At the top of the mountain (milepost 336.6), turn right onto forest road 104, and follow it for 2.5 miles to the "T" road junction at Mingus Campground. At mile 1.75 the … Another source attributes the name to William Mingus (d. 1911, Prescott, Arizona), a pioneer prospector who lived and worked on Mingus Mountain in the 1870s. He is also to discuss construction safety with the crew, especially, The Baldy lookout station reported yesterday that a forest fire had been observed yesterday afternoon in Mexico, apparently about 30 miles south of Nogales. • Mingus Mountain Picnic Area – Water is available • Mingus Lake – Water is never available at this site. Others just pack up and leave without word--or bothering to pick up their pay. Hunters should obtain access permission here before applying for this hunt. Recorded Track of a Hike. Their length should be approximately 3 feet. (7.9 km) #3 Mingus Lookout Complex National Register of Historic Places Updated: 2017-03-09 Mingus Lookout Complex is a fire tower lookout complex atop Mingus Mountain in Prescott National Forest, in Arizona. (Tucson Daily Citizen), Coconino National Forest - 20N-6E-3 - Coconino County. These anchor bolts should be placed in the deadmen at their respective locations and guy cables attached. Turkeys occupy a range of elevations from areas along the upper Verde River up through the higher Mingus Mountains east of the Chino Valley/Prescott area. Hunters should be diligent in looking for posted private property signage. The area immediately east of Watson Lake is private land. ", Your approval is requested to replace the Bakers Butte and Mahan towers with standard Region 3, 30-ft. towers with living quarters on top. They came out of the canyon some 25 miles from where they parked their pickup Tuesday. Other areas with good concentrations of javelina include Copper Mountain (northeast of the town of Mayer), Ash Creek (from just north of Highway 169 to south of the highway), the Agua Fria River drainage (from the town of Dewey southeast to Interstate 17), and the canyons north of Orme School (northwest of the Interstate 17/Orme Road junction, near the confluence of Ash Creek and Cienega Creek). Manufacture: Aermotor MC-24. The Forests are beginning to inquire about the status of this order since the season is advancing and possible moves of ECW camps to new locations may prevent building of the towers unless they are received shortly. Some areas in Unit 19A to hunt include: north central (the canyons draining north into the Verde River), west side of Woodchute Wilderness, west side of Mingus Mountain (from Hickey Mountain to Tex Canyon), south of Mingus Mountain (from Ash Creek to Table Mountain), south of Highway 169 (near the Cienega Creek, Ash Creek, and Agua Fria River drainages). It is unlawful to discharge a firearm within ¼ mile of a residence or occupied structure. Access to the west side of Mingus Mountain north of Hwy 89A has become limited due to housing developments – it is best to reach this area from Perkinsville Road (County Road 70) off of State Highway 89 in Chino Valley. The area near Copper Mountain and the Agua Fria River near the town of Mayer is also productive. Some areas to try on top of Mingus Mountain include Gaddes Canyon, Burnt Canyon, upper end of Black Canyon, and the upper end of Ash Creek. ... Mingus Mountain; Non-topical/index: Uses of Wikidata Infobox; Atop a nearly 8,000’ peak stands Mount Union Lookout on the Prescott National Forest. Trail layout: The trail leaves the lookout road descending to Gaddes Spring and then back to the ridge overlooking Gaddes Canyon. Triplog. No discharge of firearms is allowed in this recreation area. This may be a good place to introduce yourself and your site or include some credits. ATV habitat damage has led to the Forest Service closing most of the roads leading to the Verde River. Dutch Joe Ridge is about 60 miles south of Winslow. On the top of Mingus Mountain is a Forest Service recreation area, which encompasses some private homes, the Forest Service’s Mingus Campground, the fire lookout tower, the Methodist Church Camp, and Mingus Lake at Elks Well. The Coues whitetail deer population in Unit 19A seems more stable, although there have always been relatively few whitetail in the unit. Good lion habitat is generally rocky canyons that have at least some dense patches of brush. This hunt is not a wilderness experience. The Prescott National Forest map identifies the following locations where most of the unit’s elk are found: Onion Mountain (just north of the I-17/Hwy 169 junction), Boulder Canyon, upper Cherry Creek, Powell Springs, Goat Peak (note that some of this area burned during the summer of 2003), upper Ash Creek, and Burnt Canyon between Forest Service roads 413 and 132. Overview: Mule deer numbers in Unit 19A have increased in recent years. One lookout tower on Mingus mountain near the recreational area established on the summit last fall, is under construction." Upon my return I phoned Mr. Adams and advised him of my findings. Areas: Lions can be found unit-wide since individual adult lions can have large territories. Model: L-4 