reply to post by SHNIPE
It seems that noone has heard from him since he moved to MN. That was back in 2000, 2001.
The town of Christopher Creek has really died since then, as most of the revenue of the town came from people passing through. Back then, HWY 260 was
a winding 2 lane road that went through the center of town. Now, the highway is a big 4 lane hwy that bypases the town entirely. As a result, alot of
the people (myself included) have moved away to find work.
I know the area pretty well, and could give you some good places to start.
Interestingly, the 4 lane hwy narrows back down to 2 lanes right where you need to turn off to get to the Knoll Lake area...
Directions as follows:
From Payson, go East on 260 (midtown, McDonalds on corner) continue for about 25 miles. At the top of the rim is a left turn lane that goes to a
popular recreation area, Woods Cyn Lake. Turn left. This road is FS 300, aka Rim Road. It will take you in a WNW direction. This rd is paved until you
come to the Woods Cyn Lake cutoff. It turns to dirt. Go straight onto the dirt road.
In about 5 miles you'll come to 2 Ts/Ys in the road. Stay to the left both times. The second one is about 1 mile past the 1st. You still be on FS 300
About 6-8 miles further you'll come to a road that runs on the East side of Knoll Lake. We called that road Limestone Rd, because there used to be a
limestone quarry somewhere on it. Turn right on Limestone Rd. I'm not sure if its marked "Limestone Rd", but it is just East of Knoll Lake.
Now you are in the neighborhood.
As you travel in a NNW direction, you'll come to FS 56 that goes off to the right in a more northerly direction.
My understanding is the target area is somewhere between Limestone Road and FS 56, a few miles North of Knoll Lake.
The area is pretty vast and pretty remote. I would recommend a good spare tire, plenty of water, food basic survival stuff. A good topo map would be
helpful. I would take a sidearm, at least. Cell phone service is non existant for miles up here, just so you know. Let someone know where your going
and when you will be back.
There is a map of AZ avail by, I think DeLorme that has like, 70 pages of just AZ and it has all these backroads on it.
Happy hunting, be careful and let us know what you find! good Luck!
edit to add... BTW, This area has had numerous well documented bigfoot sighting also!
[edit on 22-3-2009 by Elostone]