I had a great time hiking in Az. in April. I am thinking of coming to Az over memorial Day Holiday. 5-27 to 6-4. I would like to hike Mt. Humphrey. Would appreciate any info., tips,, etc. about what to expect. Thanks,
In response to kajjer's reply: I don't know if the peaks will be accesible by the time you are here... I was up in Flagstaff earlier this week and there is still a considerable amount snow on the Peaks (they received close to 450" this season). I'd find another hike. Sorry.[/i]
THANKS for the replies. More like 3000 miles Joe, Phoenix to Philadelphia. I guess I'll try Barnhardt Trail in lieu of Humphreys Summit.
Ps. to the people who posted about 7 Falls in Tucson. Thank You for the info. I hiked that trail afew years ago. Didn't take a camera So, I am planning on 2 days in Tucson now. Anyone want to hike with me?
May28 thru June 3.
if you can, take the drive to the top of Mt. Graham near Safford and check out the Ash Creek/Falls trail. Breathtaking!
Or you can head into the Santa Ritas, for the Super trail on the Mt. Wrightson. Both are fantastic drives, and the hiking is 5 star.
Dont forget Zachary's Pizza on 6th in Tucson. Rivals the best in the S.W.
Is the Barnhardt Trail useable now? I tried it in late November and found the fire damage and subsequent erosion to be a big problem. Once you get out of the first drainage to where the forest was, sections of the trail are washed away. The smaller trail that branches off to Sandy Saddle vanishes completely when it reaches the creek bed.
There was a major thunder/hail/snow storm the night we were out, and I was astounded by how much could wash away in a few hours. It could be better now, but it isn't safe to hike through the charcoal forest when the ground is so saturated.
In response to kajjer's reply: If you're going south, may I recommend a hiking/camping excursion in the Chirichuachuas (I don't know about the spelling there, phoneticly, cheery-cowas).. pretty amazing place in the very SE corner of AZ, a lot of history and some incredible hikes and views.. goodluck
and speaking of eats in Tucson... el Charro (downtown), some of the most authentic Mexican around