Christopher Kracht

Mapping Crew - Arizona

Chris is an avid outdoorsmen and constantly seeks adventure. He is a pilot by profession. This gives him a birds eye view of the world providing plenty of ideas for trail exploration. Chris has been heavily involved in off roading and overlanding since purchasing his FJ Cruiser in 2013. Prior to owning his FJ Cruiser he owned a Honda Element for 10 years. The Element was a great vehicle but provided limited ability for "off-road" adventures. His favorite types of trails are those greater in length including multi-day overlanding adventures. He has organized a variety group trips including AZ Border to Border and Utah Border to Border overland adventures. Some of the trails and areas he has explored include Baja North, El Camino Del Diablo, The Mohave Road, The Grand Canyon North Rim, Ouray CO, and countless trails throughout Arizona. Look for his blue and white FJ Cruiser on a trail near you! He hopes to share his passion and expertise for off-roading with the world and also wants to experience what others have to offer within this great community.

Recent Trip Reports

Bloody Basin Road Arizona 06-15-2017

I drove on Bloody Basin back in June. Conditions remain the same. Good. A 2 wheel drive vehicle can drive this. Even an car with enough patience. This road is a gateway to other trails but also joins the road down to Carefree which is also passenger vehicle friendly.

FR 479 05-06-2017

Second water crossing was not passable due to release from the dam. Although the main dam was not flowing the side release made the water too deep and too fast to cross. I personally walked both sections. You can check the water flow on the SRP web site. Anything about 500 would be questionable. It was 1000 on Saturday. SRP Web site address: https://data.hydrometdataservice.info/dwr/

Montana Mountain 03-26-2017

A great time of year to visit this trail. All of the wildflowers are in full bloom. This won't last for long. The trail conditions were good. A few sections may have been a bit rougher than my last visit but nothing worth noting as a specific waypoint. The construction at the end of the trail at the air up spot has been completed! There is now a nice large parking area there. As usual proceed with caution on the first part of this trail if you are entering from the west. This is a high traffic area for OHV traffic and people using side pullouts as shooting areas. Including some where signs say it is prohibited. That only lasts for the first 10-15 minutes of the trail.


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