Tip Top Mine

 

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The Trail:

This trail runs to the old Tip Tip Mine where there are foundations from the town buildings.

Rating:

2.0 - 3.0 Depending on the trail condition and which trails are driven.

Runs:

Date: 12/30/2011

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

Photos:

Our small group airing down at Table Mesa:

Near the beginning of the trail you have to cross the Agua Fria which at times is impassable, but not today:

Near the beginning the trail is a well graded fire road:

Some spots have a pretty good grade:

More smooth traveling:

Some scenery along the way:

Getting a little rougher:

There are cows all along the route:

Stopped for some pictures - we've gained some elevation:

It's pretty green this time of year:

Going through a wash:

Still moving along:

A little off-camber:

A little rougher in this wash:

A small obstacle:

Up on a trail that is a bit more challenging:

Start of the rougher part:

It's pretty steep and slippery on this part:

Coming down...

...pretty steep:

A ramp for an ore car down into the mine...

...way down:

Checking out some more old rusty equipment:

A look inside:

A view of the the town at Tip Top:

Another view of town:

Almost in town:

Checking out one of the old establishments:

Here's another one with a nicer fireplace:

In another place:

The remains of another establishment:

Foundations for the mine:

Further out of town we stopped near this old structure to eat lunch:

Setting up for lunch:

Relaxing in the shade:

We found this little green bug in the area:

Lunch is over and heading out:

Back in town, another foundation:

The sun is heading down:


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