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Devil's Minerals, AZ 
Devil's Minerals, AZ
 
4x4 Trip avatar Nov 04 2017
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The plan was to get a well rounded trip together. Something for everyone. Some AZ wheeling, middle of nowhere, rarely traveled, mine camp relic explores, a simple vehicle camp with shade and water, and even a canyon with some narrows.

The plan was to end up at the same camp Noel and I had used the year before for our anniversary weekend. [ photoset ] .

The route in from Devil's Canyon to Mineral Creek is pretty much the definition of an Arizona Jeep trail. There's a few tough sections, some good off camber tippy sections, cool geology, route finding and of course much pinstriping from rare use. The goal was keeping our tires and radiators in-tact. We really worked over our suspensions and clear coats and it was a long day behind the steering wheels.

Also, maybe my vehicle caught fire as soon as we turned off on to dirt, but that's why I have an extinguisher right?

We made it to camp and hiked the narrows that evening and again in the morning.

The second day we explored the old mining camps far down another overgrown road and then did some 10pt turnarounds on a big hill after crossing 3 long-way-down washouts. It became too much of a eat the hill-side, gun it and pray scenario for everyone involved and we still had higher to go. We headed out a safer way.
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