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Verde Rim to Dugas via Carefree - April 8, 2023 TRIP REPORT

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 @SonoranWanderer  @Michael Trapschuh  @Gonzo-Ralph and myself made the trek from Carefee to Dugas via the Verde Rim.  We were rewarded with magnificent views of stunning scenery accentuated by color from the wildflower bloom.  

 

The run went off without a hitch.  The only hiccup was that access to the Verde River was blocked for whatever reason.  I guess the government is afraid we would have drowned ourselves in the swollen river.   Thanks again to everyone who made it out today!  Here are some of my attempts at photos (I hate taking pictures by the way) lol! 

 

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What do you mean? These are much better than the ones I took! Nice job and thanks for leading the way. I had a great time. 

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Thanks to our tour guides for a beautiful and challenging run (long and rocky).  I am not sure how "Tule Mesa" received that name, but "Boulder Mesa" or "Rock Garden Mesa" would be more appropriate.  How rocky?  Well, I Just ordered new control arm bushings and shocks!

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Great write up and pics.   Looks like we missed a gem of a trail ride... ;)

 

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On 4/8/2023 at 8:16 PM, gearhead said:

 @SonoranWanderer  @Michael Trapschuh  @Gonzo-Ralph and myself made the trek from Carefee to Dugas via the Verde Rim.  We were rewarded with magnificent views of stunning scenery accentuated by color from the wildflower bloom.  

 

The run went off without a hitch.  The only hiccup was that access to the Verde River was blocked for whatever reason.  I guess the government is afraid we would have drowned ourselves in the swollen river.   Thanks again to everyone who made it out today!  Here are some of my attempts at photos (I hate taking pictures by the way) lol! 

 

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You need to be taking photos more often Gear! These are great!

 

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Beautiful photos!! Looks like a fun day!

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I agree! - Great pics Gear!   I love that trail EXCEPT for the rocks on the top!!!   Looks like you all had a great run!

Thanks for sharing your great pics!

smiles, ladybug

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