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Steven CrossUntitled Comment

Steven Cross

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Yes I was wrong about saying it is 102, but it also is not the 101, its the 202. But thanks for pointing that out.
Posted Nov 6, 2003 1:18 am

Jeff12633Untitled Comment

Jeff12633

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It is actually about a 20 mile drive from Highway 88 to the trailhead, almost entirely on a very rough dirt road. While ordinary passenger cars freuently make the drive, it's a bone-jarring 1-2 hour ride best made in a high clearance vehicle.
Posted Nov 4, 2003 9:34 pm

Jeff12633Untitled Comment

Jeff12633

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The highwat to take from the East Valley area is the 101, not the 102. Country Club Drive turns into 87, the Beeline Expressway. Four Peaks Road is now well marked, and leaves the highway on the right just before 87 climbs a hill through a granite boulder field.
Posted Nov 4, 2003 9:37 pm

Steven CrossUntitled Comment

Steven Cross

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Yes I was wrong about saying it is 102, but it also is not the 101, its the 202. But thanks for pointing that out.
Posted Nov 6, 2003 1:18 am

Jeff12633Untitled Comment

Jeff12633

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It's not recommended that you plan to hike Four Peaks in Summer unless you can afford significant time waiting for good weather. From early July to mid- or late September (Monsoon season) there can be severe thunderstorms locked over the peaks every day, and showers and downpours that will turn the long dirt/rock road into slick-as-ice mud. There are periods during monsoon season that are dry and would be safe to hike, but if the dewpoint is anywhere above 45-50 degrees, don't risk a trip to Four Peaks!
Posted Dec 28, 2004 6:03 pm

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marauders

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I've been dying to get out in the mountains for the last two months, and I finally had a day off. I went out to Four Peaks early this morning (June 4, 2005) and the access roads were closed for "extreme fire danger." I talked with the Forest Service and they said that due to excess vegetation from the heavy rains this year, the entire wilderness area could easily be closed until Thanksgiving. Just make sure and check with the Forest Service before you make the trek out there! Best of luck.
Posted Jun 4, 2005 10:52 pm

Jeff12633Conditions

Jeff12633

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Four Peaks is often inaccessible in Winter, but also sometimes in Summer because of fires or fire risk. For weather, accessibility, and trail conditions, it's probably best to call the Tonto National Forest, Tonto Basin Ranger District at (928) 467-3200. Or check out the Tonto National Forest web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto/home.shtml.
Posted Dec 30, 2006 7:11 am

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