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Vail Area Run

Unread postby bigredxj » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:42 pm

So I finally have time to post the pics of the wash around Vail that I checked out a couple weekends ago.

The beginning

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Off-camber section

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As far as we got - about 1/2 mile up the wash. This was a pretty good size step that was catching both my passenger front & rear tires at the same time. I probably could have bumped it up, but being just my vehicle out there, didn't want to risk it.
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From this point , we hiked up the wash another mile. DEFINITELY would need some work further up to get vehicle up (removal of large bushes that block the the entire width of the wash.

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From this point, the wash got REAL nasty (probably unmanageable by anything other than a stout tube buggy), upstream past a convergence of another small wash.

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The End...a 30-35 ft tall waterfall, with no way to go around it.

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Overall a pretty cool wash...definitely slow going. Very good views at the uppermost part.[/img][/url]
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Unread postby Marc017 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:38 pm

Looks pretty cool. Im down to check it out sometime and go a little further.. If i can make it
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Unread postby ROCKBOXAZ » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:33 am

Looks like it could definately be fun! Is it private land? Maybe we could work out a trail cut/cleanup?
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Unread postby bigredxj » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:08 am

It's National Forest land, so if someone wanted to clean it up, they'd have to be discrete about it. There aren't any roads close by it, other than the one at the start, so there wouldn't be any concern of being noticed. Although this time of year there are hunters out there...
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Unread postby hayseed » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:22 pm

That last waterfall looks doable....LOL :shocked: :shocked:
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Unread postby G-Eagle » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:00 am

ROCKBOXAZ wrote:Looks like it could definately be fun! Is it private land? Maybe we could work out a trail cut/cleanup?


This land used to have a Forest service sign at the entrance, its gone now. I ran into a rancher (horse back) who claimed it was his land. He said, respect it I'll leave it open.
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Unread postby G-Eagle » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:10 am

bigredxj wrote:It's National Forest land, so if someone wanted to clean it up, they'd have to be discrete about it. There aren't any roads close by it, other than the one at the start, so there wouldn't be any concern of being noticed. Although this time of year there are hunters out there...


I'ver been running this for years (about to where you went), i go to the trouble of raking the tire tracks (tree limb- 50') going into a wash just to be discrete. You'll be in Wildreness about the point you reach the second water fall. The sign's are just outside the wash.

Note, the rancher is out there often. The good thing is, after about 100 yds you are out of view of the road.

I am ten minutes from the trail, always up for running it. Let me know.
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Unread postby Ashman » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:35 pm

so the the waterfall completely not winchable?
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Unread postby bigredxj » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:07 pm

Nah, it's completely vertical. I think you'd (not you specifically, but anyone) have a helluva time just getting up to the waterfall. There's a couple big granite ledges with deep crevices between them right before it.
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Unread postby Marc017 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:47 pm

Whats on the other side of the waterfall?
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Unread postby bigredxj » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:57 am

My buddy hiked up around it, & said it just kept going, same as before the fall.
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Unread postby 85pickup » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:37 am

im up to run that trail as far as i can make it,, let me know!
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