Sheep Bridge

 

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The Trail:

There are a number of trails to get to Sheep Bridge. None are very difficult, but it will make for a long day.

Rating:

1.5 when dry, 2.0 when wet and muddy, 3.0 for the short trail down to the hot spring.

Runs:

Date: 12/28/2008

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

We joined the Central Arizona Jeepers on a ride to Sheep Bridge from Bloody Basin Road. The trip included a stop for lunch along Tangle Creek, exploring Sheep Bridge and some Benchmarking. Heading out. Here the road is well graded and wide:

Along the road:

Crossing one of the many creeks and streams:

This area can get pretty muddy when it rains:

Stopping to get our shoes muddy:

On the trail again:

Up in the mountains:

Continuing:

Continuing:

Continuing:

Lunch break by Tangle Creek:

Lunch break:

Lunch break:

Lunch break:

Lunch break:

Lunch break:

Lunch break:

Heading back out - a view from the Jeep:

Continuing:

On the hill overlooking Sheep Bridge:

The West side of Sheep Bridge:

The remains of the old bridge:

Looking at the bridge:

A view from the bridge:

Another view from the bridge:

Another view from the bridge - when the river is lower a Jeep can cross near the trees in the middle:

A view of the river flow from the bridge:

On the bridge looking back West:

On the East side now:

They sure packed those sheep on the old bridge:

A view of the bridge:

The remains of the original bridge:

A view from above the bridge looking East:

Another view:

Heading back:

A benchmark we recovered on the way back:

Its setting - the road is to the left:

A view along the way back:

One of the older benchmarks we recovered on the way back:

Its setting:

Another view on the way back:

 

Date: 3/15/2009

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

We joined the Airpark Customer group for a run from Table Mesa Road to Sheep Bridge. The trip included a stop for lunch (supplied by Airpark),  exploring Sheep Bridge and the hot spring. Heading out. Along Table Mesa Road:

At a little rougher section:

Stopped for lunch:

More lunch:

More lunch:

Working on Jason's tire - got a hole in the sidewall:

Airing it back up:

The road was dusty:

The group downstream from the bridge:

Downstream from the bridge:

The bridge from downstream:

On the bridge:

We took the short but fun trail down to the hot spring area and started searching through the plant lift. We eventually found the hot spring. The water was really warm, but the surroundings were less than nice:


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