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1/23/2021: Mammoth, AZ Weekend Expedition (Photos)

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Thanks for the pics :)

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Great pictures you guys!

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Day 1 Fun | Tucson Wash

 

Hanging out at the train bridge trestle: @johnpa @4x4tographer @gearhead @Trail Toy @shellback91 @theksmith

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@johnpa looking imposing in his new rig (so shiny!)

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 Group shot from a pretty tight slot canyon: @shellback91 @Trail Toy @theksmith

This was shot with a 16mm lens, which is pretty wide and really doesn't do the canyon justice.

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KSmith acting like a mountain goat

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The view from the peak of a nearby unnamed butte at 3,790 ft.

In the distance is Table Mountain, Martinez Mountain, and the Holy Joe Rim Trail that we ran later on Sunday.

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Another view from the butte looking South.

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John pushing through an interesting "squeeze and ledge" in the Tar Wash Canyon on our way out off the Tucson Wash Trail.

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Day 2 | Things got interesting: Holy Joe Rim Trail & Smelter Wash

 

The mountains were shrouded in cloud, rain, and sleet. This view of of Table Mountain, of which the top is completely hidden.

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The squad lined up @theksmith @shellback91 @4x4tographer

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@johnpa & Gunny tail gunned for us both days, making sure nobody screwed up and drove off a cliff

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TheKSmith waiting for us to finish taking pictures

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This shot is looking off towards the towering skyline of Mammoth, AZ

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Note the clouds mowwing down on some mountains to the left.

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John, still looking (mostly) shiny.

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Eventually the weather started to build up and the rain became pretty continuous. The trail got pretty sloppy in a few places with a lot of steep descents/ascents into gullies.

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John, looking (sorta) muddy.

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@shellback91 lined up below a strange cinderblock cabin on one of the peaks.

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Later on, we gassed up and hit the Smelter Wash Trail, which has several pretty interesting tunnels which made for some great photos

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By the end of Smelter Wash, the rain turned to sleet. The sleet turned to snow.

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When we were airing up, the temps had dropped to the mid-30's and we had some decent snowflakes!

 

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Awesome pics as usual  @4x4tographer ! Airing up was definitely a chilly adventure. 😂 🥶

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great photos everyone! 

 

here's a few i snapped...

 

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1 hour ago, theksmith said:

great photos everyone! 

 

here's a few i snapped...

 

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Great pics, especially them "sexy flexy" ones! 😀

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Awesome pictures you guys, looks like a fun trip! I wonder what that cinder-block building out in the middle of nowhere was for? How was camping - were you able to have a fire, stay dry? 

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2 hours ago, dzJeepChic said:

Awesome pictures you guys, looks like a fun trip! I wonder what that cinder-block building out in the middle of nowhere was for? How was camping - were you able to have a fire, stay dry? 

Kris ventured up there and said it was just a building with half a roof which we all found strange. Camping was great, @theksmith found us a perfect spot on the Putnam Wash Trail. We had a good fire and stayed dry. It only sprinkled a little overnight which beat having a downpour of course.  @johnpa said he heard someone or something messing around with the abandoned cabins aluminum siding in the middle of the night which was kinda creepy. 😱  But then again when you are sleeping in a tent a 10 pound critter can sound like Sasquatch. 🤣

 

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Cool pics, but some are apparently HUGE...   Haven't been able to get Ryan's to load yet...  

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