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Old 03-12-2018, 10:16 AM
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The 70 to 191 would certainly be considered the slower and scenic route with the Clifton to Hannagan Meadows stretch a road trip of its own.

I think what was meant was first access of the year to Big Lake is typically from Alpine (FR 249) rather than the northern approaches. What you want to do is go straight through Show Low to Springerville on the 60 and then the 191 to the 249 just outside Alpine.

If you are going up to target Big Lake, I would suggest staying at one of the lodges in Alpine. Also, if we were to get a bunch of freaky weather, there are other lakes nearby which would be accessible. I would be really surprised if access were a problem this year though.

Do NOT take off across the reservation unless you know where you are going and have secured proper permits.
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