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

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Howdy Gang! We are less than a week away from getting this adventure started. I am looking forward to this run and meeting some folks for the first time! 

 

This is who we have on the attending list. If anything changes between now and then please let me know.

@Large_Marge  @Zavala  @Ken Ford  @ZR2-Ben  @MzPriss  @Kristinalove79  @LaZorraRoja  @English Al  @Rawhyd  @Sparky 01(Tenantive)

 

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.
  • Depart NLT 0900
  • Google Map here.
  • No service stations near by, recommend to top off off in or around Payson on the way in.
  • Please arrive fueled up and ready to go.

 

Communications:

  • GMRS - Channel 20 (462.675 MHz) 

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I'm feeling kinda tentative right now... Money...gas ... Life...I think I'll have to bow out and give someone else the spot. 

 

Unless some of you wanna buy some landscape prints! Lol

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2 hours ago, LaZorraRoja said:

I'm feeling kinda tentative right now... Money...gas ... Life...I think I'll have to bow out and give someone else the spot. 

 

Unless some of you wanna buy some landscape prints! Lol

Thanks for the heads up, we will catch you on the next one!

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On 3/11/2022 at 3:04 PM, shellback91 said:

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 10 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. @English Al
  9.  @Rawhyd

 

Standby

  1. @Sparky 01

I work up feeling under the weather this morning... I decided to cancel all my engagements this week just in case... Will you remove me from this list please sorry to miss this one. I want Sparky 01 to have as much notice to be able to go.. Can't wait to get off road with this group. I plan to get out allot more when the weather cools off too

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1 hour ago, Kristinalove79 said:

I work up feeling under the weather this morning... I decided to cancel all my engagements this week just in case... Will you remove me from this list please sorry to miss this one. I want Sparky 01 to have as much notice to be able to go.. Can't wait to get off road with this group. I plan to get out allot more when the weather cools off too

Thanks for the heads up and thinking of the group for lack of a better phrase. 🙂 Once the weather cools down there will be a lot more activity here.

 

Hope you get to feeling better soon, we will catch you on the next one!

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Posted (edited)

Howdy gang. First and foremost a shout out to @4x4tographer for bringing something to my attention.  There appears to be a fire just north of FR300 where we will be starting, and will be east of us once we get moving. It has been labeled the Mesa Fire and was caused by lightning.  The website I have been checking is down or I cannot access it at the moment so I do not have up to date details just yet.

 

Based on the information from the Coconino Forest Service  I am not seeing any closures yet. I will be keeping an eye on this over the next few days.  Ryan is also keeping me updated as he see's any new info. Thanks Ryan, I do appreciate it.

 

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9 minutes ago, Trail Toy said:

Well, if the fire ends up cancelling the trail run that just means more time for fishing.  Although a trail run would most definitely be fun and missed if it ends up not being doable. Finger crossed the trail run will still be a go this weekend! 😎

 

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Based on what I am seeing in Gaia it is not a full blown wildfire yet, I am taking that with a grain of salt.  On the Coconino FS website the "Fire Danger" is Moderate for the rim so I am not quite panicking just yet.

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Well, I'm not going to make this one.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  Have a great and safe run!

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2 minutes ago, MzPriss said:

Well, I'm not going to make this one.  Life gets in the way sometimes.  Have a great and safe run!

ARGH, stupid life! 🙂  Thanks for the heads up, we will catch you on the next one!

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Me and my wife would be in if there is any room

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