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Old 12-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #16
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Video... I tried to keep it short and to the point.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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Interested in the power line rd connecting BCC & Tablemesa?
I'll get you details on that.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #18
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If you don't know there's a trail on the west side of I-17 from Rock Springs to Table Mesa road. I think its trail #9989
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #19
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Very nice. I would like to run this with you sometime. I just did Table Mesa to FR 24 back to Cave Creek earlier this week.
I can get to Table Mesa from my house without getting on the interstate. I go up through New River
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #20
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If you don't know there's a trail on the west side of I-17 from Rock Springs to Table Mesa road. I think its trail #9989
I can make out something on the aerials over there but it doesn't look like much. It also doesn't show up on MapSource. I'd be interested in finding out more though if it is faster and better quality than the power line road.

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I can get to Table Mesa from my house without getting on the interstate. I go up through New River
Yep, that trail up through the reserve is pretty neat!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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Interested in the power line rd connecting BCC & Tablemesa?
I've found two different ways and there is rumor of a third but I've not explored it yet. This one would probably take the longest as it is 4.8 miles longer than taking the direct route via Interstate but so far, it is my favorite.

To reach the start of the trail, from the intersection of Maggie Mine road and Old Black Canyon Highway,
Depart S Coldwater Rd toward S Summit Dr
0.9 miBear left onto E Squaw Valley Rd
0.8 mi
Turn left onto S Melanie Ln
0.1 miTurn right onto E Tara Springs Rd
0.4 mi



Turn right just after the road turns from pavement to dirt. Don't turn too soon as it will just take you up somebodies driveway with a lot of barking dogs!



After a little wiggle to pass under I17...


Here is what the overall trail looks like from top to bottom...


According to MapSource, we spent 40 minutes enjoying this section of trail.
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I can make out something on the aerials over there but it doesn't look like much. It also doesn't show up on MapSource. I'd be interested in finding out more though if it is faster and better quality than the power line road.


Yep, that trail up through the reserve is pretty neat!
The trail up through the reserve is pretty much gone. I was up there today looking at the damage from the flood. The lower road coming in by the school is gone along with a few homes and they were working on the river crossing just past the school.
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The trail up through the reserve is pretty much gone.
You didn't happen to take any pictures did you? That's too bad as that was a fun little connector. Thanks for the update.
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We forgot the camera. The last home you past right when you hit the trail into the reserve had water right at their drive way and the trail looks like a dry river bottom. The road south out of the entrance is part of the river now. The 10 or so homes along that road had no way in or out for a few days.
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The trail up through the reserve has been repaired. I was thru there today and the flood sure made a mess of it. There is debris 5-6 feet up the trees on the bank where the original trail was. The river has cut into the original trail in two or three places and now up drop down into the river bed at those locations. The exit up to Table Mesa Road has a lot more sand and rocks and may be a challenge on a big bike.
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Question Dugas......

Was he downhill in your photos the down hill portion into Sycamore Creek?


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About to tackle the hill down into Dugas...


Not too bad yet...


Lots of loose stuff, lots of big stuff, and several drop offs. Fun!


After surviving the down hill skate on marbles, Wild Bill's first question is, "Is the climb out of this canyon just like what we came down?" Nope, that's the worst of it.


Once you get down in the bottom, it's a cool ride alongside the creek.


The first water hole... it was here that my bike took a snooze while I was off testing the water depth.


Another water crossing... slightly deeper than the first two but longer with ice and the water was really cold.


Wild Bill crossing cautiously since I stirred up the mud on my way through and now he can't see where the rocks are...


Aww phooey... just gas it and go! Did I mention how cold the water was?


Just before this crossing, Wild Bill's low gas light came on and so we made the call to ditch the part of the ride down Copper Canyon to Camp Verde and back up through Cherry, instead heading right for Cordes Junction.
Food! Warmth!


The sun was starting to drop as were the temp's and so we also decided not to do Blue Bell Mine road or the route through Black Canyon and just burn for the barn instead.

Fun day. I guess I should stage further north to hit the upper end of the loop I wanted to do. Another day.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:42 PM   #27
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Was the downhill in your photos the down hill portion into Sycamore Creek?
Yep!
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