If the road stays dry any 2WD pickup should have no issues. On Thursday 4/19/18 Tonto Creek crossing was completely dry and driving conditions of both FR 71 & FR 609 between Punkin Center & Picture Mountain were the best I've ever seen. (Recently graded)
FYI, to reach Picture Mountain you will only drive about 6 miles on FR 71, then turn left onto FR 609 and follow it another 5 miles.
A few miles past
Picture Mountain the conditions of FR 609 deteriorates the farther east you drive.