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Crapshoot Trail at Table Mesa 12/21/2019 - Winter Solstice run

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Crapshoot Trail at Table Mesa 12/21/2019 - Winter Solstice run
 
 
Description: 

 

Crapshoot is a 7.5 mile trail with a moderate section and a difficult no-bypass obstacle. This is Trail #40 in the Funtreks book: https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails/crapshoot/
 
. The trail (west to east) starts from the intersection of BLM 9952 and Table Mesa Rd (9997). It runs generally south until it intersects BLM 9954 where we will turn left and begin our trek northeast back to Table Mesa Rd.

 

The moderate obstacle, moderate section and difficult obstacle are on BLM 9952.

 

- The first moderate obstacle is a short limestone, soft-surface, steep climb with no bypass.

 

- The moderate section is a long, loose-rock, shelf road climb that peaks on a hard-right, blind turn to a steep, long, loose rock descent.

 

- The difficult obstacle is a long section of loose rock, steep decent with a no-bypass ledge drop off. Trail leaders can offer line advice and spotting assistance.

 

We will be stopping at both obstacles to allow drivers not familiar with this trail to view and decide their preferred lines, get advice, and arrange spotting as desired.

 

 

Requirements:

 

- Driver experience with moderate to difficult trails

 

- 4x4 with low range, aggressive MT or AT tires (32"+), skid plates, and recovery points front & rear

 

- Rig must be road-legal with all necessary safety equipment, current registration & insurance, etc.
 
- CB or ham radio

 

 

Recommendations:

 

- Lift with good flex (2"+)

 

- Over-sized tires (33"+)

 

 
- we will take a break for lunch on the trail, so pack a lunch and chairs

 

- Bring adequate water and snacks for you and your passengers.  

 

 

Itinerary:

 

- Meeting location: east side of McDonalds on northeast corner of I-17 and Carefree Highway (next to Albertsons)

 

- Meeting time:  9:00 AM (depart no later than 9:30 AM)
 

 

Additional Info:

 

- CB channel 4

 

- HAM frequency 146.460

 

- This run should take 4-5 hours.

 

- This run is limited to 5 rigs.
 
 

Sign-Up:

 

Trip Leader:
- gearhead

 

Attending:
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StandBy: 
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GPS track and table mesa map:
 
 

Table-Mesa-Route-Map.pdf
 

Edited by gearhead
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Put me up!

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We've never run this trail, so I wish we could go. But we've got a tupperware party that night, so can't make it. Thanks for leading a trail gear!!!

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Ran into some mechanical issues, won't be able to make it tomorrow.

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