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by nonot
Nov 06 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Water in west Superstitions, near Aylors Caballo Camp (intersection Bull Pass & Dutchmans)
Replies: 7

Re: Water in west Superstitions, near Aylors Caballo Camp (intersection Bull Pass & Dutchmans)

There is an advanced HAZ map search filter to show recent water reports. None were filed directly for the area of your itinerary but several people report water in the creeks in the general western Supes area following the last rainstorm maybe 2 weeks ago. Even if it is drying out I wouldn't be surp...
by nonot
Nov 04 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronado NF seeks input on Catalina plan
Replies: 12

Re: Coronado NF seeks input on Catalina plan

Brushy Springs trail is also being decommissioned, although it was an unpopular hike for the HAZ community.
by nonot
Nov 04 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Thanksgiving Suggestions for sections
Replies: 5

Re: Thanksgiving Suggestions for sections

Something to be mindful of is that October and November backpack planning is difficult for Arizona. The long term (week+ out) weather forecasts are nearly always incorrect. It is often useful to have both a "cold weather plan" and a "hot weather plan", and to wait until a day or ...
by nonot
Oct 15 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Bass tanks location
Replies: 4

Re: Bass tanks location

Along the South Bass trail, about a half mile to a mile below the junction with Tonto trail (along the segment of trail going to the river) the South Bass trail goes through a section of the canyon with a black, rock bottom that is full of all sorts of cracks. Within those cracks, water will hold fo...
by nonot
Oct 08 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water in copper canyon GC
Replies: 4

Re: Water in copper canyon GC

I don't think you can reach the river from Copper Canyon. There are a few ways that have been reported to reach the mine, the easiest is supposed to be an old horse trail that descends, starting from Tonto trail on the east side of the canyon, slightly east of where Tonto trail starts to bend to the...
by nonot
Oct 07 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 929

Re: Hiking vehicles

@toddak If it is something you are seriously considering, I image that you could do suspension swap and put off road tires on to improve the off-road experience (at loss of further mpg and lighter wallet). I myself am debating a future approach to #vanlife camping vs towing a camping trailer. You s...
by nonot
Sep 28 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Photo of Apache-Sitgreaves
Replies: 7

Re: Photo of Apache-Sitgreaves

@Alston_Neal
Chums just looked at the photo's header data.
by nonot
Sep 27 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Photo of Apache-Sitgreaves
Replies: 7

Re: Photo of Apache-Sitgreaves

I spent awhile trying to align the features but I could not identify the location. It seems too Granite-y to be along the Blue, and the Blue river cut a canyon wider than is shown. I would have guessed the Gila National Forest, if this was pixel trivia.
by nonot
Sep 26 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: I-17
Replies: 74

Re: I-17

big_load wrote:over-speed vehicles
You've been lucky.

I have never driven that section of I-17 where driving over the speed limit was even possible. I am always stuck doing 20-40 mph when it's a 75 mph limit.
by nonot
Sep 21 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bright Angel Creek water temperature & flow in Phantom Ranch area- Tonto - South Kaibab, AZ :: Question by jpascale
Replies: 4

Re: Bright Angel Creek water temperature & flow in Phantom Ranch area- Tonto - South Kaibab, AZ :: Question by jpascale

I would answer your question as no. Bright Angel Creek only is useful if you get there, and based on the way you are asking about it, it suggests your body is unable to tolerate the heat on the long hike it takes to reach it. Since Bright Angel Creek simply doesn't exist along the hike to reach it, ...
by nonot
Sep 14 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cuff Button Trail #276
Replies: 3

Re: Cuff Button Trail #276

I have no definite info, but to add to Chumley's point. I imagine that the TNF will probably use the recent fire as the excuse to decommission many of the remaining trails in the East Superstitions or portions of them - West Pinto (central portion), Spencer Spring, Cuff Button, maybe portions of Cam...
by nonot
Aug 26 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Designated dispersed camping - West Sedona
Replies: 4

Re: Designated dispersed camping - West Sedona

Thanks for posting all the maps Joe, from my interpretation it doesn't seem like this will affect the hiking and backpacking community much at all as the newly closed camping areas are not near established hiking trails. Technically, there are areas near hiking trails listed as closed in this order,...
by nonot
Aug 22 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Is this idea feasible?
Replies: 7

Re: Is this idea feasible?

June is a pleasant time to hike the high elevation segments of AZT, which applies to many of the sections north of Pine, and a few segments south of there. But attempting the whole trail would be inadvisable. By that time of year AZT sections below 5500 ft elevation will be too hot to be pleasant, a...
by nonot
Aug 17 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Highline National Recreation Trail
Replies: 5

Re: Highline National Recreation Trail

@xsproutx :lol:
A light dusting of snow adds to the scenery, but many novice backpackers will struggle with anything heavier. I err on the side of caution with new members that have no triplogs.
by nonot
Aug 17 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Highline National Recreation Trail
Replies: 5

Re: Highline National Recreation Trail

Just as FYI: All hikes have a "Preferred" area in the description, where the author suggests the best times to visit. It appears on the upper right (if using a computer web browser). Also, if you click on the triplogs for a hike, the top part of the triplogs screen gives the breakdown of h...
by nonot
Aug 16 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Best place to start a hike to Reavis Ranch?
Replies: 12

Re: Best place to start a hike to Reavis Ranch?

Reavis Ranch is generally considered to be out of season this time of year, and is far more popular in fall and spring when the temperatures are more enjoyable, but regardless of when you visit your basic options generally are 6 trailheads (THs). I believe all approach options are heavily impacted b...
by nonot
Jul 18 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2022 Fire Season
Replies: 180

Re: 2022 Fire Season

In addition to the Walnut fire, there are (edit) 5 other fires sparked by lightning from recent storms that may affect those with hiking plans -Munds Mountain, east of Sedona, west of I17 (Committee Fire) -on the south side of government hill, in the superstitions, north of US60 (Sawtooth Fire) (edi...
by nonot
Jul 18 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR87 - aka Beeline Hwy
Replies: 82

Re: SR87 - aka Beeline Hwy

87 is closed between Shea Blvd and the loop 202 due to a downed powerline and fallen powerline tower. No ETA on the clean up or reopening, initially projected to be at least several days.
by nonot
Jul 12 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2022 Fire Season
Replies: 180

Re: 2022 Fire Season

@chumley
I would anticipate restrictions/closures of a section of FR180, and a few other roads in the area, as it's still actively burning along the road...probably in an area few care about, but I figured I'd mention it as HAZzers are the most likely to venture there.
by nonot
Jul 12 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2022 Fire Season
Replies: 180

Re: 2022 Fire Season

2800 acre, lightning caused fire in Deer Lake Canyon (tributary of Chevelon Canyon), north of Woods Canyon Lake
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8217/

Expect closures in the area, nothing yet posted.

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