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ZEPPELIN
01-23-2017, 07:58 AM
Went up the (old way from slate creek)back way to the gate of Mt Ord yesterday ,4 up and 4 down no issues,the road was washed out in a few places-nothing too difficult,the snow on the trees was incredible-you could tell there was quite a windy storm up there-the snow was sideways on all the tree branches/bushes and plants -pretty cool

TreeKiller
01-23-2017, 08:09 AM
Beautiful!

Phxchargerfan
01-23-2017, 09:07 AM
I don't think I could do that run in the snow. There were a couple of pucker spots there for me and that was in great weather lol


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Bugs
01-23-2017, 10:36 AM
Awesome snow pics!
:punk:

btfive73
01-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Wow! Beautiful!

Keith B.
01-24-2017, 08:50 AM
Is that the trail that starts there at the bottom of the creek just a mile or so past the runaway truck ramp? I think it is FR27 or something like that? I have always wanted to do that as I pass it every time heading to payson.

5150TJ
01-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Cool pics Marvin, looks like your daughter had a blast in the snow😊


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Symon623
01-24-2017, 11:50 AM
Good stuff, love snow wheelin

metalman
01-24-2017, 01:13 PM
wow, great pics.

Bugs
01-24-2017, 01:33 PM
wow, great pics.
Reminds me of your Hachberry pics a few years ago Barry!

ZEPPELIN
01-25-2017, 06:32 AM
Is that the trail that starts there at the bottom of the creek just a mile or so past the runaway truck ramp? I think it is FR27 or something like that? I have always wanted to do that as I pass it every time heading to payson.

yes-Its on the right hand side of the road at the bottom of the big hill-about 1-1.5 miles after the new runaway truck ramp-the road is washed out and not taken care of at all -but any jeep can make it-I didn't use 4WD until we got into the real heavy snow near the top

ZEPPELIN
01-25-2017, 06:36 AM
Cool pics Marvin, looks like your daughter had a blast in the snow��


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She did !-all the way down the hill she kept repeating " I don't want to go home yet !"

Cactus Ed
01-25-2017, 08:18 AM
Killer pix, cool trip. Just added another one to a long, long to-do list.

Thanks!

Keith B.
01-25-2017, 08:39 AM
yes-Its on the right hand side of the road at the bottom of the big hill-about 1-1.5 miles after the new runaway truck ramp-the road is washed out and not taken care of at all -but any jeep can make it-I didn't use 4WD until we got into the real heavy snow near the top

Thanks. I have always wanted to do that trail. Next time you want to go on it let me know.

ZEPPELIN
01-25-2017, 09:11 AM
Thanks. I have always wanted to do that trail. Next time you want to go on it let me know.

Will do-we usually do this run about 4 times a year

Hemrides
01-31-2017, 05:08 PM
Where do you pick up the Slate Creek trail? Do you have any GPS info for this? Will be in AZ in March. Also can a stock TJ make this run OK?

Thanks,
Dave

ZEPPELIN
02-01-2017, 06:24 AM
Where do you pick up the Slate Creek trail? Do you have any GPS info for this? Will be in AZ in March. Also can a stock TJ make this run OK?

Thanks,
Dave

no GPS info but see quote #11 for directions-its on the way to Payson on 87 from the valley
yes a stock TJ can make it(with good tires)

Hemrides
02-02-2017, 03:40 PM
Is this at the point where the drain goes under 87? If you are heading south you would go through the drain to get to the east side of 87? This is the GPS way-point for the spot I mentioned, 3358'8.00"N 11123'17.46"W.

Thanks,
Dave

bobchase
02-02-2017, 04:00 PM
The western entrance is the easy way up. The more northern entrance is the washed out / heavily rutted road. You can drive right by it, even when you are looking for it. As I remember, it's a steep downhill road off of the highway, across a gully, and then up hill after the cattle guard. Truth in advertising - I never went that way. I was always in a hurry to get to the site with no play-time, so I used the entrance off the saddle.

Hemrides
02-03-2017, 03:47 PM
Bob,

Thanks for the map. I found the road on Google Earth, (GE). I understand where you guys are talking about now. I thought you were talking about NF-26.

Has anyone been on NF-201...other side of saddle entrance to Mt. Ord? It looks like you can take that back to a hiking trail. Some of the pictures on GE show it to be a good road.

Dave

Cactus Ed
02-03-2017, 04:12 PM
Has anyone been on NF-201...other side of saddle entrance to Mt. Ord? It looks like you can take that back to a hiking trail. Some of the pictures on GE show it to be a good road.
Dave

That's the exit for Sunflower Mine loop - goes back to Mount Peeley trailhead.


The drive up FR201 from the exit on Hwy87 is very scenic with many old mine sites and such to explore. This area around the old "National Mine" is very popular with four wheelers. This is where they once mined a reddish-brown ore called cinnabar and processed it on site to make mercury.

https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=479

Hemrides
02-09-2017, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the response Ed. I've added this to the list to take in March.

Dave