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Fort Tule night run north of Lake Pleasant - May 13, 2022 (Moderate)

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Trail/Area:  Fort Tule night run (North of Lake Pleasant)

Description: 

Fort Tule is a 6.6 mile easy to moderate spur trail that starts off Cow Creek Road just north of Lake Pleasant.

 

Our destination is the old Fort Tule home stead. It features an old mining cabin and the grave of the miner’s beloved dog. One noteworthy feature is the fact that the cabin was constructed with tin cans in the walls to save concrete.  The trail is generally easy with a few moderate spots (hence the rating).  Don't hesitate to ask for a spot if unsure.  

 

We are getting a fairly early start so we may hopefully be able to get to the home stead with some day light left (and I don't like staying up late).  FYI even though we will be crossing Big Bug Creek, we will not be stopping by China Dam.  

 

Requirements:

- 4x4 with low range, MT or aggressive AT tires (31"+), skid plates, and recovery points front & rear

- Rig must be road-legal with all necessary safety equipment, current registration & insurance, etc.

- GMRS radio

- flashlight and a backup light source

 

Recommendations:

- Lift with good flex (2"+)

- Over-sized tires (32"+)

 - Bring water and snacks for you and your passengers.  

 - Driver experience with moderate trails and offroading at night

 

Itinerary:

- Meeting location: dirt area on the east side of Castle Hot Springs road, 1/3 mile before the pavement ends  Map Here

- Meeting time:  Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:45 PM (depart fueled up and aired down no later than 5:00 PM) 

 

Additional Info:

- HAM frequency 146.460 MHz or GMRS 21 (462.700 MHz)

- This run should take 4-5 hours.

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

- Here is a good write up: https://azoffroad.net/tule-creek-homestead 

- Event is subject to cancellation (e.g. inclement weather, fire closure, etc.)

 

Attending:

1. @gearhead 

2. @Trail Toy

3.  @Rawhyd

4. @Large_Marge

5.

 

Standby:

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GPS track: Fort Tule.gpx

 

 

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Sign me up, need to get more use out of my night lights! 😎

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Sign me up! sounds like fun.

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Please sign me up.

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This night run is on Friday the 13TH!  😲  That's gonna make it even more interesting!  Hope you're not superstitious... 😬

 

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Put me no the list please 

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Sadly, I just found out that I will be going out to NM for work the 1st three weeks of May  :(

 

Not gonna be able to make this trip unfortunately.

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Mike, please add Sarah @Large_Marge to the list, it'll be her first night run and more trail time with her new rig, thanks!

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Please remove me. Cant make it. 

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