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Black Canyon City Overlook - Night Run - 2020 09 25 (Moderate)

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Trail/Area:  Black Canyon City Overlook - Night Run 

 

 

Description: 

 

Black Canyon City Overlook is a 15 mile in/out moderate trail.  It is Trail #37 in the Funtreks book: https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails/black-canyon-city-overlook/   The trail follows Moore Gulch, then climbs along a high scenic ridge to a remote overlook of Black Canyon City which provides great panoramic views.   Deviating from the Funtreks route, we will start from the south off the Table Mesa road exit (apparently the routes near the gas pipeline now have access limited due to vandalism). The narrow and winding trail is generally easy with a few moderate spots.  Don't hesitate to ask for a spot if unsure.  

 

 

Requirements:

 

- Driver experience with moderate 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

 

- Flashlight with backup light source

 

- Social distancing (COVID - 19)

 

 

Recommendations:

 

- Lift (2"+)

 

- Over-sized tires (33"+)

 

- Bring water and snacks for you and your passengers

 

 

Itinerary:

 

- Meeting location: east side of the Table Mesa exit off I-17  (map here)

 

- Meeting time:  Friday 2020 09 25 at 5:45 PM (depart no later than 6:00 PM) 

 

 

Additional Info:

 

- CB channel 4 / Ham frequency 146.460

 

- This run should take 4-5 hours

 

- This run is limited to 5 rigs total (including trip leader)

 

 

Sign-Up:

 

Attending:

1.  gearhead (trip leader)

2.  theksmith

3. CAVU2

4. K2man56

5.  ScottL

 

 

 

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sign me up please! ...i'll try not to drive into a hole this time!

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Me too

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UGGGGGGH - I wish I could go on this one. I'll be back in Ohio for my sister's wedding. Have fun guys!

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I cannot make it due to that date being my wife's birthday. However Funtreks has updated that trail in their new book (3rd edition). It now starts from the staging area in the Table Mesa area (Little Pan) avoiding the gas pipeline route.

 

/Woody

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I saw that, I was just concerned since it still crosses the pipeline.  We can decide Friday, the meetup spot and time are unchanged.....thanks!

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We are going to try and make it. We have wanting to do a night run...Interested Spock GIF by Star Trek

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add @scottL too please (he's having issues using the site on his phone)

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Can’t make it after all.. 101 on ramps r all closed off and I did not plan for enough time driving surface streets to carefree.

Y’all have fun.

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Pics from last nite. Thanks Mike!  

 

 

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