12x12 Cab. Elevation 7,693'. It replaced a 41 feet (12 m) wooden tower. If such an approval, is granted, I would plan to do at least a part of this clearing for this truck trail before winter.". Areas of elk concentrations change somewhat year-to-year, depending on localized summer rainfall filling stock tanks and greening up vegetation. Also, per state regulations, no firearms may be discharged within 1/4 mile of any building without permission of the owner. While I was very favorably impressed with the progress of the job, I was amazed at the complete disregard for common-sense rules of safety which I encountered. It is a new style arrangement. Check stock tanks for elk use (tracks) prior to the season. A mandatory physical check-in of all harvested black bears is now required within 10 days of harvest. Union first noticed the smoke which was later spotted by the lookout on Spruce mountain." The open archery hunt area of unit 19A is north of Arizona Highway 89A and the portion south of Arizona Highway 89A that is east of Robert Road, north of Arizona Highway 69/169, and west of Forest Road 151/643. (Jackson's Hole Courier) August 4, 1938: "Betty Joe Korell is spending the week with her father, Phil Korell, at the Forest Service fire lookout on Munger mountain." Unfortunately, habitat loss is occurring at a rapid rate due to development of private lands. I hiked the Groom Creek Loop in the Prescott National Forest up to Spruce Mountain and the Fire Lookout … Obtain permission before hunting this area. Of course everything had to be packed and that may have been considered, If you do build a new layout on Hutch, we would recommend that the present layout on Mahan be left intact for use by emergency firemen and as a camp for district rangers. CLOSED: Playground Group Campground . Watch for a buck that is chasing does or actively driving off other bucks. The guy wire cables were placed immediately into the cement in the deadmen and have rusted at their entry into the cement. Mingus Lookout Complex is a fire tower lookout complex atop Mingus Mountain in Prescott National Forest, in Arizona.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.. Other Sites on the Verde Ranger District. Due to the acute shortage of men due to the war it has become necessary in the past three years to employ women in this type of work, C.A. Areas: During the fall archery hunt, and during mild weather conditions for the rifle hunt, many deer are in the Ponderosa pine habitat on top of Mingus Mountain and in the juniper habitat on the sides of Mingus Mountain. Standing Watch: The Fire Towers of Arizona by Eileen Moore. If the replacement of these towers is approved, it is planned to order the new towers from E.C.F. These hunts occur during hot weather. Revised October 25, 2020. Many of the ranches here require written permission before access is granted. After cold weather sets in (snow is possible at higher elevations during the opening weekend of the rifle hunt), many deer move to lower elevations, to areas north of St. Matthews Mountain and towards the Verde River, and the lower foothills of Mingus Mountain and Woodchute Mountain. Areas: During most of the year, the unit’s bears live in the upper steep canyons of Mingus Mountain and Woodchute Mountain, which contain thick vegetation and permanent water sources. No discharge of firearms is allowed in this recreation area. On the top of Mingus Mountain is a Forest Service recreation area, which encompasses some private homes, the Forest Service’s Mingus Campground, the fire lookout tower, the Methodist Church Camp, and Mingus Lake at Elks Well. Unit 19A turkey populations have been augmented with several translocations and recent forest management activities have benefited this species as well. With these exceptions, safety measures failed to exist. Springer Mountain Lookout: US 424, AZ 31: Spruce Mountain Lookout: US 531, AZ 53: Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout: US 575, AZ 55: 1 report Tower Mountain Lookout: US 532, AZ 54: Turkey Butte Lookout: US 374, AZ 19: Volunteer Lookout: US 665, AZ 60: Webb Peak Lookout: US 451, AZ 44: West Peak Lookout: US 220, AZ 14: Woody Mountain Lookout: US 375, AZ 20 Areas: Most elk in Unit 19A are in the juniper and shrub oak habitat types – lower in elevation than hunters would expect. Legg returned to Sycamore Canyon Friday to continue his mineral right survey." Much of the unit’s antelope population lives in or near the Town of Prescott Valley. Overview: Black bears are more vulnerable to hunting in late August and early September, when they travel to low elevation hillsides to feed on the ripening prickly pear cactus fruit. ". Remove harvested antelope quickly and cool the meat as soon as possible to prevent spoilage. fire tower lookout complex in Prescott National Forest, in Arizona. In late August and September, bears move lower in elevation to find ripening prickly pear cactus fruit. He heads a three-man post and there is usually someone to talk to. This, however, doesn't do away with the loneliness of the job, according to Lee, who has seen about a dozen men walk off their posts