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by nonot
May 19 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

@BrettVet Your comment concerned me, so I have looked into it. As far as my research shows, this portion of the CDT (middle fork from snow lake on down) appears to have been fully logged of all the debris and fallen trees. While I cannot confirm this in person, I plan to do so in about a month! (An...
by nonot
May 10 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Basecamp near Reynolds creek
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Basecamp near Reynolds creek

Grasshopper campsite #1 is nice, but might be tough to get a trailer in there, and still high clearance needed. The last 2 miles or so of road to the Billy Lawrence trailhead is strictly 4WD. As a backup plan you could probably plan to park at the Reynolds TH itself. Better camping options for trail...
by nonot
May 10 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Barracks
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: The Barracks

The exit route is nothing to worry about, assuming you find the right spot to exit. It's about 1/3rd of a mile upriver from the plaque.
by nonot
May 10 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

I have been doing research as was thinking of going in spring but changed to a summer trip. Basically - most things to the south/west of the west fork of the gila river has burned, as well as everything within about 4 miles of Mogollon Baldy Peak. That said, you can see from the trail maps which tra...
by nonot
Mar 21 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit???
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Whazzit???

@nonot Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose. It's possible the fence to the sides has either fallen into disrepair or been torn down? Some of them are quite old and no longer serve a purpose since r...
by nonot
Mar 20 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit???
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Whazzit???

flexible fences, usually for cattle. In areas where there can be flowing rivers/debris, the fence allows the crap to flow through.
by nonot
Mar 17 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Grand Canyon, the redwall layer is obvious. Can't place the exact side canyon though.

Actually, I think this is a fraud, as you have a Navajo sandstone canyon in the foreground with the Grand canyon - about mid-canyon, in the background. Probably pasted two different images together.
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

It will spike over knee deep when it rains. In general it would probably be knee deep now, but last week it would have probably been waist deep. Here's a good gauge to monitor, you can see it rose over a foot after the storm. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_defa...
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1538

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

@kenjacobsen Yes, I've almost stepped on rattlers, and on one occasion, headbutted one when crawling through some thick manzanita. One struck at me when I had no choice but to jump over it. For the most part, snakes are scared of you. Show them respect and give them a wide berth. On a surprise enco...
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trip Help - 5 days hiking Sedona or ?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Trip Help - 5 days hiking Sedona or ?

Sedona has good hiking accessible from paved roads. Not sure you will find much backpacking in the area with only rental vehicle access. There's also good hiking in the Flagstaff area. Maybe do a few days in each city?
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

We did the trip in July, I think. The crossings at that time were about calf to knee deep in the middle fork, and the same except one crossing up to about thigh deep on the west fork. So bring shoes that you can hike in wet - there are too many crossing to make changing shoes practical. I do not thi...
by nonot
Feb 22 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions in a Winter Storm
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Superstitions in a Winter Storm

Chums stated it pretty well. Your biggest problem is hypothermia. Do you know how to avoid hypothermia? Hypothermia will be brought on if you get wet - so you need to be able to keep dry while moving. You will also need a good tent to stay dry at night. You should know how to get a fire going even w...
by nonot
Feb 03 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Ranch Trail - Water
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Reavis Ranch Trail - Water

Reavis Ranch has reliable water sources: On the south side, there is a creek that flows over the trail near the intersection with fireline. On the north side there is water a bit south of where the gap trail comes into the ranch.
by nonot
Jan 31 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Reavis / Rogers loop
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Reavis / Rogers loop

As you head north on Frog tanks you will pass a cattle trough area before you start to climb out of the canyon (somewhere near Frog Spring I think), there is a lot of room to camp there. I've also camped on Frog near the intersection with Fish Creek Canyon.
by nonot
Jan 30 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bluff Spring Mtn Summit 4041 or 4152 - West Superstitions
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Bluff Spring Mtn Summit - Western Superstitions

4152 is better for views IMO
by nonot
Jan 15 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

I think March is perfect for the lower desert, so consider a Superstitions Backpack: Peralta to Charlesbois for night 1, shuttle over to LaBarge Spring for night 2, and bring it back home via Bluff Springs.
by nonot
Jan 12 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

Years ago did a Turkey Creek, Granny Mtn, Gila River loop that was pretty nice. Trail was a bit vague on Granny mtn, Side trip up or down Turkey with a day pack is recommended ( above the hot springs, but that area is nice too). According to guide book about 46 miles recommended 6-8 days but I thin...
by nonot
Jan 07 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

skatchkins wrote:*I somehow managed to not immediately poop in the road
Hmm, that makes you smarter than 98% of the population. That means you get to join Mensa!
by nonot
Jan 07 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop

Looking at the distances, I think I traded a hefty day 3 for a hefty day 2. Going for the gap trail rather than fireline to connect to campaign is certainly going to add some miles. So big load's suggestion might be better than mine for how far you can realistically make it on day 2- there really is...
by nonot
Jan 06 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop

If you do 8 miles to Reavis on day 1, I think that means you may want to push all the way to Pinto Creek for night 2, though, as is mentioned above, the camp at fireline and campaign is nice but will leave you with a hefty day 3 (for that site, bring water from further downstream though, it is typic...

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