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by drewboy
Dec 09 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Best Hike + Time!
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: Best Hike + Time!

Lost Dutchman/Bluff Springs loop in the Supes is my weekly fitness hike when I don't have anything else going on (~9 miles). Typical time around when hiking without stops is 2hr 45min. My record time is 2hr 25min, which involved a fair amount of trail running.
by drewboy
Dec 05 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Joe Bartels
Replies: 31
Views: 1199

Re: teva joe

Another belated happy birthday Joe. Considering all your conibutions to the local hiking community we should have you designated as our state hiking ambassador. But until that happens, I'll buy you a beer next time I see you. :y:
by drewboy
Oct 01 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Arizona Backpacking Club
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Arizona Backpacking Club

writelots wrote:There's room in AZ for more than one backpacking club, that's fo sure!
Indeed there is Wendy. The needs and goals of Backpackers is as varied as in any other sport. Best of luck to you with your direction in ABC. Drama should not be a part of any of this. Only hiking.
by drewboy
Nov 25 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Liz or anyone, any updates? One or two cars to pick up at Tule? We are a group of 3 so only need one now, but if you want us to we can take two back over to Peralta. We're meeting at Peralta Elementary at 6:00AM Friday and hitting the trail. BTW, I'll be using my SPOT in track mode if you want to se...
by drewboy
Nov 24 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Well, the backpack group is now officially down to 3 people: Drewboy, AZMike and Daren (from Las Vegas). We definitely do not need that 2nd vehicle now. I got your vehicle info Wally, so I guess we are good to go. You might want to shoot me a PM with your cell phone number just in case.
by drewboy
Nov 24 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

The day fast approaches. Here's an update from the overnight backpacking group. We are now down to a total of 5 backpackers. Drewboy, AZMike, Al_HikesAZ and Jason and Daren, two members from the ABC. If 5 people with gear can fit in Wally's Liberty then maybe we don't need to borrow Liz's car if she...
by drewboy
Nov 17 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hiker in Mazatzals - gpsjoe (Joe Domin)
Replies: 1043
Views: 89980

Re: Missing hiker in Mazatzals

Oh man, this is really awful. I don't think there's a member on HAZ that Joe hasn't helped out at some point. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and his family as we hope for a miraculous recovery.
by drewboy
Nov 14 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

I drove out to Tule trailhead on saturday. The road is in great shape, maybe a little washboarding in spots but I think just about any car would be able to make it. The Tule trail does indeed involve a fair amount of climbing. We pushed what we thought was a fairly good pace and it took us 2 hours t...
by drewboy
Nov 10 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Hi nonot. I hope you'll be able to join us. I'm initially thinking to take off from Peralta trailhead around 7:00AM Friday. But maybe 6:00AM would be better on reflection, to reduce the odds of needing to finish up by headlamp. I'm guessing around 10-11 hours of hiking on day 1 to hit Reavis. Supes ...
by drewboy
Nov 09 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

That sounds like a wise plan to me Kurt. We'll figure out a plan on where to stash the keys. And thanks for the tips on water availability. I'd suggest keeping the keys with the vehicles and letting participants know where to find them. Stuff happens, and like I always say "the truck is no good with...
by drewboy
Nov 09 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

OK Joe, maybe I'm confused :-s . I thought Reavis Gap trail was 117, not 118 (which is Fire Line trail). I looked at the track you posted and was assuming that you planned to take Tule Canyon (122) from the Tule trailhead, then turn south on 2-Bar Ridge Trail (119), and then continue SW on Reavis Ga...
by drewboy
Nov 09 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Hey Joe if your group is coming in on the Reavis Gap trail (117), the camp spot I'll be using is very close to the place where you cross Reavis Creek. I usually don't camp in the meadow area by 118 any more - too many people, not enough campsite accessible trees for hammocks. At the point where the ...
by drewboy
Nov 08 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

OK, so the earlier proposed Randolph route (by Kurt ;) ) is still the one we'll take then. Not sure that I completely understand the couple extra miles to hit Reavis camp comment. Normally I camp very close to the Reavis Gap trail intersection, which should be right along your route. Concerning vehi...
by drewboy
Oct 11 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Well OK then, but you're still the man :worthy: Are you considering coming along on this little adventure Kurt? I was jokin' Andy....... :D Yep - Randolph is a nice variation and I would suspect that there will be a pool or two left in there as well; right around 33 25 11 x 111 14 20. The portion of...
by drewboy
Oct 11 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Oops! Sorry Kurt. Guess I better read threads more carefully next time. :guilty: I've never done Randolph before, am looking forward to checking it out. Great suggestion Joe on Randolph - that really simplifies the route. Joe? Aug. 26 - Brutal shuttle. I'd suggest heading down Randolph Canyon from t...
by drewboy
Oct 10 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

An update from the overnight backpack option side of things. I also have this trip posted at ABC as an overnighter. So far there are 7 people signed up. That list includes at least 3 people from this community: Drewboy, AZMike and Al_HikesAZ. From the shuttle logistics point of view it looks (so far...
by drewboy
Sep 14 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Great idea. I was worried that we might run out of margaritas out there. :)
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by drewboy
Sep 07 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Don't know Te-wa. A 2-stage car camp/day hike option does not sound very simple to me. I'm sticking with the backpack option. If you are offering a mid trip bailout point option for the long 1 day hikers, they might appreciate having that option.
by drewboy
Sep 07 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

No 40lb backpacks on this trip! No argument from me about the insanity of that. Most of us overnighters should have base pack weights before water/food/fuel of less than 10lbs. I'm still considering pushing the ~25 miles from Peralta to Reavis the first day to have reliable water and lots of trees t...
by drewboy
Sep 03 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tule to Peralta
Replies: 178
Views: 3122

Re: Tule to Peralta

Oh what the heck. If Drewsbitch can commit, I'm pretty low on brain cells myself. :D But I'm definitely leaning towards that 2 day backpack option. I can take a group in from Peralta on Friday and do a key swap. Good point Kurt on keeping the keys around the vehicles. Maybe tough it out on day 1 and...

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