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    Default Caravan PHX to Expedition Portal Rally

    Anone interested in a caravan out of Phoenix to the First Annual Expedition Portal Rally?

    See this Post

    I am planing on leaving Phoeinx after lunch, (work until 2:00 am friday morning and want a good night's sleep before heading out.)

    I am flexable and plan on leaving Mesa on the US 60 on over to the I10 then north bound on I-17 until Table Mesa Rd. I was thinking we could make some meeting spots along the way pending on where people are coming from. I had the mobil gas station near the outlet mall in mind, but it depends on where we all coming from.

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    EDIT: Current Caravan List Below

    To all those coming from East Phoenix and Tuscon:

    We will meet at 12:15 and depart at 12:30 for the next meeting spot in Anthem. I am going to meet Jason in the Fry's Electronics Parking Lot. Fry's Electronics is located at 2300 West Baseline Road in Tempe, AZ. We will meet in their parking lot on the South East corner (closest to Denny's and I-10). Tune in to CB Channel 7. See the map Below:



    Members Meeting In Tempe:
    1. Wil (flyingwil) - White Toyota Tacoma DC
    2. Jason (Jasonazx) - White Nissan Xterra
    3. Jeff (jeffryscott) - Suzuki Grand Vitara



    To all those coming from North Phoenix:
    We will leave there and head to Anthem and meet the others there at 13:30and depart at 14:00. We will meet at the Mobil fueling station on the South West corner of Anthem Way and I-17. See map below:




    Members Meeting In Anthem:
    1. Wil (flyingwil) - White Toyota Tacoma DC
    2. Jason (Jasonazx) - White Nissan Xterra
    3. Jeff (jeffryscott) - Suzuki Grand Vitara
    4. Aaron (daturpr) - Green Izuzu Trooper



    To all those coming from The West:
    Mark (Scenic WonderRunner) and Al (Alwalter) are caravaning from San Diego and will be meeting up with some members in Morristown between 13:00 and 14:00.


    Members Meeting In Morristown:
    1. Mark (Scenic WonderRunner) - Silver Toyota 4Runner
    2. Al (Alwalter) - Toyota Tacoma Xtra-Cab
    3. Vince (vickingvince) - Toyota Tacoma Xtra-Cab
    4. Brian (mcvickoffroad) - White Landy Disco


    You can contact them if you wish to join them!

    Let me know if this all looks right!

    Wil
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    I'll be visiting family at I-17 and Union Hills (North Phoenix). I can meet up and leave anytime after lunch. Used to be not much north of Union Hills. Now you have houses half way to Black Canyon City!

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    There is a Mobil fueling station on the west side of I-17 and Athem Way near the outlet mall there. I believe it is the last fueling station prior to the exit. I have no Fuel Cans, so this stop is a must for me. Maybe we could set up meeting there at 13:30 and departing 14:00 (Half hour window). I was planing on taking I-17 North to Table Mesa Road to get to Friday night's camp. I think that should put us at Camp around 15:00 and 15:30 at the latest. What do you think?

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    I'll be rolling through PHX sometime that Friday...don't know when. I'll have to meet y'all at camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes
    I'll be rolling through PHX sometime that Friday...don't know when. I'll have to meet y'all at camp.
    Ahhh.. Opting to take the Chemistry Class huh?
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    Not sure yet. That is why I dont' know what time I'll be going through....I'm paying way too much $$$ to be there, just to blow off class every time something else comes up.

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    From the other thread, Mark said...


    Quote Originally Posted by Scenic WonderRunner

    I'm thinking of heading toward Wickenberg......then for a "Scenic" Route.....can I head up to Castle Hot Springs?......then from here is there a route up over the mtns. to get to our camp site?

    Like going up through "Columbia"....and then east to our camp? I've never been back in this area......but I've always wanted to get back up there. I even considered heading out a day early to do this. I always like to see everything I can while out and about.

    From the other thread, Brian said...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcvickoffroad

    I was thinking of taking 60 up to Morristown and then taking North Castle Hot Springs Road. From what I gather NCHS Road will take us within 1.5 miles of camp. Then we would need to find no-name tracks the rest of the way.
    another option is to take NCHS to Champie Rd then to Cow Creek Rd. This route would take us to where we would be if approching from Hwy 17 and Table Mesa Road. Either way I believe it will be no-name tracks for the last 1-2 miles but not positive.
    I think you guys will be good to get into the area near Lake Pleasant on NCHS rd. from Morristown, but I wouldn't rely on the high route (through the Columbia area) to get through to the camp area via travel along the foothills. A friend of mine who lives near Castle Hot Springs said the last time he was over that way, the route that goes up in the hills between Tip Top and the Crown King rd. was not passable by 4wd any longer. He said at the east end near Tip Top, someone had used heavy equip. to dig a big hole across the trail, and that only quads could get by now. And he said over at the west end, I believe on the road into the Columbia mine area, that they had a locked gate. I think there are some active claims in that area. Neither of us has been out there lately to confirm the current status, but I wouldn't chance a route up through there unless you have at least an extra day in case you have to turn around and explore optional tracks.

    I would bet that the route closer to the north shore of Lake Pleasant coming out of Castle Hot Springs area would probably be a more likely route. It looks like using the 2 Shoes Ranch rd. and Cow Creek rd. would get you into the vicinity.

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    FYI - if there are any hot springs fans like myself, who might be considering a soak... the Castle Hot Springs is on private property, so no access It is situated behind a beautiful, historic resort compound. For some more info, check out a thread at soak.net

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    Thanks Baja!
    So I am thinking that since there is a resort in Castle Hot Springs and if people live in the vicinity then the NCHS road should be passable.

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    Anyone want to caravan from Wyoming?

    I'll be running the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands NP on the way down Tuesday & Wednesday....

    Looking forward to seeing everyone in AZ!
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