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Mogollon Rim- 7-16-22 - Easy To Moderate

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Mogollon Rim- 7-16-22 - Easy To Moderate

 

My wife and I will be in Payson 7-15 through 7-17 escaping the summer heat. She is not a camping person so we are staying at a hotel in town. There are camping spots all over up there if you want to camp Friday(7-15) or Saturday night or both nights.

 

My plan is to run a few easy Mogollon Rim trails on 7-16 while we are up there. I want to revisit the area and check out some cabins, one of which is a short hike off one of the trails.  If my math is correct we are looking at about 60 miles total. These are mainly easy trails where, based on prior experience, we can make good time.

 

Here's  the trails I have mapped out.

  • Rim Road-  I am starting on the East side off of HWY 260. This will be run West to the next trail.
  • Cabin Loop Trail- We will run a good portion of this trail over to the next trail.
  • FR 139G- We will run this short 2 mile trail south. Per TrailsOffroad there is an old homestead next to Aspen Spring that is worth checking out. They say the hike is easy and less than a 1/2 mile(one way) off this trail.
  • Dick Hart Ridge- The previous trail ends here so we will continue south until this trail ends at Rim Road(FR 300)
  • Rim Road-  We will run this West to HWY 87 from where Dick Hart Ridge ends.  .

 

 

Meet-Up & Departure:

  • Time: 0830 at the Rim Road trailhead off of Hwy 260. (Old Rim Road Visitor Center) There is an area there for all of us to stage up and air down. If folks want to meet 30 minutes earlier I am open to that as well.
  • Depart NLT 0900
  • Google Map here.
  • No service stations near by, recommend to top off off in or around Payson on the way in.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This trip is subject to cancellation or postponement due to rain, fire, inclement weather or $10 a gallon gas.🤣

 

Communications:

  • GMRS - Channel 20 (462.675 MHz) 

                   

Other Considerations:

  • Plenty Of Water & Food (pack a lunch and snacks!)
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Folding chairs
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Emergency supplies / Med Kit
  • No facilities, plan accordingly

 

DRIVER & VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

This trail is suitable for beginner for 4x4 enthusiasts.

Be advised there is a good mix of terrain including but not limited to some mild off camber sections and loose rock in various spots.

 

Vehicle Minimums:

  • All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance)
  • Each vehicle must have a GMRS or HAM Radio in good working order
  • Have functional seat-belts for each occupant
  • Must have suitable recovery points front and rear
  • High-clearance 4x4's with low-range
  • 30"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires

 

SIGN-UPS

Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and I'll put you on the roster! I am setting it at 9 including me for now. 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.

 

  1.  @shellback91 & Mrs. shellback91
  2. @Large_Marge
  3. @Zavala
  4. @Ken Ford 
  5.  @ZR2-Ben
  6. @MzPriss
  7.  @Kristinalove79 
  8. @LaZorraRoja
  9. @English Al

 

Standby

  1. @Sparky 01
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I am open to suggestions on this run so please pass along any thoughts  you may have so we can discuss.  If the folks who like to camp up there want to roll this into that style of run we can discuss that too. 🙂

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Sarah and I will discuss, I'm almost certain she would love to camp and run trails.  I have a good feeling we'll be going on this trip, there's fishing to be had at Willow Springs Lake which is regularly stocked with trout, there's also bass, sunfish and bluegill.  I can see it now, fishing on Friday and running trails on Saturday. 😎

 

Gone Fishing Holiday GIF by Kev Lavery

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have to check the calendar, but i love camping up on the rim

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Sign us up!

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We're in!  We'll be booking a place shortly!  😎

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3 hours ago, theksmith said:

have to check the calendar, but i love camping up on the rim

I'd like to do more camping there in the future. The run we did last October was awesome.  This trip is to show my wife the area, I'm sure she'll like it. Maybe it will convince her to try camping, I doubt it though. 🤣

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We're actually going to book an Air B&B, or something along those lines.  Mid July is prime monsoon time and we'd rather not be camping during potential severe storms. 😬

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@shellback91  You have the western side of 300 listed twice, do you intend to do the Eastern side too?  Its a nice easy run too.  Comes out in Heber - Overgaard.   Devon and I hope to bring the trailer, depending on if/where the rest of the group camps.

 

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27 minutes ago, Curly said:

@shellback91  You have the western side of 300 listed twice, do you intend to do the Eastern side too?  Its a nice easy run too.  Comes out in Heber - Overgaard.   Devon and I hope to bring the trailer, depending on if/where the rest of the group camps.

 

We are starting on the east side off of Hwy 260 and heading west. Meet Up is at the Visitors Center off of Hwy 260. I'll update the meetup section to clear that up, the link for the map is right.

 

From where Dick Hart Ridge runs into Rim Road we will head west on Rim Road to Hwy 87. That's the western portion. The section between Cabin Loop Trail/Buck Springs Ridge( From TrailsOffroad) we are skipping. I hope I am  making sense. 😬

 

 

If anyone's  camping Saturday night we can coordinate "dropping them off" day of.  I planned it this way so anyone heading home Saturday after they will be closer to home.

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