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2/17/24: Box Canyon Florence | Moderate | Near Florence, AZ

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2/17/24: Box Canyon Florence | Moderate | Near Florence, AZ

 

Join us for a run through the scenic and popular Box Canyon in Florence, AZ (NOT the one in Wickenburg). Box Canyon is the highlight of this trail, which when run from South to North provides access to a gang of trails North of the canyon. We will be running this trail from North to South however. We will not be running the entirety of the Mineral Mountain trail, we will run a section of it south to the 5 Points waypoint and veer off from there. No Rock Crawling or any of the waterfalls on Mineral mountain will be involved.

 

Trail Rating: EASY to MODERATE

 

MEET UP:

When: Saturday 2/17/24 @ 9:00 AM

Departing: No later than 9:30. There are a couple of gas stations in Gold Canyon, please arrive fueled up.

Where: The wide staging area just south of US 60. It can be busy, I'll be there somewhere.

 

COMMS

  • GMRS: Channel 20, if that is too noisy we can move to Channel 19.

 

 

Requirements

  • A high clearance 4x4 truck or SUV with a low range transfer case option, suitable front & rear recovery point, aggressive A/T or M/T tires
  • While not required, aftermarket skid plates, rock rails, and sway-bar disconnects are recommended.
  • Rigs & drivers must meet all the typical state/federal legal requirements for on-highway vehicles (license, insurance, registration, seat belts, lights, etc.)
  • Vehicle should be mechanically sound and safe to drive
  • Recovery gear, first aid kit, fire extinguisher
  • Drivers of varying experience should be fine on this trip
  •  A great attitude! 🙂

 

MISC:

  • Bring a lunch/snacks
  • Bring MORE water than you need
  • Dress for the weather, layers this time of year is always good.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Bring a chair.
  • Bring sunscreen if needed.

 

Typical Weather:

It looks like it could be in the low 70's on this day, I will be monitoring it.

 

STATE TRUST PERMIT

***A State Trust Land Permit is required for this trail.***

Grab one or renew yours here if needed: https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/

 

Subject to cancellation or postponement due to weather, WW3, plague, the rapture, natural disasters or lack of interest.

 

Sign Ups

Rig limit: 8 rigs, this trail is usually busy so a smaller group is going to work better. If the run fills up please sign up for standby, the attendees list could fluctuate and spots may open up.

  1.  @shellback91 (Leading)
  2.  @Zavala
  3.  @Dennis Szymanski
  4.  @Alexis
  5.  @Tim V  
  6.  @JEMSA
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Sweet, please sign me up Marty!

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Hi Marty!  Please sign up Dennis and Janine Szymanski!  Thanks!

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I'd like to attend! 

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Can I meet you at the staging area instead of gold canyon if I can come?

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1 hour ago, CAVU2 said:

Can I meet you at the staging area instead of gold canyon if I can come?

Yes you can, I have the meeting point at the big staging area just south of the US 60. It's kinda nuts there but it's easier to group up there.

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Nice, sign me up! 

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Please add me to the roster. 

 

Also, folks traveling from or past Gold Canyon should plan a little extra time because of the Renaissance festival. 

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Crap! I love that ride, but I will be in Ohio.  

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20 hours ago, WILL E said:

Please add me to the roster. 

 

Also, folks traveling from or past Gold Canyon should plan a little extra time because of the Renaissance festival. 

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like the festival opens at 10, so I am hoping traffic won't be too bad when some of us roll through the area.

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