Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

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Linked Guide  • Copper Camp Loop, AZ
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Start Date 2012-03-10
 
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topohiker
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Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by topohiker » Feb 05 2012 2:05 pm

This loop starts at the Mormon Grove TH and takes Little Saddle Trail to Sheep Creek to Copper camp trail. We stop at the Copper camp and go cross country (on an old horse route) via Cypress Ridge over to the Sheep Creek trail (close to the site of the Sheep Creek cabin). Then take the Sheep Creek trail back to the Little Saddle trail.

A portion of this loop is on the Arizona trail. We’ll pass numerous corrals, ruins and camps.

The milage is 24miles with 5,800 EAG.

The meeting place & time is 6am @ the Wendy's in Fountain hills (Bee-Line and Shea)

The access to the TH requires 4x4 vehicles. Let's carpool up to the TH. I can carry 2~3 passengers in my Jeep.

The Sheep Creek usually has water, so it would be a good idea to bring a filter.
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by Tortoise_Hiker » Feb 05 2012 2:20 pm

What will the mileage and AEG be on this one? Thank You!
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by topohiker » Feb 05 2012 4:17 pm

24 miles with 5,800 EAG.
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by te_wa » Feb 05 2012 7:58 pm

Ken, you're nuts. i would maybe do this as a backpack.. :o
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by Grasshopper » Feb 05 2012 8:37 pm

This Copper Camp Loop.. http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1418 is Ken's hike. It's an annual event and he knows it well. This will be the 7th year in a row that he has led this hike : app :
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by The_Eagle » Feb 05 2012 9:25 pm

Wasn't there a helicopter ride involved one year? :)
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by mazatzal » Feb 06 2012 4:27 pm

te-wa wrote:Ken, you're nuts. i would maybe do this as a backpack..
Yep, that's what we did. As Ken says, the Cypress Ridge route from Copper Camp to Sheep Creek is an old historical route - quite interesting (and steep) :sweat:

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by JuanJaimeiii » Mar 05 2012 1:44 pm

What is the start time?

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by base871 » Mar 05 2012 1:57 pm

Topohiker has the best avatar!
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by kevinweitzel75 » Mar 05 2012 5:23 pm

Friggin Rambos!!!!!!! : rambo :
I do like topohikers avatar. You would have to be listening to Slayer to make that hike.
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by fricknaley » Mar 05 2012 7:47 pm

can't get away saturday. :cry:
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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by topohiker » Mar 05 2012 9:25 pm

I updated the description with the meet details.

The meeting place & time is 6am @ the Wendy's in Fountain hills (Bee-Line and Shea)

The access to the TH requires 4x4 vehicles. Let's carpool up to the TH. I can carry 2~3 passengers in my Jeep.

The Sheep Creek usually has water, so it would be a good idea to bring a filter.
"Everywhere is walking distance...If you have the time"
-Stephen Wright

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by JuanJaimeiii » Mar 05 2012 11:26 pm

I can carry a 2-3 as well if needed.

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by wallyfrack » Mar 06 2012 8:03 am

I can haul 3 in the Liberty if needed. We should be good.

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by juliachaos » Mar 08 2012 11:46 am

I'll be bringing a friend as well.

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Re: Copper Camp Loop 3/10/2012

Post by mazatzal » Mar 08 2012 1:32 pm

I'm planning to come part way and back on Copper Camp trail or head off trail to a summit on my list. To keep things simple I'll drive too.

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