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Hi Dave:

Well once again you have shown that you and Mrs Crosscheck are one step ahead of most of us when it comes to truck camper travel. What a great desert southwest trip you have documented! I should be impressed (and truly am) by the length and duration of your journey, the gorgeous places you visited, and the tenacity with which you documented it all, but what really, really impresses me most of all is the extreme hiking and biking that is the backbone of your trip report! I know that hiking and biking is SOP for many truck campers, but you are part of what is probably a select group (including Whazoo, Dadwolf2, and others) that I am going to start calling Extreme Hiker/Bikers. We have Extreme Truck Campers and now their counter part Extreme Hiker/bikers. Have I gone too far with this?

Well, as I once told Whazoo, it doesn't make any sense for me to go to the effort and expense to be an Extreme Truck Camper (which I am not) when all I have to do is live vicariously through his trip reports. Now I can say the same thing to you, Dave, when it comes to Extreme Hiker/Biker travels. I don't have to do what you do (nor could I if I even wanted to), but can vicariously enjoy these activities through your trip reports!

Hope this finds you and Mrs Crosscheck well.

Terry

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terryrey wrote:

Hi Dave:

Well once again you have shown that you and Mrs Crosscheck are one step ahead of most of us when it comes to truck camper travel. What a great desert southwest trip you have documented! I should be impressed (and truly am) by the length and duration of your journey, the gorgeous places you visited, and the tenacity with which you documented it all, but what really, really impresses me most of all is the extreme hiking and biking that is the backbone of your trip report! I know that hiking and biking is SOP for many truck campers, but you are part of what is probably a select group (including Whazoo, Dadwolf2, and others) that I am going to start calling Extreme Hiker/Bikers. We have Extreme Truck Campers and now their counter part Extreme Hiker/bikers. Have I gone too far with this?

Well, as I once told Whazoo, it doesn't make any sense for me to go to the effort and expense to be an Extreme Truck Camper (which I am not) when all I have to do is live vicariously through his trip reports. Now I can say the same thing to you, Dave, when it comes to Extreme Hiker/Biker travels. I don't have to do what you do (nor could I if I even wanted to), but can vicariously enjoy these activities through your trip reports!

Hope this finds you and Mrs Crosscheck well.

Terry


Yeah, what he said! [emoticon] You truly are living the dream and as far as I'm concerned you and the Mrs. are the BEST advertisement for Outfitter campers that I've ever seen, as well as living the active lifestyle conducive to good health and good times! Thanks for sharing with us!

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cewillis wrote:

By the way, here are some pictures of another 'interesting' 'road' through the mountains in that area.
(something is wrong with my linkage on that page -- so start on the 2nd picture. Then clicking 'next' on each page works.


cewillis,

That road if that is what you call it where the jeeps are is pretty rough. Where is it? Some nice photos. There's even water in the creek.

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Camper_Jeff_and_Kelli,

We would have loved to walk across the trestle but there was a steep drop to the bottom then an equally steep climb up to the rails and we did not give ourselves enough time to explore.
I now know how to access the trestle by mountain bike so we will do this trip next time we are down in the Barrego Springs area.

terryrey,

Your comments are very kind but we are not extreme hikers/bikers. Ours is an active lifestyle and one of the reasons for these trip reports is to encourage others to get up out of the chair and explore the natural world we live in. I've learned a lot about different areas from others trip reports and it just seems fair that I should contribute to the travel knowledge.
Hope all is well with you and yours and you get out and travel in that great state of Utah.

Dak,

It's always fun to travel south and visit our cousins below the northern border. Lots of sun, warmth and an active life clears the head and leaves a smile on our faces.
We always look forward to the southern camping trips.

Dave

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Posted: 04/21/13 09:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By the way, here are some pictures of another 'interesting' 'road' through the mountains in that area.
(something is wrong with my linkage on that page -- so start on the 2nd picture. Then clicking 'next' on each page works.


Cal


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Posted: 04/22/13 09:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Search 'Charouleau Gap Tucson' and you'll find several links.

The best map I can find is on this page . The southern end of the trail is essentially in the community in which I live, about 2 miles from my house.

A description: link

Some more good pictures are here .

It is reported that the Forest Service has greatly modified (simplified) the trail since most of the pictures were taken.

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Posted: 04/25/13 08:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

crosscheck wrote:

There's even water in the creek.
Dave

That creek is Canada (can-ya'-da) del Oro, river of gold -- can't you tell? Story
Occasionally during summer monsoon, it can be a raging torrent all the way trough Tucson.

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Enjoyed reading your adventure into the back country and the many photos that were posted.


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