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SEDONA RICK
07-27-2007, 08:23 AM
The Forest Service Might Close Smasher & Brutal.
I Thinking Of Running Them While We Still Can.
I'll Be Ready Every Sat. Thru Sep 1.

Let Me Know.

SEDONA RICK
07-29-2007, 03:53 PM
Two Large Storm Cells Just Merged Right Over The Top Of Smasher.
Hows The Weather Zman?

zman
07-30-2007, 06:21 PM
Not sure how much it got. Between Friday 27 to Sun 29th we got 2.5" of rain in Clarkdale. 3/4" was the most at one time. Don't think that's enough to make any significant changes in the canyons. BTW, I think you got until 2009 before they impliment the new route rules so Smasher will be open for awhile.

zman

rokndaz
07-31-2007, 04:17 PM
What time will you be in ctwd sat am? Is there a meeting place? How many Jeeps will go? Any other info? Thanks

SEDONA RICK
08-01-2007, 06:46 AM
7:00 AM SAT. 08.04
MEET & AIR DOWN N.E. CORNER TUZOGOOT RD. & SYCAMORE CYN. RD.
4.0 33's AND TRACTION DEVICES.

heavyman
08-10-2007, 07:55 AM
Any plans for this weekend? (8-11)?

SEDONA RICK
08-10-2007, 12:00 PM
What Did You Have In Mind? I'm All Ways Up For A Little Smashing.

SEDONA RICK
08-10-2007, 07:51 PM
08.11.07 7:00 AM
@ WOODYS GAS STATION. MAIN ST. COTTONWOOD.

SO FAR
heavyman
RICK

SEDONA RICK
08-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Good Run This Morning Heavyman. Hope The Damage Is Not Too Bad.
Beautiful Day In The Verde Valley.

SEDONA RICK
08-11-2007, 01:49 PM
A Few More

heavyman
08-12-2007, 09:52 AM
Thanks to Sedona Rick for being one of the best trailguides I have met in AZ. Fun run on Saturday morning. Here is link to the photos I got:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jonbuilds/Smasher_canyon_20070811

Haven't torn apart the front end yet, but I'm pretty sure that axle snapped. No worries, we got out fine and it's only money!

YGOHOME
08-13-2007, 11:14 AM
if you guys aren't tired of this trail yet, how does Aug 25th sound? Or if that is too soon since youve just run it how about next month? I havn't run this yet but have wanted to.

SEDONA RICK
08-13-2007, 02:05 PM
I'll Never Get Tired Of "smashing" I Still Haven't Tried All The Lines Yet. These Pics Are Of Lower. There Is Middle & Upper Also.
Sat 08.25 Is Good For Me. Do You Trailer Your Rig? If So There Is Plenty Of Spots @ Trail Head. The Access Roads Loop.

YGOHOME
08-13-2007, 02:58 PM
Cool. I don't trailer my jeep... I'll be driving from North Phx. Also, my jeep specs are on my profile page.



*** EDIT: I found the airdown using the cross-streets you posted above.

N.E. CORNER TUZIGOOT RD. & SYCAMORE CYN. RD.

7 AM sounds good but early :)




Thanks,

Ben

SEDONA RICK
08-17-2007, 09:56 AM
WE HAVE A RUN

7:00 AM SAT. 08.25
MEET & AIR DOWN N.E. CORNER TUZOGOOT RD. & SYCAMORE CYN. RD.
4.0 TRAIL 33's AND TRACTION DEVICES.

MONSOONS ARE FADING. THE HEAT OF "THE DAWG DAYS" IS RISING. 7am IS THE RIGHT TIME.

YGOHOME
08-17-2007, 11:49 AM
WE HAVE A RUN

7:00 AM SAT. 08.25
MEET & AIR DOWN N.E. CORNER TUZOGOOT RD. & SYCAMORE CYN. RD.
4.0 TRAIL 33's AND TRACTION DEVICES.

