After a nice 3:30am wake up call on Saturday I headed to Phoenix to meet up with who ever was coming. Unfortunately, only one person showed up SOAZtim from Yotatech. We hung around for a bit then left. SOAZtim photos can be found here - http://www.soaztim.com/
The drive up to Sedona was filled with rain and lots of it. Reminded me of Missouri with the amount of rain minus the thunder/lighting, hail and tornado watches. We got luckly and by the time we got to Sedano the rain had let me, just windy:
Broken Arrow. There was no pink jeeps on the trail when we were there. I could see where a large group would have problems there are not very many pull offs:
It was to muddy and the rocks were pretty grippie despite the rain.
Steps at Broken Arrow (wasn't that bad):
Soliders pass is the only trail we meet a pink jeep on. As we were living someone in a new landcruiser (all decked up) tried to enter the trail but after seeing the ledge/obstacle he backed off the trail and parked
Seven Scared pools at Soliders Pass:
That foam stuff was weird.
Oak Creek Homestead. It's easy to miss the trailhead on this. It's was fun trail until my rear end slid out and I slid off a ledge with my wheels turned all
the way to the right. My wheels were straight but my steering wheel was a little off, after the drop (um, opps).
The self road down and the old homestead:
I don't think were crossing this portion of the trail:
Back up the shelf road to the second enterance/exit. Well, maybe (see first post)
Camp for the night and it was a cold one in the 20's. Ran across a neat little waterfall:
Camp for one:
Creek right behind camp (well not anymore)
Meet up with Jon and Jamie from this board and ran Broken Arrow again. I ended up leading this one. It was a good thing we ran it when we did because as we were leaving a number of pink jeeps were entering the trail. Meet one cool pink jeep guide though, who was surpised that we made the trail.
You can tell the difference in the photos from Saturday and Sunday.
Steps again. For me they were alot easier after running them before.
Overall, it was a great time and nice to great away from Yuma. No one got hurt and the vehicles preform fine (except for me). Next, time I'm up that way I'll be trying some more trails (Smiley Rock, Mingus Mountain) or mountain bike, which ever comes first
.You'll more than likely see me on trails/runs similar to these.
Thanks for those who came and for putting up with a me.