Hmmmmmmmm. I have been thinking about this....but family comes first that time of year. So in part it depends on if Christmas is in Southern California or at Payson. Also, I could do only a portion of the trial with you at best. With the kids and all I am not sure how much time I could break away for.

Info wise...I am a USGS 7.5 min quad guy. When I went to the Mogollon Rim in late December, there was 1 to 2 feet of snow along much of the trial and was kinda cold. Even though I had been there before I had some troubles in the flatter terrain staying on trail. GPS would have been handy. My off-trail and compass skills are good though so it wasn't too much trouble.