I would be in for a backpack, but I have Thanksgiving commitments Thursday and Saturday. However, I'd love to come by for a day trip, either Friday or Sunday.
Who else would be game for this? My truck has made it to the Mormon Grove TH before, but that wasn't after a recent heavy rain. I've also seen that road completely torn up and barely passable w/ 4WD when wet. My truck also can only fit one other person than me...
I'd be game to hike in 25a, but if it's a dayhike and we're attempting to make it all the way out to the SE slopes of Sheep Mountain (with ample time to bushwhack and search), making it to either Peeley or MG would be preferred. I've hiked the Saddle Mountain area several times, two of those times getting as far as the Thicket Springs area, and once out past Squaw Flats and on to the Plateau Point Overlook, so I know the area fairly well in case we end up starting at Mormon Grove and other dayhikers have never been there.
Steve- The campsite at the junction of Thicket Springs and Sheep Creek Tr is amazing. In March we almost bailed our plans to go to Plateau Point because we wanted to camp there so badly. That was when the creeks were flowing strong, though. Not sure what the flow would be like this time of year?
"Arizona is the land of contrast... You can go from Minnesota to California in a matter of minutes, then have Mexican food that night." -Jack Dykinga