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Title: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 20, 2015, 01:05:49 AM
That said someone should probably start a separate camping thread so that we can get a list of who is interested and decide on a location.

Sorry this thread is so late. Seems like there's some considerable interest in camping, so let's talk camping for this trip.

As we know, there are a lot of options open to us. I personally like Ted's suggestion of the Cottonwood area, and driving up from there. I stayed at Dead Horse Ranch State Park (http://azstateparks.com/Parks/DEHO/index.html) for a couple of days mid-February, and it was really nice.

Alternatively, there's trail camping. Two areas, east and west of Sedona aren't too far away.

I'm also camping Saturday night as well for anyone else interested in doing so. Location, of course, is TBD.

7 April 15
Looks like the camping group is going to be split between off-trail and Dead Horse Ranch. I'm sure you guys have each others' number should anything come up while we're out and about, so I'm not worried about that. Just remember to be at the trailhead by 9. :)

Meeting: For those meeting and driving up from Phoenix we will be meeting at the McDonalds on Carefree at 8AM and leaving no later then 8:30.

Those of you planning on camping, meet at the trail head no later than 9AM, and the group from Phoenix will run second.    


Let's hear it!

FirstXRS- 17th & 18th at Dead Horse Ranch
XTiki -17th & 18th at Dead Horse Ranch
WHPIVxterra - 17th at Dead Horse Ranch
Pinchel - Maaaybe 17th, 18th at Trail
AZTed - 17th & 18th? at Trail
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 20, 2015, 07:56:38 AM
What time would you like to be leaving town on Friday?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 20, 2015, 11:30:53 PM
Not sure, depends entirely on what we decide.

If trail camping, I might leave mid-morning and just relax after setting up camp. If camping at a ground, depends on check-in. Dead Horse for example has a 2 pm check-in.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 22, 2015, 11:00:06 PM
We are interested in camping.  Probably leaving Phx after work on Friday though.  Ill have to check out the links to the camp site when Im not on my tablet.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 23, 2015, 08:53:33 AM
Well, IF, we go and camp the night before we would not be able to leave until late evening, both the wife and I work that day. We may just ending up camping Saturday night somewhere.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 23, 2015, 10:08:17 AM
We are interested in camping.  Probably leaving Phx after work on Friday though.  Ill have to check out the links to the camp site when Im not on my tablet.
Sounds good. If at a campground, just observe the courtesy of keeping the noise down when entering after sundown; we'll save a spot for you. :)

Well, IF, we go and camp the night before we would not be able to leave until late evening, both the wife and I work that day. We may just ending up camping Saturday night somewhere.
With us (myself and whoever wishes to camp Saturday night), or on your own?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 24, 2015, 07:30:21 AM
I like the whole Dead Horse Campsite setup.  Looks like a very nice place.  Never been.  Doesn't look too far away from Sedona.  We just got a new SUV tent that hooks up to the back of the X.

Is there a general plan then of people camping in one spot?  A meet up time and place set with the group coming up from Phoenix?  If we settle on Dead Horse, do we need to call for reservations?  I don't know how busy they are this time of year never having camped in AZ. 

I think we can be up there by sunset if we jam out of Phx quickly Friday.  Thinking about leaving our tent there and staying Sat night as well.  Seems like a waste to get up there Friday night and not have a chance to enjoy the area, break everything down Sat morning and just leave the place. 
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 24, 2015, 10:08:29 AM
Is there a general plan then of people camping in one spot?  A meet up time and place set with the group coming up from Phoenix?  If we settle on Dead Horse, do we need to call for reservations?  I don't know how busy they are this time of year never having camped in AZ. 

I think we can be up there by sunset if we jam out of Phx quickly Friday.  Thinking about leaving our tent there and staying Sat night as well.  Seems like a waste to get up there Friday night and not have a chance to enjoy the area, break everything down Sat morning and just leave the place. 

