Mineral Mountain Road

 

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The Trail:

This road is a main thoroughfare in the Florence Junction area. It is often used to access many of the trails in the area.

There are a number of turn offs along the trail and it is recommend that you have a map or someone who has already run it before you attempt to run this trail by yourself.

Rating:

2.5

Runs:

Date: 8/24/2008

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock wheels and tires

Photos:

A cabin along the way near the beginning of the trail:

The trail isn't rough at all yet:

If you are interested in petroglyphs there are a few at this stop:

Here's one. I wonder if there are any more around here?:

Getting a little rougher:

Another potion of the trail:

At a vista:

Drove past "the" obstacle and parked. Just stay to the right (against the wall) and go slow and you'll be OK:

In some places the water just wells out of the ground then disappears:

There are some scenic rock formations along the way

At this point we drove on to Martinez Cabin.

 

Date: 1/1/2009

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock wheels and tires

Photos:

Going to check out the petroglyphs:

They're still there:

Snowman? Alien in a space suit? Mr. Doughnut head with his hat on and the sun rising in the background?:

Spaceships? Big bugs? Alligator?:

When we hit the obstacle this time Jane got out and got a video. Here's the video.

We remembered to look for the Stage Coach Depot this time - there it is:

Doesn't look too bad from this side:

This side doesn't look good:

I can see bed in there:

Looks like the roof for the porch fell:

At this point we drove on to Martinez Cabin.

 

Date: 4/26/2009

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock wheels and tires

Photos:

Going to check out the petroglyphs and there were some vehicles down there in the Lower Woodpecker wash:

More:

Watch it:

Our group:

Scenic overlook:

Sunset Mine:

Brian on the obstacle:

At the Stage Coach Depot:

At this point we drove on to Martinez Cabin.

 

Date: 11/26/2009

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

Photos:

Our group of four Jeeps airing down:

Watching some Jeeps by the Petroglyphs in the Lower Woodpecker wash:

Stopped at a scenic overlook:

Traversing the obstacle:

Brian from the top:

Brian:

Jesse:

Guiles:

Checking out another part of the obstacle:

At the Stage Coach Depot:

Nice view out the window:

At this point we drove on to Martinez Cabin.

 

Date: 12/13/2009

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

Photos:

Checking out a mine:

At this point we drove on to Sandman Road.

 

Date: 10/24/2010

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

Photos:

Airing down:

Heading out:

Moving along:

Stopped to look at the petroglyphs:

Moving along again:

Moving along:

Nearing the overlook:

At the overlook:

Overlooking:

Superstition Mountains and Weavers Needle:

The trails ahead:

Heading out:

Hello:

Coming down to the obstacle:

Almost there:

Coming up to the obstacle:

Heading down:

Near the bottom:

Heading up:

Back down again:

 

Video coming down the obstacle.

 

Video going up the obstacle.

 

Stop for lunch under some trees at the old Stage Coach Depot:

Back on the trail again:

Moving along:

Nearing the end of this trail:

At this point we drove on to Box Canyon.

 


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