Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saguaro Creek / Sugarloaf Mountain

Another great day riding off-road in the desert. Keith, Jane, and I trailered our machines up Highway 87 to a trailhead about 30 miles northeast of Phoenix where we unloaded for the purpose of exploring some new trails. The first section was mainly flat, sandy washes with spur trails that led to some interesting hill climbs. If you want to see what your ORV can climb, this would be a good place to try it out.

Then we followed a narrow, winding trail up a mountain and turned east towards Highway 87.  Although the views got better, the further we went, the rougher it got. Finally, we came to a section where we decided it would not be wise to proceed without a couple more bodies and possibly a wench. A track of the ride including time, distance, speed and elevation has been uploaded to EveryTrail.

Keith & Jane and their new quad

Four Peaks in the distance to the left and Weaver's Needle to the right

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