Successful first run

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Curly
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Successful first run

Postby Curly » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:40 pm

or is it the second run? :P I finally got to take my Chief offroad today, even if it was just forest service roads. I tried this about 2 weeks ago and had to turn back after just a mile or 2 due to a leaky heater core and running very hot. Turned around, took it home and tore into it. New timing chain, heater core, etc. Tried again today. Much better! Still running too hot, about 220 on some of the milder climbs, but with 75 degrees outside and a 160 Tstat, I know it is too hot. It did cool down to 180 once I stopped climbing.

Anyway, made a 70 mile round trip, about 25 off road, from 3500 ft to 6500 and back. Spent a good bit of it in low range, it feels very different in low range than my TJ (Standard trans) I only took a few pics because I have done this trail many times, I just needed proof I went up there. :D For the Az folks, this was the trail from Cottonwood to Cherry, along the face of MIngus Mtn.
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A view of the Verde Valley from the trail
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Re: Successful first run

Postby shimniok » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:51 pm

cool! looks fun and glad it went well.
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Re: Successful first run

Postby jsinajeep » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:33 pm

Yes, that a beautiful area. Glad you had a good time. At least you took one more picture than I do. LOL

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Re: Successful first run

Postby Lumpskie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:58 am

Great pictures. I wish I owned a 4wd when I lived in AZ. Where does this trail end? Near Jerome?
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Re: Successful first run

Postby srobertsfsj » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:06 am

Great pics, I love that area. My grandparents used to live in Cottonwood and an uncle in Camp Verde
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Re: Successful first run

Postby Curly » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:23 am

Lumpskie wrote:Great pictures. I wish I owned a 4wd when I lived in AZ. Where does this trail end? Near Jerome?

Jerome used to be an option for this trail, but a boulder came down on the road and blocked that section. Forest Service and Jerome didn't care/want to be bothered removing it. That section is gated off now. So now you can access it from the top of Mingus mtn or from Cottonwood.

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Re: Successful first run

Postby will e » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:47 am

Good for you! It's great getting them out. I am looking forward to the cooler temps so I can head out soon. Maybe I should head up north...
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Re: Successful first run

Postby Jeeply » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:21 pm

Nice photos. great view on the last one


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