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Crown King - Back RoadPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Feb 23 2015
Stoic
4x4 Trip31.60 Miles 4,100 AEG
4x4 Trip31.60 Miles   7 Hrs      4.51 mph
4,100 ft AEG
 
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I met up with a friend at a QT around 5am. We talked for a bit and headed on our way. At this point, neither one of us checked the weather conditions for our trip. We arrived at the staging area, North of Lake Pleasant around 6am. On the drive to this area, we noticed a few lighting strikes in the general direction of the trip. We now decided to check the weather. 100% chance of rain in Crown King with the high in the high 40s. We decided to proceed with the possibility of having to turn around.

These distances are close to accurate but they are approximate. I didnt take out the walking around the sites, hiking, and some driving obstacles I did twice.
5 Miles: We stopped at a couple abandoned houses. One had a train track inside, another had a pool. There where slabs for RV parking. Someone had put a lot of time in some landscaping of this area.
12 Miles: We past the CK rock.
14 Miles: The rain started. The rain only stopped to let it snow, then of course more rain..:).
18 Miles: We stopped at Burro John. There was an old windmill here.
19 Miles: We stopped at Kentucks Cabin ruins. The topo map has a grave site in the area labeled "Kentucks Grave." We hiked up a small hill and found the grave site. The grave stone had a different name. "William Bell"
20 Miles: Fort Misery ruins.
21 Miles 4x4 flipped over on the side of the road
22 Miles I have it labeled possible Well. There was a cabin here. It was down and across the creek. We just snapped some pics from the road.
22.5 MilesCastle Rock Mine.
23 Miles Gazele mine. I dont think we ever saw the mine, just some ruins on both sides of the road.
24 Miles Mendoza Memorial. This guy owned an OffRoad shop close to my house.
24.5 Miles Oro Bella Mine area. This area has scattered buildings, water tanks, rock walls and a damn. A lot to see here.
25 Miles We have hail, and some sleet!!
26 Miles From here you can see the Tunnel and Tiger mines. I had originally planned to hike to some of these spots. I will have to save this for another trip.
27 Miles We stopped and hiked to the Bradshaw City Cemetery. We welcomed the snow.
28 Miles We drove to the Bradshaw City sign, and took a pic. I would like to explore this area on a future trip.
31 Miles Crown King. We stopped and had lunch.
On the way out of Crown King, we did get to see an awesome rainbow.
Over all this was a great trip. Im glad I always have extra socks and clothes in the truck. We where soaked!! I will be back to do this trip again. There is still a full days worth of hiking and stuff I want to see along this road.
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