Tip Top Mine / Gillette
We will be meeting at 4 Sons Chevron / McDonald's parking lot at I-17 / Carefree Hwy exit.
Heading north on I-17, we will exit on Table Mesa Rd where we will head west towards Gillette. From there we will make our way to Tip Top. This is an in/out trail, meaning we exit the same way we came in.
Meeting time: 9:00am, 9:15 departure.
Radio: ham - I will be monitoring ARA Shaw Butte repeater ( 147.24 + PL:162.2 ) for traffic until we get on the trail and then Simplex 146.580
CB - none, sorry.
FRS - 14
Lunch: We will break for lunch at the Tip Top Mine area.
Anticipated arrival back to I-17: 4pm (depending on many factors)
This trail flows off of the main Table Mesa trail and leads you to an abandon mine, replete with large gears and a station house.
Supposedly this trail has been graded and is now not much of a challenge.