I was originally thinking I would do a trip in the Superstitions around Weaver's Needle, but I am having some logistics issues. I'd like to try to do something in the Canyon and as an overnight trip, maybe two nights. I talked with the NPS and they inform me east side entry is best for an unplanned loser like myself. I told them I was from Flagstaff and that I felt entitled to the park, and they understood. Most other south side places will be wait list slots and they are not easy to get at this, the busiest time of year.
Anyway, the person in the Back country office recommended the Tanner trail as it has at large camping, though the trail may be icy (not much of an issue for me, and the big problem may be water as the only source on this trail, the Colorado, is muddy with flow from the Little Co and other tributaries. She mentioned another trail, name I forgot, with a water source at Page Springs. Is there a question here?
Or, should I just go to the Phoenix area and do a trip there?
I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.