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I've been to Tip Top - and farther down a few roads in that area. Never been to the other two.

Tip Top is a pretty expansive group of mines, and from what I gather, you could spend a day exploring. We hit it at the end of a long day, so we only stopped long enough to have a quick walkabout - saw a Gila Monster, that was pretty cool.

Here's a map to part of the route - Google thinks the road breaks at the creek (point A on this map), but you can easily ford it. If you work backwards from Point A, and follow that trail back to the highway, you'll see the part of the route that I can't easily show you without making a separate map - but you'd exit I-17 onto Table Mesa Road (to the West) and then head North to the creek. From that point, this map will get you there - Tip Top is Point C:

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Also, I added a couple other points - Point B is a cattle corral - if you hit that, you need to back up just a pinch, and take a left.

When we went to Tip Top, we actually came from the southwest over a crazy mountain overpass and then descended into Tip Top - that day was a story I never told here because it was just too complicated a story... but it was a hell of a good day out there. Maybe I'll throw that one together one of these days. But Point D on that map is where we came from (the overhill route from the South).


But to whet your appetite, and give you a few other ideas, here are a few threads of mine from last year, when we were really getting out there a lot.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...04192-what-great-day-out-there-pics-vids.html

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...73-day-trip-crown-king-cleator-pics-vids.html

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...wer-mine-tonto-national-forest-pics-vids.html

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...87-weekend-trip-indian-country-pics-vids.html

We're itching to get out there again this Spring after not taking a trip for some time - so I'll keep my ear to the ground!
 

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Cool, glad you liked 'em. I'm pretty central, 19th and Thomas.

We're getting married in May, my girlfriend Anitta and I, so time and money are tighter these days than they've been in a long time... one of the reasons we haven't been out in a while. Are you thinking after work on one of those days, or...?

But no, I've never been to a Table Mesa Friday, and we've been wanting to do that too. We met a few of the local folks at Sedonafest last year (and we're planning on it this year too), but still haven't made it to a run on Friday...
 
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