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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#2, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Young S
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Trailhead Elevation 6,767 feet
Interest Historic
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16  2016-08-16
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24  2016-08-15 rwstorm
15  2013-05-15 Grasshopper
10  2013-03-16
Sierra Ancha
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With short and long distance Cherry Creek Drainage/Billy Lawrence Canyon and Sunrise/Sunset views to take your breath away, this remote oak and pine tree shaded one vehicle-one tent campsite is located just above the Billy Lawrence TH at a cool 6774ft elevation. This campsite is only a .20 mile walk to the Billy Lawrence TH (at FR235 road end), an ~1.8 mile drive down FR235 to the Cienega Spring TH, and also conveniently located for driving access to the popular Reynolds Creek TH (located at FR410 road end).

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#2
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    This Wed-5/15 to Mon-5/20 (5nt/6day) camping and hiking trip was a few months in the planning.

    Since my first visit to our Sierra Ancha Wilderness in May'07 and prior-to this trip, I had always planned only long day hiking trips from our Phoenix area which made for very long days with most always late after dark returns. Oregon Hiker had made a few previous trips up to this area to camp and hike and after some discussions I was convinced that we should plan a "Camp Grasshopper" style trip for a more extended period. I also wanted to invite others to join us, but I was a little concerned with coordinating logistics, the type of some off-trail hikes we were planning, and the fact that this visit would be my first time G/H Camping in an area location that I could not clearly recall the layout of for a group type campsite (this remote 4WD access FR235 Billy Lawrence TH area).

    My suspicions were correct and as it turned-out for this week visit, it was best that we planned this trip as we did. We did locate an awesome group campsite just off FR235 and only 3.1 high-clearance vehicle miles (when dry) in from Hwy 288.. at 6050ft elevation. My hopes are to be able to schedule a future year 2014 group outing to this vehicle camp location for other to also enjoy some of what this so diverse and rugged wilderness area has to offer.

    For this May'13 trip, we had wonderful spring weather conditions (at 6774ft camp elevation- lows in the high 40's-low 50's & day highs in the upper 70's-low 80's) with no rain in the forecast, minimal campsite winds, with excellent, remote, and scenic campsite high cliff morning and afternoon view areas :D

    For our planned day outings, all hikes were partially on existing trails and partially off-trail to areas that neither one of us had previously visited. It was also very enjoyable and rewarding for me to do some of the HAZ- "Route Manager" map and satellite GPS planning efforts for our trip. During our week stay, I was able to hike with Oregon Hiker the top four of seven day hike options we had to choose from..all new areas to explore and very rewarding as expected.

    New HAZ Hike Descriptions- Trip Logs- Photosets- GPS Routes to come for others to hopefully also enjoy :)

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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To car camp trip
    From the Phoenix area- Take Hwy 60E to Globe (at MP247) turn north on HWY 188 towards Roosevelt Lake and drive 14.7 miles (at MP229.4) turn right onto HWY 288. Drive 27.6 miles north (at MP286.4) to FR410. Turn right on FR410 and continue for 2.2 slow & sometimes rough high clearance miles to FR410 intersection with FR235. Turn Left on FR235 and continue for 4.66 slow & sometimes rough, rocky 4WD high clearance miles to FR235 road end at the Billy Lawrence TH. From here to G/H Tent Campsite #2 is via a short north uphill FR235 Spur Road driving accessed via ONLY a modified 4WD high clearance vehicle for "a total" of 4.8 miles. Park off this Spur RD at G/H Tent Campsite #2 at 6774 ft elevation (33.865983 -110.914083).. Also, see posted GPS Driving Route (from Hwy288/FR410) for review and download.
    page created by Grasshopper on May 24 2013 8:27 am
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