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Old 09-19-2007, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Tabel Mesa Wheeling

Hey do any of you guys know how good the wheeling is? And what about the camping? Worth driving an hour there or better go to Florence?

Let me know.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Table mesa > Florence
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So you are saying Table Mesa is better than Florence? I have done Highway to Hell in Florence. Is there anything comprable in Table Mesa?
I am one hour from Florence, two hours from Table Mesa.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey guys i have been there too. We build a customers Jeep when i was doing sale for the mand he was a close friends too.....he had family in phoenix area and he wanted me to drv his f-250 with 2 dirt bikes and his jeep/buggy then him and his family were flying out and i would fly home. Great road trip and i had so much fun wheelen there.......super cool area.
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Okay.

I still don't think it's worth packing up the rV and trailer to go there when I could go to florence one hour closer.

If I'm driving to hours I should just kick in the extra 4 to go to tds.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Table Mesa is definately worth the trip at least once but it`s still nothing you can`t find in Florence which is much closer to you.
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Okay sounds good. Does it have camping for a 40ft motorhome and trailer?

Might try it out next week.
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Okay sounds good. Does it have camping for a 40ft motorhome and trailer?

Might try it out next week.
where do you live?
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I live in Queen Creek,AZ.

I'm one houre from Florence and 2 from table Mesa,
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If I lived an hour from Florence and two hours from Table Mesa, I'd move closer to Table Mesa.
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it's that good?

Well sounds like I need to give it a try.
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it's that good?

Well sounds like I need to give it a try.
Look at it this way, a buddy and I ran every trail out in Florence back in our old Zuks in under 6 hours, this was back in 03 before the days of the purpose built buggies (you can read about it on my webpage, it was during the 2003 Undertaker's Marathon). We crawled everything unassisted and didn't even rush from trail to trail. I can't say the same thing for the trails at TM with the same rig. Even with a full on buggy there is stuff that pushes you to your limits (like no-balls wall, if you go up that one you have gone beyond big balls ).

You have a camper, what exactly is the big deal? Head out there on a Friday night and stay till Sunday. That's what we did last weekend. Most of the easier trails are within 5 minutes of camp which makes for easy night runs.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So they have stuff as good as Highway to Hell?
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TM has trails that are just as good and better then Highway to Hell.

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I am learning trails in both areas as I am new to the area and TM definitely has more trails that are on the extreme end although FJ has a few new trails that are extreme.

The other consideration is that FJ is nicer to camp by a long shot. It is quiet, clean and more scenic than TM.

Depending on the type of trails you like PM me and maybe we can hook up and go out. I drive a jeep turned buggy with 110 wheelbase. I work in Florence and live in Chandler.

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TM has many trails that are tougher then H2H. Variety is the spice of life. I would alternate between the 2 areas and run everything. For me, FJ is kinda boring with alot of slow driving between trails. Try both and decide for yourself.
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Okay I'll take a look at it.
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I work in Florence and live in Chandler.

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that commute has got to suck.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I wheel TM all the time since I live in Cave Creek...North Valley. A couple of trails that come to mind for crawling...
Anniconda
Predator
Annihilator...The falls at the start will make a man of you real quick
Twisted
...the list goes on and on.
Both FJ and TM have some good things to offer. Wherever you go just be conscious of your impact as both areas are in danger of being closed.
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How can you live in Queen Creek and be an hour from Florence, you walking? TM I understand the 2 hr comment....TM isn't that bad to camp, you just have to be careful and choose you spot...
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So you are saying Table Mesa is better than Florence? I have done Highway to Hell in Florence. Is there anything comprable in Table Mesa?
I am one hour from Florence, two hours from Table Mesa.
If you like H2H in florenc, try dirts sanchez (real short though) and collateral damage at TM. TM spanks florence for wheeling IMO. Like jack said, variety. Wheel florence a couple of times and then head over to TM just to change the scenery.

I live in peoria so it is the exact opposite of you. I wheel 2 weekends a month and might get out to florence twice in a whole year.
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Never tried no-balls wall, anything like little miss givens in FJ?
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I'll give another nod in favor of Table Mesa over Florence. TM trails are all in close proximity and offer trails that are more challenging than Florence. On the otherhand, Florence has great scenery, is cleaner, and there are some challenging trails for even the best rigs. I also believe that the Superior area has some great trails and easy access from the east valley. If that doesn't pop your cherry, head another hour south to Mammoth, AZ.
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