Mapping Crew - Arizona
Trail Reviews: 3100 points
Questions Answered: 450 points
2014 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (Stock
lift, 31" tires)
Hello, I'm Chad. I have spent most of my life in Arizona although I'm from Mountain Home, Idaho. I started off roading when I was 17 years old initially because I wanted to get to the camping spots most couldn't get to. These days I am an avid off roader who loves all aspects of offroading, the President of Copperstate 4 Wheelers, a Tread Lightly Trainer, and certified off road instructor with the International 4 Wheel Drive Trainers Association (I4WDTA). My favorite trail is The Rubicon Trail. The El Dorado National Forest is beautiful and so is The Rubicon Trail. In 2014, I was lucky enough to take my 7 year old son and my dad on the trail with me. I am very excited to be a part of this group and can't wait to get to work running some of the beautiful trails we have here in Arizona.
My Garage (1)
2014 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)
Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 31"
My Trail Reviews (3)
(within last 6 months)
My family and I drove to Payson today and drove right by the trailhead. The entire mountain side was burned by the Bush fire and all of the trail within view from the highway was burned. I'm afraid what the summer rains will do to the trail.
Our group just finished a 4 day and 3 night trip over the Rubicon with 11 vehicles. The trail was fantastic but I found it to be significantly harder than my trip in 2014 and 2010.
All of the obstacles were more difficult. The holes at the base of obstacles were deeper and climbs and descents steeper.
I did find route finding to be difficult in sections and the GPX track hard to follow.
I would also ask that instead of saying, "stay south/north," I would suggest, "stay right or left." North or south doesn't help.
Rubicon springs was awesome and the host Tony was awesome.
Fun trail of course but not for the inexperienced, unprepared, and solo travellers.
I was on the backway to Mt. Ord yesterday for a run up to the top of the mountain. This trail has not changed much since the last time I was on it. There were no surprises except for the left over garbage at the top of the hill at the fr626 parking lot. We removed all of the garbage before heading down the trail. Our return trip was on fr626 and again, no surprises. Nice day on the trail.