Ideally, it would be far more organized to camp together (for those camping) on Friday night. Would probably make Saturday morning easier. No location or time for meeting has been established yet. Reservations at Dead Horse can actually be done online. You get to see the map of the campgrounds and which sites are open. It's car camping for sure, which allows for some very relaxed and modern conveniences, but there's nothing wrong with that from time to time  :). They were busy for Valentine's weekend, but I think that speaks for itself. I was thinking of camping on a trail after the event, but it might be just as enjoyable to return to the campground that afternoon. Good fire pit, grocery nearby (to pick up food and drinks? :)), comfortable showers and restrooms.

The only bad thing about leaving late on Friday is sitting in traffic all the way to Anthem. But that can be figured out later.

A little more info on Dead Horse: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/DEHO/downloads/DEHO_Park_Map.pdf

We would be camping in Blackhawk loop. The best sites imho are 111, 114,115,116. Only two vehicles are allowed per site. Fees are per vehicle. So, it would be $35/vehicle to camp the weekend; Friday night to Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 24, 2015, 09:24:19 PM
Sounds good to me.  Easier is better this time out.  I got rid of all my camping stuff years ago.  We are just buying stuff again like the tent and dont have a lot of gear.  Having a store nearby an improved camp ground would be ideal for us.  I dont want to RV it but I dont want to survival gear it either.  I am more of the mind to have ice for my drinks post trail run.  Ill look at booking one of the spots you last mentioned.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on March 24, 2015, 09:56:07 PM
XTiki, I have an extra tent if you are interested. 
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 25, 2015, 08:03:03 PM
Thx, but our tent was just delivered last week.  You didnt like yours?  upgraded to something different?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: m.sainz12 on March 26, 2015, 02:52:02 AM
I'll know more on camping by the beginning of next week. Still trying to figure out my girlfriends schedule
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on March 26, 2015, 07:45:36 AM
you can never have too many tents! I have a 4 person tent, a 2 person tent, and a single person tent!
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 26, 2015, 08:59:22 AM
I'll know more on camping by the beginning of next week. Still trying to figure out my girlfriends schedule
Sounds good, I'll tentatively add your name.

you can never have too many tents! I have a 4 person tent, a 2 person tent, and a single person tent!
Truth.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 27, 2015, 10:53:09 AM
FirstXRS, did you reserve a bunch of those sites?  All those you mentioned as being better sites were taken already.  I reserved 113 today.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on March 27, 2015, 12:03:00 PM
Reserve sites? Sorry but thas not camping.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 27, 2015, 12:35:35 PM
I'll be up there before you!  I'll try to eat a few bugs and extra not wash to make it more legit.  How's that?   ???
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 27, 2015, 07:55:39 PM
FirstXRS, did you reserve a bunch of those sites?  All those you mentioned as being better sites were taken already.  I reserved 113 today.
I did not. Actually, after typing all that up, I went to see what was available. Kind of funny the ones I mentioned were taken.

Aah, I wasn't expecting anyone to make a reservation yet! Using Dead Horse as an example, depending on how many people want to camp, we might have to double up on the sites.


Reserve sites? Sorry but thas not camping.
I know, but it's still a fun, relaxing, easy going time for people like me. I grew up backpacking/camping, have taken two wilderness survival classes as an adult, and have zero hesitation about roughing it.

So, I'm up for suggestions. I only brought up Dead Horse because it is in the Cottonwood area, and I stayed there before. And XTiki will be as well :)
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on March 27, 2015, 08:09:22 PM
35 bucks per vehicle?! holy cow! thats a bit steep for a glamping site.  I'll do it if everyone else is but camping on the trail sounds better to me
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 28, 2015, 09:41:52 PM
There are plenty of places to camp off FR525
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 29, 2015, 01:01:59 PM
Which is why we're discussing options in this thread. :)

