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duzrock
10-12-2014, 04:28 AM
Any upcoming trips in Arizona?

firecrew1
10-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Welcome to wayalife:standing wave:
do you have a trail in mind?

duzrock
10-12-2014, 02:48 PM
Well, we have been on Broken Arrow many times (headed there today to break-in virgin JKU) and most of the other Sedona Trails. Smiley Rock too. One trip to Crown King. We don'the mind doing them again! Do you have any favorites that you would like to run? We are up near Flagstaff. Thanks!

firecrew1
10-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Well, we have been on Broken Arrow many times (headed there today to break-in virgin JKU) and most of the other Sedona Trails. Smiley Rock too. One trip to Crown King. We don'the mind doing them again! Do you have any favorites that you would like to run? We are up near Flagstaff. Thanks!

nice, smiley is a fun trail, if you take the creek bed up. the backroad to crown king from pleasant is fun, there is another trail in cottonwood named smasher I wouldn't suggest for a stock jeep. table mesa also has a wide variety of trails to run. im up for anything. I believe there is a smiley run on the 18th not certain though

FastZach
10-12-2014, 06:05 PM
nice, smiley is a fun trail, if you take the creek bed up. the backroad to crown king from pleasant is fun, there is another trail in cottonwood named smasher I wouldn't suggest for a stock jeep. table mesa also has a wide variety of trails to run. im up for anything. I believe there is a smiley run on the 18th not certain though

Do you know where Smasher is? Live in Mesa and looking for trails to run since the weather is getting nicer. Probably planning a trip to Table Mesa in a couple weeks

firecrew1
10-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Do you know where Smasher is? Live in Mesa and looking for trails to run since the weather is getting nicer. Probably planning a trip to Table Mesa in a couple weeks

I do. haven't been there since march (before fire season) so I don't know of its current condition from the monsoon season. table mesa is always fun what are you planning on running?

FastZach
10-13-2014, 01:25 AM
I would definitely like set up a run in a couple weeks. I haven't been to table Mesa yet so I'm not sure which trails maybe Terminator or another trail we find. What kind of difficulty is Smasher?

firecrew1
10-13-2014, 03:23 AM
I would definitely like set up a run in a couple weeks. I haven't been to table Mesa yet so I'm not sure which trails maybe Terminator or another trail we find. What kind of difficulty is Smasher?

table mesa has some fun stuff, raw deal, terminators, anaconda, then there are much more advanced trails out there.

smasher canyon like I said, not sure of current state but last time I went i would say lockers 35's min and recovery points.

duzrock
10-13-2014, 04:11 AM
This is the Wife here. While I am not a snivelor or a weanie by nature (driven the Rubicon Trail twice myself in our TJ) I don't want to inflict damage right away to our newly built JKU. Can you give me a trail rating/description when a trip does get planned? 😨 p.s. Jeep has 3.5" Metal Cloak ARB Edition lift, 35's MTR's. Thank you!

Rivertoys
10-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Boating season is winding down so this weekend I'm bringing my Jeep out to Az and leaving it at me place for a few months, probably through New Years. I'm near the river by Needles/BHC area.

My friend recently bought the bar in Cleator Az - the "Cleator Yacht Club", and I want to get the Jeep out there at some point. It is in the middle of nowhere and he gets a lot of Jeep traffic out there. It's about a 4 hour drive from my place though, so I'll be spending the night when I go... :beer:

BadApple
10-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Boating season is winding down so this weekend I'm bringing my Jeep out to Az and leaving it at me place for a few months, probably through New Years. I'm near the river by Needles/BHC area.

My friend recently bought the bar in Cleator Az - the "Cleator Yacht Club", and I want to get the Jeep out there at some point. It is in the middle of nowhere and he gets a lot of Jeep traffic out there. It's about a 4 hour drive from my place though, so I'll be spending the night when I go... :beer:
Cleator is on the Front way to Crown King if you go a little further to Lake Pleasant and come in to CK thw backway its a pretty fun trail.

firecrew1
10-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Cleator is on the Front way to Crown King if you go a little further to Lake Pleasant and come in to CK thw backway its a pretty fun trail.

That would be a good trip. backroad to crown king, then on the way out stop to see your buddy in cleator

BadApple
10-15-2014, 08:13 PM
I wish i was home to make this run soon

firecrew1
10-15-2014, 08:32 PM
I wish i was home to make this run soon

One of these days;)

Canvas JK
10-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Any upcoming trips in Arizona?

How about stopping by the Give us a Wave thread and introduce yourself and Jeep.

Welcome to the Wayalife!

R/
Will

BadApple
10-15-2014, 09:23 PM
One of these days;)
Hopefully January il be back!