during his six years at West Peak. ", I also made a preliminary location for a truck trail to the top of Hutch Mountain. ", "After about a week spent on the Prescott forest, J.C. Kircher, fire prevention specialist from the Albuquerque office, has approved the plans of Supervisor H.B. ", no date - Tonto National Forest Collection. For archery: See current hunt regulations for open hunt areas. Be courteous of others – other hunters keep antelope moving around. Set up your blind early to establish your site, but hunters must be tolerant of others also wanting to use the area. Many quail hunters use pointing dogs toward the south end of Unit 19A because of the more open terrain and the absence of cholla cactus, which hunters encounter in hunting units closer to Phoenix. Replacement of this lookout should be programmed within the next five years.". The CCC camp at Chevelon canyon is building the tower. The open hunt area is in close proximity to an urban area and high hunter densities are typical. Nearby water is also helpful in locating lions. Mingus!A Fire Lookout Mingus Picnic Area Viewpoint Vista Mingus Playground Group Campground Gate Mingus Hang Glider Launch!5 ... 9003P 9625R 1 0 4 B 106 28 10 5 1 0 1 1 10 6 10 8 548 547 512 54 9 533 53 8 9 03 7 537 536 50 2 550 53 0 9037 10 1 A A B B C C D D E E 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 MINGUS MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA!5!9!F!! this winter and put them up in the spring with CCC labor. No discharge of firearms is allowed in this recreation area. District: Bradshaw / Prescott. One guy has broken completely, and the other two would probably break under strain. Firearms hunters: See current hunt regulations for open hunt areas. The crew all wore hard hats. Spruce Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1936 and continues in active service. Review the current hunt regulations to determine what areas are open to hunting for certain seasons. Although the unit has both Abert’s and red squirrels, it does not have much squirrel habitat (stands of pine/fir). Mingus Mountain, Woodchute Mountain and along the upper Verde River areas hold small populations of turkeys. Overview: Unit 19A has limited hunting of tree squirrels. Turn left at the "T", and follow forest road 104 north for 0.55 miles to the Mingus Work Center building on the left. Other methods of hunting lions are varmint calling and glassing for lions with binoculars. Scout the area well in advance; identify land ownership, and request permission of the landowner if the area you wish to hunt is on posted private lands. The Mingus Lookout Complex is a complex of fire tower and associated buildings at the top of the mountain, and … No discharge of firearms is allowed in this recreation area. Although the fire appears to be of fairly large proportions, it will not offer any problem to United States forests, since the distance between it and the border is too great and the region too sparsely timbered. Many residents are non-hunters and enjoy the presence of antelope near town. If I remember correctly some one made a study back in Drake's or Guthrie's time which indicated that Mahan had certain advantages over Hutch for some of the bad fire country unless a high tower were constructed on Hutch. Mingus Mountain Located in the cool pines of central Arizona, Mingus Mountain offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including: picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, and paragliding. Plan ahead to make sure your hunting location and your elk removal/field care procedures allow meat to be cooled quickly after harvest to prevent spoilage. The best acorn patches change from year-to-year and require pre-season scouting. Cold storage facilities are located in the surrounding towns of Camp Verde, Dewey, and Chino Valley. Areas: Good bets for glassing javelina are the east and west foothills of Mingus Mountain. Overview: The elk population in Unit 19A is relatively low. Horsethief Basin Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and OHV riding.Castle Creek Wilderness is located nearby, and Horsethief Cabin and Turney Gulch Group Campground are available by reservation. However, the Region plan dies not at present provide for a truck trail to this point. Water sources are in high demand by hunters for blind locations. Scout the area well in advance; identify land ownership, and request permission of the landowner if the area you wish to hunt is on private land. Not all of Unit 19A is open to pronghorn hunting. Be advised, laws pertaining to unsafe use of firearms and other violations will be strictly enforced. Mingus Mountain is also the premier flying site of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. The catwalk surrounding the cab was in place and its guard-rails properly installed. Dean Earl, fire warden of the Coconino, said Sheffield became sick on the second day and this prompted the men to continue on to the lower end of the canyon rather than come back to where they had parked their truck. Overview: The turkey population in Game Management Unit 19A is on a relatively stable trend