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Title: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 15, 2013, 04:49:22 PM
We're planning a run on Old Mt. Lemmon Rd coming up on Saturday June 1st.

(http://arizona.sierraclub.org/trail_guide/MtLemmonTrail08L.jpg)

The plan has evolved into taking the path through Reddington toward Mt. Lemmon

This map is probably off from the trail we're actually going to use, but it's the closest Google can do: Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=11271+E+Tanque+Verde+Rd,+Tucson,+AZ&daddr=32.2546276,-110.6661034+to:32.4811693,-110.7068285+to:Mt+Lemmon,+AZ&hl=en&ll=32.251453,-110.751264&spn=0.007731,0.007457&sll=32.437496,-110.739098&sspn=0.123436,0.119305&geocode=FYQe7AEdhA9m-SkR8NntUGjWhjGUouyoeAPDWg%3BFaMq7AEdiV5n-SmJ5__oHkPWhjHDToaUMccHLw%3BFZGf7wEddL9m-SlDGY0zAT7WhjHASJcVxHWRiQ%3BFVIL7wEd1fhl-Sn3vgNwrRXWhjHy9Dp6rGJJew&oq=Mt.+&t=h&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=13&via=1,2&z=17)

We'll be meeting at the Circle K on Tanque Verde marked on the map at 8AM and leaving by 8:30.

Thanks, and hope you can join us ;D
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 15, 2013, 05:17:39 PM
Hay you name the time and place. I just have one week in June that will not work the week of the 15th.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 15, 2013, 07:11:59 PM
just got new tires on the pathy so ill be there myke-r might have to ride with me his x isnt ready yet.  I free almost every saturday except for the third one of the month.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 15, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
Oh and we can do the back way to mt lemon its nice and easy nothing really challenging a 2wd can make if they have good tires and and can navigate ruts properly.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 15, 2013, 08:28:50 PM
That's a nice trail I've only been on it once and that was on a quad and about 6 years ago
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on May 15, 2013, 10:07:37 PM
looks like fun, the AZXC guys should have something to do while we are playing in Moab(if my truck is ready)
Title: Re: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: timh on May 16, 2013, 05:14:42 AM
I was thinking about getting a run going soon.  I have lots of time now that its too hot to ride the motos.

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Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 17, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Well! If Tim goes I've found out that my X can do just about anything. Hahaha where you thinking Tim
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: Rev on May 21, 2013, 08:58:03 AM
The back way to Mt. Lemmon is almost too easy ;D But I think it might be a good one to at least gauge how we do and get out of the heat a bit.

My vote would be for Saturday June 8th.

Let's see what everyone thinks ;D
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 21, 2013, 09:11:33 AM
sounds good to me. Ya it is but hay why not gets us out of the house and the view is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 21, 2013, 09:41:42 AM
i cant go june 8th unfourtunatly but if u do mt lemmon i suggest u go up the mt and then go out instead of entering just incase they have the gate closed there not supposed to but it might happen.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: Rev on May 21, 2013, 10:15:47 AM
They should have the gate open by now. I might try going up that far and making sure before hand. I want to get as many of our Tucson people as possible to go especially our regulars. What about the week before on the 1st then? Next Saturday?
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 21, 2013, 10:38:36 AM
next sat is good also
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 21, 2013, 05:31:11 PM
im so dooowwwwnnnnnnnnn lets do it
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 21, 2013, 06:16:43 PM
Same here I'm down

Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 21, 2013, 07:25:26 PM
Does everyone have a CB
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 21, 2013, 07:34:09 PM
no no i do not but i have just found an excuse to buy one this friday tooo radio shack
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on May 21, 2013, 07:35:29 PM
I do not. I have been researching them though. I think I want a hand held one or a mobile one that plugs into the cig lighter.
Title: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 21, 2013, 07:43:14 PM
Just a cheap one and an 3-4 foot mag mount antenna. If you want we can install it in your console fri in about a hour. I have all the stuff. What seems to work well is the Midland 1001LWX and its cheap about 40 bucks
Title: Re: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: timh on May 22, 2013, 05:31:25 AM
Might work for me, I'll have to double check the schedule. Another option for going up the backside of the mountain is to go through Redington and loop around toward San Manuel then up.  I found a new way to do that recently with some fun mild 4x4 trails.

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Title: Re: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 22, 2013, 08:55:26 AM
Might work for me, I'll have to double check the schedule. Another option for going up the backside of the mountain is to go through Redington and loop around toward San Manuel then up.  I found a new way to do that recently with some fun mild 4x4 trails.

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thats sounds good to and alot less gas than going up the mt. but is there any of our 2wd members going alot of places in redignton have scattered washboard on them that's tricky without at least the front wheels moving.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 22, 2013, 08:59:45 AM
Updated the OP to reflect the current plans.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tucson Wheeling
Post by: timh on May 23, 2013, 05:28:56 AM
Might work for me, I'll have to double check the schedule. Another option for going up the backside of the mountain is to go through Redington and loop around toward San Manuel then up.  I found a new way to do that recently with some fun mild 4x4 trails.

