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T-Ray

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Sunflower Mine
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:55:22 AM »
Location: N of 4-peaks off the Beeline Hwy
Rating: 3.0-3.5
Vehicle Requirements: 31" tires, shackle/spacer lift, skids, front/rear recovery points.

Sunflower mine is a great straight forward trail with excellent opportunities to see some old mining equipment.

The trail starts not far off of Highway 87 north of the 4 Peaks area towards Payson. Winding up and down, the average elevation on the trail is higher than most of the other Phoenix area trails. This makes for generally cooler wheeling.

80% of the trail is a pretty easy dirt road. Maintained more or less constant throughout. Once past the main camping and staging areas you start to wind down and cross several creek beds. The rest of the trail is made up of small boulder fields and a few short climbs that can be prone to wash outs.

Operating until as late as 1955, the Sunflower (also called National) Mine produced Mercury. The Mercury was formed by burning cinnabar from surrounding rocks into a gas then cooling to condense. Several structures and shafts remain. BE CAREFUL when exploring these. Although they are some of the best preserved in the area, the potential for accident is always high around old mines.



« Last Edit: July 02, 2010, 09:03:36 AM by T-Ray »

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Re: Sunflower Mine
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 02:57:06 PM »
Here is a video from last year!

« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 02:59:53 PM by pinchel (Rob) »

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Re: Sunflower Mine
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 08:34:24 PM »
That was a fun trail, adrenaline was working after the rock garden where the mini van lost her cherry...two dings in the rocker and f'ed up the stock skids....but awesome views and we got every ride through that trail with no major damage...

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Re: Sunflower Mine
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 08:41:16 AM »
Ha! It does look like it was fun ;D

I love how in the video Marcin just ignores the obvious lines, those would be too easy ;D

Anyone have any pics of the mine or boulder field?

 



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