MONSOONS ARE FADING. THE HEAT OF "THE DAWG DAYS" IS RISING. 7am IS THE RIGHT TIME.

excellent! see you there.

AZLugz
08-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Can't map that on Yahoo???

YGOHOME
08-17-2007, 12:08 PM
Can't map that on Yahoo???

I mapped it using google maps and spelling it as tuzigoot

SEDONA RICK
08-17-2007, 12:42 PM
Google Earth
034*46'05"
112*02'19"

ademster
08-17-2007, 12:51 PM
Hymmm.... I want to... but need to trailer the jeep....

66gto
08-17-2007, 07:39 PM
Sometimes I pull my jeep on a trailer when I go wheeling out there. There is a good spot to park near the trail head.

John

ademster
08-17-2007, 07:52 PM
i need a truck to flat towmy jeep...

DesertX04
08-18-2007, 05:31 PM
How long does this trail take? I'm thinking about it but have to be back in Anthem early afternoon.

ademster
08-18-2007, 05:35 PM
its a good 4-6 hour long run....


depending on breakage and stops to bs

SEDONA RICK
08-18-2007, 05:58 PM
HEAVYMAN AND I RAN LOWER IN 1hr 45min LAST SAT.
2.5 HOURS TRAILER UNLOAD TO TRAILER LOAD.
THE ONLY REPAIR WAS LEFT FRONT SPRING RETANIER
AT THE LAST WATERFALL. IT TOOK 15min.

SEDONA RICK
08-21-2007, 04:50 PM
I'M STILL ON FOR THIS SAT 08.25 7am.
LOWER AND MIDDLE

YGOHOME
08-21-2007, 05:32 PM
Yep, me too. See you Saturday.

DesertX04
08-21-2007, 05:49 PM
Think I can make it back to Anthem by 1pm? :mad:

YGOHOME
08-22-2007, 12:09 PM
I just checked out the weather report for this weekend. It says a strong possibility of thunderstorms Sat from a hurricane somewhere I think in the Gulf. Unless the report changes I'm going to have to cancel for this Saturday... sorry :( I'd hate to be in a canyon during that time.

but if the weather report changes for the better by Friday evening then I'll post up here again to let you know I'll be there. Please check your PMs and this thread though before heading out because I won't be there if the weather is thundery.

Thanks :)

SEDONA RICK
08-22-2007, 12:47 PM
I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THAT STORM ALSO. EVEN IN STRONG MONSOON SEASON MOST STORMS DON'T DEVELOP UNTILL MID AFTERNOON IN THE VERDE VALLEY. AND THEN THEY ARE JUST CELLS OVER SMALL LOCATIONS.
AND YOU CAN SEE THEM COMMING A A LONG WAYS OFF.
I'M STILL PLANING ON 7am. IF WE RUN LOWER & MIDDLE WE SHOULD BE OUT BY 10:30.

ademster
08-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Grrr.... I need to either get my truck registered and re-do the exhaust so I can drive it to tow my rig, or sell it so I can put a down payment on a new truck

SEDONA RICK
08-23-2007, 11:10 PM
JUST CHECKED MY FAV WEATHER SITE
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=86336
LOOKS LIKE SOME MOISTURE IS MOVING IN. BUT THEY HAVE LOWERED THE CHANCE OF RAIN FOR SAT TO 20%.
WILL KEEP LOOKING.
I'M STILL PLANING ON RUNNING @ 7am

zman
08-24-2007, 04:37 PM
Hey Rick, if it's the radar you like I found this site that I think is even better than WU.

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/86326?from=36hour_map_large&zoom=7&interactiveMapLayer=radar

Daughter has a HS soccer scrimmage tommorow against Flag so I will not be there.

zman

brenn18c
08-27-2007, 02:01 PM
Im going to try again this weekend without taking stupid lines...will have my 4130 shafts in by then.

SEDONA RICK
08-31-2007, 07:07 PM
Im going to try again this weekend without taking stupid lines...will have my 4130 shafts in by then.

IS THIS YOU BO ??