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12/05: Walnut Canyon With Gila Crossing Option - 4x4 Moderate

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  • TRIP INFO:

Walnut Canyon is both scenic and a chance to wheel down to the Gila River.  This is Fun Trek's 2nd edition run #58 page 140, 3rd Edition its #54 page 136. . The plan is to run the first half of the Fun Trek to waypoint #7 area for lunch.  If the Gila river is low we may at the group leaders  discretion ford the Gila and egress southwest to Florence out of the mountains and over the open desert.  If the Gila doesn't look like a safe fording, we will continue the run northward and egress where we started, about 9.5 miles south of Superior on Battle Axe Rd. Since there are 2 outcomes, I am posting this run as EXPLORATORY.

 

Meeting Location: 

Intersection of Battle Ax Road and AZ177 9.5 miles south of Superior.

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Timing: 8:30am meet up

Air down and depart NLT 9:00am.

Duration is approximately 6 hours

 

Trail Difficulty: This trial is a solid Moderate 

This trail "changes" all of the time depending upon wear/weather. 

Extensive trail information/description and map track downloads can be found here: https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails/walnut-canyon/

STATE LAND TRUST PERMIT REQUIRED. Get yours here.

 

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Dress for the weather (layers).
  • Bring a chair, lunch and plenty of water
  • Bring a camera!
  • Recovery gear/traction aid
  • Emergency supplies / Med kit
  • Bring a positive attitude!

 

 

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 GMRS or Ham Radio in good working order
  • High-clearance 4x4's with low-range
  • 33"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires
 
Vehicle Recommendations:
Skid plates on important areas such as transfer-case & gas-tank, sliders/rock-rails, aftermarket differential covers, high-clearance metal bumpers, low axle gearing, 33"+ tires.
 
COMMS:
GMRS: 20
Ham Frequency: 462.6750 MHz
 

SIGN UPS:

Rig Limit This trip is limited to 6 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.  @CAVU2 (Co-Lead)
  2.  @SonoranWanderer (Co-Lead)
  3.  @Ken Ford 

       4.   @LaZorraRoja

       5.  @Franko

       6.  

 

 

Tentative

     1.  @mbuckner

 

 

 

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Edited by CAVU2
Updated with Pictures/attendees
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Please sign me up!

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I’d love to join in. Always looking for some more moderate trail miles! Sign me up please!

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I feel bad about speaking so soon, but I am going to have to back out of this one.. Going to be hard to do two trails back to back. Crown king is the day before! 

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I need more trail therapy, please sign me up for this run, looks amazing from the pics I've seen. 😎

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Oh what the heck.. the pictures drew me in too. At least this run is closer to my house! I’ll just get better pulling off two runs one after another lol😎 Keep me signed in please!

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1 minute ago, d3lbort said:

Oh what the heck.. the pictures drew me in too. At least this run is closer to my house! I’ll just get better pulling off two runs one after another lol😎 Keep me signed in please!

 

I was actually thinking about posting something for the 4th and then realized I can sign up for this event. 😎

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I’m happy you did! :) 

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On 11/20/2021 at 4:20 PM, d3lbort said:

I feel bad about speaking so soon, but I am going to have to back out of this one.. Going to be hard to do two trails back to back. Crown king is the day before! 

No worries, let me know if you change your mind! 

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On 11/21/2021 at 6:15 PM, d3lbort said:

Oh what the heck.. the pictures drew me in too. At least this run is closer to my house! I’ll just get better pulling off two runs one after another lol😎 Keep me signed in please!

Back in 🙂 

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