- Pyeatt Draw (moderate)
We'll meet at the Maverick in Payson at 8 AM then travel up to the Houston Mesa Road turn off. Turn right (east) here and travel 4.8 miles to Pyeatt Draw Road (FR-198) which is a right turn off of Houston Mesa Road. The trailhead is located another 4.5 miles east on Pyeatt Draw Road (FR-198).
If you decide to camp or stay near the actual trail start point please let me know so we can look for you prior to starting the trail run. As always CB on channel 4.
We'll tackle the whole trail which has plenty of obstacles for built rigs and bypasses for Jeeps just coming of age. This is a great opportunity to learn and build confidence, and we will take our time with spotting and encouragement along the way. The last obstacle, The Filter, requires winching so we can take a break there and watch the show and perhaps a few will try it. Return will be via the parallel road from waypoint 6.
Please read the write up on Trailsoffroad and see if this run is right for you. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.
Required vehicle equipment:
off road tires, mud or All Terrain- no street tires
air compressor or on board air
Hi Lift or bottle jack
Full size spare tire
any necessary tools such as lug nut sockets, locking lug nut sockets
recovery points front and rear, tow rope, synthetic or cast D ring(s)
Recommended vehicle equipment:
suspension lift and/or body lift
rockers and skid plate protection
front and/or rear lockers
tire repair kit
Bring plenty of snacks, food and water
Sun hat, bugspray, & sunscreen
I will be staying in Strawberry through the 4th so if others are also staying the weekend we may plan other runs informally. Haigler Creek (if open), maybe Chevlon lake for fishing or kayaking. I'm open for suggestions.
Fire restrictions will be in full effect so please exercise extreme caution!