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Title: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: dezurtrat on August 02, 2009, 10:28:35 PM
Decided to take a day trip on Historic Apache trail which I started just east of Phoenix today. Pretty cool place. As if you all didn't know!  ;D

http://www.apachetrail.net/


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Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: DZRT on August 02, 2009, 10:37:32 PM
Thanks for the pics! I'll have to put this one on my to-do list! This looks like fun and we can drop the boats in the water too!
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: Critchley on August 03, 2009, 11:02:58 AM
Love this trail!!!  We take our visitors from outside AZ around this to give them good views of the great scenery.  A pleasant drive.   
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: dezurtrat on August 04, 2009, 07:46:45 AM
Yea, I love this trail. I can't think of too many places where you can get to such fantastic scenery without needing even the hint of anything but 2wd. :)
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: RiNkY on August 04, 2009, 08:42:19 PM
My sister and her husband are coming to visit in October from the UK.  I plan on running something like this in the Xterra with them on Sunday October 18th if anyone wanted to tag along.  Unless it's cool enough to take the 4Runner out then, but that could get a bit dusty & uncomfortable for those guys.
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: fangars on August 04, 2009, 08:45:14 PM
I do like the 4wd on the long washboard sections. You can loop back towards Phoenix via Fourpeaks. There is one section that leads down through Mesquite Wash on the east side of Tombstone Ridge that will give you some challenge.
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: dezurtrat on August 07, 2009, 08:34:25 AM
I do like the 4wd on the long washboard sections. You can loop back towards Phoenix via Fourpeaks. There is one section that leads down through Mesquite Wash on the east side of Tombstone Ridge that will give you some challenge.

Good stuff. Thanks. I'll need to check that way back through fourpeaks!
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: fangars on August 07, 2009, 10:39:58 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=2423+N+39th+St,+Phoenix,+AZ+85008&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=us&ei=opp8SvW0BpOKNMP2nOQC&ll=33.712346,-111.491404&spn=0.032628,0.052314&t=p&z=15

Forest Route 68 its called. Bypass the most boring part of the way to/from Fourpeaks.
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: dezurtrat on August 08, 2009, 11:49:29 AM
Ahhh, I get it now. I come up from Tucson. Normally I drive up through Florence and catch 60 to Apache Junction. One of these days I'm gonna come through Globe all the way around and back down through Florence. It seems like that route past Four Peaks is a good drive too!
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: RiNkY on August 09, 2009, 09:11:53 PM
If anyone wants to run this in the next couple of weekends, let me know.  I kinda wanna get the camera out and take some pics, plus get to know the route a little for when I take my sister and her husband out.
Title: Re: Apache Trail (Route 88) Day trip
Post by: Critchley on August 10, 2009, 10:23:53 AM
If anyone wants to run this in the next couple of weekends, let me know.  I kinda wanna get the camera out and take some pics, plus get to know the route a little for when I take my sister and her husband out.

My schedule is open for the next few weeks for a Saturday run. 

I have not done the trail back through the Four Peaks area, but would not mind giving it a go..