. ob1jeeper & ladybug
  4. CAVU2
  5. theksmith
  6. SlyDawg
  7. Johnpa
  8. Mynr1

 

 

On Stand-by

 

  1. KC4x4
  2.  
  3.  

 

Prescott-Hyde Mountain Loop.gpx Prescott-Hyde Mountain Loop.kml

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Count us in please  (ob1jeeper & ladybug)... ;)

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I’d like to go 

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me too please!

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Posted (edited)

Add me please.

Edit: I can't open the file. .xml file doesn't seem to work in Google earth or Base camp. What program did you create that file with?

 

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Ooooooooh! Excited to see some interest in this one! Is it the 27th yet?

 

excited matthew perry GIF

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50 minutes ago, Curly said:

Add me please.

Edit: I can't open the file. .xml file doesn't seem to work in Google earth or Base camp. What program did you create that file with?

 

 

try renaming it with just a .gpx extension instead of .gpx.xml

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14 minutes ago, theksmith said:

 

try renaming it with just a .gpx extension instead of .gpx.xml


^this. Sorry! That’s how Gaia’s web app spits them out. Next time I’m on my desktop I’ll replace the file.

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23 minutes ago, theksmith said:

 

try renaming it with just a .gpx extension instead of .gpx.xml

Tried, I can rename it, but it remains a .xml file.  Maybe I should stick to fuel injection. :)

 

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