within the limited habitat which exists. Lookout tower has been constructed on the Indian Reservation line, near Deer Spring above Bailey's Ranch. When this buck circles out of sight, move into this area and wait behind any available cover. Overview: Javelina hunts take place during the winter rainy season, so please be mindful of Forest Service road closure signs to prevent these roads from being torn up and possibly getting your vehicle stuck. The best morning glassing locations are off Forest Service Road 643, where a hunter can sit in the foothills, looking into the valley with the sun at their back. Please review the hunting regulations for information and the phone number to determine if the unit remains open to bear hunting prior to your hunt, and for required harvest reporting procedures. These hunts are during the rut and use of antelope decoys may be effective, as are blinds near water sources. I left the crew bolting into place the steel frames below the window level. Be mindful of your image as a sportsman and be courteous of Prescott Valley residents. Attached herewith is form 1300-4 covering the construction of a new lookout on Hutch Mountain. Bill Pradt, lookout on Mt. If hunting in the Lonesome Valley area, hunting access in this area is quite limited and most of the pronghorn habitat here is privately owned. Look for tracks in the road or at water tanks. There is a pile of sand at Lee Spring. When hunting turkeys during the spring season, make sure the bird you’re about to bag has a visible beard. July 2, 1936: "A telephone line to the fire lookout station on top of Munger mountain is being built under the supervision of Ranger Jim Lambert." Accidentally killing multiple birds with one shot is more common than one might think. By October, most bears have moved with the food source; leaving prickly pear stands and feeding on acorns in the more remote canyons. ", We are willing to approve a similar tower for Hutch Mountain if you have determined that a 30-ft. structure will be ample. The terrain here allows you to see for a long way. But he has seen non-drinking fire-watchers plunge into a two-week drunk after a lonely month in the forests. Overview: Each year, between two and six lions are reported harvested from Unit 19A. Evel Nave, ranger of the Chiricahuas, concurs with Merker in the estimate of women lookouts. A limited stratified spring shotgun shooting shot season was initiated in 2015. A two-room cabin will be built at the base for a caretaker. Arizona Forest Fire Lookout sites, Table 1, 121 active and abandoned sites listed. Looking out across the same rock layers that line the Grand Canyon you can see Sedona ... Media in category "Mingus Lookout Complex" This category contains only the following file. Areas: East of the Town of Chino Valley and north of Perkinsville Road (County Road 70). Kaibab National Forest - 24N-4E-17 - Coconino County, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest - 3N-28E-10 - Greenlee County, Coconino National Forest - 24N-6E-26 - Coconino County, May 21, 1945: "The third woman to serve as a lookout for spotting fires during the current dry season in the Coronado forest, Mrs. Lyn Stevenson, winter hostess of Desert Grove ranch, went to assume her new duties atop Silver peak, in the Chiricahua mountains today. Don’t rely on a colorful head or even the sound of a gobble when making a decision to shoot. Merker, Coronado national forest supervisor states, and it has been discovered that women so employed compare favorably with men. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The key to successful javelina hunting is spending a lot of time glassing. topographic 7.5' quad for Hickey Mountain. OPEN: All Verde River Access Points; Powell Springs Campground, Copper Canyon Trailhead – Water is never available at these sites At 3.1 miles, the trail climbs around another steep drainage, directly below the summit of Mingus Mountain, before meeting up with trail 105A in a lofty saddle. Please observe all Forest Service road closures, as identified on the Prescott National Forest’s “Motor Vehicle Use Map”. He agreed to visit the job first thing on the morning of May 7, and take care of all of the safety measures necessary. Mingus Lookout Benchmark at ListsOfJohn.com Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Mingus Lookout: Arizona Fire Lookouts (Rank #68) Most elk in Unit 19A are relatively low in elevation and temperatures are still warm during the archery hunt. February 1, 1924: "Fire protection in the Prescott National Forest will receive the added protection of three new towers for lookout stations which will be in service when the fire season opens next summer, according to the supervisor of the forest. Overview: Unit 19A has some of the highest antelope densities in Arizona. It is 30' high. Check the mud around stock tanks for lion tracks. Mingus Lookout Complex.jpg 4,288 × 2,848; 10.27 MB. Address 123 Main Street New York, NY 10001, Hours Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–3:00PM. What is need is three 3/4 anchor bolts with welded eyes. 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