Bulldog Canyon Night Run 8.11.2012

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  1. jjgarci1

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    Anyone want to meet up for a Night Run:

    Run Info:
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    Bulldog Canyon
    Time: 6:45 pm at SR87 and Ft. McDowell (Baja Gas Station??)
    Day: Saturday August 11, 2012

    Permit is required for each vehicle (it's free).

    I plan to enter the area via Bush Highway, trail #10. The gate is referred to as "blue point" on my permit.
     
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    I'm down. Not sure where the gas station is though...
     
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    Sweet...
     
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    The gas station is right by Fort McDowel Casino. Its the second intersection north of the Shea and Beeline intersection for Fountain Hills.

    How long is the run?
     
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    Cool its official
     
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    What is the estimated end time for said route? Come on Phil, you can follow my taillights
     
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    I don't have an estimated run time. This is my first time on this trail, Charles Wells clocked the trail @ 8 miles. Says to allow 2-3 hours for round trip. I believe his description is out of date...the trail has been graded and many side roads are closed to motorized traffic. We have to stick to trails marked on the map provided with the permit
     
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  10. neatus

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    You can go round trip or just in one way and out the other I believe. I did that trail about 3 years ago and it isn't to slow going most of the time. Nice close to town trail. Sorry all I have is Jeep pics...I have not had a chance to do it in the Cruiser yet. It will be a nice trail for a night run.

    [​IMG]
    Bulldog Canyon_5441 by Neatus, on Flickr
     
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    Would a stock rig be kosher on this trail? As long as I can get home for my beauty sleep, I think I'm in!
     
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    You mean you DON'T go to be at 11:30 everynight?
     
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    I think a stock rig could do this trail fine.
     
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    I was out there several times this spring after the grading work was done. A stock Prius can make it thru on most of this trail. John
     
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    The last time I ran it: https://forum.ih8mud.com/az-copper-state-cruisers/576866-bulldog-3-26-2012-a.html

    Would like to go, but isn't likely, will be working on a root beer colored '40.

    There have been a couple of storms, but not huge ones, so likely hasn't improved much? It was fully graded, like sedan doable graded. The big drop into the wash (where the heep is pictured above) is a smooth ramp. The big attraction of the trail is the scenery, likely lost at night?:hillbilly:

    There are several routes and entrances/exits, so can easily make it longer/shorter, some can bail early. We entered at Usery/FR3554, took FR10 to Wolverine, IIRC, only took a couple of hours and we stopped a bunch to look at "stuff". Hadn't had enough, so took FR1356 over and ran Packsaddle, then continued to the Cottonwood exit on SR88/Apache Trail.
     
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    The side roads were never "open" to motorized traffic, now are better marked open (trail #) or closed. This area is under extreme pressure, we are lucky to even be able to drive it. So be sure to stay on the open trails, to the best of your ability, even more so than other areas.
     
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    So is there any kind of obstacles/optional routes we can take? I don't expect much, they did this same kind of thing with Butcher Jones.
     
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    IIRC, there were a couple of minor climbs, maybe? Mostly the same type of thing as the Rolls (Butcher Jones), except IMHO Bulldog is much more important, don't care much about the Rolls.:meh:
     
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    Tonight is supposed to be a good night for the meteor shower viewing (Perseids).
    :meh:

    Bummed I can't go.
     
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    I expect to see some good wheelin night shots of this run. Im still stuck in Pensacola FL on vacation. :mad:
     
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