Posts posted by kaspily
Looks like you guys had a great time! The beaches look wonderful!
We would be interested too. Just can't do this weekend.
Does anyone have the gpx for this trip?
Starting the tread for the fun weekend with ORP going up and over Four Peaks.
Link to full photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/Lz7DGYkkhowkx8xG7
This was our first time doing this trail and we enjoyed the scenery.
We found a shady spot for lunch and then continued up to the higher elevation. George found us a great camp site with amazing views of Roosevelt Lake below. We got to camp early but it was really enjoyable to relax in the shade with great people!
Jeff's rig looked great. He then made me jealous with hammocks to relax in!
Love that view:
Our camp for the night. Glad we slept in the Jeep as during the night the winds really picked up.
We were all spoiled with Scott's new addition to the family. The puppy was adorable!!
We then relaxed by the two propane fire rings.
Sunset was beautiful
Then since you know me I was up early and got to watch an amazing sunrise too:
The group split in half with one leaving camp earlier. As we were going down the backside of the mountain towards Punkin Center we noticed a new wildfire towards the direction of Payson.
More great views as we flew down the dirt road:
Scott has found the most relaxed puppy. She was helping supervise the airing-up:
Thanks to all for coming out and making this another fun adventure with ORP! See you on the next one!
Home safe. Thanks for a great camping trip!
Love the profile! Nice job! You certainly are an inspiration to many women!!
We had a fun time with the small group from AZ WJs. Link to full photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/5z3AkpjtkmUrH4TS7
GPX Tracks for the loops and associated mines in the area is attached.
The day was hot but we had a fun time on the trail. There were some sections with some good washouts but overall this was an easy to moderate trail.
We climbed up above Wickenburg and had some nice views of the valley. The temps started around 75 and ended up at 94.
Some cool boulders to go with the views:
We found "spider hollow". One of the few places with shade the entire day and it was filled with with creepy spiders!
One of the mines. Not much left at most of the sites and very overgrown. Nice quartz rocks all over this area.
Another tippy spot for the WJs:
Lunch at Issac Bradshaw's grave:
Old truck that had been stripped right after our lunch spot:
We had some good steep hill climbs to get up to the Copperopolis spur trail:
Views from here did remind me of the Superior, AZ area:
Only building we found at Copperopolis. There were a ton of mine shafts but didn't see any sort of permanent mining camp.
We climbed a little used trail to the what the map said was the town site for Copperopolis. Nothing but a giant filled in mine shaft now.
Grave near there:
He finds a rock to park on:
We made our way out through a sandy wash that had a small trickle of water. The canyon walls provided some nice shade. It was a really pretty area.
After this the group found a camp site. There was thankfully some shade trees so we all relaxed until it got cooler.
We hung out by the fire till around 11pm and then left Jeff and Jonathan to camp for the night.
So cute! Can't wait to meet her!
Excellent work. We should check this out soon
Please add us. We are interested in leading some weekend or day trips.
We like our Spot Trace device. Won't stop the theft but I get an alert when my Jeep moves. Can then track it.
We'll be there. Always something new to learn!
Looks like a fun day. Thanks for the book recommendation as well. I am always looking for books like this!
I'd be fine but make sure the kids and/or animals are contained prior to firing. My dogs would have to be in the car or they'd freak.
I'd also add to make sure to hang your mic up and not leave the button pressed. Then we can hear you talk about us
On the last day with group two on our way to the Death Valley Mine we were flagged down by two young men. They had managed to get their car stuck in the deep sand. The Ranger they were talking to was not super helpful and we volunteered to recover their brand new leased Dodge Challenger. The guys spent the night in the cold with no sleeping bags and a lack of much to drink other than whiskey. After recovering them ORP gave them water and some snack bars. They were really thankful for the help and hopefully scared enough to not repeat that dumb move. Here is a video of part of the recovery. We had to get them turned around after which required more towing and much pushing. https://flic.kr/p/SsVSCq
Thanks. Despite the wind and dust I liked a bunch of them!
Here is the link to my photos from Group 2. I will do a write up in the near future. We had a great time camping the two nights despite the never ending wind and cold temps!
I want to go there sometime!
My husband would know better but the jerked violently on the highway and the limp mode happened when our transmission went out. It downshifted rapidly on us while going 70 on the freeway and slammed us into 2nd gear. Felt like someone slammed the brakes on. No codes were thrown from what I remember. We ended up putting in a rebuilt transmission. I'll ask him to read your thread as well and give his thoughts.
It was a great day to get together to celebrate Diane in the way we know best! Mother Nature kept it interesting with raining, lightning, and even a bit of hail.
Here is the link to my full album:https://goo.gl/photos/newrbXD7PQa8WVSs5
Highlights of the day:
Loved the rays of light peaking through the clouds on our drive over to florence
All lined up and ready to roll. Almost all red and silver vehicles today!
Climbing up and down the hills. The views were great:
Mz.Priss getting some air time. She did great and showed how capable her Cherokee is!
Thanks to John for getting some cool shots of our rig
Where her 4WD decided to not work. Kudos on rocking that steep hill climb despite the Jeep not wanting to cooperate!
Group shot by the mine
Rock hounding the the rain and light hail
After lunch we briefly checked out Ajax mine
Goose's new ride
After this the group split with us leading the way back to Florence and the remainder going on to Superior. I am so glad we came home early as our Jeep decided she was done running a few miles from home.
On our way out two of the group played in the mud. We of course tip-toed around it!
At the air up spot we got drenched. As soon as the tires were full the sun came out and we were treated to this!
Thanks again for a wonderful time. Happy Birthday D!
3/17/2018 9:30 - 2:30 Ladies Trail Training Class, Mesa, AZ
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I will be there. Hope to see some other ORP members!