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thats sounds good to and alot less gas than going up the mt. but is there any of our 2wd members going alot of places in redignton have scattered washboard on them that's tricky without at least the front wheels moving.

Im not really sure what your saying here.  My option was to go through Reddington, then use a 4x4 only trail to link up to the road up the backside of the mountain so we can continue to the top. 

Not sure what you mean by washboards though.  Are you saying that washboarded road require 4x4???

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 23, 2013, 08:32:16 AM
I miss read when u said another option to going up the mountain i thought u meant another option other than going up the mt my bad and washboard has different meaning a lil where i was born in florida and a quick google search makes me understand how u could be confused washboard would not require a 4x4
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 23, 2013, 09:08:16 AM
I'd rather not exclude our 2WD members from this event since we're planning this out well in advance. I don't mind something a little challenging with a few opportunities to get stuck, but climbing over big rocks and such might be a little much for some people who'd otherwise consider going.

I'd say let's get an easy run in to gauge what we've got in the area and then we can plan something more challenging for next month or so.

Hope that sounds cool ;D
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 23, 2013, 05:15:05 PM
The route I am talking about is not challenging at all.  Just a few loose hills that require some a little more traction than 4x4.  We can always wait and see if any 2wd's are planning to attend.  If not then we can give it a go if everyone wants to.

The trail is 2 track and slowly climbs up from the San Pedro Valley up onto the mesa.  The road is bumpy but not horrible.  You do have to cross a BIG canyon with a really steep descent into it.  Not sketchy just STEEP!  Once you cross the canyon you pop out on a good dirt road that shoots you up to the Mt.Lemmon control Rd.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 23, 2013, 07:31:01 PM
Is it like three feathers hahaha
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 24, 2013, 05:20:18 AM
Nope, its more like the easy two track we took into the Chivo Falls area.  The part from the main road down to the creek.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 24, 2013, 06:36:37 AM
Sounds good to me. So you going to go?
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 24, 2013, 09:32:25 AM
im so excited to get out there and u know meet everyone i have been itching to get my trruck on a trail havent been since i lifted it.

everyone needs to flood myker inbox and tell him to put his lift on thats been siting in his living room for a two weeks now so he can come wheel with us.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 24, 2013, 02:14:02 PM
Haha true story!
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 24, 2013, 08:26:43 PM
Still not 100% sure if I will make it but Im going to try. 

And noone will need to have a lift to make this trip.  Everything will be stock 4x4 friendly.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 24, 2013, 09:35:03 PM
So where and when are we meeting up
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 24, 2013, 09:54:40 PM
FYI myke if you don't change your tire sizes a lift does nothing but lift the truck that's it. No additional ground clearance the x is solid axle in thr rear.

Come on Tim go.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 26, 2013, 12:33:35 PM
where are we meeting up at and what time
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 27, 2013, 01:10:17 AM
I'm thinking we meet right at American Ave on a dirt patch just a little ways off the 77.

Right about here (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.619753,-110.800232&hl=en&ll=32.619727,-110.79949&spn=0.003944,0.008256&sll=32.619782,-110.799949&sspn=0.000986,0.002064&t=h&z=18)

I'd like to get a decently early start while still giving everybody a chance to get there. I figure we give everyone until 10AM to get to the spot and we make it up to the summit in time for lunch? It'll be cooler up there anyway.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 27, 2013, 07:14:19 PM
Is the idea about going through Reddington any consideration at this point or is going to be Oracle to Mt. Lemmon for sure?
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 27, 2013, 07:44:26 PM
I'm in for Reddington are there any 2wd going. Do we yet know the head count.

Well you know Tim if you go I'll try anything your a great spotter.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 28, 2013, 09:12:59 AM
Getting crucial to finalize this here, only a few days left.

But a headcount is a good idea so we can make sure we're setting ourselves up for something everyone can do.

If you guys who want to go could do me a favor and just let me know that you're in and what your drivetrain is.

Thanks! ;D

In - 4x4
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 28, 2013, 09:18:33 AM
Brent-In

open difs 4x4
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 28, 2013, 09:22:29 AM
I'm in.  4X4...;)

There are some cool places to check out on both routes so either way it should be good.  I always like going through Reddington first because ita more of an excursion and more time away from the masses.


