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TRIP INFO: Walnut Canyon is both scenic and a chance to wheel down to the Gila River. This is Fun Trek's 2nd edition run #58 page 140, 3rd Edition its #54 page 136. . The plan is to run the first half of the Fun Trek to waypoint #7 area for lunch. If the Gila river is low we may at the group leaders discretion ford the Gila and egress southwest to Florence out of the mountains and over the open desert. If the Gila doesn't look like a safe fording, we will continue the run northward and egress where we started, about 9.5 miles south of Superior on Battle Axe Rd. Since there are 2 outcomes, I am posting this run as EXPLORATORY. Meeting Location: Intersection of Battle Ax Road and AZ177 9.5 miles south of Superior. 33.21493471599033, -111.0647712296442 Timing: 8:30am meet up Air down and depart NLT 9:00am. Duration is approximately 6 hours. Trail Difficulty: This trial is a solid Moderate This trail "changes" all of the time depending upon wear/weather. Extensive trail information/description and map track downloads can be found here: https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails/walnut-canyon/ STATE LAND TRUST PERMIT REQUIRED. Get yours here. Additional Considerations: Dress for the weather (layers). Bring a chair, lunch and plenty of water Bring a camera! Recovery gear/traction aid Emergency supplies / Med kit Bring a positive attitude! VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Vehicle Minimums: All vehicles are required to meet state legal requirements, (i.e.: current registration and insurance) Have functional seat-belts for each occupant Must have suitable recovery points front and rear Each vehicle must have a GMRS or Ham Radio in good working order High-clearance 4x4's with low-range 33"+ aggressive all-terrain or mud-terrain tires Vehicle Recommendations: Skid plates on important areas such as transfer-case & gas-tank, sliders/rock-rails, aftermarket differential covers, high-clearance metal bumpers, low axle gearing, 33"+ tires. COMMS: GMRS: 20 Ham Frequency: 462.6750 MHz SIGN UPS: Rig Limit This trip is limited to 6 total rigs. 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. Post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and I'll put you on the roster! Attending: @CAVU2 (Co-Lead) @SonoranWanderer (Co-Lead) @Ken Ford 4. @LaZorraRoja 5. @Franko 6. Tentative 1. @mbuckner