Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
General Crook Trail #140 Rim Campout Volunteer Event
when Tuesday, June 28, 2022
where Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Woods Canyon Lake
the hike     We partnered with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Black Mesa Ranger District to clean up a section of the General Crook Trail #140 between Rim Top Trailhead and Carr Lake Trailhead.
    We crossed the Woods Canyon Lake access road (FR 105) during our inaugural event and discovered the tread (trail) was either washed away or covered with new growth.
    We worked with a Forest Service to blaze a new path (ridges along naturally occurring ditches, berms around water sinks, paths around downed trees) marking with plastic ribbons, trail markers and flags.
    We will hike the Eastern section, starting from the Mogollon Campsite and ending at the Rim Top Trailhead. In addition to our normal clean up activity, we will check out the new trail for any remaining issues.
    We will rendezvous at the Rim Campout site (Mogollon Campsite). We will distribute gloves and trash bags and travel north across the Rim Road ((FR300) and intersect the General Crook Trail. We hike east along the trail and cross the Woods Canyon Lake access road (FR 105). From there we will travel ESE along the new trail.
    When the trail intersects the old rim road, we will return along the same route back to the Mogollon campsite.
distance 7.4 miles
EC 95' elevation change
elevations Mogollon Campground 7515' Rim Top Trailhead 7550'
time 3-4 hours
type Out and back
starting at
Mogollon Campground 34.32143° N, 110.95667° W
on trail 100% —General Crook Trail #140
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Woods Canyon Lake
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
meet Mogollon Campground 8:00 AM. Rod will lead a group from the Mogollon Campground. Individuals traveling from the Valley arrange their own carpool. I will send an email out to all with participants prior to the hike.
Mogollon Campground:
•  From the intersection of State Route 87 and State Route 260 in Payson, go 29 miles east on SR 260 to Rim Road (FR 300, signed for Woods Canyon Lake).
Turn left and travel west on the Rim Road (Forest Road 300) about 3.5 miles.
The Mogollon campground will be signed on your left.
Note: Road is paved until the access road to Woods Canyon Lake. The road beyond is dirt but suitable for passenger cars.

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