Rivertoys
10-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Good info guys, thank you guys!!!

Will be splashing alone the banks of the Colorado this weekend. :beer::thumb:

firecrew1
10-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Good info guys, thank you guys!!!

Will be splashing alone the banks of the Colorado this weekend. :beer::thumb:

no problem, let us know when you would like to do the crown king run;)

Desert Rose JK
10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Good info guys, thank you guys!!!

Will be splashing alone the banks of the Colorado this weekend. :beer::thumb:

My brother lives in SoCal and has a place south of you at Topock / Golden Shores with a group of his buddies that also have places out there and they do Jeep runs every time they go out there. We'll be over there for Thanksgiving and they usually do a poker run that weekend but I have not heard any news on it this year. Not much challenging stuff in their area but you'll find better wheeling South of there around LHC down to Parker and Eastward back up toward Kingman. We may see you around out there! :yup:
Cleator / CK area is good to come over wheel, bring your tent and make a weekend of it and explore the area in between to make your route...Yucca to Signal to Wickenburg to CK....lot of mining / ghost town country!!!

FastZach
11-12-2014, 02:32 AM
The weather is gonna be great this weekend unlike our friends up north:bleh: It looks like my dad and I might be headed out to Table Mesa this weekend to do some wheeling. Never been out there but I did print a map from the BLM website. WE will have JKUR w/ 37s and XJ w 35s locked in the front. Anyone is welcome to come along. Let me know if there are any particular trails we should hit/directions. Probably gonna be pretty early. If we want to set up a group, I'd be cool with that. We can set up a place to meet.

BadApple
11-12-2014, 02:54 AM
Run Tip Top mine

RK KRLR
11-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Lower terminator is a very fun trail.

FastZach
11-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Run Tip Top mine

Where is Tip Top Mine?

BadApple
11-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Here is the everytrail site.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=988757

NAUJK
11-12-2014, 11:54 PM
There was way to much to read in this thread so I didnt read all of it :crazyeyes: im lazy what can I say.

Well Crown King is a great trail.

Smiley Rock if you do the creek bed is a great trail.

Moss Wash by Kingman is a good trail in the Wualapai Mountains.

Payette Draw in Payson is a short and fun trail if you do the creek bed.

Table Mesa (Lower and upper terminator and Predator) are also very good technical short trails that could inflict body damage if not done right.

There are trails down near Tucson that I have not done yet that I would be interested in sometime.


My Club will be running Crown King the weekend before Thanksgiving, on the 22nd. I just got a new Prorock44 with arb and 4.88 gears so I would love to hit up more trails and use it.


Yo Firecrew where is this so called Smasher?! and Why have I never heard of it before?!

JEEP FAM
11-13-2014, 01:55 AM
Smasher canyon is located outside clarkdale

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JEEP FAM
11-13-2014, 01:57 AM
Did it twice, came out with only rear fender damage


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NAUJK
11-13-2014, 02:13 AM
Smasher Canyon isnt closed? I found a few threads talking about it being closed by the FS.

JEEP FAM
11-13-2014, 02:49 AM
I've heard rumors but not sure, I ran it early this year

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NAUJK
11-13-2014, 02:50 AM
Guess its something to look up on the FS OHV Maps

CRAZYCASEY
11-13-2014, 03:34 AM
Smasher and brutal are up by cotton wood and they are both open and have signs. Ran them back in March. Brutal is much tougher than smasher. Smasher could be done on 35s with lockers, with a risk of body damage and possibly pulling cable in the notch. Brutal has a couple tough waterfalls and is much longer than smasher.

NAUJK
11-24-2014, 06:03 PM
A large group of us ran the Back Road to Crown King this Saturday. It was our NAU Club with some members of the UofA club that drove up to meet up with us. Heres the video I put together for it. We had a great day with some minor set backs...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdhqlKFlbaE

MTG
11-24-2014, 07:05 PM
A large group of us ran the Back Road to Crown King this Saturday. It was our NAU Club with some members of the UofA club that drove up to meet up with us. Heres the video I put together for it. We had a great day with some minor set backs...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdhqlKFlbaE

1:04... it gets a little dusty and the guy runs away like a little girl, while the girls just stand there. :cheesy:

How they hell did that JK flop on the road? :idontknow:

NAUJK
11-24-2014, 07:48 PM
1:04... it gets a little dusty and the guy runs away like a little girl, while the girls just stand there. :cheesy:

How they hell did that JK flop on the road? :idontknow:

:cheesy: he is a little girl...


The road was covered in extremely fine silts and sands with no wind so with all the vehicles going down you couldn't see the road AT ALL no visibility. You can see the tracks she slid in the soft sand and slid into the ditch and it just flopped. Everyone is ok though.