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by toddak
Aug 13 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering

Its always the knuckleheads who ruin it for everyone
by toddak
Jul 24 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner+ Canyon recommendations in Oak Creek, Sedona and West Clear Creek areas
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Beginner+ Canyon recommendations in Oak Creek, Sedona and West Clear Creek areas

If you don't have it already, pick up a copy of Todd Martin's book Arizona Technical Canyoneering . It has all the info you need to put together a solid progression of increasingly challenging canyons. Chapter 2 alone lists 21 Mogollon Plateau canyons, many of which should already be within your abi...
by toddak
Jul 06 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Mt Charleston primitive camping w/ car
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Mt Charleston primitive camping w/ car

I've camped along Mack's Canyon Road off Highway 156 at about 7500', decent.
by toddak
Jun 28 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: 2 person inflatable boat - best bang for the buck
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

Re: 2 person inflatable boat - best bang for the buck

I've used a Sea Eagle inflatable kayak for years on flatwater and easy rapids. Very durable. I wouldn't say its light (~40 lbs) but I can fit it in a large backpack.
by toddak
Jun 09 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Grasshopper wrote:The Rim Road (FR300) is not presently closed for driving access, correct?
As I drove by I got a quick look at two official-looking trucks parked in the road, it appeared that they may have been controlling access. Not sure though.
by toddak
Jun 08 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Hiked a ways down Clover Creek this afternoon, which is a short distance west of the fire. The huge smoke plume was clearly visible to the NE but there was no smell of smoke at all, so the prevailing winds must be in that direction. All the forest roads on the east side of Highway 87 were blocked or...
by toddak
May 30 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Parking North End of Passage 34
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Parking North End of Passage 34

Check the AZ Trail website for info on how to "put in" on the southern end of the segment https://aztrail.org/azt-detour-near-flagstaff/ For the northern end of the passage, I contacted Babbitt Ranch about leaving a car at the trailhead, they had no problem with it and my car was fine left for 2 day...
by toddak
Apr 08 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

I still use my old Garmin venture etrex HC, although I don't do anything more sophisticated than loading some waypoints to use as sanity checks when hiking in unfamiliar or difficult terrain. When my PC running Windows 10 Home couldn't find it, Garmin help said I would have to connect it to my old W...
by toddak
Apr 01 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Doll Baby TH to LF Ranch, River Route
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Doll Baby TH to LF Ranch, River Route

This isn't a GPS track but it's pretty close, and the route is pretty obvious.
AZT 25 approach.JPG
by toddak
Mar 07 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1747

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Earlier this week MTB-ing near Daisy Mtn I got within a couple feet of rolling right past / over a rattling, coiled, ready-to-rumble worm on the edge of the trail. Previously I would have scoffed at the idea of gaiters, but my mind is a bit more open now.
by toddak
Mar 04 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Trans-Mazatzal hike this Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Trans-Mazatzal hike this Spring

Thanks Karl. Your triplogs are a great source of info for this route. I'm going to move the proposed date back one weekend. It's looking like early April works best for my schedule, but I'm still flexible for late March and most of April. If anyone has specific dates they'd prefer (including weekday...
by toddak
Feb 18 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Trans-Mazatzal hike this Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Trans-Mazatzal hike this Spring

Looking for anyone interested in doing a car swap to set up a full crossing of the Mazatzal Mountains between the Barnhardt #43 trailhead on the east and Horseshoe Dam on the west. Stats are approximately 28 miles and 5000' (west-to-east) / 3000' (east-to-west) AEG. I'm planning to do this as a day ...
by toddak
Feb 16 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

Check the AZT Trail Angels page. I used an angel a few months back for a shuttle, he was heavenly.

https://aztrail.org/explore/trail-angels/
by toddak
Feb 05 2019 7:14 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections

And don't forget about the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass, Passage 11b as listed on the AZT website. If ya gotta do both Flagstaff passages, ya gotta do both Catalina passages.
by toddak
Jan 14 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

@ddgrunning I believe the gate is about 1.75 miles off the highway, just before FR552 starts contouring around the east & north sides of the 8490' peak as it climbs up and around into Lockett. Depending on recent snowfall and how many other vehicles have been driving the roads, 4WD / snow tires may...
by toddak
Jan 07 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

Snowshoeing up the road to Lockett Meadow is very nice when the snow is fresh. You can park at the locked gate at the bottom of the hill, leaving about 3 miles / 1000' up to Lockett, then on into the Inner Basin if you have the energy.
by toddak
Dec 12 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 929

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

I can't find any details about this on the AZT site or elsewhere - anyone have more info? No doubt it will take some time to plan, but I would definitely be up for helping construct the new route.
by toddak
Dec 05 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 929

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

Oh sure, right after I do the 1-star road walk...
by toddak
Sep 05 2018 8:12 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT in a Day!
Replies: 27
Views: 2407

Re: AZT in a Day!

@tibber
I went ahead and signed up to do both 50 and 51. I'll be going NOBO, camping at Doll Baby the night before, and I've got a pickup arranged at Pine. And I'm not on FB.
by toddak
Sep 05 2018 7:03 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT in a Day!
Replies: 27
Views: 2407

Re: AZT in a Day!

It looks like someone has now signed up for both sections 50 and 51, although 50 is yellow highlighted, not sure what that means. I'll keep an eye on the sign up page, I can do either or both of those sections.

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