Hammer, when referencing FR525, is that ALL 525, or 525, 525a, or 525c? I only ask because I don't have the trail use map in front of me, and I only have a couple minutes to write this.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on March 29, 2015, 04:45:51 PM
I only went with that booking due to just me and 1 other being strongly committed to camping for this trip and joining the discussion on this thread linked to the main Sedona Run thread. Its the end of March and just wanted to get something solid and organized going instead of last minute.  I'm ok with my choice and if others go in another direction thats cool too.  Not having a lot of gear for anything other than an overnight,  Staying 2 nights at a more civilized actual site seems like the best way to go for me.  Im not trying to steer the trip and all that.  Just dont have a lot of time to pick up more gear or plan on the fly last minute.

someone should post a definate meet up location and time etc for everyone coming from different directions.  Love Sedona.  Lookin forward to this run for sure.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 29, 2015, 05:24:53 PM
It's been a while so it is hard to say for sure, but I believe I have camped around Here (https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9249108,-111.9185289,287m/data=!3m1!1e3)

As I understand it anything east of FR525 used to be red rock area and you could not camp there, since then I believe they have opened it up.  We used to camp on the west side of the road, but I think now you can camp on either side.  
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on March 30, 2015, 07:43:26 AM
Updated OP

I only went with that booking due to just me and 1 other being strongly committed to camping for this trip and joining the discussion on this thread linked to the main Sedona Run thread. Its the end of March and just wanted to get something solid and organized going instead of last minute.  I'm ok with my choice and if others go in another direction thats cool too.  Not having a lot of gear for anything other than an overnight,  Staying 2 nights at a more civilized actual site seems like the best way to go for me.  Im not trying to steer the trip and all that.  Just dont have a lot of time to pick up more gear or plan on the fly last minute.
I hear ya. I'm probably going to stay there again. So much easier to just reserve a site and go when the time comes. Helps out a lot when there's a lot going on. And imo, $35 for a couple days with the facilities provided isn't bad at all. And like I said, with its proximity to Cottonwood, it's easier to pack in quality food and drink. :)

It's been a while so it is hard to say for sure, but I believe I have camped around here https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9249108,-111.9185289,287m/data=!3m1!1e3

As I understand it anything east of FR525 used to be red rock area and you could not camp there, since then I believe they have opened it up.  We used to camp on the west side of the road, but I think now you can camp on either side.  

Hmmmmmmmmmmm I'll have to look at this closer. I have (requested) the week after the run off from work, I might spend a couple more days in the area. Thanks!
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 30, 2015, 08:13:22 PM
The link didnt work so i fixed it. 
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: m.sainz12 on March 31, 2015, 11:42:05 AM
Well I'm out on camping my mom decided to move to NM for work and Friday will be her last day in PHX.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on April 05, 2015, 08:26:35 AM
So after its all said and done, is anyone else camping at Dead Horse?  Will we see anybody else Friday night or is it pretty much meet at the Trail Head or what?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 05, 2015, 09:37:14 AM
I work Friday until 3pm, so I doubt we'd be close to be ready to leave for Friday. We will plan to camp out after the trail on Saturday though.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 06, 2015, 01:05:59 PM
So after its all said and done, is anyone else camping at Dead Horse?  Will we see anybody else Friday night or is it pretty much meet at the Trail Head or what?
I'll be doing Dead Horse both nights. Been so busy, and will be up until the trip, that making a safe (and comfy!) play is best.


35 bucks per vehicle?! holy cow!

I know it's late, but I just realized what this said. I'd like to clarify that it's $35 for two days. $20 for just one, and that's with the $5 online reservation fee. If you roll up on the 17th or 18th and find an open spot, it's just $15.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 06, 2015, 06:25:23 PM
that is a much nicer price! I will book it tomorrow.  what site are you guys at?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 06, 2015, 07:04:01 PM
that is a much nicer price! I will book it tomorrow.  what site are you guys at?

