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Copperstate 4Wheelers Sugarloaf / Sycamore area Clean Up
Title:
Copperstate 4Wheelers Sugarloaf / Sycamore area Clean Up
Date:
Saturday November 13th, 2010 07:00 AM
Where:
Sunflower, Arizona
Category:
Trail Runs (Unofficial)
Event Custom Field 1:
3
Trail Leader:
admin

Event Description

Copperstate 4 wheelers are organizing a trail clean up of the Sugarloaf/Sycamore area. Our contact is Chad Chaney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chad has been 4-wheeling with some of AZLRO friends before and asked if we'd post trail clean up information here in hopes of recruiting some help.

The trail clean up will start at 7AM meeting at the Sugar Loaf turn off on highway 87. Copperstate has big aspirations for this cleanup and are really hoping for a big turn out as this area is in real need of attention. They have contacted other local 4x4 clubs, Tonto national forest, the Arizona States Association of 4-wheeldrive clubs, and TRAL. New information about this cleanup as it becomes available. Chad can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UPDATE from Chad:(9.27.10)
"I went out to Sugarloaf this morning and took some pictures of the area and had a look around. There is a lot of work to be done. I spoke with an ADOT guy who was out there and he said that the road into Sugarloaf will not be closed and it will be accessible for the clean up crew. There is a large spot approx 1/2 to 3/4 miles in on the right after you leave the highway that will be the staging area for the cleanup. Donations for the raffle are slowly coming in. I'm really looking forward to this cleanup, I think it will be a lot of fun and a good chance to see some new faces."

 

 11-12 Update - For those attending and interested, we are meeting at Circle K in Fountain Hills on the South side of Shea, just West of Hwy. 87, at 7:30 tomorrow morning to caravan North together. See you there!



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Venue

Sycamore Creek Trail
Location:
Sycamore Creek Trail
City:
Sunflower
State:
Arizona
Country:
United States
Difficulty
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  • 1.5
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  • 2.5
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  • 4.5

Venue Description

Sycamore Creek offers outstanding views on a moderate to difficult trail. There are a few 'Oh My' obstacles that look much worse than they are as well as some play hills to challenge any Rover.

The trail starts by crossing the dry Sycamore Creek and wandering through a mildly improved area back and forth across the creek to a dry wash. The wash narrows and can be tricky for full sized vehicles without extra clearance. As the trail starts to climb out of the wash the views begin. There are options of varying difficulty to obtain the ridge where stunning views of Four Peaks and the desert are afforded. A windy narrow desert road travels ridges and ravines offering easy to moderate off-roading.

Shortly after a steep decent into a wash a wall like obstacle is reached. It is easy to drive by because it is a slab of granite that does not resemble the road. A great sense of accomplishment is felt for new comers as they conquer this impossible looking obstacle with ease. More easy to moderate terrain follows

After climbing to a saddle with interesting quartz rock a steep twisty decent takes you into another wash. The wash has some small boulders and interesting wheeling. This wash will take you to the exit Lower Sycamore Road. Here you have the opportunity to try numerous play hills some of which shrink to canyons only inches wider than your car.

If you want more adventure, continue down stream in Sycamore Creek until you hit the Verde River. At low flow times, you can cross the river even in a stock Rover. On the other side of the river a seldom used road leads you back to Fountain Hills.

Offers optional play hills and one optional obstacle for those wanting more challenge. It can be run in 3-4 hours depending on the number of vehicles and the usual circumstances. Stock vehicles can run this.
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