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by nonot
Jan 11 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

The road to sheep bridge is very rough and rocky, but the rocks are small, you just rattle your bones for like 50 minutes once you leave the pavement. Don't go with bad quality tires and bring a full sized spare just in case and I think you'll be fine. You can park at the top of the hill once you ge...
by nonot
Jan 10 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

@xsproutx
The Mazzies escaped this years' fires. With the warmer weather we've been having, I might recommend to start at sheep bridge, loop with mountain spring, and hang out along the Verde river for an extra day or two.
by nonot
Jan 10 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

Another option to consider I thought of this morning would be the Mazatzal Wilderness - for the trails along the Verde river.
by nonot
Jan 09 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hiking partner
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Hiking partner

In general people seem to do best to meet new people on HAZ by posting a group event for a specific hike on a specific day, but I hope you can find a partner!
by nonot
Jan 09 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

About the only thing that came to mind after reading your post was Big Bend National Park. Though I'd suggest to check for water reports first.
by nonot
Dec 30 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Bell on a Bicycle
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Bell on a Bicycle

Remember bicyclist yield to hikers and horses. I'm all for everyone yielding to equestrians, but realistically as both a hiker and mountain biker, I've always found the other part troublesome. Example: If a biker is approaching a hiker from behind and the hiker does not yield, what is the biker sup...
by nonot
Dec 20 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Best paper map for sale?
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Best paper map for sale?

The beartooth map is pretty solid, so I guess that's the third vote for it so far.
by nonot
Dec 18 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cheops Pyramid 5206
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Cheops Pyramid 5206

joebartels wrote: Dec 18 2020 2:25 pm the tiny never-ending pin cushion? cactus on upper-middle Utah Flats in sandals was the danger
:lol: I'd agree with that.
by nonot
Dec 18 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT and border wall
Replies: 23
Views: 1805

Re: AZT and border wall

It seems to me the main point of the article Chums posted, is that installation of the new wall in environmentally protected areas (the place it was generally able to be built without dealing with local land ownership issues - since the government owns that land), has done more to harm the animals a...
by nonot
Dec 16 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 294 Redfield Canyon
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: FR 294 Redfield Canyon

FR691 is strictly 4x4. It's also the only road that takes you all the way to Jackson Cabin and the Redfield Wilderness which is what I interpret you mean in terms of getting to "Redfield Canyon" and your reference to that road. I would like to help but can't find FR294 on the map after a few minutes...
by nonot
Dec 09 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hollin Basin (Molino Canyon)
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Hollin Basin (Molino Canyon)

There's two existing triplogs to that area (Pivo and Grottogirl) that I found, but nobody has written a description for it. If you want to share information about a hike you think others will love, I encourage you to write up a new guide for HAZ.
by nonot
Dec 07 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Road Conditions - How this category works
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Re: Road Conditions - How this category works

East TH access instructions can be found on this hike:
[ Turtle Mountain 7004 ]
by nonot
Dec 07 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Salt Trap Road leading to Safford-Morenci Trailhead
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Salt Trap Road leading to Safford-Morenci Trailhead

Solomon Pass is a very rocky road. Super high clearance is not needed but moderate high clearance is needed, unless the road up Solomon Pass has eroded more since February. Going over Solomon Pass has a bit of pucker factor in which you must commit and cannot turn around. While I wouldn't recommend ...
by nonot
Dec 02 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?

Boulder Canyon to Second Water is about 4 miles and 1200 ft AEG Bluff Springs Trail from Peralta TH to Dutchman Intersection (basically to Bluff Springs) is: 3.3 miles and 950 ft AEG. Statistically it is a little easier but in my opinion that first hill on Bluff Springs makes it just slightly harder...
by nonot
Dec 02 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?

Hmmm, if your day 1 plan is to take Dutchman to Bluff springs trail - that route trades longer miles for a less steep hike, and is also enjoyable. Bluff springs probably still makes a good target for day 1 based on your history/ability from your prior trip, and that day 1 route may be slightly easie...
by nonot
Dec 02 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?

Boulder Canyon trail starts out tough for backpackers with the climb from the marina parking, and the rock hop towards the end. Being beginner backpackers you probably learned about new muscles you didn't know you had. Bluff springs starts out with a really rough steep climb from the parking area, b...
by nonot
Nov 29 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Political
Topic: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!
Replies: 56
Views: 1788

Re: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!

Apparently the structure has already been removed, but nobody has owned up to the removal yet.
by nonot
Nov 25 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!
Replies: 56
Views: 1788

Re: I was waiting for Aliens--- They're here!

chumley wrote:I hope the white dots get painted quickly so visitors can easily find their way from the road and limit SAR use.
I am selfishly hoping the opposite, if enough SAR calls are in the area they will likely have to improve the road infrastructure, making areas of the Hayduke trail far easier to access!
by nonot
Nov 22 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources
Replies: 54
Views: 4572

Re: Best backpacking trails near Flagstaff, Payson, Pinetop?

Within the first few miles. I don't remember many good campsites once you begin to climb in earnest.

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