This year we started out up on top of 4 peaks.  15 trucks ended up being up there for night zero (the night before the run starts).  Some of us were there for 2 nights, we just spent the whole day before the run relaxing at camp knowing we'd be running the rest of the week.
Drone shot:
3 of the rigs had just come up for the weekend, so the rest of us headed down to Tonto Basin to officially start the run.
We headed North from Tonto Basin across the desert and up towards Young.  We eventually popped up onto the rim on the Young road and headed to our campsite for night one.
Somehow the only picture I have from this day is a drone shot of camp...
We headed out of camp the next morning towards an overlook on Chevelon Canyon Lake.
From there we headed North through Chevelon Canyon, then South down onto Promontory Butte for night 2's epic campsite.
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Fall colors were coming in nicely.
We headed out in the morning West across rim road 300 taking a couple loops North meandering through the forest
We stopped at Clint's Well for fuel then headed out towards Clear Creek.  We stopped for a late lunch at a hiking trailhead for Clear Creek, some people hiked down, others headed towards camp.  We decided to be lazy and headed to camp.
We headed West in the morning and started getting into the bumpy trails heading towards Camp Verde.
After we passed camp Verde we headed North by Wet Beaver Creek and on to our next campsite.
We ended up making it through the bumpy section quicker than anticipated, so we got to camp pretty early.  A few people headed into Camp Verde for supplies, the rest of us just relaxed at camp.
The campsite was close to Clear Creek Canyon, drone pictures showed how close to the canyon we were.
We headed out in the morning for more bumpy trails.
We cruised across the bumpy high desert at a nice slow pace and ended up at camp back in the pines.
The next morning we headed North again towards Cow Lake and Lake Kinnikinik for a picnic.
After lunch we all loaded up and headed to our final campsite just North of HappyJack.
Happy, tired dogs after 8 days of camping.

I've got quite a bit of drone footage that I need to process, then I'll get it uploaded to youtube and posted.


Dang, I wish I'd realized how close we were to the canyon edge on that Weds night camp....would have walked over to take a peek.

Great pics - thanks for posting!

I thought I told you.  I saw it when I was flying around and a few people walked over to check it out.

Here's the first video (first 2 days).  It's uploaded, but youtube is still processing it.  It will be available in full 4K once it's done processing.

You'll have to open it in Youtube to see full resolution.

I need to get mine off my phone and added here.  Did an album on that Zuckerberg site....

later in the week I'll get them up.

Wow, looks like a great time for the Run.  I've been to a lot of those sights and really enjoy it up there.  Glad ya'll had a good time.

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reddog posted:

So I'm the only one posting pictures this year? 

I suck at taking pictures.  I may have taken 10 pics total.

You've posted better shots than I have of the handful of pictures I took.  Appreciate you posting them all.  Love the drone views.


Sorry I've taken so long with the videos, but here's the second one.  It's just a sped up overhead shot of us setting up camp near Clear Creek Canyon.

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