AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

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AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby alrock » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:48 pm

Date: Saturday, November 7.
Time: 9:00 am
Meet: McDonalds at Carefree Highway and I-17
Trail: Backway to Crown King. Page 151 of the Wells book. Most of the trail is moderate to difficult; the most difficult places have bypasses. Any stock Hummer can do this trail. 4-5 hours to complete plus driving time to and from the trail. With large groups or with "technical difficulties" that time can double. Please plan accordingly.

This is a fun trail and it can be as challenging as you want it to be. The first half of the trail has bypasses while the second half you gotta do it all. Underbody protection, rocker protection and a rear locker are recommended but not required. Brush is generally not an issue but there are plenty of rocks where you may get hung up.

The town of Crown King is about 7000' in elevation and can be significantly cooler than where we start near Lake Pleasant. Bring warm clothes in case it is cold up top. Also pack food and beverage accordingly as we could have two meals on the trail if this becomes a long day.

Attendance:
Alrock - H3
Jerry S. - H3
MnstrH2 - Jeep
MaxPF - K Blazer
Crawler - Chevy/Jeep
Tim - Jeep
Dave - Jeep
Steph and Carl - H3
Sandbar - H3
3 Heeps with Sandbar

Here are some pics from past trips
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Optional climb (and line)
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Snow!
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby LVMYH2 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:10 pm

I really wanted to do this trail! But I already committed to The Breast Cancer Walk! I must do my part in "Helping Save Second Base" :lol:
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby alrock » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:29 pm

At least you are missing the trail for a great cause. This was last minute of course but we'll set something else up again soon. Requests are always welcome!
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby LVMYH2 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:38 pm

Anyone willing to help me reach my goal, and donate to great cause! Here is the link to my page, any donation will help!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Makin ... r_id=19864
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby mnstrh2 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:05 pm

hey Gents,
Wow Alex hope you dont scare any potential "travelers" away with some (one of me) of those pics :lol: :o :o
remember readers....there are bypasses for most all the obstacles...and even "in" a particular section there
are easier and more difficult lines to go.....
Alex....Heidi and I are "good to go".....(so yes things are working themselves out).
Hope to see more signing up.....and look forward to Sat......now to check the weather (like it will change :roll: )

SAT, weather Lo 46 Hi 78 Crown King..partly cloudy no rain
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby MaxPF » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:36 pm

I'm in as always Image

Todd should be in as well. We'll see if he posts up.
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby crawler » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:05 am

Good to go! What time?
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby alrock » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:18 am

crawler wrote:Good to go! What time?

Uh, see post #1 :lol: :lol: :lol:

9:00 at the McDonalds on Carefree Hwy and I-17.
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby Sandbar » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:19 pm

Good Morning;

I will try to make this event, may be able to round up a few from our club also.

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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby Jerry S. » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:04 pm

I'm in. Hope we can do this, and have dinner in Crown King while it is still daylight. :lol: 8)
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby crawler » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:52 pm

if we can keep the jeeps from breaking down, we will make it!
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby alrock » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:23 pm

Sandbar will be joining us with three of his Jeep buddies and will meet us about 9:30 at the turn off from Carefree Hwy.
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby alrock » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:58 pm

Holy cow! We're up to 12 trucks tomorrow.
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby mnstrh2 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:57 pm

alrock wrote:Holy cow! We're up to 12 trucks tomorrow.


Yea..I can see it now..the traffic choppers will be filming us for the news.."traffic on Crown King Trail
causing MAJOR delays this afternoon'.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: AZ - Backroad to Crown King, Sat Nov 7

Postby HoHummer » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:34 pm

I'm going to try to make the run as well, looks like fun.
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