Charouleau Gap, Arizona
February 9, 2008
We had a great turn out! - eight trucks total.
Our trip Leader was John Shotts. The Catalina Mountains were covered with snow. The water was running like through the washes from the 8.58" of rain just a few days earlier. We had snow, slush, ice, mud, deep and fast running water in the CDO Wash.
The water running through the creeks made the trail just a bit more difficult because You couldn't see large rocks hidden under the running water. The weather from the previous days made the trail Really difficult. There were numerous strap-outs, underside carnage, dinged body parts, and one blown out tire.
Trail rating today...3.5 with 4.0 at the Step. This trail took us 11-hours due to the difficulty caused by the weather.
Thank you everyone that showed up and thank all of you that helped with spotting.