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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 28, 2013, 11:37:20 AM
Isn't the heat a relative concern? should be 103-106 degrees, just sounds like trans death to me.
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 28, 2013, 12:02:35 PM
Why would heat and your tranny be of any concern?  Are you planning on towing a heavy load up the mountain?   ;D

There really isnt any abnormal wear and tear on the tranny in the heat unless your are putting an unusual load on it and are not doing so properly.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 28, 2013, 01:21:42 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 28, 2013, 01:47:08 PM
yeah so get a tampon dandylion and come out with us youll be fine my pathy has already done it and besides the higher the elevation we go the cooler it will get  ;D
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 28, 2013, 02:10:12 PM
I think this is the trail through Reddington to Mt. lemmon

Link (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Redington+Pass&daddr=32.4836668,-110.6715463+to:Mt+Lemmon,+AZ&hl=en&ll=32.400255,-110.64537&spn=0.468439,0.477219&sll=32.475374,-110.691633&sspn=0.058506,0.059652&geocode=FSz57AEdwGBo-Sk97UK6bETWhjGgEDPw1m-CGQ%3BFVKp7wEdRkln-SmR_bo4cj7WhjEMu16zccy8uw%3BFVIL7wEd1fhl-Sn3vgNwrRXWhjHy9Dp6rGJJew&t=h&mra=dvme&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&z=11)
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 28, 2013, 02:44:39 PM
That is a different trail than I had thought. Are we meeting at reddington then?
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 28, 2013, 06:43:31 PM
I'm just talking about the main road all the way through Reddington.  Just before you get to the San Pedro river you turn left and head northwest on a gas line rd.  From there we can continue on the gas line or turn left again on the 4x4 trail that heads toward Davis Mesa.  Either one will take us to Black Hills Ranch Rd where we turn left again and finally wind up at the Old Mt. Lemmon rd right near Oracle Ridge Mine.

One cool place to stop on the way is the mouth of Buehman Canyon.  Its a narrow canyon and usually has some water in it.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 28, 2013, 10:44:56 PM
should we meet up at the circle k on the way to reddington if we go this way then
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 29, 2013, 05:08:10 AM
Thats usually the easiest place. The earlier the better IMO.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 29, 2013, 08:28:30 AM
sounds good to me. nice and easy to find 9am sound good. so we will have 5 trucks. Looks like they all are 4wd

1. Timh
2. Rev
3. Myke-R
4. shoesandsocks
5. Remo1991
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 29, 2013, 09:05:35 AM
Looking awesome so far guys ;D
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 29, 2013, 01:38:52 PM
Hopefully Lloyd is not sick :(
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 29, 2013, 02:13:14 PM
im infantry i can handle it
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 29, 2013, 02:15:26 PM
Do I need to comment  on this? hahah
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 29, 2013, 02:33:51 PM
You 2 kill me ;D I can't wait to see this first hand on Sat.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 29, 2013, 03:06:02 PM
Just wait haha.
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 30, 2013, 07:00:41 AM
9am???:o  The day is half over by then...lol

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 30, 2013, 10:01:46 AM
I don't have a problem moving it a little earlier, it's usually hard to reliably get everyone together before 8 though in my experience ;D
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 30, 2013, 10:26:46 AM
how about we split the difference and set the meet time for 8:00 am and then 30min wait time so we head out at 8:30 am.  Friday nights I kinda get my drink on a little bit.
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 30, 2013, 12:02:02 PM
8am sounds good.  Im just giving Brent a hard time anyway.

Im the type of person to be up and out of the house by 5:30 in the summer, but I dont find too many other people willing to do the same.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 30, 2013, 12:24:47 PM
I could do 5:30 in the summer. So meeting is at 8am?
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Myke-R on May 30, 2013, 12:26:58 PM
Also, do we have an official rendezvous point?
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 30, 2013, 03:20:38 PM
looks like circle k b4 the pass and mike we should meet up at the circle k band by mi madres house first cause lords knows were gonna mess something up between the two of us
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 30, 2013, 03:22:43 PM
 and im bringing my dog and better half hope thats cool 
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 30, 2013, 03:43:48 PM
OP Updated
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 30, 2013, 08:18:35 PM
Kids, dogs, wives...all good.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 30, 2013, 09:02:35 PM
Yup sure are.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: shoesandsocks on May 31, 2013, 09:28:38 AM
pretty freakin excited about tommorrow
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 31, 2013, 09:41:52 AM
It will be good times
Title: Re: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: timh on May 31, 2013, 11:40:28 AM
I just got word that my folks are going to join us tomorrow.  They will be driving their old K5.

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Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on May 31, 2013, 11:51:05 AM
awesome sounds fun the more the merrier.
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: Rev on May 31, 2013, 10:06:40 PM
I can t wait, see you guys in the morning!
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: coatimundi01 on June 07, 2013, 10:26:21 AM
Man, I've been pretty busy lately. Bummed I missed out on this! Looked like good times!
Title: Re: June 1st - Old Mt. Lemmon Rd near Tucson
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on June 07, 2013, 01:40:30 PM
Man Ben missed you out there. But yes it was quite fun little hot but not bad. As you know when you have Tim as lead your bound to run into something challenging and he didn't let us down. Hope you can make the next one.