4X4 from Cherry to the Summit of Mingus Mountain - Lynn Larremore Memorial Run - Cool Temps - Magnificent Scenery - Side Trips

Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Larry A - ashcrofbks@yahoo.com, 602-789-9548
Rating: 
RATING: C- (Off road) LENGTH: ~26 mi ELEV GAIN: 3100 ft, PACE: Easy, Fun

Meet at 7:30 am (depart 7:45) at the Park-and-Ride on the southwest corner of Bell Rd. and I-17.

This is an easy 4X4 run with occasional stops, photo ops, and short side trips where we visit the tiny village of Cherry, an abandoned mine, a hang glider launch pad with spectacular views overlooking the Verde Valley, and Mingus Mountain Lake.

4X4 is not required but a high clearance vehicle should be utilized for these maintained forest roads.

This is a dedicated memorial run for my friend & fellow AzOTC member Lynn Larremore, who departed this earth on May 25 for that Great 4X4 world in the beyond. Fill up the tank and come out for a fun time taking up most of the day. We plan to stop on the return for libations and food at Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Prescott Valley.

The adventure will be canceled if the weather or roads are bad. Call leader to sign up and with any questions regarding vehicle suitability, room for riders, etc.

Bring sunscreen, hat, boots, plenty of water, snacks and $ for carpool. Children, well behaved outdoor dogs are welcome. Cost to non-members is $5.