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Old 08-07-2005, 05:59 AM   #43
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Bill: There is lots of BLM land around Wickenburg, also lots of State Trust Land. You can park at the Vulture peak trailead parking lot for a while, I am not sure what the limit is. I have seen people there for the long haul but maybe that has changed. If you go south to the Tee on the Vulture Peak mine road and then west there are areas where you can camp.

North of Wickenburg there is the North Ranch Escapee's park. You can dry camp there but no generators are allowed.

East of Wickenburg there is a rest stop that you can overnight at. It is really quite nice. Otherwise, east of Wickenburg you end up into more developed areas.

In the past you could overnight at the dirt lot at the west end of town next to the Osco Drugstore.

Northeast of Wickenburg on the Constellation road you end up at King Soleman's wash and the old Sayer mine, there is a water tap there. There is gold up there but this is a difficult road; I got stuck up there.

West of Wickenburg at Eagle eye road in Agua you can try your luck at climbing to the top of Harqualla peak. There is an old solar observatory up there and this is the highest mountain in southwestern Arizona. The road is 12 miles of dirt mountain grade, suppose to be 4wheel drive. I made it about 10 miles in my motorhome. It is a beautiful area. Looking back on the road it looks like the Great Wall of China. At 10 miles or so I ran into a very steep section of road and could not get any further. They tell me now that this section has been paved. There are places along the road to pullof and spend the night, at the top there is a place to spend the night. It is suppose to be a breathtaking view at the top.

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Old 08-07-2005, 08:13 AM   #44
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David, how do you access the internet? Wireless? Satellite? Have you seen many snakes in AZ? How about mountain lions?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:58 PM   #45
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I use my cellphone and Verizon Wireless Mobile Office software.

I have seen just three snakes and they were all the non rattler type. I have never seena mountain lion, seen Havalianas and Coyoties.

I just finished my first ELF receiver and have had it running for most of the day. I need to dig up my a to D converter and connect the recever to one of my computers and "chart record" what it hears.

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:41 AM   #46
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Well, I pulled off the road here south of Prescott (had to get out of the heat down in the valley) and I found this site is State Trust Land. I used it about 5 years ago and the opening in the highway metal guardrail is still there.

If you do not know about it you will surely miss it, just enough room for one rig to pass through, about 500 feet of dirt road sloping down. I will have to unhitch the car to turn around. It really has a beautiful view and sure beats stopping on the shoulder for the night.

I expect to see a ranger come by today and try and throw me out, but I have the State Trust Land Pass!!! I can stay for 14 days if I wish. Prescott is just a mile away.

I will post the lat and long of this place later, it is a nice place to stop for the night. I do not think the state people would care if you did not have a pass and stopped for the night only.

There is evidence of habitation: broken beer bottles, cigarrete butts and trash. I might just clean it up to make myself more welcome.

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Old 08-28-2005, 06:05 AM   #47
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The site location is 34 28 22.8 by 112 30 48.9. The map planely shows the area as blue in color which is Arizona State Trust Land. Delorme software calls it Precott National Forest. Which ever way it is still good for me for 14 days if I want.

It is a highly VISABLE spot which makes it less desirable for the long term (too many people know ou are there).

I still think someone will come and ask me to leave, Prescott is such a town of uppity nerds.

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Old 10-23-2008, 01:11 AM   #48
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I live in moristown,and I doo alot od test camping off gates rd.It is all openrange and that is state lands and a state permit is needed.I use the 20.00 permit as I have a wife and that is a familey permit.Staying 14 days meens 14 days a year.But the way around that is:when asked how long you have been there,the answer is always,(I just got here.)When on gates rd.did you stay at the big circle with the fire pit in the center?I stay there all the time. RC
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:19 AM   #49
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I use virzon for phone and internet.I found internet where sprint never has been and won't be.Your right on the mark there.I use a store bought yoggie as to makeing one.Mine is a 14 elament and I get towers in phoenix from moristown,so I do know the beem useage is the best.Have you also used the 3watt amp that is on the market by wilson? I use it and the yaggie and your looking at distance you will not belive.Give me a call some time and we might get together.602-501-0585
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:27 AM   #50
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Up in prescott there is a camping spot that no one will say anything to you.there are campers there all year long off and on.Up 89 going towards yarnell,look for a cattle shoot on the right.look back and on the left.you will see a road that turns off.take it.ther is plenty of spots there to camp.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:43 AM   #51
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If you want to stay south of wickenburg this winter,give me a call and we can meet and I 'll show you all the places in that area that I know.I live just south of the moristown over pass and will gladly show you around.You will need the state permit though.To stay all winter you have to know the boundries that the pd usesand that way you move from one place to another with out seeing the same cop twice.There is also camping in wickenburg off recon rd,in the river bed and a few trail heads out that way.I know them all. RC
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:15 AM   #52
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You talked about vulture mine rd and a trail head camp site.There is a camp site across from the vulture mine it's self called wittman ranch.There is campers there that have been there for ever.I meen that no one checks that area,and I don't know why,but I have run into campers at the laundry mat that live there.Thats all I know about that road.
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