I prefer camping off site for free. It's even cheaper.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 06, 2015, 08:59:06 PM
Pinchel, are you camping?
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 06, 2015, 09:45:44 PM
Pinchel, are you camping?

Prolly off the trail sat
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on April 06, 2015, 10:02:42 PM
Blackhawk loop.  113 I think.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 07, 2015, 12:19:59 PM
WHP, have you reserved yet? There's only one spot left for the 17th + 18th (departing 19th), four spots for just overnight on 17th (leaving 18th), and two spots for overnight on the 18th. I'll be booking for 17th AND 18th, so if that's what you were planning as well, let me know and I'll reserve it for two vehicles. Provided you see this before someone else grabs it :)
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 07, 2015, 03:13:35 PM
hey man I haven't booked it yet.  I am down for the two nights if you wanna book it up!
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 07, 2015, 04:25:11 PM
We're at Blackhawk Loop site 118. Check-in is 2pm on the 17th, checkout is noon on the 19th. You also saved $5.00 by booking through me. :)
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 07, 2015, 04:46:48 PM
woohoo! 5 bucks!  first beer is on me! awesome! cant wait.  Where in the valley are you?
Title: Re:
Post by: Azfronty99 on April 07, 2015, 05:57:45 PM
So I want to do this but I'll be short someone and their tent and accessories.lol so gotta figure out something
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 07, 2015, 07:57:43 PM
do you guys who are going with the first group have CB's?
Title: Re:
Post by: Azfronty99 on April 07, 2015, 10:00:54 PM
I got one
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 07, 2015, 11:39:43 PM
woohoo! 5 bucks!  first beer is on me! awesome! cant wait.  Where in the valley are you?
;D

I'm in Mesa, and will decide later when I want to head up there. Should I go up early afternoon and kick back, or get some stuff done around the house?  ???

So I want to do this but I'll be short someone and their tent and accessories.lol so gotta figure out something
This (http://www.costco.com/Coleman%C2%AE-Evanston%E2%84%A2-Screened-4-person-Tent.product.100116995.html) might be available near you, or obviously online. I was just gonna link it and continue, but after reading and looking at it, this is a pretty decent tent for a pretty decent price.

But yeah, we'll figure something out!

do you guys who are going with the first group have CB's?
I just got one; need to get it installed and tuned.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: WHPIVxterra on April 08, 2015, 07:55:42 AM
well let me know what your plans are.  if you go up in the afternoon we can caravan.  I am in tempe.  you should also totally get it installed before the trip.  I just bought an swr meter too so I can tune it for you
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on April 08, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
We have a CB.  Will be up there sometime around 7pm Fri evening.   Spot 113.  We'll be in the Xterra.  Ha!
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: m.sainz12 on April 10, 2015, 04:21:11 PM
I'm not camping but heading up early Saturday would you guys be interested in meeting before the trail head to caravan? Not really sure how to get to the trail head
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 10, 2015, 07:56:13 PM
I'm not camping but heading up early Saturday would you guys be interested in meeting before the trail head to caravan? Not really sure how to get to the trail head

We are meeting early, very early, see the original post.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 12, 2015, 08:39:37 PM
well let me know what your plans are.  if you go up in the afternoon we can caravan.  I am in Tempe.  you should also totally get it installed before the trip.  I just bought an swr meter too so I can tune it for you

I think I'll be leaving around 1 or 2; any later and we'd really get into traffic. That, and we have to save XTiki's spot ;).

I was rushing to get my CB installed, but I might actually wait and see if I want to mount it on the body or wait for a rear bumper.
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: XTiki on April 16, 2015, 09:15:36 PM
Yeah, save our spot!!  We'll probably be up there around 8 now and setting up in the dark.  Yeah, thats us. ???
Title: Re: Camping for Broken Arrow (April 18, 2015)
Post by: FirstXRS (Zac) on April 17, 2015, 07:20:50 AM
Ha! No worries; I've set up camp in pitch black nights plenty of times.