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    El Diablo
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    CHANGED to Walnut Canyon AZ - Backway to Crown King, Sat May 15

    Alright, time (finally) for an Arizona trail run. We'll be doing one of our favorites, the Backway to Crown King. https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails...ay-crown-king/. This trail's conditions change all of the time. It can be moderate, hard, or with the optional obstacles, stupid hard. It's a pretty full day of driving from meeting spot to trail to back to highway. Please start the day with a full tank of gas.

    Attendees:
    Alrock
    Reloader
    Jason
    Timgco
    Silverton

    Details:
    Saturday, May 15
    8:30 am meeting time, 9:00 depart (let's start early, beat some of the trail traffic and the heat)
    Meet at McDonald's, Carefree Highway and I-17 https://goo.gl/maps/NUb4TbUUn9zWjsAR9

    Bring snacks and plenty of water. We'll try and do lunch in Crown King at The Mill, which is on the right opposite the main entrance to town.

    Radios: We're using GMRS (Channel 21) not CB! If you don't have a radio yet, here are some recommendations.

    Handheld: Midland https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B001WMFY...Y2JT3RSDZ8W1DB
    Geeky handheld: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01LWOLZ...FVMCCJ6BHF2HAM

    Built-in, with antenna: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08SYCFQ...EZN4CCEDJ51PEB. This one is nice as you can hide the head unit and it comes with an antenna with a bar mount. You can also buy the radio separately and do your own antenna setup
    Geeky built-in: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1, Antenna mount https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1, Antenna https://www.arcantenna.com/products/...e-omni-antenna

    If you install a unit with antenna, please use a GMRS SWR to measure before you transmit to avoid any wiring/ground issues. This is not the same as a CB SWR. I have a basic GMRS SWR we can use if you want.







    Last edited by alrock; 05-10-2021 at 04:47 PM.

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    a.k.a. "The Jackal"

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    I did that route on UA2017 and camped at crown king. Itís a fun route, you guys will have a great time!
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    Sounds great, I invited Brad to go, he hasn't confirmed yet. Next week during the week we should do a quick run to Saguaro Lake and test the radios. I want to see the new JL getting dirty!

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    Hmmmmm I wonder: If I can re-arrange something I may be able to join you guys.....
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    El Diablo
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    Make it so!

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    El Diablo
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    UPDATE: Currently, the Backway to Crown King is CLOSED due to the Tussock Fire even though the fire hasn't hit that exact area yet. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7472/. The fire, as of today, is still small but it's 0% contained. Crown King has been given a notice of "Set" to evacuate.

    This event will be on HOLD pending any miraculous updates.


 

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