Cliff Hanger

 

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The Trail:

Cliff Hanger, also know as Oak Creek Homestead, is a scenic and fairly moderate trail in Sedona that has a somewhat challenging hillside shelf (the "cliff hanger"), continues past the stone ruins of an old homestead, and ends at a nice picnic spot at Oak Creek.

Rating:

3.0

Runs:

Date: 8/31/2009

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Near the start of the trail. A fairly rocky stretch in a wash:

Which way to go? Try the right one:

A little more rocks:

Some more rocks in the road to navigate:

A view from the trail:

At the top of the "cliff hanger" portion looking down. The trail runs to the right:

Still on the shelf. You can see the the surface is pretty loose:

Off the shelf and nearing the old homestead:

At the hold homestead. Not much left of it:

Down by Oak Creek. There's two place to go. We didn't go to both places, but decided to picnic here:

Another shot of Oak Creek:

The picnic is over, at the bottom of the shelf:

Heading up:

Near the top:

A view from the trail on the way back:

Another one:

 

Date: 5/23/2010 - small group run

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

At the start of the trail the flowers are still out:

More:

More:

Driving along - more:

Check out the trail ahead:

Coming down:

We stopped along Oak Creek for lunch:

At the lunch spot:

Want to swing on the rope?:

Along Oak Creek:

More Oak Creek:

Lunch is over, back at the top of the hill:

Coming back up:

Heading back:

 

Date: 8/29/2010 - Central Arizona Jeepers run

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

At the start of the trail airing down:

A little help getting the sway bar links off:

Heading out:

Stopping along the way:

Stopped before the obstacle to check it out:

Starting down:

About half way down:

A view from the outside:

A view from the bottom looking up:

Stopped at Oak Creek for lunch:

Time to eat and relax:

No hurry to leave:

Looks like someone may swing out over the creek:

Yup:

Heading back up the obstacle:

Heading up:

Another Jeep coming back up:

Coming right up:

Some good flex in the rear:

Last one up:

Everyone at the top:

Group shot, then we headed back:

Date: 10/11/2013 - small group run

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

At the start of the trail airing down for the day:

At the start of the trail airing down for the day:

There are still some rocks around:

It's still pretty green out:

Just before heading down:

Heading down, this part of the trail has been graded and isn't as hard as it used to be:

Some flowers are still blooming:

Heading back out to the next trail - Solder Pass:


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