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Title:
Nite run - Sycamore Creek
Date:
Saturday August 12th, 2006 07:30 AM
Where:
Sunflower, Arizona
Category:
Trail Runs (Official)
Event Custom Field 1:
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Event Description

We will run a portion of the Sycamore Creek trail for the nite run. If the rains continue, we will cross the creek with a couple of times. Water was running the last week of July. The trail is rutted is places and will stretch your suspension. There will be a stream bed rocks to drive over. We will finish in a play hill area. Any stock vehicle can make this, but some off road driving experience would be helpful. Meet on the turnoff to Sugarloaf Mountain/Sycamore Creek off of Highway 87. This is on the north side of the highway before the Four Peaks turnoff going to the south. We will leave about 8:45pm and return no later than 11:30pm.


Venue

Sycamore Creek Trail
Location:
Sycamore Creek Trail
City:
Sunflower
State:
Arizona
Country:
United States
Difficulty
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Venue Description

Sycamore Creek offers outstanding views on a moderate to difficult trail. There are a few 'Oh My' obstacles that look much worse than they are as well as some play hills to challenge any Rover.

The trail starts by crossing the dry Sycamore Creek and wandering through a mildly improved area back and forth across the creek to a dry wash. The wash narrows and can be tricky for full sized vehicles without extra clearance. As the trail starts to climb out of the wash the views begin. There are options of varying difficulty to obtain the ridge where stunning views of Four Peaks and the desert are afforded. A windy narrow desert road travels ridges and ravines offering easy to moderate off-roading.

Shortly after a steep decent into a wash a wall like obstacle is reached. It is easy to drive by because it is a slab of granite that does not resemble the road. A great sense of accomplishment is felt for new comers as they conquer this impossible looking obstacle with ease. More easy to moderate terrain follows

After climbing to a saddle with interesting quartz rock a steep twisty decent takes you into another wash. The wash has some small boulders and interesting wheeling. This wash will take you to the exit Lower Sycamore Road. Here you have the opportunity to try numerous play hills some of which shrink to canyons only inches wider than your car.

If you want more adventure, continue down stream in Sycamore Creek until you hit the Verde River. At low flow times, you can cross the river even in a stock Rover. On the other side of the river a seldom used road leads you back to Fountain Hills.

Offers optional play hills and one optional obstacle for those wanting more challenge. It can be run in 3-4 hours depending on the number of vehicles and the usual circumstances. Stock vehicles can run this.
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